Feature Stories

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.
July 29, 2013
George Boston, '13Football player encourages Richmond kids to pursue athletic and academic aspirations
George Boston, ’13, knew he had to leave his public school in New York in order to be successful. Now he shares his story with the Richmond-area kids he mentors.
July 9, 2013
Peter CampoBasso, '14Student takes hands-on approach to explore the intersection of health and education
A hungry child set Peter CampoBasso, ’14, on a quest to understand the effects of a healthy diet and lifestyle on education.
May 30, 2013
Jonathan Zur, '03Jepson School honors CEO of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities with alumni recognition award

Jonathan Zur, ’03, works to promote tolerance and diversity as president and CEO of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. He is the recipient of the Jepson School's Tenth Year Reunion Recognition Award. 

May 20, 2013
Finale 2013Jepson School founder tells graduates to "do the right thing"

Robert S. Jepson Jr., the visionary founder of the Jepson School, delivered the keynote address at Finale, the School’s senior recognition ceremony.

May 18, 2013
Assessing OrganizationsClass partners with local organizations to conduct leadership assessments

A fortuitous phone call resulted in students conducting leadership assessments for local organizations.

May 16, 2013
Djole Hinic, '13 A passion for leadership brought senior from Belgrade to Richmond

A passion for leadership and travel brought Djole Hinic, '13, to Richmond from Belgrade, Serbia. A summer research grant gave him an opportunity to study the challenges faced by youth in his home country in the aftermath of the revolution of 2000.


May 15, 2013
Kylie McCreesh, '13A theory to practice model at Richmond leads senior to embark on a graduate program that will include serving in the Peace Corps
Kylie McCreesh, ’13, will begin a graduate program this fall in intercultural service, leadership and management and then spend 27 months serving with the Peace Corps.
May 14, 2013
Josiah Routhier, '13Army officer grateful for an internship that gave him an opportunity to practice leadership and give back to the community

Thanks to ROTC, leadership studies and an internship with a local organization, Josiah Routhier, ’13, feels prepared to embark on a career in the military.