Give It Your Best Shot

Get-the-PicYou can almost smell the culinary goodness wafting from this photo taken in 1944, presumably in one of two large food laboratories built on the ground floor of Chandler Hall just six years before.

Mary Washington’s home economics major would survive another two decades and several proposals for discontinuation. At an April 1964 meeting, the faculty finally voted, 77 to 60, with one abstention, to eliminate it. The Board of Visitors made it official the following June, and after 1968, Mary Washington ceased conferring the degree of bachelor of science in home economics.

We’d like to learn the names of these cheerful pie-baking students. If you can help us identify any of them, please leave a comment below.


You Got It!

ID: Timothy M. McKissock ’90 Thanks to: Nicole LaPorte Parker ’91 and Sharon Dean Peck ’90

ID: Timothy M. McKissock ’90
Thanks to: Nicole LaPorte Parker ’91
and Sharon Dean Peck ’90

In the last issue, we asked for help identifying a young man strolling along Campus Walk in the snow.

Maybe it was the wintry weather that caught the eye of Nicole LaPorte Parker ’91 of Grimsby, Canada. She’d
been watching hockey on TV and reading UMW Magazine when she noticed a familiar face.

“Pretty sure his first name is Tim/Timothy,” she wrote in an email. “Can’t wait to read the next issue to see if I’m

That very same December day, Sharon Dean Peck ’90 posted this comment to the magazine website: “Timothy
McKissock? Maybe?”

So we pulled out the yearbooks and found him – Timothy M. McKissock ’90. The political science major, who met wife of 20 years Mary Hunter McKissock ’89 at Mary Washington, is now an attorney in South Carolina. He was busy with clients at a Phoenix golf tournament when we tracked him down, but he confirmed that he is the preppy student in the photo and reflected on the “magical winter snowfalls” that brought students together, making memories to cherish.

Thanks, Nicole and Sharon – and Tim. Great teamwork!