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Executive Education Alumna Appointed White House Fellow

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Ariel Grace Batungbacal, a graduate of the Georgetown McDonough School of Business Executive Master’s in Leadership program, has been selected to join the 2012-13 Class of White House Fellows.

As a fellow, Batungbacal, who is a major in the U.S. Air Force, will take part in an education program designed to broaden her knowledge of leadership, policy formulation, and current affairs. Fellows also participate in service projects throughout the year in the Washington, D.C., area.

Selection as a White House Fellow is highly competitive and based on a record of professional achievement, evidence of leadership potential, and a proven commitment to public service. Each Fellow must possess the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute meaningfully at senior levels of the federal government.

The White House Fellows Program was created by President Lyndon B. Johnson to provide promising American leaders “first hand, high-level experience with the workings of the Federal government, and to increase their sense of participation in national affairs.”  The experience is designed to encourage active citizenship and a lifelong commitment to service.