VIENNA, W.Va. – Two Ohio Valley University students are enjoying a once in a lifetime opportunity this week. OVU students Harley Gadomski and Kayla Keidel were invited to partake in The Washington Center’s (TWC) annual Presidential Inauguration Seminar in Washington, D.C., Jan. 12-22.
The program provides students with an exceptional behind-the-scenes perspective on Washington politics and media, through site visits, tours, and special events. Site visits often include embassies, executive branch offices, Congressional offices, media organizations, and nonprofit think tanks and trade associations. Participants also enjoy a reception at the National Press Club and tour of the city.
On Friday (Jan. 18), Gadomski and Keidel attended a lecture presented by Senate historian Don Ritchie. Ritchie’s presentation explained why Congress hosts the inauguration and relayed stories about past presidential inaugurations. Following the presentation, Ritchie answered questions from the audience.
CSPAN covered the event and captured Gadomski asking a question and giving reference to OVU. To watch the video, click here www.c-span.org/Events/Senate-Historian-Discusses-Presidential-Inaugurations/10737437371-1/.
“This is a wonderful experience for Harley and Kayla. They will be part of the U.S. Presidential Inauguration and witness history in the making, as well as the political process in action,” said Dr. Jim Bullock, OVU vice-president for academic affairs. “This experience will open new doors as they pursue their future careers.”
The Washington Center, an independent, nonprofit organization that serves hundreds of colleges and universities internationally, provides challenging opportunities to work and learn in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area for academic credit. To learn more, visit http://www.twc.edu/seminars/programs/inauguration.
Chartered in 1958, Ohio Valley University is a residential faith-based Tier I institution with four colleges offering 35 undergraduate degrees and a master of education degree to students from 28 states and 14 nations. To learn more about the university, visit www.ovu.edu.