March 27, 2013
Interviewing finalists from Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee
Sarratt Student Center
Rooms 331 and 333
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 Nashville dinner will be hosted by Kendra Key. Please contact her at email@example.com if you have additional questions.
Hazel O'Leary, Chair -- Former President, Fisk University
David Cooley -- Principal, Cooley Public Strategies; 1982 Truman Scholar
Ravi Gupta -- Founding Director, Nashville Prep Charter School; 2004 Truman Scholar
Howard Hawk -- Circuit Judge; 1978 Truman Scholar
James Henderson -- Judge/Executive, Simpson County, KY Fiscal Court; Trustee, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
Brother Rogers -- Associate Director, Stennis Center for Public Service; 1985 Truman Scholar
Wendy Thompson -- Vice Chancellor for Effectiveness and Strategic Initiatives, Tennessee Board of Regents
Andrew Rich, Secretary -- Executive Secretary, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation; 1991 Truman Scholar