Legendary icon will help the Alma Mater of the Nation celebrate the Year of the Arts
As the days of summer gradually give way to the crisp embrace of autumn, check out the books that graced our shelves this season from William & Mary alumni.
This is where we celebrate awards, job changes, promotions, recognition, civic engagement and other career news we collected between June 1 and Aug. 31.
Michelle Erickson ’82 is creating an artwork grounded in William & Mary’s history
For 30 years, an entire generation, Bernard took wonderful care of the Wren and of everyone who came within it.
Adam Bratton ’06 traveled more than 360 miles on his bicycle in three days from his home in North Carolina to William & Mary this spring.
An alumni family has established a study abroad scholarship to encourage William & Mary students to explore Spain’s Camino de Santiago.
W&M President Emeritus W. Taylor Reveley III LL.D. ’18, HON ’18 shares his reflections on the passing of a remarkable alumnus
As the founding labs at William & Mary's Global Research Institute celebrate 20 years, we look back at how they came to be.
This is where we celebrate awards, job changes, promotions, recognition, civic engagement and other career news we collected between Feb. 28 and June 1.
Prioritizing inclusivity and community, the Class of 2023 led an innovative and successful Senior Class Gift campaign
2023 NATO Youth Summit was co-hosted by William & Mary and NATO and highlighted freedom and security as keys to the future of democracy
From our kickoff at Oracle Park to discussions with alumni and faculty experts to insightful tours of iconic locations, Tribe Pride was on full display throughout the City by the Bay.
Two grants from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation will strengthen William & Mary's partnerships with African organizations and expand data on Chinese financing.
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 (WMAA) Board of Directors for this important honor
Alumni establish an endowment in honor of former Director of Choirs James Armstrong
Capt. Eric Evans ’09 founded Friendly Forces to help fellow reservists and National Guard members find work with companies that have supportive military leave policies
Election Law Program co-director, special education researcher, Field Hockey head coach among 10 William & Mary faculty and athletics leaders recognized
Four members of the Class of 1973 used social media to promote and celebrate their reunion, resulting in a high level of engagement before, during and after Traditions Weekend.
Enjoy the fresh air and warm temperatures while perusing these alumni authors’ new books.
B.J. Minor ’13 talks about portraying a young Mike Tyson in the Hulu series "Mike," settling into life on the West Coast and discovering their own authenticity.
In total, 11,376 alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends collectively gave more than $4 million to nearly 800 areas across W&M — making it the biggest and most successful giving days yet for total dollars raised on OTOD.
A new $1-million commitment from Mary Uhrig Phillips ’85 and Kevin Phillips ’84 includes 10-to-1 match on One Tribe One Day, support for scholarships and more
Megan Shisler Sumrell ’95 coaches women on a unique time management strategy through her company, The Pink Bee
The fifth annual W&M Professional Development Week brought networking and expert career advice to the W&M community
Brett Amy Thelen ’99 and New Hampshire volunteers assist amphibians on their dangerous seasonal journey
Through a $500,000 commitment to the new W&M Athletics Complex, Raelene Canuel Wagoner ’87 and Doug Wagoner ’87 hope to encourage other donors and promote a unifying culture in which varsity sports are fully integrated into the life of the university.
Sororities at W&M are celebrating 100 years of providing fellowship, leadership and belonging for women.
This is where we celebrate awards, job changes, promotions, recognition, civic engagement and other career news we collected between Dec.1, 2022, and Feb. 28, 2023.
Five W&M women’s gymnastics alumnae unite to establish Thrive Endowment.
Brittany Selah Lee-Bey ’07 wants to share with the world how knowing where words come from can improve vocabulary, comprehension and confidence.
Home to W&M's nationally recognized field hockey team, the field will see a significant upgrade this spring that also will benefit other campus and community groups.
Theirs was a love match, but no one would have guessed it from the way it began.
Funding for William & Mary Internships and Applied Learning Increases Tenfold With New Leadership Gift
A $1-million commitment from Darpan Kapadia ’95 accelerates the Vision 2026 careers initiative by tripling the number of students annually who can receive university funding for internships and other applied learning opportunities and substantially increasing the amount of the individual grants available.
The Applied Research & Innovation Initiative will advance William & Mary‘s Vision 2026 goals, promote multidisciplinary collaborations and increase experiential learning opportunities.
The Yule Log at America’s Two Colonial Colleges Turned Public Universities
Charles Fulcher ’99, the Wren Building’s new director of operations and events, is helping facilitate one of his favorite William & Mary traditions — the Yule Log celebration.
Joe Agee ’52, M.Ed. ’56, P ’78, P ’79, a student, an athlete and a coach throughout his time at William & Mary, reflects on more than 30 years of commitment to the Tribe.
AnnaMaria DeSalva ‘90, global chairman and CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, has been appointed to the William & Mary Board of Visitors, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced.
