October 1, 2023

Young, Pack Take Part in Leadership Fredericksburg

Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Studies Kimberly Young will serve on the faculty for Leadership Fredericksburg’s latest cohort, which will include Director of Graduate Admissions Christy Pack as a fellow. Read more.

Lawson Graduates from Leadership Fredericksburg

Kunle Lawson, head coach of UMW's cross country and track and field programs

Kunle Lawson, head coach of UMW’s cross country and track and field programs

Kunle Lawson, head coach of UMW’s cross country and track and field programs, was a graduate of the 13th Leadership Fredericksburg class, which graduated 31 fellows during a virtual ceremony May 15 on Facebook. Lawson has coached at UMW for the past four years; prior to that, he served as director of track and field at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. Congratulations, Kunle!

The 31 fellows – who came from such local organizations as Mary Washington Healthcare, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Rappahannock Area Community Service Board and the Central Rapphannock Regional Library – began their Leadership Fredericksburg experience last September with a personality profile assessment. Each month, community, business, nonprofit, political and educational leaders offered the fellows insights about their personal leadership journeys. In addition, each fellow was paired with a trained mentor from the business community who supported their progress throughout the program.

Prior to graduation, four teams from the class of 31 fellows presented the results of their Community Action Projects for the Fredericksburg Rescue Squad. Each team presented reports on their projects during the Project Presentations on Facebook Live. Read more.

Courtney Chapman Thomas Completes Leadership Course

Courtney Chapman Thomas

Courtney Chapman Thomas, director of leadership and coordinator of strategic initiatives, recently graduated from the Leadership Fredericksburg program. Thomas was one of 28 graduates who completed the eight-month leadership program through the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The program, started in 2008, teaches participants about the businesses, issues, government, history, resources and challenges that impact the economic and community dynamics of the Fredericksburg region.

Past UMW participants include Allyson Moerman, Mary Parnell, Leah Cox, Susan Knick and Donna Mejia.

For more information about the program, visit http://www.fredericksburgchamber.org/leadership/index.htm.