Class Notes

These are the unedited class notes as submitted by class agents and other alumni. Edited notes appear in the print edition.

If you prefer to submit Class Notes by mail, send to:

UMW Magazine – Class Notes
1301 College Ave.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401




There are no Class Notes from the 1930s, but several classes have scholarship recipients.

Shaun McBride ’23 received the Edward Alvey Jr. Scholarship endowed by the Class of 1936.

Recipients of the Nina G. Bushell Scholarship from the Class of 1937 are Jonni Hower ’20, Gwen Fiorillo ’21, Kayleigh Rice ’21, and Harper Cowan ’22.

Veronica Daszkilewicz ’23 received the Eileen Kramer Dodd Alumni Scholarship from the Class of 1939.


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Recipients of the Oscar H. Darter Scholarship in History endowed by the Class of 1940 are Emily Johnson ’21 and Sarah Pietrowski ’20.


Recipients of the Mildred McMurtry Bolling Memorial Scholarship endowed by the Class of 1941 are Osahor Aghayere ’22 and Noell Evans ’21. 


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Cindy Ly ’22 received the Class of 1942 Scholarship in Business Administration in memory of James Harvey Dodd. 


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Lauren Quinn ’22 received the Class of 1943 Scholarship in memory of Levin J. Houston III. 


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We were saddened to learn of the Nov. 5, 2020, death of longtime class agent Phyllis Quimby Anderson. A son let us know of his family’s loss and shared her obituary, which we excerpt here. 

After her Mary Washington graduation, 20-year-old Phyllis began teaching elementary school in New Jersey. Once she married Hank Anderson and began her family, Phyllis turned her attention to family and community life. She cheered on her nine children in all their endeavors. 

A music lover, Phyllis played baritone horn and sang with various groups and choirs throughout her life. She and Hank retired to Westminster, Vermont, where they founded their church’s handbell choir. 

A volunteer for Meals on Wheels since 1988, Phyllis accompanied one of her sons on his Meals on Wheels delivery route as recently as two weeks before her death. 

Phyllis lost Hank in 2011 and lost a daughter in 2014. Survivors include her other eight children, 10 grandchildren, and 13 grandchildren. 

Recipients of the Class of 1944 Memorial Scholarship are Bernadette D’Auria ’22, Kaitlyn Mackewicz ’23, Neonya Garner ’24, and Cassie Howe ’24.


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Jenna Diehl ’24 received the Class of 1945 Memorial Scholarship. 


Patricia Mathewson Spring

Ryan Ruscitella ’24 received the Class of 1946 Scholarship. 

We were sorry to learn of the passing in November of Susan Tillson Metzger, who had been a May Queen. After her Mary Washington years, Susan earned a second bachelor’s degree in computer science and an MBA, and had a career as a computer programmer and college instructor. Survivors include three daughters.


Betty Moore Drewry Bamman


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The Class of 1948 no longer has a scholarship representative. Any class member interested in receiving the student acknowledgments is asked to contact Maureen Aylward at or 540-654-2065. 

Recipients of the Ellen Alvey Montllor ’48 Scholarship endowed by the Class of 1948 are Kimber Foreman ’23 and Emma Grehan ’23.