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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
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APRIL 2013
55
AFSA NEWS
On Jan. 20, longtime AFSA
member Ambassador Chris-
topher Van Hollen passed
away at the age of 90 from
complications associated
with Alzheimer’s disease.
Born in 1922, Amb. Van
Hollen served in the U.S.
military from 1943 to 1946.
He received his undergradu-
ate degree from Haverford
College in 1947, and a Ph.D.
from Johns Hopkins Univer-
sity in 1951.
Christopher Van Hollen
joined the Foreign Service
in 1951, and served in India,
Pakistan and Turkey. He was
appointed U.S. ambassador
to Sri Lanka and the Maldives
in 1972. He also served as
Deputy Assistant Secretary
of State for Near Eastern
and South Asian Afairs, and
ran the department's senior
seminar before his retire-
ment in 1979.
Later, Amb. Van Hollen
was a senior associate at
the Carnegie Endowment
for International Peace, and
then served as director of
the American Institute for
Islamic Afairs. His son, Rep.
Christopher Van Hollen Jr.,
D-Md., represents Maryland’s
8th district in the U.S. House
of Representatives.
In memory of Amb. Van
Hollen, AFSA is collecting
contributions through the
AFSA Scholarship Fund to
establish an undergradu-
ate fnancial aid scholarship
in his name for a child of a
Foreign Service employee.
Secure online contributions
can be made via credit card
(using PayPal) by visiting
www.afsa.org/vanhol-
len. C
hecks, payable to the
AFSA Scholarship Fund (with
“Van Hollen Scholarship” in
the memo feld) can be sent
to the American Foreign Ser-
vice Association Scholarship
Program, 2101 E Street NW,
Washington, DC 20037.
For additional informa-
tion, please contact AFSA
Scholarship Director Lori Dec
at (202) 944-5504 or
dec@
afsa.org.
n
Amb. Christopher Van Hollen Scholarship to be Established
BY LOR I DEC, AFSA SCHOLARSHI P DI RECTOR
GET READY!
PUBLIC SERVICE
5K RUN/WALK
MAY 5
AFSA is a sponsor of the inaugural
Public
Service 5K Run/Walk
on May 5, at 8 a.m., at
Washington, D.C.’s Anacostia Park. The event
celebrates
Public Service Recognition Week
2013
, and is organized by the Public Employees
Roundtable. All proceeds will go to the Federal
Employee Education & Assistance Fund.
Advance registration is required. For more
information and to register, please go to
publicservicerecognitionweek.org/events/.
AFSA is featured on the event poster, and
t-shirts with the slogan, “America's Diplomats-
Serving You Around the World,” will be available.