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CLP Alumni News
Congratulations to the College Leaders Program Class of 2008!
The CLP08 celebrated its graduation from the Sorensen Institute on Saturday. We will have photos, podcasts, and more from the graduation in coming days, so stay tuned.
The board members, alumni, and staff of the Sorensen Institute would like to extend our hearty congratulations to all the members of the College Leaders Program Class of 2008 and officially welcome you to the Sorensen family!
Congratulations to Amy Richardson, a graduate of the College Leaders Program Class of 2007.
Amy has recently accepted a new position in programming with The Great Meadow Foundation in The Plains, Virginia.
The GMF was founded by former Sorensen State Advisory Board member Arthur "Nick" Arundel and most notably houses the Virginia Gold Cup and International Gold Cup Races.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Hooper, a graduate of the College Leaders Program Class of 2006. This past Sunday Elizabeth earned her Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Center for Public Administration and Policy at Virginia Tech.
She has completed a number of policy studies on economic development and regional collaboration in various regions throughout the Commonwealth. She also successfully defended her Master Thesis in April, entitled Running with the PAC: Influence and Accountability in Political Action Committees.
Way to go Elizabeth!
Here's a quick update from the College Leaders Program Class of 2006.
Lincoln Saunders recently accepted a new job as Finance Director for the State Democratic Party of Virginia.
Brian Coy has accepted a position at the Department of Homeland Security in the Office of Infrastructure Protection.
Curtis Walton will graduate from Old Dominion University next month with Honors. He has earned a BA in Political Science and has minored in Economics. Curtis is also a finalist for the prestigious Kaufman Prize this year. Click here to learn more.
Are you a member of the CLP 06 class? Send your update to Coy Barefoot at barefoot AT virginia DOT edu.
Rebekah Blackwell, a graduate of the College Leaders Program Class of 2007, recently got engaged to U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Curtis Anderson. He is stationed at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan.
Rebekah will graduate Mary Washington with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting in May 2009. The wedding will take place in Harrisonburg that summer.
Congratulations to Jessica Wingfield, a graduate of the College Leaders Program Class of 2005.
Jessica recently joined Troutman Sanders LLP in Richmond as a Records Analyst. Troutman Sanders is an international law firm with offices in North America, Europe and Asia.
Jessica graduated from VCU last year with degrees in Political Science and International Relations.
Way to go Jessica!
The Sorensen Institute's Youth Programs were the subject of a recent episode of HearSay with Cathy Lewis on WHRO in Hampton Roads.
Guests included Amy Richardson of Virginia21, a graduate of the College Leaders Program Class of 2007, and Marc Johnson, Director of Sorensen's Youth Programs and a graduate of the College Leaders Program Class of 2003.
This is a fantastic conversation that explores the mission and impact of the Sorensen Institute. Enjoy!
Julie Hatchett (Columbia '10) will be working this summer in the office of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. She'll be working in the communications department in New York City, pitching press stories and helping to promote his work. Julie will also be a returning player on Columbia's nationally ranked field hockey team for the '08 season, where she was just honored with academic recognition by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Hatchett was one of nine players that were named to the NFHCA Academic Squad, which recognizes those collegiate student-athletes who have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 through the first semester of the 2007-08 academic year.
Chandni Challa (UVA '08) has accepted a position as management consultant , focusing on healthcare for MAXIMUS in Chicago, IL. Here is info about the company: "For more than 30 years, MAXIMUS has been committed to the mission of Helping Government Serve the People®. Located throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia, the Company's more than 5,200 employees have dedicated their careers to public service. Our clients include each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, and every major city and county in the United States. Our understanding and unique perspective of government is apparent in the wide array of products and services we deliver to all levels of government, including more than 2,000 school districts, 300 courts, 100 colleges and universities, and 80 airports. The depth and breadth of MAXIMUS government market experience is unmatched in the industry. Our continued success and growth serves as a testament to our uncompromising commitment to delivering quality to our government clients and the citizens they serve."
Are you a member of the CLP 2007 class? Send your update to Coy Barefoot.