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.
Grace Andrews '09 Grace started her volunteer and causes experience at W&L as a Bonner Leader for AmeriCorps. She tutored and assisted in a “mainstreamed” classroom with special needs students. She was the Vice president/member of STOP, an anti-human trafficking student group. In 2007 she was awarded the Washington and Lee University Decade award which […]
Over Young Alumni Weekend 2014, which will be September 19-21, there are two multicultural events we want to highlight for you. The students in charge of planning these events are especially excited to welcome you back to campus that weekend! ******************************* The Student Association for Black Unity (SABU), the Pan-Asian Association for Cultural Exchange (PAACE) […]
Young Alumni Weekend, September 19-21, is rapidly approaching. Alumni from the classes of 2004-2014 will return to visit with friends, see the campus, and create new memories. The classes of 2004 (10th) and 2009 (5th) will celebrate milestone reunions and are expecting big turnouts! The Alumni Association Board and chapter leaders from across the country […]
In response to concerns raised by a group of law students about the climate for students of color at Washington and Lee, President Kenneth P. Ruscio issued two statements to the University community last month. Senior leadership has met with the students to discuss their concerns.
In our 2013 survey, several thousand alumni told us that they place a very high value on a vibrant local chapter. It is a very important driver of alumni engagement with W&L. Thus, supporting and developing strong alumni chapters is a top priority of the Alumni Board and the Alumni Affairs office. We are gratified […]