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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Emergency funds support W&M students and faculty during the COVID-19 outbreak
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.
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.
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.
Reimagined Athletics Complex will see 167,000 square feet of renovated and new spaces
Jean Berger Estes ’75 and Robey Estes ’74 recently made a commitment of $1.5 million to William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business to help attract high-caliber students to W&M now and into the future. The couple established the Robey and Jean Estes Business Scholarship Endowment, which will provide need-based scholarships support to business students.
William & Mary has received a $19.3 million gift from an alumna who wishes to remain anonymous to establish a landmark Institute for Integrative Conservation (IIC). The gift will position the university as a global leader in transformational research to protect ecosystems and safeguard world populations. It will cultivate leaders prepared to drive policy, advance advocacy and inspire action at the local, national and international levels.
The new Office of Student Veteran Engagement is up and running as a one-stop shop for the more than 200 veterans and active service members who attend William & Mary.
William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business is tapping into its network of accomplished alumni by asking them to refer the next generation of bright minds to the Master of Accounting (MAcc) program.
More than 400 people gathered at this year's Scholarships Luncheon during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend. Several students and alumni shared their powerful stories of how scholarships made their bold moments possible. Special guest Jill Ellis ’88, L.H.D. ’16, two-time World Cup winner, told the audience how her scholarship to W&M changed the trajectory of her life.
William Sterling’s ’59 early interest in art prompted him to become a fine arts major at William & Mary. One of his thoughts before his death on New Year’s Eve last year was to leave a gift that would benefit the university’s Department of Art & Art History.
Gale Gibson Kohlhagen '69 and Steven Kohlhagen '69 have remained loyal to William & Mary over the years by giving of their time, talent and philanthropic support. They are using planned and outright giving to make a profound impact on William & Mary for generations to come. The Kohlhagens' longtime support of the university includes volunteering, creating a professorship and scholarship and most recently serving on their 50th Reunion class committee earlier this year.
One year after opening, students say the McLeod Tyler Wellness Center has left a lasting impact on campus life through services, education, programming and activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.
Megan Dorward ’07 is no stranger to the impact and importance of private giving. As a founding member of the Society of 1918, a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and a former member of the Annual Giving Board, she has made giving back to William & Mary an important part of her life. Now, she and her fiancé, Richard Brahan, are using their wedding as an opportunity to encourage others to join them in giving back and to create a lasting impact on others’ lives. In lieu of a traditional registry, they have established the Megan Dorward & Richard Brahan Wedding Scholarship and have encouraged their loved ones to make financial contributions to it in celebration of their wedding.
William & Mary returned to its royal roots during the May 28 For the Bold campaign celebration in London in honor of the nearly 9,000 alumni, family and friends that comprise the university’s international community.
William & Mary celebrated its For the Bold campaign in South Hampton Roads last week. The region is home to more than 16,000 alumni, parents, family and friends of the university.
The Class of 1969 raised over $20.7 million for their 50th Class Reunion. They also achieved a high participation rate, with 54% of classmates giving back to William & Mary.
The Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence are back, and they are more competitive than ever before.
The threat of gun violence is built into Julia Gibson’s ’22 consciousness. From the Sept. 11 attacks when she was only a toddler, to the Virginia Tech shooting when she was 7, the threat has been a persistent possibility. When the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting occurred last fall she was an 18-year-old freshman at William & Mary and this time she had something to say.
In 1693, King William and Queen Mary signed a charter to found a college across the Atlantic in a distant overseas colony. Signing that charter, they couldn’t have imagined what the next 326 years had in store for their little Virginia college, but they knew they wanted to create an institution that would last “for ever.” “For ever” — even at the university’s birth with centuries of uncertainty ahead, its founders put no limits on William & Mary’s future.
The Society of 1918 is William & Mary's giving society by women, for women. It supports the Alumnae Initiatives Endowment, which will fund enriching programming that brings W&M women together to strengthen their bonds with one another and with alma mater. Aili Espigh ’17 is the youngest charter member.
Making lemonade from lemons. This proverbial phrase certainly applies to Rachel Becker ’19. Against the odds, the William & Mary senior has turned a challenging childhood into a compassionate mission to help others. Now, thanks in part to a Parents Fund scholarship, she is well on her way to pursuing her dream to support child and family rights.
Julian Fore ’71 has never forgotten the generosity of the donor who funded the scholarship that made it possible for him to spend one year abroad at the University of St Andrews. While there he was exposed to works of art that forever changed his perspective of the world outside of Virginia.
WMAA Executive Director Marilyn Ward Midyette ’75 on the Alumni House Expansion
The thank you letters were all addressed to Ethan Winter ’14. One after one, each student had written to thank Winter for helping to make their research possible at William & Mary. Winter’s parents found the letters in fall 2016 while cleaning out his apartment after he passed away at the age of 24. Since finding those letters, the Winters have made it their personal mission to pass Ethan’s generosity on to others.
When William & Mary head field hockey coach Tess Ellis first came to the College in 1992, she said she remembers dragging old sticks from the now-demolished equipment shed on Barksdale Field back for use. Her office is filled with photos — and even more have been moved to the archives — depicting the rich history of the team. This semester, through Century Project donations, the team is once again making history.
As of June 30, the Class of 1983 added another record to its storied history. Members of the class contributed more than $5.2 million in gifts and pledges to the Law School on the occasion of their 35th Reunion—the highest amount ever raised by a reunion class. The class previously set giving records for 20th, 25th, and 30th reunions.
So you arrive at law school and discover another student with nearly the exact same name. That’s what happened when Jim Penney J.D.’83 and Jim Penny J.D. ’83 became 1Ls in August 1980. The confusion — and a great, lifelong friendship — began almost immediately.
Ming Chang ’55 and Charlotte Chang are the embodiment of the American dream. Their story merges hard work and the freedom to pursue their destiny into a life of opportunity, success and notable firsts in the Asian-American community. Now the Chang family strives to create the same opportunities for others.
In October 1775, the Continental Congress voted to arm two vessels with crew and weapons for the purpose of intercepting British transports heading to North America — so was born the U.S. Navy. It was not until 203 years later, in July 1978, that Judge John Sirica, still infamous from his pivotal role in the Watergate case, ruled that it was unconstitutional for Congress to bar women from serving on U.S. Navy ships. That November, a handful of women made history when they became the first female crew members of a non-hospital naval vessel.
On Veterans Day, William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business announced a $1 million commitment from Dan Akerson P ’00 and his late wife Karin Akerson P ’00, to create a scholarship for students who are active duty or veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces enrolled in the business school.
Three miles away from campus, the remnants of Dillard Complex lay empty, absent of new residents and in need of a landscaping job. What once resided within those walls? Most know the complex as home to Hughes Hall and Munford Hall, William & Mary dorms which housed students from 1965 to 2006. In the past, however, their halls were filled with the nurses and doctors of Eastern State Hospital, the first public mental hospital in the country.
Celebrate National Book Month this October with a good read, especially those found in The Gale quarterly roundup of recently published titles by the William & Mary community.
The theme of this year’s scholarships luncheon was past, present and future, with an emphasis on storytelling from several students and alumni whose lives have been transformed by the power of scholarships. So many in the crowd of more than 400 donors and scholarship students left the luncheon saying they felt inspired, hopeful and energized — wanting to hear more about how For the Bold’s top priority is impacting the trajectory of so many lives and the future of the university.
As part of William & Mary’s commemoration of 100 years of coeducation and women’s athletics, a $2.4 million commitment has been made by several donors to establish a new home for the women’s field hockey team. The development of the Tribe Field Hockey Center is being supported through a fundraising initiative called the Century Project, which has set into motion efforts designed to enhance the experience for women athletes and the caliber of the university’s facilities.
The story of the Crenshaw, in its bizarre and chaotic glory, is the story of the Class of 1983’s freshmen year in Hunt Hall. Together, the dorm’s 50-student all-male group formed lifelong friendships and created countless zany memories — some of which can’t be repeated.
William & Mary students are buzzing about the yellow tags that have popped up this month for Tag Day. During Homecoming & Reunion Weekend those special yellow tags will remain displayed throughout campus, showing students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends the way private donors cover and support our alma mater.
Ruth Weimer Tillar ’45 is returning to William & Mary this October for her 77th Homecoming, an achievement very few can claim. This year, Tillar will lead the parade as grand marshal, an honorary position reserved for those who show true commitment to the university.
Breakfast at the zoo. Building eight miles of trails at James Monroe's historic home. A day at the ski slopes in Colorado. These were just a few of the chapter events honored in this year's Annual Review & Accolades for alumni chapters, affinity groups and volunteers.
Homecoming & Reunion Weekend gets better and better each year! Don't miss these exciting additions to the lineup.
With more than 470 women gathered together for the first-ever William & Mary Women’s Weekend, members of the Society of 1918 presented President Katherine A. Rowe with a $2.65 million check in support of an endowment benefiting alumnae.
Nearly 500 alumnae, parents, family, staff, students and friends gathered on campus for the Weekend, a signature event in the yearlong commemoration of 100 years of coeducation at William & Mary.
Sylvia Weinstein ’60, editor of the Newport News, Virginia business newspaper Oyster Pointer, talks about her paper with pride. She’ll tell you, in quick, punctuated sentences, the most important thing: Oyster Pointer only prints good news — and with so many headlines proclaiming so much turmoil, good news is great. Weinstein will tell you how much she enjoys editing, and if you’re a young writer, she’ll offer to help you find work or clips. In half an hour, you’ll hear about the paper’s awards and its long relationships with advertisers, and Weinstein will narrate the paper’s entire history.
Jessica Chilin-Hernandez is an active member of the Alumni Association's LatinX and Young Guarde affinity groups. Join LatinX and the Young Guarde at their Homecoming receptions on October 20 by registering online, or learn more about participating in affinity groups.
Today, the agriculture industry might stand at a critical juncture in livestock management that heralds a return to the days of controlling the movement of animals via virtual boundaries. Dean Anderson, a research scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has grappled with the concept of livestock movement for almost 40 years. Frank Wooten ’03 is part of a group of forward-thinking individuals putting Anderson’s research into practice. Wooten, the CEO of the virtual fencing startup Vence, heads the mission from San Francisco.
In 2016, Dorothy Tompkins ’62 and her friends opened Georgia’s Healing House, a home for women recovering from alcohol or drug dependency in the Charlottesville, Virginia, area.
In the fall of 1918, 24 women were admitted as undergraduate students, making William & Mary the first public coeducational university in Virginia. Today, William & Mary women include professors, deans, coaches, award-winning scientists, playwrights, poets, entrepreneurs, community leaders and more. Over the course of the academic year, the university will host a series of special events, including the first-ever W&M Women’s Weekend for alumnae, Sept. 21-23.
It wasn’t William & Mary’s first Opening Convocation ceremony, but firsts were front and center at the Aug. 29 event in the Wren Yard.
The McLeod Tyler Wellness Center, which was dedicated Tuesday, brings together William & Mary’s Office of Health Promotion, Counseling Center, Health Center, and Campus Recreation’s wellness programing under one roof along with the new Center for Mindfulness and Authentic Excellence.
