Alumni (Scholar)

Zayde Antrim

The Elson Jefferson Scholar
Richmond, Virginia
B.A. University of Virginia (1995)
M.Phil. University of Oxford St. Antony's College (1997)
Ph.D. Harvard University (2005)


University Journal, Associate News Editor; Lead Role in “Broken Cadences”; Intramural Aerobics Instructor; SAFE (Sexual Assault Facts and Education) Volunteer, President; SARA (Sexual Assault Resource Agency) Volunteer, Consortium Chair; Madison House, Tutor; Monroe Hill College Portal Representative; First Year Focus Facilitator; Year-long Internship with the National Shakespeare Theater in New York, New York; College Advisory Board, History Department Representative; African Crossroads, Executive Editor; Lawn Resident; Z Society First Year Recognition; Raven Society, Vice President, Raven Award; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Beta Kappa; Intermediate Honors; Rhodes Scholarship; Edward and Barbara Younger Prize; Marshall Scholarship; Society of the Cincinnati Thomas Ball Scholarship; Bernard Peyton Chamberlain Memorial Prize in History; Thirteen Society; Dean's List; Echols Scholar; History Distinguished Majors Program

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