Alumni (Scholar)

John Connolly

Farish Family Jefferson Scholar
Wilmington, Delaware
B.A. University of Virginia (2017)
Professional Sectors:
Healthcare Services


Alternative Spring Break, president, development chair, site leader (San Juan); Student Council, Community Affairs Committee, co-chair, Public Service Committee, co-chair; Madison House: Big Siblings Program, project director, Latino and Migrant Aid; University Judiciary Committee, Sexual Misconduct Subcommittee, co-chair, counselor, First Year Judiciary Committee, chair; Phi Delta Theta, vice president, warden; Cavalier Daily, opinion columnist; Student Entrepreneurs for Economic Development; Politics research assistant for Dr. Steven Rhoads; Jefferson Public Service Fellow; Harrison Grant (twice recipient); Intermediate Honors; Raven Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Truman Scholarship, finalist; Lawn Resident; Dean’s List; Echols Scholar

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