It may be August, but it’s the start of a new year at William & Mary. While new students, faculty and staff familiarize themselves with the university, those returning to campus may notice some new aspects of W&M, from the material to the academic.
William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business (MSOB) is launching a new MSOB Center for Online Learning to grow its portfolio of online graduate business degree programs and to build on its tradition of delivering high-engagement and student-centric experiences. The center is being created thanks to a $10 million gift from Virginia Beach-based philanthropist Jane P. Batten HON ’17. This is one of the largest gifts ever given to a business school in support of online learning.
More than 1,700 freshmen and transfer students settled into nine residence halls on William & Mary's campus Friday during Move-In Day.
Last Friday, freshman students moved into our residence halls and began their lifelong journey with William & Mary. It’s always an exciting time on campus — students are filled with great anticipation as they meet new friends and prepare for their classes. President Katherine Rowe was eager to welcome home all of the new and returning students and pitched in to help unload cars packed with all the necessary essentials to survive the year. There are now a total of 6,285 undergraduates — who hail from all 50 states and more than 65 foreign countries — and 2,455 graduate students at William & Mary.
NyJey Pope '22 is the first Camp Launch participant to attend William & Mary since it started in 2012. Camp Launch, a two-week residential camp for gifted middle school students that focuses on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) writing, academic self-efficacy and personal development curriculum.
Jessica Chilin-Hernandez ’12 recently discussed the impact and importance of alumni participation.
Professor Artisia Green’s '00 exceptional commitment to innovative teaching and research has made her a standout among many William & Mary donors. She is the current Sharpe Associate Professor of Civic Renewal and Social Entrepreneurship, a WMSURE Mellon Faculty Fellow and a W. Taylor Reveley III Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellow.
William & Mary Women: strong individually, stronger together. On September 21-23, 2018, alumnae of all ages will gather for William & Mary Women's Weekend to learn from and be inspired by each other. The weekend is part of the university's year-long commemoration of the 100th anniversary of coeducation.
Nationals Stadium was filled with green and gold Aug. 7 as 1,650 alumni, students, family and friends celebrated William & Mary with a night of baseball.
Alumni Journeys: Anne Pennewell Sharp ’82 shares her recent trip to New York's Hudson River Valley with other William & Mary alumni and friends.
A focus of mine this semester is sustained, strategic listening. I want to hear directly from students, faculty, alumni, parents, staff and friends, including our friends in Richmond, to understand what they value most about William & Mary and their hopes and dreams about the future.
Travis Harris is a Ph.D. candidate in American studies at William & Mary and associate editor for The Journal of Hip Hop Studies. He researches in Africana studies at the intersection of religion and hip-hop and is doing doctoral research on the predominantly African-American neighborhood of Magruder in York County that was displaced in the 1940s when the Navy built Camp Peary.
Summertime is ripe with books by William & Mary alumni. In The Gale quarterly roundup of recently published books authored or co-authored by W&M community members, readers will be sure to find great beach reads to end the summer on a sweet note and thoughtful reads to start the fall off right.
William & Mary students volunteer more than 245,000 hours each year. This commitment to service is part of what makes William & Mary so special. So when William & Mary Weekend came to Chicago this June, the Chicago Alumni Chapter knew they wanted to host a service event for visiting alumni to make a difference in the local community.
William & Mary students participating in a study-abroad program in Cuba the week after Commencement got an up-close look at the education system in that nation, as well as its history and culture. A small group of students from various majors went on the excursion, which was an offshoot of the COLL 300 credit-eligible class Globalization and Education.
How do you get and keep people's attention? That's where marketing professionals come in. At a luncheon at William & Mary Weekend in Chicago this June, three alumnae in the marketing profession answered this question and more.
Rep. Stephanie Murphy ’00 (D-Fla.), the first Vietnamese-American woman elected to U.S. Congress, will welcome William & Mary’s newest students to campus and help launch the 100th anniversary of women at William & Mary during the university’s 2018 Opening Convocation ceremony.
Just days after Katherine A. Rowe was sworn in as William & Mary’s 28th president, an alumna stepped forward to make a $1.5 million gift to establish a President's Strategic Investment Fund. The gift was made in honor of Rowe, the first woman to hold the position at the university.
This June 22-23, more than 250 alumni and their high school-aged children came to campus for an inside look at the college admission process.
The documentary film, "Charm City," explores police-community relations in Baltimore. Burke Brownfeld '04 worked as a consulting producer on the film which premiered earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The Gale is featuring a series of blog posts from distinguished alumni and friends reflecting on Taylor Reveley's leadership over the past decade. This week, Jim Golden, senior counselor to the president and former vice president for strategic initiatives at William & Mary, offers his own reflection on Taylor's legacy as William & Mary's 27th president.
Four of the original Improvised Shakespeare Company improv troupe members, Joey Bland ’00, Brendan Dowling ’98, Greg Hess ’03 and Martin Wilson ’02 returned to Chicago to perform at the iO Theater during William & Mary Weekend.
For the first time since the creation of the position 70 years ago, the poet laureate of Virginia will reside at William & Mary. Henry Hart, the Mildred and J.B. Hickman Professor of English and Humanities, will officially become the commonwealth’s 17th poet laureate on July 2 at a swearing-in ceremony in Richmond.
On the first day of the William & Mary Weekend, alumni and friends experienced the vibrant world of Lyric Opera in a behind-the-scenes tour and performance.
Literacy is a luxury. To many Americans, being able to read and write is a given, but for many children all over the country, this is not a reality. Literacy is the basis for a good education, but if that foundation is missing, it can cause an achievement gap that will follow them for the rest of their lives — this is where the Literacy Lab comes in.
President W. Taylor Reveley, III, LL.D. ’18, HON ’18 leaves a legacy at William & Mary that will have impact well beyond his retirement on June 30. During his tenure, Reveley led with grace and tenacity, transforming the university into a beacon of progress, opportunity and promise for generations of students, alumni, parents and friends who call William & Mary home.
At William & Mary Weekend in Chicago this June, 64 alumni, students, parents and friends got to see these treasures with an amazing tour guide: Weekend Chair Michael Tang ’76, P ’13, the son of Cyrus Tang, for whom the exhibit is named.
From the first event to the last, William & Mary Weekend in Chicago was an adventure, with 450 alumni from 23 states gathering in the Windy City June 1-3, 2018, to connect, discover and celebrate.
One of the ways that the Alumni Association helps graduates in their post-Commencement lives is by helping them to celebrate their uniqueness as they prepare to continue their individual journeys beyond the walls of campus. Three of William & Mary’s alumni affinity groups – identity and interest-based alumni groups that seek to engage alumni worldwide – support Commencement Weekend ceremonies that bridge the narrow divide between these students and their alumni counterparts.
Professor Jeffrey Bellin was honored with the McGlothlin Award for Exceptional Teaching at William & Mary Law School’s May 13 Diploma Ceremony. The annual award was established in 2016 and is given to two outstanding educators, one from the Law School and one from the Mason School of Business, who have demonstrated sustained commitments to teaching. The recognition includes a substantial prize for each recipient, made possible through a generous endowment from James W. McGlothlin '62, J.D. '64, LL.D. '00 and Frances Gibson McGlothlin '66.
We had the opportunity to sit down with Diana Villarreal ’13 and Karthik Ilakkuvan ’13 in Richmond, Virginia, to talk about their time at William & Mary.
In news from the Justice Department today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed William & Mary Law School alumnus Zachary Terwilliger J.D. ’07 as Interim U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. Both of Virginia’s U.S. Attorney’s Offices are now led by Law School alumni. Thomas T. Cullen J.D. ‘04 was formally sworn in earlier this month as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia.
The Gale is featuring a series of blog posts from distinguished alumni and friends reflecting on Taylor Reveley's leadership over the past decade. This week, former university Rector Jeff Trammell '73, offers his own reflection on Taylor's legacy as William & Mary's 27th president.
The William & Mary community is mourning the passing of American patriot and international tennis star Fred Kovaleski ’49. He was a World War II veteran, loving husband and father and unbeknownst to those around him, he was also a spy for the CIA during the Cold War.
Chicago’s skyline came alive last night during a For the Bold campaign celebration with William & Mary’s colors illuminating several iconic landmarks in honor of the nearly 24,000 alumni, parents and friends in the Central region.
On the shores of Lake Michigan, just a short subway ride from downtown, rhinos roam, birds sing their songs and monkeys swing from trees. This peaceful animal kingdom is Lincoln Park Zoo, one of the iconic Chicago locations featured at William & Mary Weekend, June 1-3.
The height of a ballerina’s career is, arguably, bourée-ing en pointe to the demands of Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.” As a young ballet dancer, I couldn’t have cared less about wearing a priceless tutu adorned with tiny, sparkling gems. Instead, I aspired to a different role in the Nutcracker: I longed to dance the Trepak, leaping around the stage in ballet-bastardized Cossack vernacular. I never danced either. The year I would’ve begun pointework, I quit to devote my free time to equestrian pursuits and the weekly piano lessons my parents forced upon me, thereby dividing my life into ballet and post-ballet periods. It’s easily the greatest regret of my unremarkable 22 years.
In the city of Richmond, Virginia, the turnover rate for teachers in K-12 public schools hovers close to 20 percent. By comparison, the average national turnover rate for teachers at public primary and secondary schools, according to the Richmond Times Dispatch, sits between 11 and 13 percent. These daunting statistics aren’t discouraging Jim Ukrop ’60, L.H.D. ’99 and Barbara Ukrop ’61 from believing a change is possible.
The Class of 1968 attended William & Mary during an era when “Hey Jude” from the Beatles topped the charts and the Earth was visible to astronauts from space for the first time. The nation’s attention was fixated on the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement. It was a time ripe with pivotal events that are forever etched in history books.
William & Mary Law School recently received two generous scholarships totaling $2 million from Jim Penney J.D. ’83, LauraLeigh Young, as well as Howard Spainhour ’54, B.C.L. ’56 and Nancy Spainhour ’54. The couples’ gifts will support generations of law students.
The Central region campaign co-chairs share their vision and the impact alumni participation has on ensuring William & Mary's future. The seven co-chairs are driven by their love for alma mater.
The family of Patrick Flaherty ’92 remembers him for his great smile and the way he brought people together. Now they are creating a way for more people to remember him.
The Class Ambassador Academy is one of the marquee annual events for recent graduate engagement and philanthropy, made possible by a dedicated group of class ambassadors representing the Young Guarde.
I walked in to the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze on a June day in 2015 with one goal in mind, and emerged with something completely unexpected transcribed on my laptop: a lost letter written to Thomas Jefferson by Filippo Mazzei, Italian patriot of the American Revolution.
Last Friday, the William & Mary Alumni Association inducted six new honorary alumni into its ranks at the annual Honorary Alumni Ceremony. The honorees, including retiring William & Mary President W. Taylor Reveley, III, were recognized for their exceptional service, support, advocacy and commitment on behalf of William & Mary and its schools, departments, organizations and boards.
William & Mary’s herbarium sits tucked away in the hallways traversing the Integrated Science Center. The room — so quiet the sound of stillness resonates against the rows of tall filing cabinets — houses over 81,500 pressed plants, some more than a century old.
Our William & Mary culture is unique. With every new generation of alumni, there is talk about what life was like when they were here.
