One of the University's great traditions is our annual gathering in Washington, D.C., -- Hall on the Hill.
Now in its 14th year, Hall on the Hill will take place on Wednesday, June 14, from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Rayburn Foyer of the Rayburn House Building.
"Hall on the Hill is an opportunity for Seton Hall to be present on Capitol Hill," explains, Matthew Borowick, interim vice president of University Advancement. "It's vitally important to be visible in the capital, and to have members of congress, their staff, and alumni from the area come out and hear about Seton Hall and its progress."
Among the guests at last year's event were several members of congress, including U.S. Senator Robert Menendez. Speaking at the gathering, Menendez expressed his gratitude to Seton Hall for "preparing generations of Americans to contribute the critical human capital we need in this country." Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. echoed that point from the podium, noting that many Seton Hall alumni are working in Washington and are "involved in the seat of government in this country."
Each year, Hall on the Hill shines a spotlight on some of the exciting developments underway at the University. Recent programs have introduced the College of Communication and the Arts and Seton Hall's new medical school, scheduled to open in 2018. This year's program will focus on the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, which marks its 20th anniversary in 2017-2018. Dean Andrea Bartoli will be present to reflect on the School's exciting trajectory over the last two decades. Launched in 1997, the School welcomed its first class of 35 students with 4 full-time faculty members in 1998, and is now 1700-alumni strong, many of whom are based in the D.C. area. The School of Diplomacy has emerged as a significant contributor to thought leadership, policy research, and innovative education in the field of international relations. Among its academic programs, the School recently launched a Semester in Washington, D.C. Program, which allows Seton Hall students to study and intern at agencies and organizations around the city.
Please join university administrators, members of the Board of Regents, deans, members of Congress, congressional staff, parents, alumni and friends to celebrate Seton Hall by attending Hall on the Hill on June 14, 2017 by registering on our web site.
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