Jepson School News

Economist Sandra J. Peart to Head Jepson School

On Jan. 22 the University announced the appointment of Jepson's fourth dean, economist Sandra J. Peart, effective Aug. 1.

Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine Shares Leadership Insights, Challenges

Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine shared his insights on leadership and challenged students to think about leadership issues facing state government in a Nov. 28 speech and Q&A in Jepson Hall.
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Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Garner National Recognition with Awards, Fellowships, Service and Publications

The superlative contributions of Jepson faculty members in the realms of teaching and scholarship continue to shape and refine the emerging discipline of leadership studies and increasingly garner national recognition for the School. In the last six months alone, faculty members have received several prestigious awards and fellowships.
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Student Spotlight

Students Take Learning on the Road

Jepson students hit the road, so to speak, on a number of occasions this year in an effort to expand upon and test their classroom learning. They toured the homes of two U.S. presidents in Charlottesville, Va.; attended a leadership conference in Annapolis, Md.; participated in the Ethics Bowl at Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Va.; and assisted with rebuilding efforts along the Gulf Coast.
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Adrian Bitton, '09, Asks Winning Quest Question

Sophomore Adrian Bitton won the Quest V competition from among a pool of 947 entries with her question, How is it all connected?


Jesse Kedy, '07, Brings an International Perspective to Classroom, Work

Jesse Kedy, '07, who holds dual British and Israeli citizenship, hopes to parlay the unique international perspective he brings to his classes at the University into a job offer from a U.S. organization seeking a diverse workforce.
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Alumni News

Brainstorming Session Generates Exciting Ideas for Alumni Outreach

A recent brainstorming session attended by nine alumni, five administrators and staff members and three current students generated exciting ideas about ways for alumni to reconnect with each other and the School.  
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Christopher Poulos, '97, Named Connecticut Teacher of the Year

How does it feel to be recognized as the best among 48,000 peers? Ask Christopher Poulos, '97, Connecticut's 2007 Teacher of the Year.
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Alumni Spotlight: Jepson Goes Global

Rebecca Ponder, '05, and Elizabeth Friend, '06, Discover the Joys of Teaching and Learning in Namibia and China When Rebecca Ponder, '05, and Elizabeth Friend, '06, signed on as volunteers with WorldTeach, they may not have guessed that they would learn as much, if not more, from their students in Namibia and China as their students learned from them.
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Army Capt. Christopher Botterbusch, '03, Helps U.S. Troops Stay Wired in Iraq

Many people would undoubtedly greet the prospect of spending a year in Iraq with trepidation. But Army Capt. Christopher Botterbusch, ’03, viewed deployment to Iraq as just part of the job.
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David Lynn, '00, Lauds Unique Learning Environment at American School of Paris

David Lynn, ’00, has known since a young age that he wanted to teach, and so he has—in Hungary, China, the United States and, most recently, France at the American School of Paris (ASP), where he serves as a middle school educator, club advisor and sports coach.
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Merilee Karr, '98, Develops Global Business Strategies for Shell

Merilee Karr, ’98, spends her days developing global business strategies for energy and petrochemical giant Shell and her evenings unwinding with a jog along the Thames River or dinner with friends in a London pub.
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