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Tina Eshleman

$2M gift will bring new turf to William & Mary’s Busch Field
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Home to W&M's nationally recognized field hockey team, the field will see a significant upgrade this spring that also will benefit other campus and community groups.
Protecting People with PPE
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At the CDC’s Emergency Operations Center, Megan Casey ’04 offers guidance on finding and using personal protective equipment
$14.4M in new scholarships established at William & Mary by former CBS executives Joan Showalter ’55 and Karen Beldegreen
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The bequest creates four new graduate and undergraduate scholarships at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business and pushes the university past its For the Bold goal of raising $350 million for scholarships.
W&M’s AidData and Partners Receive $4.74M for Agriculture and Climate Research
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A four-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will broaden the use of satellite imagery to evaluate projects in developing countries.
2021 Plumeri Awards
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Outstanding faculty and athletics staff members receive honors
A Growing Village
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Nicole Lynn Lewis ’03 is expanding the reach of her nonprofit beyond the D.C. region by working with policymakers and educational institutions to better accommodate parenting students and improve graduation rates.
Putting Children First
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Dr. Lee Beers ’92 leads pediatricians’ response to COVID-19, other health priorities
Rising STEM Star
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Candice Hatcher-Solis ’07 leads Air Force research team
The Science Behind the Vaccine
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As the chief scientific officer of platform research at Massachusetts-based Moderna Inc., Melissa J. Moore ’84 is a key part of the biotech company’s effort to produce 200 million COVID-19 vaccines for the U.S. government to distribute to Americans across the country.
All In Campaign for W&M Athletics Nears Finish Line
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With just two weeks left in the All In campaign, a new $1-million gift is helping to bring to life the new home for William & Mary Athletics.
AidData Receives $1.7M To Advance Agriculture and Mining Research
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Grants from The Hewlett Foundation will strengthen W&M's partnerships with African organizations and expand financing data.
Point of View
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Omar Kamara ’15 crafts a filmmaking career with stories of his West African family
Alumna creates first endowment for diversity programs
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Higher education leader Julie E. Williams ’79 established The Stuart Calvin, Frances Gloria and Julie E. Williams Fund for Diversity Programming at W&M through her estate plans in honor of her family.
30 W&M educators receive Plumeri Awards recognizing excellence
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Global business executive, philanthropist and civic leader Joseph J. Plumeri II ’66, D.P.S. ’11 established the awards to reward outstanding William & Mary faculty and enhance teaching, research and mentorship. Recipients of the 2020, 2021 and 2022 Plumeri Awards were honored in a ceremony on May 13.
Funding for William & Mary Internships and Applied Learning Increases Tenfold With New Leadership Gift
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A $1-million commitment from Darpan Kapadia ’95 accelerates the Vision 2026 careers initiative.
'A Core Component of William & Mary's Identity'
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As the university commemorates 100 years since the arrival of the first student from China, a new group is fostering connections within a diverse community of alumni with Asian heritage.
The Cavalry Has Arrived
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Maj. George M. “Chip” Autry V ’02 and Maj. Lance Barlowe ’06 are part of the team of military service members and civilians responsible for planning and implementing delivery of 300 million vaccine doses throughout the United States and its territories in the fight against COVID-19.
Citizen of the World
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Digital art innovator Soh Yeong Roh ’84 advocates a cosmopolitan outlook
Tenacity 101
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William & Mary students persevere through a challenging fall semester and make unexpected discoveries
Interviews By Tina Eshleman
Staying Vigilant Against the Virus
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As Delaware's deputy state epidemiologist, Erica E. Smith '08 is tracking COVID-19 data, implementing expanded testing and contact-tracing, and battling "quarantine fatigue."
Riding the Startup Wave
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Brenton Woo ’99 has developed a one-of-a-kind surfboard — now he's working to get it out into the world
The Path That God Gave You
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Alexandra Knudson Friedman ’01 prepares for medical practice while balancing life in an Orthodox Jewish family
Recognizing a Legacy of Service
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Former FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell ’85, D.P.S. ’02, who served as William & Mary rector, is one of two alumni inducted into the 2022 U.S. Army ROTC Hall of Fame.
Inflection Point
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Eight ways the workplace is changing during ‘The Great Resignation’
On the Front Lines: A Physician’s View of the Pandemic
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As Dr. Jennifer Primeggia '02 and her partners in the infectious diseases group at a Washington, D.C.-area hospital fight to save lives, COVID-19 is putting a strain on supplies and health care workers.
Wilderness Leader
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Terri Watson ’85 relies on small teams to achieve big goals
Rising to the Challenge
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Reversing pandemic-related learning losses will require a comprehensive approach, W&M experts and alumni educators say
Traveling the Way
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An alumni family has established a study abroad scholarship to encourage William & Mary students to explore Spain’s Camino de Santiago.
