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Claire De Lisle M.B.A. ’21

History In Motion
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Preserving and interpreting the Williamsburg Bray School
Matt Brandon ’92 to lead W&M Alumni Association
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Brandon begins roles of associate vice president for alumni engagement and CEO of the W&M Alumni Association (WMAA) on Nov. 28
 TutorZone Offers Free Tutoring Services This Academic Year
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TutorZone served a record-breaking number of students through support of the Parents Fund
Glenn Close ’74, D.A. ’89, H.F. ’19 To Be Honored at Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2023
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Legendary icon will help the Alma Mater of the Nation celebrate the Year of the Arts
A Personal Playbook for Life
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Being an ‘outsider’ helped actor Stephanie Szostak ’94 find herself
Another Day at the Breach
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Business and law schools cover cyberattacks
One Tribe. One Network.
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Michael Steelman brings alumni together to grow their careers
New VIMS Scholarship Honors Owens
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The Owens Foundation has created the Carroll W. Owens, Jr. Scholarship Endowment at William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) in honor of Carroll W. Owens, Jr. ’62, P ’90, P ’92
Sub Rosa
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Evin Dogu '02 creates community through bread.
Home Sweet Home: Alumni House to expand significantly
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In a groundbreaking ceremony on April 20 for the Alumni House expansion, a crowd of more than 200 alumni, friends and other special guests gathered to celebrate the nearly $21 million project.
Tribe Pride, Your Way
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Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2019 brought the W&M community together
Breaking the Color Line
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While belonging is one of William & Mary’s core values, for some in our community, it is one that still feels aspirational.
With a name like Smucker's
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In May 2016, Smucker became the fifth-generation president and CEO, taking the reins from his uncle and father.
More than 4,000 Returned to Campus for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2023
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This year's celebrations included over 100 events hosted by the W&M Alumni Association, campus partners, and student and alumni organizations.
Bringing Homecoming to You
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Although we won’t be gathering in person, this year’s virtual Homecoming, October 12-23, 2020, will be full of engaging opportunities to connect with each other and alma mater.
Long-Awaited Homecoming
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The W&M community reunited on campus for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2021
Creating Inclusive Communities
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This fall, the Alumni Association and the Office of University Advancement embarked on a year of listening and learning to hear from alumni in underrepresented communities.
All in the Family
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Just as the Tribe has been an integral part of their lives, they are an integral part of the Tribe.
Sweet Dreams Are Made of Cheese
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Richard Walsh '10 changed paths to build a career in artisan cheese
Taking Charge of Retirement
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Rhian Horgan ’99 and Kindur are changing the way we retire
By Claire De Lisle M.B.A. ’21
with reporting by Devon Bortz '20
Transforming Primary Care
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Through their fellowship this summer, Dena Bashri ’20 and Shivani Gupta ’20 are working on projects as diverse as ensuring the homeless have access to telehealth to tracking the supply chain of COVID-19 testing kits.
A Homecoming for All
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The W&M community gathered on campus Oct. 6-9 for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2022
2020 Alumni Medallion Recipients
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The Alumni Medallion is the highest and most prestigious award given by the Alumni Association.
‘It’s About Community’
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A new $1-million commitment from Mary Uhrig Phillips ’85 and Kevin Phillips ’84 includes 10-to-1 match on One Tribe One Day, support for scholarships and more
Board Notes
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Report from the fall 2022 meeting of the WMAA Board of Directors
Not Your Typical Cocktail Party
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The spirit of bringing people together is integral to the canned cocktail company CC DesRosiers '14 founded in 2018 with her husband, Reed. It’s called Troop Beverage Co., because the drinks are designed for “just kicking back with your troop.”
Honorary Alumna
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Patti Dwyer joins the W&M alumni family
Navigating the Changing Workplace Together
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Professionals Week gathered the worldwide W&M community virtually to connect and learn from one another
William & Mary Goes Out to the Ball Game
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Tribe Pride was everywhere at William & Mary Night at Nationals Park! More than 2,200 William & Mary alumni, family, students and friends attended this year’s event on July 26.
Farm to Food Bank
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Along with peers across the country, Anna Laws ’18 helped launch The FarmLink Project, a nonprofit that transports surplus produce from farms to food banks in need.
A Saison for Teamwork
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Drew Stephenson ’92 and Laura Papp ’18 combined forces to get Pleasure House Brewing through the pandemic
Transforming Primary Care
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Through their fellowship this summer, Dena Bashri ’20 and Shivani Gupta ’20 are working on projects as diverse as ensuring the homeless have access to telehealth to tracking the supply chain of COVID-19 testing kits.
