Impact

Design for W&M’s memorial to the enslaved unveiled

A finalized design concept for the Memorial to the African Americans Enslaved by William & Mary was presented to the Board of Visitors. Fundraising targets for the project have been met, with more than $1 million raised in private gifts, which will be matched by the Board of Visitors.

DC Summer Institutes ‘opened a world for me’

When COVID-19 reduced internship opportunities for William & Mary's DC Summer Institutes participants, program leaders reached out to the Washington Center's alumni network to help find placements for students.

Alumni Engagement Stronger than Ever

Expanded programming and resources helped alumni forge new connections with each other and alma mater throughout the For the Bold campaign.

Lighting the Way

University Advancement Vice President Matthew T. Lambert '99 reflects on how the For the Bold campaign reshaped the experience of W&M students, faculty and alumni for all time coming.

Tech Support

The Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation played a pivotal role in supporting William & Mary's shift to remote classes this spring. Now, the challenge is to move from short-term triage to longer-term thinking and planning.

Experiential Learning Across the Globe

The Global Research Institute’s Summer Fellows Program sends dozens of students around the globe each year to work with William & Mary faculty and local NGOs to solve real-world problems.

Data Feast Debuts

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.

Bell Society Stories: Sophia Perrotti ’16

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.

Legacy Gift Features Women Artists, Picasso, Matisse

Works by Picasso, Matisse, Dorothea Tanning and Lisette Model are among 100 pieces of art in a collection that pioneering women's health rights attorney Sybil Shainwald '48, LL.D. '19 is donating in a legacy gift to the Muscarelle Museum of Art at William & Mary.

Bell Society Stories: Sara Strehle Duke ’06

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.

Help and Hope for Virginia’s Small Businesses

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.

Counseling programs help those in need, on and off campus

S. Stuart Flanagan, a professor emeritus who taught mathematics education at William & Mary for almost three decades, is continuing his family's legacy of helping others through a new $2 million gift to the School of Education.

Resilience and Kindness

In recent weeks, I have witnessed an outpouring of care from every corner of our far-flung W&M family. So many have reached out to ask: What can I do? As we continue to chart a path forward together, I feel honored to be part of this community.

A Helping Hand

Emergency funds support W&M students and faculty during the COVID-19 outbreak

Powerful Lessons in Global Development

As a research lab of the university’s Global Research Institute, AidData facilitates innovative research projects that bring students and faculty together to solve global problems.

Alumni House Construction Update, March 2020

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.

What do you want your story to be?

All of the people we celebrated over Charter Day weekend have a unique story to share. They each exemplify excellence in a different way.

A Survivor’s Story

Fabian visited William & Mary for a series of talks earlier in February, made possible by donors who have contributed to the Arts & Sciences Annual Fund, Department of English, Reves Center and Judaic Studies Program.

At Charter Day, a Glimpse of a Bold Future

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.

Investing in W&M’s future

Pamela Jordan Penny ’77, HON J.D. ’16 and James D. Penny J.D. ’83 are paying it forward via their estate plans.

Making a HEART-felt impact

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.

Estes’ endowment affords opportunity

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.

Institute for Integrative Conservation to be established at William & Mary with $19.3 million For the Bold gift

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.

Together we rise

Over the last year I’ve had the chance to reflect on the importance of family. When I say family, I don’t just mean the traditional sense of family. I mean those in our lives who lift us as we climb, who help us overcome hardships and who remain a meaningful part of our journey — no matter where life takes us.

Professor Heller and Dean Shealy: New chapters

With nearly 70 years of service combined, Faye Shealy, associate dean for admission, and Jim Heller, director of The Wolf Law Library, announced their retirements upon completion of the 2018–19 academic year.

Serving those who serve

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.

Building knowledge through innovation: A new vision for William & Mary libraries

As technology continues to change the world at ever-increasing rates, some of the university’s most innovative transitions are happening in the William & Mary Libraries. Cherished for decades as a cornerstone of our thriving university community, the library’s unwavering focus on linking people with ideas continues to evolve in dynamic, forward-looking ways.

Giving Tuesday: Your gift helps others give

Days like Giving Tuesday, which is Dec. 3 this year, remind us of the amazing power of philanthropy, and how even small gifts can make a huge difference, not only in the lives of the recipients but also in the many lives that person goes on to touch.

Bold stories from the 2019 Scholarships Luncheon

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.

