April 1, 2013
Interviewing finalists from Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina
Georgia Department of Agriculture
Rooms 201 and 300B
19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. SW
Atlanta, GA 30334
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 on Friday, February 22nd; 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.
The Atlanta dinner will be hosted by Akofa Bonsi Wallace. Contact Akofa at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Stacey Abrams, Chair -- House Minority Leader for the Georgia State Assembly; 1994 Truman Scholar
Scott Holcomb -- Georgia State Representative, 81st District
Marilyn Metzler -- Senior Analyst, Social Determinants of Health Equity CDC/Division of Violence Prevention, Office of the Director; 1996 Truman Scholar
Bob Morgan – President and CEO, Charlotte, NC Chamber of Commerce
Gordon Streeb -- Former Associate Executive Director for Peace Programs, The Carter Center; Former Ambassador to Zambia; Professor, Emory University
Sharon “Nyota” Tucker – Chief of Staff and University Counsel, Albany State University; Trustee, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
Andrew Rich, Secretary -- Executive Secretary, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation; 1991 Truman Scholar