WASHINGTON — The Penn State School of International Affairs (SIA) last month celebrated the 10th anniversary of its first graduating class with an alumni reunion in Washington, D.C.
More than 70 guests — a mix of alumni, current and prospective students, faculty, staff, advisory board members, and family — helped the school mark the milestone with a day of special events, which included a panel discussion at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), guided tour of the National Geographic Museum, networking lunch in the city, and celebration dinner. The event kicked off SIA’s new strategic focus to make Washington the center of its alumni activities.
“The majority of our graduates work in the political, military, diplomatic or international development spheres and will settle in D.C for at least part of their career,” said Scott Gartner, SIA director and professor of international affairs. “Our focus at SIA is always on the students, from past to future, and this is about meeting our alumni where they are.”