Alex '13, Parker '17 and Hudson Hamill '20 have all thrived at Washington and Lee, their father's alma mater.
Class of 2017
Reid Calhoun ‘17 shares how his vision for the future inspires his annual giving.
Gonz Ferrero ’04 and Lenny Enkhbold ’17 blend their shared concern for the environment with a dash of business savvy to promote eco-friendly outdoor wear.
Soon Ho Kwon '17 and Claire Meyers '18 spent the summer looking at how Corporate Social Responsibility plays a role in the bottom line.
Elena Diller '17 and Caroline Todd '17 saw a need for more perspective in academics — so they got to work.
In Case You Missed It
Diplomas have been handed out and caps have been tossed. In this video, members of the Class of 2017 discuss what they'll miss most about Washington and Lee.
Jake Roberts' study abroad trip started with an earthquake, and ended with him finding a passion for public health.
Participating in Mock Trial required loads of time for Avery Field '17, but he wouldn't trade the experience and relationships for a whole case of trophies.
Stephen Mitchell '17 credits students, alumni, and W&L academics for helping him to find the right career path.
Take a look back at the Class of 2017 as they moved into W&L dorms as first-year students.
Dancer, choreographer, musician, mathematician: Elliot Emadian '17 has many roles, both on and off the stage.
Steven Yeung '17 has been in classrooms from Lexington to Ghana to Shanghai and back — and now plans to run a classroom in Japan.
Zachary Taylor '17 and Austin Piatt '17 believe leadership, collaboration and responsibility are the keys to a successful conference.
Melina Knabe was inspired by her own bilingualism to study the effects of knowing two languages on the brain.
Amirah S. Ndam Njoya ‘17 believes leadership, travelling, service, and scholarship are all vital parts of the W&L experience.
Isabella Sparhawk used her Johnson Opportunity Grant to spend five weeks in India, studying vinyasa yoga and photojournalism.
What can you do in four years at W&L? How about manage a radio show, start a service organization, found a club, or publish an EP? Austin Frank ’17 has done them all.
Alexander Rurka '17 knows the ups-and-downs (and loop-de-loops) of flying and competing in an international plane building competition
Guen splits his time between hiking the mountains of Rockbridge and traveling the world.
LaPointe, who says his personal motto is "being genuine goes a long way," is a world traveler, professional debater, and Johnson Scholar.
Meet Eleni Timas ‘17, a chemical engineering major who has been swept up studying tornadoes.
W&L senior Harrison Westgarth has been awarded a Fulbright grant to Brazil, where he will study the “Development of an Animal Model of Direct and Congenital Zika Virus Transmission.”
A passion for asking questions has led Batsheva Honig ‘17 from America to Argentina to study women’s health in both countries.
Meet Laura Beth Lavette ‘17, a senior with a passion for introducing first-year students to W&L.
Meet Lenny Enkhbold '17, a computer scientist with a passion for the outdoors, who isn't afraid to have a good laugh.
Meet Harry Lustig ‘17, a scholar-explorer who’s hiked everywhere from the Blue Ridge to Alaska.
Sejal Mistry ’17, a biology major and poverty studies minor, has completed a service project that aims to improve the nutritional value of foods in the Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee’s Backpack Program.
Meet Olivia Sisson, a senior who has wanted to be an artist since she was little - but didn’t know how - about her experience on the Humanities Career Trip to New York.
Meet Carley Sambrook, a senior who has the know-how to explore her dream thanks to the Fashion Career Trip to New York.
Meet Harrison Westgarth '17, a pre-med varsity athlete with a passion for teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages.
"It's been exciting to serve in this role and see others get interested in the advertising field, as well as having the opportunity to spend time and plan with several fabulous members of the Williams School staff."
"The conference is a great way to meet and network with alumni, and a leadership role with AdLib allows more opportunity to speak with and gain valuable advice from alumni in my interested field."
"When you’re involved with a large-scale project like AdLib that’s sponsored by the school, you come to learn that your work is a reflection of W&L as a whole."
Diana Banks, ‘17, fills us in on her actual title (although we are just going to run with "mayor"), the hot tub situation over there, and the awesome sense of community that makes the Upper Division Village a pretty sweet place to call home.
Jamie Hayes ’17 spent two summer months in New Zealand, where he conducted research that could eventually help to improve the diagnosis of gastrointestinal ailments.
American students at Washington and Lee University traveled abroad with international students for summer projects they created together.
Meet Jordan LaPointe '17, an East Asian Languages and Literatures major with a sense of adventure. A lifelong dream comes true in Japan.
Washington and Lee journalism major Rachel Stone ’17 recently found herself reporting on one of this summer’s most heartbreaking stories. As an intern at the Charlotte (North Carolina) Observer, she was assigned to interview the mother of Lorne Ahrens, one of five police officers shot and killed in Dallas on July 7.
Amirah Ndam Njoya and Jenna Biegel taught at a summer camp for rural children and researched drinking-water quality in Cameroon.
Spending a summer in Wuhan, China, with fellow junior Wan Wei gave Olivia Howell a taste of Chinese culture — literally.
Viet Linh “Chris” Tran ’17 has won a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant that will allow him to establish a music program for blind students in his home city of Hanoi, Vietnam.
Johnson Opportunity Grant winner works on women's empowerment initiatives in Abuja, Nigeria