Alumni (Scholar)

Debra Gill

Reverend Calvin and Frances Blackwell Jefferson Scholar
Bronx, New York
B.A. University of Virginia (1989)
Ph.D. UCLA (1998)
Professional Sector:
Healthcare Services


First Year Council, Vice-President; University Guide Service; Madison House Volunteer, Hotline Volunteer Trainer; First Year Seminar; Co-chair of Monroe Hill Residential College Academic and Cultural Committee; “TARGET” Steering Committee; Presidential Advisory Committee on Education and Employment Opportunities, Student Member; Presidential Advisory Committee for Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, Student Member; Restoration Ball Committee; Z Society First Year Recognition; Gooch Scholarship Award Recipient; Leadership America Scholarship; Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology; Lawn Resident; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Beta Kappa; Raven Society; Intermediate Honors; Dean’s List; Distinguished Majors Program; Echols Scholar

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