Alumni (Scholar)

David Szakonyi

Olive B. and Franklin C. Mac Krell Jefferson Scholar
Palos Park, Illinois
Ph.D. Columbia University
B.A. University of Virginia (2006)


Madison House, Soccer Organization of Charlottesville/ Albemarle coach, program director; First Year Council, Lefevre House Council; Student Council, Legislative Affairs Committee; Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, Debate and Oratory, Probationary, and Public Service Committees; Virginia Soccer League; Lucky Nickels Soccer captain; University Programs Council, PK German Committee; Inter-Fraternity Council, Judiciary Committee head counselor, Executive Board; Pi Kappa Phi, historian, Alumni Relations chair; Amnesty International; Salvation Army of Charlottesville volunteer; Habitat for Humanity, spring break volunteer; WTJU volunteer and rock show host; Rare Books School Program staff; Class of 2006 Trustee, Alumni Relations Committee; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Order of Omega; Dean’s List

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