Alumni (Scholar)

Bob Downes

Joseph R. Daniel Jefferson Scholar
Cockeysville, Maryland
B.S. University of Virginia (1985)
J.D. George Washington University Law School (1991)


Varsity Lacrosse; Lacrosse Coach, Henley Middle School, Western Albemarle High School; Press Box Assistant , Basketball, Football, Lacrosse; Phi Delta Theta, Assistant Treasurer, Treasurer/ Executive Board Member; Beta Alpha Psi, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Co-chairman; Dormitory Social Committee; Investments Club; ACC Scholar Athlete; Dean's List; Intermediate Honors

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