An artist’s gift

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.

Roaring Forward

It’s hard to believe that summer break is about to come to a close — although the blistering heat in the ’Burg remains — and the new academic year will begin in a little over a week. There’s so much to look forward to in our final year of the For the Bold campaign and there are countless opportunities to make an impact on the university and all its students, faculty and alumni in the next 10 months.

UiPath gives more than $4 million in “robots” to undergraduate students at William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business

William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business will provide automation software to 400 incoming students this fall, thanks to a generous commitment of more than $4 million in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology from UiPath. This partnership gives the Mason School the distinction of being the first business school in the country to give a UiPath "robot" to every student.

The Kohlhagens: A W&M love story

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.

W&M wellness at forefront

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.

A wedding gift that keeps on giving

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 celebrates For the Bold in London

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.

Moving forward boldly

Create a life you can be proud of. I live by this mantra every single day. For me, this means carving out time creating new memories with my growing family, volunteering and giving back to William & Mary — the place that shaped who I am today.

Far-reaching impact: Private support of the A&S Annual Fund turns ideas into action at William & Mary

Since the start of the For the Bold campaign, $1 million has been raised through the Arts & Sciences Annual Fund. The fund is classified as unrestricted funding. This type of funding gives the leadership within Arts & Sciences the flexibility to meet the most pressing needs of William & Mary and to invest strategically in innovative initiatives. It also enables the university to deliver a distinct educational experience that inspires creativity, flexibility and forward thinking.

Plumeri Awards Honor Excellence

The Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence are back, and they are more competitive than ever before.

A Continued Promise: Generous gift will expand reach of 1693 Scholars Program

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.

Investing in the future: Four inspiring stories from Charter Day

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.

Pride points and participation

After a momentous Charter Day weekend — which included the inauguration of President Rowe, the re-investiture of Chancellor Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 and a celebration of 326 years of William & Mary history — we are ready to move forward with renewed enthusiasm.

Accepting the Challenge to Give: Q&A with Aili Espigh ’17

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.

Turning to help

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.

AidData's BenYishay discusses impact of $1.1M award from the Cloudera Foundation to support their GeoQuery program

Ariel BenYishay, AidData’s (aiddata.org) chief economist and associate professor of economics, shares his thoughts on the Cloudera Foundation’s award. AidData is a research lab located within William & Mary’s Global Research Institute. BenYishay reflects on how this new partnership will help advance the work AidData has been pioneering for over a decade.

Professor tackles Facebook

Over the last several years, Facebook has been a lightening rod for controversy, as scholars and pundits alike debate the social media platform’s impact on civil discourse, both in the United States and beyond. With a new $50,000 grant from Facebook, Associate Professor of Government Jaime Settle and her students hope to determine how users process political information encountered there and why they engage with different types of content, including fake news.

Letters of gratitude: Jeffrey and Lynn Winter created the Ethan S. Winter Biology Opportunity Fund to honor their son

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.

Cloudera Foundation awards more than US$1.7M to help AidData and Terre des hommes use data to address pressing global challenges

The Cloudera Foundation was created in 2017 because its founders believe that the responsible use of data is a powerful tool to make progress on the world’s most challenging problems. They set up the Cloudera Foundation to make it easier for organizations globally to use data to address social and environmental problems.

W&M hosts Iron Chef star

On December 3, lunchtime in Sadler Center’s Center Court was no ordinary affair. Students lined up 30-deep at select stations while the smells of Asian cuisine filled the air. Holding court at the steamy ramen counter was celebrity chef Katsuya Fukushima, who was featured on Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” and “Iron Chef.” In addition to the vegetable ramen noodles, Fukushima designed two other plates for William & Mary students, a smashed Waygu burger with seaweed and a roasted cauliflower dish presented in sculptural parchment.

Shenkman Jewish Center opens to public

At the corner of Jamestown Road and Cary Street, the Jewish community at William & Mary now has a dedicated home. The Shenkman Jewish Center opened its doors to the public the morning of Wednesday Nov. 14, only nine months after its groundbreaking ceremony in February of this year.

Breaking Ground, Making History: Thanks to private donations, work begins on the Tribe Field Hockey Center

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.

William & Mary Law School celebrates generosity of Class of 1983

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.

Campaign Chair: Top 10 reasons 2018 was a big year

It’s that time of year again — students are busy studying for exams, holiday festivities are filling our calendars and family and friends are gathering together to celebrate and give thanks. 

