Posse News Archive

Posse D.C. News Archive

Winter 2015

Awards Ceremony Honors 61 D.C.-Area Youth Leaders

​More than 500 people filled the historic Lincoln Theatre in January to welcome 61 new Scholars at the 11th annual Posse D.C. Awards Ceremony. Read More

Winter 2015

Seventh Annual Power of 10 Event Celebrates Posse’s Decade in D.C.

Posse D.C.'s seventh annual Power of 10 raised nearly $200,000 and featured remarks by General Colin L. Powell, the former United States secretary of state and a dedicated advocate for American youth. Read More

Winter 2015

Summer Leadership Awards Enable Scholars to Explore Careers

This year’s recipients of Posse Summer Leadership Awards interned at government agencies; traveled abroad to Haiti, Italy and Mongolia; and volunteered with nonprofit organizations focused on tropical conservation, poverty alleviation, and strengthening civic participation. Read More

Fall 2014

Internship Celebration Honors Scholars, Career Program Partners

Posse D.C. held its eighth annual Internship Celebration at The Pew Charitable Trusts in July. More than 80 guests attended to celebrate the professional accomplishments of Scholars and alumni. Read More

Fall 2014

Lafayette Alumna Becomes Assistant District Attorney

As a first-generation college student, Posse alumna Laquan Lightfoot was determined to make the most of her higher education and serve her community. Read More

Fall 2014

Catalogue for Philanthropy Endorses Posse as “One of the Best” in D.C. Region

​The Posse Foundation is honored to announce its recognition as one of Greater Washington’s best community-based charities in the 2014-2015 Catalogue for Philanthropy. Read More

Summer 2014

Posse D.C. Honors College Graduates, Celebrates 10th Anniversary

​Posse D.C. welcomed its 2014 graduates—representing all six of the chapter's partner institutions—and celebrated its 10th anniversary. Read More

Summer 2014

First D.C. Posse Graduates from Pepperdine University

The full Pepperdine Posse community, including Pepperdine University President Andrew K. Benton, attended a special ceremony to recognize the impressive accomplishments of the university's first graduates from Posse D.C. Read More

Summer 2014

Sewanee Alumnus Joins U.S. Department of State

​Fasion Maxwell, an alumnus of Sewanee: The University of the South, is an inbound and domestic transportation counselor with the United States Department of State in Washington, D.C. With a degree in international and global studies, Fasion is excited about the exposure his role with the State Department will provide to international affairs. Read More

D.C. Advisory Board

Donella P. Brockington, Chair

Odinakachi Anyanwu
Mark Carlson
Eli Cohen
Wesley Combs
William E. Cook Jr.
John Gilkes
David B. Harrison
Holly Hassett
Walter Lohmann
Sarah Martinez Roth
James Owen Mathews
Thomas W. Rabaut
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