A Newsletter for Alumni and Friends of the Jepson School
From the Dean
As the rhythm of the academic year turns from the frenetic end-of-school rush to the more relaxed pace of summer, it is a good time to reflect on all we accomplished at Jepson this spring. We hired four new assistant professors who will join us this fall. More students than usual crossed the stage at Commencement to obtain a degree in leadership studies. We hosted a conference in collaboration with PPEL that examined the ethics of assassination. We were also pleased to have more guests than usual at Finale, our senior recognition ceremony.
For the first time, we held an Honors Symposium to highlight student thesis research. Our John Marshall International Center for the Study of Statesmanship invited faculty from across the University to examine texts on human nature and governance. On a different note, we celebrated Dr. Gill Hickman’s distinguished career and wished Dr. Doug Hicks well in his new career.
We are also looking forward to the year ahead. We have many plans in place for our twentieth anniversary. Bob and Alice Jepson, the School’s generous benefactors, will visit us almost 20 years to the day after the Jepson School opened, and all alumni are invited to a celebratory brunch during Homecoming.
We will launch a new portion of our website this summer that will include special feature stories, videos, a list of events and more. Check back often. We are excited to celebrate with you.
Sandra J. Peart
Dean, Jepson School of Leadership Studies
University of Richmond
Michael Stinziano,’02, a state representative in Ohio, is receiving the Jepson School’s Tenth Year Reunion Recognition Award for his service to his community.
Jepson School seniors and retiring faculty members Gill Robinson Hickman and Tom Wren are honored for their service and achievements.
Awards included the James MacGregor Burns Award, the Fredric M. Jablin Award for Undergraduate Research and the Jepson School Award for Leadership and Service.
The Jepson School’s honors program is turning 10. To celebrate, the School hosted a symposium to showcase student research.
A symposium sponsored by the Jepson School and co-sponsored by PPEL examines the legality and morality of targeted killing and features former Navy SEAL and best-selling author Eric Greitens.
Dr. Doug Hicks has earned numerous awards for his teaching, scholarship and service. After 14 years with the University, he is starting a new chapter in his career.
As an inaugural faculty member of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies, Dr. Gill Robinson Hickman shaped the School and its curriculum. She is retiring this spring.
Chris Dolci, ’12, credits a unique major and diverse internships with helping him land a job with JPMorgan Chase. He knows it will be a challenge because of the company’s recent troubles, but he is ready to face the challenge head-on.
An internship and a double major in leadership studies and business administration helped Conor Flanagan, ’12, land a job as a brand analyst with a Fortune 500 company.
Through research, internships and a unique combination of classes, Alex Wiles, '12, has made connections between leadership studies, business and the arts.
A yearlong study abroad experience in Denmark helped Natasha Levanti, ’12, combine her interests in leadership studies and international studies and figure out her future plans.
Bridget Wiede, ’12, plans to fuse her interests in leadership studies and history at Oxford University in the fall.
Josie Senoga, ’12, grew up on two continents. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in public policy and human rights on a third thanks to her undergraduate experiences.