Jepson School News

From the Dean's Desk: The Year in Review

As he prepared to turn over the reins to incoming dean Sandra Peart, interim dean J. Thomas Wren reflected on the highlights of the past year at Jepson.
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Jepson Salutes the Class of 2007

The Jepson faculty and staff congratulate the Class of 2007 on their many accomplishments.
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Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Speak Out on Controversial Issues

Members of the Jepson faculty, never content to sit idly by while others debate the hot-button issues of the day, have been particularly vocal in the public forum during recent months.
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"Reflections on Leadership" Weighs Merits of Burns' Seminal Study 

Three current and two former faculty members contributed chapters to the recently published "Reflections on Leadership," which analyzes and critiques James MacGregor Burns' 1978 seminal study, "Leadership."
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Student Spotlight

Daryl Agran, '08, Excels at the "Intern Challenge"

Daryl Agran, ’08, wasn’t kidding when she said securing an internship had been a challenge. She was one of 30 students chosen from a pool of 227 applicants to compete in public relations firm Manning Selvage and Lee's "Intern Challenge."
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Five Students and a Recent Graduate Awarded Fellowships to Pursue Internships, Research

Five students and one recent graduate received fellowships to support their internships and research this summer as they pursue projects as diverse as the empowerment of women and children in Appalachia, the leadership of jazz great Wynton Marsalis and the viability of community watersheds.
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Alumni News

Introducing Class Notes!

You asked for them, and you got them. Check out the inaugural class notes for all the latest news on your friends and former classmates.

Upcoming Events Include 15th Anniversary, Homecoming, Forum, Presidential Receptions

The Jepson faculty and staff invite all alumni to attend the School's 15th anniversary celebration, Homecoming, the 2007-08 Jepson Leadership Forum and one or more of the welcome receptions for President Edward L. Ayers.

Alumni Spotlight: Populating the Halls of Academe

Spider Morgan Benton, '96, Spins Virtual Webs

Morgan Benton's desire to solve problems has led him on a circuitous route from English-language teacher in Japan, to avid computer gamer, to assistant professor of information systems at James Madison University.
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Adrienne Capps, ’98, Gives as Good as She Gets

As a nonprofit fundraiser, most recently for Pace University, Adrienne Capps has seen firsthand the difference a monetary gift can make. Perhaps that is why she felt compelled to create the Jablin Research Fellowship in memory of beloved Jepson professor Fredric Jablin.
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Maia Carter Hallward, '98, Searches for Answers to Peace, Justice in Middle East

Maia Carter Hallward has spent the years since her college graduation living in and learning about the Middle East, focusing largely on the volatile relationship between Israelis and Palestinians. Now she shares her passion for finding answers to some of the region's peace and justice issues with her students at Kennesaw State University.
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Whether Center Court or Courtside, Michele "Belle" Koclanes, '02, at Top of Her Game 

Michele "Belle" Koclanes is proof positive that athletes can be scholars and scholars can be athletes. She excelled first as a student-athlete at University of Richmond and now as an assistant coach of the women's basketball team at University of Pennsylvania.
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Evan Baum, '03, Transitions from Life as Student to Student-Life Career

As an undergraduate, Evan Baum enjoyed the benefits of the countless student services provided by faculty and staff.  Now he directs and coordinates similar services for more than 8,000 students in his role as director of undergraduate academic programs for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.
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