Madeline Chiavini (McIntire ’11)
As an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame, Madeline Chiavini sampled a wide variety of courses. When she graduated in 2010 with a degree in literature and philosophy and a passion for the workings of the financial world, however, she knew she had to fill in some gaps in order to qualify for a graduate program in finance. So she entered the masters’ program at the McIntire School of Commerce.
Daniel Crocker (Graduate Arts & Sciences '95)
Daniel Crocker’s involvement with a U.Va. engineering class in Panama City, Panama, led him to reflect on his own time spent in Charlottesville.Through his position at the US Embassy in Panama, he helped coordinate events for students participating in a January term class in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Denise and Doug Stuard (Parents ’13)
At an hour when most students are still sound asleep, Scott Stuard (Col ’13) is already putting hand to oar in one of his grueling six-days-a-week rowing practices.
Rowing hasn’t always been Scott’s thing. In fact, before walking on to the Virginia Men’s Rowing team in 2009, he had never touched an oar—nor was he a morning person. Now, however, he accepts 5-a.m. wakeup calls without hesitation.
Jessica Childress (Col ’07, Law ’10)
From a young age, Jessica Childress (Col ’07, Law ’10) had a “profound appreciation for U.Va.” instilled in her—primarily by her mother, a Curry School alumna, and her grandfather, a former University employee. Thus, it is unsurprising that after seven years on Grounds, the now licensed attorney has found herself heeding a lesson learned early in her college career: taking ownership of one’s alma mater means assuming a leading role in its future.
Lisa Holloway Barber (Col ’03)
Lisa Holloway Barber wasn’t prepared for the culture of scholarship she found when she arrived at U.Va. Growing up in a working class family, she attended average schools where she was rarely required to think in order to get good grades. All that changed when she got to the University.