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.
A new two-year grant from the Hewlett Foundation will help AidData bolster engagement with policy makers and influencers in Africa
Lisa Romano Turner ’95 and Kevin Turner ’95 are newly minted Bell Ringing members of the Bell Society. They have given for 25 consecutive years, at least one gift to William & Mary every year since their graduation.
Hodan Seager ’18, a Cornerstone member of the Bell Society, has given for four consecutive years. She’s a perfect donor, which means she has made at least one gift to William & Mary every year since her graduation.
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.
At a time when social interactions are limited because of the COVID-19 pandemic, one-on-one sessions between students and peer consultants through the Writing Resources Center provide a valuable human connection.
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 President Katherine A. Rowe announced today the university will reset its process to determine long-term sustainability for W&M Athletics.
As a demonstration of support for William & Mary’s commitment to gender equity in athletics, an anonymous alumna has stepped forward with a $1.5 million challenge gift for women’s athletics scholarships.
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.
The funds from The Bernard Osher Foundation will benefit the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at William & Mary by establishing permanent support for its programming, scholarships and operations.
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.
A finalized design concept for the Memorial to the African Americans Enslaved by William & Mary was presented to the Board of Visitors. Fundraising targets for the project have been met, with more than $1 million raised in private gifts, which will be matched by the Board of Visitors.
William & Mary takes the privacy of its community members and supporters seriously and values the trust placed in the university when personal data is shared.
Reflections from alumna Jennifer Dent Butler ’03, M.Ed. ’05
When COVID-19 reduced internship opportunities for William & Mary's DC Summer Institutes participants, program leaders reached out to the Washington Center's alumni network to help find placements for students.
Campaign’s transformational initiatives and revolutionary ideas changed lives for the better
Expanded programming and resources helped alumni forge new connections with each other and alma mater throughout the For the Bold campaign.
University Advancement Vice President Matthew T. Lambert '99 reflects on how the For the Bold campaign reshaped the experience of W&M students, faculty and alumni for all time coming.
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."
Every summer for the past eight years, rising seventh- and eighth-graders have spent two weeks at William & Mary during Camp Launch, focusing on a STEM curriculum (science, technology, engineering and math) — at no cost to them.
Made possible by a $10 million gift from an anonymous alumna, the cutting-edge W&M VET program will build on William & Mary's interdisciplinary strengths, its online offerings and its expanding active-duty and veterans programs to prepare men and women who serve our country to excel in civilian leadership roles.
This summer, William & Mary welcomed new deans to three of its schools: Maria Donoghue Velleca as dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences; A. Benjamin Spencer as dean of the W&M Law School; and Robert C. Knoeppel as dean of the School of Education.
The Alumni House expansion project is now largely complete and construction on this expanded home for alumni and friends is drawing to close.
This year’s successful One Tribe One Day brought together more than 7,000 donors who contributed a record-breaking $2.5 million in support of a better future.
As a student, Moesha Parsons ’20 founded Minorities in Medicine, a student organization for pre-med students of color. Though she has graduated, the organization will continue to support future students like her.
The Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation played a pivotal role in supporting William & Mary's shift to remote classes this spring. Now, the challenge is to move from short-term triage to longer-term thinking and planning.
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
The Global Research Institute’s Summer Fellows Program sends dozens of students around the globe each year to work with William & Mary faculty and local NGOs to solve real-world problems.
The inaugural Raymond A. Mason School of Business Data Feast competition challenged teams of business analytics graduate students to test their technical and business acumen skills using real data.
Sophia Perrotti ’16, assistant director for Phonathon for the Office of University Advancement, is a Cornerstone member of the Bell Society and has a perfect giving record, having made at least one gift every year since her graduation.
Works by Picasso, Matisse, Dorothea Tanning and Lisette Model are among 100 pieces of art in a collection that pioneering women's health rights attorney Sybil Shainwald '48, LL.D. '19 is donating in a legacy gift to the Muscarelle Museum of Art at William & Mary.
Sara Strehle Duke ’06 is a Cobblestone member of the Bell Society and has a perfect giving record, having made at least one gift to William & Mary every year since her graduation.
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.
To help Virginia’s small businesses during the crisis, Pete Snyder ’94 and his wife Burson Snyder created the nonprofit Virginia 30 Day Fund. They have partnered with fellow alumni and members of the William & Mary, Williamsburg and greater Virginia communities, and the fund has also become a model for similar efforts in other states and municipalities.
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.
Nicolas Boël MBA ’89 and his wife, Valentine, recently made a generous commitment to support global business initiatives at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business.
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.
To help students and alumni navigate today’s uncertain economic climate and find meaningful careers, W&M is taking a “one team” approach to expand professional networking and job preparedness programs.
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.”
S. Stuart Flanagan, a professor emeritus who taught mathematics education at William & Mary for almost three decades, is continuing his family's legacy of helping others through a new $2 million gift to the School of Education.
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.
The bell in what is now the Sir Christopher Wren Building has sounded at significant moments throughout the history of William & Mary and the nation. This is such a time.
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.
In recent weeks, I have witnessed an outpouring of care from every corner of our far-flung W&M family. So many have reached out to ask: What can I do? As we continue to chart a path forward together, I feel honored to be part of this community.
Emergency funds support W&M students and faculty during the COVID-19 outbreak
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.
As a research lab of the university’s Global Research Institute, AidData facilitates innovative research projects that bring students and faculty together to solve global problems.
If you’ve been back on campus lately and passed by the corner of Richmond Road and Zable Stadium, you will have noticed the Alumni House is looking a little different lately.
Exceeding expectations and exceeding generosity have been the hallmarks of fundraising at William & Mary Law School in recent years.
All of the people we celebrated over Charter Day weekend have a unique story to share. They each exemplify excellence in a different way.
At this year's Charter Day Dinner, one alumnus and two students — each embodying William & Mary’s approach to teaching and learning, research and innovation, and flourishing and engagement — described their experience at the university.
Fabian visited William & Mary for a series of talks earlier in February, made possible by donors who have contributed to the Arts & Sciences Annual Fund, Department of English, Reves Center and Judaic Studies Program.
Pamela Jordan Penny ’77, HON J.D. ’16 and James D. Penny J.D. ’83 are paying it forward via their estate plans.
William & Mary’s newly established HEART (Health Emergency and Resources for the Tribe) Fund exists to shepherd students referred to Student Affairs through emergencies big and small.
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.
Reimagined Athletics Complex will see 167,000 square feet of renovated and new spaces
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.