This month we spoke with Hodan Seger '18 about her undergraduate experience and why she supports W&M.
In a groundbreaking ceremony on April 20 for the Alumni House expansion, a crowd of more than 200 alumni, friends and other special guests gathered to celebrate the nearly $21 million project.
As graduating seniors try on their caps and gowns, engage in the last of William & Mary’s coveted traditions and prepare for the next chapter in their lives, feelings of anxious anticipation and uncertainty are comprehensible, according to Brian Anyakoha '18. It is these thoughts of apprehension, termed the “veil of doubt,” that Anyakoha wishes to dispel on May 12 in Zable Stadium as this year’s student Commencement speaker.
On April 16, the Pulitzer Prize Board announced the most recent class of recipients. Since 1917, the awards have honored outstanding examples of American journalism, letters, drama, and music. Dalton Bennett ’10 and 10 Washington Post staff members joined these ranks for their investigative reporting on sexual allegations against Roy Moore during the 2017 Alabama race for the U.S. Senate.
The Gale is featuring a series of blog posts from distinguished alumni and friends reflecting on Taylor Reveley's leadership over the past decade. This week, former university Rector Hank Wolf ’64, J.D. ’66, offers his own reflection on Taylor's legacy as William & Mary's 27th president.
Each year, the awards recognize 20 faculty members for outstanding achievements in teaching, research and service. All recipients receive $10,000, which can be used during the course of two years to fund summer salaries, research or other stipends associated with scholarly endeavors.
This past weekend hundreds of alumni, parents and friends returned to William & Mary for inaugural Traditions Weekend. The weekend honors three distinguished W&M groups: the 50th Reunion Class, the Olde Guarde and the Boyle Legacy Society.
Throughout the 2017-2018 academic year, W&M has been commemorating that history, marking the 50th anniversary of Ely, Strafer and Briley’s arrival at W&M with a series of special events, projects, performances, lectures and other programming. The “Building the Legacy” commemoration culminated on April 12-14 with Legacy Weekend, which included a performance by storyteller Onawumi Jean Moss, a black opera gala, an African-American history walking tour (watch video), a panel session with the Legacy 3 and an alumni awards dinner with journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault as the keynote speaker.
The late Richard “Dick” Perles ’62 will impact generations of faculty at William & Mary through a $1 million gift made in his memory to fund a government professorship at the university.
"My life without William & Mary? It's like asking what you would do without your right arm!" said Sherri Sell Phillips ’83, P ’14, P ’16. She is one of eight members of her family, spanning three generations, who are William & Mary alumni. Just as the Tribe has been an integral part of their lives, they are an integral part of the Tribe.
National Volunteer Week is April 15-21. The purpose of this week is to celebrate volunteers and promote volunteerism. Alumni and parent volunteers touch every aspect of William & Mary and fill crucial roles across the university by serving students, in classrooms, in the workplace or with fellow alumni/parents worldwide.
William & Mary celebrated the fifth annual One Tribe One Day on April 10 and surpassed all previous records made on the university's single biggest day of giving. An impressive 12,770 donors made a gift last Tuesday, marking a nearly 570 percent increase in the number of donors who gave compared to its first giving day in 2014 when 1,906 individuals gave back.
When Jim Penney J.D. ’83 attended William & Mary Law School, he needed to take out loans to pay for his degree and to make ends meet. Thirty-five years later, Penney and his wife LauraLeigh Young have chosen to help reduce the financial burden for future William & Mary law students with a $1 million gift toward scholarships, the top priority of the university’s For the Bold campaign.
The fifth annual One Tribe One Day (OTOD) drew hundreds of students, faculty and staff to the Sunken Garden yesterday to celebrate William & Mary’s biggest day of giving back and paying it forward. The popular campus carnival offered a wide range of activities, including a petting zoo, inflatables and a snow cone truck. For the first time OTOD featured a zipline, which was a major hit, as evidenced by the long line throughout the afternoon and the exclamations of students as they sailed across the Sunken Garden. But the powerful meaning of OTOD wasn’t lost amidst the fun. Read what OTOD attendees had to say about why they gave and the importance of the day.
Ellen Stofan ’83, D.Sc. ’16 has been named director of the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. The appointment will be effective April 30. A Smithsonian press release noted that Stofan will be the first woman to hold this position.
The fifth annual One Tribe One Day (OTOD) is taking place on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. This is William & Mary’s single largest giving day of the year and everyone can participate.
The Wren Building will soon bear two new plaques honoring William & Mary’s first women and African-American residential students. The plaques will be unveiled during a public ceremony at noon on April 19. Attendees are asked to register in advance.
This month we spoke with Ashley Pinney '08 and she shares her fondest memories from W&M and describes her relationship with the Tribe.
In the coming months, The Gale will feature a series of blog posts from distinguished alumni and friends reflecting on Taylor Reveley's leadership over the past decade. This week, William & Mary Law School Vice Dean Patricia Roberts J.D. '92, offers her own reflection on Taylor's legacy as William & Mary's 27th president.
The first time you chat with Martha McGlothlin ’89, J.D. ’95, you forget that you’ve only just met. She instantly sweeps you into the rhythms of her life, where she juggles the schedules of four children, serves on the board of The United Company Charitable Foundation and owns a small business. You wish that you could set up a lunch next week to listen to more stories over Cheese Shop sandwiches smothered in their signature House Dressing.
Dr. James Patton opened the discussion with a word and a gift. The word was Sankofa, from the Twilanguage in Ghana, meaning "Go back and fetch it,” or in other words, know where you come from in order to move ahead. His gift symbolized the word: a wooden statue of a bird, moving forward while looking back. Patton gave the statue to Dean Spencer Niles of the School of Education, to keep in a display case as a reminder of the event that night: “Learning from the Past to Shape the Future,” a panel of esteemed African-American alumni from William & Mary.
Greater Richmond was ignited with Tribe Pride last night as the William & Mary community gathered together at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to celebrate For the Bold.
"It's an incredible time to be, to become, a William & Mary woman," said President-Elect Katherine Rowe in a surprise visit to the first official event of the Society of 1918, William & Mary's new giving society that supports women's initiatives. "The sisterhood is incredibly powerful. We are creating changemakers."
Congratulations to our Board members-elect, whose three-year terms begin July 1, 2018
Your computer goes down. Then the one on the desk next to you. Then another. The phone on your desk doesn't even have a dial tone. Your cellphone beeps. It's your company's emergency alert system. This happens every day worldwide, as cybercriminals, nation-states and even company insiders wreak havoc on cyber systems. The extent of these threats and how to handle them was the focus of "Another Day at the Breach — Cyber Intrusion: A Conference of Experts," March 16-17, 2018, at William & Mary's schools of business and law.
Students, faculty and community members gathered on March 15 to witness the ultimate battle of wits: Three professors, representing their individual disciplines, found themselves stranded on a remote island after an imaginary shipwreck. With only a small escape raft to support one professor’s escape, each competitor had to convince a cheering audience why their discipline merited the surviving slot on the raft.
William & Mary’s annual Women’s Stock Pitch competition at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business is set for March 23-24 at Miller Hall.
The 2017-2018 academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the first African-American residential students admitted to William & Mary. In 1967, Lynn Briley, Janet Brown Strafer and Karen Ely arrived at William & Mary. The university honors them and William & Mary’s entire African-American community, past and present, this year through “Building on the Legacy,” a series of special events, guest speakers and performances. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.
Students for University Advancement (SUA) is gearing up for spring Impact Week, (March 12 – 16).
This month we spoke with Class of 2016 President, Yohance Whitaker, to hear about his favorite William & Mary memories and what he's been up to since graduation.
Figure skaters may have glided off the ice in South Korea for the final time this year, but more opportunities exist to watch these artists dance through the frozen rink — blades swishing, sequins sparkling and smiles flashing. On March 8, Ice Dance International (IDI) will host the premiere gala screening of “The World of Ice Dance International” at the American-Scandinavian Foundation, located on New York City’s Park Avenue.
William & Mary Law School hosted its second African-American Law Alumni Celebration Feb. 23-24.
With basketball season in full swing, player Paul Rowley shared his unique experience with William & Mary as a Class of 2017 alum, current Marshall-Wythe law student, and active athlete.
William & Mary alumni and faculty are constantly creating new and exciting content. Here is The Gale's quarterly roundup of recently published books that are authored or co-authored by a member of the W&M community.
Over the next six months, The Gale will feature a series of blog posts from distinguished alumni and friends reflecting on Taylor Reveley's leadership over the past decade. This week, Michael Powell '85, D.P.S. '02, offers his own reflection on Taylor's legacy as William & Mary's 27th president.
Wolf is the latest in a series of up-and-coming comedic artists tapped to headline the event.
William & Mary's Board of Visitors today unanimously elected Katherine A. Rowe, currently provost of Smith College and a leader in digital innovation of the liberal arts, as the 28th president of the university.
William & Mary’s Board of Visitors today unanimously elected Katherine A. Rowe, currently provost of Smith College and a leader in digital innovation of the liberal arts, as the 28th president of the university.
The Raft Debate, a much beloved William & Mary tradition, will be held at the Sadler Center's Commonwealth Auditorium on March 15 at 6:30 p.m.
In celebration of Valentine's Day, we asked our alumni to share their stories of romance at William & Mary on Facebook and Twitter. Some alumni shared the moment they realized they had found their soul mate. Others told us about a new love blooming against the backdrop of the picturesque Sunken Garden. There is even a story of a wedding proposal on the legendary Crim Dell Bridge by a knight in shining armor accompanied by a white horse. Read our Tribe love stories below.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) honored Associate Vice President for Development Earl T. Granger III '92, M.Ed. '98 this week with a prestigious award for his commitment to diversity and inclusion at William & Mary.
On Feb. 16, viewers at the William & Mary Global Film Festival will have the opportunity to experience this sensation for themselves. Milan Chakraborty '00, a producer of "My Friend Dahmer," will introduce and discuss the film.
Since last year’s announcement of the Shenkman Jewish Center, members of the William & Mary community have been waiting with eager anticipation for the project to begin. They need not wait any longer — on Wednesday, a large group gathered together to break ground on the more than 3,000 square foot center, which is slated to open in fall 2018.
"I believe that the upward mobility of black Americans depends on education. I will not let students have an excuse for failure." - The late Carroll F.S. Hardy HON '12
When violence spilled into their hometown in Chihuahua, Mexico, Evan King '17 and his mom knew they had to leave. All along the Texas-Mexico border, gang and drug-related violence had steadily increased since 2006. King's mother worked three jobs to pay her children's school fees and to keep food on the table, and a brief move to another town provided neither safety nor better work.
Honors Fellowships are administered by the Roy R. Charles Center for Academic Excellence, which supports faculty development, student research and engaged learning, honors and interdisciplinary studies. The center's director, Wiengartner Professor of Government Joel Schwartz, is stepping down at the end of this semester after 30 years at the helm.
Named in honor of the year William & Mary first admitted female students, the Society of 1918 aims to grow women's engagement, leadership and philanthropy and celebrate and honor William & Mary women. Members who join by June 30, 2018 are charter members of the society.
