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Alumni News Round Up: Summer 2019

July 29, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round up of alumni news from summer 2019:

  • The RTD named Will Roberts (’08) the greatest athlete from MLWGS. Will pitched the first perfect game in school history in 2011 while at UVA. It was just the eighth nine-inning perfect game in NCAA Division I play since 1957.
  • Cheta Emba (’11) is a member of the U.S. Women’s Rugby Sevens team that recently qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
  • We are happy to share that the MLWGS Foundation’s 2019-20 Board of Directors includes two new alumni members as of July 1. Misty Clark (’96) and Steven Crowe (’04) will be joining Neil Amin (’96)Alex Guzmán (’07)Leo Rohr (’99)Karen Principe Setzer (’99), and Amy Weiss (’03) on the Board. Thank you to all our alumni who have committed to serving in this capacity over the years! It means so much.  A special thank you also to the incomparable Faith Alejandro (’01), who recently completed two full terms of Board service and who made invaluable contributions along the way.
  • Lucy Dacus (’13) joined Dolly Parton, Sheryl Crow, and other music legends for a performance at the Newport Folk Festival.
  • Khiem Tran (’06), campaign manager for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, organized a blanket drive for cancer patients and survivors in Virginia medical centers.
  • Jamey Stegmaier (’99)‘s Stonemaier Games announced their next board game.
  • Netflix announced that it will release the film adaptation of P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU by Jenny Han (’98), on February 12, 2020. An adaptation of the third book in the series is currently in production.
  • Style profiled Charles Merritt (’03), co-founder of Buddy, in their Innovation Issue.

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