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News on Club Scholarship Winner Amanda Lonsdale

Dean Harker just sent us an update on Amanda that we
are sharing with you
Join us at this year's Wharton Award Dinner on June 5
to meet this year's scholarship winners

This is the text of a letter we just received from Wharton Dean Patrick Harker
that we are sharing with you:

"It is my pleasure to update you on the activities of Amanda Lonsdale, the recipient of the Wharton Club of Washington, D.C. Scholarship for academic years 2004-2005 and 2005-2006.

Amanda is preparing to graduate this weekend with a joint degree from the Wharton School and the School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University. She also attended Johns Hopkins for her undergraduate degree and graduated in 1996 with a bachelor of arts in international relations.

Before coming to Wharton, Amanda worked for seven years at International City/County Management Association, an internationally recognized organization geared to develop and foster professional local government management throughout the world. As a program manager for countries in Asia, Amanda helped support local governments by consulting mayors, governors and national officials. She was promoted three times in as many years and was the youngest oversees expatriate advisor in the associationís 86-year history.

Amanda majored in finance and entrepreneurial management at Wharton and Southeast Asia studies at Johns Hopkins. She speaks German and Indonesian and is beginning to learn Vietnamese. her course work at Wharton includes advanced and international corporate finance, financial cost and accounting, venture capital, private equity in emerging markets and urban fiscal policy. She is a member of the microfinance, private equity and NetImpact clubs.

Outside of the classroom, Amanda is a member of 85 Broads, a global networking group for women who are either MBA students or business professionals. As a team leader for the organizationís Angels Abroad group, she helped mentor female entrepreneurs by examining private equity opportunities in Vietnam. She is also a member of the United States-Indonesian Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding understanding of the wordís fourth most populous nation and the importance of the U.S.-Indonesia relationship.

I hope you will agree that Amanda was a worthy recipient of the Wharton Club of Washington, D.C. Fellowship. This yearís 125th anniversary is a fitting time to reflect on the Wharton Schoolís rich history of educational achievement and its ongoing role in the future of business. We truly appreciate the Wharton Club of Washington, D.C.ís support through this fellowship and the difference it makes in the lives of our graduate and undergraduate students."

In the spirit of Dean Harker's remarks, we encourage you to join us at this year's Joseph Wharton Award Dinner to honor our three esteemed fellow alumni, network with many fellow members, and to support our Club's Scholarship Fund for deserving students from the Greater Washington, D.C. area.

Even if you cannot be with us on the evening of June 5, all contributions to the scholarship fund are appreciated and an excellent tax-deductible way to help maintain Wharton's pre-eminence at all levels of business education.