2017 Stories

All the Past We Leave Behind: W&M Women in Computer Science

From October 4-6, about 18,000 women packed into 2.1 million square feet of the glass and steel monstrosity of the Orange County Convention Center on the outskirts of Orlando, Fla. Six of those young women traveled to the Florida Panhandle from William & Mary eager to network, job hunt and socialize with women in the computer science and big data fields. They were able to do so, thanks in large part to private support.

William & Mary Healthy Beginnings Program receives March of Dimes grant

The William & Mary Healthy Beginnings Program received a $10,000 grant from the March of Dimes as part of an effort to help incarcerated women receive vital prenatal care. Since the start of the program in 2012, more than 380 pregnant women in Virginia correctional facilities have been helped.

Sharing the Light: 2017 For the Bold Highlights

It has been a remarkable fundraising year for William & Mary. The university continues its strong trek forward with two and a half years remaining until For the Bold concludes.

Exploring the Stories of the Hudson River Valley

As William & Mary engages in a year of special events and activities commemorating 100 years of co-education, we invite you to join us June 11-16, 2018 on a special trip to the Hudson River Valley to be immersed in the beauty and history of this place that has shaped so many extraordinary women.

To Buy or Not to Buy?

Associate Dean Kurt Carlson talks about the impulses that drive holiday shopping.

W&M alumnus Matthew Lambert '99 and For the Bold in the spotlight

W&M's For the Bold campaign is making headlines as we aim to strengthen alumni engagement, reach 40 percent alumni participation, and raise $1 billion. How? With the help of Vice President for University Advancement Matthew T. Lambert '99, whom The Chronicle of Philanthropy just named as a top influencer in the nonprofit world.

Yule Log magic continues long after graduation

William & Mary students combat the chill of December by bundling up to walk down Duke of Gloucester Street for hot cider, hibernating in Swem to study for finals and attending the college's annual Yule Log ceremony.

Hallie Hovey-Murray J.D. '19 doesn't let autism slow her down

Looking at Hallie Hovey-Murray J.D. '19, no one would guess that doctors diagnosed her with autism at the age of 11. Whether she's posing for a pageant or speaking in front of cameras, she carries herself with the poise and grace befitting her title of Miss Southwestern Virginia, and she appears calm, cool and collected in the spotlight that her position affords. Hovey-Murray uses the platform of Miss Southwestern Virginia to advocate for children with autism, and she has transformed the platform into a non-profit, One in 68.

Educating the Leaders of Tomorrow

Dr. Stuart Flanagan, faculty emeritus, believes education can improve both individual lives and society at large. It's this belief that led him to endow four scholarships for students at the William & Mary School of Education: The S. Stuart Flanagan Family Scholarship, Graduate Fellowship, and Mathematics Scholarship; and the New Horizons Family Counseling Center Scholarship.

On the front lines of the accounting profession with the MAcc program's D.C. Financial Markets Trek

How can you benefit from a William & Mary Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree? At the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, students are discovering that that the program's experiential learning opportunities are leading to long-term career advantages. The D.C. Trek, a faculty-led exploration of the Washington D.C. financial markets, invites students to meet with national and international experts, and immerse themselves into the "hot" topics in the accounting profession.

Sue Gerdelman and family. Photo by Terrence Riggins '11
Giving thanks. Celebrating impact. Sharing the light.

In a stirring speech earlier this year, Judge John Charles Thomas said to William & Mary students, “We have great hopes on this first day of the academic year for what you will become, but it’s not just for you. It’s because what we’re trying to do is ignite within you the burning desire to learn and to keep learning, to push for fairness and justice and equity and then to share the light that is within you.”

What Does “Tribe Pride” Mean to You?

I have been using the words “Tribe Pride” for as long as I can remember. As the daughter of two proud William & Mary alumni who met as freshmen in the fall of 1971, William & Mary has always held a special place in my heart. But, it was not until I graduated that I truly understood the meaning of “Tribe Pride.”

Hixon family
Hixon family gives $1.8 million to fund international scholarships

The Hixon Family Scholarship Endowment will provide undergraduate scholarships for students who are residents of African countries. The scholarship covers tuition, board, room, fees and travel. The gift also includes an enrichment endowment for internships, study abroad, honors research and summer courses for international students.

Giving Tuesday

In this season of giving, we reflect on William & Mary and its legacy. The Alma Mater of the Nation has long been an incubator of some of the nation's - and the world's - great thinkers, leaders and pioneers.

