Vol. 84Spring 2019No. 3

Strong Bonds
Craig Dixon ’97, J.D. ’00 and Kendrick Ashton ’98 create a sports and entertainment empire
Culture Vulture
Olivia Newton-John didn’t know it, but in the 1980s, her biggest fan was a third-grader living in the D.C. suburbs. Jen Chaney ’94 talks TV.
Story By Sara K. Eskridge
Silent Stories
Charles Bowery ’92 stood among flags and headstones, waiting in Arlington National Cemetery for the funeral of Jim Dorsey ’60.
A Deeper Dive
Online Feature
Researchers at W&M’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science are saving the Bay and helping build more resilient communities.
The End of an Odyssey
Online Exclusive
Michael Halleran will leave his position as provost on July 1.
Our House
By & Large
The Alumni House expansion and renovation project is underway!
Learning, Work and Service
Alumni Focus
The Association of 1775 (Ao75) takes its name from the Revolutionary service of our student ancestors.
By Charles Bowery ’92
Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired; President, Association of 1775
Kindliest Change
From the Brafferton
In August, W&M will launch an intensive period of strategic planning. Together, we will continue to restock our test kitchen: with both well-tested and true techniques and new ones.
By Katherine A. Rowe
William & Mary President
Defining Moments
By & Large
Bold moments are moments that define our lives. For Katherine Rowe, one such moment was her inauguration as William & Mary’s 28th president.
Big Ideas Live Here
By & Large
The Global Research Institute was born out of questions from students.
The Science of the Perfect Strawberry
By & Large
The old-fashioned strawberry is having a renaissance thanks to new genetic research.
A Space of Our Own
By & Large
Shenkman Jewish Center is a home away from home for students on campus.
Lift Where You Stand
By & Large
Women’s Stock Pitch and Leadership Summit connects students and mentors.
New Hoops Coach
By & Large
In April, William & Mary announced that Dane Fischer will serve as the head men’s basketball coach.
From the Ice to the Field
By & Large
Woodard Hooper ’20 always knew she was going to be a college athlete. It was never a question, but with her first love being ice hockey, Hooper never expected to be recruited for field hockey.
W&M's New Plan for Sustainability
By & Large
William & Mary has adopted its first long-range, comprehensive Sustainability Plan, which outlines the university’s vision for environmental and other forms of sustainability over the next five years.
Virginia's Finest Faculty
By & Large
Rowan Lockwood, a professor in William & Mary’s Department of Geology, and Jeffrey Bellin, University Professor for Teaching Excellence at W&M Law School, are 2019 recipients of Virginia Outstanding Faculty Awards.
Board Notes
By & Large
Report from the winter meeting of the WMAA Board of Directors.
Spring has Sprung
Students enjoy class outside on a beautiful spring day in Williamsburg.
Heir Apparent
Jay Jones ’10 lives up to a legacy of leadership.
A Seat at the Table
Ruth Jones Nichols ’96 tackles hunger.
Leading Through Service
Meet the 2018 Douglas N. Morton ’62 Alumni Service Awards and Staff Service Award recipients.
Family Vacation
Alumni Journeys bring alumnae and their families together.
Class Notes
Class Notes
Updates from your fellow alumni.
In Memoriam
In Memoriam
Remembering alumni, faculty, staff and friends.