Washington and Lee alumnae Stacy McLoughlin Taylor, of the Class of 2002, and Kelly Evans, of the Class of 2007, were honored on Friday, Oct. 5, with the University's 2012 Distinguished Young Alumni Awards.
The presentation was made during the University's Young Alumni Weekend.
Stacy, who founded the Nabors Service League at W&L and was active in the Shepherd Poverty Program, earned an M.B.A. in public management and social innovation from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 2009, and a master's in public administration in urban policy from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 2011.
The winner of a Rotary International Scholarship in 2004, she studied at Bogazici University, in Turkey, and then studied Spanish in Nicaragua and Guatemala. She was a board member of Better Understanding of Life in Africa (BULA) and started W&L's Elrod Fellowship program, which connects recent graduates with public interest work and provides alumni mentorship in selected cities.
Most recently, she has worked for the Food Trust in Philadelphia, which provides healthy food to under-served residents. She is the program manager for healthy food access.
Kelly, a journalism and mass communications major and co-captain of the women's lacrosse team, covered real estate and economics for The Wall Street Journal, writing for the Journal’s influential “Ahead of the Tape” column and for “Heard on the Street.” She also hosted the “News Hub” video report on WSJ.com, and was a frequent guest on television and radio. She was one of the moderators for a Republican presidential primary debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
This past February, Kelly moved to CNBC as an on-air correspondent. Based in London, she reported across CNBC’s business day programming and presented the “Squawk Box” in the United States. She now co-anchors “Worldwide Exchange,” which covers business and investment industry stories.