William & Mary garners top spot in study abroad among public universities

William & Mary has the highest percentage of undergraduates participating in study abroad programs compared to any other public university in the United States, according to a report released Nov. 13 by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

W&M West — James Monroe's Highland

On October 14, a gorgeous fall Saturday, alumni from across Virginia enjoyed a day of service at the historic property of Highland ? fellow alumnus President James Monroe's home in Charlottesville, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The estate is the only U.S. president's home owned by a university.

Celebrating private giving at William & Mary through two campus events

Impact Week and Tag Day are annual events showcasing the impact of giving at William & Mary. Tag Day, held Nov. 9, honored donor support by tagging places and people all over campus. Impact Week, Oct. 2-6, was a weeklong celebration of student engagement and philanthropy that occurs twice a year and supports community service projects that benefit W&M and the Williamsburg community.

Soledad O'Brien meets with students as W&M's Hunter Andrews Fellow

God is in the details when it comes to storytelling, Soledad O'Brien, the 2017 Hunter B. Andrews Fellow in American Politics, told an audience of William & Mary students during a 45-minute question-and-answer session Tuesday at Swem Library.

Looking at W&M through a different lens

We met in elementary school. So, it is not an exaggeration to say we have been friends for as long as I can remember. Fellow William & Mary alumna, Renee Fleming Mills '73, had the idea to write a book about what she thought was a remarkable friendship. But she never had the time, so I decided to try. Instead of it being solely about friendship, I decided to write about our decades-long connection within the context of the civil rights movement.

Between two worlds

The walk from Monroe Hall to the Williamsburg Library is two-tenths of a mile and takes five minutes. It stretches over brick, concrete, asphalt but it borders two worlds. On one side sits William & Mary and on the other Williamsburg. I take the walk each day, crossing Richmond Road like the Red Sea, and jumping between my hometown and my university.

Forging national security leadership in the 21st century

The crush of unsettling news on topics of domestic and national security these days is daunting. From the challenge of independence movements in Kurdistan and Catalonia to the fate of Russian sanctions and the Iran Nuclear Deal, practitioners and scholars are consumed by the pressing need to respond to the latest threats and forecast likely scenarios for future planning. Yet far too often, policy makers at the federal, state and local levels remain ensconced in isolated bureaucratic silos, while academic experts in different disciplines fail to engage those responsible for practical foreign policy decisions.

The Greatest Generation: Harmon Hoffman '49 reflects on Battle of the Bulge

When Harmon Hoffman '49 first came to William & Mary in 1942, World War II was far from his mind. Little did he know that, when Uncle Sam came calling just a year later, he would find himself fighting under Gen. George Patton in one of the most infamous battles of the entire conflict.

W&M Richmond alumni chapter takes first place in food drive

The William & Mary Richmond Chapter won first place for small colleges in the 5th Annual Alumni Charity Challenge on Sept. 20, 2017. The event, hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University, brought local alumni groups together at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery to collect cans and raise money for FeedMore, Richmond's local food bank. Alumni had an enjoyable evening socializing, drinking local brews, playing corn hole and bringing home some Tribe swag!

2017 Regional Yule Log Celebrations

Join together with William & Mary alumni around the world as we share in this beloved holiday tradition!

Tribefunding begins today

One of the plethora of ways that students, faculty and staff are supported at the university is through Tribefunding, which funds bold ideas that impact William & Mary's campus and beyond.

Truth stretched and legend upheld

The oldest academic building in the country has drawn many students to its doors. The solid configuration of rectangles sits tranquilly in the tree-shaded green space of ancient campus, forming the tip of the triangulation of William & Mary's oldest buildings.

Will Smith '14 discusses the power of scholarships, impact of W&M on his life

Professor Phil Roessler's class - and my wider William & Mary experience - completely changed the trajectory of my life. The university created a space in which I could explore and pursue all of my interests ? from academics, to athletics (men's soccer and men's golf), to music (a raucous student band), to extracurricular activities (Building Tomorrow, SAAC, among others). For me, that dynamic, inclusive environment is what separates William & Mary.

