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Tombama hits Washington D.C.

Student attends Obama's inaugurationCertificate Program student Tom Evans, who worked full-time as deputy of African-American finance for then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, attended the inauguration activities this past January.

Here’s what Tom said about the experience:

“DC was fabulous. I attended the swearing in on Tuesday morning - barely getting in time after standing for over 3 hours in stagnant mobs of people. I stood next to Lisa Leslie and watched the ceremonies outside the capitol.

Tuesday night I attended the Eastern States Inaugural Ball, where there was a live performance by James Taylor, and was attended by Barack, Michelle, Joe, and Jill. I also had the opportunity to speak Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) who was one of the two senators accompanying Barack on his trip to Iraq back in July/August.

Wednesday was the Obama for America staff ball, also attended by the President, VP and their spouses. It also featured performances by The Arcade Fire and Jay-Z.”

Click here to read an article by The Daily Northwestern about Tom’s work on the campaign.
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