Giving back on Giving Tuesday

Now that Thanksgiving is over and you can look beyond leftovers, travel plans and doorbuster sales, remember to keep William & Mary in mind on Giving Tuesday.

The tale of two Pennies

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.

Leading the Way

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.

Inspiring Storytelling: Scholarships Luncheon 2018

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.

Groundbreaking Generosity: Gifts fund the $2.4M Tribe Field Hockey Center

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.

Impact on display

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.

A gift to remember Sara

Sara Nance, who passed away July 4, 1998 from cystic fibrosis, never got the chance to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer — but her parents, Judy P. Nance ’69 and Peter Nance ’66, are making that dream possible for others by funding the Sara E. Nance Professorship of English in her memory.

Shark Tank takes a bite out of Homecoming

On Oct. 19, the sharks are coming to William & Mary. For the first time ever, W&M’s Global Research Institute (formerly known as the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations) will host its annual Shark Tank competition during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend.

In her own words: LatinX founder Jessica Chilin-Hernandez '12

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.

Wellness center provides education, support from multiple angles

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.

William & Mary’s Business School to Launch Center for Online Learning

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.

Campaign chair: Onward and upward

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. 

A Camp Launch first

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.

A legacy of generosity

For years, Cory English’s journey to William & Mary was purely professional. It wasn’t until the tragic loss of his beloved wife that he returned on a personal mission.

A new way of thinking

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.

Looking Forward: A Q&A with President Katherine A. Rowe

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.

William & Mary surpasses $800M mark in its $1B For the Bold campaign

With two years remaining in William & Mary’s For the Bold campaign, the university has now passed the $800 million mark and is nearing its $1 billion goal. As the No. 1 nationally ranked public university for undergraduate alumni participation, William & Mary has positioned itself as a leading university in philanthropic giving and engagement growth.

W&M alumna makes $1.5 million gift in honor of President Katherine Rowe

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.

A Decade of Leadership: Reflections on W&M's 27th president

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.

Gifts totaling more than $4.7 million honor William & Mary’s 27th president

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.

Professor Jeffrey Bellin Receives McGlothlin Award for Exceptional Teaching

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.

A Decade of Leadership: Reflections on W&M's 27th president

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.

William & Mary celebrates For the Bold in Chicago

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.

Ready, set, teach: Reducing teacher turnover in Richmond

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.

Class of 1968 makes William & Mary history

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.

Commencement, alumni participation and 100 years of women

Students might be on summer break but For the Bold continues to build momentum. Soon fiscal year 2018 will end and we need everyone's support to make it a remarkable one.

Helping law students afford opportunity

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.

For the Bold campaign heads to the heartland

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.

Economics majors to see boost in scholarship support

This past Charter Day, Shriver committed to establish the Mark O. Shriver IV Economics Scholarship Endowment, which will provide scholarship support for undergraduate students at the university, with a preference for economics majors.

Class Ambassadors hone their skills at academy

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.

Queen of the milkweed

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.

Q&A with Hodan Seger '18

This month we spoke with Hodan Seger '18 about her undergraduate experience and why she supports W&M.

Home Sweet Home: Alumni House to expand significantly

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.

Dalton Bennett ’10 wins Pulitzer Prize

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.

A Decade of Leadership: Reflections on W&M's 27th president

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.

2018 Plumeri Award recipients announced

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.

Traditions Weekend 2018

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.

All in the Family

"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.

Volunteer Week 2018

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 breaks all One Tribe One Day records with 12,770 donors

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.

Couple gives $1 million scholarships gift to encourage the great legal minds of tomorrow

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.

One Tribe One Day 2018

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.

W&M alumna becomes first woman to direct National Air and Space Museum

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.

Q&A with Ashley Pinney '08

This month we spoke with Ashley Pinney '08 and she shares her fondest memories from W&M and describes her relationship with the Tribe.

A Decade of Leadership: Reflections on W&M's 27th president

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.

Shopping around

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.

William & Mary Celebrates For the Bold in Richmond

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.

All Aboard! Society of 1918 Celebrates First Event

"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."

Another day at the breach

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.

More events honor 50 years of black students at W&M

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.

Spring Impact Week

Students for University Advancement (SUA) is gearing up for spring Impact Week, (March 12 – 16).

Q&A with Yohance Whitaker ’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.

