UD Day in D.C.
of Delaware offered up a room full of research during its fifth "UD Day
in D.C." and the Capitol Hill event drew high praise from those who
About 10 people who had been interns in the Spring Semester in Washington D.C. Program founded by Prof. Ed Freel turned up and a joyful reunion unfolded with him.
was the first "UD Day in D.C." for Freel, now retired and a senior
fellow with UD's Institute for Public Administration. He said about 100
students probably have gone through the D.C. internship program, which
includes living in Washington and working on Capitol Hill, with federal
agencies or nonprofits. Those connections and experiences are more
evidence of UD's reach and impact, he said.
"Ed Freel was one of
my professors," said O'neil Pryce, who graduated in 2013 with a degree
in political science and public policy. "And I worked on the campaigns
of Tom Carper and Chris Coons as a volunteer, so when I heard they were
speaking, I had to come and represent. Plus, this was my first time to
hear the new president speak."
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