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Friday, April 1st, 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Interviewing finalists from Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania

This panel will convene at 9:00 am. 

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 Truman Scholars Association generously sponsors the dinners for all finalists. 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

W. Wilson Goode, Sr., Chair -- President, Amachi, Inc.; Former Mayor of Philadelphia

Bradley Bridge -- Assistant Defender, Defender Association of Philadelphia

Steven Chanenson -- Professor, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law; 1986 Truman Scholar

Akbar Hossain -- Judicial Law Clerk, U.S. District Courts, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 2012 Truman Scholar

Renee Hughes -- President & CEO, Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc.

Gail Weilheimer -- Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; 1990 Truman Scholar

Dr. Terry Babcock-Lumish -- Executive Secretary, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation; 1996 Truman Scholar

Tara Yglesias, Secretary -- Deputy Executive Secretary, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation; 1993 Truman Scholar