Spring Awards Season

On Friday, 8th March, students, staff and guests gathered for the March 2018 intake Completion Ceremony at the Yale Club New York. The guest of honor, Duncan Karcher (Director of Operations at Starr International) gave an inspiring address to the assembly challenging us to leave our comfort zone, special awards were announced by John Raffaeli (Vice Chairman of Board of Trustees) and Matthew Thompson was elected by his peers to give the valedictory.

To view the album of photographs of the Ceremony taken by our event photographer James Higgins, go to Mountbatten Connect.

This month's newsletter also features a Social Entrepreneur and a Rising Star nomination.


Social Entrepreneur

Varun Bhanot

New York, Aug 2012

"We want to start using deeper tech to solve deeper problems. Clothing is a great start but we want to really make a long term step change. One idea is building fintech tools to open financial services to those homeless who are typically locked out of traditional banking. Another is using innovative tech to dramatically reduce the cost of home-building to help solve the crisis."

Alum of the Month

Laura Donaldson
London Program, March 2011

"I currently work as a Service Team Leader in Pharmacy Financial Management Client Services at Inmar in Winston-Salem, NC".


A Day in the Life

Lindsey Shindler
London Program, March 2011

"2U has the best culture of any workplace I've been in...last year's Annual Meeting was pretty spectacular, Chip [CEO] invited former First Lady Michelle Obama to speak!"


Rising Star
Caitlin Williams (New York Program, August 2015) has been nominated for The Drum Marketing Awards Rising Star. The Awards are to be announced shortly. Congratulations to Caitlin for the nomination!
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2019 Churchill Fellow

Clara Widdison (New York Program, March 2012) has been announced as one of 150 Fellows by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. Part of the Enterprise: supporting social impact category, Clara will be travelling to North America to research multifunctional community food hubs.

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