Alumni (Scholar)

Allison Abramson

Randolph P. Barton Family Jefferson Scholar
Charleston, South Carolina
B.A. University of Virginia (2004)
M.S. Georgetown University (2007)
Ph.D. Emory University (2015)


Women’s Club Volleyball; Madison House, Athletics Head Program director, YMCA girls basketball coach; Bioethics Society, assistant director of administration; U.Va. Hospital, Digestive Health Center of Excellence volunteer; Reformed University Fellowship; Delta Delta Delta; Greek Woman of the Fall Semester; Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Society; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Intermediate Honors; Dean’s List

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