2023 Stories

Home Field Advantage

Three longtime W&M supporters team up to transform Dillard Field for campuswide use, with gifts bringing the All In campaign total to more than $52M

Kudos! Dec. 2023

This is where we celebrate awards, job changes, promotions, recognition, civic engagement and other career news we collected between Sept. 1 and Nov. 29.

Dream a Little Dream

Richard B. Campbell ’89 followed his passion for the music of The Mamas & The Papas to become a leading authority on the band

Costuming a Renaissance

Corey Strickland ’17 opens doors for students interested in costuming while preparing for a new era of the performing arts at W&M

William & Mary Foundation Elects Three New Trustees

The William & Mary Foundation (WMF) announced the election of three new members to the organization’s governing body, the Board of Trustees: Timothy “Tim” J. Carroll ’87, Sue Hanna Gerdelman ’76, P ’07, P ’13 and A. “Clay” Clayton Perfall ’80.

Views From the Classroom

For William & Mary alumni who teach in K-12 schools, the COVID-19 pandemic deepened previously existing challenges and prompted innovative strategies to better engage students in learning.

AidData Seeks Expanded Role in Global South

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.

W&M Football Legends — The 1953 Team

In the fall of 1953, the W&M football team accomplished what no other college is likely to repeat. The team of only 24 players lost only once in its first six games and finished with a winning 5-4-1 record.

Neal Courter ’17 is living his dream with Cirque du Soleil

Nine years ago, William & Mary's gymnastics team flew to Las Vegas to see a water-themed production called Le Rêve. The draw was Josh Fried '10, a program alum whose skills included acrobatics, aerial apparatuses and high dives. Neal Courter '17, a sophomore at the time, still remembers what he saw — and how it made him feel.

“Unity” Ceramic Unveiled

Artwork by Michelle Erickson ’82 commemorates the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Summer 2023 Book Roundup

As the days of summer gradually give way to the crisp embrace of autumn, check out the books that graced our shelves this season from William & Mary alumni.

Kudos! Sept 2023

This is where we celebrate awards, job changes, promotions, recognition, civic engagement and other career news we collected between June 1 and Aug. 31.

Stepping Up

Men’s Lacrosse alumni honor former coach Bill Devine J.D. ’86 with tribute

"Bikepacking" to William & Mary

Adam Bratton ’06 traveled more than 360 miles on his bicycle in three days from his home in North Carolina to William & Mary this spring.

Traveling the Way

An alumni family has established a study abroad scholarship to encourage William & Mary students to explore Spain’s Camino de Santiago.

From Ideas to Impact

As the founding labs at William & Mary's Global Research Institute celebrate 20 years, we look back at how they came to be.

Kudos! June 2023

This is where we celebrate awards, job changes, promotions, recognition, civic engagement and other career news we collected between Feb. 28 and June 1.

Cheers to a Tradition of Giving

Prioritizing inclusivity and community, the Class of 2023 led an innovative and successful Senior Class Gift campaign

W&M co-hosts NATO Youth Summit

2023 NATO Youth Summit was co-hosted by William & Mary and NATO and highlighted freedom and security as keys to the future of democracy

W&M Wins Big on the West Coast

From our kickoff at Oracle Park to discussions with alumni and faculty experts to insightful tours of iconic locations, Tribe Pride was on full display throughout the City by the Bay.

Five Inducted as Honorary Alumni

Christopher “Chris” Caracci, Carole Kraemer P ’94, John E. Littel P ’22 and Marianne Littel P ’22 and Lisa Roday P ’13, P ’14 were nominated by their peers and selected by the W&M Alumni Association (WMAA) Board of Directors for this important honor

It Takes A Choir

Alumni establish an endowment in honor of former Director of Choirs James Armstrong

Serving at Home and Away

Capt. Eric Evans ’09 founded Friendly Forces to help fellow reservists and National Guard members find work with companies that have supportive military leave policies

‘Friendraising’ for the 50th Reunion

Four members of the Class of 1973 used social media to promote and celebrate their reunion, resulting in a high level of engagement before, during and after Traditions Weekend.

Spring 2023 Book Roundup

Enjoy the fresh air and warm temperatures while perusing these alumni authors’ new books.

Stepping Into a Champion’s Shoes

B.J. Minor ’13 talks about portraying a young Mike Tyson in the Hulu series "Mike," settling into life on the West Coast and discovering their own authenticity.

William & Mary broke records on One Tribe One Day

In total, 11,376 alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends collectively gave more than $4 million to nearly 800 areas across W&M — making it the biggest and most successful giving days yet for total dollars raised on OTOD.

‘It’s About Community’

A new $1-million commitment from Mary Uhrig Phillips ’85 and Kevin Phillips ’84 includes 10-to-1 match on One Tribe One Day, support for scholarships and more

Finding Harmony

Megan Shisler Sumrell ’95 coaches women on a unique time management strategy through her company, The Pink Bee

Taking Charge of Your Career

The fifth annual W&M Professional Development Week brought networking and expert career advice to the W&M community

100 Years of Sisterhood

Sororities at W&M are celebrating 100 years of providing fellowship, leadership and belonging for women.

Kudos! March 2023

This is where we celebrate awards, job changes, promotions, recognition, civic engagement and other career news we collected between Dec.1, 2022, and Feb. 28, 2023.

The Word Connoisseur

Brittany Selah Lee-Bey ’07 wants to share with the world how knowing where words come from can improve vocabulary, comprehension and confidence.