Alumna Helps Plan Inauguration
Jean Parvin Bordewich ’72 was in the national spotlight on Jan. 21, when she led President Barack Obama onto the stage outside the Capitol for his swearing-in ceremony.
Jean helped plan the inauguration as staff director of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, a post she has held since 2009. On the day of the swearing in, she attended a breakfast reception at the White House.
“I was looking out the window of the Blue Room, seeing the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial, when the president and first lady walked into the room to join the vice president and his wife,” she told George Washington Today, a website of George Washington University.
“The sense of American history, the striving of each generation of Americans and their elected leaders to advance the ideals and principles on which our nation was founded was very real.”
Read more about Jean’s role in the inauguration in George Washington Today. Jean earned an M.B.A. at George Washington in 1982.