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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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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of June 9, 2018

June 14, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of June 9, 2018: Shweta Tembe (’14) talks about her work as an AmeriCorps member serving with the Virginia College Advising Corps at Louisa County High School. Dahlia Mignouna (’08) was recently hired as a law clerk to Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of May 19, 2018

May 21, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of May 19, 2018: Jane Samborski (’02) and her husband were the animators behind the opening scene of season 2 episode 7 of 13 REASONS WHY. The RTD talked to Dan Myers (’00), managing director of Lighthouse Labs. The RTD profiled distance runner Mary Caroline Heinen […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of May 12, 2018

May 15, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of May 12, 2018: Alloy, the platform helping the financial services industry make data-driven customer decisions founded by Tommy Nicholas (’07), Charles Hearn (’09), and Scott Clark (’09), won the Bank Director’s 2018 Best of FinXTech Award in the category of Startup Innovation. Harvey Creasey (’14) […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of May 5, 2018

May 7, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of May 5, 2018: Congratulations to Kent Dickey (’18), who will be playing soccer next year for Villanova. Writer/director Jai Jamison (’03) talked to RVA Mag about his short film entitled “Slave Cry” starring his sister, actress Courtney Jamison (’11). The film is set for release […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Ellie Pyle (’01)

May 7, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

When Ellie Pyle (’01) picked up the phone, she was in the middle of reading Cass Morris (’03)’s debut novel From Unseen Fire.  After talking to her, this doesn’t surprise me at all.  She places a high value both on creating and supporting and enjoying the creative output of others.  That’s much of what led […]

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

May 3, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of April 28, 2018: Thanks to everyone who joined us for any of the Day of the Dragon activities on May 1!  We had alumni at the Legacy Circle breakfast first thing in the morning, making Phone-a-Thon calls in the afternoon, and with us for a […]

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

April 23, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of April 21, 2018: We the People gets a shout out in the RTD’s Q&A with Studio Two Three co-founder and executive director Ashley Hawkins (’03). Jillian Johnson (’99), who currently serves as Durham’s Mayor Pro Tempore, spoke to students at Duke about activism. Chirag Saraiya […]

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