Spring 2018 Issue

Honoring alumni

By Sue Manix ’79

We could not be more delighted to be including Taylor and Helen Reveley in these auspicious ranks. With Taylor at the helm, and Helen his partner at every turn, William & Mary has made great progress. On behalf of all alumni, we thank them for their leadership.

During Taylor’s tenure he has challenged us to pursue world-class alumni engagement. Our For the Bold campaign positions alumni engagement as one of our three audacious goals. We have been encouraged to show our Tribe Pride and share our unique talents with each other and the university. We’ve made progress on both fronts.

The WMAA has been investing in programming to support what you’ve told us matters most to you as alumni. One wonderful example is the work Michael Steelman has been doing in career management and professional networking, which is featured in this issue (see page 58). We are also building a robust volunteer portal to better match alumni with opportunities to give back to William & Mary and connect with other members of the Tribe.

This April, we broke ground on the Alumni House expansion, which will offer state-of-the-art space to match the excellence of our alumni programming. Thanks to the incredible generosity of Hunter J. Smith ’51 and many others, this project is underway with completion planned for spring 2020. The Alumni Leadership Fund, through donations from alumni and friends like you, continues to play a critical role in our ability to deliver new and innovative initiatives, and we appreciate your ongoing support and partnership. We look forward to welcoming you to our new home!

We also hope you’ll join us for William & Mary Weekend, which will be held in Chicago on June 1-3, 2018. All weekend long, experience the best of Chicago and the best of William & Mary through exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of iconic locations, including the Lyric Opera, Wrigley Field, the Field Museum and so much more. Learn more and register at weekend.wm.edu.