On Memorial Day evening, May 25, we toasted our graduating seniors in grand style at the annual Senior Night festivities. They were our guests at a cookout at the Liberty Hall Ruins, held under beautiful spring blue skies. After welcoming them to the ranks of the Alumni Association, they were treated to local bluegrass music […]
Thanks to hard work by many W&L staff and alumni volunteer leaders, Alumni Weekend 2015 was a resounding success. 650 alumni and a total of over 1,200 people returned to campus. Several days of nerve-wracking torrential rain eventually gave way to clear skies and we were fortunate to have decent weather, strong attendance, spirited events […]
Join us on Alumni Weekend as we honor the following Distinguished Alumni: William G. Broaddus Class of 1965 Bill Broaddus graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and was a member of Sigma Chi. He got his law degree from UVa and clerked for the Supreme Court of Virginia. He continued his career in local and […]
Alumni Weekend 2015 is open for registration! Alumni celebrating reunions this year come from each of the five year classes between 1965 and 2000. We have planned a weekend full of signature events, class-specific gatherings, and memory making. The Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association will take place at the Generals’ Assembly on Saturday morning, […]
This is a busy time for alumni chapters all across the country. Chances are good you'll find a President's Day event happening in your community as we take a moment and celebrate our alma mater's namesakes, George Washington and Robert E. Lee. More than 40 chapters have formally planned to gather in January, February and […]
Happy New Year! Alumni Affairs is busy working with many alumni chapters to coordinate 'Presidents' Day' events to commemorate the lasting contributions of George Washington ( birthday February 22) and Robert E. Lee ( birthday January 19). It is well worth repeating the short summary of what they did. In 1796, sitting U.S. President George […]
It has been a productive and busy year for Alumni Affairs and the Alumni Association. We issued Alumni 2020, our data- driven Strategic Plan, in April. The Alumni Board and the Alumni Affairs office are collaborating on the 74 deliverables in that report. We have set a clear course to strengthen the quality and variety […]
Our cherished senior alumni returned for the sixth annual Five Star Festival October 30-November 1. It was memorable in every positive way. President and Mrs. Ruscio hosted a gracious Lee House reception Thursday night, and the banquet following in Evans was very positive. We gave a hearty salute to Charlie Guthrie and legendary emeritus professor […]
The starting gun has been fired and we are off! Our first large alumni gathering on campus is Sept 18-21. The centerpiece is Young Alumni Weekend. Don't miss this lively celebration and the class reunions for 2004 and 2009.
In 2015, the University will commemorate the 150th anniversary of Robert E. Lee's taking the oath of office as president of Washington College, which occurred on Oct. 2, 1865.