May 29, 2023

Conservation Trust Luncheon Highlights UMW Connections

UMW contingent pose at NVCT luncheon.

UMW contingent pose at NVCT luncheon.

Former UMW Student President Jay Sinha ’07 emceed the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust’s (NVCT) annual luncheon on March 15 in Alexandria.

The meeting brings together some 200 officials and area leaders to celebrate the non-profit’s achievements, with a focus this year on how land conservation improves water quality in our region.

Sinha, one of Singh’s former political science students, recently joined the NVCT board, volunteering his time and talents to the nonprofit – one of many connections the university shares with the trust. Each year, UMW students participate in NVCT internships.

UMW has generously supported the NVCT and this event by sponsoring a table for the last two years. A group of environmentally-minded students – including Shelby Correia and Tommy White – joined Kathy Harrigan, executive director of Friends of the Rappahannock on March 15. The Center for International Education’s Ann Witkowski also took part.