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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of October 14, 2018

October 15, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of October 14, 2018: Esther Atkins (’04) was inducted into the Case Western Reserve University Athletics Hall of Fame this past weekend. Esther is an elite marathoner and an Olympic Trials qualifier. The movie adaptation of TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of September 28, 2018

October 5, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of September 28, 2018: Reunions Weekend for the classes of 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013 kicked off this weekend at Fall Festival, followed by the annual all-alumni reception at Bottoms Up.  Thanks to all the volunteers who helped this weekend come together! Jenny Han (’98) appeared on […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of September 8, 2018

September 10, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of September 8, 2018: Jenny Han (’98) was the featured guest on the September 8, 2018 episode of NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!  Thanks to the alumna who tipped us off that it hit #2 on the iTunes charts (see her screenshot to the right). Elizabeth […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Jake Zaslav ’16

September 10, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

This summer, Jake Zaslav (’16) got to work on a shoot with Alison Brie and stand in for Josh Grobin. That was in between grocery shopping, stocking fridges, and going on runs to the Apple store, but that’s all part of working in television production, as he did as an intern for The Late Show […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of September 1, 2018

September 4, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week fo September 1, 2018: We love getting updates from our alumni around the world!  Leaf Elhai (’09) shared the following with the alumni Facebook group: “Two months ago I moved to Mussoorie, India to teach at the Woodstock School. Imagine my surprise last night when I met Dolan […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of August 18, 2018

August 20, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of August 18, 2018: Yash Tekriwal (’14) is co-founder and Director of Innovation at Radify Labs, an education startup. His company is one of eight recently selected to participate in the prestigious Lighthouse Labs accelerator program in Richmond this fall. Stephanie Jones (’16) was one of 11 undergraduates […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of August 4, 2018

August 8, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of August 4, 2018: Lucy Dacus (’13) is on the cover of Richmond Magazine’s Best & Worst issue. VCU News profiled Shira Lanyi (’05), who recently started medical school after a career as a professional ballerina.  “The transition from dance to medical school gave me a new strength […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of July 28, 2018

July 30, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of July 28, 2018: Netflix released the full trailer for the film adaptation of TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE, by Jenny Han (’98). Courtney Wynn (’09) has been appointed Executive Assistant to the Secretary of the Commonwealth by Governor Northam.

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of July 21, 2018

July 24, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of July 21, 2018: Charles Merritt (’03) is the CEO of Buddy, one of ten companies selected to join the inaugural class of the 2018 MetLife Digital Accelerator powered by Techstars. Khiem Tran (’06) delivered blankets to cancer patients across Virginia as part of his work with the […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of July 14, 2018

July 16, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of July 14, 2018: Cheta Emba (’11) has been selected as a member of the USA Women’s Team for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018. Maura Pond (’03) is the vocalist/guitarist for Luna Honey, which recently released it’s first LP. Our July 2018 RVA Alumni Happy Hour will be on Tuesday, […]

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2018-19 Alumni Board Members

June 25, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

The Govenor’s School Foundation’s Board of Directors is welcoming two new alumni members beginning in the 2018-19 fiscal year.  Neil Amin (’96) is the president and CEO of Shamin Hotels, one of the top 20 largest hotel chains in the US.  Neil started his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he advised public and […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of June 23, 2018

June 25, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of June 23, 2018: Thanks so much to the many alumni who have stepped up to help us toward our goal of raising $80,000 to complete a top-of-the-line track refurbishment.  Coach Holdren is spearheading this campaign in the hopes of keeping the legendary track and field […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Michael Chen (’13)

June 19, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Governor’s School grads don’t just get together when they’re back home in Richmond.  Michael Chen (’13) and Grey Weissend (’13) were able to meet up in the city of Dali in China’s southwestern Yunnan province in 2017.  Grey was traveling in the area, and Michael has been living and working there. “Believe it or not, […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of June 16, 2018

June 18, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of June 16, 2018: Marguerite Bennett (’06) will be the writer for the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book continuation this September.  “I won’t lie it’s a dream come true. It’s such a cliché and so childish but so sincere, I can’t believe that I get […]

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