From Your Alumni Board President

Greetings, Mary Washington is still the thriving academic and social community that we enjoyed as students. What can we do as alumni to ensure that this success continues? President Troy Paino met with university faculty and staff at the beginning of the semester, reminding them of the power of a liberal arts education to address our society’s issues and challenging them to examine their role in that effort. We alums have a role to play as well: Promoting our university and encouraging top students to apply; connecting with other alums at reunions and regional network events; hiring students as interns or employees; providing scholarships and endowments for students and faculty; nominating outstanding alumni for our annual awards; and supporting the Fund for Mary Washington to advance the Alumni Association’s efforts to provide benefits and events for all 40,000 of us. Please get involved in some way. We want to ensure that all alumni have a voice in the future of our alma … [Read more...]

Alumni Awards

Winners of the 2018 Alumni Awards were announced during Reunion Weekend, June 1-3. Ann Simpson Brackett ’69 earned the Distinguished Alumnus Award. After a career as an adjunct professor of statistics and research methodology at Northeastern University, and as an evaluator of national, state, and local educational programs and services for WestEd, Brackett retired in 2009. She then co-founded Women and Girls Thriving in Brookline, a collective impact program in Massachusetts that assists nearly 90 women and girls living in poverty. Gayle Weinberger Petro ’79 received the Frances Liebenow Armstrong ’36 Service Award for her enthusiastic work on behalf of alumni and current students. She has served on the Alumni Board for 10 years, is a member of the Heritage Society, and is the representative for the Jeannine Mary Pfeifle ’79 Memorial Scholarship. Petro has served on two reunion committees and has designated part of her estate to UMW for scholarship funds. Erik Johnston ’03 was … [Read more...]

Alumni Events

Alumni in Leesburg                       *** On the Road in Britain                       *** 1908 Society at Commencement     … [Read more...]

Scenes From Reunion Weekend

Alumni gathered on campus for Reunion Weekend, June 1 to 3, 2018. … [Read more...]