Alumni | The Washington Center

Internship Spotlight: A Semester at Double R Productions

Christian Holm
February 10, 2015

Like many of their peers, three newly minted TWC alumni returned to their campuses this spring to start classes. But these three students, Majdal Sobeh, Stephani Pantoja and Jeffrey Ohene Darko, carried with them a decided advantage: real-world experience from their fall 2014 internship at Double R Productions in Washington, D.C.


Renee Rhodes '14 Urges Spring Students to Make The Semester Count

Renee Rhodes
February 02, 2015

Only two months ago, Renee Rhodes ‘14 was an intern at the National Archives, having since graduated from Lubbock Christian University in Texas. As she prepares for what lies ahead after graduation, Rhodes wanted to take a look back at what made her time at TWC so meaningful, hoping to help this semester’s cohort of students make the most of the semester.


Fall 2014 Commencement

Christian Holm
December 11, 2014

More than 400 students from dozens of countries completed their whirlwind semester in Washington on Monday, Dec. 8, during the fall 2014 Commencement ceremony.


The traditional format of the event began with a bit of a twist. Ricca Louissant (Institution: Governors State University, Illinois; Internship: Guide Consulting Services) recited an original poem reflecting on the past three months, eliciting laughter and cheers from the crowd.

Alumni Holiday Party Raises Money for Civic Engagement Scholars Program

Christian Holm
December 08, 2014

Nothing says “The Holidays” like good food, friends and shiny technology toys everywhere. That’s exactly what The Washington Center’s alumni got at the 2014 Alumni Holiday Party at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center on Dec. 4.


Alumni Spotlight - Isaiah Boswell '14: How I Got a Job in D.C

Isaiah Boswell
November 24, 2014

Several months must pass before Isaiah Boswell completes his degree at Pennsylvania’s Dickinson College, but he’s already got a great job waiting for him after graduation. He shares how a pinch of curiosity, a dash of determination and an assist from TWC made it happen in this article.


The Right Approach: Learning Etiquette and People Skills at ConnectTWC

Christian Holm
November 10, 2014

Networking is tough. Walking the fine line between friendly socializing and making critical career connections is no easy task.


Alumni Spotlight: Emmy Award Winning TV Executive Patrick Ignozzi

Christian Holm
October 14, 2014

Patrick Ignozzi ’90 came to The Washington Center as a criminal law major eyeing a career in the legal field. He left the nation’s capital well on his way to becoming one of daytime television’s most successful producers, winning an Emmy Award as the producer of ABC’s “The View.” Patrick is currently ABC’s vice president of syndication and development.


Alumni Spotlight: Max Gigle '08 on the Importance of Making Connections in DC

Christian Holm
October 06, 2014

After spending a semester with The Washington Center in 2008, it took Max Gigle just a handful of years to break into Capitol Hill’s inner circle. His internship with American Turkish Council helped lead to a staff assistant position with former U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT). Less than half a decade later, Gigle’s still a fixture on the Hill, serving as communications director for Rep. Sanford D. Bishop (D-GA).


Alumni Spotlight: Award Winner Heather Mizeur Talks Politics with TWC

Christian Holm
October 02, 2014

When John Kerry’s campaign advisors looked for an innovative legislative whiz to construct the health care plank of his 2004 presidential platform, they found one in their own back yard: 10-year Capitol Hill veteran Heather Mizeur ’94.


Twin Brothers from Westfield State University Learn History by Living in History

Jennifer Kolb
September 11, 2014

Westfield State University bolsters The Washington Center every semester with a motivated cohort of students who come here to leave their mark in DC. Westfield had us seeing double this summer when two of these students, twin brothers John and Patrick Bartel, arrived in Washington to pursue their careers in education.