When Jordan Gilliard's high school choir teacher cued the group to start singing, silence followed. "No one would sing because we were so scared we wouldn't know the note," said Gilliard. "He told us, 'If everyone is waiting for someone else to sing, then nothing will happen.' And I've just incorporated that into my life. Nothing's going to happen if we're all waiting for someone else ? You don't have to be the savior, just the person who starts stuff." During her four years at William & Mary, Gilliard '18 has often been that person, building community by working to provide students of color more opportunities to have their voice heard, in both the university's music scene and beyond.
A robust and enthusiastic alumni population has existed at William & Mary for generations, and its members have served as outstanding stewards of the university. Against a backdrop of nationally declining participation rates and weakened bonds between alumni and institution, William & Mary has prevailed.
Join together with William & Mary alumni around the world as we celebrate W&M's 325 birthday!
With his fledgling company Fuggit, Richard Riley '08 is becoming a trailblazer in the competitive world of sneaker design. Riley, who makes unique slippers designed as classic basketball sneakers, is becoming sought as major brands look to creatively distance themselves from market competitors.
On a cold, rainy day in May 1862, a young Union soldier, Henry Alexander Scandrett, would experience his first battle. Unfortunately it would be a losing battle. His regiment, the 70th New York, joined the attack on Confederate lines at Fort Magruder, an earthen redoubt two miles east of Williamsburg. The regiment saw heavy action; 350 men were killed or wounded. A small group of survivors, including Scandrett, were taken as prisoners of war and held at William & Mary.
Comedian Roy Wood Jr., a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, will perform at William & Mary Feb. 10 as part of the university's Charter Day weekend.
On Thursday, Jan. 11, approximately 40 William & Mary women gathered in a ballroom at The Main hotel in Norfolk, Va., to connect with one another and learn about William & Mary's 100-year anniversary of women students.
Over the next six months, The Gale will feature a series of blog posts from distinguished alumni and friends reflecting on Taylor Reveley's leadership over the past decade. This week, Yohance Whitaker '16, former student body president, offers his own reflection on Taylor's legacy as William & Mary's 27th president.
The new semester brings with it a vast array of opportunities for people to enjoy the arts at William & Mary.
Alumnus Wilford Kale reflects on H. Mason Sizemore's legacy. Sizemore '63, who recently passed away at 76, was the former president of The Seattle Times Company.
Former FBI Director James B. Comey '82 will teach a three-credit course on ethical leadership for William & Mary starting this fall.
Former director of Smithsonian African art museum comes to William & Mary
The Gale remembers H. Mason Sizemore Jr. '63, former presdent of The Seattle Times Company, who passed away at age 76.
William & Mary matters. It mattered at the inception of our nation, and a heavy dose of American history infuses our brick pathways and hallowed halls. William & Mary has personally mattered a great deal to me and my family for generations.
Who knew that something called a "bomb cyclone" could create something so beautiful? William & Mary shares photos of the winter wonderland created by the first blizzard of 2018.
Kate Donati details all of the adventures Alumni Journeys took last year, and gives a hint of the journeys to come!
Kate Donati details all of the adventures Alumni Journeys took last year, and gives a hint of the journeys to come!
Kate Donati details all of the adventures Alumni Journeys took last year, and gives a hint of the journeys to come!
Brian Rabinovitz explains how the brain processes Christmas music.
As William & Mary engages in a year of special events and activities commemorating 100 years of co-education, we invite you to join us June 11-16, 2018 on a special trip to the Hudson River Valley to be immersed in the beauty and history of this place that has shaped so many extraordinary women.
Associate Dean Kurt Carlson talks about the impulses that drive holiday shopping.
Sam Pressler '15 reflects on Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP)
Hometogo.com, one of the world's largest vacation rental search engines, has named Matt Long '98 as the seventh most traveled blogger of 2017.
W&M's For the Bold campaign is making headlines as we aim to strengthen alumni engagement, reach 40 percent alumni participation, and raise $1 billion. How? With the help of Vice President for University Advancement Matthew T. Lambert '99, whom The Chronicle of Philanthropy just named as a top influencer in the nonprofit world.
William & Mary students combat the chill of December by bundling up to walk down Duke of Gloucester Street for hot cider, hibernating in Swem to study for finals and attending the college's annual Yule Log ceremony.
Looking at Hallie Hovey-Murray J.D. '19, no one would guess that doctors diagnosed her with autism at the age of 11. Whether she's posing for a pageant or speaking in front of cameras, she carries herself with the poise and grace befitting her title of Miss Southwestern Virginia, and she appears calm, cool and collected in the spotlight that her position affords. Hovey-Murray uses the platform of Miss Southwestern Virginia to advocate for children with autism, and she has transformed the platform into a non-profit, One in 68.
How can you benefit from a William & Mary Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree? At the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, students are discovering that that the program's experiential learning opportunities are leading to long-term career advantages. The D.C. Trek, a faculty-led exploration of the Washington D.C. financial markets, invites students to meet with national and international experts, and immerse themselves into the "hot" topics in the accounting profession.
William & Mary has the highest percentage of undergraduates participating in study abroad programs compared to any other public university in the United States, according to a report released Nov. 13 by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
William & Mary alumnus Dr. Jerryl Briggs Ed.S. '95, Ed.d '10 was recently named the eighth president of Mississippi Valley State University.
In this season of giving, we reflect on William & Mary and its legacy. The Alma Mater of the Nation has long been an incubator of some of the nation's - and the world's - great thinkers, leaders and pioneers.
I have been using the words “Tribe Pride” for as long as I can remember. As the daughter of two proud William & Mary alumni who met as freshmen in the fall of 1971, William & Mary has always held a special place in my heart. But, it was not until I graduated that I truly understood the meaning of “Tribe Pride.”
The Hixon Family Scholarship Endowment will provide undergraduate scholarships for students who are residents of African countries. The scholarship covers tuition, board, room, fees and travel. The gift also includes an enrichment endowment for internships, study abroad, honors research and summer courses for international students.
The connection that they formed in Millington Hall that February, served as a storybook opener for their 41-year marriage. Today, the power couple is using their strong partnership to kindle relationships others have with William & Mary as the co-chairs of the Richmond For the Bold regional campaign.
Mellon Foundation grant supports inclusiveness in undergraduate research; Hewlett Foundation gives $1.5 million to support AidData
Impact Week and Tag Day are annual events showcasing the impact of giving at William & Mary. Tag Day, held Nov. 9, honored donor support by tagging places and people all over campus. Impact Week, Oct. 2-6, was a weeklong celebration of student engagement and philanthropy that occurs twice a year and supports community service projects that benefit W&M and the Williamsburg community.
Jacob Frey '04 won the election, earning a total of 46,716 votes out of 104,522 votes cast.
On October 14, a gorgeous fall Saturday, alumni from across Virginia enjoyed a day of service at the historic property of Highland ? fellow alumnus President James Monroe's home in Charlottesville, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The estate is the only U.S. president's home owned by a university.
God is in the details when it comes to storytelling, Soledad O'Brien, the 2017 Hunter B. Andrews Fellow in American Politics, told an audience of William & Mary students during a 45-minute question-and-answer session Tuesday at Swem Library.
We met in elementary school. So, it is not an exaggeration to say we have been friends for as long as I can remember. Fellow William & Mary alumna, Renee Fleming Mills '73, had the idea to write a book about what she thought was a remarkable friendship. But she never had the time, so I decided to try. Instead of it being solely about friendship, I decided to write about our decades-long connection within the context of the civil rights movement.
The walk from Monroe Hall to the Williamsburg Library is two-tenths of a mile and takes five minutes. It stretches over brick, concrete, asphalt but it borders two worlds. On one side sits William & Mary and on the other Williamsburg. I take the walk each day, crossing Richmond Road like the Red Sea, and jumping between my hometown and my university.
When Harmon Hoffman '49 first came to William & Mary in 1942, World War II was far from his mind. Little did he know that, when Uncle Sam came calling just a year later, he would find himself fighting under Gen. George Patton in one of the most infamous battles of the entire conflict.
The crush of unsettling news on topics of domestic and national security these days is daunting. From the challenge of independence movements in Kurdistan and Catalonia to the fate of Russian sanctions and the Iran Nuclear Deal, practitioners and scholars are consumed by the pressing need to respond to the latest threats and forecast likely scenarios for future planning. Yet far too often, policy makers at the federal, state and local levels remain ensconced in isolated bureaucratic silos, while academic experts in different disciplines fail to engage those responsible for practical foreign policy decisions.
The William & Mary Richmond Chapter won first place for small colleges in the 5th Annual Alumni Charity Challenge on Sept. 20, 2017. The event, hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University, brought local alumni groups together at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery to collect cans and raise money for FeedMore, Richmond's local food bank. Alumni had an enjoyable evening socializing, drinking local brews, playing corn hole and bringing home some Tribe swag!
Join together with William & Mary alumni around the world as we share in this beloved holiday tradition!
Soh Yeong Roh '84, the founder and art director of Art Center Nabi in South Korea, recently delivered the 2017 George Tayloe Ross Address on International Peace at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business.
One of the plethora of ways that students, faculty and staff are supported at the university is through Tribefunding, which funds bold ideas that impact William & Mary's campus and beyond.
The oldest academic building in the country has drawn many students to its doors. The solid configuration of rectangles sits tranquilly in the tree-shaded green space of ancient campus, forming the tip of the triangulation of William & Mary's oldest buildings.
William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business is already seeing great impact since announcing the Ernst & Young (EY) LLP's $1 million commitment last fall.
Professor Phil Roessler's class - and my wider William & Mary experience - completely changed the trajectory of my life. The university created a space in which I could explore and pursue all of my interests ? from academics, to athletics (men's soccer and men's golf), to music (a raucous student band), to extracurricular activities (Building Tomorrow, SAAC, among others). For me, that dynamic, inclusive environment is what separates William & Mary.
On a warm, sunny Saturday morning of this year's Homecoming & Reunion Weekend, William & Mary added further permanence to the legacy of Janet Brown Strafer '71, M.Ed. '77, Karen Ely '71 and Lynn Briley '71 ? the university's first three African-American students in residence. As part of a series of events throughout 2017-2018 that both celebrate and commemorate the 50th anniversary of this milestone, each of the three alumnae was honored with a brick that now adorns Clark Plaza of the Alumni House for all to see.
Nearly 400 people attended the Scholarships Luncheon last week during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend to celebrate the transformative power of scholarships at William & Mary.
Nancy Burgess Gofus '75 and her husband, Joe Gofus, were both raised by parents who grew up during an era when a college education wasn't easy to come by for working-class families. It was expensive and, for so many Americans, what often followed their childhood was a life spent raising a family on the farm, working in a factory or heading off to war.
October is National Youth Justice Action Month. In 2015, Barack Obama signed the first presidential proclamation in recognition of the month, which was initiated in 2008 by a Missouri mother, Tracy McClard, after her 17-year-old son committed suicide while in an adult jail.
Why do I come back to Homecoming? This year I'll be coming back for the 15th time in 17 years since I graduated. I live in LA now, but other years I've flown in from other cities, other countries, skipped weddings, etc. just to make it back.
At this year's Homecoming Parade, you may hear a familiar voice: that of David Culver '09, anchor of the Saturday edition of NBC News4 Today and a reporter with News4's Northern Virginia Bureau. He will be not only narrating the parade for the live audience but also chairing the livestream of the parade.
