Peter Piness '71 is a career Foreign Service Officer at the Department of State.
In the summer of 2009, he began an assignment as Cultural Attache at the U.S. Consulate in Lagos, Nigeria. Prior overseas assignments include Senegal, Guinea, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Swaziland, and El Salvador, where has served in a public affairs capacity. He has also worked in Washington, D.C., most recently as a Career Development Officer in the State Department's Bureau of Human Resources.
Shortly after graduating from college, he spent three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.
It’s November 2nd and the College Guidance office is quiet this morning—nothing like the last few days when countless numbers of panicked seniors were popping in to get their essays looked at one last time before pressing “submit.”