Vol. 86Spring 2021No. 3

On the Record
Cover Story
W&M alumni are breaking news from the Wren Building to the White House and beyond
Resistance (to Science) Is Futile
Mohamed Noor ’92 brings the science to science fiction as a consultant for “Star Trek: Discovery”
Art Gets Us Through
Tiffany Bryant ’07 makes performing arts accessible
Outside Opportunities
By & Large
As the weather warms, students flock to outdoor activities on campus and in Williamsburg to connect with each other while keeping to our community’s Healthy Together Commitment
Looking Forward
Alumni Focus
When I began my term as president of the Alumni Association in July 2019, I couldn’t have imagined the changes the next two years would bring, even as our mission to deepen connections with each other and William & Mary remained the same
Vision Into Action
From the Brafferton
William & Mary became change ready in this year of necessity
By Katherine A. Rowe
William & Mary President
Center of It All
By & Large
Expansion will add 53,000 square feet to the Sadler Center for student life
Destined for a Life of Distinction
By & Large
Chang family continues the legacy of Ming Chang ’55
100 Years of Asian Students at W&M
By & Large
The Asian Centennial at William & Mary
Eldridge Partners with W&M
By & Large
In January, Eldridge announced a collaboration with The Boehly Center for Excellence in Finance on a series of courses for students of the School of Business
All In
Pay It Forward
W&M launches $55M campaign for athletics
Esports Center Opens
By & Large
In March, William & Mary opened its Esports Training and Research Center (ETARC)
Bray School Uncovered
By & Large
Colonial Williamsburg joins William & Mary to research, relocate and interpret 18th-century Bray School for enslaved and free Black children
Necessity Inspires Innovation
By & Large
Virtual format creates new opportunities for Women's Stock Pitch & Leadership Summit participants
Washington Center Turns 20
By & Large
W&M’s Washington Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a series of events that highlight the Center’s impact and bring together alumni, students, faculty and the community
2021 Plumeri Awards
By & Large
Outstanding faculty and athletics staff members receive honors
Board Notes
By & Large
A summary of the February 4, 2021, meeting of the W&M Alumni Association Board of Directors
First 100 Days
By & Large
The first 100 days of a presidential administration are often seen as an indicator of a new president’s performance. But is this measure still relevant?
Spring Sunshine
Students enjoy a socially distanced picnic outside the newly expanded Alumni House.
Art Mirrors Life
As an entertainment writer, Cord Jefferson ’04 draws on history, current events and lived experiences
‘Mr. Blackstone’
Billy Coleburn ’90 balances roles as an elected official and newspaper editor
Honorary Alumni
Valerie Foradas and Michael Halleran join the W&M alumni family
Pizza Art
As students, Jonathan Leahy ’00 and Michael Fitzpatrick ’00 created museum-quality art out of pizza boxes
Racing Into a Digital Age
Lauren Edwards ’08 leverages social media to help athletes build their brand
A Vibrant Community
Updates from W&M Alumni Association Identity Networks
Awards & Accolades
Honoring regional alumni networks
Journeys Resume
Alumni Journeys offers trips to select destinations
Class Notes
Class Notes
Updates from your fellow alumni
In Memoriam
In Memoriam
Remembering alumni, faculty, staff and friends