As part of William & Mary’s deep and ongoing commitment to the military and veteran communities, the university welcomed Kathleen T. Jabs as the special assistant to the president of William & Mary for military and veteran affairs during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend in October.
Over fall break, 15 W&M students got an inside look during the 23rd annual Wall Street Trip, hosted by the Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement.
As the temperature turns colder, curl up in a cozy armchair to dig into these new reads from alumni authors.
This is where we celebrate awards, job changes, promotions, recognition, civic engagement and other career news we collected between Oct. 22 and Nov. 29.
Brandon begins roles of associate vice president for alumni engagement and CEO of the W&M Alumni Association (WMAA) on Nov. 28
TutorZone offers free tutoring this academic year through the support of generous donors and the Parents Fund
This is where we celebrate awards, job changes, promotions, recognition, civic engagement and other career news we collected between Sept. 22 and Oct. 22.
N’est Pas, a band formed by Theta Delta Chi fraternity brothers in 1984, returned to the stage at Homecoming & Reunion Weekend
A W&M alumni couple is addressing social and environmental challenges through their Maryland farm.
Philip Andoh ’22, a Gold Bar Recruiter at William & Mary, credits the university for setting him on a ‘path of long-term self-development'
Addie Puskar ’22, a graduate student and starting defender on the women’s soccer team at William & Mary, is a survivor
A new postdoctoral fellowship established by business executive Tom McInerney P ’07 will advance international research, teaching and mentorship through the university's Global Research Institute.
Former head men's soccer coach and W&M alumnus Al Albert ’69, M.Ed. ’71 was among four individuals elected as the newest members of the United Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame.
Foster, director of the Office of Student Veteran Engagement, has been selected for the 2022 Veteran Champions of the Year in Higher Education list
Students’ misperceptions regarding their peers’ political attitudes could discourage the discussion of important political issues.
Former FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell ’85, D.P.S. ’02, who served as William & Mary rector, is one of two alumni inducted into the 2022 U.S. Army ROTC Hall of Fame.
Reflections on the Order of the White Jacket, an organization centered around giving scholarships to William & Mary students working in food service.
The W&M community gathered on campus Oct. 6-9 for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2022
Since transitioning from male to female in 2011, Deborah has found only comfort and acceptance by her community and alma mater.
In FY22, the Alumni Association recognized W&M Charleston, W&M Charlottesville-Highlands, W&M Chicago, W&M D.C. Metro, W&M Richmond, W&M Triangle and W&M Williamsburg-Peninsula for exemplary programming and a commitment to engaging fellow alumni, parents, family and friends with alma mater.
Alisha Graves ’99 and Kathleen Mogelgaard ’95 have been working together from opposite U.S. coasts to champion gender equality, reproductive autonomy and access to education for women and girls in West Africa.
A four-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will broaden the use of satellite imagery to evaluate projects in developing countries.
Josh Sundquist ’06 is executive producer on a new Apple TV+ show based on his life
In January 2021, the W&M Alumni Association launched the Asian American-Pacific Islander-Middle Eastern (APIM) Alumni Leadership Circle
Two students in William & Mary’s Online M.Ed. in Counseling program have been selected by the Tillman Foundation as 2022 Tillman Scholars
Enjoy this summer’s book roundup as the days cool off, complete with a historical murder mystery, a military thriller, a true crime collection and much more.
Venture capitalist Bay McLaughlin ’06, M.Acc. ’07 teams up with W&M’s Institute for Integrative Conservation and the Alan B. Miller Center for Entrepreneurship to promote sustainable — and profitable — oyster aquaculture.
Funds distributed from this endowment will provide scholarship, internship and living expense stipend support for Master of Arts graduate students at W&M’s School of Marine Science.
The university surpasses $350M in scholarships support since start of For the Bold
Higher education leader Julie E. Williams ’79 established The Stuart Calvin, Frances Gloria and Julie E. Williams Fund for Diversity Programming at W&M through her estate plans in honor of her family.
Jacky Zhu ’26 received the Harriett Pittard Beales Scholarship and Nora Poling ’26 is the Walter R. Beales, III ’66 Scholarship recipient. Both were chosen based on academic performance, extracurricular community activities and service, outstanding character and other personal achievements.
Jim, who died Sunday at the age of 87, had a devotion to his alma mater that transcended athletics.
$14.4M in new scholarships established at William & Mary by former CBS executives Joan Showalter ’55 and Karen Beldegreen
The bequest creates four new graduate and undergraduate scholarships at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business and pushes the university past its For the Bold goal of raising $350 million for scholarships.
A new and unique Archive of American LGBTQ Political and Legal History is being established at Swem Library in memory of renowned historian John Boswell ’69.
Joe Laresca ’15, founder of a powerhouse NYC creative company, adds Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list to his achievements.
