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We are delighted to announce the 2015 College Leaders Program and High School Leaders Program classes. Members of the CLP will meet in Charlottesville on June 13, and members of the HSLP will meet in Charlottesville on July 11. Congratulations to all!
2015 College Leaders Program Participants:
Tyler Adams, James Madison University; Louisa
Caitlyn Aird, George Mason University; Midlothian
Shalma Akther, Virginia Commonwealth University; Arlington
Graves Anthony,III, Hampden-Sydney College; Stanleytown
Robbie Bradshaw, Old Dominion University; Portsmouth
Nathan Britt, The College of William & Mary; Disputanta
Logan Dupuy, James Madison University; Vesuvius
Evan Fitts, Virginia Tech; Chester
Benjamin Giustiniani, Hampden-Sydney College; Clayton, NC
Stephen Hensell, Virginia Tech; Stafford
Christian Hughes, University of Mary Washington; Charlottesville
Michael Kalifeh, Northern Virginia Community College; Herndon
Ryan LaRochelle. Christopher Newport University; Glen Allen
Niko Leiva. Virginia Commonwealth University; Leesburg
Sarah Lewis, Virginia Tech; Winchester
Michael Lopez, College of William and Mary; Chesapeake
Jacob Perry, The Ohio State University; Charlottesville
Bibi Santana, Mary Baldwin College; Winchester
2015 High School Leaders Program Participants:
Reagan Bracknell, Princess Anne High School; Virginia Beach
Luke Basham, Central High School; Wise
Jack Beedle, Salem High School; Salem
Josie Bulova, James W Robinson Secondary; Fairfax
Kyle Campbell, Salem High School; Salem
Virginia Chambers, Maggie L. Walker Governor's School; Richmond
Ronak Chopra, South Lakes High School; Herndon
Ross Cooper, TC Williams High School; Alexandria
Giovana De Oliveira, John Randolph Tucker High School; Glen Allen
Spencer Gilbert, George C. Marshall High School; Vienna
Hugh Halsey, Christchurch School; Rockville
Joveria Javed, Robert E. Lee High School; Springfield
Cat Johnson, Charlottesville High School; Charlottesville
Jordyn Kent, Maggie L. Walker Governor's School; Disputanta
Mary Alice Kukoski, Saint Gertrude High School; Richmond
Nadine Lin, Douglas S. Freeman High School; Richmond, VA
Aidan McClellan, Maury High School; Norfolk
Ryan McDowell, Chatham High School; Dry Fork
Harrison Premen, Kettle Run High School; Warrenton
Kate Price, Sherando High School; Stephens City
Camryn Rascoe, Warwick High School; Newport News
Dharaa Rathi, Maggie L. Walker Governor's School; Glen Allen
Elizabeth Rountree, Douglas S. Freeman High School; Richmond
Jack Salm, Broadwater Academy; Cape Charles
Christina Shaw, Patriot High School; Gainesville
Ahmad Shawwal, Massaponax High School; Fredericksburg
Mary Stuart, Stafford High School; Fredericksburg
Kia Wassenaar, Monticello High School; Charlottesville
Ryan Wilson, Tuscarora High School; Leesburg
Ellen Yates, Charlottesville High School; Charlottesville
David Arehart will be joining the Sorensen staff as Youth Program and Recruitment Director in mid-March. David, or Cash as he is known by friends and colleagues, is the newest addition to the Sorensen staff. He is a graduate of the Political Leaders Program Class of 2014, which elected him class President.
Prior to joining the Sorensen staff, Cash was as an Education Outreach Specialist for Colonial Williamsburg where he was a Constitutional Historian and also portrayed several historic characters including John Marshall and Edmund Randolph during his fourteen years with the Foundation. He also served as a liaison between Colonial Williamsburg and Sorensen for the Emerging Leaders Program. A native Virginian and an Eagle Scout, Cash is part of a family that has resided in the Shenandoah Valley since the 1760’s.
In addition to directing the College Leaders Program and High School Leaders Program, he will be Sorensen’s chief recruiter for all five programs and provide staff support to the Political Leaders Program, the Candidate Training Program, and the Emerging Leaders Program. Cash is thrilled for the opportunity to mentor the CLP and HSLP classes of 2015.
All of us at Sorensen are happy for Cash to join the Institute’s team. Welcome, Cash!
Due to difficulties with inclement weather this winter, The Sorensen Institute has decided to extend the deadline to apply or submit supplementary materials for the College Leaders Program and High School Leaders Program to Thursday, March 5th at midnight.
More information about the programs and how to apply can be found on our Applications Page.
Questions can be directed to Lauren Gilbert, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sorensen Institute is currently seeking to hire a new Youth Program and Recruitment Director.
The position involves responsibility for all program recruitment for five programs throughout the year and for managing faculty, staff, and speakers to ensure proper daily operations of Sorensen's summer youth programs, the High School Leaders Program and College Leaders Program.
