Alumni (Scholar)

Laurie Johnston

Frank Batten Jefferson Scholar
Class: 1997
Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland
B.A. University of Virginia (1997)
M.Div. Harvard Divinity School (2001)
Ph.D. Boston College
Professional Sector:

Charlottesville Pregnancy Center, volunteer counselor; Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, large group coordinator, president; Campus Crusade for Christ; First Year Fellowship; Collegium Musicum, recorder player; Russian House resident; First Right; Trinity Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Departmental Recognition, Department of Slavic Language and Literature; Department of Chemistry undergraduate assistant, teaching assistant; Transfer Student Peer Advisor; University of Pittsburgh Summer Russian Language Institute Scholarship recipient; Student, University of Kazan, Kazan, Russia (spring 1997); Phi Beta Kappa; Lawn resident; Intermediate Honors; Dean's List; Echols Scholar; Echols Interdisciplinary Russian with Distinction

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