For the Win: A Q&A with Paul Rowley '17, J.D. '20

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 announces Katherine Rowe as 28th president

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 announces Katherine Rowe as 28th President

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.

Celebrating Charter Day, Tradition and For the Bold

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.

William & Mary breaks ground on Shenkman Jewish Center

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.

Affording Opportunity: A story of survival and the power of scholarships

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.

Research is a team effort

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.

A New Society Formed for W&M Women, by W&M Women

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.

Musical activism earns Gilliard '18 Monroe Prize

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.

Young Alumni Leading the Charge

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.

A Decade of Leadership: Reflections on W&M's 27th president

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.

William & Mary Matters

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.

All the Past We Leave Behind: W&M Women in Computer Science

From October 4-6, about 18,000 women packed into 2.1 million square feet of the glass and steel monstrosity of the Orange County Convention Center on the outskirts of Orlando, Fla. Six of those young women traveled to the Florida Panhandle from William & Mary eager to network, job hunt and socialize with women in the computer science and big data fields. They were able to do so, thanks in large part to private support.

All the Past We Leave Behind: W&M Women in Computer Science

From October 4-6, about 18,000 women packed into 2.1 million square feet of the glass and steel monstrosity of the Orange County Convention Center on the outskirts of Orlando, Fla. Six of those young women traveled to the Florida Panhandle from William & Mary eager to network, job hunt and socialize with women in the computer science and big data fields. They were able to do so, thanks in large part to private support.

William & Mary Healthy Beginnings Program receives March of Dimes grant

The William & Mary Healthy Beginnings Program received a $10,000 grant from the March of Dimes as part of an effort to help incarcerated women receive vital prenatal care. Since the start of the program in 2012, more than 380 pregnant women in Virginia correctional facilities have been helped.

William & Mary Healthy Beginnings Program receives March of Dimes grant

The William & Mary Healthy Beginnings Program received a $10,000 grant from the March of Dimes as part of an effort to help incarcerated women receive vital prenatal care. Since the start of the program in 2012, more than 380 pregnant women in Virginia correctional facilities have been helped.

Sharing the Light: 2017 For the Bold Highlights

It has been a remarkable fundraising year for William & Mary. The university continues its strong trek forward with two and a half years remaining until For the Bold concludes.

Hallie Hovey-Murray J.D. '19 doesn't let autism slow her down

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.

Educating the Leaders of Tomorrow

Dr. Stuart Flanagan, faculty emeritus, believes education can improve both individual lives and society at large. It's this belief that led him to endow four scholarships for students at the William & Mary School of Education: The S. Stuart Flanagan Family Scholarship, Graduate Fellowship, and Mathematics Scholarship; and the New Horizons Family Counseling Center Scholarship.

On the front lines of the accounting profession with the MAcc program's D.C. Financial Markets Trek

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 garners top spot in study abroad among public universities

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).

Giving Tuesday

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.

What Does “Tribe Pride” Mean to You?

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.”

Hixon family gives $1.8 million to fund international scholarships

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.

Giving thanks. Celebrating impact. Sharing the light.

In a stirring speech earlier this year, Judge John Charles Thomas said to William & Mary students, “We have great hopes on this first day of the academic year for what you will become, but it’s not just for you. It’s because what we’re trying to do is ignite within you the burning desire to learn and to keep learning, to push for fairness and justice and equity and then to share the light that is within you.”

W&M West — James Monroe's Highland

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.

Soledad O'Brien meets with students as W&M's Hunter Andrews Fellow

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.

Between two worlds

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.

Forging national security leadership in the 21st century

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.

Tribefunding begins today

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.

Will Smith '14 discusses the power of scholarships, impact of W&M on his life

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.

Honoring Those Who Paved the Way

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.

Achieving the American Dream: A Powerful Story about Giving

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.

Coming home, year after year

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.

Impact Week: Making an impact on the lives of others

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.

Impact Week: Highlighting the importance of giving

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.

Impact Week: The little things count

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.

What is Impact Week?

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.

Impact Week: Small donations equal big change

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.

William & Mary celebrates For the Bold in Atlanta

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.

Family Weekend 2017

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.

W&M ranks among the nation's best

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.

W&M kicks off 50th commemoration with mural unveiling

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.

Thomas to new students: 'Get some light and share it'

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.

W&M alumna reflects on fellow trailblazer

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.