Honorary Alumni
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William & Mary family gains six honorary alumni
Board Notes
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The W&M Alumni Association Board of Directors met on June 1 and Sept. 9-10, 2023.
Gail Williams Wertz ’66, M.A. ’19 Digs Into New Career
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It's 94 degrees in Williamsburg and Gail Williams Wertz ’66, M.A. ’19 has been sweating in the bright sun for hours, carefully digging through layers of soil to reveal artifacts. It's a world away from the clean, cool laboratories she's run for most of her career — and she loves it. Gail is currently a full-time graduate student in anthropology and archaeology at William & Mary, returning to her alma mater after an almost 50-year career in biomedical research.
Dedicated in Their Honor
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New names in honor of trailblazing alumni now grace three campus buildings
New Name, Same Purpose
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The Alumni Leadership Fund is now the W&M Alumni Association Fund
Home & Hearth Matter
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Ted Decker ’85 leads The Home Depot, the world's largest home improvement retailer
Five Inducted as Honorary Alumni
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Christopher “Chris” Caracci, Carole Kraemer P ’94, John E. Littel P ’22 and Marianne Littel P ’22 and Lisa Roday P ’13, P ’14 were nominated by their peers and selected by the W&M Alumni Association (WMAA) Board of Directors for this important honor
Snag That Swag
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Michael Martocci ’17 finds success with startup SwagUp
“Unity” Ceramic Unveiled
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Artwork by Michelle Erickson ’82 commemorates the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Honorary Alumni
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Valerie Foradas and Michael Halleran join the W&M alumni family
Extending Hospitality
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Stephanie Coleman Linnartz M.B.A. ’97 thinks creatively about what Marriott International can be
Olde Guarde Distinguished Service Award
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Pamela Brown Michael ’65 is the Olde Guarde’s 2020 honoree
Take Charge of Your Career
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Professional Development Week and more bring the W&M community together for career growth
A Champion Returns
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On the heels of her victory tour, Jill Ellis ’88, L.H.D. ’16 is returning to William & Mary for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2019.
An Annual Pilgrimage to Alma Mater
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The History of W&M Homecoming
Mission: A Fulfilling Career
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Fellowship helps alumni design their ideal careers
W&M Launches Micro-Internships Platform
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William & Mary has partnered with Parker Dewey to launch a new platform to pair employers with members of the W&M community seeking micro-internship opportunities.
“Unity” ceramic commemorates the university’s response to the pandemic
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Michelle Erickson ’82 is creating an artwork grounded in William & Mary’s history
2019 Alumni Medallion Recipients
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The highest and most prestigious award given by the Alumni Association.
Virtual Homecoming Brings William & Mary to Homes Worldwide
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William & Mary alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, family and friends came together virtually Oct. 12-23 to reconnect with each other and celebrate the community we share.
Exemplary Alumni
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Douglas N. Morton ’62 Alumni Service Awards
Rethinking Your Relationship With Work
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Professionals Week 2022 brought the W&M community together to reflect on the changing workplace and chart new paths forward
Solving the Supply Chain Puzzle
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Rob Estes ’74, P ’06, president and CEO of Estes Express Lines, and his son Webb Estes ’06, M.Acc. ’07, vice president of process improvement, have an inside view of how goods move from place to place — and the challenges and opportunities the pandemic has brought to the freight transportation industry.
2023 Alumni Medallion Awards
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Meet this year’s recipients
W&M Weekend in Chicago
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From the first event to the last, William & Mary Weekend in Chicago was an adventure, with 450 alumni, parents and friends...
Pay It Forward
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In Honor of 1918
2018 Alumni Medallion Recipients
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The highest and most prestigious award given by the Alumni Association, the Alumni Medallion recognizes outstanding alumni for commitment, dedication and assistance to William & Mary.
On the National Stage
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While more may still be appointed, here’s a snapshot of William & Mary alumni who have been named by the Biden administration so far.
Alumni Fellowship Awards 2017
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Every year, the W&M Alumni Association honors a select group of outstanding young faculty members who represent William & Mary at its very best.
A Homecoming for All
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The W&M community gathered on campus Oct. 6-9 for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2022
Pocket Full of Sunshine
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Pocket Sun '13 is Changing Venture Capital. And She's Only 27.
