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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of December 7, 2019

December 10, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of December 7, 2019: Durham, NC Mayor Pro Tem Jillian Johnson (’99) is building affordable housing on her property.  “I’m just happy to be in a position to do it,” she said. UVA Law profiled Christopher Benos (’14), who released his third album of piano music in November.  […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of November 16, 2019

November 20, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of November 16, 2019: Sara Schaefer (’96)‘s half-hour special for Comedy Central premiered on Friday, November 22nd. NBC12 talked to Emlyn Crenshaw (’11) about working as a showrunner’s assistant on the Netflix series “Raising Dion,” which debuted in October.  “It was a really special show on screen but also behind […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of November 9, 2019

November 13, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of November 9, 2019: Olympic Trials-qualified marathoner Esther Erb Atkins (’04) won the Indianapolis Monumental 5k this past weekend with a time of 16:30. St. Louis Public Radio ran a story about Wingspan, the hit game published by Jamey Stegmaier (’99)‘s Stonemaier Games.  “I went into it with very low […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of November 2, 2019

November 4, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of November 2, 2019: The RTD spoke to Crystal Barlow Robens (’96), who is running for the Hanover County Board of Supervisors in the Beaverdam district.  “I am running for office because I am highly qualified, have the time and ability to serve, I am not beholden to […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of October 26, 2019

October 31, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of October 26, 2019: The RTD wrote about Michael Beiro (’13), who is developing a drone system to help monitor power transmission lines. Bailey Thomson Blake (’06), chief of schools at Spark Schools, spoke to Moneyweb about the state of education in South Africa. Join Maggie Walker Drama on November […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of October 19, 2019

October 21, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of October 19, 2019: Thanks to Dr. Sam Zhao (’04) for doing our first alumni Instagram takeover!  Sam is an assistant professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine and walked us through a day in his life on Monday, October 21. The RTD wrote about SLAVE CRY, […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of October 5, 2019

October 8, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of October 5, 2019: Another great Reunions Weekend in the books!  Thanks to everyone who attended from the Classes of 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014, and an extra-special thanks to Kameron Adams (’09), Bailey Rose (’09), Bryce Lyle (’99), Leo Rohr (’99), and Karen Setzer (’99) for […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of September 28, 2019

September 26, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of September 28, 2019: Courtney Jamison (’11) will be featured in a one-night-only reading of Lorraine Hansberry’s To Be Young, Gifted and Black at Broadway’s Circle in the Square Theatre on September 30th. Andra Gillespie (’95), Director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute and Associate Professor […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of September 21, 2019

September 23, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of September 21, 2019: Forbes reports that Alloy, founded by Tommy Nicholas (’07), Charles Hearn (’09), and Scott Clark (’09) raised $12 million in a round of venture funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Emmanuel Pratt (’95) is the director of Chicago’s Sweet Water Foundation, which recently opened an installation at the […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of September 7, 2019

September 12, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of September 7, 2019: Forbes named Alloy, founded by Tommy Nicholas (’07), Charles Hearn(’09), and Scott Clark (’09), one of 20 Rising Stars on their 2019 Cloud 100 list. The 20 Rising Stars represent young, high-growth and category-leading cloud companies who have raised up to $25 million to date and are […]

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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 […]

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Four Years with the Class of 2019

June 19, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

The Class of 2019 graduated at the Altria Theater on Friday, June 14th in the Governor’s School’s 25th commencement ceremony.  The Foundation has been proud to support this class over their past four years at MLWGS.  Since the start of their freshmen year, the Foundation has provided $1,122,800 in direct support to the school.  This funding supported […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of June 1, 2019

June 7, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of June 1 ,2019: Thanks to everyone who came to the alumni meetup at the Kickers game on June 1!  Stay tuned for future alumni activities. Virginia Chambers (’16) is one of six University of Virginia students selected for this year’s Governor’s Fellows program.  Matthew King (’14) […]

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It’s Not Just MLWGS

May 16, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

It’s not just about MLWGS.  Alumni gifts impact so much more than the school. The alumni campaign is halfway through, and 8% of alumni have made gifts totaling $42,600 to the Governor’s School Foundation.  Giving before May 31st to help us toward our goal of 35% participation overall will also help support all the work we do that impacts more than […]

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Grant Spotlight: Jazz Assessment

May 8, 2019 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

From the school website: “On Thursday, May 2nd, The Maggie Walker Jazz Ensemble traveled to Virginia Beach to participate in the South Side Jazz Assessment. They were awarded an overall rating of Excellent and an average judge’s score of 85/100. Keriann Slayton and Varun Mandgi received the All-Star Big Band Certificate for their superior performances on Alto Saxophone and […]

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