GETTYSBURG, PA (06/20/2012)(readMedia)-- In recent weeks Gettysburg College recognized alumni for their extraordinary personal accomplishments, professional achievements, or humanitarian service. Each exemplifies the College's promise to prepare graduates to be leaders and active citizens in their professions, communities, nation, and the world.
During reunion weekend festivities, which ran from May 31 – June 3, James P. D. Fleet II '02, Minority staff director, U.S. House of Representatives received the Young Alumni Achievement Award for Professional Development at the annual awards ceremony on Saturday, June 2.
As the Democratic staff director for the Committee on House Administration, James P. D. "Jamie" Fleet II is responsible for administrative and operational functions for the U. S. House of Representatives, including areas human resources, finance, technology, and security. The committee's oversight extends to the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, Government Printing Office, federal elections, and other crucial areas. While studying political science at the College, Fleet mounted a write-in campaign and was elected to the Gettysburg Borough Council. He served on the Student Senate and was a member of the College Democrats group and Amnesty International. Fleet is a Key Alumni Resource Effort (KARE) volunteer, member of the College Community Affairs Committee, and a Young Alumni Leadership Program mentor. He chairs the board of the Gettysburg Festival and is a member of the House Chiefs of Staff Association board and the Union League of Philadelphia.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition that includes Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate and other distinguished scholars among its alumni. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania within a couple hours drive of four major metropolitan areas.