Spring 2016 Issue

Coast to Coast

Alumni stay connected across America

Advancement Staff


Carlton Smith '15
Regional Alumni Engagement Coordinator

Ann Ruble '77
Senior Director, Regional & International Advancement


The chapter continued their monthly First Table dinner series at Bottoms Up Pizza in January. The chapter also hosted their annual brunch at the Jefferson Hotel as well as brunch at the Virginia Opera. In March, the chapter added a new component to their monthly First Tables dinner series and invited professor Christine Nemacheck, associate professor of government and pre-law advisor, to share what she has been doing at the College.

In February, the chapter hosted an alumni happy hour at a local bar and later held a viewing party for the annual Westminster Dog Show.

In January the Williamsburg Chapter hosted their annual basketball dinner with the Tribe men's and women's basketball teams. The chapter continued their monthly Tribe Thursdays with W&M staff from the Office of Athletics and University Libraries.

D.C. Metro

Jack Edgar '15
Regional Alumni Engagement Coordinator

Barbara Draughon
Senior Director, Regional & International Advancement

Washington, D.C.
In January, the D.C. Metro Chapter rocked in the New Year at Mason Inn with the Old Moonlight Band, featuring William & Mary alumnus Taylor Burke '14. The chapter also came together in order to fulfill New Year's resolutions and postponed their monthly Martini Mondays in favor of a Wellness Wednesday of yoga and healthy snacks. In February, D.C.-area alumni enjoyed a morning lecture by W&M Government Professor Ron Rapoport, followed by a private tour of the President Woodrow Wilson house. Finally, Tiffany '05 and Krasi Henkel of Properties on the Potomac, Inc. came to the W&M Washington Center in March to guide alumni through a seminar on successful home buying in the current economic and legal climate.

In addition to their monthly Tribe Thursdays that bring together alumni from around the state, the Maryland Chapter welcomed alumni from up and down the East Coast as they joined together at Pratt Street Ale House and cheered on Tribe basketball as they competed in the CAA Tournament!


Omar Kamara '15
Regional Alumni Engagement Coordinator

Renee Davis '94
Managing Director, Regional & International Advancement


The chapter gathered together in March for a Tribe Thursday happy hour to socialize with fellow William & Mary alumni.

New York
In March, the chapter gathered at The Grafton to cheer on the Tribe as they battled in the CAA Tournament.

Alumni gathered together in March for their monthly happy hour at Howl at the Moon.

In January, the chapter joined together for a game watch to cheer
on the Tribe men's basketball team as they took on the Drexel Dragons!


Jack Edgar '15
Regional Alumni Engagement Coordinator

Gerald Bullock
Senior Director, Regional & International Advancement


Charleston-area alumni cheered on both the Tribe men's and women's basketball teams as they took on the College of Charleston. In February, alumni showed off their skills as they participated in the alumni golf tournament at Oak Point Golf Course. In March, alumni gathered together at the home of Jack Hurley '72 and Priscilla Shumway for their annual oyster roast. At the event, the chapter promoted the importance of giving back through their scholarship drive, which raised money to fund a scholarship for a William & Mary student from the Charleston area.

Atlanta-area alumni met for their monthly happy hour in January at Southern Art and Fado's Irish Pub in February.


Ric Lampkins '14
Regional Alumni Engagement Coordinator

Robert Waggoner
Senior Director, Regional & International Advancement

In January, alumni, parents and students participated in a career networking reception at the Northern Trust Global Conference Center, giving students the chance to explore a variety of career paths through conversations with industry professionals.

The Houston Alumni Chapter combined forces with James Madison University's alumni in the area to coordinate a game watch for the Tribe vs. Dukes men's basketball game in February.


Ric Lampkins '14
Regional Alumni Engagement Coordinator

Kathleen Daugherty
Senior Director, Regional & International Advancement


San Francisco
The San Francisco Chapter held two Tribe Thursdays, with one in January at Tap 415, and the other in February at Ben and Nick's. The chapter also organized their annual volunteer event at the San Francisco Food Bank.

Los Angeles
Los Angeles alumni took a trip to Northridge to cheer on the Tribe baseball team as they continued their California road trip to California State University-Northridge.

San Diego
Alumni gathered to support Tribe baseball in March, when the team traveled to California to play the University of San Diego. The chapter, as well as alumnus Robin Reighley '63, also hosted an evening with Professor Patricia Roberts, director of William & Mary's Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic. Professor Roberts discussed with alumni the mission and importance of the clinic for current and former military service members.

Upcoming W&M Events

One Tribe One Day
A day for giving back and paying it forward!

Get ready to join together with William & Mary alumni in your area for a One Tribe One Day celebration. This is a day to give back to your alma mater and show your William & Mary pride! Be on the lookout for email invitations for One Tribe One Day events in your area!

W&M Online Networking Hours
Hundreds of alumni since November have already taken part in new monthly online networking hours designed to connect fellow members of the W&M Tribe from all over the world in order to share experiences, exchange career tips and build professional networks.

The chats are text-based and timed, allowing you to make connections, exchange contact information and end the hour with several new connections you didn't have before. So far, the networking hours have given participants the opportunity to explore connections by industry, interests or by regional affinity. If you're interested in learning more about upcoming online networking hour opportunities, visit wmalumni.com or contact Michael Steelman, William & Mary's director of Alumni Career Management and Professional Networks at masteelman@wm.edu.

Raymond A. Mason School of Business

April 8, 2016
Alumni Induction Ceremony

April 29, 2016
Retirement Celebration for Richard 'Dick' Ash

May 5, 2016
Leading the Business of the Virginia Maritime Industry

Past W&M Events

Alumni all around the country joined together to celebrate the accomplishments and history of alma mater. A few of the areas that participated included
Richmond, South Hampton Roads, Seattle, Los Angeles, Colorado, Dallas, Chicago, Central Shenandoah, D.C. Metro, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Triangle, N.C., and New York City.

Raymond A. Mason School of Business
Dinner with Professor Todd Mooradian in La Jolla, Calif., was held on Jan. 19, 2016.

Alumni Admissions Happy Hour in D.C. was held on Jan. 26, 2016.

Alumni Admissions Happy Hour in New York City was held on Jan. 30, 2016.

"Leadership and Making Fateful Decisions" Webinar was held on Feb. 16, 2016.

Online M.B.A. Residency Welcome Dinner was held on Feb. 27, 2016.

D.C. Accounting Reception was held on March 2, 2016.

School of Education

Higher Ed Salon, "The State of Higher Education: How Three States are Approaching Higher Education Policy" was held on Feb. 4, 2016.

Hornsby Distinguished Lecture Series 2016: Dr. Lisa Delpit's "The Stories We Tell: Disrupting Narratives About Other Peoples' Children" was held on March 16, 2016.


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