Alumni (Scholar)

Cole Chisom

Roxanna and Ralph Joynes Jefferson Scholar
Salem, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (2020)


Inter-Fraternity Council, president; HackCville, Rethink; ReinventED Lab, Idea and Development intern, program co-coordinator; Honor Committee, support officer; Tadler Fellowship in Impact Investing; Batten School, research assistant; Department of Economics, research assistant; Department of Statistics, teaching assistant; One in Four, Executive Committee; Madison House, Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope; Seeds of Hope Brazil; Beta Theta Pi, Executive Committee; Echols Scholar; Dean's List; Jefferson Public Citizens Grant; Royster-Lawton Fellowship; Intermediate Honors; Kenneth G. Elzinga Scholarship for Academic Excellence; Duncan Clark Hyde Award; Lawn resident; Phi Beta Kappa

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