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Introducing the M.S. in Accounting GCOM Council

Every M.S. in Accounting class elects peers to represent them on the Graduate Commerce (GCOM) Council.

There are two branches of the GCOM Council: an M.S. in Accounting branch and an M.S. in Commerce branch. Together, they sponsor educational, social, community, and cultural activities while building a sense of community among students, faculty, and staff. They also facilitate interactions between the students and greater Charlottesville community.


Clesson AllmanClesson Allman

Undergraduate School: University of South Carolina
Undergraduate Major: B.S. in Accounting and Finance

Council Position: Chief Operating Officer

Goal: I want to facilitate as many events as possible for my peers.

Favorite Part So Far: The faculty

Fun Fact: I lived in Germany for nine years.

Favorite Show: Right now, “The Boys.” All-time, “The Office.”

Favorite Quote: “That’s baseball.” – Charlie Kelly

Favorite Song: “In the Flesh” by Pink Floyd

Message to Classmates: Make it count. It’s only nine months.


Noah JenningsNoah Jennings

Undergraduate School: Virginia Tech
Undergraduate Major: B.S. in Accounting

Council Position: Chief Operating Officer

Goal: My biggest goal for this year is to bring people together despite the boundaries of our current circumstances. Having interactions with each other as a class is how we will remember our experience here, so it is vital that we can be together.

Favorite Part So Far: My favorite part is the diverse group of individuals in the program. We have people from different backgrounds and experiences. Then, we are asked to work together in teams, which is an experience that will apply to all of our careers.

Fun Fact: I have a pet buffalo.

Favorite Show: “Breaking Bad”

Favorite Quote: “Truth is like poetry…most people hate poetry.”

Favorite Song: “See Through” by The Band CAMINO

Message to Classmates: I look forward to getting to know as many people as possible. I care deeply about the relationships I build because having people who support you is the key to success in our careers and in all aspects of our lives. So, I look forward to all the experiences we have this year!


Hannah Lefebvre

Undergraduate School: Lee University
Undergraduate Major: B.S. in Accounting

Council Position: Chief Financial Officer

Goal: I want to help build community in the M.S. in Accounting Program.

Favorite Part So Far: Cybersecurity class

Fun Fact: I went to Italy last December and got to see the Amalfi Coast, Rome, and Pompeii! My entire study-abroad group missed our original flight there, so I have a few airport horrors stories.

Favorite Show: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Favorite Quote: “Sometimes happiness is a feeling. Sometimes it’s a decision.”

Message to Classmates: I’m excited to get to know you this year!


Vernon Overton Ragland IVVernon Overton Ragland IV

Undergraduate School: University of Virginia
Undergraduate Major: B.A. in Economics and Statistics

Position: Chief Executive Officer

Goal: My goal is to create an inclusive community that turns into a family for life.

Favorite Part So Far: Students and faculty

Fun Fact: I traveled to Minneapolis in 2019 to see UVA win the national championship.

Favorite Show: “The Blacklist”

Favorite Quote: “The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.” – Kobe Bryant

Favorite Song: “God’s Plan” by Drake

Message to Classmates: Enjoy your time in Charlottesville. Explore the natural areas, try all the restaurants, and build relationships that you can carry with you for a lifetime. Every one of you is here for a purpose; never forget that. I look forward to serving all of you and getting to know everyone!

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