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Profiles of the Class of 2009

The 415 men and women who comprise Washington and Lee University’s Class of 2009 hail from 39 states and 11 countries.
Each student has a story to tell of his or her experience at W&L — the friendships they’ve made, the faculty who have guided them and the accomplishments that made them proud. All took part in the traditions and rites of passage of W&L students, and all will hold certain memories dear.

Some students made their mark in helping the local community or leading campus organizations, others distinguished themselves in academics or on the playing fields, others excelled at helping their fellow students, and some did all this and more.

Not all the stories can be told in this space, but the four seniors profiled here provide a sample of the Class of 2009’s distinctive character.

  • Elizabeth Webb Continues Mission Against Melanoma
  • Isaiah Goodman on Target for Success
  • Elizabeth (Eli) Polanco Heads Onto World Stage
  • Vance Berry Runs with “Crazy” Idea