Alumni (Scholar)

Karen Heys

Frank and Ann Hereford Jefferson Scholar
Chattanooga, Tennessee
B.A. University of Virginia (1994)
M.A.T. University of San Francisco (2003)
Professional Sector:


University Guide Service, Disciplinarian; University Journal, Production Staff; Madison House, Tutoring Program, Administrative Assistant; Soccer Organization of Charlottesville-Albemarle, Coach; Learning Needs and Evaluation Center Volunteer; Women's Center Volunteer; Outing Club; Student Council, Admissions Committee, SAVE Program; Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Department of Biology; First Year Seminar Facilitator; Virginia Society for the Recruitment of Special Scholars; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Dean's List; Echols Scholar

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