Alumni (Scholar)

Steven Shepard

Holbert L. Harris Foundation Jefferson Scholar
Alexandria, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (2001)
J.D. Yale University (2007)
Professional Sector:
Law/Legal Services


First Year Players, actor; University Mediation Services; The Whethermen, co-founder, co-president; Spectrum Theatre, founder, artistic director, Romeo and Juliet director; Brothers United Celebrating Knowledge and Success facilitator; Resident Staff, resident advisor; Western Albemarle Rescue Squad, emergency medical technician; Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, volunteer; Catherine Underwood Memorial Scholarship; Raven Society; Omicron Delta Kappa; Golden Key National Honor Society; Thirteen Society; Lawn resident; Phi Beta Kappa, Beta of Virginia Book Award; Shannon Award; Intermediate Honors; Dean’s List; Echols Scholar.

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