2022 Stories

Launching APIM

In January 2021, the W&M Alumni Association launched the Asian American-Pacific Islander-Middle Eastern (APIM) Alumni Leadership Circle

Remembering former W&M Rector Hays T. Watkins

Former William & Mary Rector Hays T. Watkins LL.D. ’82, a longtime supporter of the university and father of former Vice Rector H. Thomas Watkins III ’74, died July 29, 2022.

Summer 2022 Alumni Book Roundup

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.

Every Oyster Counts

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.

Alumna creates first endowment for diversity programs

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.

Making Noise

Joe Laresca ’15, founder of a powerhouse NYC creative company, adds Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list to his achievements.

Why I Give: Christine Taylor ’61

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.

30 W&M educators receive Plumeri Awards recognizing excellence

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.

Spring 2022 Book Roundup

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.

The Road Less Traveled

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.

50th Reunion Classes Raise $41.3M for William & Mary

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.

Inaugural W&M Asian Centennial Awards Honor Influential Alumni

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.

Dimensions of Conservation

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.

Out of Ukraine

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.

One Tribe One Day is April 12

Over the last eight years, $16.4 million has been raised from 31,895 donors with over 1,000 areas supported.

A Journey of Reckoning and Discovery

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.

Tennis, Anyone?

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.

Solving the Supply Chain Puzzle

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.