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Thirty Lafayette students are in Washington, D.C., for the fourth annual Career Weekend, an intensive program featuring a variety of programs and meetings with Lafayette alumni and others who provide an insider’s view of careers and life in the Nation’s Capital.

The program is conducted by the Washington chapter of the Lafayette College Alumni Association, co-chaired by Pamela Gaary Holran ’88 and Jeffrey McCafferty ’89. The secretary/treasurer is Peter T. Holran ’87.

Here are highlights of the students’ itinerary for this extraordinary weekend:

Thursday, March 30

Washington, D.C., Alumni Chapter Dinner, Luigi’s Restaurant

Friday, March 31

Congressional Policy Breakfast, Longworth House Office Building — Featuring speakers Mark Dion for U.S. Representative Pat Toomey, Republican of Pennsylvania’s 15th District, and Alan L. Hoffman ’88, chief of staff for U.S. Senator Joseph Biden, Jr., Democrat of Delaware

Tour of the United States Capitol, including the floor of House of Representatives, Statuary Hall, and the Rotunda

Luncheon with White House Fellows, American Forest and Paper Association – Hosted by Trustee Frederick S. Benson III ’59, vice president, federal and international affairs, Weyerhaeuse Co.

Panel Discussion: “Regulatory and Policy Issues for Telecommunications Industry,” Federal Communications Commission – Panelists include Trustee Riley K. Temple ’71, partner in the law firm of Halprin, Temple, Goodman & Maher; Peter G. Jacoby ’81, vice president for Congressional affairs, AT&T; D’Wana Terry ’87, chief, Public Safety and Private Wireless Division, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau of the FCC; and Susan Fox ’88, deputy chief for policy for the Mass Media Bureau, FCC

DUCK Tour of Washington – A land/water tour in a restored 1942 amphibious military personnel carriers

Saturday, April 1

Presentation on Public Policy and Public Relations, “How the Media is Used to Influence Public Policy” – By Howard G. Paster, chairman and chief executive officer, Hill and Knowlton

Panel Discussion “Transitioning to Washington, D.C.: Recent Grads’ Perspectives” – Hosted by Pamela Holran ’88, Peter Holran ’87, and Michael Higdon ’99. Panelists include Scott Harris ’94, David Kiefer ’95, Lisa Henriques ’98, Nalisha Mehta ’98, Amy Spanbauer ’98, and Christina Griffin ’99.

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