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J UN E 2 0 1 2 / F OR E I GN S E R V I C E J OU R N A L
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CLASSIFIEDS
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n March,
AFSA News
announced a
one-time annual scholarship estab-
lished by Mrs. Laurence Flannery in
honor of her husband, Terence Flannery,
who passed away in 2009. We are thrilled
to report that Mrs. Flannery has decided
to increase the award amount and to con-
tinue funding the scholarship into the
foreseeable future.
“It is very important togiveaid toyoung
people so that they cancarryon their stud-
ies. AFSA has helped our family over the
years, and it only seems fitting that AFSA
members’ children should benefit from
Terence’s award,” she explains.
Terence Flannery joined the Foreign
Commercial Service in1984 and served in
Paris, Algiers, London andBrussels. After
retiring from the Foreign Service in 1997,
he worked for a consulting firm in Paris
andBrussels. Mrs. Flannery resides inParis.
Childrenof ForeignService employees
who aremembers of AFSAare eligible for
the Terence Flannery Memorial Scholar-
ship. For information on AFSA’s schol-
arshipprogram, to apply for a scholarship
or to establish a scholarship, please visit
www.afsa.org/scholar or
contact LoriDec,
AFSA scholarship director, at (202) 944-
5504 or
dec@afsa.org.
Terence Flannery Memorial Scholarship
Afewdays later, amemorial servicewas
heldat theWashingtonNationalCathedral.
Ambassador Philip Habib delivered the
official eulogy. After noting that most of
the diplomats who had died in the
Foreign Service were victims of disease or
natural disaster, Amb.Habibobserved that
the preceding two decades had seen an
inordinate number of victims of violent
conflict. “More than ever before, peace is
the profession of the diplomat. The roll
of honor in theDepartment of State trag-
ically records the sacrifice exacted by this
newmeaning of Foreign Service.”
Greg Naarden, an FSO since 2004, is a member
of the FSJ Editorial Board and Friends of the
USDC, a support group for the U.S. Diplomacy
Center (diplomacy.state.gov).
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