This past week, thousands of students, faculty, alumni, parents and friends gathered together to celebrate William & Mary’s 325th birthday. From the Charter Day festivities and Gold Rush basketball game (Go Tribe!) to the Alumni Medallion ceremony and so much more, we honored W&M traditions that bind our family together and hold a special place in our hearts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
William & Mary alumni working in the accounting industry came together for the second-annual Accounting Firms Competition.
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 continues its impressive streak in alumni giving as the No. 1 nationally ranked public university in the U.S. for undergraduate alumni participation.
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
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.
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 announced a $15 million gift from alumna Hunter J. Smith ’51 for the expansion and renovation of the nearly 170-year-old Alumni House.
The $5 million commitment will support aquaculture research and the planned expansion of the Alumni House.
William & Mary's annual giving day raises over $2.4 million.
Golden State skyline shined in green and gold
Six William & Mary alumni have been elected to the Board of Trustees of the College of William & Mary Foundation.
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.
Alumni, parents and friends gear up for a blockbuster day of giving back
This year marks 25 years of the Hulon Willis Association (HWA), William & Mary's African-American alumni organization
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 Gofuses don't take the gift of education for granted and have made it their mission to continually give back to others.
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
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.
Scholarships recipients thank donors during the Scholarship Luncheon over Homecoming Weekend
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This year's 50th Reunion gift breaks previous record
Parent and Family Council creates new Tribe connections.
Sam Phillips '14 on why she chooses to give back to William & Mary.
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.
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.
A major gift from a devoted alumna will benefit W&M's top students
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.
On the heels of the launch of For the Bold: The Campaign for William & Mary, the university is announcing that three of its most senior leaders - the chancellor, rector and president - have each made gifts. The contributions from Becky and Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98, Elaine and Todd Stottlemyer ’85 and Helen and Taylor Reveley will benefit scholarships and professorships.
William & Mary will continue to build on its legacy as the first university in the U.S. to teach and collect art, thanks to a $2.5 million commitment from Joe and Sharon Muscarelle to expand the Muscarelle Museum of Art.
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.
Generous alumni bring enhanced Zable Stadium closer to fruition
A record-breaking fundraising year in 2015: William & Mary Law School's alumni, students, and friends once again supported the School in record-breaking numbers during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2015.
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.