Category Archives: Events

Alumni Spotlight: Mo Alavi (’98)

January 19, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

No two ways about it: Mo Alavi (’98), the Narrative Design Lead at Respawn Entertainment, has a cool job.  “My job is awesome,” he says.  “It’s really hard to narrow down what the best part is.”  He has worked on several high-profile games there, the latest-released being Titanfall 2.  As much as it suits him, […]

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2016-17 Taylor Teaching Award

January 3, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

We’re happy to welcome back English Department Chair Lisa Williams from her Taylor Teaching Award-funded trip to India!  The Taylor Teaching Award is named in honor of Pat Taylor, who dedicated decades of service to the Governor’s School as a founder, teacher, and administrator and who we are lucky to have still involved with our […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Nathan Miller (’96)

January 2, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Nathan Miller (’96) was a member of Governor’s School’s second graduating class. He credits the school for creating an atmosphere where “there was a lot of energy about learning,” and recognizes Mrs. Taylor, Mr. Wilkes, and Mr. Woolard in particular for teaching him how to study. “The other thing that stands out is the amount […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Rebecca Otis (’96)

December 13, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Rebecca Otis (’96) is in many ways the quintessential Governor’s School for Government and International Studies grad. She is Foreign Service Officer (a.k.a.“diplomat”) currently serving at the US Embassy in Cairo, Egypt.  Rebecca joined the State Department in 2014 after a career in NGOs and higher education. “Embassies are like large ships,” she explains.  “We […]

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Event Spotlight: SCA & Class Officer Meet-and-Greet

October 2, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Thanks to all the SCA and class officers who came to our meet-and-greet during lunch on October 2!  The Foundation is here to enrich the experience of current students, so we love getting to know you as people.  As we mentioned, please feel free to reach out to Catherine Nicholas ( in the Foundation office […]

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First Freshmen Parent Welcome Event

August 29, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Thank you to everyone who attended our first freshmen parent welcome event on the evening of August 28.  In addition to the freshmen parents, we were happy to host several current and alumni parents, as well as alumni and current students who were there to share their thoughts about their experience with the school. Dr. […]

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DC Alumni Happy Hour: August 24, 2017

August 28, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Thank you to everyone who attended the DC alumni happy hour at The Board Room on August 24!  We had a great showing of about 25 alumni ranging from the Class of 1996 to the Class of 2007.  At least one alumna was in town from Baltimore, and many more trekked in from the Maryland […]

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2017 Reunions – ALL Alumni

August 14, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Join us for our annual post-Fall Festival alumni event at Bottoms Up on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 8 PM – late.  All alumni from any graduation year are invited to welcome the reunion classes back to town.  Pizza and other snacks will be provided, cash bar.  RSVP to the Facebook event here.

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RVA Alumni Happy Hour – August 10, 2017

August 11, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Thanks to everyone who came to our alumni happy hour at the Triple Crossing in Fulton!  We were lucky enough to have two of our international alumni in town for the event: Elizabeth Davidson (’07) in from Nairobi and Elizabeth Kimball (’03) in from Berlin.  We will schedule the next RVA happy hour shortly.  DC […]

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RVA Alumni Happy Hour

July 27, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

The next Richmond-area alumni happy hour will be held Thursday, August 10 from 5 PM – 7 PM at the Triple Crossing location in Fulton (5203 Hatcher St. Richmond, VA 23231). RSVP to the Facebook event here.

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DC Alumni Happy Hour

July 11, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

DC-area alumni!  Join us at Board Room (1737 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009) on Thursday, August 24 starting at 5:30 PM. RSVP to the Facebook event here.

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Community Service Opportunity from Katie Houston (’04)

June 6, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

A MLGWS alumna, Katie Houston (Class of 2004) has reached out to offer a community service opportunity to current students.  She’s volunteering heavily with the non-profit ReEstablish Richmond, which works to help refugees acclimate and put down roots in the area. They have a high need right now for volunteer tutors who are willing to […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Lillie Wauford

June 2, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Many, many volunteers have contributed to the Foundation over the years.  Lillie Wauford is one of the greats.  Lillie’s service on the Foundation’s Board of Directors in ending this year, as is her service as Chair of the Marketing Committee, and she will be greatly missed. Lillie’s MLWGS grad is Emily Wauford (’05), who attended […]

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