Get the Picture

Give It Your Best Shot!

Edward Alvey Jr. and a group of students conferred over a globe in what was then Trinkle Library in this photo from 1963. “Dean Alvey,” as he was known by students and faculty, came to Mary Washington in 1934 to teach and serve as dean of education; he was named dean and professor emeritus in 1984. When he died in 1999, The Free Lance-Star wrote that he was a “guiding force” at Mary Washington. He is perhaps best known today for his History of Mary Washington College, 1908-1972. Can you help us identify the students with Dean Alvey? If you have any stories about the photo, we’d like to hear those, too. Go online to and click on “Get the Picture” to leave a comment. Or send an email with “Get the Picture” in the subject line to You may also write to: UMW Magazine – Get the Picture 1301 College Ave. Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5300 … [Read more...]

You Got It!

Cheryl Allen ’77 recognized herself as the woman on the right and recalled that the spoon-and-egg event was a part of Devil-Goat Day. We also heard from Cathy Harwood Lafferty ’77, Phyllis Quinn ’77, Leesa Wolfe Peery ’81, and Mary Ann Mayer ’83. Thanks to all who helped with this identification! … [Read more...]