PALM BEACH STATE HOSTS CONGRESS TO CAMPUS
Former Congressmen Dennis Hertel (D-MI) and Bob Walker (R-PA) visited on February 17-19, 2013 with students from Palm Beach State College as part of the Congress to Campus program. This program, co-sponsored by the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress, brings a bipartisan pair of former Members of Congress to college campuses to discuss with students how Congress works and the value of public service.
STENNIS CENTER HOSTS CONGRESSIONAL LUNCHEON FOR STUDENTS AT INAUGURATION
On January 22, 2013, the Stennis Center hosted a luncheon at the U.S. Capitol for the Stennis Montgomery Association, a group of politically active students at Mississippi State University. The students came to Washington, D.C. for the presidential inauguration. Members of the Mississippi congressional delegation and Mississippians on congressional staffs attended the luncheon with the students.
USS EISENHOWER Award Winners Visit DC
The leadership award winners from the USS EISENHOWER aircraft carrier met with U.S. Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island as part of their trip to Washington, DC on January 17, 2013.
STENNIS FELLOWS RELEASE FINAL REPORT ON CONGRESS
The 112th Congress Stennis Congressional Staff Fellows released a summary of highlights from their work together focused on the future of Congress as an institution of American democracy. The 30 staff leaders nominated by Members of Congress and selected by an independent committee as Stennis Fellows in the 112th Congress represent both parties and both chambers. Their summary, Moving Beyond Political Polarization: How Can Congress Best Serve the Nation in the Coming Decade, can be read here. For a list of Stennis Fellows, click here.
Stennis Fellows Final Report on Congress
STENNIS FELLOWS COMPLETE PROGRAM FELLOWSHIP
The Stennis Congressional Staff Fellows of the 112th Congress celebrated the conclusion of their fellowship with a dinner on September 24, 2012 at the Freedom Forum in Washington, D.C. Elizabeth MacDonough, Senate Parliamentarian and a 110th Congress Stennis Fellow, congratulated the class on their accomplishment and welcomed them into the fold of Senior Stennis Fellows. Established in 1993, the Stennis Fellows program has become the premiere leadership development program for top staff leaders on Capitol Hill.
USS NIMITZ AWARD WINNERS VISIT WASHINGTON, DC
The leadership award winners from the USS NIMITZ aircraft carrier met with Congressman Mike Conaway of Texas as part of their trip to Washington, DC on September 20, 2012.
STENNIS NOVICE TOURAMENT HAS RECORD ATTENDANCE
Over 340 students from 23 high schools came to Mississippi State University on September 14-15, 2012, for the John C. Stennis Novice Speech and Debate Tournament. The purpose of this tournament is to provide an opportunity for novice debaters to compete on a level playing field. The annual tournament began in 1995 and is now organized by Scott Waldrop, director of forensics at Hattiesburg High School, and coordinator for speech and debate for the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA).
STENNIS INTERN PROGRAM CONCLUDES FOR SUMMER
The Stennis Congressional Intern Program concluded its 10th year on August 1, 2012. It is a bipartisan, bicameral leadership development program for summer interns of the United States Congress. The six-week program is supported by the Senior Stennis Fellows as part of their ongoing effort to promote congressional public service. The purpose is to enhance the experience of summer interns on Capitol Hill through networking with other interns and interaction with senior congressional staff.
USS BUSH AWARD WINNERS VISIT WASHINGTON, D.C.
The 2012 winners of the leadership awards on the USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH aircraft carrier visited the nation’s capital with their families on July 19-21, 2012. The Stennis Center’s leadership awards programs on aircraft carriers recognize distinguished officers and senior-enlisted personnel who have demonstrated exceptional leadership on board their respective aircraft carriers.
CIVIL-MILITARY DINNER WITH SEC. OF DEFENSE LEON PANETTA
U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Roger Wicker have led a series of discussions bringing together military leaders and first-term Senators, as part of the Stennis Center’s Civil-Military Leadership Program. On June 30, nine U.S. Senators discussed a variety of national security issues with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.