There's no shortage of opportunities this Homecoming & Reunion Weekend to catch up with old friends. In recent years, I've enjoyed watching the Homecoming Parade, going to Friday night's Virginia Uncorked party in the Sunken Garden, Saturday's Harrison Avenue Tribe Tailgate, the football game and the Saturday Night Bash dance party under the big tent. There are dozens of other events going on around campus.
Brianne Charnigo is an animator and motion graphic designer for William & Mary's Office of University Marketing and Advancement Communications. Charnigo created this years "All Roads Lead Home" animation for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend.
The 10 reasons why Lydia Brown '17 loves W&M include its beauty, tradition, standards and history.
Impact Week successfully kills three birds with one stone. The annual, week-long philanthropic and engagement effort saw an uptick in applications this year ? a clear indication of its growing relevance on campus.
The Corner Pocket is one of three Williamsburg businesses that will be featured on The Gale this week leading up to Homecoming & Reunion Weekend (Oct. 19-22). The Corner Pocket, which opened in 1992, is owned by Lynn Allison '76. The restaurant meshes pool tables with food to create a fun escape in Williamsburg.
Here at William & Mary, the chill in the air means fall is upon us. With fall comes the first Impact Week of the year. Impact Week, a program sponsored by Students for University Advancement (SUA) and Parent & Family Council, allows students to make an impact on both William & Mary and the Williamsburg community with one gift.
William & Mary alumnus Diego Vicente '05, M.D., fellow, Surgical Oncology, learned to stay calm in any situation from his surgical training and deployment as a strike group surgeon in the Navy. That training kicked in during Hurricane Harvey to help him get to work safely and to care for patients once he arrived.
One of William & Mary's unsung annual traditions is Impact Week. Impact Week is an opportunity for organizations on campus to carry out service projects they never dreamed they'd be able to fund.
La Tienda is one of three Williamsburg businesses that will be featured on The Gale this week leading up to Homecoming & Reunion Weekend (Oct. 19-22).
Last week, Students for University Advancement (SUA) celebrated Impact Week, one of our largest movements of the year to encourage undergraduate giving through Impact Week. Impact Week is a week-long competition held once a semester during which three student organizations compete to receive a grant for a proposed community service project.
Students across William & Mary celebrated Impact Week Oct. 2-6. Impact Week is a weeklong celebration of student philanthropy. This week on The Gale we will feature blog posts from five W&M students who participated in Impact Week. They will share why they gave and highlight the importance of giving.
Once a semester, amidst the stress and excitement of clubs and classes, Impact Week reminds students to connect with the community. During Impact Week three organizations with exceptional community improvement proposals compete in a week of philanthropy and outreach.
The Virginia Beer Company is one of three Williamsburg businesses that will be featured on The Gale this week leading up to Homecoming & Reunion Weekend (Oct. 19-22).
Virginia Commonwealth University's Dr. Mark Ryan '96 is the American Medical Student Association's (AMSA) 2017 recipient of the National Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence. The award recognizes the work that Ryan, an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health at VCU Medical Center, has done to create an environment where medical students are empowered to impact healthcare policy and implementation.
William & Mary celebrated its For the Bold campaign in Atlanta last night as the university's colors lit the sky in honor of more than 23,630 alumni, parents and friends in the Southeast region.
More than 100 William & Mary alumnae gathered in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 20 for the Washington Women's Leadership Panel. The panel's speakers led a lively discussion of the changing roles of women in government and politics, as well as the challenges and opportunities facing female leaders.
Award-winning teacher and scientist, Melinda Maris '00, is being recognized as one of Emory University's 40 Under Forty.
What difficulties would a vampire have in ballet class? What started as a simple flight of fancy led Anne Marie Pace '87 to publish her children's book "Vampirina Ballerina" in 2012 with Disney-Hyperion. She has since turned "Vampirina" into a book series, and on Oct. 1, at 11 a.m. EST, Disney Junior will air the first episode of the "Vampirina" television show.
William & Mary alumna Ellen Stofan '83, D.Sc. '16 was recently featured on the "Well Don't Tell the Kids," podcast where she discussed her role as former chief scientist at NASA, diversity in the workplace and how she fell in love with geology at William & Mary.
On Sept. 15, the William & Mary Alumni Association celebrated its annual Fall Awards Banquet by recognizing alumni, faculty and staff who represent excellence in service, coaching and teaching.
It's not unusual to see William & Mary alumni among the nominees at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and this year was no exception, as both Jill Twiss '98 and Jenny Hagel '98 were among those honored.
It was an invigorating time at William & Mary during Family Weekend, made all the more festive by the presence of parents and family members returning to campus Sept. 15-17, just weeks after campus move-in and first-year orientation.
William & Mary alumna and actress Glenn Close '74, D.A. '89 was recently featured in The New Yorker magazine where she reflected on her various acting roles and why she attended the university. Close will discuss her career on Oct. 6 at The New Yorker Festival in New York City.
William Ivey Long '69, L.H.D. '04 is the "King of Costumes." It said so on his 70th birthday cake. On Aug. 30, friends and family of the Tony Award-winning costume designer crowded onto the fourth floor of Manhattan's iconic Theater District restaurant Sardi's, for a twofold celebration.
When you visit Deauville, a beautiful seaside resort in France, or wander through the streets of Bruges, Brussels, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Kristiansand, Oslo and Gothenburg, all in one incredible trip ? it's nearly impossible to choose a favorite place!
The new semester brings with it a vast array of opportunities for people to enjoy the arts at William & Mary.
U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) just released the 2017-18 undergraduate rankings and it is no surprise that William & Mary continues to stand proudly among the top universities in the nation.
Haunting notes from a Native American flute echoed from the dry creek bed to the sheer rock walls rising around it. With the smell of sage in the air and a red-tailed hawk circling overhead, the scene was a distinct contrast to the alternate beauty of salt marshes, live oaks, and Spanish moss, which the South Carolina Lowcountry regularly presents.
More than 200 people attended the opening reception, held at Swem Library, to honor the three women, Lynn Briley '71, Janet Brown Strafer '71 and Karen Ely '71, who moved into Jefferson Hall in 1967.
The arc of the moral universe may bend toward justice as Martin Luther King, Jr., once said, but it doesn't do so on its own, Judge John Charles Thomas told William & Mary's new students Wednesday.
Yvonne Smith-Jones M.A.Ed. '87, Ed.S. '93, Ed.D. '97 said seeing the many signs posted around William & Mary commemorating the 50 years of African-American students in residence, brought tears to her eyes.
More than 1,500 freshmen and transfer students joined the Tribe family during Move-In Day Friday.
The Class of 2021 moves in Aug. 25 with undergraduate classes beginning Aug. 30, and graduate students are starting as early as this week. Collectively, the students bring a variety of skills, experience, perspectives and talents to the university.
Anne Rasmussen, William & Mary professor of music and ethnomusicology and William M. and Annie B. Bickers Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, spent the first six months of this year as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar in that nation, traveling extensively in Java and Sumatra.
This spring, acclaimed plant biologist Douglas Soltis '75 was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors an American scientist can receive.
William & Mary's Swem Library and 2017 Solar Eclipse Working Group will be hosting an informal eclipse-viewing event on Monday, Aug. 21.
For William & Mary students, Colonial Williamsburg is often a refuge from campus life. From strolls down Duke of Gloucester Street to picnics in front of the Governor's Palace, the short walk across the street from the Wren Building takes students back in time. While most students reap the benefits of Colonial Williamsburg and never turn back, Bill Schermerhorn '82 has returned to give back, as the organization's new creative director of signature events.
Maybe it is their wedding photo. Maybe it was taken after they became engaged. Maybe they were on their way to their honeymoon and she was getting ready to toss the bouquet. Maybe. Maybe. Maybe. It's all a mystery, although not the only one and not the most essential one. Who are these people?
In Virginia, the unemployment rate for young adults with diverse needs is around 70 percent. One in four adults with a disability is living at or below the poverty level. Elizabeth Redford Howley M.Ed. '10 is working to change all that.
Embedded in a mural created during a class this summer are meaningful symbols for the individuals who inspired it, who created it and who will look at it in perpetuity.
William & Mary's Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations will host the Student Research Shark Tank Competition on Aug. 3.
William & Mary alumni working in the accounting industry came together for the second-annual Accounting Firms Competition.
Melissa Commander had a vision for herself and her family that came to fruition when she took the stage at Ewell Hall.
More than 100 members of the Class of 1967 celebrated their 50th Reunion in April. The class collectively raised nearly $18 million to fund the expansion of the Alumni House and a scholarship endowment that will help generations of talented students afford the opportunity to attend William & Mary.
William & Mary Law School recently received a $5.2 million gift in honor of the late Judge R. William Arthur ’38, LL.D. ’40.
The year ahead will provide wonderful opportunities for alumni, students, faculty, parents and friends to be part of our extraordinary legacy and mission.
William & Mary is on a roll and there is a great sense of Tribe Pride all around the world, including the Southeast region of the U.S.
For Kendra Jackson ’14 William & Mary is home. It's a place that holds many memories and marks many milestones.
William & Mary alumna Beth Comstock '82 has been recognized by The Advertising Club of New York as one of their 2017 Advertising People of the Year.
William & Mary continues its impressive streak in alumni giving as the No. 1 nationally ranked public university in the U.S. for undergraduate alumni participation.
William & Mary continues its impressive streak in alumni giving as the No. 1 nationally ranked public university in the U.S. for undergraduate alumni participation.
When Kevin Dua '09 does anything, he puts his all into it. Whether it is working as a high school history teacher, serving with AmeriCorps' City Year, or organizing a group of William & Mary students and faculty to break the Guinness Book of World Record for the most people dancing to Michael Jackson's "Thriller," Dua never fails to go above and beyond. His hard work is finally being recognized. He has been named the first African-American recipient of the 2017 Massachusetts History Teacher of the Year, presented by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
On July 15, 2017, William & Mary welcomed 25 of Africa's brightest, emerging civic leaders for 15 days of leadership training, public policy seminars, mentorship and collaboration with local faculty and community members. This is the fourth year that William & Mary and its partners in the Presidential Precinct have been selected as hosts for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.
John Spike knew he was looking at a Cezanne. Analysis and testing of the painting "The Miracle of the Slave" have backed up his now certainty that it was painted by French artist Paul Cezanne as a copy of an original work from 300 years earlier.
On a hot weekend in June, more than 240 William & Mary alumni and their high schoolers converged on Williamsburg to learn more about the college application process.
Virginia is a prosperous state, yet even so, hunger and food access remain serious issues.
Lisa Kaenzig Ph.D. '09 was recently named dean of William Smith College.
Close to 200 members of the Hulon Willis Association (HWA), William & Mary Alumni Association's African-American affinity group, gathered in Washington, D.C., June 23-25 to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
Imagine an experience where you are surrounded by a group of people who care passionately about preserving the great outdoors and are equally excited to get out in it and bike 300 miles. For the past five days, I had that experience with 150 of those extraordinary people. We rode 300 miles from San Francisco to San Luis Obispo, California through the organization Climate Ride to raise money for environmental non-profits.
