News: Prepare to Pitch


The 2016 W&L Entrepreneurship Summit Chuck Dodge W&L graduates with the audacity to start their own businesses bring a trove of fantastic ideas to the table. Having all resided on campus’s academic hill for four years, we expect this, not unmindful of the great ability and drive of our peers. But even as a small […]

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News: Alumni Chapters Keep University Connections Strong


L.A. chapter members tour the Getty Museum Washington and Lee’s Alumni Association works tirelessly to keep far-flung members of the university community informed and connected once they leave campus. While the association provides significant programs and communications for alumni, parents, students and friends, it is only through its vibrant and extensive chapter program that this […]

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News: Congrats to the Class of 2016!


On May 23 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 by Burr Datz '75 […]

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News: Alumni Weekend 2016 Storify


Alumni Weekend 2016 is over but we’ve all got photos and memories to remind us of the good times. Over 700 alumni and an additional 400+ guests returned for the festivities, including members from the classes of 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, and 2001 celebrating their reunions. Revisit the good times here. Save […]

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News: Speaking of Generally Speaking


Some days the Speaking Tradition seems to be on life support. The next day, more people are speaking or at least nodding. It seems to come and go. Should we be concerned? Why not realize that things change and move on? Is it just a relic of days gone by? Why should speaking matter to […]

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News: Congratulations to our 2016 Distinguished Alumni!


We are pleased to announce the 2016 winners of the Distinguished Alumni Awards. The awards will be handed out at Generals Assembly over Alumni Weekend, Saturday, April 30 in Lee Chapel.  James D. Humphries III ’66, ’69L J. D. Humphries graduated with a B.S. in commerce and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta. He attended […]

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News: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Alumni Affairs has been busy working with 35 alumni chapters to stage Presidents' Day events to commemorate the lasting contributions of George Washington (February 22 birthday) and Robert E. Lee (January 19 birthday). In 1796, Liberty Hall Academy, which had been founded in 1749 as Augusta Academy, was struggling when U.S. President […]

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News: Closing the Book on 2015


As we prepare to close the book on 2015, we send Season’s Greetings and give thanks for the marvelous alumni of W&L. Your Association had a good year, with these highlights:

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News: Welcome Generals, Near and Far

"Welcome to the City" is a phrase that carries a double meaning to many of our alumni chapters. Coast-to-coast, 13 of our chapters (up from seven last year) staged a Welcome to the City event this fall. These events, part of the young alumni engagement plan, are specifically designed to introduce our youngest alumni to […]

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News: 150th Anniversary Celebration of Lee's Presidency Continues This Fall

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As the academic year gets underway, we look forward to a number of exciting events commemorating the 150th anniversary of Robert E. Lee's taking of the oath of office as president of Washington College, which occurred on Oct. 2, 1865.

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