Honoring Those Who Paved the Way

On a warm, sunny Saturday morning of this year's Homecoming & Reunion Weekend, William & Mary added further permanence to the legacy of Janet Brown Strafer '71, M.Ed. '77, Karen Ely '71 and Lynn Briley '71 ? the university's first three African-American students in residence. As part of a series of events throughout 2017-2018 that both celebrate and commemorate the 50th anniversary of this milestone, each of the three alumnae was honored with a brick that now adorns Clark Plaza of the Alumni House for all to see.

Achieving the American Dream: A Powerful Story about Giving

Nancy Burgess Gofus '75 and her husband, Joe Gofus, were both raised by parents who grew up during an era when a college education wasn't easy to come by for working-class families. It was expensive and, for so many Americans, what often followed their childhood was a life spent raising a family on the farm, working in a factory or heading off to war.

Coming home, year after year

Why do I come back to Homecoming? This year I'll be coming back for the 15th time in 17 years since I graduated. I live in LA now, but other years I've flown in from other cities, other countries, skipped weddings, etc. just to make it back.

David Culver of NBC to co-host Homecoming Parade

At this year's Homecoming Parade, you may hear a familiar voice: that of David Culver '09, anchor of the Saturday edition of NBC News4 Today and a reporter with News4's Northern Virginia Bureau. He will be not only narrating the parade for the live audience but also chairing the livestream of the parade.

What makes Homecoming special to me: Friends, parties, football and ice hockey

There's no shortage of opportunities this Homecoming & Reunion Weekend to catch up with old friends. In recent years, I've enjoyed watching the Homecoming Parade, going to Friday night's Virginia Uncorked party in the Sunken Garden, Saturday's Harrison Avenue Tribe Tailgate, the football game and the Saturday Night Bash dance party under the big tent. There are dozens of other events going on around campus.

Homecoming Week: Behind the scenes with a W&M animator

Brianne Charnigo is an animator and motion graphic designer for William & Mary's Office of University Marketing and Advancement Communications. Charnigo created this years "All Roads Lead Home" animation for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend.

Entrepreneurship Series: The Corner Pocket

The Corner Pocket is one of three Williamsburg businesses that will be featured on The Gale this week leading up to Homecoming & Reunion Weekend (Oct. 19-22). The Corner Pocket, which opened in 1992, is owned by Lynn Allison '76. The restaurant meshes pool tables with food to create a fun escape in Williamsburg.

Impact Week: Making an impact on the lives of others

Impact Week successfully kills three birds with one stone. The annual, week-long philanthropic and engagement effort saw an uptick in applications this year ? a clear indication of its growing relevance on campus.

Connections: Surgical fellow puts Navy training to use during storm

William & Mary alumnus Diego Vicente '05, M.D., fellow, Surgical Oncology, learned to stay calm in any situation from his surgical training and deployment as a strike group surgeon in the Navy. That training kicked in during Hurricane Harvey to help him get to work safely and to care for patients once he arrived.

Impact Week: Highlighting the importance of giving

Here at William & Mary, the chill in the air means fall is upon us. With fall comes the first Impact Week of the year. Impact Week, a program sponsored by Students for University Advancement (SUA) and Parent & Family Council, allows students to make an impact on both William & Mary and the Williamsburg community with one gift.

Entrepreneurship Series: La Tienda

La Tienda is one of three Williamsburg businesses that will be featured on The Gale this week leading up to Homecoming & Reunion Weekend (Oct. 19-22).

Impact Week: The little things count

Last week, Students for University Advancement (SUA) celebrated Impact Week, one of our largest movements of the year to encourage undergraduate giving through Impact Week. Impact Week is a week-long competition held once a semester during which three student organizations compete to receive a grant for a proposed community service project.

Entrepreneurship Series: The Virginia Beer Company

The Virginia Beer Company is one of three Williamsburg businesses that will be featured on The Gale this week leading up to Homecoming & Reunion Weekend (Oct. 19-22).

Impact Week: Small donations equal big change

Once a semester, amidst the stress and excitement of clubs and classes, Impact Week reminds students to connect with the community. During Impact Week three organizations with exceptional community improvement proposals compete in a week of philanthropy and outreach.

What is Impact Week?

Students across William & Mary celebrated Impact Week Oct. 2-6. Impact Week is a weeklong celebration of student philanthropy. This week on The Gale we will feature blog posts from five W&M students who participated in Impact Week. They will share why they gave and highlight the importance of giving.

William & Mary celebrates For the Bold in Atlanta

William & Mary celebrated its For the Bold campaign in Atlanta last night as the university's colors lit the sky in honor of more than 23,630 alumni, parents and friends in the Southeast region.

