Dear Editor,

I enjoyed the article in the summer 2012 UMW Magazine that focused on the many accomplishments of Charles Girard ’12. I had the privilege of mentoring Charles during his four years at UMW, during which time he received a Dorsey Scholarship, which offers support to select students from diverse backgrounds. Charles personified service, and he was instrumental in helping define the parameters of this leadership program, established through a gift by Paul and Mary Ann Dorsey Judy ’58.

This year’s Dorsey Scholars miss Charles, as many of us at UMW do, and we all wish him the best in his new endeavors!


Venitta McCall

UMW Professor of Education