Posse News Archive

Posse D.C. News Archive

Spring 2016

D.C. Honors GEICO VP, Raises Close to $200K

​In October 2015, Posse D.C. hosted its eighth annual Power of 10 event, which raised nearly $200,000 and honored Rynthia Rost, the vice president of public affairs at GEICO, for her commitment to excellence in higher education and investment in community development. Read More

Fall 2015

D.C. Scholars Attend White House Summit

University of Wisconsin-Madison Scholar Fernando Umanzor and Sewanee: The University of the South Scholar Chandler Davenport were invited to attend First Lady Michele Obama’s “Beating the Odds” Summit at the White House in July. Read More

Fall 2015

WilmerHale Hosts Internship Celebration

More than 70 guests attended the annual Posse D.C. Internship Celebration at WilmerHale to celebrate the professional accomplishments of D.C. Scholars and alumni. Read More

Fall 2015

D.C. Executives Join Advisory Board

​Posse D.C. is thrilled to announce the addition of two members to its advisory board: Wesley Combs, the North American diversity and inclusion leader at The Boston Consulting Group, and Mark Carlson, a partner at Ernst & Young LLP. Read More

Summer 2015

D.C. Scholars Win Prestigious Fellowships

Posse D.C. Scholars won highly competitive fellowships for independent study, national and global service, and teaching assistantships. Read More

Summer 2015

First Rochester Posse Establishes Campus Presence

Scholars from the first Posse to attend the University of Rochester are establishing the roots of leadership in the classroom, on campus and in the local community. Read More

Summer 2015

Posse D.C. Celebrates Recent Graduates at Alumni Induction

​Posse D.C. welcomed its 2015 college graduates into the Posse Alumni Network in June at the offices of Reed Smith LLP in Washington, D.C. Read More

Spring 2015

Bucknell, Sewanee Scholars Selected as Breakthrough Teachers

​Five Posse D.C. Scholars have been selected to participate in a teaching residency through Breakthrough Collaborative, an organization that prepares underserved middle-school students for college and trains a new generation of urban teachers through its competitive “Students Teaching Students” initiative. Read More

Spring 2015

Winter Programs Energize Scholars’ Professional Development

​Posse D.C. organized four interactive professional development workshops to help Scholars position themselves for success in the workforce. Read More

Spring 2015

Pepco Partnership Supports D.C. Scholars

The Posse Foundation has benefited from the generous support of Pepco Holdings, which has supported Posse D.C. with more than $25,000 in event sponsorships and in-kind donations to date. Read More

D.C. Advisory Board

Donella P. Brockington, Chair

Odinakachi Anyanwu
Mark Carlson
Eli Cohen
Wesley Combs
William E. Cook, Jr.
John Gilkes
Holly Hassett
Walter Lohmann
Sarah Martinez Roth
Sandra Masur
James Owen Mathews
Thomas W. Rabaut
David M. Riley
Lydia W. Thomas, Ph.D.
Jeff Wood

Tamara Wilds Lawson, Director

D.C. Partner Colleges + Universities

Bucknell University
Grinnell College
Lafayette College
Sewanee: The University of the South
University of Rochester
University of Wisconsin-Madison