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities include:
Ability to independently design, develop, modify and conduct a variety of research procedures;
Ability to serve as liaison to work with diverse groups of people;
Ability to interpret and assess the impact of regulations, procedures, legislative proposals and mandates;
Ability to accurately interpret and report findings;
Working knowledge of Virginia's political system;
Knowledge of policy analysis, legislative practices, research and evaluation techniques
Ability to conduct and report analysis
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
Applicants should have a four-year degree in social sciences or liberal arts and/or five years of experience in the field of youth program management or liberal arts educational activities, which may substitute for degree. With a four-year degree, three years of experience in the field of youth program management or liberal arts educational activities is required.
Applications will be accepted through February 23rd.
For more information about the job or to apply, visit the Jobs@UVA job listing.
You Are Invited!
The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership
9th Annual Legislative Reception
Tuesday, Feb. 17
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location Change: 27 Bistro
27 West Broad Street, Richmond
RSVP at sorenseninstitute.org/legislative-reception
by Tuesday, Feb. 10
This event, which has become a must-attend gathering in the Richmond political social calendar, recognizes our alumni in the Virginia General Assembly. Sorensen is proud to honor our 25 alumni currently serving in the General Assembly and statewide office.
This event is free and open to all Sorensen alumni, supporters and members of the Virginia General Assembly.
It's not too late to become a sponsor of Sorensen's Legislative Reception! To learn more, contact Colleen Smith at (434) 982‑4910 or email@example.com.
Sorensen wishes to thank our Event Sponsors:
Cornerstone Government Affairs
Davis Consultants, Inc.
Haley Buick GMC
National Filter Service
The Vectre Corporation
Virginia Association of Health Plans
*Image courtesy Taber Andrew Bain.
We are delighted to announce the members of our first two classes of 2015. The Candidate Training Program participants will meet at Carter Hall from January 22-25th. The Political Leaders Program participants will meet for the first time in Williamsburg on March 19-21. Congratulations to all!
Candidate Training Program Class of 2015
Dale Agnew, Crozier
Dave Belote, Virginia Beach
Candice Bennett, Lorton
Travis Bird, Fredericksburg
Gerald Goad, Woodlawn
Charlie Grammick, Warrenton
Chris Harris, Alexandria
Ben Hudson, Palmyra
Jeannie Inge, Charlottesville
Monte Johnson, Ashburn
Maral Kalbian, Boyce
Sean Lenehan, Alexandria
Angela Lynn, Charlottesville
Kenya Savage, Chantilly
Don Shaw, Gainesville
Fernando Torrez, Alexandria
Carlos Turner, Claremont
Political Leaders Program Class of 2015
Andreas Addison, Richmond
Lashrecse Aird, Petersburg
Suja Amir, Glen Allen
David Boling, Arlington
Butch Bracknell, Virginia Beach
Lisette Carbajal, Bealeton
Lakshmi Challa, Glen Allen
Melody Clarke, Eastville
Traci DeShazor, Alexandria
Stephanie Ferrugia, Alton
Kathy Galvin, Charlottesville
Bryan Green, Richmond
Jamal Gunn, Virginia Beach
Razi Hashmi, Arlington
Kristian Havard, Richmond
Meg Heubeck, Waynesboro
Matt Homer, Shenandoah
Ann Jennings, Mattaponi
Ken Johnson, Richmond
Jim Kelly, Williamsburg
Jessica Killeen, Alexandria
Michael Kreps, Alexandria
Dawn Matheson, Chesapeake
Phil Miskovic, Crewe
Chris Monioudis, Roanoke
Jibran Muhammad, Falls Church
Mike Mullin, Newport News
Irma Palmer, Charlottesville
Debbie Pickford, Springfield
Taylor Pool, Arlington
Eric Postow, Richmond
Caroline Romano, Arlington
Samantha Sedivy, Richmond
Andrew Sinclair, Portsmouth
Andrew Smith, Beaverdam
Jerri Wilson, Franklin
The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership is delighted to announce that Lauren Gilbert will be our new Director of Programs, succeeding April Auger.
April is leaving Sorensen today after six years to become a full-time graduate student at the University of Richmond to pursue a master’s degree in nonprofit management.
“Lauren has proven herself to be an excellent Youth Program Director and has the skills and the dedication to Sorensen’s mission to lead all five of our programs in 2015 and beyond,” said Bob Gibson, Executive Director of the Sorensen Institute.
Lauren has been responsible for overseeing recruitment for and implementation of the College and High School Leaders Programs for the past several years. She is a graduate of the College Leaders Program Class of 2009 and returned to Sorensen as a Youth Program Manager in 2010. She is a native of Alexandria, Virginia, and graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. in Political Science.
"I'm excited to take on the responsibilities of the Director of Programs," Gilbert said. "I have had the privilege of working closely with participants in our youth programs for many years, and I've seen firsthand how our programs create both strong policy ideas and lasting friendships. I look forward to continuing the good work done by my predecessors in this role."
Sorensen's Legislative Reception, a must-attend gathering in the Richmond political social calendar, recognizes our 25 alumni currently serving in the General Assembly and statewide office. This Feb. 17 event at Williams Mullen in Richmond begins at 5 p.m. and is free and open to all Sorensen alumni and friends.
It's not too late to join our Legislative Reception sponsors in supporting this event, which regularly draws more than 200 attendees, including members of the General Assembly, their staffers, and other leaders in Richmond. Contact Colleen Smith at 424-982-4910 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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