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Accolades for UMW

UMW an Overall Best College Factual, a leading source for helping students find the schools that are the best fit for them, places Mary Washington among the top 10 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities on its “Best for the Money Without Aid” list and in the top 15 percent on its “Overall Best” list of higher education institutions in the Southeast region. A Great Choice for Nurses The independent online guide Top RN to BSN, which identifies the best higher education and career options for current and prospective nurses, lauds Mary Washington’s nursing degree-completion program for quality, affordability, and job-market reputation. The recognition “tells students that they can trust UMW’s program to provide not only an education but an entry to a rewarding career,” said Top RN to BSN Media Manager Gail Harris. One of the Nation’s Best Colleges of Distinction, a resource for students, parents, and guidance counselors, has recognized Mary Washington among the … [Read more...]

Amphitheater Gets Preservation Award

The newly renovated Heslep Amphitheatre has earned UMW the highest accolade bestowed by Historic Fredericksburg Foundation Inc. HFFI’s E. Boyd Graves Award – named for a Mary Washington professor who was a founding member of the preservation organization – recognizes projects “deemed to contribute to the understanding, appreciation, and protection of the history of the Fredericksburg, Virginia, region.” Dating to Mary Washington’s earliest years, the amphitheater had fallen into disrepair by the 2000s. But three major donors and many other enthusiastic alumni contributed to make the renovation possible. The amphitheater is named for Donald B. and Josephine McPherson Heslep ’56, longtime supporters of UMW initiatives. Its Morris Stage was named for former May Queen Marceline “Marcy” Weatherly Morris and Elmer “Juney” Morris Jr., 1950 graduates. Robert S. Jr. and Alice Andrews Jepson ’64 were also major contributors. … [Read more...]

Debaters Beat Harvard

Dynamic debate duo Parker Coon ’19 and Gabriel Lewis ’19 outperformed top contenders at the 73rd National Debate Tournament in March. In the final policy debate tournament of their UMW careers, the pair bested the Harvard University team ranked second coming into the competition. … [Read more...]