VCU doctor wins teaching award

Virginia Commonwealth University's Dr. Mark Ryan '96 is the American Medical Student Association's (AMSA) 2017 recipient of the National Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence. The award recognizes the work that Ryan, an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health at VCU Medical Center, has done to create an environment where medical students are empowered to impact healthcare policy and implementation.

Washington Women's Leadership Panel draws more than 100 attendees

More than 100 William & Mary alumnae gathered in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 20 for the Washington Women's Leadership Panel. The panel's speakers led a lively discussion of the changing roles of women in government and politics, as well as the challenges and opportunities facing female leaders.

From page to screen: An alumna's book inspires a Disney Junior show

What difficulties would a vampire have in ballet class? What started as a simple flight of fancy led Anne Marie Pace '87 to publish her children's book "Vampirina Ballerina" in 2012 with Disney-Hyperion. She has since turned "Vampirina" into a book series, and on Oct. 1, at 11 a.m. EST, Disney Junior will air the first episode of the "Vampirina" television show.

William & Mary alumna Ellen Stofan featured on podcast

William & Mary alumna Ellen Stofan '83, D.Sc. '16 was recently featured on the "Well Don't Tell the Kids," podcast where she discussed her role as former chief scientist at NASA, diversity in the workplace and how she fell in love with geology at William & Mary.

W&M alumni honored at 69th Emmys

It's not unusual to see William & Mary alumni among the nominees at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and this year was no exception, as both Jill Twiss '98 and Jenny Hagel '98 were among those honored.

Family Weekend 2017

It was an invigorating time at William & Mary during Family Weekend, made all the more festive by the presence of parents and family members returning to campus Sept. 15-17, just weeks after campus move-in and first-year orientation.

W&M alumna Glenn Close featured in The New Yorker magazine

William & Mary alumna and actress Glenn Close '74, D.A. '89 was recently featured in The New Yorker magazine where she reflected on her various acting roles and why she attended the university. Close will discuss her career on Oct. 6 at The New Yorker Festival in New York City.

W&M alumnus William Ivey Long joins the walls of Broadway legends at Sardi's

William Ivey Long '69, L.H.D. '04 is the "King of Costumes." It said so on his 70th birthday cake. On Aug. 30, friends and family of the Tony Award-winning costume designer crowded onto the fourth floor of Manhattan's iconic Theater District restaurant Sardi's, for a twofold celebration.

Alumni Journeys: Trips of a Lifetime with the Tribe

When you visit Deauville, a beautiful seaside resort in France, or wander through the streets of Bruges, Brussels, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Kristiansand, Oslo and Gothenburg, all in one incredible trip ? it's nearly impossible to choose a favorite place!

W&M ranks among the nation's best

U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) just released the 2017-18 undergraduate rankings and it is no surprise that William & Mary continues to stand proudly among the top universities in the nation.

Yono and the hawk: A tribute to a lifelong friend

Haunting notes from a Native American flute echoed from the dry creek bed to the sheer rock walls rising around it. With the smell of sage in the air and a red-tailed hawk circling overhead, the scene was a distinct contrast to the alternate beauty of salt marshes, live oaks, and Spanish moss, which the South Carolina Lowcountry regularly presents.

W&M kicks off 50th commemoration with mural unveiling

More than 200 people attended the opening reception, held at Swem Library, to honor the three women, Lynn Briley '71, Janet Brown Strafer '71 and Karen Ely '71, who moved into Jefferson Hall in 1967.

Thomas to new students: 'Get some light and share it'

The arc of the moral universe may bend toward justice as Martin Luther King, Jr., once said, but it doesn't do so on its own, Judge John Charles Thomas told William & Mary's new students Wednesday.

W&M alumna reflects on fellow trailblazer

Yvonne Smith-Jones M.A.Ed. '87, Ed.S. '93, Ed.D. '97 said seeing the many signs posted around William & Mary commemorating the 50 years of African-American students in residence, brought tears to her eyes.

W&M's newest students: by the numbers

The Class of 2021 moves in Aug. 25 with undergraduate classes beginning Aug. 30, and graduate students are starting as early as this week. Collectively, the students bring a variety of skills, experience, perspectives and talents to the university.

