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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of November 18, 2017

November 22, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of November 18, 2017: Stefan Mcfayden (’08), head brewer for Three Notch’d Brewing Co. RVA Collab House, recommends craft beer pairings for Thanksgiving. To help with advocacy efforts the school, the Foundation is collecting anecdotes from alumni about their experience with the menorship program. The mentorship […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: November 11, 2017

November 14, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of November 11, 2017: Ashley Hawkins (’03) has been named one of VCU’s “10 Under 10” for 2017. The award honors alumni who earned their first VCU degree within the past 10 years and who have enjoyed remarkable professional success while making important contributions to their […]

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The Mentorship Program at MLWGS

November 13, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

The mentorship program available to seniors at MLWGS is one of the things that makes the school so remarkable.  In our role as the alumni office, the Foundation has collected a number of testimonials about the impact of this program on the lives of Governor’s School graduates.  Read some of them below: Shanthi Hiremath (’16)’s […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of November 4, 2017

November 9, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of November 4, 2017: New York Times-bestseller ALWAYS AND FOREVER, LARA JEAN by Jenny Han (’98) has advanced to the semi-final round of the Goodreads Choice Awards. You can vote for it to move to the final round here. Ashley Hawkins (’03) and her beautiful home […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of October 28, 2017

November 2, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of October 28, 2017: Time Magazine wrote about the PSLF checker, an online tool designed to help borrowers navigate Public Student Loan Forgiveness, that was recently launched by Tobin Van Ostern (’06). Photos from the Friday Reunions Weekends events are posted here. Emmanuel Pratt (’95) was […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Sam Martin (’15)

November 1, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

How do MLWGS students choose where to apply to college and ultimately where to attend? How do they handle the transition from high school to college? Our youngest alumni have the freshest perspectives on college applications, admissions, and selection.  Sam Martin (’15) is a junior at Middlebury College in Vermont. “I was into everything in […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of October 21, 2017

October 27, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of October 21, 2017: Jackie O’Neil (’17) wrote about deciding to train for a triathlon during her first semester of college for the Stanford Daily. The Wall Street Journal wrote about Alloy, the platform helping the financial services industry make data-driven customer decisions founded by Tommy […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Joe Addison (’05)

October 25, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Many of our more than 3,200 Governor’s School alumni have become educators dedicated to shaping the minds of future generations. We are proud to recognize some of our alumni who are making an impact in the classroom and beyond. “I first considered doing something with literature when, after an AP Lit class, Dr. Spencer looked […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Shanthi Hiremath (’16)

October 22, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

How do MLWGS students choose where to apply to college and ultimately where to attend? How do they handle the transition from high school to college? Our youngest alumni have the freshest perspectives on college applications, admissions, and selection.  Shanthi Hiremath (’16) is a sophomore and member of the track team at Dartmouth College in […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of October 14, 2017

October 21, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of October 14, 2017: Skylar Roebuck (’06) is the co-founder of Rocket Wagon, a rapidly growing Internet of Things consultancy firm based in Chicago. Find out more in VCU School of Engineering’s profile of them. The RTD talked to Lucy Dacus (’13) about what it’s like […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of October 7, 2017

October 11, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of October 7, 2017: Trevor Piersol (’06) is one of the founders of Soul Valley Cider Company, a craft cidery located in the Central Shenandoah Valley. The Williamsburg Yorktown Daily featured the historic farmhouse restored by alumni couple Matt Franz (’02) & Hannah Franz (’03). Sudan […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Menaka Nayar (’07)

October 9, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Attorney Menaka Nayar (’07) loves her job.  “It’s the perfect mix of the concrete (because you have the specific realities of your client to deal with) and the abstract (every question of law involves some broader value judgment about how our society should order itself, what is fair, what is just),” she explains.  “Additionally, my work has a […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of September 30, 2017

October 8, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of September 30, 2017: Reunions Weekend 2017 was a great success!  Many members of the classes of 1997, 2002, 2007, & 2012 joined us for events that included MLWGS Fall Festival, pizza at Bottoms Up, pies & pints at Triple Crossing Brewery, and a beautiful evening […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Courtney Jamison (’11)

October 5, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

“I always knew I wanted to be an actor,” says Courtney Jamison (’11), who is currently a student at the Yale School of Drama in New Haven, CT.  “Looking back, I think I’ve always had a craving for connection, telling stories, and empathizing with other human beings.”  In high school, Courtney appreciated the focus at […]

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Alumni News Round-Up: Week of September 23, 2017

September 30, 2017 / Catherine Nicholas / Blog

Here’s our round-up of alumni news from the week of September 23, 2017: Ubongo, founded and headed by CEO Nisha Ligon (’04) is one of six projects from around the world selected by the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) for innovative and impactful approaches to today’s most urgent education challenges. Dr. Hem Bhardwaj (’97) […]

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