Fletcher Alumni of Color Association (FACA) Panel Discussion

Date: Thursday February 20, 2020

Time: 12:30PM – 2:00PM

Location: 1615 L Street NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC, 20036   (NAIROBI ROOM)

Citizenship Required: Open to all students

Fletcher Student Facilitator: Jeremiah Anthony and Donghe Liu

Additional meeting instructions:  This session is informal and off the record. Each student should bring their own lunch to the session. It’s fine to participate in this session while eating your lunch. 

Panelists:

Stanley Marquez (F’18)| Foreign Service Officer | Department of State 

Tao Nyguen (F’02) | Chief of Analysis|United States Space Command

Galen Tan (F ’11) | Program Analyst |Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning (PPL), Office of Strategic and Program Planning (SPP) | USAID 

Anna Thompson-Quaye (F’04) |Senior Private Sector Advisor| Global Partnership for Education |World Bank

The discussion theme is “Voice at the Table: Diversity and Decision Making.” The theme focuses on the importance of speaking up at the workplace and especially during making decisions, either as a supervisor or a subordinate.

FACA Mission
The Fletcher Alumni of Color Association (FACA) was created to foster a strong and enduring community among Fletcher graduates of color and to further the interests, welfare, and educational purposes of the Fletcher School. FACA also serves to support and address issues of diversity and inclusion at Fletcher

All Fletcher alumni of color, regardless of geographic location, are welcome to actively engage in the FACA community.

FACA’s Initiatives:

  • Financial stipends and scholarship prizes for current Fletcher students students of color to undertake summer internships in the US and abroad. FACA disbursed $48,350 in grants, stipends and prizes to support 21 summer internships, and travel grants totaling $2,250 for job fairs and interviews to 15 students in the 2017-2018 academic year. In its seven years of operations from 2012 – 2018, the FACA Internship Fund has disbursed $203,550 in support of 96 student internships in 19 countries. FACA internship grants include five memorial prizes honoring four departed alumni and the iconic statesman Ralph J. Bunche. FACA solicits annual support from Fletcher alumni, friends of Fletcher and the FACA community, which collectively numbers about 200 donors.
  • Tuition support for a current student through the Ralph Bunche Endowed Scholarship (principal of $25,000).
  • An annual career panel in conjunction with The Fletcher School’s DC trip
  • A mentoring program for Fletcher students in the Washington DC area
  • Support for diversity and inclusion programming at the Fletcher School
  • Student recruiting through college fairs in collaboration with the Fletcher School Office of Admissions
  • Social and networking events for students and alums Please note that FACA is independent from The Fletcher School, but all donations to FACA are channeled as a special account of the Fletcher Annual Fund

Note to current students of color at Fletcher:
FACA accepts Applications for internship support stipends every year on April 1. Applications are submitted through Office of Career Services at the Fletcher School using OCS guidelines. All applications are reviewed by a panel of alumni appointed by the FACA executive board. FACA informs all applicants of their respective outcome on or before May 8 by e-mail notification. The Office of Bursar at Tufts University processes FACA stipends, scholarships and prizes to recipients by May 1 in coordination with OCS.

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