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Monday, March 30, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia
Interviewing finalists from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina

Location TBD

This panel will convene at 8:30 a.m.

For the past several years, the Truman Scholars Association (an organization of Truman Scholar alumni) has hosted pre-interview dinners in the interview cities the night prior to the finalist interviews. The dinners are informal, fun, optional events for the finalists and a few Truman alumni hosts (interview panelists do not attend). The dinner locations are chosen at relatively inexpensive restaurants close to the venue where the students will be interviewed, and each person attending the dinner covers his or her own meal and transportation expenses. All finalists will be contacted by their interview city’s Truman host shortly after the official finalist announcement; if you wish to attend the dinner, please plan to be available for dinner around 7 p.m. in your interview city the evening before your interview.

Panel Members
Stacey Abrams, Chair -- House Minority Leader for the Georgia State Assembly; 1994 Truman Scholar
Mark Cannon -- Chief of Staff, APCO International; 1984 Truman Scholar
Marilyn Metzler -- Senior Analyst, Social Determinants of Health Equity CDC/Division of Violence Prevention, Office of the Director; 1996 Truman Scholar
Gordon Streeb -- Former Associate Executive Director for Peace Programs, The Carter Center; Former Ambassador to Zambia; Professor, Emory University
Robert van der Velde -- Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Palm Beach State College; 1977 Truman Scholar
Chris Young -- Executive Director, CIFAL Atlanta (UN Institute for Training and Research) and UNITAR Associated Fellow; 1999 Truman Scholar
Andrew Rich, Secretary -- Executive Secretary, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation; 1991 Truman Scholar