Alumni (Scholar)

Ross Baird

New England Jefferson Scholar
Exeter, New Hampshire
B.A. University of Virginia (2007)
M.Phil. University of Oxford (2009)
Professional Sector:


Class of 2007 Trustees president; Third Year Council president; Second Year Council president; First Year Council, Minorities and Women’s Concerns Committee Student Council, Legislative Affairs Committee; Arts & Sciences Council; Madison House, Boosters Program; University Guide Service, LASE 152 facilitator; Phi Delta Theta, alumni chair, Phikeia educator, warden; Reformed University Fellowship; Center for Politics, instructor, International Youth Democracy Summit, intern; Center for the Study of the Presidency; Presidential Fellow; USA Today All-USA College Academic Team; Sheldon Award for the Study of Political and Cultural Communication; Stevenson Prize for Best Thesis in Politics Honors Program; David A. Harrison III Undergraduate Research Awards; Robert K. Gooch Scholarship; Greek Councils Outstanding Award; Raven Society president; Gray-Carrington Leadership Award; Marshall Scholarship; Harry S Truman Scholarship; Alumni Association’s Ernest H. Ern Distinguished Student Award; Lawn Resident; Intermediate Honors; Dean’s List; Echols Scholar

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