CLP Alumni News

DeRemer Graduates Early from MWU
Dec 21 2006 - 11:10am

                                                                                                                                               

Brady DeRemer, an alumnus of the College Leaders Program Class of 2006, has completed his studies at Mary Washington University and graduated a semester early. Brady studied Political Science with a concentration in Public Policy. Congratulations Brady!

CLP's Sizemore Graduates Early and with Honors from Tech
Dec 21 2006 - 11:00am

                                                                     

Congratulations to Michael Sizemore, a graduate of the College Leaders Program Class of 2006. This past week he graduated from Virginia Tech—a semester early and with honors. Michael earned his degree in Political Science with a minor in Urban Affairs and Planning.

Way to go Michael!

 

Baum Headed to GMU
Dec 21 2006 - 10:57am

Evan Baum, a graduate of the College Leaders Program Class of 2002, has accepted a new position at George Mason University. Baum will be the new Director of Undergraduate Programs for the College of Humanities & Social Science. He will be responsible for coordinating the College’s recruiting, admissions, orientation, first-year experience and leadership programs for the undergraduate departments and special programs, as well as serving as the academic adviser for 50-100 undeclared students within the College. Congratulations Evan!

Copeland Lands Internship
Dec 11 2006 - 5:44pm

                                                                     

College Leaders Program Class of 2006 graduate Shonda Copeland will intern next semester with State Senator Yvonne B. Miller of Norfolk.

Shonda is a student at Norfolk State University where she is studying Political Science. She will graduate in the spring of 2007.

Walton Headed to Richmond
Dec 11 2006 - 12:38pm

                                                                     

Congratulations to Curtis Walton, an alumnus of the College Leaders Program Class of 2006. Curtis will be serving as a Legislative Intern in the offices of Senator Ken Stolle and Senator Harry Blevins during the 2007 General Assembly session. Curtis is studying Political Science and Economics at Old Dominion University.

Jones Goes to Elgin
Dec 11 2006 - 12:33pm

                                                                     

LaAndra Jones, a graduate of the College Leaders Program Class of 2006, has accepted a paid position with the City of Elgin, Illinois as a Graduate Intern for the City Manager's Office and the Department of Public Works. LaAndra is a 2006 graduate of Hampton University where she studied Political Science. She is currently at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb earning a Master's Degree in Public Administration with a specialization in Political Leadership and Management.

BREAKING NEWS: CLP's Ray Elected to Lead VA's College Republicans
Dec 8 2006 - 9:37am

 

THIS JUST IN: College Leaders Program Class of 2006 alumnus Jarrett Ray of James Madison University has been elected Chairman of the College Republican Federation of Virginia.

The election took place at the Republican Party of Virginia's Advance held at the Homestead last week.

Jarrett writes, "I am looking forward to helping lead conservative college students across Virginia in the common goals of expanding the conservative presence on campus and electing Republicans to all levels of government.  The CRFV this year hopes to charter new clubs, expand the influence of existing clubs, lobby on behalf of policies brought up at the annual Virginia College Republicans Spring Issues Conference, and run grassroots campaigns to help elect Republicans to the General Assembly in the 2007 elections."

Jarrett  is the former Treasurer of the state-wide organization. He succeeds fellow CLP Class of 2006 graduate Andrew Lamar, who served as Chairman for the past two years.

 

Jones Lands Job at VA21
Nov 29 2006 - 3:10pm

                                                                     

Congratulations to Steven Jones, a graduate of the College Leaders Program Class of 2004, who recently landed the position of Membership Director at Virginia21.

"This is a fantastic opportunity," Jones told us. "I am honored to be a part of this organization that is doing so much to help engage young people throughout the Commonwealth in public affairs."

Jones graduated from Longwood University this past spring, and worked as a Programs Manager for the Sorensen Institute's College and High School Leaders Programs this summer.

Governor Appoints Sorensen Graduates to Boards and Commissions
Nov 10 2006 - 9:00am

Governor Kaine recently appointed Sorensen graduates to a number of new positions, boards and commissions:

Sindy Benavides, a Fellow with the Political Leaders Program Class of 2006, will serve as the Director of Gubernatorial Appointments for the Secretary of the Commonwealth. She will also continue to serve as Latino Liaison to the Governor.

Kirk J. Havens, a graduate of the Candidate Training Program Class of 2001, was reappointed to the Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee to the Chesapeake Executive Council.

Bob Kirby, a Fellow of the Political Leaders Program Class of 1998, was appointed to the Virginia Board for Contractors.

Margaret Vanderhye, a graduate of the Candidate Training Program Class of 2005 and a Fellow with the Political Leaders Program Class of 2006, was appointed to the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.

Bryan Collins, a graduate of the Candidate Training Program Class of 2006 and a Fellow with the Political Leaders Program Class of 2006, was appointed to the Disability Services Council.

PODCASTS: 2006 Alumni Reunion
Oct 31 2006 - 10:00am


Vickie Williams (PLP 2005)

                              
   
   


Sean O'Brien, Executive Director

                                  
   
   


Delegate John Cosgrove, State Board member and alumnus (PLP 1998)

                                  
   
   


Marc Johnson, Director of Youth Programs and alumnus (CLP 2003)

                                          
   
   


Andrew Almand (CLP 2006)

                                  
   
   


Carolyn Lincoln (PLP 2001, CTP 2002)
                        

   
   
   


Tim Heaphy (PLP 2005)

                                  
   
   

 

 

Featured Alumni

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    Chris Peace

    Political Leaders Program

    Class of 2004

    Chris serves in the Virginia House of Delegates where he represents the 97th District. He is a member of the Sorensen Institute's State Advisory Board.