Rory Finnegan

Hilliard Family Jefferson Scholar
Class: 2018
Hometown: Flemington, New Jersey


HackCville, marketing and communications manager; The Pioneer, client manager, associate producer; Sustained Dialogue; Greens to Grounds; Cavalier Daily, photographer; Madison House Service Organization, volunteer; Virginia Literary Review, art editor; Kappa Delta, social chair and kitchen manager; Humans of UVA, photographer; CLAS Education Abroad Scholarship for UVA Culture of London Summer 2015; Ingrassia Family Echols Scholar Research Grant, summer 2015 “The Pull of the Shore: Then & Now”; 3 photos accepted in the following exhibits: Clemons and Ruffner Student Galleries “Exploration” Exhibit, Spring 2015 - Spring 2016, McIntire Art and Commerce Committee Spring 2015 Exhibition, 5 photographs accepted;Virginia Literary Review Spring 2015, 2 photographs and 1 cover photo chosen; 3.7 Magazine 2014-2015; The Pioneer, client manager and associate producer; Jefferson Scholar Selection Weekend, co-head of First Year planning team; Inter-Sorority Council, public relations chair; Berlin Fall of the Wall Undergraduate Prize Contest, 4th place, photography essay; University Award for Projects in the Arts, summer 2015, project “The Pull of the Shore: Then & Now”; Raven Society Fellowship Award for Summer 2016; Harrison Undergraduate Research Award for Summer 2016; Echols Scholar

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