Alumni (Scholar)

Jason Bernd

Olive B. and Franklin C. Mac Krell Jefferson Scholar
Virginia Beach, Virginia
B.S. University of Virginia (2001)
M.B.A. Stanford Graduate School of Business (2006)


Varsity Wrestling; Athletes in Action, student leader; Student Athlete Mentor Program, SAM Council, Hazing Committee; Rodman Scholars Council, Student Advising Committee chair; One in Four, co-founder, scribe; Echols/Rodman liaison; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Golden Key National Honor Society; IMP Society King; Omicron Delta Kappa; Donald F. Othmer Academic Excellence Award 2000; NASA Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholar; Tau Beta Pi; ACC Top VI Award; ACC Honor Roll; American Institute of Chemists Award; Alvin Hurd McNeilly Memorial Scholarship; Research and Design Symposium Award; Raven Society; Lawn resident; Intermediate Honors; Dean’s List; Rodman Scholar

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