PLP Alumni News

Williams Announces for Norfolk City Council
Jul 29 2010 - 2:36pm

Angelia Williams (PLP 05) has announced her candidacy for the November 2 special election in Norfolk. Click here for news coverage.

Kumar Joins Army JAG Corps
Jul 14 2010 - 12:08pm

Sean Kumar (PLP 2005) celebrated America's independence on July 4 by joining the U.S. Army as a First Lieutenant in the JAG Corps. He will be in Charlottesville for 11 weeks for physical and legal training followed by six weeks at Ft. Benning, GA.  In December Sean will report for his first duty assignment in Seoul, South Korea. Congratulations Sean!

Adkins is New Martinsville Mayor
Jul 6 2010 - 11:50am



Congratulations to Kim Adkinds (PLP 2007) for having been recently sworn in as Mayor of the City of Martinsville!

Click here for full news story.

Sorensen Alumni Win in June 8 Primaries
Jun 8 2010 - 9:40pm

Robert Hurt (PLP 2000) has won the 5th District Republican Primary tonight. He will face off against incumbent Democratic Congressman Tom Perriello in the November 2010 election.

Scott Rigell (PLP 2005) won the Republican Primary tonight in Virginia's 2nd District. Rigell will face incubent Democratic Congressman Glenn Nye this November.

Gregory Promoted to Assistant Attorney General
Jun 8 2010 - 12:11am

Eric Gregory (PLP 2007) has been promoted to Assistant Attorney General, Director of Compliance & Special Counsel at the OAG, where he manages and oversee all of the office’s ethics, conflict of interest and freedom of information act compliance, manages appointments of special/outside counsel, and handles some legislative/public policy duties.
Eric will also be a member of an American Council of Young Political Leaders delegation to Israel and the Palestinian Territories from June 17-29 this month.  He’ll be meeting with various government, political and public policy leaders from the Israeli and Palestinian Territory governments and agencies and learning more about their political systems, economies, governmental structures and institutions, and cultures. 

Congratulations Eric!

Leahy's Ingenuity Reframing Political Dialogue
Jun 6 2010 - 7:56pm

The dean of political scientists in Virginia, Bob Holsworth, observed recently on his blog that Norm Leahy (PLP 2006) is "reframing the state's political dialogue." Click here for the story, under #3.


Charles Elected President by Danville Board
Jun 5 2010 - 10:00pm

Matt Charles (PLP 2009) was recently elected President by the Board of the Downtown Danville Association. He'll also be doing some consulting for Danville's Office of Economic Development.

Bell Announces New Job(s)
Jun 2 2010 - 9:51pm

Missy Bell (PLP 2008) has announced that she has a new job- actually working a dual role as Program Associate with the Center for Innovative Technology and Special Assistant to Virginia's Secretary of Technology. Congratulations Missy!

Trumbo Appinted to SOL Committee
May 18 2010 - 10:54am



Bo Trumbo (PLP 2009) has been selected by the Virginia Department of Education to serve on the 2010 Standards of Learning Item and Test Review Committe for World History. Congratulations Bo!

Benavides Named Woman of Excellence
May 17 2010 - 2:33pm

Sindy Benavides (PLP 2006), Director of Community Outreach & Voting at the Democratic National Committee, is featured in the Women of the Year April edition of Hispanic Business magazine as a "Woman of Excellence." Congratulations Sindy!

Featured Alumni

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    Dan Carey

    Political Leaders Program

    Class of 2007

    Cardiologist Dr. Dan Carey lives and works in Lynchburg. He is a Major (ret) in the United States Air Force, former President of the Medical Society of Virginia and former President of the Lynchburg Academy of Medicine.