Andrew Nestingen visited the Washington State Congressional Delegation to speak to them about the importance of supporting the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and Fulbright-Hays and Title VI, which support the study of foreign language and advanced research in foreign languages. Hundreds of Scandianvian Studies students have benefitted from these federal programs during the last 50 years. Nestingen's visit was part of Humanities Advocacy Day, which is organized by the National Humanities Alliance. Nestingen was also representing the Simpson Center for the Humanities (SCH). He collaborated with Jonathan Hiskes, Communications Director for the SCH. They were also joined by Lela Hilton, national director of the Clemente Course, and receipient of the National Humanities Medal. Hilton long directed the Jefferson Clemente course on the Olympic Peninsula. Learn more about the National Humanities Alliance advocacy for foreign language and the humanities. Jon Hiskes wrote an article on the visit to Capitol Hill for the SCH Website.