Carnegie Mellon University
January 08, 2020

Tru-ly Inspiring

Alumna Terry Babcock-Lumish’s dream job at The Truman Foundation has brought her full circle to lead a community that changed her life

By Amanda S.F. Hartle

The National Mall runs nearly two miles through the heart of Washington, D.C. with countless monuments, marble statues and plaques, but even the most steadfast searcher won’t find one memorializing President Harry S. Truman.  

Instead, The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation exists as a living memorial to the 33rd president. It supports the next generation of public service leaders in part by awarding Truman Scholars with the nation’s premier public service scholarship.  

The ranks of Truman Scholars include Carnegie Mellon University alumna and The Truman Foundation’s newest executive secretary Terry Babcock-Lumish (DC 1997) as well as Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuchformer Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and political analyst George Stephanopoulos. 

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