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MOLLOHAN, ALAN B, Democratic Party
West Virginia

Total number of trips - 3
Total cost of trips - $10,198.85

Average cost per trip - $3,399.62
Total number of days spent traveling - 15 days
Rank of representative - 430 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Bombardier Aerospace
Dates - May 1, 2000 - May 1, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Montreal, Canada

Purpose - To review corporate headquarter operations as it relates to work done at the Bombardier facility in the 1st district of West Virginia
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,046.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,061.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - GAIKER Technological Centre Foundation
Dates - November 7, 2003 - November 12, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Bilbao, Spain

Purpose - Mr. Mollohan was the speaker for the opening session of the 1st International Conference on Recycling Information Exchange and Industrial Practices -- RECCON '03
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,878.20
Lodging Cost - $920.00
Meal Cost - $175.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,973.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - West Virginia (WV) - 01 Trade Delegation
Dates - June 24, 2004 - July 1, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Spain

Purpose - To further the on-going collaborative internationalization efforts between businesses in the Bilbao region of Spain and West Virginia
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,442.88
Lodging Cost - $771.31
Meal Cost - $950.46
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,164.65

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.