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W&L Alum Named Jefferson Fellow

Robert Foster, of Washington and Lee’s Class of 2007, has received a Jefferson Fellowship from the University of Virginia and will attend the Darden School of Business in the fall.

A physics-engineering major at W&L and captain of the Generals’ football team, Robert received his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California.

He’s been in the Los Angeles area since graduation, working first as a systems engineer with Northrop Grumman on several different projects, and most recently with Booz Allen Hamilton as a senior consultant on the Advanced Extremely High Frequency Satellite.

Robert was among 21 students in the new class of Jefferson Fellows. He is the only winner this year who will be attending Darden. The awards are based on merit and provide full financial support. The selection process is rigorous and includes a four-day competition in Charlottesville.

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