Tag Archives: Alumni Showcase

Alumni News Round-Up: Week of March 31, 2018

March 31, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 31, 2018: Matthew Perry (’15) was inspired to start the Richmond Community Bail Fund after reading an article on the inherent injustice of the cash bail system posted by one of his former MLWGS teachers.  Read about the work they’re doing in this Richmond […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of March 24, 2018

March 31, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 24, 2018: Emory University political science professor Andra Gillespie (‘ 95) is quoted in this article about the 2018 midterm elections (h/t Carrie Kajwajy ’95). Shamin Hotels CEO Neil Amin (’96) talks about where the company is heading next. This week also featured two […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Jackie Tissiere (’11)

March 16, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Jackie Tissiere (’11) is one of the alumni we’re looking forward to having back at MLWGS for Alumni Showcase on Friday, March 30, 2018.  They currently work as executive pastry chef and kitchen manager at Whisk in Shockoe Bottom.  “I knew I wanted to be a baker from the time I was around sixteen,” Jackie explains.  “I was determined to do […]

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Alumni Showcase 2018

January 29, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Alumni Showcase 2018 is coming up soon!  This biennial event brings back Governor’s School alumni to speak to current students about life after high school.  These were all of this year’s amazing speakers: Shephali Agrawal (’96) – UVA; currently working with the Art of Living Foundation Esther Atkins (’04) -Case Western Reserve University (Music & […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Tim Wright (’96)

August 10, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Tim Wright (’96) was a member of the second graduating class of the Governor’s School for Government and International Studies.  “The school was still considered an experiment for everyone in and around Richmond,” he recalls.  Any student choosing GSGIS then knew they would be dealing with lots of unknowns and unusual circumstances.  There was only […]

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