Christine Taylor ’61 is a Bell-Ringing member of the Bell Society. Having made her first gift in 1974, she has given for 48 consecutive years.
Marilyn Ward Midyette ’75, W&M alumni leader who transformed the alumni experience, is set to retire
From her time as an undergraduate at William & Mary, it was clear that Marilyn Ward Midyette ’75 is a natural leader. As a student, she immersed herself in the life of the university as a cheerleader, a resident assistant, a member of Delta Delta Delta and the W&M Choir.
William & Mary hosted its inaugural Black Alumni Reunion on May 6-8 with a series of programs, ceremonies and receptions honoring the Black experience at W&M.
Global business executive, philanthropist and civic leader Joseph J. Plumeri II ’66, D.P.S. ’11 established the awards to reward outstanding William & Mary faculty and enhance teaching, research and mentorship. Recipients of the 2020, 2021 and 2022 Plumeri Awards were honored in a ceremony on May 13.
William & Mary broke ground May 9 on an Athletics Complex designed to improve the student-athlete experience while enhancing the university as a whole.
A Pulitzer Prize winner’s in-depth research on the Revolutionary War, a family’s adventures traveling across North America in a camper van, a torrid romance and the wonderful world of coral reefs are among the subjects featured in this quarterly selection of titles by William & Mary alumni authors.
Paul Carlino J.D. ’98 and Rebecca Eichler J.D. ’98 put their jobs on hold, pulled their kids out of school and packed everything into a camper van to drive from their home in Alexandria, Virginia, to the very bottom of North America in a journey that changed their lives.
After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the classes of 1970, 1971 and 1972 all celebrated their 50th reunions and were inducted into the illustrious Olde Guarde during a much-anticipated Traditions Weekend. Each class made a gift in honor of their reunion.
As William & Mary prepares for the May 9 groundbreaking and celebration of the reimagined home for W&M Athletics, the Gordiniers hope their generosity will help inspire others to give back in support of the new Complex.
"We are formally organizing as the Latinx Alumni Association to assure our Latinx students and future alumni that they will always have a larger community of support once they graduate."
The awards recognize five individual W&M alumni whose work for diversity, equity and justice has had a lasting impact and leaders of the group Focus on Asian Cultures Emerging in Society (FACES), organized by students between 1999 and 2003.
More than 9,550 students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends collectively gave over $3.8 million to more than 730 areas across the university during William & Mary's ninth annual day of giving.
Enrique Sánchez-Rivera M.B.A. ’07 teamed up with William & Mary’s Institute for Integrative Conservation to create an augmented reality mural that focuses on the conservation of local flora and fauna.
William & Mary alumni are making a difference for people who are caught in perilous circumstances — either through individual assistance or by communicating their stories to the world.
Over the last eight years, $16.4 million has been raised from 31,895 donors with over 1,000 areas supported.
As William & Mary's All In campaign marks its one-year anniversary, new gifts totaling $1.1 million to the W&M Athletics Complex mark an important step forward in reaching the $55-million fundraising goal.
William & Mary’s Global Film Festival returns with a new name and an expanded lineup, including several screenings of alumni-produced films.
Take an inside look at how the magazine team created the winter 2022 cover art.
Professionals Week 2022 brought the W&M community together to reflect on the changing workplace and chart new paths forward
Brian Court ’96 creates environmentally friendly architecture worldwide.
Professorship Created With $1M Gift From Alumni Couple Will Help W&M Attract and Retain World-Class Business Faculty
The new John and Yvonne Whitcomb Business Professorship Endowment will support a faculty member who teaches in the area of real estate, finance or entrepreneurship.
New support for the GRI totaling $1.9 million will enhance the university’s ability to address critical international challenges through groundbreaking research, innovative teaching and strengthened connections between the academic world and policymakers.
The Lemon Scholarship will provide need-based scholarship support for students who are descendants of enslaved persons in the U.S., or who have a demonstrated historic connection to slavery.
If you can schedule rides using an app, why not tennis games? That was the thinking behind creation of a platform launched by Paul Stratta ’85 with help from tennis-loving William & Mary alumni Ann Searle Horowitz ’85 and Robert Weissman ’86, P ’22.
Williamsburg Bray School Project Awarded $5M from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Monuments Project
The Mellon grant will support collaborative work by The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and William & Mary to preserve, relocate, research and restore the Bray School, believed to be the only remaining Colonial-era building in the country that was dedicated to the education of Black children.
Mark Duffner '75 is a senior defensive assistant, Robert Livingston '10 is the secondary/safeties coach and Mike Potts '08 is the scouting director (college).
Rob Estes ’74, P ’06, president and CEO of Estes Express Lines, and his son Webb Estes ’06, M.Acc. ’07, vice president of process improvement, have an inside view of how goods move from place to place — and the challenges and opportunities the pandemic has brought to the freight transportation industry.