Are gifted minds more prone to darker days? A new William & Mary Institute for Research on the Suicide of Gifted Students aims to answer that question and find solutions for early intervention.
W&M is Virginia's top-ranked public university in New York Times review of high-performing colleges and universities.
This past May was Mental Health Month and I interviewed William & Mary alumni who also work at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). NAMI is the country's largest grassroots non-profit, with hundreds of affiliates around the US, advocating for the millions of Americans affected by mental health conditions.
How does a person go from being a drug-busting Drug Enforcement Administration agent to an author in just a few years? Just ask J. Todd Scott '90. His first novel, "The Far Empty," is a physical representation of how he combined his passion for writing and his career into one.
How does a typical William & Mary person become the writer and actor for one of the best podcasts of 2016 about atypical therapy patients with supernatural abilities? Like many William & Mary alumni, it came from its creator's drive and desire to learn. When Lauren Shippen '13 graduated from William & Mary with a degree in music, she packed up her car and traveled cross county with her college roommate straight to Los Angeles.
From encounters with the greatest leaders of the 20th century to tailgate parties at William & Mary's Homecoming, Joe Montgomery '74 has experienced life on a broad spectrum. He attributes this richness to a few individuals who have shaped his path.
Two William & Mary alumni are giving Navient a run for its money. With their company, TuitionCoin, Eric Smeby '00 and Matt Morris '00 are looking to create an affordable alternative for students looking to pay back, consolidate and refinance public and private student loans.
A William & Mary alumna who wishes to remain anonymous just made a commitment of more than $2 million toward the For the Bold campaign's top priority to help exceptional students afford the opportunity to attend the 324-year-old university.
The Fishers' gift will benefit countless William & Mary MBA students by affording them the opportunity to receive a transformative education
William & Mary alumnae Beth Comstock '82 and Ellen Stofan '83 D.Sc. '16 led a TED-style talk about change and leadership during William & Mary Weekend in New York City.
Former co-chair of the U.S. Justice Department's 9/11 investigations David Kelley '81 led a keynote discussion about his role during the aftermath of 9/11.
William & Mary's new Athletics Director Samantha K. Huge recently shared her vision for leading Tribe Athletics during William & Mary Weekend.
William & Mary Weekend attendees took a VIP tour of the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
About 30 William & Mary Weekend guests spent their Friday morning getting an exclusive glimpse inside the history, research collections and architecture that define the New York Public Library.
W&M Weekend: Ronald Schechter wins Raft Debate.
Last Friday, the William & Mary Alumni Association celebrated its annual Honorary Alumni Ceremony by recognizing six exceptional individuals who have a distinguished record of service, support, advocacy and commitment on behalf of William & Mary and its schools, departments, organizations and boards.
Popular Williamsburg bar, the Green Leafe, featured in ABC's "Quantico."
W&M Alumnus Clarence Coo Wins Whiting Award.
Tragedy is what sticks in our minds forever. And oftentimes in tragedy comes reflection; reflection of your own life and those closest around you. Sometimes this reflection is just what we need to be better human beings.
Morgan Sehdev '17 is one of several William & Mary seniors who will be featured in a scholarships series on our blog, The Gale, leading up to Commencement.
Susanna Simmons '17 is one of several William & Mary seniors who will be featured in a scholarships series on our blog, The Gale, leading up to Commencement.
Hannah Mawyer '17 is one of several William & Mary seniors who will be featured in a scholarships series on our blog, The Gale, leading up to Commencement.
Dylan Campbell '17 is one of several William & Mary seniors who will be featured in a scholarships series on our blog, The Gale, leading up to Commencement.
Christine Fulgham '17 is one of several William & Mary seniors who will be featured in a scholarships series on our blog, The Gale, leading up to Commencement.
Lyndah Lovell '17 is one of several William & Mary seniors who will be featured in a scholarships series on our blog, The Gale, leading up to Commencement.
Don't miss your opportunity to attend William & Mary Weekend in New York City - the university's newest signature event. May 10 is the last day to register for the Weekend, which runs from May 18-21.
Isaiah Simmons '17 is one of several William & Mary seniors who will be featured in a scholarships series on our blog, The Gale, leading up to Commencement.
Melissa Commander '17 is one of several William & Mary seniors who will be featured in a scholarships series on our blog, The Gale, leading up to Commencement.
Abigail Barnes '17 is one of several William & Mary seniors who will be featured in a scholarships series on our blog, The Gale, leading up to Commencement.
Joshua Zimmt '17 is one of several William & Mary seniors who will be featured in a scholarships series leading up to Commencement.
Ashleigh Arrington '17 is one of several William & Mary seniors who will be featured in a scholarships series leading up to Commencement.
Eboni Brown '17 is one of several William & Mary seniors who will be featured in a scholarships series leading up to Commencement.
The Hulon Willis Association will celebrate its 25th anniversary as well as 50 years of African-American residential students, June 23-25, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
It's not too late to register for the Women's Forum at the Taubman Museum in Roanoke, Va. on May 10. This is an exclusive opportunity to gather with old and new friends, enjoy delicious food and fabulous art.
For Anna Mahalak '12, William & Mary is not only her alma mater but represents a sense of community, tradition and her home away from home. Mahalak said that she gives and encourages others to do the same because she believes everyone has one person or activity that made a difference during their time at the university.
W&M senior reflects on generosity of donors who helped fund his education through a scholarship.
The four gifts will position Virginia as No. 1 in sustainable shellfish aquaculture, advance the study of marine plastics pollution, reduce impact of harmful algal blooms and provide funds to purchase a research vessel.
Bob Trice ’68 and Susan Saulmon Trice ’68 have given a seven-figure gift to fund endowments and need-based fellowships/internships.
William & Mary continues to reach new heights with its historic For the Bold campaign – all because of you.
Back by popular demand, William & Mary Weekend will soon spotlight the best of the university in the city that never sleeps. From May 18-21, 2017, the Tribe is taking over New York City with a collection of unique social, cultural, intellectual, and professional events open to all.
Every school day, the bell housed inside William & Mary's Christopher Wren Building rings 57 times, or from 9 in the morning to 5 in the afternoon, one strike for each hour on the clock.
William & Mary celebrated its $1 billion For the Bold campaign last night against the backdrop of the nation's capital as the university's colors illuminated the skyline in honor of more than 20,000 alumni in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
William & Mary is taking our admissions show on the road! On May 21, families in the Big Apple are invited to join our Alumni Admissions Luncheon as part of W&M Weekend in NYC.
In 2014, an Ebola outbreak in West Africa shook the world. Fear that the virus would spread out of control plagued the nation. Little did people know, scientists had been preparing for this day for years ? one of them being William & Mary alumnus John Dye '92.
William & Mary announced a $15 million gift from alumna Hunter J. Smith '51 for the expansion and renovation of the nearly 170-year-old Alumni House.
William & Mary's new Athletics Director Samantha K. Huge will be featured during William & Mary Weekend in New York City on May 20. Huge is the first woman to hold the position at the university since the job was combined in the 1980s to cover both men's and women's sports.
Join W&M Sustainability to celebrate Earth Day 2017 this week. Weekday events focus on the environment, wellness, activism, community and business.
On April 21, Hunter Todd '61 will open the 50th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Independent Film Festival, the longest-running film and video festival in the world.
Start spreading the news! William & Mary is taking over New York City from May 18-21, 2017. William & Mary Weekend will offer a variety of social, cultural, intellectual and professional events you won't want to miss!
Today William & Mary's 27th president stood in the Great Hall of the Wren Building to say he would be retiring next year on June 30, 2018, after a decade leading the university. While noting there is much he still plans to get done over the next 14 months, Reveley recalled a time in which William & Mary has made enormous progress.
What business does a liberal arts major have as an international strategic/economic consultant? Apparently, a lot. As I reflect on my time at the College, I can't help but appreciate some of my odder class choices ? things I thought would never apply, but now are extremely relevant to my current living and professional circumstances.
William & Mary Weekend, May 18-21, 2017, will offer attendees four exciting days of cultural, intellectual, professional and social events in the Big Apple.
The $5 million commitment will support aquaculture research and the planned expansion of the Alumni House.
Anne Shumadine was awarded the Clarke Medallion on March 28, 2017. The Clarke Medallion is the Raymond A. Mason School of Business' highest honor and is awarded by the business school faculty to an individual whose distinguished career and contributions to business management represent the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.
William & Mary's annual giving day raises over $2.4 million.
Alumni from William & Mary and the University of Mary Washington will host a happy hour fundraiser today for the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN).
The iconic Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier was lit in green and gold Tuesday in honor of One Tribe One Day.
The One Tribe One Day campus carnival attracted about 1,000 people to the Sunken Garden today.
The enormity of the taproom at Commonwealth Brewing Company immediately impresses the visitor. Huge wooden tables and benches sit in rows on the concrete floor. The same wood paneling lines the bar. At the opposite end of the space, a built-in bench mirrors the long line of the bar. A painting of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge stretches almost as long as the built-in bench below it. Softly glowing lights accentuate the concrete spandrels of the ceiling that the same company that built the the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel in 1962 poured. Garage doors open to salubrious beach breezes. You feel like you're standing on a viking ship and a pier overlooking the Bay all at once. It's old world meets new world; tradition meets modernity.
William & Mary Associate Professor of Psychology Peter Vishton will deliver the latest installment in the Tack Faculty Lecture Series on March 22.
William & Mary alumna Mary Maples Dunn '54, Hon. L.H.D. '89 passed away March 19 while visiting family in Winston Salem, N.C. She was 85. Dunn dedicated her life to education, serving as president of Smith College from 1985 to 1995.
William & Mary English Professor Henry Hart expects his biography ? titled The Life of Robert Frost ? to be available in early April.
Golden State skyline shined in green and gold
One of Williamsburg's most popular breweries, The Virginia Beer Company, is owned by two William & Mary alumni. What a perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
The seventh annual William & Mary Lemon Project spring symposium will explore black revolutionary thought, from the early 19th century to today.
William & Mary alumna Hannah Ayers '08 and her husband, Lance Warren, will host a screening of their latest documentary, An Outrage, Tuesday on campus.
Judge Peter F. Pontzer, a William & Mary Law School Class of 1989 graduate, was awarded the Carnegie Medal in December for saving a drowning teen.
A committee is well underway with plans for a celebration, commemoration and exploration honoring the 100th anniversary of female students at W&M.
Alumnus Joseph Daragan '71 and his wife, Pam, recently donated their collection of 18th and 19th century almanacs to William & Mary Libraries.
Mary Catherine Amerine, a third-year law student, attended the 2017 Grammy Awards after being one of four finalists in the Virginia State Bar Intellectual Property Writing Competition and the American Intellectual Property Law Association's Robert. C. Watson Award.
James Monroe's Highland, the westernmost outpost of the W&M campus, will commemorate the bicentennial of his inauguration with a reading of his inaugural address on March 4, 2017.
On Feb. 24., William & Mary alumna Carmen Lynch performed a stand-up comedy routine on the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert."
William & Mary student uses music to connect with Alzheimer's patients.
Jeffrey Breit, a veteran of more than 200 jury trials, has coached the William & Mary Law School Trial Team for 13 seasons.
