In his remarks, President Will Dudley told the Class of 2023 the ability to think freely, critically, and humanely has prepared them to be conscientious interpreters of the world.
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W&L celebrates its 236th undergraduate Commencement Thursday, May 25, at 10 a.m.
Washington and Lee seniors David Onyejekwe ’23, Jake McCabe ’23 and Bailey Keel ’23 have created lasting connections with the local community as volunteer coaches for Lex Lax youth lacrosse.
Professor of Biology Robert Humston’s Spring Term course takes a deep dive into environmental problem-solving.
The project will require periodic modifications to pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the area.
Professor of History Mikki Brock’s Spring Term course explores our fascination with the supernatural.
The Washington and Lee University School of Law celebrated its 168th commencement on Friday, May 12, awarding 106 juris doctor degrees.
The university welcomed more than 940 alumni and guests from the classes of 1973–2008 back to campus for its annual spring reunion festivities.
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"I recognized that this was a unique opportunity that I wouldn’t get to experience anywhere else."~ Molly Pennisi ’24
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1. In Memoriam: Al Gordon, Professor of Fine Arts EmeritusGordon taught at W&L from 1974 to 2001.
2. Maddie Coleman Earns Old Dominion Athletic Conference Women’s Lacrosse Coach of the Year AwardThe first-year head coach led the Generals to their 13th straight conference title.
3. The Road Less TraveledWashington and Lee’s Class of 2023 includes nine recipients of the Certificate of International Immersion awarded by W&L’s Center for International Education.
4. Eight W&L Students Awarded Gilman Scholarships to Study AbroadThe Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards of up to $5,000 to U.S. undergraduate students who are Pell Grant recipients.
5. Chris Seaman Named Robert E.R. Huntley Professor of LawSeaman joined the Washington and Lee Law faculty in 2012. His research and teaching interests include intellectual property, property, and election law and voting rights.
People & News
Gordon taught at W&L from 1974 to 2001.
The first-year head coach led the Generals to their 13th straight conference title.
Generals’ mentor garners the award for the third time after winning his fourth ODAC title.
Mengying Liu will use the funds to research high-throughput crystallographic mapping in the United Kingdom.
The W&L-owned portrait, which has been on loan to Mount Vernon, will be displayed in a new Reeves Museum exhibit, which opened to the public on May 24.
Seaman joined the Washington and Lee Law faculty in 2012. His research and teaching interests include intellectual property, property, and election law and voting rights.
Stankewich has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach English in Uganda.
The iconic vines will receive significant pruning to ensure their overall health.
Christy Childs ’26 and Griffin Conti ’26 will receive funding to study foreign languages this summer.
Markley will start their role in the Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program by early August 2023.
All funds will support W&L students with Professor George Bent’s digital humanities project “Florence As It Was.”
All three were sworn in as trustees of their alma mater on May 19.
Faces of W&L
Young learned the critical skills to excel at her job from the veteran journalists in Reid Hall.
Michelle Jones serves as associate director of alumni engagement.
Will Wallace serves as the associate director of athletic communications.
Graham appreciates how W&L empowers students to follow their passions.
Florentina Butler is the Associate Director of Law School Advancement.
Haydon credits the W&L community for inspiring him and guiding him toward success.
Heidi Bustos serves as the assistant director of inclusion and engagement.
Reese was motivated by her summer research experience to pursue a career in medicine.