December 02, 2010 11:00 AM
Pikeville College faculty, staff, students and alumni recently attended The Washington Center’s 2010 Gala in Washington, D.C., at the renowned National Building Museum. Proceeds from the gala provide support and scholarships for students participating in The Washington Center’s programs. The Washington Center’s Gala 2010: “Transforming Potential into Achievement” marked the organization’s 35th anniversary. Honors were also given to special individuals who have devoted their lives to the service of their fellow citizens. Pikeville College students have participated in The Washington Center seminars for several years. Nancy Cade, Ph.D., a professor of history and political science at the college, has served as a faculty advisor and mentor for the organization since 2004, including two national political conventions and two presidential inaugurations. Honored by The Washington Center as a “Faculty Leader of the Year” in 2007, she currently serves as campus liaison for the program and as a member of The Washington Center’s national liaison advisory board. Cade established the Fred W. Meyer Jr. Washington Center Scholars Scholarship Fund at Pikeville College in honor of her father. The scholarships allow students to participate in the center’s “Inside Washington” seminars in January and the “Top Secret” seminar on national security in May.
Front row, from left, Pikeville College Professor Robert Arts, PC alumnae Tiffany Thacker and Miranda Dotson and Wilson Paine, a Washington Center alumni. Back row, from left, Pikeville College President Paul E. Patton, Cade, Vice President and Dean Tom Hess and Libby Shockey.