Spring 2018

G.I. Ginny

Virginia Claudon Allen ’40 reflects on her experience in World War II's "Forgotten Theatre."

When Virginia “Ginny” Claudon Allen ’40 climbed aboard the plane headed to her first Red Cross assignment overseas, she was convinced she was going to France. Instead, she ended up [...]

With a name like Smucker’s…

Think of Smucker’s® and the sweet stickiness of strawberry jam, the tartness of raspberry preserves, or the satisfying pop of the gingham-patterned lid coming off of a fresh jar of [...]

Tang’s World

And a city full of bulls, bears and cubs

On a chilly day in 1979, Michael Tang ’76, P ’13 found himself at the end of the world. He’d arrived in Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city on the planet [...]

From the Brafferton


As the sands of time run on my presidency, we look forward to Katherine Rowe, the first woman to lead us in 325 years. My thoughts turn increasingly to the [...]

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Pay It Forward

William & Mary was the first public university in Virginia to admit women. In 1918, the first women students walked through the doors of the Wren Building and made history. Since [...]

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Leading Lady: W&M’s 28th President

William & Mary’s Board of Visitors on Feb. 20 unanimously elected Katherine A. Rowe, currently provost of Smith College and a leader in digital innovation of the liberal arts, as [...]

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Another Day at the Breach

Your computer goes down. Then the one on the desk next to you. Then another. The phone on your desk doesn’t even have a dial tone. Your cellphone beeps. It’s [...]

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Climbing the Mountain

On a Friday night in March, a full house in the Kimball Theater listened in rapt attention as Ursula Burns shared stories from her storied career, rising through the ranks [...]

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You got served

How do you connect with someone when there are 8,500 miles and an ocean between you? You send them a Facebook message. That is how Rosie Cheng ’20, from Auckland, [...]

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Stofan goes to space

Ellen Stofan ’83, D.Sc. ’16, P ’10, P ’14, has been named director of the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Stofan is the first woman to ever [...]

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Honoring alumni

We could not be more delighted to be including Taylor and Helen Reveley in these auspicious ranks. With Taylor at the helm, and Helen his partner at every turn, William [...]

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Learning from the past

Dr. James Patton, the first African-American professor at the School of Education, opened the March 15 “Learning from the Past to Shape the Future” discussion with a word and a [...]

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Give me five: One Tribe One Day

In April, William & Mary celebrated its fifth annual One Tribe One Day (OTOD), which is the university’s single largest giving day of the year. It was bigger and bolder [...]

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Visions of Highland’s past

This spring, visitors to William & Mary’s James Monroe’s Highland can participate in an augmented reality tour of the historic plantation owned by U.S. President and W&M alumnus James Monroe. [...]


Don’t Worry, Go Happy

It’s the hum of continuous chatter among close friends at a 21st birthday party or the click of silverware at a monthly potluck. It’s the laughter overheard at a bridal [...]


Demystifying Cuba

“How many times have I been to Cuba?” This question is a familiar one to me — and so is the look of disbelief when I share my answer. “At [...]


Tuning Tractors

John Deere: a tractor so iconic the country music star Keith Urban named a song after it. It’s as American as baseball and apple pie. You may not expect to [...]


One Tribe. One Network.

Michael Steelman loves meeting new people. It’s obvious from the first time you see him in action — he has the enviable talent of being able to work a room, [...]

Class Notes

Spring 2018 Class Notes

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