Greetings, fellow alumni,
Stroll along Mary Washington’s beautiful Campus Walk, and you will feel the vibrant atmosphere “where great minds get to work.” I am excited by Mary Washington’s great accomplishments and ambitious plans for the future.
President Hurley, a favorite among students, faculty, and the Fredericksburg community, retains a vision for Mary Washington that is both grand and attainable. With Provost Jonathan Levin, an exceptional academic leader, at his side, the Honors Program is growing, several residence halls boast living-learning communities, and applications are up.
The Campus Center, scheduled to open in fall 2015 between Ball Circle and College Avenue, will be like a campus living room, with gathering areas, meeting rooms, a ballroom, and a dining hall. Its academic complement, the Information and Technology Convergence Center, will open this fall with 77,000 square feet packed with 21st-century technology.
In addition to innovation and creativity in the academic arena, extracurricular activities abound. In athletics, Mary Washington took seven conference championships and six second-place finishes, resulting in the 2013 Richard C. Cook All-Sports Award.
Mary Washington’s alumni are a significant part of its strength. We are a worldwide group of 38,000 people with strong liberal arts educations and dedicated professional, volunteer, and social involvement.
Reunion Weekend is a time to reconnect with fellow Mary Washington alumni. Traditionally, classes come back every five years, but alumni are welcome to return for Reunion Weekend any year. Activities range from Alumni College classes to an All-Class Party. Visit umw.edu and click “Alumni” for a schedule. Check out the improved alumni website and join the new “My MaryWash” online community.
As I conclude my presidency, I leave you with many thanks. I’m so proud of my alma mater, and I’m honored and gratified to have served as our Alumni Association president.
May your lives be filled with good health, good friends, and great happiness.
Patti Boise Kemp ’69
Alumni Association President