Winter 2016 Issue

Bold Tribe Nation

Alumni Stay Connected from Coast to Coast

By W&M Alumni Magazine


Carlton Smith ’15
Regional Alumni Engagement Coordinator

Ann Ruble ’77
Senior Director, Regional & International Advancement


Lower Northern Neck
In October, the chapter held their annual Oyster Roast at the Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club.

The chapter continued their monthly First Table dinner series with restaurants in the area. In October, they held a K-12 mentorship informational session as well as an Alumni Charity Challenge to
benefit FeedMore.

In October, the Roanoke Chapter hosted a dessert event with a performance by the Accidentals, an all-female a cappella group from William & Mary.

South Hampton Roads
In September, the chapter partnered with Drew Stephenson ’92, co-owner of Pleasure House Brewing, and Larry Pendleton ’06, former Tribe football player and board member of the William & Mary Tribe Club, to hold a viewing party for the Tribe vs. University of Virginia football game.

South of the James
The chapter shared in good company with great food at the fall BBQ outing at the home of Nora Butler ’69, M.Ed. ’71.

In October, the chapter held a Battle of the Brews, which brought out both William & Mary and University of Virginia alumni. The chapter continued their monthly Tribe Thursdays with William & Mary alumni who work at the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations as the special guests for November. Following their November Tribe Thursday, they held an open house at the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations so alumni could meet the students, faculty and staff who work there.

Washington, D.C.

Jack Edgar ’15
Regional Alumni Engagement Coordinator

Barbara Draughon
Senior Director, Regional & International Advancement


DC Metro
The chapter kicked off their post-Homecoming programming with a haunted pub crawl led by William & Mary alumnus Lee Rodrigues ’10. Twelve D.C.-area alumni also completed the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon at the end of October and were greeted at the finish line by supporters from the D.C. Metro Alumni Chapter. In November, alumni gathered for an LGBTQ networking event. Finally, D.C. Metro wrapped up the year learning how to “Leverage the Tribe” on LinkedIn with Michael Steelman, the College’s new director of alumni career management and professional networks. Throughout the season, D.C.-area alumni continued to gather at Tribe football game watches and monthly Martini Mondays.

Maryland-area alumni continue to gather in establishments throughout the state for their monthly Tribe Thursdays.


Omar Kamara ’15
Regional Alumni Engagement Coordinator

Renee Davis ’94
Managing Director, Regional & International Advancement
212.497.1189 x 201


The Boston Chapter gathered for an afternoon of yoga followed by a well-deserved brew at Night Shift Brewing. They also cheered on the Tribe rowing team at William & Mary’s only sporting event in Boston this year.

New York City
The New York City Chapter held a W&M Homecoming watch party, allowing those who could not attend Homecoming to still show their support and cheer on the Tribe. Members of the chapter also attended the Growing Tomorrow book reading, followed by a meet and greet with New York Times bestselling author and alumnus Forrest Pritchard ’94.

The Pittsburgh Chapter kicked fall off in style with a William & Mary-themed Pittsburgh Steelers’ tailgate celebrating head coach Mike Tomlin ’95. Later in October, the chapter had a joint happy hour with James Madison University alumni.

The Philadelphia Chapter kicked off Homecoming week with a happy hour in celebration of their beloved alma mater. The chapter then partnered with Seeds of Hope to package and distribute Thanksgiving dinner to families in need.


Alli Puryear
Senior Assistant Director, Regional Alumni Engagement

Gerald Bullock
Senior Director, Regional & International Advancement


Alumni in Atlanta met in October to hold their annual meeting and election of new officers. With their new leadership, the chapter gathered in November for a happy hour at Fado’s Irish Pub.

Young alumni in Charleston joined together for their monthly Third Thursday. The chapter also hosted an alumni golf outing at Shadowmoss Golf Club at the end of October.

The Charlotte Chapter gathered for a happy hour in Olde Mecklenburg Brewery.


