Alumni (Scholar)

Ben Skipper

Joseph R. Daniel Jefferson Scholar
Charlottesville, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (2003)
M.Ed. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2014)
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Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department, Membership Committee, firefighter; Miller School 7th and 8th grade basketball coach, varsity tennis coach; Madison House, tutor, Big Sibling Program director; Resident Staff, Webb House senior resident, resident advisor; Phi Delta Theta, founding father, Inter-Fraternity Council representative; University Judiciary Committee, Sexual Assault subcommittee, investigator; Hispanic Peer Mentor, Selections Committee; Omicron Delta Kappa First Year Recognition; Raven Society First Year Recognition; Lawn resident; IMP Society; Dean’s List

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