Alumni (Scholar)

Tennille Checkovich

Olsson Family Jefferson Scholar
Newport News, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (1998)
J.D. Yale Law School (2001)
Professional Sector:
Law/Legal Services


Honor Support Officer, counsel, First Year Honor liaison; Honor Committee, conference coordinator, senior coordinator; ISC Judiciary Committee, counsel, judge; Alpha Delta Pi, Executive Committee, officer; Resident Assistant, House Council advisor, program enhancer; ISC Alumnae/Faculty Relations Committee chair; Conference Services, U.Va. Housing Division, business manager; Omicron Delta Epsilon; Phi Beta Kappa; Golden Key National Honor Society; Lawn resident; Duncan Clark Hyde Prize recipient; Outstanding Economics Major, Class of 1998; Dillard Scholarship winner; received $3000 research grant from the Center for the Study of Children, Families and the Law to continue thesis research and produce a publishable article; Academic Forum Honoree; Intermediate Honors; Dean’s List; Echols Scholar; Economics Distinguished Majors Program

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