Alumni (Scholar)

Colleen Babiak

William G. Pannill Jefferson Scholar
Fair Haven, New Jersey
B.A. University of Virginia (2013)
M.B.A. Columbia University in the City of New York (2018)
Professional Sectors:
Business Development
Law/Legal Services


Ronald Reagan Centennial Celebration, National Youth Leadership Committee; The Burke Society, public affairs chair; The Alexander Hamilton Society, event coordinator; Madison House, tutor, day care; St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, lector; Catholic Student Ministry; Relay for Life; Days on the Lawn; Second Year Council, Academic and Career Development Committee; College Republicans; Pancakes for Parkinson's; Hoo Crew; Intramural Sports, soccer, flag football; Charlottesville Half Marathon, finisher; Duncan Clark Hyde Award for Academic Achievement in Economics; Phi Beta Kappa; Intermediate Honors; Dean's List; Echols Scholar

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