Power Plays
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William & Mary alumnae tap varsity sports experience to build winning careers
A Tireless Advocate
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Marilyn Ward Midyette ’75, credited with transforming the alumni experience at William & Mary, retires as W&M Alumni Association CEO
Marilyn Ward Midyette ’75, W&M alumni leader who transformed the alumni experience, is set to retire
From her time as an undergraduate at William & Mary, it was clear that Marilyn Ward Midyette ’75 is a natural leader. As a student, she immersed herself in the life of the university as a cheerleader, a resident assistant, a member of Delta Delta Delta and the W&M Choir.
Strong Bonds
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Craig Dixon ’97, J.D. ’00 and Kendrick Ashton ’98 create a sports and entertainment empire
A Time for Wine
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Three W&M alumni partner with friends to open Valley Road Vineyards
Lessons in Diplomacy
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Jane Carpenter-Rock ’92 and Sarah Chacon ’13 are creating exhibits for a new national museum
Holding Court
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Former W&M athlete Tiara “T” Cruse ’06 plays a role in “record-breaking growth” of women’s basketball as an NCAA and WNBA referee
Common Threads
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Through W&M's Asian Centennial, students are discovering how the university's history intertwines with their own stories
$3M in New Gifts Accelerates Momentum for W&M Athletics’ All In Campaign
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Recent gifts from several devoted William & Mary alumni are helping the university take a momentous leap forward as the All In campaign for W&M Athletics nears its finish line at the end of 2023.
Heart & Soul
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For cardiologist and Nashville recording artist, Cleveland “Cleve” Francis Jr. M.A. ’69, William & Mary marked a turning point
Tennis, Anyone?
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If you can schedule rides using an app, why not tennis games? That was the thinking behind creation of a platform launched by Paul Stratta ’85 with help from tennis-loving William & Mary alumni Ann Searle Horowitz ’85 and Robert Weissman ’86, P ’22.
DC Summer Institutes ‘opened a world for me’
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When COVID-19 reduced internship opportunities for William & Mary's DC Summer Institutes participants, program leaders reached out to the Washington Center's alumni network to help find placements for students.
Gaining Experience
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Leadership gifts expand internship and applied learning opportunities
'The Realm of the Possible'
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The Washington Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a series of events that explore the impact of the Center and bring together W&M alumni, students, faculty and the community.
Staying Vigilant Against the Virus
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As Delaware's deputy state epidemiologist, Erica E. Smith '08 is tracking COVID-19 data, implementing expanded testing and contact-tracing, and battling "quarantine fatigue."
W&M Launches 5-Year Applied Research Pilot With $1M Gift
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The Applied Research & Innovation Initiative will advance William & Mary‘s Vision 2026 goals, promote multidisciplinary collaborations and increase experiential learning opportunities.
The Business of Science
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As president of the Janssen Infectious Diseases & Vaccines division, Candice Malone Long M.B.A. ’96 led the Johnson & Johnson team that introduced its COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S.
Out of Ukraine
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William & Mary alumni are making a difference for people who are caught in perilous circumstances — either through individual assistance or by communicating their stories to the world.
The Call of Alma Mater
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The idea of buying a home for retirement near William & Mary seems to be gaining momentum among alumni who value the opportunity to return to a familiar setting filled with treasured memories; to enjoy the cultural, recreational and intellectual benefits of living close to a university; and to strengthen bonds with others in the W&M community.
Remembering Robert Wone ’96
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Scholarship honors alumnus’ memory by funding the kinds of research and initiatives that were close to his heart
Unity & Resilience
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W&M perseveres as COVID-19 forces a shift to distance learning, remote gatherings
Washington Center Turns 20
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W&M’s Washington Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a series of events that highlight the Center’s impact and bring together alumni, students, faculty and the community
‘Building a Future Together’
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W&M Professor Andrea Wright, the first Jinlan Liu APIA Faculty Research Award recipient, will study the impact of green energy projects on people’s lives in India, Kuwait and Virginia.
Recognizing Excellence
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An internationally recognized cellular biology scholar, a leading proponent of engaging descendant communities in historical research and a developer of techniques to make computers more efficient, reliable and secure — these professors are among the recipients of this year’s Plumeri Awards
Change Maker
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Philip Woodward '01, J.D. '04 is dedicated to making society work better for people with disabilities
A Bridge to Silicon Valley
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New Tech Trek program connects students and recent graduates with alumni in the technology sector
Richmond Revival
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Six alumni demonstrate the power of creating change from within.
