Fall 2014

Pride and Prejudice

Writing a queer history of William & Mary is an exercise in reading between the lines. For years, many people deliberately hid their stories — and a large part of [...]

A Change is Going to Come

One day, while working on your farm near Mount Mugogo, you look up to see a group of Rwandan men and women carrying furniture, mechanical equipment and computers up the [...]

2014 Alumni Fellowship Award Recipients

Photograph by Mark Mitchell Melanie Dawson M.A. ’90 Associate Professor of English If you were to ask English professor Melanie Dawson what she thought she’d be when she grew up, she’d tell you [...]

Alumni Focus

A New Model

As one of the oldest alumni organizations in the country, the William & Mary Alumni Association has served its constituency as an independent voice, strengthening the connections between alumni and [...]

From the Brafferton

For Generations to Come

Higher education does double duty: it is both a private good and a public good. It has been a prime source of social and economic mobility in our country for [...]

By & Large

Something’s Brewing

“Having a brewhouse in the 18th century was not a big deal. Finding the foundations of one in the 21st century is a big deal. And it’s ever so much [...]

By & Large

A Grant Gesture

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded William & Mary a $900,000 grant to support implementation of the university’s new College (COLL) curriculum, the set of general education courses required [...]

By & Large

Set the Record, Strait

This spring, Andrew Strait ’14 was voted the Colonial Athletic Association’s (CAA) male scholar-athlete of the year, adding to an already historic list of accomplishments. The male and female scholar-athletes [...]

By & Large

Fertile Ground

“My perspective on athletics has matured beyond being competitive and winning. True coaching is much more than wins and losses.”

By & Large

Personal Philosophy

It was 1984 and Harriett Pittard Beales’ 50th Class Reunion. She was being inducted into the William & Mary Alumni Association’s Olde Guarde and her sons wanted to do something [...]

By & Large

Meet the New Beales Scholar

Jacob Miller, 18, of Farmville, Va., was overjoyed upon learning he’d been selected to receive the Harriett Pittard Beales Scholarship at William & Mary for 2014–15. The energetic, hard-working graduate of [...]

By & Large

The New Kids

Backgrounds Eight percent of freshman are international students. The freshman class from from 33 different countries. Students in the class speak 47 different languages. 22 freshman enrolled in the St. Andrews W&M Joint Degree [...]


It’s Not Goodbye

Karen Cottrell ’66, M.Ed. ’69, Ed.D. ’84 has retired as executive vice president of the William & Mary Alumni Association and has assumed a new, part-time role providing programming and [...]


Changing of the Guard

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced three new appointees to the William & Mary Board of Visitors in June: William H. Payne II ’01, Christopher M. Little and Lisa E. Roday. [...]


Something is Different…

Ten years ago your magazine staff reinvented the William & Mary Alumni Magazine so we could continue to provide our readers with a quality publication. For this fall issue, we’ve [...]


Run Tribe Run

William & Mary’s Elaina Balouris ’14 ran the race of her life at the NCAA Championships, finishing a best-ever fifth at 10,000m to finish her career as a first-team All-American. [...]


Joining Forces

William & Mary has merged important functions at the university to create a streamlined team focused on enhancing alumni engagement. The staff at the Alumni Association joined forces with development [...]


Something to Brag About

William & Mary has reached a record-breaking milestone: 15,134 undergraduate alumni contributed to the university during the fiscal year that ended June 30. That number represents a 5.3 percent increase [...]

News Briefs

W&M AWARDED $1.5 MILLION FROM HHMI FOR STEM EDUCATION The College has received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to fundamentally change the university’s approach [...]

By the Book

Criminal Minds

When Mary Miley Theobald ’74, M.A. ’80 came to Williamsburg as a child and saw the women wearing long, colonial dresses, she wanted to wear one, too. “I remember seeing [...]



You’re sitting poolside at a party in Beverly Hills. The people are beautiful, the cocktails strong, and you’re pretty sure that blonde in the sunglasses a few tables over is [...]


No Smile Left Behind

Tim Cunningham ’00 is a registered nurse, a marathon runner, a former actor, and, most importantly, a clown. More specifically, he directs the United States chapter of Clowns Without Borders [...]


Shoot the Moon

For Chris Manitius ’09 AND Caroline (Carrie) Litten ’11, becoming a photographer and clothing boutique owner wasn’t originally in the cards. Manitius, a chemistry major, initially moved to Los Angeles [...]


We Are Family

When she was 5 years old, Marilyn Ward Midyette ’75 opened the W volume of her family’s new set of encyclopedias and found a picture of William & Mary’s campus. [...]


The United Tribe

Atlanta The W&M Atlanta Alumni Chapter held their first organizational meeting in August and the new board is planning a Homecoming Game Watch and looking ahead to Yule Log. Boston Over 75 [...]

Photo Features

Photos of convocation, the championship men’s gymnastic’s team and W&M’s newest UAV


Dostoevsky and the Catholic Underground

Blake fills a massive void in Russian literature, examining Dostoevsky’s obsession with Catholicism in historic and modern times.


Heads Up: Platoon Leader

This action-packed war thriller tells Denver Lycoming’s story as he leads his platoon into Eastern Africa. Follow his adventures and learn of the inevitable hardship of combat and the unbreakable [...]


The Web of Violence: Exploring Connections Among Different Forms of Interpersonal Violence and Abuse

Hamby and Grych present briefs in sociological research on more person-focused approaches to address many forms of violence, primarily using the Internet and social media.


Studying in China: A Practical Handbook for Students Take and Extraordinary Educational Trip to China!

One of the oldest civilizations in the world, China offers travelers many great sights and culturally educational opportunities. McAloon offers his own experiences as advice on how to truly experience [...]


Remarkable Rockbridge: The Story of Rockbridge County, Virginia

Bodie offers a view of economic, social and political developments in Rockbridge County from the era of Native Americans up to the contemporary era.


In Service to Their Country: Christchurch School and the American Uniformed Services

Monroe seeks to understand why the military is such an attractive option to so many from this private Episcopal school. In his research, he performed many interviews with these true [...]


Her Unwelcome Inheritance

Petra Godfellow’s hopes of having a normal first year at Lightfoot College are dashed, when she finds out that she and her family are actually from a land of fairies, [...]


Essential Supreme Court Decisions: Summaries of Leading Cases in U.S. Constitutional Law

This extensive work contains summaries of Supreme Court cases integral to understanding the United States Constitution and the U.S. judicial system. Vile covers the fundamentals of constitutional law, such as [...]


The Men Who Made the Constitution: Lives of the Delegates to the Constitutional Convention

Vile ventures beyond merely the historical events, and examines the backgrounds of those involved in the great compromises that have made the Constitutional Convention so well-known.


The United States Constitution: Questions and Answers

This book of quizzes can capture anyone’s attention and make learning about the Constitution both educational and fun. There are questions about specific amendments, laws, political figures and facts about [...]

Class Notes

Read your class year’s current Class Notes as well as access to the In Memoriam page.