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The Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges’ mission is to advance the distinctive values and strengths of our seventeen independent Virginia member colleges and universities. We do this by securing financial support, increasing visibility, facilitating innovative and collaborative programs, and supporting initiatives which ensure that this personalized educational experience remains an affordable choice for tomorrow’s citizen-leaders.

Student Spotlights
Chloe Goode, University of Richmond
Chloe Goode, University of Richmond

Sherley Arias-Pimentel, a senior at the University of Richmond, is majoring in anthropology and global studies.

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Jaden Kuehner, Washington and Lee University
Jaden Kuehner, Washington and Lee University

Posi Oluwakuyide, a Bonner Scholar at Washington and Lee University, will attend the Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Junior Summer Institute Fellowship at the University

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Andy Chitwood, Roanoke College
Andy Chitwood, Roanoke College

Luke Konst spent this past summer conducting research in a lab as part of the Summer Scholars Program. He explored the synthetic utility of palladium-catalyzed carbon-carbon bonding

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Abby Thomson, Randolph-Macon College
Abby Thomson, Randolph-Macon College

Katie Herzberger was part of the inaugural class of R-MC’s Nursing program, which began in 2019.

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Jadin Wilkening, Randolph College
Jadin Wilkening, Randolph College

Bickey, a member of the Randolph College men’s basketball team, spent last summer interning with the Rocky Mountain Vibes baseball team in Colorado, with support from a Randolph

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Catherine Young, Marymount University
Catherine Young, Marymount University

Nicholas Mariel is an active leader in the Marymount community through his roles as a Men’s Volleyball player, SGA Senator, Vice President of College Republicans and President

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Grace Gardner, Mary Baldwin University
Grace Gardner, Mary Baldwin University

Tralani Simpson leads the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership — MBU’s all-female corps of cadets — as first captain.

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Charvi Gangwani, Hollins University
Charvi Gangwani, Hollins University

Jacquelyne interned with the Virginia Department of Health Professions’ Healthcare Workforce Data Center.

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George Langhammer, Hampden-Sydney College
George Langhammer, Hampden-Sydney College

Jack has excelled at Hampden-Sydney as a Tiger lacrosse player, Phi Beta Lambda president, Ferguson Career Center student and alumni relations intern, and as a student-athlete

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Ty Roberson, Emory & Henry College
Ty Roberson, Emory & Henry College

Thomas Peery is a member of the Emory & Henry College ROTC program, a program at the College that offers students the opportunity to graduate from the College with a commission

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Leigha Dillard, Bridgewater College
Leigha Dillard, Bridgewater College

Adalia Coleman is a four-time All-American and a Division III National Champion track and field athlete.

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Brandon Kwon, Virginia Wesleyan University
Brandon Kwon, Virginia Wesleyan University

Brandon Kwon, a member of the Batten Honors College, is in VWU’s pre-engineering program majoring in mathematics.

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Paula Dominguez, Shenandoah University
Paula Dominguez, Shenandoah University

Paula Dominquez is the director of finance for the Student Government Association, serves on the School of Business Advisory Board, is an undergraduate School of Business dean

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Carrington Osborne, University of Lynchburg
Carrington Osborne, University of Lynchburg

University of Lynchburg Special Education Major Carrington Osborne competed on NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior.”

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Micah Weston Campbell, Virginia Union University
Micah Weston Campbell, Virginia Union University

Micah Weston Campbell’s resilience and tenacity are inspired by the words of New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell, leader of a nonprofit organization that has trained

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Zelda Vasquez Ramirez, Sweet Briar College
Zelda Vasquez Ramirez, Sweet Briar College

Zelda is a Presidential Scholar, president of the LatinX club, a Mary K. Benedict Award winner and over this past summer, she was an intern at Glad Manufacturing Company.

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