Fall 2023 Issue

Five Inducted as Honorary Alumni

Designation recognizes devotion and service to William & Mary

By Claire De Lisle M.B.A. ’21

From left to right: John Cole Scott ’00, treasurer of the W&M Alumni Association (WMAA) Board of Directors; Christopher “Chris” Caracci; Carole Kraemer P ’94; Lisa Roday P ’13, P ’14; John E. Littel P ’22; Janet McNulty Osborn ’85, vice president of the WMAA Board of Directors (not pictured: recipient Marianne Littel P ’22). Photo by Skip Rowland ’83

As part of this year’s Commencement celebrations, five outstanding individuals were inducted into the alumni community as honorary alumni. Christopher “Chris” Caracci, Carole Kraemer P ’94, John E. Littel P ’22 and Marianne Littel P ’22 and Lisa Roday P ’13, P ’14 were nominated by their peers and selected by the W&M Alumni Association Board of Directors for this important honor, which recognizes exceptional service, support, advocacy and commitment on behalf of William & Mary and its schools, departments, organizations and boards.

“There are few activities and events that affirm the role of the Alumni Association more succinctly than the induction of honorary alumni into our extended William & Mary family,” said Janet McNulty Osborn ’85, then vice president of the board of directors, in her remarks at the May 11 ceremony at the Alumni House. “It is our most official and lasting way of saying thank you to those whose devotion to William & Mary is strong, regardless of their place of graduation.” Read more at magazine.wm.edu/honorary-alumni-2023.