Ethnomusicologist returns to Indonesia for new research on Islamic music

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.

Shark Tank Rewards Entrepreneurial Solutions to Real World Problems

The dazzling set, cameras, dramatic lighting and air of expectation were comparable to its television namesake, but the Third Annual Shark Tank hosted by The Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations (ITPIR) in Commonwealth Auditorium on August 3rd, gave the concept a uniquely W&M spin.

Helping young people with diverse needs find their next move

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.

Shark Tank Competition Slated for Aug. 3

William & Mary's Institute for the Theory & Practice of International Relations will host the Student Research Shark Tank Competition on Aug. 3.

Class of 1967 Celebrates 50 Years with Generous Gift

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.

Message from the Campaign Chair - July 2017

The year ahead will provide wonderful opportunities for alumni, students, faculty, parents and friends to be part of our extraordinary legacy and mission.

Muscarelle Museum of Art chief curator identifies Cezanne painting

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.

Hundreds Gather for Alumni Admission Weekend

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.

HWA 25th Anniversary

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.

Shenkman Jewish Center to be constructed for William & Mary students

The William & Mary Real Estate Foundation and Hillel at William & Mary are pleased to announce the planned construction of a new facility that will serve as a gathering place for Jewish students to participate in a variety of cultural, spiritual, social and educational activities and programming.

In giftedness, is there more darkness?

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 celebrates 50th anniversary of MBA program

The largest alumni gathering in the business school's history, attendees from eight countries and 40 states came together to reconnect with the people and place they hold dear.

Six join the ranks of honorary alumni

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.

2017 W&M Graduation Series: Morgan Sehdev

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.

2017 W&M Graduation Series: Susanna Simmons

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.

2017 W&M Graduation Series: Hannah Mawyer

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.

2017 W&M Graduation Series: Dylan Campbell

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.

2017 W&M Graduation Series: Christine Fulgham

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.

2017 W&M Graduation Series: Lyndah Lovell

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.

2017 W&M Graduation Series: Isaiah Simmons

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.

2017 W&M Graduation Series: Abigail Barnes

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.

2017 W&M Graduation Series: Eboni Brown

Eboni Brown '17 is one of several William & Mary seniors who will be featured in a scholarships series leading up to Commencement.

William & Mary Alumna Believes in Impact of Giving Back

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.

Tech turns bots into bay keepers

Recent damage to the west coast seafood industry from a massive bloom of Pseudo-nitzschia, another toxic HAB organism, serves as a cautionary tale for Virginia and its seafood and aquaculture industries.

Private support funds teaching of democratic change in Russia

Associate Professor of Russian Sasha Prokhorov and Cindy Centeno ’16, a multi-media specialist at Swem Library, will travel to St. Petersburg, Russia this summer to help W&M students incorporate visual storytelling in their research projects.

Johnsens put focus on Eastern Shore

VIMS Foundation President Steve Johnsen and wife Barbara made a gift to the Dean and Director's Fund for the Eastern Shore, which made possible the purchase of a new research vessel for VIMS' Eastern Shore Lab.

Illuminating royalty: W&M Libraries partner on Georgian Papers Programme

In spring 2015, William & Mary and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture partnered with the Royal Archives and King's College London on the Georgian Papers Programme (GPP). The GPP is a five-year project to make available online the historic manuscripts relating to the Georgian monarchy, by the year 2020.

William & Mary celebrates For the Bold in Washington, D.C.

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.

Straight from an alumnus: How William & Mary prepared me

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.

Anne Shumadine '83 awarded prestigious Clarke Medallion

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.

W&M law student wins trip to Grammys

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.

Millington memories

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).

W&M's silk spider research makes headlines

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.

Alumnus plays it forward with gift of cello

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.

William & Mary Law School dedicates Hixon Center

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.

The Cabell Challenge: Update and Impact

Recent gifts given through the $1.5 million Cabell Challenge are already helping William & Mary students and faculty conduct innovative research.

A heart for those in need

"To think that William & Mary was able to meet me the full way — not half, not one-fourth of the way but the whole way — was a blessing I never counted on."

For the win

The Tribe remembers Russ Brown '74.

Brewing philanthropy

Two William & Mary students launched the Do Good Trading Company to help tackle issues of clean drinking water.

End of Year Giving

Thank you for including William & Mary as you plan your end-of-year giving. A gift to William & Mary invigorates the university's legacy of teaching excellence, propels groundbreaking research and advances a strong community of diverse perspectives.