Readers will rejoice this winter over a big pile of books by W&M alumni authors
The W&M Athletics Complex project is one step closer to reality, thanks to three new gifts totaling more than $1.1 million.
As president of the Janssen Infectious Diseases & Vaccines division, Candice Malone Long M.B.A. ’96 led the Johnson & Johnson team that introduced its COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S.
George Miller ’67, M.S. ’69, Ph.D. ’72 honored with John S. Foster Medal for contributions to national security
Bruce Patterson ’80 thought he'd never see his lost W&M class ring again — then a stranger found it in her rental car and an unlikely friendship formed.
W&M Professor Andrea Wright, the first Jinlan Liu APIA Faculty Research Award recipient, will study the impact of green energy projects on people’s lives in India, Kuwait and Virginia.
Hamilton Perkins M.B.A. ’14 and his eponymous collection fuse sustainability, creativity and style to create unique and award-winning bags and accessories.
W&M and Colonial Williamsburg announce Bray School's future location, launch initiative to research its history and legacy
What is likely the oldest extant building in the Northern Hemisphere used for the purpose of educating enslaved and free Black children is relocating to Colonial Williamsburg’s historic campus.
William & Mary honors alumna Bee McLeod ’83, M.B.A. ’91 with dedication of student recreation center
The Bee McLeod Recreation Center was dedicated in honor of the late Helen “Bee” Elizabeth McLeod ’83, M.B.A. ’91, a beloved alumna whose passion for wellness and commitment to her alma mater left an indelible mark at William & Mary.
New names in honor of trailblazing alumni now grace two campus buildings. Morton Hall and Taliaferro Hall were dedicated this fall as John E. Boswell Hall and Hulon L. Willis Sr. Hall, respectively.
This year’s Homecoming & Reunion Weekend was especially meaningful as the W&M community gathered on campus again after being apart for so long.
Colleen Gorman ’95 oversees a team that ensures quality control for Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine development.
AidData, an international development research lab based at William & Mary’s Global Research Institute, today released a trove of new findings about China’s secretive overseas development finance program.
As the university commemorates 100 years since the arrival of the first student from China, a new group is fostering connections within a diverse community of alumni with Asian heritage.
It took two weeks for the mission of Joseph Levine ’18 and John Gerlaugh with Team Afghan Power to entirely change.
Camp EAGER is the brainchild of the Center for Innovation in Learning Design (CILD). The name stands for Elevate engineering, Advance innovation, Guide Learning, Effect change, and Remove barriers for all.
The Class of 2025 began moving into their dorms this week! We asked the W&M alumni community on social media what dorm they lived in as a freshman and what advice they would share with incoming students.
Now, anyone can experience Morse’s fascinating lectures through her new course on Audible, “The Brontës: Romantic Passion and Social Justice.” The 10-session series is also available from The Great Courses.
Amy Zhao ’19 wins award to address intellectual property issues in the art world through blockchain
A new historical marker will honor Arthur “Art” Matsu, Class of 1927, William & Mary’s first known Asian American student and the first W&M alumnus to play for the National Football League — one of the first Asian Americans to do so.
Nicole Lynn Lewis ’03 is expanding the reach of her nonprofit beyond the D.C. region by working with policymakers and educational institutions to better accommodate parenting students and improve graduation rates.
W&M Associate Professor of Chinese Studies Emily Wilcox once taught Emily Matson ’12 and Austin Strange ’12. Now the three are colleagues as recipients of 2021 Wilson China Fellowships.
Chi Omega alumnae draw on sisterhood and mutual respect to excel in public policy roles
Phillip Sun ’04 and Cord Jefferson ’04 are promoting diversity through their platforms in the entertainment industry
The leadership course, Modern Leadership: Reflections and Tools for the Values-Based Leader, combines theory and practice and is designed to engage participants in discussion, hands-on applications and reflections.
Professionals Week gathered the worldwide W&M community virtually to connect and learn from one another
Relying on medical research, scientific data, guidance from federal and state agencies, and consultation with professional peers, William & Mary's six-member Public Health Advisory Team weighs health concerns and practical effects of the university’s pandemic response on the lives of students, faculty and staff.
While more may still be appointed, here’s a snapshot of William & Mary alumni who have been named by the Biden administration so far.
Drew Stephenson ’92 and Laura Papp ’18 combined forces to get Pleasure House Brewing through the pandemic
Despite the challenges of the past year, W&M regional networks hosted an impressive medley of events, featuring both virtual and in-person programs.
As fellows at W&M’s Center for Geospatial Analysis, Kira Holmes ’17 and Colleen Truskey ’17 showed the power of maps
How do you have fun, meet people and form meaningful relationships while wearing masks, gathering in small numbers and maintaining a 6-foot distance from others? Thanks to the perseverance and creativity of university staff and student organizations, there are numerous ways to answer that question.
