Department: alumni news

Sesame in Syria

Sesame in Syria

Sherrie Westin (Col ’80) helps bring the early-education programs of Sesame Street to refugee camps in the Middle East.

Fall 2018

Williams’ World

Williams’ World

Jarmere Jenkins (Col ’13) has found his sweet spot as hitting partner for superstar Serena Williams.

Fall 2018

From Bosnia, With Love

From Bosnia, With Love

An Air Force master sergeant’s first deployment changed her life

A stint in Sarajevo inspired Katie Gar Ward (Col ’08) to do something for the country's many street dogs.

Fall 2018

Looking back on tragedy

Looking back on tragedy

In new book, alum details the immense work of bringing space shuttle Columbia home

Mike Leinbach (Arch ’76, Engr ’81) led the extraordinary effort to piece together the space shuttle Columbia just days after he gave the go-ahead at its launch.

Summer 2018

Greeks Bearing Gifts

Greeks Bearing Gifts

With support for the Rotunda and Jefferson Scholarships, fraternities and sororities show that charity doesn’t always begin at the house.

From scholarships to Rotunda restoration, Greek organizations are giving back and standing out in a big way.

Spring 2018

UVA Born and Bread

UVA Born and Bread

Wahoo’s acclaimed NOLA restaurant has a slice of Charlottesville

Mason Hereford (Col ’08) and his award-winning sandwiches.

Winter 2017

Oldest known alum dies at 107

Oldest known alum dies at 107

John Risher | May 11, 1910–November 3, 2017

Dr. John Risher (Col ’32, Med ’36), who had been the University’s oldest known living alum, died November 3, 2017. He was 107.

November 3, 2017

A League of His Own

A League of His Own

Former Wahoo Roger Mason Jr. heads up new BIG3

Former Virginia basketball star Roger Mason (Arch ’03) is teaming with Ice Cube in a new venture.

Fall 2017

Top of Her ‘Game’

Top of Her ‘Game’

Q&A with Janet Graham Borba (Col ’79), the HBO senior executive responsible for making television’s most ambitious fantasy a reality

Q&A with ‘Game of Thrones’ exec Janet Graham Borba (Col ’79).

Summer 2017

Brady’s Go-To Man

Brady’s Go-To Man

The sports agent called on to deflate Deflategate

An exclusive interview with Don Yee, the sports agent who helped sort out the New England Patriots’ “Deflategate” scandal in 2015.

Spring 2017

Person to Person

Person to Person

The Mead Money program helps students and faculty bond outside the classroom

The Mead Money program encourages faculty to form strong bonds with students outside the classroom by paying for their lunch.

Winter 2016

Drawing the Elite

Drawing the Elite

Ridley program helps diversify student body

The Alumni Association’s Ridley Scholarship Fund helps the University compete with other top schools to attract elite African-American students.

Fall 2016

All Together Now

All Together Now

The ins and outs of starting—and running—an Alumni Interest Group

The ins and outs of starting—and running—a UVA alumni interest group.

Summer 2016

New Format for Reunions 2016

New Format for Reunions 2016

Consecutive-weekend schedule to accommodate more attendees

Celebrating a reunion this June? See what’s different this time around.

Spring 2016

How to Ace an Interview

How to Ace an Interview

Alumni experts emphasize the importance of human connection

Job interviews will always be stressful. The stakes are high, and the margin for error is slim. Here's how Alumni Career Services can help.

Winter 2015

Going the Distance

Going the Distance

UVA alumni fare better than others in employment and well-being, Gallup survey shows

The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index measures the long-term success of college graduates along three axes—and shows that UVA alumni come out ahead of their peers on each.

Fall 2015

Pass It On

Pass It On

Alumni reach out to undergraduates through the Virginia Alumni Mentoring program

The Virginia Alumni Mentoring program matches students who are interested in a certain profession with graduates who are established in that field.

Summer 2015

Ordinary Genius

Ordinary Genius

Henry Muhlbauer is majoring in engineering at UVA He is also 12 years old.

Twelve-year-old engineering student Henry Muhlbauer discusses his life on Grounds.

Spring 2015

Did You YAR?

Did You YAR?

Largest crowd ever attends Young Alumni Reunions

More than 3,300 people attended Young Alumni Reunions on the Saturday evening of Homecomings Weekend in October.

Winter 2014

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