Annual Review & Accolades 2022
October 3, 2022
By Ashley Dustin M.Ed. '20
Now in its fourth year, the William & Mary Alumni Association’s Annual Review and Accolades seeks to honor and celebrate successful engagement among regional alumni networks. In FY22 (July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022), the W&M 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.
After more than a year of virtual programming, W&M’s regional alumni networks returned to in-person engagement after Labor Day 2021. In the first year of hybrid programming, regional networks hosted diverse programs including virtual, family, social, service, educational, cultural and signature events.
For example, W&M Charlottesville-Highlands won an accolade for hosting a private tour of the Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia. The tour included a brief history of the 90-year-old venue, the stage, dressing rooms, behind-the-scenes areas and balcony. After the tour, attendees enjoyed a wine-and-charcuterie social in the lounge area. Tour guides attended the social to answer attendees’ questions.
W&M D.C. Metro received an accolade for a successful museum series that included virtual and in-person events. In January, the network hosted a virtual visit to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, during which attendees learned about Goddard’s missions and research involving earth science, planetary science, heliophysics and astrophysics. In May and July, W&M D.C. Metro hosted virtual and in-person visits to the Chinese American Museum, where David Uy ’93, M.B.A. ’96 is executive director. During the in-person tour, attendees explored special exhibitions, including one on porcelain and early American trade.
In the Annual Review process, regional network leadership teams set goals and create a tentative calendar of engagement opportunities for the upcoming fiscal year. The Annual Review also provides Alumni Engagement staff and the network leadership teams insight as to how to best support W&M alumni, parents, family and friends in their regions. Below are the winning networks and events from the past year, as selected by the W&M Alumni Association.
Read more about each of the award winners.
Accolades Winners 2022
Barbecue and Games Day
Charter Day Celebration at the American College of the Building Arts
Tour of the Paramount Theater
Tour of Pine Knot (Theodore Roosevelt’s rural retreat) and Eastwood Farm and Winery
Yule Log Celebration
Chicago River Architectural Tour and Ice Cream Outing
W&M D.C. Metro
Adopt-A-Block (fall and spring)
Evening at the Embassy
Museum Series: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the Chinese American Museum
Watergate Scandal Suite Tour
Spring Garden & Games
Yule Log Celebration