Ric Lampkins ’14
Regional Alumni Engagement Coordinator

Robert Waggoner
Director, Regional & International Advancement


The chapter cheered on the Tribe football team by hosting a game watch for the Homecoming game vs. Hampton and the Tribe vs. Richmond game. They have also been giving back to the Chicago community through quarterly service projects by partnering with the Big Shoulders Fund.

The Colorado Chapter gathered for a pre-show happy hour in September before heading over to support comedian Patton Oswalt ’91 as he performed at the Paramount Theater.

Alumni in Houston kicked fall off with a happy hour at Churrascos River Oaks.

Dallas/Fort Worth
In September, members of the chapter’s board gathered for breakfast to welcome William & Mary’s Associate Dean of Admission and Director of Global Recruitment Deborah Basket when she was in town for several college fairs.


Ric Lampkins ’14
Regional Alumni Engagement Coordinator

Kathleen Daugherty
Senior Director, Regional & International Advancement


Los Angeles
The newly established Los Angeles Chapter organized their first event as an official chapter, a Tribe Thursday to introduce L.A.-area alumni to the chapter at M.I. Westside Comedy Theater, managed by W&M alumni Sean Casey ’98 and Sean Monahan ’97.

San Francisco
San Francisco hosted a Homecoming game watch party at Kezar Pub to support the Tribe football team in their win over Hampton. In November, the chapter welcomed alumni for a hike through the Picchetti Ranch and a subsequent wine tasting at Picchetti Winery.

The Seattle chapter held their annual meeting in November to discuss the success of the previous year, their goals moving forward and new opportunities for alumni to contribute to the chapter.

Graduate Schools and Programs

Oct. 8-10: VIMS 75th Anniversary Homecoming
Oct. 23: Oystoberfest

Mason School of Business
Oct. 14: DC Finance Reception
Oct. 29: Leading the Business of Marketing in Richmond
Nov. 11: DC Healthcare Reception
Nov. 12: Internet of Things Alumni Webinar
Nov. 17: Dean’s Reception in Tokyo
Nov. 19: DC Accounting Reception, NYC Finance Academy Networking Night
Nov. 20: Dean’s Reception in Hong Kong
Dec. 2: Student and Alumni Reception in Atlanta
Dec. 3: Flex MBA Holiday Party

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Gold Rush Game/Charter Day

Get ready to cheer on the Tribe men’s basketball team as they take on their CAA rival the University of Delaware Blue Hens at the 2016 Gold Rush Game, Feb. 6 at 2:30 p.m. Can’t make it back to Williamsburg for the game? The game will be aired on NBCSN, and be on the lookout for regional game watches! We encourage all Tribe fans attending in person, at chapter game watches and at home to wear gold and post your Tribe Pride to social media using the hashtags #goldrush and #marchontribe.

Yule Log Celebrations

December 2
Pittsburgh: The Mansions on Fifth

December 3
Atlanta: Home of Dan ’88 and Carrie Gallik
Charlottesville: Ash Lawn-Highland

December 4
Lower Northern Neck: The Kilmarnock Inn

December 5
Roanoke: Home of Lucas ’73 and Judie Snipes M.B.A. ’88
San Francisco: Ocean Beach

December 6
Dallas/Ft. Worth: The Kennedy Room
Houston: Home of Amy Blackwood
(Mother of James Williamson ’10)
Southwest Florida: Home of Jake and Sherry
Smith (Parents of Erica Smith ’99)
South Hampton Roads: Home of Ed ’69 and
Connie Kellam
St. Louis: The Cheshire

December 9
Charlotte: Home of David ’97 and Rebecca
Klepser ’99

December 10
DC Metro: The Army and Navy Club
Richmond: The John Marshall

December 12
Maryland: The Maryland Inn
Williamsburg: Blow Memorial Hall

December 13
Botetourt: Home of Pete and Patty Johnson
M.Ed. ’93
Charleston: Home of Karen ’72 and Lou
Burnett ’73

December 14
Boston: The Vanderbilt Bar & Kitchen

December 15
New York City: Stone Street Tavern

December 16
Colorado: Second Home

December 17
Triangle: Cloer Family Vineyards