November 2007

Christopher J. Armstrong
Class of 2000

   Truett-McConnell College alumni can be found in the public service sector, and Christopher J. Armstrong, a current resident of Arlington, VA, is one of them.  
A native of Fayetteville, GA, Chris Armstrong attended Truett-McConnell from 1998 to 2000, when he graduated with an associate’s degree.  He went on to attend Catholic University, graduating from law school in 2005.  While a student in the law school, he served as vice president of the student body and an editor of the Law Review. 
Currently he serves in Washington, DC, as counsel to United States Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Finance.  He conducts investigations by the Finance Committee in areas such as the pharmaceuticals industry, financial markets, and Medicare/Medicaid.
Armstrong came to the Finance Committee after serving on the legal staff of the Bush/Cheney 2004 re-election campaign and then as a prosecuting attorney for two years with the United States Office of Special Counsel in Washington, DC.
He recalls his two years at Truett-McConnell with fond memories: “Truett-McConnell prepared me well for the practice of law and provided me with a grounded worldview that is valuable in the rough-and-tumble world of Washington politics.  I’ll always be glad that I started my higher education in such a wonderful environment.”
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