Alumni (Scholar)

Lawson Wijesooriya

William G. Pannill Jefferson Scholar
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
B.A. University of Virginia (2002)
Professional Sectors:
Business Development


Madison House, Big Sibling Program; Friends Helping Friends; Club Sports Council, vice president; Women’s Club Lacrosse, president; First Year Fellowship; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; University Guide Service; Kappa Delta, Standards Board, sisterhood chair, spirit chair; Habitat for Humanity, Building aCROSS organizer; Lawn resident; Raven Society; Phi Beta Kappa; Intermediate Honors; Dean’s List

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