Evolving Admission Landscape
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Takeaways from the Virginia law
All In for the Win
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William & Mary exceeds campaign goal for Athletics, strengthening support for athletes, coaches and staff
The Way We Were
The Class of 1974, Olde Guarde and Boyle Society gather for Traditions Weekend
$30M Gift to Honor W&M Chancellor
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Alumna’s investment in Robert M. Gates Hall will support research with global impact
New Alumni Award Announced
Civic & Humanitarian Leadership Award
Lighting the Way
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$2.5 million scholarship and applied learning gift will open doors for Pell Grant-eligible students from outside Virginia
Lighting the Way for Out-of-State Students
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A $2.5-million scholarship and applied learning gift will open doors for Pell Grant-eligible students from outside Virginia.
AidData Seeks Expanded Role in Global South
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A $1.5-million grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation supports efforts to inform the design and delivery of foreign aid and credit to the Global South.
Remembering Robert Wone ’96
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Scholarship honors alumnus’ memory by funding the kinds of research and initiatives that were close to his heart
From Ideas to Impact
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As the founding labs at William & Mary's Global Research Institute celebrate 20 years, we look back at how they came to be.
AidData Receives $1.7M To Advance Agriculture and Mining Research
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Grants from The Hewlett Foundation will strengthen W&M's partnerships with African organizations and expand financing data.
Gaining Experience
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Leadership gifts expand internship and applied learning opportunities
Buzzer Beater
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"All In" is more than a landmark campaign for W&M Athletics, it's a life-changing opportunity
The Gift of Education
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Through their estates, Joan Showalter ’55 and Karen Beldegreen HON ’06 provided a $14.4 million bequest to establish four new graduate and undergraduate scholarships at the business school and expand the existing Lura Dixon Showalter Merit MBA Fellowship
$14.4M in new scholarships established at William & Mary by former CBS executives Joan Showalter ’55 and Karen Beldegreen
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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 Journey of Reckoning and Discovery
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Witney Schneidman’s path to establishing the Lemon Scholarship Endowment
W&M breaks ground on ‘magnificent centerpiece’
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William & Mary broke ground May 9 on an Athletics Complex designed to improve the student-athlete experience while enhancing the university as a whole.
Gordinier family contributes $2M to the W&M Athletics Complex
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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.
William & Mary Celebrates One Tribe One Day with Record-Breaking $3.8M Raised
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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.
One Tribe One Day is April 12
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Over the last eight years, $16.4 million has been raised from 31,895 donors with over 1,000 areas supported.
W&M’s Global Research Institute Receives $1.9M to Tackle Pressing Challenges Around the World
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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.
Cultivating Leaders
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New study-abroad scholarship at William & Mary honors Gen. Colin Powell
A Growing Village
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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.
2021 Commencement: Jonathan Diaz-Ramos '21 & Vanessa Guzman '21
Vanessa Guzman ’21 and Jonathan Diaz-Ramos ’21 came to W&M with the unique challenges most first-generation students face – a lack of knowledge and guidance about the college experience along with worries about fitting in on campus that can induce feelings of isolation and loneliness.
A University For the Bold
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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.
Moesha Parsons '20: Past to Present
When Moesha Parsons ’20 received her acceptance to William & Mary in the spring of 2016, she couldn’t believe her eyes — she had received a full scholarship. Now, four years later, Parsons is celebrating another dream come true — graduating with her Tribe family and obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree. Parsons looks back over her journey from wide-eyed freshman, eager to take everything in, to self-confident, accomplished graduate.
From Idea to Global Impact
Austin Strange '12 wanted to learn more about the global impacts of Chinese aid and sought out the Director of AidData, Brad Parks, for guidance.
Camp Launch: Giving Through William & Mary
Camp Launch is a two-week residential summer program operated by the Center for Gifted Education at the School of Education.
Roaring Forward
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For the Bold nears $900 million
Grant Funds Inclusive Research
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$1 million Mellon grant will also support community engagement at W&M and Highland
Looking Forward: A Q&A with President Katherine A. Rowe
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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.
Patrick Flaherty’s commitment to public health lives on
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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.
A Decade of Leadership: Reflections on W&M's 27th president
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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.
A New Society Formed for W&M Women, by W&M Women
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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.
Affording Opportunity: W&M community honors the late Carroll F.S. Hardy HON '12 with namesake scholarship
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“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
Affording Opportunity: A story of survival and the power of scholarships
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When violence spilled into their hometown in Chihuahua, Mexico, Evan King '17 and his mom knew they had to leave.
William & Mary breaks ground on Shenkman Jewish Center
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On Wednesday, February 7, a large group gathered together to break ground on the more than 3,000 square foot Shenkman Jewish Center, which is slated to open in fall 2018.
2023 Commencement
Check out these highlights of 2023 Commencement featuring Abdimalik “Abdi” Hassan ’23 and Patton Oswalt '91, D.A. '93.
2022 Commencement: Sumié Yotsukura ’22
Sumié Yotsukura '22 is a Theatre and Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies double major. Her story of accomplishment is one of so many from students across campus who benefit from your scholarship support.
Shenkman Jewish Center: One Year Later
The Shenkman Jewish Center opened in November 2018 and has become a home for the Jewish community at William & Mary.
Affording Opportunity: Ferdinand "Poe" Makabata '20
After 14 years in the U.S. Air Force, Ferdinand “Poe” Makabata ’20 is getting his degree with the help of a William & Mary scholarship and plans to start a business to help U.S. service members meet their financial needs.
McLeod Tyler Wellness Center: One Year Later
The McLeod Tyler Wellness Center opened in August 2018 and is dedicated to supporting our flourishing student body. One year later, the McLeod Tyler Wellness Center continues to positively impact the lives of students across campus.