Government Documents Student to Attend January 2009 Inauguration

"In January 2009, a new U.S. president will be inaugurated after what promises to be a historic run for the White House.

Golden Panther Rose Pereira [who works in the Government Documents Department in FIU's Green Library], a computer engineering major, will be among a select few to attend this prestigious event as part of the Presidential Inauguration Conference (UPIC), which brings outstanding student scholars to Washington, D.C., to learn about the electoral process and the traditions surrounding the inauguration. She was selected through her involvement with the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

During Pereira’s five-day trip to the nation’s capital, she will meet congressmen and White House officials and engage in political debates with the likes of James Carville, Mary Matalin, Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson. The highlight of her trip will be attending the black tie Gala Inaugural Ball..."
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