Feature Stories

January 16, 2014
Mariah Genis, '16Beautiful campus, unique combination of schools draws student to Richmond to prepare for a career in international conflict resolution

Mariah Genis, ’16, was accepted to the Jepson School in the fall. She plans to major in leadership studies and religious studies and minor in Arabic to prepare for a career in international conflict resolution.

January 14, 2014
Harry Lambert, '16Boatwright Scholar explores interests in transportation and medicine through unique combination of majors and jobs

Harry Lambert, ’16, was accepted to the Jepson School of Leadership Studies in the fall. But it was not always obvious that the Boatwright Scholar, who was born in the U.K., would pick Richmond.

October 2, 2013
Kristina King, '14 Quick thinking helps basketball player on the court and in her sports marketing internship
As a marketing intern with a sports training academy, Kristina King, ’14, relied on quick decision-making skills she learned on the women’s basketball team.
September 30, 2013
Alyson Fraser, '14Internship gives senior an opportunity to help plan national leadership training conferences for youth
As a youth and development intern for Children’s Defense Fund, Alyson Fraser, ’14, planned national leadership training conferences and outreach initiatives.
September 16, 2013
Peace and ConflictTen faculty members study peace and conflict management in the Balkans and Middle East during the 2013 Faculty Seminar Abroad.
Faculty from four Richmond schools go abroad to investigate cultural, political, and economic forces that have shaped Israel, Jordan, Serbia, and Kosovo.
 Matt Palmisano, '14New Jersey native learns what it takes to lead rebuilding efforts after a superstorm

As an intern with the New Jersey governor’s office, Matt Palmisano, ’14, learned what it takes to lead rebuilding efforts in a state after a storm as devastating as Hurricane Sandy.  

September 12, 2013
Giving BackJepson alumni lead workshops and raise money to support student research and internships

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Jepson School, alumni led workshops for students and raised money to support internships and student research.

September 11, 2013
Jackson Taylor, '14Internship at hospital in Kenya showcases differences in international medical care
A summer internship with a hospital in Kenya gives Jackson Taylor, ’14, myriad experiences to draw from when applying to medical school.
August 28, 2013
Mary Hampton Elam, '14Senior works to address issues of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation

A Robert L. Burrus Jr. Fellowship helped Mary Hampton Elam, ’14, confirm her dream of eventually opening a coffee shop as a recovery and restoration center for women coming out of tough situations.

August 23, 2013
Travis Burr, '14Internship with Civil War commemoration organization shows intersection of history and leadership studies
Travis Burr’s interest in history and leadership studies led to an internship with the city’s annual Civil War and Emancipation Day event.