Vol. 89Winter 2024No. 2

2024 Alumni Medallion Awards
Meet this year’s recipients
Profiles By Jacob A. Miller ’18
Home & Hearth Matter
Ted Decker ’85 leads The Home Depot, the world's largest home improvement retailer
Power Plays
William & Mary alumnae tap varsity sports experience to build winning careers
Close Encounter
By & Large
During Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2023, the university community welcomed Glenn Close ’74, D.A. ’89, H.F. ’19
Sharing Our Connection
Alumni Focus
When there is a tour walking around campus and the guide asks a student passing by what their favorite part about William & Mary is, their response is always “the people”
By Abigail "Abby" Stern ’24
Chair, Students for University Advancement
Liberal Arts & Sciences: Past, Present and Future
From the Brafferton
Over the past two years, W&M led an inclusive, thorough process of soliciting feedback from the full university community
By Katherine A. Rowe
William & Mary President
VIMS Photo Contest
By & Large
Capturing the important work of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Lighting the Way
Pay It Forward
$2.5 million scholarship and applied learning gift will open doors for Pell Grant-eligible students from outside Virginia
W&M No. 1 for Study Abroad
By & Large
William & Mary is first among public universities in the nation for study abroad participation
A Stand-Up Guy
By & Large
Patton Oswalt ’91, D.A. ’23 returns for student show
Monroe Goes Geothermal
By & Large
As part of the Housing and Dining Comprehensive Facilities Plan, William & Mary is installing a geothermal system that will efficiently and sustainably heat and cool Monroe Hall
Applied Science
By & Large
Ph.D. students explain their cutting-edge research and the science equipment that makes it possible
Serving Their Nation's Students
By & Large
The Troops to Teachers Virginia Center (TTTVC) at the William & Mary School of Education has secured $760,000 in federal pandemic relief funding
Snow Day
Snow turns campus into a winter wonderland, though Williamsburg doesn’t often experience winter storms
The Art and Science of Coffee
James Kroll '12 finds an appreciative customer base for Column 15 on campus and beyond
Making Waves
Grit, tenacity and passion have carried Sophia Luwis ’20 from W&M’s Club Rowing to the World Rowing Championships
It's Just Rocket Science
William & Mary alumnus Russell “Buzz” Wincheski joins the NASA Inventors Hall of Fame
2024 Service Awards
This year’s awardees are actively connecting alumni to William & Mary and each other
New Alumni Award Announced
Civic & Humanitarian Leadership Award
Spotlight: Association of 1775
Connecting those who serve our nation
Class Notes
Class Notes
Updates from your fellow alumni
In Memoriam
In Memoriam
Remembering alumni, faculty, staff and friends