The University of Mary Washington graduated 1,234 students in commencement ceremonies Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, 2019.
Terrie L. Suit MBA ’16, chief executive officer for the Virginia Realtors and a former member of the Virginia House of Delegates, gave the graduate address Friday evening. Anabeth Guthrie ’97,
chief of communications for the National Gallery of Art, addressed undergraduates on Saturday.
For the first time in UMW history, four graduates received the Colgate W. Darden Jr. Award, presented to honor students with the highest grade-point average in the four-year undergraduate program. Darden Award recipients were Sophia Josephine Lamp, Emily Lynn MacIndoe, Hollis E. Pultz, and Lauren Marie Van Nostrand. All four finished with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Three longtime faculty members were awarded emeritus status:
Julie A. Hodge, associate professor emerita of theatre, taught costume design, scene painting, and more at Mary Washington for 23 years.
Louis A. Martinette, associate professor emeritus of business, had taught marketing, business strategy, and leadership at the university since 2004.
And Raymond B. Scott, professor emeritus of chemistry, had served the university since 1984, not only in the classroom but as a founder and former director of the Summer Science Institute and director of the UMW Eagle Pipe Band.
Emeritus status is bestowed on faculty and administrators who have served Mary Washington for at least 15 years and who have attained the rank of professor or associate professor or the administrative equivalent.