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Alumni Spotlight: Michael Chen (’13)

June 19, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

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

April 19, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of April 14, 2018: Lucy Dacus (’13) wrote about touring, identity, and where she’s from for Lenny Letter. From Unseen Fire, the debut novel from Cass Morris (’03), came out on April 17th. Zoe Golden (’09) recently opened Small Friend Records and Books in Shockoe Bottom.

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of April 7, 2018

April 19, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of April 7, 2018: Wilton Wu (’15) is helping to lead a new online course called data 8x, based on UC Berkeley’s fastest growing course, Data 8, Foundations of Data Science. The course launched earlier this week and is free for anyone to enroll. The Richmond Free […]

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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 News Round-Up: Week of March 17, 2018

March 19, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of March 17, 2018: The Petersburg Progress-Index profiled Joe Paul (’18), winner of this year’s Class 2 State Championship wrestling title. Colin Van Ostern (’96) lays out his platform for the New Hampshire Secretary of State race. Christopher Michael Richardson (’09) talks about playing Lion in […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Jackie Tissiere (’11)

March 16, 2018 / Catherine Nicholas / Events

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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