Slovak Ambassador Peter Kmec welcomed the five 2017 Friends of Slovakia Slovak Scholars to the Embassy together with program supporters including FOS Chairman Joe Senko and President of The Fund for American Studies Roger Ream. TFAS runs this intensive two month summer program at George Mason University. The FOS Scholars also have internships with local organizations relevant to their interests.
Contributions from individual FOS supporters and from the Slovak-American Foundation and Slovak American Business and Innovation Council have made the program available to 44 Slovak Scholars thus far.
Featured in the photos above from left to right (*=FOS scholar): Mária Sofia Takáčová*; TFAS President Roger Ream; FOS Chairman Joe Senko; Jeff Reid, Adjunct Professor and Director Georgetown Entrepreneur Initiative & Matúš’ sponsor; Slovak Ambassador Peter Kmec; Jaroslav Leitmann*; Andrea Ratkošová; Matúš Záhradník; Michaela Halásová*; Roger Kodat; Amb. Ted Russel; Ken Bombara; and Miroslav Ivan of the Slovak Embassy.
Behind the group is the FOS Wall of Honor which thanks contributors that support FOS’ cultural and educational activities.