Ethnomusicologist returns to Indonesia for new research on Islamic music

Anne Rasmussen, William & Mary professor of music and ethnomusicology and William M. and Annie B. Bickers Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, spent the first six months of this year as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar in that nation, traveling extensively in Java and Sumatra.

Come to the sundial to see the eclipse

William & Mary's Swem Library and 2017 Solar Eclipse Working Group will be hosting an informal eclipse-viewing event on Monday, Aug. 21.

Shark Tank Rewards Entrepreneurial Solutions to Real World Problems

The dazzling set, cameras, dramatic lighting and air of expectation were comparable to its television namesake, but the Third Annual Shark Tank hosted by The Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations (ITPIR) in Commonwealth Auditorium on August 3rd, gave the concept a uniquely W&M spin.

W&M alumnus returns to lend talent to Colonial Williamsburg

For William & Mary students, Colonial Williamsburg is often a refuge from campus life. From strolls down Duke of Gloucester Street to picnics in front of the Governor's Palace, the short walk across the street from the Wren Building takes students back in time. While most students reap the benefits of Colonial Williamsburg and never turn back, Bill Schermerhorn '82 has returned to give back, as the organization's new creative director of signature events.

It's a Wren Chapel whodunit

Maybe it is their wedding photo. Maybe it was taken after they became engaged. Maybe they were on their way to their honeymoon and she was getting ready to toss the bouquet. Maybe. Maybe. Maybe. It's all a mystery, although not the only one and not the most essential one. Who are these people?

Helping young people with diverse needs find their next move

In Virginia, the unemployment rate for young adults with diverse needs is around 70 percent. One in four adults with a disability is living at or below the poverty level. Elizabeth Redford Howley M.Ed. '10 is working to change all that.

Shark Tank Competition Slated for Aug. 3

William & Mary's Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations will host the Student Research Shark Tank Competition on Aug. 3.

Message from the Campaign Chair - July 2017

The year ahead will provide wonderful opportunities for alumni, students, faculty, parents and friends to be part of our extraordinary legacy and mission.

Class of 1967 Celebrates 50 Years with Generous Gift

More than 100 members of the Class of 1967 celebrated their 50th Reunion in April. The class collectively raised nearly $18 million to fund the expansion of the Alumni House and a scholarship endowment that will help generations of talented students afford the opportunity to attend William & Mary.

W&M alumnus named Mass. Teacher of the Year

When Kevin Dua '09 does anything, he puts his all into it. Whether it is working as a high school history teacher, serving with AmeriCorps' City Year, or organizing a group of William & Mary students and faculty to break the Guinness Book of World Record for the most people dancing to Michael Jackson's "Thriller," Dua never fails to go above and beyond. His hard work is finally being recognized. He has been named the first African-American recipient of the 2017 Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year, presented by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Mandela Washington Fellows come to W&M

On July 15, 2017, William & Mary welcomed 25 of Africa's brightest, emerging civic leaders for 15 days of leadership training, public policy seminars, mentorship and collaboration with local faculty and community members. This is the fourth year that William & Mary and its partners in the Presidential Precinct have been selected as hosts for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

Hundreds Gather for Alumni Admission Weekend

On a hot weekend in June, more than 240 William & Mary alumni and their high schoolers converged on Williamsburg to learn more about the college application process.

Muscarelle Museum of Art chief curator identifies Cezanne painting

John Spike knew he was looking at a Cezanne. Analysis and testing of the painting "The Miracle of the Slave" have backed up his now certainty that it was painted by French artist Paul Cezanne as a copy of an original work from 300 years earlier.

Shenkman Jewish Center to be constructed for William & Mary students

The William & Mary Real Estate Foundation and Hillel at William & Mary are pleased to announce the planned construction of a new facility that will serve as a gathering place for Jewish students to participate in a variety of cultural, spiritual, social and educational activities and programming.

HWA 25th Anniversary

Close to 200 members of the Hulon Willis Association (HWA), William & Mary Alumni Association's African-American affinity group, gathered in Washington, D.C., June 23-25 to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

California Climate Ride

Imagine an experience where you are surrounded by a group of people who care passionately about preserving the great outdoors and are equally excited to get out in it and bike 300 miles. For the past five days, I had that experience with 150 of those extraordinary people. We rode 300 miles from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo, California through the organization Climate Ride to raise money for environmental non-profits.

In giftedness, is there more darkness?

Are gifted minds more prone to darker days? A new William & Mary Institute for Research on the Suicide of Gifted Students aims to answer that question and find solutions for early intervention.

