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FEATURED ALUMNI

Featured Alumni articles profile a handful of the more than 15,000 individuals who have participated in one or more TFAS program since our founding in 1967. A sample of our alumni illustrates how far TFAS can reach into the world of politics, government, business and the media. Our alumni work in all of these sectors promoting freedom in the U.S. and around the world. Read about a few of our alumni below:

Featured Alumni
FEATURED ALUMNUS: STATE REPRESENTATIVE KEN RIZER (ICPES 86)

Featured Alumnus: State Representative Ken Rizer (ICPES 86) As an air force cadet and young TFAS student Ken Rizer (ICPES 86) interned on Capitol Hill in the U.S. House  ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNUS: PAUL GLADER (IPJ 99, AIPES 00)

FEATURED ALUMNUS: PAUL GLADER (IPJ 99, AIPES 00)
 As a college student from South Dakota, Paul Glader (IPJ 99, AIPES 00) thought his dream was to get a job at a regional newspaper in the... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNUS: CONGRESSMAN DAVID ROUZER (IBGA 93, AIPES 94)

Featured Alumnus: Congressman David Rouzer (IBGA 93, AIPES 94) On Jan. 6, 2015 TFAS alumnus David Rouzer (IBGA 93, AIPES 94) was sworn in as one of 58 new members ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNA: MOLLIE HEMMINGWAY (NOVAK 04)

Featured Alumna: Mollie Hemmingway (Novak 04)Former Robert Novak Journalism Fellow Mollie Hemingway (Novak 04) has evolved in her journalism career from working at small newspapers, to becoming a Novak Fellow in 2004 ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNA: KATIE BOOTHROYD (IPVS 08)

FEATURED ALUMNA: KATIE BOOTHROYD (IPVS 08)
 Alumna Katie Boothroyd (IPVS 08) jokes that when she graduated from college with an English degree in 2008, she had two choices in a very uncertain job market ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNUS: SHANT BOYAJIAN (LSI 08)

FEATURED ALUMNUS: SHANT BOYAJIAN (LSI 08)
 Many TFAS alumni say they will never forget the relationships they formed with their peers, professors and staff during their program ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNUS: THOMAS SILEO (NOVAK 10)

FEATURED ALUMNUS: THOMAS SILEO (Novak 10)
 After eight years in the TV business, journalist Thomas Sileo decided that media coverage of day-to-day lives of U.S. military members ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNUS: ADAM KWASMAN (CSF 04)

Featured Alumnus: Adam Kwasman (CSF 04)
 Adam Kwasman always knew he loved politics, but TFAS Capital Semester was for him the glue that molded together all the tools to fight for important principles ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNUS: BRITT BEEMER

FEATURED ALUMNUS: BRITT BEEMER (ICPES 71)
 Britt Beemer attended the TFAS Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems in 1971, when it was referred to as the Charles ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNUS: JEFF KANE (ICPES 72)

FEATURED ALUMNUS: JEFF KANE (ICPES 72)
  According to Jeff Kane, when he came to The Fund for American Studies in the summer of 1972 he already knew there was some level of bias in colleges across the country ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNA: BRITTANY PARTRIDGE

FEATURED ALUMNA: BRITTANY PARTRIDGE
  When Brittany Partridge came to Washington, D.C. to attend the Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES) she ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNUS: PETER FELDMAN

FEATURED ALUMNUS: PETER FELDMAN
  When Peter Feldman (IPVS 2004, LSI 2007) reflects on the lessons he learned as a TFAS student in the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNA: JESSICA RAY (IPJ 07)

Featured AlumnA: Jessica Ray (IPJ 07)
“I knew spending eight weeks living and interning in Washington, D.C. was going to be a life-changing experience, but I learned even more than I anticipated,” said TFAS alumna Jessica (Eggan) Ray ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNUS: KEVIN SEIFERT (ICPES 06)

