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

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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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News: In Full Swing

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Law students began a few weeks ago. Undergraduate classes begin this Thursday and already the Alumni Affairs Office is in full swing.

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News: Kickoff!

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Alumni are gearing up for a busy fall season locally and on campus.  Many alumni chapters are staging “Summer Send Off” events for  lucky new and returning W&L students. This happy custom in our larger chapters is another way by which the W&L family welcomes our new members. We are especially glad to have approximately […]

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News: The Race Continues

The Alumni Association and Alumni Affairs leadership team met on June 15 to take stock of the 14-15 year and plan this year. Here are some of our highlights: The Alumni Association held more than 275 chapter events and enlisted 500+ volunteers. 45 Alumni Chapters staged Presidents Day events, 18 with faculty guests, others with […]

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News: The Race Continues

The Alumni Association and Alumni Affairs leadership team met on June 15 to take stock of the 14-15 year and plan this year. Here are some of our highlights: The Alumni Association held more than 275 chapter events and enlisted 500+ volunteers. 45 Alumni Chapters staged Presidents Day events, 18 with faculty guests, others with […]

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News: Cheers, Class of 2015!

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 […]

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News: Alumni Weekend 2015 Recap

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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 […]

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