Mental health awareness

This past May was Mental Health Month and I interviewed William & Mary alumni who also work at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). NAMI is the country's largest grassroots non-profit, with hundreds of affiliates around the US, advocating for the millions of Americans affected by mental health conditions.

W&M celebrates 50th anniversary of MBA program

The largest alumni gathering in the business school's history, attendees from eight countries and 40 states came together to reconnect with the people and place they hold dear.

W&M book corner: "The Far Empty"

How does a person go from being a drug-busting Drug Enforcement Administration agent to an author in just a few years? Just ask J. Todd Scott '90. His first novel, "The Far Empty," is a physical representation of how he combined his passion for writing and his career into one.

Atypical TWAMP

How does a typical William & Mary person become the writer and actor for one of the best podcasts of 2016 about atypical therapy patients with supernatural abilities? Like many William & Mary alumni, it came from its creator's drive and desire to learn. When Lauren Shippen '13 graduated from William & Mary with a degree in music, she packed up her car and traveled cross county with her college roommate straight to Los Angeles.

W&M alumni revolutionize student loan repayment options

Two William & Mary alumni are giving Navient a run for its money. With their company, TuitionCoin, Eric Smeby '00 and Matt Morris '00 are looking to create an affordable alternative for students looking to pay back, consolidate and refinance public and private student loans.

Creating coincidence: The importance of the Tribe connection

From encounters with the greatest leaders of the 20th century to tailgate parties at William & Mary's Homecoming, Joe Montgomery '74 has experienced life on a broad spectrum. He attributes this richness to a few individuals who have shaped his path.

W&M Weekend: Wonder in the Universe

William & Mary alumnae Beth Comstock '82 and Ellen Stofan '83 D.Sc. '16 led a TED-style talk about change and leadership during William & Mary Weekend in New York City.

W&M Weekend: 9/11 Memorial Museum Discussion

Former co-chair of the U.S. Justice Department's 9/11 investigations David Kelley '81 led a keynote discussion about his role during the aftermath of 9/11.

W&M Weekend: NYSE trading floor

William & Mary Weekend attendees took a VIP tour of the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

W&M Weekend: New York Public Library

About 30 William & Mary Weekend guests spent their Friday morning getting an exclusive glimpse inside the history, research collections and architecture that define the New York Public Library.

Beloved William & Mary alumnus dies

Tragedy is what sticks in our minds forever. And oftentimes in tragedy comes reflection; reflection of your own life and those closest around you. Sometimes this reflection is just what we need to be better human beings.

Six join the ranks of honorary alumni

Last Friday, the William & Mary Alumni Association celebrated its annual Honorary Alumni Ceremony by recognizing six exceptional individuals who have a distinguished record of service, support, advocacy and commitment on behalf of William & Mary and its schools, departments, organizations and boards.

2017 W&M Graduation Series: Susanna Simmons

Susanna Simmons '17 is one of several William & Mary seniors who will be featured in a scholarships series on our blog, The Gale, leading up to Commencement.

2017 W&M Graduation Series: Morgan Sehdev

Morgan Sehdev '17 is one of several William & Mary seniors who will be featured in a scholarships series on our blog, The Gale, leading up to Commencement.

2017 W&M Graduation Series: Hannah Mawyer

Hannah Mawyer '17 is one of several William & Mary seniors who will be featured in a scholarships series on our blog, The Gale, leading up to Commencement.

2017 W&M Graduation Series: Lyndah Lovell

Lyndah Lovell '17 is one of several William & Mary seniors who will be featured in a scholarships series on our blog, The Gale, leading up to Commencement.

2017 W&M Graduation Series: Christine Fulgham

Christine Fulgham '17 is one of several William & Mary seniors who will be featured in a scholarships series on our blog, The Gale, leading up to Commencement.

2017 W&M Graduation Series: Dylan Campbell

Dylan Campbell '17 is one of several William & Mary seniors who will be featured in a scholarships series on our blog, The Gale, leading up to Commencement.

2017 W&M Graduation Series: Melissa Commander

Melissa Commander '17 is one of several William & Mary seniors who will be featured in a scholarships series on our blog, The Gale, leading up to Commencement.

2017 W&M Graduation Series: Isaiah Simmons

Isaiah Simmons '17 is one of several William & Mary seniors who will be featured in a scholarships series on our blog, The Gale, leading up to Commencement.

