Richter earns degree from George Washington

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 Erin Elizabeth Richter received her master of arts degree in the field of museum studies from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Sunday, May 20.  With the Washington Monument in front of them and the nation’s capital behind them, speakers at the commencement ceremony told graduates to maintain their passion for service and learning and to continue contributing to the success of the nation.

Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News and host of Rock Center with Brian Williams, delivered the commencement address before an estimated 25,000 graduates, friends and family members.

Richter was one of 61 students awarded a degree in the museum studies field and was a departmental fellow for the last two years. She has interned at the American History Museum and the American Natural History Museum and is currently a paid intern for the Department of the Interior. She will start her new job at the Navy Air Museum in Maryland in July.

She is the daughter of Arthur and Sheree Richter of Carrollton and the granddaughter of Robert and Carol Shelton and the late John and Audrey Richter of Carrollton. Richter will continue to reside in Washington, D.C.