Monthly Archives: March 2018

Alumni News Round-Up: Week of March 31, 2018

March 31, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 31, 2018: Matthew Perry (’15) was inspired to start the Richmond Community Bail Fund after reading an article on the inherent injustice of the cash bail system posted by one of his former MLWGS teachers.  Read about the work they’re doing in this Richmond […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of March 24, 2018

March 31, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 24, 2018: Emory University political science professor Andra Gillespie (‘ 95) is quoted in this article about the 2018 midterm elections (h/t Carrie Kajwajy ’95). Shamin Hotels CEO Neil Amin (’96) talks about where the company is heading next. This week also featured two […]

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Alumni Showcase 2018: Student Schedule

March 27, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Friday, March 30, 2018 Alumni Showcase 2018 Student Schedule AM Rotations Speaker Rotation 1 Speaker Rotation 2 A. Auditorium (all juniors and seniors) Group 1 Group 2 B. Black Box 136 (105 sophomores Khalefa – Zhai) Group 3 Group 4 C. 104 (20 sophomores Afshari – Canseco-Lopez) Group 7 Group 14 D. 105 (20 sophomores […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of March 17, 2018

March 19, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 17, 2018: The Petersburg Progress-Index profiled Joe Paul (’18), winner of this year’s Class 2 State Championship wrestling title. Colin Van Ostern (’96) lays out his platform for the New Hampshire Secretary of State race. Christopher Michael Richardson (’09) talks about playing Lion in […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Jackie Tissiere (’11)

March 16, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Jackie Tissiere (’11) is one of the alumni we’re looking forward to having back at MLWGS for Alumni Showcase on Friday, March 30, 2018.  They currently work as executive pastry chef and kitchen manager at Whisk in Shockoe Bottom.  “I knew I wanted to be a baker from the time I was around sixteen,” Jackie explains.  “I was determined to do […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of March 10, 2018

March 13, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 10, 2018: Thank you to all the alumni who attended and/or donated items to the 2018 Night of the Dragon auction!  This year, alumni donated approximately $6000 worth of items.  While the auction is a PTSA event, the Foundation does receive a small percentage […]

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Grant Spotlight: 2018 SABR Analytics Math Modeling Competition

March 13, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Spring means lots of Foundation funding for student travel.  This year, we committed to offsetting the cost of class-related trips for students traveling to Morocco (MENA senior seminar), Canada (AP Comparative Government), Phoenix (Math Modeling), and DC (We the People).  The combined enhancement grants for these four trips total just over $57,000, all of which goes […]

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Grant Spotlight: 2018 AP Comparative Canada Trip

March 12, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Spotlight - Grants

Spring means lots of Foundation funding for student travel.  This year, we committed to offsetting the cost of class-related trips for students traveling to Morocco (MENA senior seminar), Canada (AP Comparative Government), Phoenix (Math Modeling), and DC (We the People).  The combined enhancement grants for these four trips total just over $57,000, all of which goes […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of March 3, 2018

March 5, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 3, 2018: Wren Elhai (’04), press-attaché for the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan, is the fiddle player for the Astana Bluegrass Survivors, a band bringing American music to the heart of Eurasia. Amy Rector Verrelli (’99) just returned from a research trip to Ethiopia where […]

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