William & Mary Weekend

Don't miss your opportunity to attend William & Mary Weekend in New York City - the university's newest signature event. May 10 is the last day to register for the Weekend, which runs from May 18-21.

2017 W&M Graduation Series: Abigail Barnes

Abigail Barnes '17 is one of several William & Mary seniors who will be featured in a scholarships series on our blog, The Gale, leading up to Commencement.

2017 W&M Graduation Series: Joshua Zimmt

Joshua Zimmt '17 is one of several William & Mary seniors who will be featured in a scholarships series leading up to Commencement.

2017 W&M Graduation Series: Eboni Brown

Eboni Brown '17 is one of several William & Mary seniors who will be featured in a scholarships series leading up to Commencement.

Johnsens put focus on Eastern Shore

VIMS Foundation President Steve Johnsen and wife Barbara made a gift to the Dean and Director's Fund for the Eastern Shore, which made possible the purchase of a new research vessel for VIMS' Eastern Shore Lab.

Private support funds teaching of democratic change in Russia

Associate Professor of Russian Sasha Prokhorov and Cindy Centeno ’16, a multi-media specialist at Swem Library, will travel to St. Petersburg, Russia this summer to help W&M students incorporate visual storytelling in their research projects.

Tech turns bots into bay keepers

Recent damage to the west coast seafood industry from a massive bloom of Pseudo-nitzschia, another toxic HAB organism, serves as a cautionary tale for Virginia and its seafood and aquaculture industries.

William & Mary Alumna Believes in Impact of Giving Back

For Anna Mahalak '12, William & Mary is not only her alma mater but represents a sense of community, tradition and her home away from home. Mahalak said that she gives and encourages others to do the same because she believes everyone has one person or activity that made a difference during their time at the university.

William & Mary Weekend

Back by popular demand, William & Mary Weekend will soon spotlight the best of the university in the city that never sleeps. From May 18-21, 2017, the Tribe is taking over New York City with a collection of unique social, cultural, intellectual, and professional events open to all.

Illuminating royalty: W&M Libraries partner on Georgian Papers Programme

In spring 2015, William & Mary and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture partnered with the Royal Archives and King's College London on the Georgian Papers Programme (GPP). The GPP is a five-year project to make available online the historic manuscripts relating to the Georgian monarchy, by the year 2020.

William & Mary celebrates For the Bold in Washington, D.C.

William & Mary celebrated its $1 billion For the Bold campaign last night against the backdrop of the nation's capital as the university's colors illuminated the skyline in honor of more than 20,000 alumni in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

The inside scoop on ringing the Wren Bell

Every school day, the bell housed inside William & Mary's Christopher Wren Building rings 57 times, or from 9 in the morning to 5 in the afternoon, one strike for each hour on the clock.

William & Mary Weekend

William & Mary is taking our admissions show on the road! On May 21, families in the Big Apple are invited to join our Alumni Admissions Luncheon as part of W&M Weekend in NYC.

W&M alumnus named Researcher of the Year

In 2014, an Ebola outbreak in West Africa shook the world. Fear that the virus would spread out of control plagued the nation. Little did people know, scientists had been preparing for this day for years ? one of them being William & Mary alumnus John Dye '92.

William & Mary Weekend

William & Mary's new Athletics Director Samantha K. Huge will be featured during William & Mary Weekend in New York City on May 20. Huge is the first woman to hold the position at the university since the job was combined in the 1980s to cover both men's and women's sports.

W&M Earth Week 2017

Join W&M Sustainability to celebrate Earth Day 2017 this week. Weekday events focus on the environment, wellness, activism, community and business.

William & Mary Weekend Wednesday

Start spreading the news! William & Mary is taking over New York City from May 18-21, 2017. William & Mary Weekend will offer a variety of social, cultural, intellectual and professional events you won't want to miss!

Straight from an alumnus: How William & Mary prepared me

What business does a liberal arts major have as an international strategic/economic consultant? Apparently, a lot. As I reflect on my time at the College, I can't help but appreciate some of my odder class choices ? things I thought would never apply, but now are extremely relevant to my current living and professional circumstances.

W&M's 27th president, Taylor Reveley, announces plans to retire in 2018

Today William & Mary's 27th president stood in the Great Hall of the Wren Building to say he would be retiring next year on June 30, 2018, after a decade leading the university. While noting there is much he still plans to get done over the next 14 months, Reveley recalled a time in which William & Mary has made enormous progress.

