In February, the William & Mary community celebrated the College’s 323-year history and the birth of the College by Royal Charter. Ellen Stofan ’83, NASA’s chief scientist, served as the keynote speaker at the event, in which several members of the campus community and friends of the university were honored. Stofan and Professor of Government Emeritus Jack Edwards both received honorary degrees. W&M Chancellor and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 offered welcoming remarks, emphasizing the importance of scholarships.
Other highlights of the weekend included the Lord Botetourt Auction and the Alumni Medallion Ceremony.