A Newsletter for Alumni and Friends of the Jepson School
From the Dean
All of us at the Jepson School love the event-filled season of spring, bittersweet as it is, and celebrating the successes of our graduating class. I am always in awe of the wide range of interests and accomplishments of our students. Students in this year’s class competed in the International Leadership Association CASE competition, earned national recognition at the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition, played collegiate or intramural sports, performed with a cappella groups, conducted research, filled leadership positions on campus, and more, and they left indelible marks on the University of Richmond community.
I was honored to recognize some of their achievements at Finale, our senior recognition ceremony. Earlier in the semester, I was touched that alumna Jessica Bigby, ’04, joined us at Senior Banquet to help us present this year’s Servant Leader Award to Aarti Reddy, ’15.
Spring is also the season for rejuvenation. I look forward to the challenge of rejuvenating our scholarly and teaching endeavors now and in the months ahead. I also look forward to hearing about the ways in which the Class of 2015, and all of our alumni, are rejuvenating their communities and workplaces. We know you’ll continue to make us proud.
Sandra J. Peart
Dean, Jepson School of Leadership Studies
University of Richmond
Peter Iver Kaufman will deliver a keynote address and Craft of Teaching seminar for the University of Chicago Divinity School.
The Jepson School honored seniors at its annual Finale Ceremony during Commencement Weekend. Professor Emeritus Tom Wren delivered the keynote.
Visiting scholar Anna Gryaznova discusses growing up in Siberia, teaching a course on Russian leaders, Russian-American relations, and falling in love with Richmond’s farmers’ markets.
Student research sheds light on topics ranging from perfectionism to immigration and global governance.
How much food can you buy for about $4 per day? Some students are finding out and getting a crash course in empathy in the process.
Students in Jessica Flanigan's Critical Thinking classes are focusing on why we give and how to decide who benefits.
You have 60 seconds to explain why you’re the perfect person for your dream internship or job. Go.
UR’s community-based-learning program takes the classroom into the world beyond campus
Questions addressed a wide array of topics in business and professional ethics, personal relationships, and social and political affairs.
A Gates Millennium Scholar ponders how to be a force for change and dialogue while finding his place at Richmond.
Aarti Reddy spent her summer working with an Indian social enterprise organization to develop and execute a plan to install toilets in the slums of Pune, India.
At a networking event in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Office of Alumni and Career Services (OACS), University of Richmond junior Michelle Shuman, ’16, approached alumnae Jessica Goodman, ’12.