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Westminster College Political Science Alumni Discussed Significance of 2012 Elections

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Five Westminster College political science alumni discussed the significance of the 2012 elections in a panel in February that was open to the entire Westminster campus. Each alumnus was involved in the elections, from working on a campaign to covering the elections for the media.

The following alumni participated in the panel:

  • Ethan Frey `10 was the regional field director for the Obama Presidential Campaign in Columbus, Ohio, and is currently a program analyst in democratic participation at the Ford Foundation.
  • Sara (Bresnahan) Kennedy `01 was the district director for Representative Mike Turzai, majority leader for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives; and was a delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention.
  • Jessica (Rummel) Metzger `05 is a producer for CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" and was a member of the production team for CNN's election year coverage.
  • Russell W. Mills `05 is an assistant professor of political science at Bowling Green State University. His research focuses on American politics and has been quoted as an expert commentator on the Presidential election in USA Today, the Columbus Dispatch and the Toledo Blade.
  • Tony Tammaro `12 is the legislative aide to Pennsylvania State Senator Elder Vogel., Jr., and an organizer for the 2012 Vogel and Romney campaigns. 

"The event brought together five young alumni of great accomplishment who played important roles in the 2012 election campaigns. It demonstrated the quality of our younger political science alumni, and the variety of ways political science majors can make a difference in politics, and do so very soon after graduation," said Dr. Edward S. Cohen, associate professor of political science at Westminster College, and chair of the Department of Political Science and Sociology.

The program in political science is designed to provide the student with knowledge of political theory, of the American political system, of the political systems of other areas of the world, and of international politics and institutions. The political science program prepares students for careers in government service, teaching, law, and related professional and graduate study. It also offers electives in support of major programs in other disciplines.

Contact Cohen at (724) 946-7304 or email for additional information. 

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

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