From Your Alumni Board President

Donna Sheehan Gladis ’68


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 mater. As you strengthen your relationship with our Mary Washington community, both you and UMW will benefit. We look forward to connecting with you, either on campus or in your area. We are better together!

Donna Sheehan Gladis ’68
President, Alumni Board

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