2024 Stories

Dedicated and Devoted

During this year’s Commencement Weekend, James R. “Jim” Golden G ’24, Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Ret.); Chet M. Thaker P ’17, P ’19 and the late Raymond Bernard Bowman Sr. were named honorary alumni.

Transformative impact of 2024 Plumeri Awards celebrated

Now in its 15th year, the Plumeri Awards were established in 2009 by Joseph J. Plumeri II ’66, D.P.S. ’11 to pay tribute to the impact professors had on his own life. Plumeri Award funds have provided over $3.2 million in critical research and operational support to nearly 250 faculty members and coaches to date.

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.

A Pool of Support

Carter Kale ’19 builds on the community he found at W&M

‘One Patient at a Time’

Dr. Jim Ledwith ’79 is recognized with the Family Physicians Who Are Changing Our World Award for his leadership in managing opioid treatment and caring for the uninsured

The Advocate

For her efforts to further gender equality around the world, Popham was awarded the prestigious Ruth Bader Ginsburg Memorial Scholarship by the New York State Bar Association on April 6.

A Return for Willie Anne Wright ’45

William & Mary's Muscarelle Museum of Art has acquired several works by the renowned pinhole photographer and painter whose talent was encouraged as a student.

Truth and ‘Fiction’

Just two weeks after winning an Academy Award for the screenplay of his film “American Fiction,” Cord Jefferson ’04 shared key pieces of career advice for those pursuing a career in the arts.

Spring 2024 Book Roundup

As spring arrives, what better way to take advantage of the long-awaited pleasant weather than by reading an engaging book by W&M alumni?

Call for Nominations

Each year, the William & Mary Alumni Association presents a series of awards to recognize those who go above and beyond in their service to William & Mary, their communities and their professions.

Kudos! March 2024

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

Just Keep Showing Up

Kirsten Schimke Jones ’93 reflects on her journey from W&M volleyball star to helping families of young athletes create a supportive environment

All In for the Win

William & Mary exceeds campaign goal for Athletics, strengthening support for athletes, coaches and staff

Remembering Hulon Willis Jr. ’77, P ’13

Hulon Willis Jr. was an essential partner in helping so many of our alumni reconnect with William & Mary and feel a greater sense of belonging at the university.

2024 Alumni Medallions

Pamela “Pam” Jordan Penny ’77, HON J.D. ’16 and Todd A. Stottlemyer ’85, P ’16, P ’21 are this year’s recipients of the highest and most prestigious award given by the Alumni Association.

2024 Service Awards

This year’s awardees are actively connecting alumni to W&M and each other