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Liberation & Freedom Day – Rain or Shine

Greetings from UVA! We are monitoring the weather forecast for Liberation & Freedom Day on Sunday, March 3rd and are hopeful that it will be a pleasant afternoon. Programming will begin inside the Rotunda Dome room at 3 pm rain or shine, and if need be, the blessing ceremony for the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers […]

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Congrats Christina and Sydney

Third year Scholars Christina Johnson and Sydney Williams received Intermediate Honors. This award is given to students in the College that are in the top 20% of their class and have earned at least 60 credits at UVA. Sydney sent me the attached pic from the ceremony today. Congrats ladies!!!Click here to congratulate Sydney  and Click […]

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Triston Smith Visits Brazil

I have the amazing honor of being chosen for the Ridley spotlight because of work that I have recently been able to participate in that is the effect of a range of opportunities granted to me. The most major of these is definitely being a Ridley Scholar; because of this blessing, I was able to […]

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Salem Zelalem, The London: Culture Past and Present program 

At first, I was hesitant about studying abroad to London. Three weeks seemed like an exorbitant amount of time to spend travelling with a group of strangers; I applied for the trip convinced it would be “good for me”, but had no idea how fundamentally life-changing the experience would become. The London: Culture Past and […]

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Sydney Williams, 2018 J-Term in St. Kitts and Nevis

During the 2018 J-term, I studied abroad in St. Kitts and Nevis. It was a wonderful and educational experience on an absolutely breathtaking tropical island. Specifically, I studied public health in both St. Kitts and Nevis with a primary focus on the prevention of HPV. We collaborated with local Non-Governmental Organizations, healthcare professionals, and teachers […]

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Dr. Derek E. Brown Scholarship Announced

10/2017 Dr. Derek E. Brown Scholarship Announced Dr. Chimene L. Brown created a new endowed fund in memory of her husband, Dr. Derek E. Brown.  The scholarship will be made available to third and fourth-year African-American male students, starting in fall, 2018.  The purpose of the fund is to provide a stipend to eligible students […]

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Ridley creates new academic award in partnership with the UVA Office of African-American Affairs.

The Ridley Scholarship Fund Board of Directors created a new award to honor the top academic performers among first-year and fourth-year African-American students at the University of Virginia.  The Ridley-OAAA Academic Achievement Awards were developed in partnership with the Office of African-American Affairs, and funded by the New York City and Washington, D.C. Ridley chapters. […]

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