2022 Stories

The Agee Legacy

Joe Agee ’52, M.Ed. ’56, P ’78, P ’79, a student, an athlete and a coach throughout his time at William & Mary, reflects on more than 30 years of commitment to the Tribe.

An Artful Groundbreaking

The William & Mary community celebrated the formal groundbreaking of The Martha Wren Briggs Center for the Visual Arts, which will house the expanded Muscarelle Museum of Art on the Williamsburg campus.

Winter 2022 Book Roundup

As the temperature turns colder, curl up in a cozy armchair to dig into these new reads from alumni authors.

Kudos! December 2022

This is where we celebrate awards, job changes, promotions, recognition, civic engagement and other career news we collected between Oct. 22 and Nov. 29.

Remembering Henry Rosovsky ’49

Henry Rosovsky ’49 died at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Nov. 11. Dean Rosovsky was not a household name outside of academe, but he was one of a handful of the most consequential leaders in American higher education during the last half of the 20th century.

Celebrate Tradition with Triple the Impact

Nov. 29 marks the 10th anniversary of Giving Tuesday, both as a global generosity movement and as an extraordinary day of support from the William & Mary community. This year, donors have the opportunity to triple their impact on the university.

Kudos! November 2022

This is where we celebrate awards, job changes, promotions, recognition, civic engagement and other career news we collected between Sept. 22 and Oct. 22.

Stewards of the Earth

A W&M alumni couple is addressing social and environmental challenges through their Maryland farm.

Let the Music Take Us Home Again

N’est Pas, a band formed by Theta Delta Chi fraternity brothers in 1984, returned to the stage at Homecoming & Reunion Weekend

W&M Expands Global Reach Through $1.5M Gift

A new postdoctoral fellowship established by business executive Tom McInerney P ’07 will advance international research, teaching and mentorship through the university's Global Research Institute.

Recognizing a Legacy of Service

Former FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell ’85, D.P.S. ’02, who served as William & Mary rector, is one of two alumni inducted into the 2022 U.S. Army ROTC Hall of Fame.

A Homecoming for All

The W&M community gathered on campus Oct. 6-9 for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2022

Young Guarde Blog: Gwendylan Turner '20

Reflections on the Order of the White Jacket, an organization centered around giving scholarships to William & Mary students working in food service.

Annual Review & Accolades 2022

In FY22, the 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.

Agents of Change

Alisha Graves ’99 and Kathleen Mogelgaard ’95 have been working together from opposite U.S. coasts to champion gender equality, reproductive autonomy and access to education for women and girls in West Africa.

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.