Stephen Losee, district executive chef for William & Mary, is in charge of meeting the needs of thousands of students who eat at campus dining halls each day.
Six William & Mary alumni have been elected to the Board of Trustees of the William & Mary Foundation.
The W&M Global Film Festival runs from Feb. 23-26.
William & Mary alumnus, Russell Smith Ed.D. '80, recaps the impact Charter Day Weekend had on him this year.
The Hulon Willis Association will celebrate its 25th anniversary as well as 50 years of African-American residential students, June 23-25, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
Named for John Millington, a professor of chemistry and natural philosophy from 1836-1848, Millington Hall is in the process of being demolished and will be the future home of the fourth Integrated Science Center (ISC4).
William & Mary Visiting Assistant Professor of History Jody Allen will be hosting a presentation about the university's Lemon Project on February 18.
William & Mary Professor Hannes Schniepp and his team of Applied Science graduate students' spider silk research was featured in the Daily Press on February 14.
Jeffrey Doyon ’85 donated a cello to the William & Mary Department of Music to repay its loan of one to him during his youth and while he was a student.
The dedication of the Hixon Center marked the culmination of a 16-year building program, which has more than doubled the physical size of the school and has also included the addition of the North Wing and the Wolf Law Library.
William & Mary students discuss whether they will walk across the legendary Crim Dell Bridge.
Ukraine-born Vitaliy Humenyuk '17 became a U.S. citizen while attending William & Mary as a double major in European and German Studies.
Alumni, parents and friends gear up for a blockbuster day of giving back
Four alumni will lead the university's For the Bold campaign in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
Over Charter Day weekend, William & Mary's For the Bold Campaign Chair Sue Hanna Gerdelman ’76 unveiled Affording Opportunity as the official brand for the university's fundraising effort around scholarships.
A message from Sue Hanna Gerdelman ’76
The exhibition, Botticelli and the Search for the Divine: Florentine Painting between the Medici and the Bonfires of the Vanities, opens Saturday at the Muscarelle Museum of Art.
Join the Charter Day celebration.
On Thursday, Professor Phil Roessler will discuss relevant findings from his two most recent books and explain how they provide the foundation for ongoing research he is doing with students at William & Mary's Center for African Development.
The Tribe remembers Russ Brown '74.
Two William & Mary students launched the Do Good Trading Company to help tackle issues of clean drinking water.
Anne Marie Pace '87 has a lifetime love of literature.
Today we celebrate the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Today we celebrate the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Tribe football alumnus Sean McDermott '98 was recently named Buffalo Bills head coach.
Tribe football alumnus Sean McDermott '98 was recently named Buffalo Bills head coach.
Alumni Board member Christopher Powers '73 died suddenly on December 28, 2016, in his wife Nora's arms, while watching his beloved Northwestern Wildcats win the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in New York City.
William & Mary President Taylor Reveley sends season's greetings from campus.
Enjoy last minute holiday networking with fellow members of the Tribe.
W&M celebrates a year of giving.
W&M faculty, staff and students spread the holiday spirit.
Looking for the perfect gift for your William & Mary fan? Check out the Alumni Gift Shop for your shopping needs this holiday season!
In 2018, the university will commemorate 100 years of coeducation. In recognition of that milestone, W&M has launched an alumnae initiatives program aimed at providing regional opportunities for our women graduates.
Glenn Hines Harding ’65 and Audra Lynn Mallow ’90 are trailblazers. As co-chairs of the For the Bold campaign, they are cementing the university's footprint on the West Coast.
Sara Strehle Duke ’06 is a Bell Society member who has given back to W&M for 10 consecutive years.
First recipient of Patriot's Dream scholarship helps other student veterans.
William & Mary alumni, parents and friends will have the opportunity to reconnect miles away from the majestic Sunken Garden during William & Mary Weekend in New York City.
A modern atrium space for law students called Penny Commons will be a part of the new wing of William & Mary Law School, thanks to a generous $1 million commitment from Pamela Jordan Penny ’77 and James D. Penny J.D. ’83.
Alan Hilliker ’80 is supporting teaching excellence with a generous gift.
A message from Sue Hanna Gerdelman ’76
Ryan Lintelman '09, entertainment curator at the National Museum of American History, works with Dorothy's famous shoes.
Glenn Close '74, D.A. '89 will be inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame tonight.
As the leader of the Student Veterans of William & Mary, former Army Ranger Tim Beck '17 helps other student veterans be successful on campus.
William & Mary alumna Stephanie Murphy '00 has become the first Vietnamese-American woman elected to Congress, according to an NBC News article.
On this election day, The Gale takes a look back at the Flat Hat to see coverage of the 1976 presidential debate, held on the campus of William & Mary.
Join together with William & Mary alumni around the world as we share in this beloved holiday tradition!
Justice Elizabeth A. McClanahan '80 of the Supreme Court of Virginia gave law students pointers on how to manage stress in law school and the practice of law.
During the Tribe football game on Oct. 29, the William & Mary community came together to celebrate the newly renovated Zable Stadium during the halftime ceremony.
William & Mary professors have used their expertise to cast light on various aspects of the election and political process.
Re-hark upon The Gale! Here our favorite quotes from the past month.
Not all of William & Mary's history stays in the past ...
Scholarship recipients thank donors during the Scholarships Luncheon over Homecoming weekend.
Scholarships recipients thank donors during the Scholarship Luncheon over Homecoming Weekend
From a football win to dancing in the Sunken Garden to a parade down Richmond Road, Homecoming 2016 brought out the best of Tribe Pride.
Bruce Campbell, W&M associate professor of German studies, will explore the world of German detectives at the upcoming Tack Faculty Lecture.
Tribe Athletics talks about what to expect during this weekend's game against Delaware.
Ruth Weimer Tillar '45 has a perfect Homecoming attendance record.
The Gale offers up some suggestions on what to check out during William & Mary's big weekend.
W&M's $1 billion For the Bold campaign kicks off in New York City and an iconic landmark shines in honor of the nearly 13,000 alumni, parents and friends in the area and over 97,000 alumni around the globe.
W&M Theatre converges in the land of the midnight sun.
Bill Schermerhorn '82 is using his 34 years of parade experience to help out with William & Mary's Homecoming Parade.
The Empire State Building was illuminated in green and gold Thursday evening in honor of the nearly 13,000 W&M alumni, parents and friends in the New York City area and over 97,000 alumni around the globe.
The W&M D.C. Metro Alumni Chapter hosted its annual event.
A scholarship helped Melissa Commander '16 relive her grandmother's life.
William & Mary Hall is renamed Kaplan Arena in honor of Jane Thompson Kaplan '56 and Jim Kaplan '57.
These alumni went from the Revolutionary City to the City that Never Sleeps. Now their innovations are global. Read more about Todd Boehly '96.
William & Mary Hall - home to hundreds of Tribe sporting events, concerts and ceremonies every year - is taking the name of two of the most generous benefactors of the university, Jane Thompson Kaplan '56 and Jim Kaplan '57.
Carmen Lynch '94 makes a living as a stand-up comedian.
A team from VIMS has embarked on a research trip to the seas of northern Alaska.
Patton Oswalt '91! The comedian won last night for Best Writing for a Variety Special.
The William & Mary Alumni Association has named its Alumni Service Awards in honor of one of the university's most devoted and loyal alumni, Douglas N. Morton ’62. Morton passed away in July, after many years of serving his alma mater with great distinction and generosity.
These alumni went from the Revolutionary City to the City that Never Sleeps. Now their innovations are global. Read about William Ivey Long '69, L.H.D. '04, costume designer and winner of six Tony Awards.
W&M's Homecoming tasting event is back! Sample the best of Virginia beer, wine and spirits.
The beginning of fall means the culmination of college rankings season, and William & Mary once again finds itself on several lists of the nation's best.
The William & Mary community remembers and honors those alumni who were taken from us 15 years ago.
These alumni went from the Revolutionary City to the City that Never Sleeps. Now their innovations are global. Read about Ken Himmel '68, CEO of Related Urban.
Mark Sikes Ph.D. '15, associate dean and director of parent and family programs, visits W&M alumni across the pond.
VIMS professor Robert J. Orth writes about his research on seagrass.
Eboni Brown '17, president of the Student Assembly and a Sharpe Community Scholar, helped welcome the Class of 2020.
These alumni went from the Revolutionary City to the City that Never Sleeps. Now their innovations are global. Read about Laura Balcer '87 and her work as a neuro-opthamologist in Part III.
On Thursday, William & Mary library staff gathered on the loading dock of the university's Swem Library to welcome the arrival of a truck carrying long-awaited cargo ? the personal papers of William & Mary Chancellor and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates '65, L.H.D. '98.
Get ready for Homecoming 2016.
The Flat Hat profiles William Ivey Long '69, L.H.D. '04.
The program welcomes the largest class in history.
These alumni went from the Revolutionary City to the City that Never Sleeps. Now their innovations are global. Read about how Yancey Stickler '00 founded Kickstarter in this next installment.
Benming Zhang '16 talks about how his W&M education prepared him for life after college.
Freshman helps alumna win election
These alumni went from the Revolutionary City to the City That Never Sleeps. Now their innovations are global. Read about Beth Comstock's '82 work with General Electric in this first installment.
Jonathan Lever '91 is helping to create a healthier America with his new position at the YMCA.
Connect with fellow members of the Tribe from all over the world to share your experiences, exchange career tips and build your professional network.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Mark McLaughlin has found a creative way to bring important religious sites in India into the classroom.
Doug Pierson M.B.A. '99 has scaled four of the seven world summits.
Jeree Harris Thomas '08 advocates for children's rights.
Jill Ellis '88 and the women's Olympic soccer team have the chance to make history in Rio.
Zach Nicholls '14 is Dr. Jaws.
A W&M camp for gifted middle school students is in its fifth year, thanks to a gift from two alumni.
Re-hark upon The Gale! Here are our favorite quotes from the past month.
Terry Darcy '14 has a new take on your morning cup of joe.
In June, a few W&M staffers toured Asia to bring Tribe Pride to cities across the continent. Here is a recap of the memorable trip.
Mike M.B.A ’93 and Nancy Briggs Petters' ’81 generous $1 million gift will support a W&M summer camp for gifted middle school students.
William & Mary exceeds goal with record number of scholarship donors in FY16.
Meet For the Bold New York campaign co-chairs David Kelley ’81 and Devin Murphy ’82.
Jeffrey R. Gardner M.B.A ’97 and Christine Gardner have given $250,000 to the Raymond A. Mason School of Business to fund teaching and research.
David T. Croall ’77, chair of the Annual Giving Board of Directors, discusses the importance of the university achieving 40 percent undergraduate alumni participation.
A July 2016 update from Sue Hanna Gerdelman ’76, chair of the For The Bold campaign
AidData is among the provisional winners of the DREAMS innovation challenge.
Clarissa Isabelle Delgado '09 is the CEO and co-founder of Teach for the Philippines.
Jay Busbee '90 covers NASCAR's first family.
W&M sets a new fundraising record and cements No. 1 alumni participation ranking.
Less than nine months after the public launch of For the Bold: The Campaign for William & Mary, the university continues to break old records and set new ones.
You'll never believe who taught the Griffin his dance moves.
