Alumni (Scholar)

Dave Buckley

Maryland Jefferson Scholar
Baltimore, Maryland
B.A. University of Virginia (2004)
M.A. Queen's College Belfast (2005)
Ph.D. Georgetown University (2013)


Class of 2004 Trustee; International Relations Organization, president, treasurer, historian; Jefferson Literary and Debating Society; Wilson Journal of International Affairs, founder; Madison House, Holiday Sharing Program, On Our Own Center Program; Catholic Students Association; Great Ideas Lecture Series, director; Ivanhoe Road Community Service Program; Children of Abraham Institute; Echols First Year Seminar facilitator; George C. Mitchell Scholar; Omicron Delta Kappa First Year Recognition; Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society; Raven Society First Year Recognition; Raven Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Intermediate Honors; Dean’s List; Echols Scholar

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