Alumni in Washington, DC Region Gather for Networking Reception

President Richard Helldobler (center) joins with alumni and friends at the WP in DC Alumni Network event in April

Alumni and friends in the Washington, DC area gathered for a cocktail reception on April 11, 2023 at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, DC. Those in attendance had a chance to hear the latest University news from President Richard J. Helldobler, connect with fellow Pioneers living in the area, and celebrate their common bond: WP Pioneer Pride!

Alumni who gathered at the event represented a wide range of graduation years, spanning from 1973 to 2021. With nearly 1,500 alumni and friends living in the Washington, DC region, the WP in DC Alumni Network continues to grow. 

WP in DC Alumni Network leadership volunteers Tom Fitzgerald '89, Norman Greene '98, and Gena Zak '97 spearheaded organization of the event. Washington, DC area alumni and friends continued a tradition of supporting the WP in DC Annual Scholarship, which provides support for a full-time undergraduate student who has an internship, fellowship, or is studying in Washington, DC.

Alumni and friends who are interested in learning more about or getting involved in the WP in DC Alumni Network, or who would like to make a gift in support of the WP in DC Annual Scholarship, can contact Jenna Villani, executive director of alumni relations, at or at 973.720.2932.