Vol. 87Fall 2021No. 1

Common Threads
Cover Story
Through W&M's Asian Centennial, students are discovering how the university's history intertwines with their own stories
Power Analyst
Joseph Levine ’18 and Team Afghan Power help electrify rural Afghanistan
Everyone has a Superpower
Lisa Radcliffe ’86 and PunkinFutz bring the world of play to children with adaptive needs
Garden of Delight
By & Large
From Oct. 7-10, the Sunken Garden will host many of the exciting Homecoming & Reunion Weekend festivities, including an open-air tailgate with local food trucks, the Saturday Night Bash and reunion receptions for this year’s and last year’s reunion classes (those with class years ending in 0, 1, 5 and 6).
Our Community of Belonging
Alumni Focus
If you came here, you belong here, and William & Mary is always ready to welcome you home.
By Anna Dinwiddie Hatfield ’96
President, W&M Alumni Association Board of Directors
A Centennial of Bold Thinking
From the Brafferton
A century ago, Pu-Kao Chen 1923, a student from Shanghai, China, enrolled at William & Mary.
By Katherine A. Rowe
William & Mary President
Lives Remembered
By & Large
At the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, an alumna shares stories of courage and compassion
State of the Art
Pay It Forward
Transformational expansion at the Muscarelle Museum of Art
The Mann for the Job
By & Large
Brian Mann joins the Tribe as the new athletics director
Tennis Center to be Revitalized
By & Large
As part of the $55-million All In campaign for W&M Athletics, the university announced plans for a complete revitalization of the outdoor tennis facility.
A Bridge to Silicon Valley
By & Large
New Tech Trek program connects students and recent graduates with alumni in the technology sector
Board Notes
By & Large
Summary of the June 10, 2021, meeting of the W&M Alumni Association Board of Directors
W&M Launches Micro-Internships Platform
By & Large
William & Mary has partnered with Parker Dewey to launch a new platform to pair employers with members of the W&M community seeking micro-internship opportunities.
W&M Ends FY21 Strong
By & Large
William & Mary experiences surge in philanthropy and engagement
Campus in the City
By & Large
A new home for the Washington Center
VIMS Welcome Dean and Director Aday
By & Large
William & Mary has named nationally renowned ecologist Derek Aday as its next dean of the School of Marine Science and director of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS).
This May, graduating students from the Class of 2021 crossed the Crim Dell Bridge as part of their traditional walk across campus before their Commence- ment ceremonies.
Semper Fi
Former walk-on Tim Brady ’97 rises in the ranks of the U.S. Marine Corps
Amplifying Student Voices
Kevin Dua ’09 is an award-winning teacher and advocate for his students
Putting Children First
Dr. Lee Beers ’92 leads pediatricians’ response to COVID-19, other health priorities
Going, Giving and Serving
Alumni Service, Staff Service and Coach of the Year Awards recognize exemplary service to W&M and the W&M Alumni Association
Why I Give: Janet McNulty Osborn '85
Pay It Forward
“The impact William & Mary has had in my life is more than I ever could have imagined.”
Class Notes
Class Notes
Updates from your fellow alumni
In Memoriam
In Memoriam
Remembering alumni, faculty, staff and friends