The Washington Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a series of events that explore the impact of the Center and bring together W&M alumni, students, faculty and the community.
W&M LGBTQ+ Alumni is now officially the Crim Dell Association. It proudly takes its place beside other diverse affinity and identity groups as part of the William & Mary Alumni Association.
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have named Ike Irby as Policy Advisor in the Office of the Vice President. Irby earned joint graduate degrees from William & Mary and its Virginia Institute of Marine Science in 2017.
As the chief scientific officer of platform research at Massachusetts-based Moderna Inc., Melissa J. Moore ’84 is a key part of the biotech company’s effort to produce 200 million COVID-19 vaccines for the U.S. government to distribute to Americans across the country.
Maj. George M. “Chip” Autry V ’02 and Maj. Lance Barlowe ’06 are part of the team of military service members and civilians responsible for planning and implementing delivery of 300 million vaccine doses throughout the United States and its territories in the fight against COVID-19.
William & Mary alumna Jen Psaki '00 has been named the next White House press secretary by U.S. President-elect Joe Biden, who will take office in January.
Along with peers across the country, Anna Laws ’18 helped launch The FarmLink Project, a nonprofit that transports surplus produce from farms to food banks in need.
The idea of buying a home for retirement near William & Mary seems to be gaining momentum among alumni who value the opportunity to return to a familiar setting filled with treasured memories; to enjoy the cultural, recreational and intellectual benefits of living close to a university; and to strengthen bonds with others in the W&M community.
Larry LeShan ’42 passed away on November 9, 2020, at 100 years old. He had written over 20 books about parapsychology as well as the benefits of psychotherapy techniques on cancer patients.
William & Mary alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, family and friends came together virtually Oct. 12-23 to reconnect with each other and celebrate the community we share.
In a series of videos created earlier this fall, William & Mary's new deans, Dean Donoghue Velleca, Dean Spencer and Dean Knoeppel, shared their backgrounds, what drew them to William & Mary and their visions for the future.
From a thoughtful study of the role of enslaved women in America’s historic economy to beautiful poetry to a fun children’s book about dodo birds, William & Mary alumni and faculty have published a bumper crop of great reads this fall. Readers will find plenty to feed their minds and hearts in this fall’s quarterly book roundup of titles by William & Mary alumni and faculty.
Dr. Lisa A. Jackson ’84 has conducted numerous vaccine studies, but the task before her in March was different — the timing compressed, the stakes higher — when her team launched one of the first human clinical trials for a vaccine to block infection from the virus that causes COVID-19. In the face of a global pandemic, this vaccine represented hope.
Zack Fetters ’16, M.A. Ed. ’18 and Josh Dulaney ’18, M.A. Ed. ’20, both graduates of the William & Mary School of Education and former linebackers on the Tribe’s football team, are adapting to new ways of teaching special education during the pandemic.
What’s it like to see William & Mary from both sides of the classroom — as a student and then as a faculty member? Three alumni faculty members — Daniel Maliniak ’06, Natoya Haskins Ph.D. ’11 and M. Brennan Harris ’93 — shared how their experiences as W&M students influence their teaching today.
Although we won’t be gathering in person, this year’s virtual Homecoming, October 12-23, 2020, will be full of engaging opportunities to connect with each other and alma mater.
Through their fellowship this summer, Dena Bashri ’20 and Shivani Gupta ’20 are working on projects as diverse as ensuring the homeless have access to telehealth to tracking the supply chain of COVID-19 testing kits.
As Delaware's deputy state epidemiologist, Erica E. Smith '08 is tracking COVID-19 data, implementing expanded testing and contact-tracing, and battling "quarantine fatigue."
At the CDC’s Emergency Operations Center, Megan Casey ’04 offers guidance on finding and using personal protective equipment
Kent Fortner’s journey from rafting through Williamsburg to building a Bay Area brewery
Find your next “must read” in the spring quarterly book roundup of titles written by W&M alumni and faculty.
Mike Porath ’97 founded The Mighty, a digital health community aimed at empowering and connecting people who face health challenges and disabilities.
How many people can say they had a game-winning basket against Michael Jordan, the man many still believe to be the best to ever play? Former William & Mary basketball standout Curtis Pride '90 is in that exclusive club.
What started as a project for an elective at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business is now The Neighborhood Harvest, a Hampton Roads-based home delivery service for local organic produce, meats, dairy, bread, prepared food and more from local small businesses and farms.
Dr. A. Scott Morris '10 just returned to Virginia after more than a month as head of the radiology division on the USNS Comfort, assisting New York City hospitals as part of the COVID-19 response.
The spirit of bringing people together is integral to the canned cocktail company CC DesRosiers '14 founded in 2018 with her husband, Reed. It’s called Troop Beverage Co., because the drinks are designed for “just kicking back with your troop.”
