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PLP Alumni News
Kelly Carmichael (PLP 2011) has been promoted to the position of Director of Civic Education at the Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier in Orange, Va. Kelly is responsible for developing and implementing programs and services that enhance civic engagement and constitutional education for the Center for the Constitution and The Montpelier Foundation. This includes directing programs for educators, elected officials, and the general public as well as developing and directing outreach and partnerships with other civic-related organizations, and directing online courses for educators and the public on the Constitution.
Vickie Williams-Cullins (PLP 2005) will appear on WHRO with Sen. Yvonne Miller on Friday, May 20 to speak about the restoration of rights process for former felons. The program will air at 9 p.m. on Channel 15 in the Hampton Roads area. It will repeat on Sunday, May 22 at 3:30 p.m. and Tuesday, May 24 at 10:30 p.m.
Those outside the Hampton Roads area can watch the broadcast at Another View. It will be posted to the site by 5 p.m. on May 20.
Vickie will also serve as the mistress of cermonies for the Virginia Kids Eat Free "Standing Up For Kids Legacy Awards Breakfast" on May 25 at the Murray Center in Norfolk from 7:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, and donations are accepted.
John Hardy Willson (CTP Spring 2010; PLP 2011) was recently appointed to the position of Vice President-Membership of the Hanover County Historical Society by their Board of Directors. The Hanover County Historical Society, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation, was formed on April 2, 1967. The mission of the Society is, "To promote Hanover County's rich history and heritage," through research, assistance to citizens and organizations, educational programs and advocacy in historical site preservation. The Hanover County Historical Society works hand in hand with other Hanover associations, such as the Hanover Tavern Foundation, Historic Polegreen Foundation, and the Hanover County Black Heritage Society, as well as in statewide and national initiatives.
Julie M. Strandlie (PLP 2011) has been named director of government relations by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). In her new position Strandlie is responsible for advancing AALL's government relations program, which includes matters related to copyright, access to government information, and privacy. She will work on these, and related issues, on behalf of AALL on the national, state, and international levels.
Most recently Strandlie represented the American Bar Association, the world's largest professional association, on Capitol Hill and before the White House, Executive Branch agencies, and related entities. As the ABA director of grassroots operations and legislative counsel, Strandlie was responsible for ABA Day in Washington, one of the most successful and well-organized lobby programs held on Capitol Hill.
Strandlie has also worked with the Law Library of Congress and the ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress on projects related to ABA Day. She was also responsible for one of the ABA's highest profile legislative priorities—funding for the Legal Services Corporation.
A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Florida, Strandlie is active in the Virginia State Bar.
Marion "Bo" Trumbo (PLP 2009) was recently appointed to the Secure Rural Schools Virginia Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) by United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Under Title II of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determinaition act of 200, reauthorized by Congress in 2008, the RAC will recommend funding for projects on federal lands, or that will benefit resources on federal lands, in participating counties (Alleghany, Amherst, Bath, Rockbridge, Smyth, Wythe). Committee members are appointed to four-year terms. Congratulations Bo!