The Columns

University Advancement

Loud and Proud
Receiving a thunderous standing ovation after performing in the Stern Auditorium of Carnegie Hall in New York was “truly one of those great life events” for the University Singers, according to Director Shane Lynch.
Picture of two class co-chairs presenting a class check to W&L president during reunion weekend in Lee Chapel.
The Big Gift
“What makes the 25th and 50th reunion gifts special is the opportunity for the classes to decide what their collective legacy is going to be to W&L,” says Jessica Cohen, W&L’s 25th reunion gift officer, who has overseen the 25th reunion gift campaign since 2006.

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2017 Five-Star Festival Celebrates Class Achievements
Washington and Lee University celebrated the classes of 1962 and 1957 during the Five-Star Festival November 2 – 4, 2017. In honor of its 55th reunion, the Class of 1962 met recipients of The Class of 1962 Faculty Fellows Fund, an endowment that the class established in 1987 during its 25th reunion.
From Lab to Rescue Squad
Ethiopia Getachew ’19 always had an interest in science, but working in the biochemistry lab and volunteering with local EMTs helped her future plans take shape.
My W&L
Robert Swinarton '50 and his late wife, Roddy.
Generating Retirement Income through the Charitable Remainder Unitrust
The environment at W&L was transformative in the sense that everything you did was governed by the Honor System. You were your own disciplinarian. I had never experienced anything like this, and it made an impact that stayed with me throughout my business and personal life. I attribute my success in business to this.
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