Vol. 86Winter 2021No. 2

A University For the Bold
Cover Story
William & Mary completed its boldest fundraising campaign yet, with $1.04 billion raised, ties among alumni and alma mater strengthened and its status as the No. 1 public university for alumni participation cemented several years in a row.
Breaking the Color Line
While belonging is one of William & Mary’s core values, for some in our community, it is one that still feels aspirational.
2021 Alumni Medallion Recipients
Meet this year’s recipients, who represent outstanding dedication and commitment to and sustained support of William & Mary; exemplary professional accomplishments; and leadership in civic engagement.
Quiet of Winter
By & Large
The 2020 fall semester was compressed so that students did not need to travel back to campus after the Thanksgiving holiday, reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19 as the winter season began.
Harking Upon a Virtual Gale
Alumni Focus
In recent years the WMAA has dramatically increased the opportunities for alumni and friends to connect with each other and with W&M.
By Alice Givens ’94
Chair, I-CARE committee, WMAA Board of Directors
Lessons for a Post-COVID World
From the Brafferton
As I write this column, William & Mary is wrapping up a remarkable fall semester.
By Katherine A. Rowe
William & Mary President
Tenacity 101
By & Large
William & Mary students persevere through a challenging fall semester and make unexpected discoveries
Interviews By Tina Eshleman
A Path Forward
By & Large
William & Mary Athletics focuses on its future
Service Awards and Coach of the Year
By & Large
The Doug Morton ’62 Alumni Service Awards are given annually to recognize individuals for their exceptional service to the Alumni Association and the university through their efforts to connect and engage alumni.
Jumping into Data Science
By & Large
This fall, W&M launched a new bachelor's degree in data science.
New Faces
By & Large
Meet William & Mary’s new deans
Memorial to the Enslaved
By & Large
Memorial will honor those held in slavery by William & Mary
New Name, Same Purpose
By & Large
The Alumni Leadership Fund is now the W&M Alumni Association Fund
Naming, Renaming Spaces
By & Large
In September, William & Mary’s Board of Visitors adopted a set of principles and imperatives for the naming and renaming of structures and spaces on campus.
Healthy Together
Classes and activities of all kinds have moved outside to allow for social distancing, to reduce the risk of transmission and to take advantage of good weather and fresh air.
Historical Revival
Cliff Fleet ’91, M.A. ’93, J.D. ’95, M.B.A. ’95 is Colonial Williamsburg’s new president and CEO.
Rising STEM Star
Candice Hatcher-Solis ’07 leads Air Force research team
History in the Making
Marcia Anderson ’83 directs White House Historical Association publications
Olde Guarde Distinguished Service Award
Pamela Brown Michael ’65 is the Olde Guarde’s 2020 honoree
Call of Alma Mater
Alumni opt to live near William & Mary
Board Notes
By & Large
A summary of the June 18 and October 15, 2020, meetings of the WMAA Board of Directors, information about the Annual Meeting and board election, and call for award nominations.
In Memoriam
In Memoriam
Remembering alumni, faculty, staff and friends.
Class Notes
Class Notes
Updates from your fellow alumni.