Winter 2014 Issue

Tribe Tapestry

Alumni Stay Connected From Coast to Coast

By W&M Alumni Magazine

1. Atlanta

Atlanta alumni supported Tribe football and were featured on the scoreboard during their Homecoming game watch. Alumni, family and friends enjoyed a Yule Log celebration in December at the home of Carrie and Dan Gallik ’88.

2. Boston

Boston alumni met for pancakes and handshakes at a networking breakfast in September. In December, the chapter hosted a Yule Log celebration.

3. Botetourt Chapter

Alumni in Mathews and Gloucester counties celebrated the College tradition of Yule Log this December at the Bay School with family and friends.

4. Charleston SC
In the Charleston Lowcountry, alumni hosted a private tour and reception at Drayton Hall, and a Tribe Tailgate to support men’s soccer. Young Alumni Third Thursdays continued and all alumni ended the year with an annual Yule Log celebration at the home of Karen ’72 and Lou Burnett ’73.

5. Charlotte NC
Charlotte alumni cheered on the Tribe to victory over New Hampshire at their game watch in October, and greeted the holidays in December with a Yule Log celebration at the home of David ’97 and Rebecca Klepser ’99.

6. Charlottesville VA

Alumni met at King Family Vineyard in September for a picnic and polo matches. In December, Dan ’62 and Stuart Dopp ’62 welcomed alumni to their home for a Yule Log celebration.

7. Chicago
Alumni welcomed the Class of 2014 to the Windy City at a Tribe Thursday, and welcomed President Reveley at an alumni reception hosted by Marina and Daniel Draper ’91, David E. McNeel ’72, and Michael and Patricia Nelson P ’16. The chapter also held Tribe football game watches during the Homecoming and Richmond games, with Chicago alumni featured on the Homecoming game scoreboard.

8. Dallas/Ft. Worth
The Dallas/Ft. Worth Alumni Chapter officially organized in October. They were thrilled to host their first event for alumni, family and friends in December with a Yule Log celebration.

9. Washington DC
The fall started with a sold-out alumni reception at the Embassy of Ecuador, where a $10,000 local scholarship goal for 2014 was announced. Throughout the summer and fall, a team of alumni helped by raising almost $11,000 while training for and running the Marine Corps Marathon. October ended with a private walking tour of haunted pubs led by Lee Rodrigues ’10. In November, alumni met for bowling, bocce and brunch, and throughout the fall, Tribe football game watches were held. Alumni gathered in December for a chance to sit on the Griffin’s lap for holiday photos and a Yule Log celebration at the National Press Club.

10. Houston

Houston alumni kicked off the fall with a Tribe Thursday in October, and Barb and Bill Benham ’70 welcomed alumni to their home for their annual Yule Log celebration.

11. Lower Northern Neck VA
In October, alumni met at the Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club to enjoy an oyster roast. In December, alumni started the holiday season with a party at the Steamboat Era Museum in Irvington.

12. Lower Peninsula VA
In October, alumni in the Lower Peninsula traveled up to the Alumni House for their annual oyster roast.

13. Maryland
The Maryland chapter was excited to start this fall by hosting a Homecoming game watch in October and Yule Log celebration in December.

14. New York City
Alumni cheered on the Tribe at their Homecoming game watch and were featured on the scoreboard during the game. Alumni then met at the end of October for a Downtown Manhattan Ghost Tour. In December, alumni held a Yule Log celebration at their new home, the William & Mary Club of New York City, hosted by Molly Ashby ’81, David Kelley ’81, Nora and Matthew Lentz ’96, and Holly ’93 and John Simmons ’92.

15. North Florida
In November, alumni in North Florida met to cheer on the Tribe men’s basketball team as they took on the Florida Gators in Gainesville.

16. Philadelphia
Philly alumni cheered on the Tribe at a Homecoming game watch in October and were featured on the game scoreboard, then hosted an All Virginia Schools Happy Hour in November and held a Yule Log celebration in December.

17. Pittsburgh
Alumni in Pittsburgh continued to gather this fall for monthly Tribe Thursdays. In December, the chapter held a Yule Log celebration.