Rethinking Your Relationship With Work
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Professionals Week 2022 brought the W&M community together to reflect on the changing workplace and chart new paths forward
Music Makers
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Wrenegade Series Celebrates William & Mary’s Musical Talent
What Is Alumni Engagement?
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The Alumni Association offers something for every member of the Tribe.
Affording Opportunity: A story of survival and the power of scholarships
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When violence spilled into their hometown in Chihuahua, Mexico, Evan King '17 and his mom knew they had to leave.
2019 Faculty Fellowships
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Meet this year's faculty fellowship awardees.
Sharing Success: Second Annual Professionals Week
On February 24-28, 2020, the second annual Professionals Week brought the W&M community together to celebrate our Tribe network, help each other grow professionally and strengthen our connections. More than 1,200 people participated in 33 events over five days.
From Students to Faculty
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What’s it like to see William & Mary from both sides of the classroom — as a student and then as a faculty member? Three alumni faculty members — Daniel Maliniak ’06, Natoya Haskins Ph.D. ’11 and M. Brennan Harris ’93 — shared how their experiences as W&M students influence their teaching today.
Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead
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Kent Fortner’s journey from rafting through Williamsburg to building a Bay Area brewery
Spotlight: Association of 1775
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Connecting those who serve our nation
Lift Where You Stand
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Women’s Stock Pitch and Leadership Summit connects students and mentors.
Investing in Students, Removing Barriers
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TutorZone offers free tutoring this academic year through the support of generous donors and the Parents Fund
Two William & Mary Alumni Selected as Schwarzman Scholars
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Nitya Labh ’22 and Alton Coston ’23 have been awarded one of the world’s most prestigious graduate fellowships
Remembering Fred Kovaleski ’49, veteran, spy and tennis star
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The William & Mary community is mourning the passing of American patriot and international tennis star Fred Kovaleski ’49. He was a World War II veteran, loving husband and father and unbeknownst to those around him, he was also a spy for the CIA during the Cold War.
Dedicated in Their Honor
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New names in honor of trailblazing alumni now grace two campus buildings. Morton Hall and Taliaferro Hall were dedicated this fall as John E. Boswell Hall and Hulon L. Willis Sr. Hall, respectively.
A Step in the Right Direction
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Josh Sundquist ’06 is executive producer on a new Apple TV+ show based on his life
A Passport Into a World of Secrets
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Sophia Wiedeman Glock '04 shares her story in a graphic memoir
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: New Name, Same Mission
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The Christopher Wren Association has a new name — the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at William & Mary. The name was introduced in July 2018 as part of a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation, which supports lifelong learning centers at 123 institutions of higher learning nationwide.
Leading Through Service
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Douglas N. Morton ’62 Alumni Service Awards
Broadway Success
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Co-Producer Caitlin Clements '11 Wins Tony Award
50 Years (and Counting)
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Traditions Weekend brings the 50th reunion class, Olde Guarde and Boyle Legacy Society back to campus
A Vibrant Community
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Updates from W&M Alumni Association Identity Networks
Family Vacation
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Alumni Journeys bring alumnae and their families together.
Five Inducted as Honorary Alumni
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Designation recognizes devotion and service to William & Mary
Journeys Resume
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Alumni Journeys offers trips to select destinations
New $1M Scholarship Endowment at VIMS Honors Carroll W. Owens, Jr. ’62, P ’90, P ’92
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Funds distributed from this endowment will provide scholarship, internship and living expense stipend support for Master of Arts graduate students at W&M’s School of Marine Science.
House Party
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The Alumni House brings people together for special occasions
Admission Guru
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Valerie Wilkins M.Ed. ’08 is your guide through the admission process
WMAA Board Notes and Award Nominations
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The William & Mary Alumni Association (WMAA) Board of Directors held its spring meeting at the William & Mary Alumni House and online on June 9-10, 2022
2024 Service Awards
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This year’s awardees are actively connecting alumni to W&M and each other
New Alumni Award Announced
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Civic & Humanitarian Leadership Award
Inspiring, Empowering, Leading
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Alumnae Initiatives are Just the Beginning for Val Cushman
Wall Street Trip Immerses Students in Finance Careers
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Over fall break, 15 W&M students got an inside look during the 23rd annual Wall Street Trip, hosted by the Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement.