William & Mary Weekend

William & Mary Weekend, May 18-21, 2017, will offer attendees four exciting days of cultural, intellectual, professional and social events in the Big Apple.

Anne Shumadine '83 awarded prestigious Clarke Medallion

Anne Shumadine was awarded the Clarke Medallion on March 28, 2017. The Clarke Medallion is the Raymond A. Mason School of Business' highest honor and is awarded by the business school faculty to an individual whose distinguished career and contributions to business management represent the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.

W&M alumni business profile: Commonwealth Brewing Company

The enormity of the taproom at Commonwealth Brewing Company immediately impresses the visitor. Huge wooden tables and benches sit in rows on the concrete floor. The same wood paneling lines the bar. At the opposite end of the space, a built-in bench mirrors the long line of the bar. A painting of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge stretches almost as long as the built-in bench below it. Softly glowing lights accentuate the concrete spandrels of the ceiling that the same company that built the the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel in 1962 poured. Garage doors open to salubrious beach breezes. You feel like you're standing on a viking ship and a pier overlooking the Bay all at once. It's old world meets new world; tradition meets modernity.

Happy St. Patrick's Day

One of Williamsburg's most popular breweries, The Virginia Beer Company, is owned by two William & Mary alumni. What a perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

W&M law student wins trip to Grammys

Mary Catherine Amerine, a third-year law student, attended the 2017 Grammy Awards after being one of four finalists in the Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Writing Competition and the American Intellectual Property Law Association's Robert. C. Watson Award.

Mastering the art of trial advocacy

Jeffrey Breit, a veteran of more than 200 jury trials, has coached the William & Mary Law School Trial Team for 13 seasons.

Straight from the chef

Stephen Losee, district executive chef for William & Mary, is in charge of meeting the needs of thousands of students who eat at campus dining halls each day.

Film fest time

The W&M Global Film Festival runs from Feb. 23-26.

Best Charter Day Weekend ever

William & Mary alumnus, Russell Smith Ed.D. '80, recaps the impact Charter Day Weekend had on him this year.

Millington memories

Named for John Millington, a professor of chemistry and natural philosophy from 1836-1848, Millington Hall is in the process of being demolished and will be the future home of the fourth Integrated Science Center (ISC4).

Alumnus plays it forward with gift of cello

Jeffrey Doyon ’85 donated a cello to the William & Mary Department of Music to repay its loan of one to him during his youth and while he was a student.

W&M's silk spider research makes headlines

William & Mary Professor Hannes Schniepp and his team of Applied Science graduate students' spider silk research was featured in the Daily Press on February 14.

W&M professor to discuss Lemon Project

William & Mary Visiting Assistant Professor of History Jody Allen will be hosting a presentation about the university's Lemon Project on February 18.

William & Mary Law School dedicates Hixon Center

The dedication of the Hixon Center marked the culmination of a 16-year building program, which has more than doubled the physical size of the school and has also included the addition of the North Wing and the Wolf Law Library.

Happy Valentine's Day

William & Mary students discuss whether they will walk across the legendary Crim Dell Bridge.

The Cabell Challenge: Update and Impact

Recent gifts given through the $1.5 million Cabell Challenge are already helping William & Mary students and faculty conduct innovative research.

A heart for those in need

"To think that William & Mary was able to meet me the full way — not half, not one-fourth of the way but the whole way — was a blessing I never counted on."

Botticelli exhibit opens Feb. 11

The exhibition, Botticelli and the Search for the Divine: Florentine Painting between the Medici and the Bonfires of the Vanities, opens Saturday at the Muscarelle Museum of Art.

Civil War Around the Globe: W&M to Host Public Talk Thursday

On Thursday, Professor Phil Roessler will discuss relevant findings from his two most recent books and explain how they provide the foundation for ongoing research he is doing with students at William & Mary's Center for African Development.

For the win

The Tribe remembers Russ Brown '74.

Brewing philanthropy

Two William & Mary students launched the Do Good Trading Company to help tackle issues of clean drinking water.


Anne Marie Pace '87 has a lifetime love of literature.

Celebrating the life of Alumni Board member Chris Powers '73

Alumni Board member Christopher Powers '73 died suddenly on December 28, 2016, in his wife Nora's arms, while watching his beloved Northwestern Wildcats win the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in New York City.