A W&M graduate student finishes off his collegiate rowing career with a national championship title.
The Gale celebrates our regional chapter volunteers. Read how Angela Casolaro '06 brings her love of the Tribe to New York City.
Mark Swingle '76 was the first employee hired when the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center was nothing more than a tiny office. The aquarium is now celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Read how being a Class Ambassador allows DeeDee Keller '89 to reconnect with classmates and to reminisce about some of the best times of her life.
Read how Cristie Lucas '99 is helping current students find careers.
The Gale celebrates our regional chapter volunteers. Read how Ben DeMaria '05 brings his love of the Tribe to his Washington, D.C., community.
The Gale continues its celebration of W&M volunteers with those who serve on William & Mary Alumni Association boards.
This week, The Gale celebrates W&M volunteers. Read how Laura Markley '07, M.Acc. '08 is helping alumnae in business.
W&M staff make their final stop on their trip across Asia.
This year's 50th Reunion gift breaks previous record
W&M staff travels to Seoul for a gathering of alumni, current students, and new students and their families.
W&M staff continue their trip across Asia with a stop in Beijing.
Senior Director of Alumni Engagement Kelly S. Holdcraft continues her trip across Asia. Read about her time in Shanghai.
Senior Director of Alumni Engagement Kelly S. Holdcraft and fellow W&M colleagues travel around Asia to participate in incoming student receptions.
Three alumni are set to represent W&M at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials.
A roundup of our favorite quotes and posts from the month of June
Mark Swingle '76 talks about his 35 years at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.
Parent and Family Council creates new Tribe connections.
Recent graduate Brittany Liu '16 opens Shakespeare Festival in starring role as Juliet.
With the passing of former William & Mary President Thomas A. Graves Jr., the community looks back on his accomplishments.
Four W&M grads lead the charge in digital banking.
See highlights from the inaugural W&M Weekend.
Sam Phillips '14 on why she chooses to give back to William & Mary.
Raymond "Chip" Mason '59, founder of Baltimore-based investment firm Legg Mason, was recently honored by the Baltimore Sun for his impact on the city.
W&M goes global: Nine W&M graduates will spend a year in various cities around the world as part of the 2016-17 class of Fulbright Fellows.
How alumnae are staying involved with alma mater
Five alumni have been appointed to the William & Mary Board of Visitors, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today.
William & Mary Provost Michael Halleran hosted a panel on new initiatives at William & Mary last week.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke to attendees about how the Court works during W&M Weekend in Washington, D.C.
A distinguished panel of William & Mary alumni spoke during a leadership luncheon in Washington, D.C.
FBI Director James Comey Jr. '82, LL.D '08 was interviewed by acclaimed journalist Charlie Rose at the Newseum.
William & Mary alumni were given an exclusive look inside the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.
Will Payne '01 is an entrepreneur, political operative, W&M Board of Visitors member and now a successful book author.
W&M grad awarded fellowship to study Arabic in Oman
Get a FRESHFARM Market tour over W&M Weekend.
Thanks to ongoing efforts between Arts & Sciences faculty, the Charles Center and the Reves Center, William & Mary students are exposed to richer cross-cultural experiences than ever-before.
Brian Lewis '91 makes the most original ads in the business.
Meet special speakers lined up for W&M Weekend.
The Class of 2016 celebrates Commencement.
Each year, the William & Mary Alumni Association recognizes a select few friends who have demonstrated a lasting commitment to and genuine affinity for the university, even though they are not graduates. On Friday, May 13, 2016, during a ceremony at the Alumni House, six dedicated individuals were welcomed into the Alumni Association as honorary alumni.
Emily Bessler '14 exemplifies female leadership for the army.
Take a look at more items up for grabs at this year's William & Mary Alumni Association Gala & Auction, to be held during W&M Weekend.
William & Mary took top honors in Virginia for composting in this year's RecycleMania tournament.
Make connections with W&M alumni, no matter where you are in the world.
William & Mary's Athletics Department inducted 10 athletes and one team into its Hall of Fame Class of 2016.
W&M alumni research the Zika virus.
Visit the National Archives with John Powers '89.
Two former William & Mary football players signed on with NFL teams over the weekend. Free safety DeAndre Houston-Carson was selected by the Chicago Bears with the 185th overall pick in the sixth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday afternoon, and linebacker Luke Rhodes signed a free-agent contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Additionally, Christian Reeves received a rookie mini-camp invite from the Kansas City Chiefs.
Two former William & Mary football players signed on with NFL teams over the weekend.
A round-up of our favorite quotes and posts from the month of April
Science rewrites history at the home of President James Monroe.
Climb the Washington National Cathedral with W&M alumni.
Empowering and engaging tomorrow's leaders
William & Mary's Board of Visitors last week approved measures that name the Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre and the Integrative Wellness Center in honor of alumni who are committed to providing an enriching and healthy environment for the entire Tribe community.
Three W&M teams will compete in CAA tournaments this weekend.
Spike Lee promotes passion and hard work.
See how the W&M community is showing their love on One Tribe One Day.
Ellen R. Stofan '83, D.Sc. '16 and Timothy P. Dunn '83 — two of William & Mary's most distinguished alumni leaders — are fueling innovative research efforts and programs across campus with a significant commitment to the For the Bold campaign.
Go behind the scenes at the Library of Congress with Ginny Carr '75
Todd Durkin '93 will be featured on a new NBC show.
Professor of government Jaime Settle provides an update on research in the SNaPP (Social Networks and Political Psychology) lab.
Celebrating a half-century of Swem through its unique collections
Share your thoughts with the William & Mary Alumni Association by taking our Alumni Interest Survey.
Gifts from donors benefit W&M's alternative break program.
Take a look at items up for grabs at this year's William & Mary Alumni Association Gala & Auction, to be held during W&M Weekend.
W&M students participate in a 32-hour coding marathon.
Goodbye Millington Greenhouse.
The craft behind the comedy of Patton Oswalt '91
W&M students win national competition
A major gift from a devoted alumna will benefit W&M's top students
Don't miss the inaugural weekend for William & Mary's newest signature event.
Jackson Eskay '16 signs deal with Richmond Kickers
W&M students and alumni help kids touched by cancer.
The university's American Indian Student Association hosts their second annual W&M Powwow.
David Libertson '09 to give his lecture "Collecting and Connoisseurship: a History of Japanense Woodblock Prints" at the Muscarelle Museum of Art in April.
Professor Ann Marie Stock takes a look at Cuba's transformation through cinema.
Mark Stanley '78 is the New York City Ballet's resident lighting designer.
A class goes on a search for great horned owls.
Skyler Paltell '15, an admissions counselor at Colorado College, talks about the decision that changed her life.
Alex Acker '00 and Jing-A Brewing ride the Chinese craft beer wave
The fabric of a forgotten Hawaiian community
Josh Zimmt '17 balances swimming and academics.
Michael Draeger's job as William & Mary's studio art technician influences his own artwork.
Sam Pressler '15 helps service members find their voices.
National Jurist magazine recognizes law student Kaylee Gum
Mark McLaughlin '88 goes from the wrestling mat to the operating room.
The Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic is another demonstration of William & Mary's commitment to its community.
Men's basketball falls in CAA semifinals
Get all your information for the CAA Tournament.
Michele Gable's '96 take on historical fiction
The Tribe's men's and women's swim teams are crowned CAA champions.
William & Mary Law School's global footprint is quickly growing, and its tracks sometimes converge in unexpected places.
Longtime William & Mary theatre professor Richard Palmer to direct "Oresteia," his final play before retirement.
Six projects receive IDEA grants
Chuck Bailey '89 answers Earth's big questions
U.S. Soccer Coach Jill Ellis '88 will speak at W&M's Commencement.
The Peace Corps ranks W&M among top volunteer-producing colleges.
W&M's Global Film Festival starts today with the theme of film and community.
William Ivey Long's '69, L.H.D. '04 take on the musical's wardrobe.
Professor John Lee discusses his paintings of William & Mary's "shadowy" spaces.
Chancellor Robert M. Gates '65, L.H.D. '98 discussed his new book over Charter Day.
What did you fall in love with when you were at William & Mary?
Shayma Jannat '10 has only worked for the State Department a few years, but she's made a big impact in a short time.
William & Mary's newest signature event and alumni auction is coming to Washington, D.C.
Read how Walter Hickey '12 became a grilled cheese sandwich, a Madden quarterback and FiveThirtyEight's lead lifestyle writer.
Take a look at how the W&M community celebrated Charter Day.
Pack the Kap! Men's basketball takes on Delaware for Saturday's Gold Rush game.
Read these closing lines from past Charter Day speeches.
Read the latest news about William & Mary's big day.
The 2016 Alumni Medallion recipients will be honored during Charter Day weekend.
William & Mary celebrates 323 years.
Read our favorite quotes from this month's top posts.
A cutting-edge collaboration blends art and science.
Caroline Casey '16 was selected in the third round of the National Women's Soccer League draft on Jan. 15.
Gender and love in the Muslim world is at the heart of Associate Professor Gul Ozyegin's latest books.
Seventh-generation farmer and best-selling author Forrest Pritchard '96 discusses sustainable farming
W&M students celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
Tribe forward Alexandra Masaquel '17 talks naps, life in Hawaii and her hopes for the season.
Suzette Kimball '73 becomes the second William & Mary alumna to lead a major federal science agency.
The Center for American Progress announced last month that President Emeritus Paul R. Verkuil '61 will join the organization as a Senior Fellow. His work will focus on how to increase the government's effectiveness, including developing new ideas on how to reform the federal civil service and improve the regulatory process.
A new universe of information overload and changing disciplines is coming ? and William & Mary has a plan.
Geology professor Chuck Bailey's ’89 work has taken him and his students to far away places like Oman, as well as sites around Virginia.
Kaylee Gum, a third-year student at William & Mary Law School, outlined her experience receiving financial support for her summer 2014 internship with USAID in Iraq.
See how the William & Mary community is honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
W&M physicists can take shifts monitoring a particle physics experiment from the comfort of Small Hall.
Learn about 2016 trip opportunities with the Alumni Journeys program.
Take a look at William & Mary alumni making headlines.
Curtis Pride '90 discusses William & Mary, his time as a professional athlete and his new role with Major League Baseball.
United State's women's national team coach Jill Ellis was awarded the Women's FIFA World Coach of the Year in Zurich on Monday.
2015 was a memorable year for William & Mary. See what's in store for 2016.
Jay Cardiello '99 stars in ABC's new show "My Diet is Better Than Yours," where diets compete for the best results.
Darren Dixon '08 has been counted among the top 30 people under 30 for finance by Forbes Magazine.
To help kick off Family Weekend and the Tribe's first home football game of the season, Sue ’76 and John ’75 Gerdelman have made a $4 million commitment to William & Mary, a large portion of which will support Tribe Athletics.
Renovated largely through the support of private donors, Swem's new media center boasts a media lab, two classrooms with display technologies, a screening room, collaboration lab and eight studios.
William & Mary's Class of 1965 broke the record for the largest 50th reunion gift in the university's history.
William & Mary has logged an unusual "clean sweep" in a prestigious national scholarship program, with all four of the university's nominees winning Goldwater Scholarships.