Alumni (Scholar)

Abby Adams

Westminster Schools Jefferson Scholar
Atlanta, Georgia
B.A. University of Virginia (2011)
M.B.A. University of Chicago (2017)
Professional Sectors:
Business Development


Arts & Sciences Council, treasurer (2010-11), past president, publicity chair, First-Year Committee, Executive Committee, outreach chair, Grants Selection Committee; Student Council, proxy representative; Madison House, Habitat for Humanity; Maupin House Council, intramural coordinator; College Foundation Board, student member; Sustained Dialogue; Majors Advising Program advisor; Chi Omega; First Year Fellowship; Reformed University Fellowship, Supper Club; Alternative Spring Break, Belize; SERVE; Days on the Lawn, Lunch Buddies team leader; Raven Society, Raven Council treasurer (2010-11); Gosnell Writing Prize; Raven Society First Year Recognition; Phi Beta Kappa; Intermediate Honors; Dean's List; Echols Scholar

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