New Faces
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Meet William & Mary’s new deans
Alumna is a leader in COVID-19 vaccine study
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Dr. Lisa A. Jackson ’84 has conducted numerous vaccine studies, but the task before her in March was different — the timing compressed, the stakes higher — when her team launched one of the first human clinical trials for a vaccine to block infection from the virus that causes COVID-19. In the face of a global pandemic, this vaccine represented hope.
Views From the Classroom
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For William & Mary alumni who teach in K-12 schools, the COVID-19 pandemic deepened previously existing challenges and prompted innovative strategies to better engage students in learning.
2020 Plumeri Awards
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Ten outstanding faculty and athletics staff members honored
Safety First
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Colleen Gorman ’95 oversees a team that ensures quality control for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine development.
Lighting the Way for Out-of-State Students
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A $2.5-million scholarship and applied learning gift will open doors for Pell Grant-eligible students from outside Virginia.
Lighting the Way
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$2.5 million scholarship and applied learning gift will open doors for Pell Grant-eligible students from outside Virginia
AidData Seeks Expanded Role in Global South
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A $1.5-million grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation supports efforts to inform the design and delivery of foreign aid and credit to the Global South.
A Taste of Spain
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Alumni-owned La Tienda brings Spanish flavors and culture to customers throughout the U.S. and Canada
Call of Alma Mater
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Alumni opt to live near William & Mary
Professorship Created With $1M Gift From Alumni Couple Will Help W&M Attract and Retain World-Class Business Faculty
The new John and Yvonne Whitcomb Business Professorship Endowment will support a faculty member who teaches in the area of real estate, finance or entrepreneurship.
Spring Into Action
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How do you have fun, meet people and form meaningful relationships while wearing masks, gathering in small numbers and maintaining a 6-foot distance from others? Thanks to the perseverance and creativity of university staff and student organizations, there are numerous ways to answer that question.
Forward & Back
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Artist Willie Ann Wright '45 finds new interpretations through old methods.
The Gift of Education
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Through their estates, Joan Showalter ’55 and Karen Beldegreen HON ’06 provided a $14.4 million bequest to establish four new graduate and undergraduate scholarships at the business school and expand the existing Lura Dixon Showalter Merit MBA Fellowship
Cultivating Leaders
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New study-abroad scholarship at William & Mary honors Gen. Colin Powell
Protecting People With PPE
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At the CDC’s Emergency Operations Center, Megan Casey ’04 offers guidance on finding and using personal protective equipment
The Wikiman
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How the most prolific Wikipedia editor is expanding what we know about the world.
A Global Outlook on Health
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Epidemiologist Iyabo Obasanjo brings experience from Africa and veterinary medicine to her work as a COVID-19 policy adviser
New Scholarship Honors Adrienne Vaughan ’00
Alumni Focus
Alumna’s widower and friends partnered in establishing a fund to provide need-based support for students from the Portsmouth, Virginia, region.
Path to a Vaccine
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W&M alumnae play key roles in making sure COVID-19 immunizations are safe and accessible
W&M’s Global Research Institute Receives $1.9M to Tackle Pressing Challenges Around the World
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New support for the GRI totaling $1.9 million will enhance the university’s ability to address critical international challenges through groundbreaking research, innovative teaching and strengthened connections between the academic world and policymakers.
On a Mission of Comfort
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Dr. A. Scott Morris '10 just returned to Virginia after more than a month as head of the radiology division on the USNS Comfort, assisting New York City hospitals as part of the COVID-19 response.
W&M Expands Global Reach Through $1.5M Gift
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A new postdoctoral fellowship established by business executive Tom McInerney P ’07 will advance international research, teaching and mentorship through the university's Global Research Institute.
Art Mirrors Life
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As an entertainment writer, Cord Jefferson ’04 draws on history, current events and lived experiences
‘Mr. Blackstone’
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Billy Coleburn ’90 balances roles as an elected official and newspaper editor
‘Rooted in Science’
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Relying on medical research, scientific data, guidance from federal and state agencies, and consultation with professional peers, William & Mary's six-member Public Health Advisory Team weighs health concerns and practical effects of the university’s pandemic response on the lives of students, faculty and staff.
Collaboration
Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation addresses evolving classroom needs
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The Hollywood Connection
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Phillip Sun ’04 and Cord Jefferson ’04 are promoting diversity through their platforms in the entertainment industry
Alumni Couple Invests in ‘Transformational’ William & Mary Athletics Complex
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Through a $500,000 commitment to the new W&M Athletics Complex, Raelene Canuel Wagoner ’87 and Doug Wagoner ’87 hope to encourage other donors and promote a unifying culture in which varsity sports are fully integrated into the life of the university.
My Spot
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Alumni and parent staff share their favorite locations on campus