UNH and TWC Mark 40th Year of Partnership

UNH and TWC Mark 40th Year of Partnership

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Christian Holm
September 21, 2016

This week, The Washington Center and the University of New Hampshire celebrated the 40th year of their partnership.


UNH has been one of TWC’s most impactful champions over the past 40 years, providing high quality students, faculty support and valuable guidance that continually enriches the organization. UNH alumni are equally committed to TWC’s mission after they leave, providing generous mentorship to students, volunteering for LEAD programming, serving as internship site supervisors and much more.


The UNH/TWC partnership by the numbers:


  • Nearly 800 participants over the past 40 years
  • More than 50 percent of students received financial assistance in the past 2 years
  • One of the longest serving continuous TWC partnerships

Here’s what UNH Liaison Paula DiNardo has to say about the impact this partnership continues to have on UNH students and alumni:


“For 40 years UNH has partnered exclusively with The Washington Center for internships and academic seminars in Washington D.C. because of the strength of the academic components of the experience and the support offered to our students. Our faculty rave about the academic rigor of the classes and seminars. Students are guided and mentored every step of the way, being challenged to dig deeper, listen more carefully and think more critically. Students who do this program return to UNH as more mature and professional, polished and poised, ready to work hard in the career or graduate school of their choice. Our alumni are eager network with and mentor our interns because they know just how much of a life-changing experience TWC is.”


Notable UNH alumni who have completed programs through TWC:


Jocelyn Bissonnette, National Association of Federally Impacted Schools
Kathleen Capstick, Rep. Niki Tsongas
Melanie Condon, National Conference of State Legislatures
Geoffrey Cunningham , White House Correspondent, Saudi Press Agency
Sam DiSesa, U.S Navy Intelligence Officer
Jackie Lewis, EFL Teacher at the Kigali Language Exchange in Kigali, Rwanda
Tory Mazzola, Public Relations, Bauer Hockey
Thomas Parisi, Federal Communication Commission
Ally Priest, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen
Taylor Reidy, Sen. Kelly Ayotte


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