FEATURED ALUMNUS: KEVIN SEIFERT (ICPES 06)
Few things could be more exciting during an election year than working directly for someone on the presidential ticket. Kevin Seifert, a 2006 alumnus ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNA: MARY CASLIN ROSS (ICPES 72)

FEATURED ALUMNA: MARY CASLIN ROSS (ICPES 72)
In 1972, Mary Caslin Ross was a sophomore at St. John’s University in New York, studying political science, when she met fellow ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNA: CAROLINE NIELSON DECKER (B 92)

FEATURED ALUMNA: CAROLINE NIELSON DECKER (IBGA 92)
“I really loved Washington. I caught the bug and wanted to come back,” said Caroline Nielson Decker (IBGA 92), vice president of legislative affairs at the American Trucking Associations ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNUS: ARPITA NEPAL (HK 07)

FEATURED ALUMNA: ARPITA NEPAL (AIPE 07)
Arpita Nepal (AIPE 07) is an alumna of the Asia Institute on Political Economy (AIPE) in Hong Kong, but even before attending the program Ms. Nepal had a strong interest in the ideas of free-market economics, and in taking action on those ideas of free-market economics ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNUS: VERN MCKINLEY (E 84)

FEATURED ALUMNUS: VERN MCKINLEY (ICPES 84)
Vern McKinley (ICPES 84) has been involved with TFAS for more than 25 years. A 1984 alumnus of The Fund’s Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES), McKinley began his time with TFAS interning with the Senate Republican Policy Committee ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNA: ALLISON HOLMES (B 07)

FEATURED ALUMNA: ALLISON HOLMES (IBGA 07)
Allison Holmes (IBGA 07) came to Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2007 to participate in The Fund for American Studies’ Institute on Business and Government Affairs. Her internship was with Alticor, Inc (Amway) and was an experience Holmes says paved ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNI: KENNETH KLATT (E 70)

FEATURED ALUMNI: KENNETH KLATT (ICPES 70)
Kenneth Klatt (ICPES 70) has been with TFAS from the beginning. A student in the very first TFAS class in 1970, Klatt became a founding member of the Alumni Council when it was formed in 2003 ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNI: ANTHONY SHOP (ICPES 03)

FEATURED ALUMNI: ANTHONY SHOP (ICPES 03)
It’s 7 a.m. on a chilly fall morning in Washington. TFAS alumnus Anthony Shop (ICPES 03) is full of energy as he directs a film crew and a handful of TFAS staff members in preparation for a busy day shooting alumni ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNI: CHRISTIE FOGARTY (B 03)

FEATURED ALUMNI: CHRISTIE FOGARTY (IBGA 03)
As a marketing and psychology major, Christie Phillips Fogarty (IBGA 03) had spent much of her collegiate career at the University of Notre Dame ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNI: CHRIS WILSON (E 90)

FEATURED ALUMNI: CHRIS WILSON (ICPES 90)
Chris Wilson (ICPES 90) attended the Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems (ICPES) in 1990 at The Fund for American Studies. Today he is CEO of one of the largest and most successful ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNI: NICHOLAS BALLASY (J 07)

FEATURED ALUMNI: NICHOLAS BALLASY (IPJ 07)
Every aspiring journalist is in search of a career-making interview. Many go for years without a break, but for TFAS alumnus Nicholas Ballasy, interviewing heavy weights like former President Bill Clinton is just ... READ MORE



Chris Hull & Maureen Suda

FEATURED ALUMNI: CHRIS HULL (E 91) AND MAUREEN SUDA (B 90)
 TFAS has seen many changes in its programs over the past 45 years. Each summer holds something new for the students. But, with every passing summer, there ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNI: JAMESON LAMIE (A 08)

FEATURED ALUMNI: JAMESON LAMIE (AIPES 08)
 For Jameson Lamie (AIPES 08), participating in the American Institute on Political and Economic Systems in Prague in 2008 was, simply put, “the best cultural experience of my life” ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNI: ELIZABETH DONATELLI (J 02)

