The Washington Center and Senate President Rosenberg Recognize 17-Year Partnership with Massachusetts
Boston, MA – The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars and Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg celebrated a 17-year state partnership with the commonwealth at an evening reception at the Parker House hotel on Tuesday, April 5th.
Rosenberg, TWC alumna Michaela Quimby and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Vice President of State Government & Regulatory Affairs Mike Caljouw spoke with Massachusetts alumni, state legislators and corporate sponsors to raise awareness about the impact of state funding on Massachusetts students.
TWC’s Senior Vice President of State Relations David Anderson presented President Rosenberg with the Massachusetts Leadership Award, recognizing his commitment to higher education and support of young Massachusetts scholars. TWC President Mike Smith also thanked Rosenberg and the commonwealth for their support and laid out what lies ahead for the partnership.
“Every year our alumni base in Massachusetts grows stronger, with more and more young alums doing great things for their communities and for their country. We’re here tonight because we have a lot of people and partners to thank for that and we couldn’t do it without them,” said Smith.
Following Smith’s remarks, Quimby relayed the enormous impact that experiential education can have on a young Bay Stater’s career.
“Interning in Washington, D.C. helped me discover a passion for education and advocacy that I never knew existed. Now I’m here championing experiential education for a new generation of students – it’s really great to see things come full circle,” Quimby said. “It’s an honor to be a part of this talented alumni network and continue the push for Massachusetts students to have access to the same opportunities I had.”
To date, funding from Massachusetts has helped more than 1,000 public university students attend The Washington Center’s semester program.
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About The Washington Center
The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization that serves hundreds of colleges and universities in the United States and other countries by providing selected students challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C., for academic credit. The largest program of its kind, The Washington Center has more than 50,000 alumni who have become leaders in numerous professions and nations around the world. It was established in 1975.