Student Stories

Students walking outside of Garrett Hall
Jul 09, 2019

The Batten School Announces 2019-2020 Recipients of the Bocock and Hitz Public Service Fellowship

Today, the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy announced the 2019-20 student recipients of the Bocock and Hitz Public Service Fellowship. Established in 2012 by a generous gift from Mary Buford and Fred Hitz, the Bocock and Hitz Public Service Fellowship Fund supports outstanding students in Batten’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree programs who are committed to effecting positive change through careers in public service.

Batten Graduation Balloons
Sep 11, 2019

Class of 2019 Student Awards

2019 Batten graduates received year-end recognition with an impressive range of accolades honoring academic achievement and attributes including intellectual curiosity, athletic success, character, service, kindness, and leadership.

Pobo Efekoro
May 10, 2019

He's One of a Kind: Batten's Pobo Efekoro

The ebullient young man who goes by Pobo is many things – a graduate student in UVA's Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, one of the elite throwers in NCAA track & field, an accomplished chess player and teacher, among them – but on this night he was an amateur working with a pro.