Alumni (Scholar)

James Kennedy

Peter and Crisler Quick Jefferson Scholar
New York, New York
B.A. University of Virginia (2006)
M.A. New York University (2015)
Professional Sector:


Resident Staff, resident assistant; House Council advisor; Madison House, Boosters Program; American Forensics Association debate co-captain; Jefferson Literary and Debating Society, president, Executive Committee, Public Services chair, Debate and Oratory chair, Probationary Committee; Habitat for Humanity; SERVE; LASE 161 Rhetoric in Theory and Practice; University Programs Council, PK German Committee; Liberal Arts Seminar, course designer, moderator; Students Taking a Stand; Virginia Soccer League; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Summer Research Award; Raven Society; Intermediate Honors; Dean’s List; Echols Scholar

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