CLP Alumni News

Two Sorensen Grads Announce their Engagement: Again!
May 16 2007 - 2:20pm

Two times in as many weeks, two sets of Sorensen graduates have announced their engagements to be married. Brian Cannon and Kelly Porell told us of their great news, and now comes word from halfway 'round the world of yet another Sorensen couple with designs to tie the knot.

Marc Johnson, the Director of Youth Programs at the Sorensen Institute and a graduate of the College Leaders Program Class of 2003, and Dreama Montrief, a graduate of the High School Leaders Program Class of 2004,  got engaged just a few days ago.

Marc popped the question at the top of the St. Vitus Tower in Prague, where Dreama is currently studying (photo at left). Dreama will graduate from the University of Virginia in 2008 with a double major in Religious Studies and Jewish Studies.


CLP Grad Accepts New Job
May 4 2007 - 4:38pm

Brady DeRemer, a graduate of the College Leaders Program Class of 2006, has just accepted a new position as an Analyst at Booz Allen Hamilton. He begins his new job in June.

Congratulations Brady!

CLP Grad Announces Graduate Plans
Apr 16 2007 - 5:48pm

Aaron Jennings, a graduate of the College Leaders Program Class of 2005 and the University of Virginia in 2006, has written with exciting news:

I am glad to inform you all that this fall I will be furthering my
education at Washington University in St. Louis'
George Warren Brown
School of Social Work
. I am totally happy and blessed to have been accepted
into this institution. I will dual the MSW with a Master's in Divinity
from Eden Theological Seminary. This joint program focuses on Social Justice, which is my passion. I am grateful to be furthering my education in this

Aaron recently completed a graduate level CORO fellowship in St. Louis.

Congratulations Aaron!


Sorensen Grad Lands International Internship with UNICEF
Apr 11 2007 - 9:31am

THIS JUST IN: Catherine Bauman, a graduate of the College Leaders Program Class of 2006, is headed to Switzerland!

Following her graduation from the University of Virginia this spring, Catherine will intern at the UNICEF Regional Office for Europe at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. She will attend sessions of the Committee on the Rights of the Child (the body responsible for developing policy to implement the Convention of the Rights of the Child) and create reports for UNICEF support field offices in countries around the world.  When the session is over in July, she will travel to New York where she will file reports on the meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council.

Copeland to Michigan Law on Scholarship
Apr 9 2007 - 10:33am

Shonda Copeland, a graduate of the College Leaders Program Class of 2006 and a Program Manager for the Youth Programs upcoming 2007 season, has been accepted to the University of Michigan Law School on scholarship. She will being her studies there this fall. Way to go Shonda!

Sorensen Grad is New VP at VCU
Apr 5 2007 - 7:00am

Congratulations to Emad Maghsoudi, a graduate of the College Leaders Program Class of 2006. Emad was recently elected Student Body Vice President at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Click here to see his team's website.

CLP Grad Joins Administration
Mar 20 2007 - 3:00pm

Kimberly Bowers, a graduate of the College Leaders Program Class of 2003, has recently joined the Kaine administration as Director of Gubernatorial Appointments for the Secretary of the Commonwealth. Kimberly also worked as a Sorensen Youth Manager during the 2005 season. She is a 2005 graduate of the University of Richmond, where she studied Political Science. Congratulations Kimberly!



CLP Alum Goes to Oxford
Feb 27 2007 - 10:12am

BREAKING NEWS: We have just learned that Maggie O'Brien, a graduate of the College Leaders Program Class of 2005, has won a full scholarship to Oxford University for a summer of study in political science from the English Speaking Union.

Maggie is a student at Virginia Commonwealth University where she is studying political science and art. She will graduate in 2008.

Way to go Maggie!

CLP Alum Goes to D.C.
Feb 27 2007 - 10:00am

THIS JUST IN: College Leaders Program Class of 2006 graduate Brady DeRemer has accepted a position with the United States Chamber of Commerce in Washington. Brady will be a Research Assistant for the International Business Division. He starts this week!

Brady graduated in December from the University of Mary Washington where he studied Political Science.

Congratulations Brady!

CLP Alumna Joins Media Matters
Feb 21 2007 - 3:20pm

THIS JUST IN from Washington: Katherine Ely, a graduate of the College Leaders Program Class of 2006, has recently joined Media Matters as a Media Relations Associate. Kat is a 2005 graduate of Old Dominion University where she studied Communications and Psychology. She worked most recently as the National Deputy Communications Director for America Votes.

Way to go Kat!