Taking Charge of Your Career
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The fifth annual W&M Professional Development Week brought networking and expert career advice to the W&M community
Call for Nominations
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Each year, the William & Mary Alumni Association presents a series of awards to recognize those who go above and beyond in their service to William & Mary, their communities and their professions.
Romantic Passion, Social Justice and the Brontës
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Now, anyone can experience Morse’s fascinating lectures through her new course on Audible, “The Brontës: Romantic Passion and Social Justice.” The 10-session series is also available from The Great Courses.
2022 Alumni Medallion Awards
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Meet this year’s recipients
Leading Through Service
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Meet the 2018 Douglas N. Morton ’62 Alumni Service Awards and Staff Service Award recipients.
'Go Where I Am Needed'
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Maj. Shannon Beydler Hillery '12 pivoted at W&M to become a Marine Corps judge advocate
Reunited at Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2021
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This year’s Homecoming & Reunion Weekend was especially meaningful as the W&M community gathered on campus again after being apart for so long.
Wow, What a Weekend!
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W&M hosted its second Women’s Weekend, Sept. 16-18, 2022
Meat the Marys
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Life on the farm with Mary Heffernan '00 and family
In Vino Veritas
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William & Mary alumni pursue diverse careers in the wine industry
Going, Giving and Serving
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Alumni Service, Staff Service and Coach of the Year Awards recognize exemplary service to W&M and the W&M Alumni Association
Teaching Excellence
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Every year, the Alumni Association honors a select group of outstanding young faculty members.
Honorary Alumnus
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R. Alexander Kurland P '05 inducted during Commencement Weekend
Mapping Campus Love Stories
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As fellows at W&M’s Center for Geospatial Analysis, Kira Holmes ’17 and Colleen Truskey ’17 showed the power of maps
2018 Homecoming Grand Marshal
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Ruth Weimer Tillar ’45 celebrated her 77th Homecoming this October and served as the grand marshal.
A New Society Formed for W&M Women, by W&M Women
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Named in honor of the year William & Mary first admitted female students, the Society of 1918 aims to grow women's engagement, leadership and philanthropy and celebrate and honor William & Mary women.
Building Communities Where Veterans Flourish Through the Arts
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Brian Jenkins ’16 tells how W&M prepared him to address social isolation and well-being challenges among veterans
Amplifying Student Voices
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Kevin Dua ’09 is an award-winning teacher and advocate for his students
Meet William & Mary's New Deans
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In a series of videos created earlier this fall, William & Mary's new deans, Dean Donoghue Velleca, Dean Spencer and Dean Knoeppel, shared their backgrounds, what drew them to William & Mary and their visions for the future.
From Williamsburg to the World
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Elizabeth “Beth” Webster J.D. ’98, Colombia Barrosse ’80, J.D. ’85 and Christopher “Chris” Crawford J.D. ’09 use their law degrees to make better policy and serve their country
Big Ideas Live Here
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The Global Research Institute was born out of questions from students.
Board Notes
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Report from the winter meeting of the WMAA Board of Directors
Virtual Reality
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Engaging online in the time of COVID-19
100 Years of Sisterhood
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Sororities at W&M are celebrating 100 years of providing fellowship, leadership and belonging for women.
Historical Revival
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Cliff Fleet ’91, M.A. ’93, J.D. ’95, M.B.A. ’95 is Colonial Williamsburg’s new president and CEO.
Bringing Homecoming to You
Online Exclusive
Although we won’t be gathering in person, this year’s virtual Homecoming, October 12-23, 2020, will be full of engaging opportunities to connect with each other and alma mater.
2021 Alumni Medallion Recipients
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Meet this year’s recipients, who represent outstanding dedication and commitment to and sustained support of William & Mary; exemplary professional accomplishments; and leadership in civic engagement.
W&M Wins Big on the West Coast
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From our kickoff at Oracle Park to discussions with alumni and faculty experts to insightful tours of iconic locations, Tribe Pride was on full display throughout the City by the Bay.
Neighborhood Harvest
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What started as a project for an elective at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business is now The Neighborhood Harvest, a Hampton Roads-based home delivery service for local organic produce, meats, dairy, bread, prepared food and more from local small businesses and farms.
My Spot
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Alumni and parent staff share their favorite locations on campus
Art Gets Us Through
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Tiffany Bryant ’07 makes performing arts accessible
First 100 Days
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The first 100 days of a presidential administration are often seen as an indicator of a new president’s performance. But is this measure still relevant?
Exemplary Alumni
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Douglas N. Morton ’62 Alumni Service Awards