As Dr. Jennifer Primeggia '02 and her partners in the infectious diseases group at a Washington, D.C.-area hospital fight to save lives, COVID-19 is putting a strain on supplies and health care workers.
On February 24-28, 2020, the second annual Professionals Week brought the W&M community together to celebrate our Tribe network, help each other grow professionally and strengthen our connections. More than 1,200 people participated in 33 events over five days.
Maria Donoghue Velleca, an accomplished scholar and award-winning educator who served as senior associate dean for faculty affairs and strategic planning at Georgetown University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been selected as William & Mary’s dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences.
When Prince died in 2016, many thought that was the last we would hear from this talented performer. However, at the time of his death, Prince was working with Dan Piepenbring ’08 on a book about his life.
Since his time as an undergraduate at William & Mary, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in geology and started to become more serious about his interest in poetry, Forrest Gander ’78 has had an illustrious career.
With the William & Mary talent behind “Solo Orange,” it’s no wonder that the short film is dominating the contest circuit.
Grab a cup of your favorite hot beverage, prop up your feet and get lost in the warmth of a good book by W&M alumni and faculty, the latest collection profiled here in the W&M Alumni Association Magazine's quarterly book roundup.
In collaboration with Centro MundoLengua Teens of Color Abroad students will improve their language and cultural fluency through a combination of innovative classroom instruction, real-life interaction in homestays and a variety of cultural activities.
For military personnel, it is often challenging to take time away from serving their country in order to pursue higher education. William & Mary’s Online MBA program offers a unique option where one does not need to sacrifice one for the other. The program allows current servicemen and women to continue working while furthering their education.
Though federal, state and private programs in the last half-century have expanded early education, there are still more than two million 4-year-olds in the United States without access to pre-K. Claudia Miner ’78 is working to make quality early education available to all at no cost to families.
The older a place is, the more likely it is to collect ghost stories and William & Mary’s campus is no exception. Superstitions and rumors spread and change over the years like a haunted game of telephone.
You don't have to be in Williamsburg to enjoy the best of William & Mary!
Each year that A. Marshall Acuff Jr. ’62, L.H.D. ’07 attends Homecoming & Reunion Weekend, he looks forward to catching up with classmates. This October, he has even more to look forward to: he is serving as this year's Homecoming grand marshal.
On the heels of her victory tour, Jill Ellis ’88, L.H.D. ’16 is returning to William & Mary for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2019.
The legacy of the late Martha Wren Briggs ’55 continues. Though she passed away on July 2, 2017, her impact at William & Mary has never been stronger. In fact, part of it is in the process of being built.
Virginia Newton ’10 and Jarryd Hammel ’10 are the co-founders of Kaftan Life, a new e-commerce apparel brand specializing in comfortable, conscientious women’s clothing. They launched in March 2019 with an exclusive collection of ethically-sourced designer kaftans.
From dodo bird detectives to Cold War espionage to illustrated poetry, William & Mary alumni and professors will keep your noses stuck in books this fall. Read all about their fun, thoughtful, nerve-wracking and enthralling titles in our quarterly book roundup.
The Christopher Wren Association has a new name — the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at William & Mary. The name was introduced in July 2018 as part of a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation, which supports lifelong learning centers at 123 institutions of higher learning nationwide.
Beth Comstock ’82, former vice chair of General Electric, will speak at William & Mary’s 2019 Opening Convocation ceremony. The annual tradition, which takes place the first day of classes, serves to mark the beginning of the academic year and to welcome to university’s newest students to campus. The event, scheduled for 5:15 p.m. on Aug. 28 in the Wren Yard, is free and open to the public.
Tribe Pride was everywhere at William & Mary Night at Nationals Park! More than 2,200 William & Mary alumni, family, students and friends attended this year’s event on July 26.
It started with five teenagers, a December night and the Apollo Room of Colonial Williamsburg’s Raleigh Tavern. William & Mary students John Heath, Thomas Smith, Richard Booker, Armistead Smith and John Jones — ages 13 to 18 — met Dec. 5, 1775, to found a secret society. They named their organization Philosophia Biou Kybern?t?s (Greek for “the love of learning is the guide of life”) and referred to it by its initials: Phi Beta Kappa (P??).
For Terelle Robinson ’17, the idea of doing a full-time internship in the nation’s capital was unfathomable. Not only was he a student-athlete on the Tribe track and field team, but he was also a transfer student. Knowing that he only had two years to maximize his William & Mary education, he chose his co-curricular experiences carefully. This is what led him to the William & Mary Washington Center and the D.C. Summer Institutes (DCSI) in 2016, one of four Study in D.C. opportunities.
