The Washington Center Honors Alumni and Hosts Awards Breakfast


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The Washington Center Honors Alumni and Hosts Awards Breakfast

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars and their Alumni Advisory Board introduce a new awards program to honor accomplished and remarkable alumni. On Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 The Washington Center will host a breakfast at the Residential and Academic Facility at NoMa in Washington, D.C. from 8:30 am – 10 am to recognize the first recipients of the Alumni Engagement Award and the Alumni Achievement Award.


Karen Price-Ward of The Washington Center class of ’92 is the 2013 recipient of the Alumni Engagement Award. As the first African-American woman to hold the District Marketing Manager position for Southwest Airlines and the current Corporate Community Affairs Manager for the airline, Karen is responsible for establishing and strengthening relationships with businesses, communities and political leaders. She regularly creates public relations events to manage and build the reputation of the airline. She’s been a close advocate of The Washington Center, and most notably led an initiative to provide airline vouchers for TWC students.


The 2013 recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award is T. Sean Herbert of The Washington Center class of ’89.  Mr. Herbert is a successful broadcast producer and began his journalism career at ABC News in 1988. He helped launch the weeknight edition of 60 Minutes, produced shows such as 48 Hours, CBS Evening News and features for ABC News Nightline and ESPN’s SportsCenter. A longtime supporter of The Washington Center, Mr. Herbert is a frequent speaker at TWC and has mentored many students through the years.


“Currently, we have several Alumni who have been elected to local, state, and federal positions. All of whom have attributed their success and dreams to their internship experience through The Washington Center,” said Gordon Hallas from The Washington Class of ’90 and Alumni Advisory Board Chair. “Our Alumni have become an incredible benefit to the communities they serve and represent quality leadership throughout many areas in this country and the world.”


Over 75 people are expected to attend the breakfast. Photos are available upon request. For more information contact Korenna Cline at or by phone at (703) 299–3404.


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 over 50,000 alumni who have become leaders in numerous professions and nations around the world. It was established in 1975.



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