FEATURED ALUMNI: ELIZABETH DONATELLI (IPJ 02)
 Elizabeth Donatelli (IPJ 02) is a political reporter for WAVE-TV in Louisville, Ky. where she has covered a wide range of topics from the election of Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) to the current state budget crisis. ... READ MORE



Featured Alumni - Bryan Wood

FEATURED ALUMNI: BRYAN WOOD (IBGA 06)
 2006 Institute on Business and Government Affairs alumnus Bryan Wood always had a deep appreciation for politics. Through his TFAS internship at the Aerospace Industries Association, Wood was allowed to regularly attend hearings and markups on Capitol Hill. While a lot of people are... READ MORE



Featured Alumni: Libby George

FEATURED ALUMNI: LIBBY GEORGE (IPJ 02, ICPES 04)
 “TFAS gave me my first ‘real’ taste with news writing and reporting,” said Libby George, an alumna of the Institute on Political Journalism (IPJ) and the International Institute for Political and Economic Studies (IIPES). In fact she says the people that she met at her TFAS... READ MORE



Featured Alumni: Sterling Meyers (CSS 08)

FEATURED ALUMNI: STERLING MEYERS (CSS 08) TFAS recruits the best and brightest students from across the globe, so it is no surprise that many of them choose to participate in post-undergraduate programs, seeking to continue ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNI: JAMES H RITCHIE (E 83)

FEATURED ALUMNI: JAMES H RITCHIE (ICPES 83)
 As the great-grandson of Italian immigrants, James H. Ritchie's family instilled in him a commitment to the American belief in equal opportunity and a duty to assist in the advancement of our nation; principles that ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNI: VICTOR BIEBIGHAUSER (E 74)

FEATURED ALUMNI: VICTOR BIEBIGHAUSER (ICPES 74)
 Victor Biebighauser (ICPES 74) was not particularly fond of economics before his summer with TFAS in 1974. Thanks to Dr. George Viksnins, however, Biebighauser soon changed ... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNI: ANDRIY MAKSYMOVYCH (A 07)

FEATURED ALUMNI: ANDRIY MAKSYMOVYCH (AIPES 07)
 Over the years, many students have cited TFAS programs as a stepping stone to their careers. 25 year old Andriy Maksymovych (AIPES 07) not only credits TFAS with helping him to get his career off the ground grassroots group... READ MORE



Featured Alumni: Armando Regil

FEATURED ALUMNI: ARMANDO REGIL (CSF 07)
 Armando Regil has accomplished more in his 25 years than most people do in a lifetime. Regil wrote his first book in 2004 at 19. In 2007, Regil attended Capital Semester Fall with TFAS, followed by... READ MORE



FEATURED ALUMNI: JUSTICE ROBERT CUPP

FEATURED ALUMNI: JUSTICE ROBERT CUPP (ICPES 71)
 In 2006, Justice Robert Cupp was elected to the Ohio Supreme Court after serving in the Ohio Court of Appeals. Justice Cupp’s extraordinary legal career also includes serving in the Ohio Senate... READ MORE



Mary Ellen Burke (J 05)

FEATURED ALUMNI: MARY ELLEN BURKE (IPJ 05)
 In her role as State Communications Manager, Mary Ellen Burke (IPJ 05) focuses on strategic communication messaging and media outreach for the free market grassroots group... READ MORE



Featured Alumni - Freed

FEATURED ALUMNI: JONATHAN FREED (IPJ 88)
While most of us only dream of front row seats during our time's most significant events, Jonathan Freed repeatedly witnessed history in the making during his 20 years as a journalist... READ MORE



Featured Alumni - Easton

FEATURED ALUMNI: MICHELLE EASTON (ICPES 73
Seventeen years ago, Michelle Easton (ICPES 73) had a dream to cultivate strong, intelligent, conservative women. She formed the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute in 1993, and since then, the Institute... READ MORE



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