It's 94 degrees in Williamsburg and Gail Williams Wertz ’66, M.A. ’19 has been sweating in the bright sun for hours, carefully digging through layers of soil to reveal artifacts. It's a world away from the clean, cool laboratories she's run for most of her career — and she loves it. Gail is currently a full-time graduate student in anthropology and archaeology at William & Mary, returning to her alma mater after an almost 50-year career in biomedical research.
Hiking? Swimming? Traveling? Driving kids around? Whatever you’re doing this summer — whether your feet are planted in the sand or in the stands at baseball practice, there’s always time to enjoy a good book. Find the perfect read in the quarterly roundup of recently published books by William & Mary alumni and faculty.
On May 21, W&M alumni, parents and friends gathered in Washington, D.C. for the W&M National Security Breakfast & Business Cards, part of W&M Alumni Association's One Tribe. One Network. career programming.
It was Father’s Day Weekend 2018. Ali Gaidies Joy ’96 and her husband Austin Joy ’93 were enjoying a day with their three kids at Atlantic Beach in North Carolina. After a day of picnicking and searching for shells in the sand, the couple’s 7-year-old twin daughters ventured into the water.
For over six years, Karen Joyner '84 has directed the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, trying to translate their limited resources into as much good as possible. Instead of simply solving immediate hunger, she and her staff work to address food insecurity — lacking reliable access to enough food for a healthy, active lifestyle.
Kathy Hornsby used what she learned serving with that nonprofit in her work with dozens of other community organizations in the Hampton Roads region throughout the past three decades. For those efforts, plus her close ties and multiple contributions to William & Mary, Hornsby will receive the 2019 Prentis Award on May 21 in the Wren Building.
In the fall of 1918, 24 women were admitted as undergraduate students at William & Mary. During the 2018-19 school year, we are celebrating the accomplishments of more than 55,000 alumnae, students, faculty and staff who have followed in their footsteps. In the coming months we will be featuring vignettes from our fall 2018 cover story on the 100 years of coeducation at William & Mary. This is the third in that series.
From an exercise program to gardening resources to fictional flights of fancies, William & Mary faculty and alumni will keep you busy this spring with a bevy of new books. This is the latest in our quarterly series of recently published titles by the William & Mary community.
This past Tuesday, William & Mary hosted its sixth annual global celebration of giving back and paying it forward, and it featured a campus carnival for students and faculty and events for alumni around the world. Mixed among the fun was the spirit of generosity that makes this W&M tradition so special. One Tribe One Day, after all, isn’t just about the carnival; it’s about the connections, which bring together the Tribe community for the common goal of giving back.
How do you go from sports superfan to a part of the team? Ask Wade Minter ’97, who achieved this dream, in his own way.
Alumnus Tom Shannon ’80, diplomat, former ambassador, former acting United States Secretary and Deputy Secretary of State, returned to his alma mater for three days recently that were instructive and informative for everyone he encountered, but hardly restful.
A small change is making a big difference in the visibility of the identities of women who have contributed to the history of William & Mary. Sparked by the committee in charge of W&M’s 100 years of coeducation commemoration spanning 2018-2019, new signs bearing the full names of five buildings and an athletic field named in honor of women were placed on campus over winter break.
In the fall of 1918, 24 women were admitted as undergraduate students at William & Mary. During the 2018-19 school year, we are celebrating the accomplishments of more than 55,000 alumnae, students, faculty and staff who have followed in their footsteps. In the coming months we will be featuring vignettes from our fall 2018 cover story on the 100 years of coeducation at William & Mary. This is the second in that series.
It’s unmissable. Right inside the Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center located in the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, sits logo after logo, printed on one of the center’s walls. Each logo represents a company founded or led by William & Mary alumni, and if you get close enough, you can see their names and majors. The wall was deliberately placed in the middle of the center as a continual reminder that William & Mary has a rich history of alumni entrepreneurs.
Award-winning actress and William & Mary alumna Glenn Close ’74, D.A. ’89 will speak at the university’s 2019 Commencement ceremony, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. May 11 in Zable Stadium.
Natalie Revers ’18 has been named Cherry Blossom Princess by the Society of Virginia and will represent the state during the National Conference of State Societies' Cherry Blossom Princess Program which takes place during Washington D.C.'s National Cherry Blossom Festival March 20 to April 14.
In Philadelphia’s Strawberry Mansion neighborhood, heroes don’t wear capes. They wear boxing gloves. In his first outing, film producer Bradford Downs ’13, along with director Timothy Blackwood has created “The Conqueror,” a short film centered on Jerome Conquest, a Philadelphia maintenance worker and professional boxer struggling to make a better life for his family in one of the roughest neighborhoods in America.
In the fall of 1918, 24 women were admitted as undergraduate students at William & Mary. During the 2018-19 school year, we are celebrating the accomplishments of more than 55,000 alumnae, students, faculty and staff who have followed in their footsteps. In the coming months we will be featuring vignettes from our fall 2018 cover story on the 100 years of coeducation at William & Mary. This is the first in that series.