18. Richmond VA
Alumni started the fall with an Alumni Charity Challenge against other Virginia schools at Hardywood Brewery, and First Table events were held each month. In October, alumni continued their tradition of participating in the Homecoming Parade. In November, Young Guarde alumni met during a reception at Secco Wine Bar. The year ended in style at a grand Yule Log celebration featuring President and Mrs. Reveley at the Jefferson Hotel, hosted by Marshall Acuff ’62, the Mason School of Business, the Richmond Chapter and the W&M Alumni Association.

19. Roanoke VA
Judie M.B.A. ’88 and Lucas Snipes ’73 opened their home to host alumni for an annual Yule Log celebration in December.

20. San Francisco Bay Area
Alumni cheered on the Tribe during their Homecoming game watch in October, met for a Tribe Thursday in November, and held their annual Yule Log celebration at Oceanside Beach in December.

21. Seattle
The chapter held their organizational meeting in October. More opportunities for Seattle-area alumni to engage with the College and each other to come in 2015!

22. South Hampton Roads VA

W&M alumni defeated teams from U.Va. during a Trivia Night held in September. In October, a reception featuring President Reveley was hosted by Dianne P ’08,
’10 and Thomas Frantz ’70, J.D. ’73, M.L.T. ’81, P ’08, ’10, John and Marianne Little, and Elizabeth McLeod ’83, M.B.A. ’91 and Goodenow Tyler III HON ’11. Alumni gathered to cheer on the Tribe in football and men’s basketball. Connie and Ed Kellam ’70 welcomed alumni to their home for a Yule Log celebration in December.

23. Southwest Florida
Southwest Florida alumni joined together at the home of Jake and Sherry Smith, parents of Erica Smith ’99, for a Yule Log celebration.

24. Williamsburg
Williamsburg Tribe Thursdays this fall featured Cohen Career Center Executive Director Kathleen Powell and School of Education Dean Spencer Niles. In December, alumni enjoyed a holiday wine tasting at the Muscarelle and celebrated Yule Log festivities with the College.


25. Columbus/Central Ohio
Alumni gathered in Columbus for a Tribe Thursday in October. Many thanks to Todd Anderson ’96, M.B.A. ’03 for organizing this event.

26. Louisville
In November, Milton and Sandra Reigelman ’64, Virginia Cox Evans ’85, Jennie Reigelman Hulette ’90, John Fendig J.D. ’91, Derika Wells Mercer ’91, and Michael and Serena Hirn J.D. ’94 hosted a reception for alumni in Northern Kentucky.

27. Portland OR
Alumni met in December to celebrate the College’s Yule Log tradition.

28. St. Louis
In October, St. Louis–area alumni cheered on Tribe football at a Homecoming game watch.

29. Tokyo
W&M alumni gathered in Tokyo to show their Tribe spirit, and they look forward to hosting future alumni events. Check out their new Facebook page, William & Mary Japan Alumni, for pictures from the fall reception and to learn more about future events.


W&M Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae Association (GALA)
Over Homecoming, GALA participated in the 2014 John Boswell Memorial Lecture and hosted an alumni reception in the Tucker Hall Foyer.

Hulon Willis Association (HWA)
HWA came together over Homecoming to enjoy an alumni concert from Ebony Expressions Gospel Choir, and then participated in the All-Alumni Tailgate.

Alumni Band Organization (ABO)
This fall, ABO alumni raised over $3,000 to support the Wind Ensemble’s upcoming trip to China and the Pep Band’s trip to the Towson University game. Over Homecoming, ABO alumni played with the Pep Band in the parade, the pep rally and the game, and also participated in Bandemonium, the Wind Ensemble Homecoming concert. ABO current and future alumni also met for an annual meeting and pre-game luncheon.

Order of the White Jacket (OWJ)
OWJ alumni kicked off Homecoming with a reception to honor this year’s student scholarship recipients. In 2014, OWJ awarded over $60,000 in scholarships to W&M students who work in food service.