Tribe scholars win big in 2016

A look back at the William & Mary students awarded national and international scholarships and fellowships in 2016.

William & Mary building toward a bright future

William & Mary's campus got a new look this year in renovation and building projects that updated facilities for 21st century learning and expanded the university's capabilities.

Giving Tuesday 2016

Giving Tuesday is a national movement dedicated to promoting philanthropy and the powerful benefits it brings to our favorite causes. Now, more than ever, we need your support to ensure William & Mary can advance its mission.

$1 million given to William & Mary Law School for new atrium

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.

Green and bold

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.

Alumni Association names service awards in honor of Douglas N. Morton '62

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.

Road to 40 Percent

David T. Croall ’77, chair of the Annual Giving Board of Directors, discusses the importance of the university achieving 40 percent undergraduate alumni participation.

Being bold

W&M sets a new fundraising record and cements No. 1 alumni participation ranking.

Ciara Cifers '20 named Beales Scholar

Ciara Cifers '20 is the recipient of the Harriett Pittard Beales Scholarship at William & Mary for the academic year 2016-2017.

Family Ties

Parent and Family Council creates new Tribe connections.

Share In Our Extraordinary Moments

Throughout the 324 years of William & Mary history, we've amassed a lot of extraordinary moments. Follow along in your inbox and social media feeds — you never know what you might learn!

W&M announces 2016 Plumeri Award recipients

From a globally recognized leader in international criminal law and a leading linguistic scholar to a widely published neuroscientist, the 2016 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence will be bestowed to 20 talented and visionary professors across William & Mary's campus

W&M makes history on One Tribe One day

The university's official day of giving back and paying it forward — One Tribe One Day — was a smashing success, with 10,358 members of the Tribe making a gift, bringing in nearly $2.2 million in a single day.

Amphitheatre, wellness center named for alumni

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.

Private-public synergy supports web portal for coastal resiliency

William & Mary Law School and William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) are collaborating on a new website that will provide key information to support local, regional and state efforts to adapt to sea-level rise, thanks to a $1.2 million grant from blue moon fund.

W&M Announces Transformative Gifts to Women's Soccer/Men's Tennis

A pair of former William & Mary student-athletes, Jennifer (Tepper) '91 and Scott '91 Mackesy, have recently committed the resources to endow the head coaching positions of both the women's soccer and men's tennis and ensure future generations of Tribe student-athletes will enjoy the same experience they shared on campus.

Changing Lives

A major gift from a devoted alumna will benefit W&M's top students

$1 million gift expands Muscarelle with new American art gallery

William & Mary's Muscarelle Museum of Art will soon be expanding and adding a new gallery for American art, thanks to a $1 million commitment made by Patty ’62 and Carroll ’62 Owens through the Owens Foundation.

Geology Rocks

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.

The Rule of Law

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.

W&M and VCU collaborate on Healthy Beginnings Program

William & Mary is the recipient of a nearly $50,000 grant from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation to support the Healthy Beginnings project. The university will be collaborating with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), which also received funding on the project.

W&M receives $1.5M for Integrative Wellness Center

William & Mary will continue to strengthen efforts supporting the health and wellbeing of students across campus with a $1.5 million gift for the new Integrative Wellness Center.

W&M leaders give campaign gifts supporting scholarships and professorships

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.

Parents of W&M student support scholarships with $1M commitment

Parents of a William & Mary student are supporting scholarships with a $1 million commitment to help ensure that students with exceptional ability have the means to attend the university. The commitment comes from Jody Forsyth and Wilma Quan-Forsyth of Calgary, Canada, parents of Samantha ’15 who is currently studying at the William & Mary Law School.

W&M alumna leaves Swem Library largest gift in its history

William & Mary's Swem Library has received a nearly $2 million commitment from the late Frances Lightfoot Robb ’48 - the largest single gift in its history - to meet the most pressing needs of the library.

Museum's namesakes make giving a family affair

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.

John and Sue Gerdelman: Tribe Pride personified

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.

Law School enjoys another year of record-breaking private giving

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.

William & Mary surpasses previous fundraising records

William & Mary raised a record-breaking $105.8 million in a single fiscal year and now has the highest percentage of undergraduate alumni from a top-ranked public university giving back to their alma mater - 27.1 percent or more than 16,800 alumni.