Whether you’re warm inside by a fire or taking a long ride on a ski lift, winter is the perfect season to curl up with a book. Have no fear; William & Mary alumni and faculty have readers of any age and interest covered with a bevy of new books.
At the 12th Annual W&M Global Film Festival costume designer Kim Wilcox ’88, comedy writer Jill Twiss ’98, drama writer Chitra Sampath ’06, and network creative director Kristin Boos ’08 gathered for a discussion with Megan Gilbride ’00 about their varied roles in the television industry.
“This building … is named in honor of one of the truly great alumnae of our college,” said Professor Caroline Sinclair. “One whose intelligence, energy, character and professional skill set an example for all who will enter these halls with purpose.” Sinclair was speaking in late 1963 at the opening of Adair Hall, William & Mary’s new women’s gymnasium.
What do you get when you combine the 1950s, space, musical theater and a comic book? You get Cornell Christianson’s ’74 newest off-Broadway musical, “It Came From Beyond.”
On December 3, lunchtime in Sadler Center’s Center Court was no ordinary affair. Holding court at the steamy ramen counter was celebrity chef Katsuya Fukushima, who was featured on Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” and “Iron Chef.”
In July 1978, Judge John Sirica, still infamous from his pivotal role in the Watergate case, ruled that it was unconstitutional for Congress to bar women from serving on U.S. Navy ships. That November, a handful of women made history when they became the first female crew members of a non-hospital naval vessel.
Three miles away from campus, the remnants of Dillard Complex lay empty, absent of new residents and in need of a landscaping job. What once resided within those walls? Most know the complex as home to Hughes Hall and Munford Hall, William & Mary dorms which housed students from 1965 to 2006. In the past, however, their halls were filled with the nurses and doctors of Eastern State Hospital, the first public mental hospital in the country.
A focus of mine this semester is sustained, strategic listening. I want to hear directly from students, faculty, alumni, parents, staff and friends, including our friends in Richmond, to understand what they value most about William & Mary and their hopes and dreams about the future.
Summertime is ripe with books by William & Mary alumni. In The Gale quarterly roundup of recently published books authored or co-authored by W&M community members, readers will be sure to find great beach reads to end the summer on a sweet note and thoughtful reads to start the fall off right.
The William & Mary community is mourning the passing of American patriot and international tennis star Fred Kovaleski ’49. He was a World War II veteran, loving husband and father and unbeknownst to those around him, he was also a spy for the CIA during the Cold War.
The family of Patrick Flaherty ’92 remembers him for his great smile and the way he brought people together. Now they are creating a way for more people to remember him.
I walked in to the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze on a June day in 2015 with one goal in mind, and emerged with something completely unexpected transcribed on my laptop: a lost letter written to Thomas Jefferson by Filippo Mazzei, Italian patriot of the American Revolution.
In a groundbreaking ceremony on April 20 for the Alumni House expansion, a crowd of more than 200 alumni, friends and other special guests gathered to celebrate the nearly $21 million project.
Just as the Tribe has been an integral part of their lives, they are an integral part of the Tribe.
The first time you chat with Martha McGlothlin ’89, J.D. ’95, you forget that you’ve only just met. She instantly sweeps you into the rhythms of her life, where she juggles the schedules of four children, serves on the board of The United Company Charitable Foundation and owns a small business. You wish that you could set up a lunch next week to listen to more stories over Cheese Shop sandwiches smothered in their signature House Dressing.
On March 8, Ice Dance International (IDI) will host the premiere gala screening of “The World of Ice Dance International” at the American-Scandinavian Foundation.
Over the next six months, The Gale will feature a series of blog posts from distinguished alumni and friends reflecting on Taylor Reveley's leadership over the past decade. This week, Michael Powell '85, D.P.S. '02, offers his own reflection on Taylor's legacy as William & Mary's 27th president.
When violence spilled into their hometown in Chihuahua, Mexico, Evan King '17 and his mom knew they had to leave.
Affording Opportunity: W&M community honors the late Carroll F.S. Hardy HON '12 with namesake scholarship
“I believe that the upward mobility of black Americans depends on education. I will not let students have an excuse for failure.” – The late Carroll F.S. Hardy HON ’12
Named in honor of the year William & Mary first admitted female students, the Society of 1918 aims to grow women's engagement, leadership and philanthropy and celebrate and honor William & Mary women.
Since last year’s announcement of the Shenkman Jewish Center, members of the William & Mary community have been waiting with eager anticipation for the project to begin. They need not wait any longer — on Wednesday, a large group gathered together to break ground on the more than 3,000 square foot center, which is slated to open in fall 2018.
A popular hangout spot for William & Mary students, alumni, faculty and staff has been a prominent setting on the most recent season of a hit network television show.