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Blake Stack
Assistant Director, Student Engagement and Bonner Scholars Program

Blake Stack serves as the assistant director of student engagement and the Bonner Scholars Program.

Before joining the University, he worked with nonprofit organizations focused on youth and community development. Most recently, Stack served with an ex-offender reentry program in Richmond’s Northside as a volunteer coordinator. In 2005, Stack graduated from Cairn University with a B.S. in business administration and a B.S. in religious studies.

Q&A with Blake Stack

What is your favorite/most meaningful book or film?

Thicker than Liquor by Wendell Berry.

Where are you originally from?

All over the East Coast. Born in Chattanooga, Tenn. Raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Allentown, Pa. Went to college and started working in Philadelphia, Pa. Now putting down roots in Richmond, Va.

What is your favorite restaurant or coffee shop in Richmond?

I love neighborhood restaurants that know their customers by name and genuinely love the food they serve. Kuba Kuba is a good one.

What is your favorite place or thing to do in Richmond?

My favorite places in Richmond are my neighborhood and the river. In both, I encounter rich histories, a diversity of life experiences, and people I love.

Why do you engage?

And so they waged the night, Uncle Peach striving with the Devil, Wheeler striving with Uncle Peach. It seemed to Wheeler that the two of them were lost together there in the dark house in the dark sky. He could not have told the time within three hours.

Once, after they had passed through yet another nightmare, Uncle Peach, who had momentarily waked, said slowly into the darkness, “Wheeler boy, this is a hell of a way for a young man just married to have to pass the night.”

“I thought of that,” Wheeler said. “But it’s all right.” And he patted Uncle Peach, who went back to sleep and for a while was quiet.

Later, Wheeler himself went to sleep, his hand remaining on Uncle Peach’s shoulder where it had come to rest.

And that is where daylight found him, far from home.”

—Wendell Berry, Thicker than Liquor

B.S., Cairn University 2005
Business administration, religious studies
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(804) 484-1632