Fall 2015

2015 Alumni Fellowship Award Recipients

Photograph by Adam Ewing Eric Han Associate Professor of History Budget showdowns, congressional power struggles and controversial national symbols are some of Eric Han’s research interests — it’s just that he’s looking back [...]

A Place to Call Home

NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan '83 searches the galaxy for life

There are no nights on this planet. The sun never goes down. It hangs in the sky, churning out a powerful, possibly dangerous magnetic light show, every day, all year. [...]

The New Syllabus

Ted Dintersmith '74 reimagines education

A third-grade boy takes a test in his science class. A question asks, “What would you use to lift a grown man?” For the past few weeks, the class had [...]

For the Win

Jill Ellis '88 and U.S. World Cup champions inspire another generation

It had been 16 years. The U.S Women’s National Team (USWNT) had not won a World Cup since heroes such as Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy and Brandi Chastain lifted the [...]

Alumni Focus

Dreaming Bigger

Our beloved alma mater is a timeless university that has remained current for more than three centuries, owing in no small part to a devoted body of alumni. As your [...]

From the Brafferton

Leading the Way in the Liberal Arts

While president of Princeton, Woodrow Wilson noted that changing an undergraduate curriculum is like moving a graveyard – you never know how many friends the dead have until you try [...]

By & Large

Stewards of Know-How

Last fall, when Julia Zuercher ’17 began working in chemistry professor Lisa Landino’s laboratory, she was initially tasked with purifying a compound needed for the lab’s research — studying the [...]

By & Large

Drawn Together

Every writer has a process. For Cece Bell ’92, it’s walk, work, work, work, work, work. For her husband, Tom Angleberger ’92, it’s walk, walk, walk, work, walk, walk. The couple, [...]

By & Large

Competitive Excellence

According to senior Tribe basketball player Brooke Stewart ’16, her time at William & Mary has molded her into the person she is today. It has given her access to [...]


A Walk Through History

William & Mary has launched a new campus walking tour that allows guests to explore the people, places and events in the university’s history. Developed by William & Mary’s Swem [...]


Accumulating Accolades

William & Mary is included in the Princeton Review’s annual guide to the nation’s best colleges, and it also landed on two of the book’s top-20 rankings. William & Mary [...]


News Briefs

MORE POLICY FOR THE PUBLIC Beginning next fall, the William & Mary Master of Public Policy Program will offer an international development and policy track in addition to its existing domestic [...]


2015 Coach of the Year

Director of Swimming Matt Crispino ’02 has led his alma mater to perhaps its best three-year run in the last 40 years as he enters his eighth season at the [...]


Blended History

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s ENLIGHT online learning initiative and the William & Mary School of Education collaborated this past summer to offer the blended course “Teaching with Exhibits in the [...]



Ida Hall ’72 grew up in Danville, Va., but spent most summers and many vacations at her family’s farm on the Chesapeake Bay near Kilmarnock, Va. Her childhood was full [...]


Brewed in Beijing

The tap list at Jing-A Brewing in Beijing is unlike any bar you’ve ever been to. The Worker’s Pale Ale, Flying Fist IPA and Mandarin Wheat selections are the first [...]


All That Jazz

There was never any question that music was in Ginny Carr’s ’75 blood. With parents who were professional bass players and instrumental music teachers, Carr had a good musical ear. [...]


Bark Upon the Gale

At William & Mary, the Regional Alumni Engagement and Regional & International Advancement teams partner to provide alumni engagement opportunities that connect William & Mary alumni to alma mater and [...]


Board Notes and Board Votes

Dear Alumni Association members, The Board of Directors seeks your approval of a proposal to amend the association’s bylaws to (1) increase the size of the board from 16 to 24 [...]

Photo Features

New Horizons probe’s photo of Pluto, History of Tribe cheerleaders, Fiscal Year 2014 giving infographic


Demolition Means Progress: Flint, Michigan, and the Fate of the American Metropolis

Demolition is a snapshot of 21st century economic and racial divisions, the ongoing struggle for urban revitalization and a look at the relationships between social and structural inequalities. Highsmith dissects [...]


Not What I Expected: My Life with a Brain Injury (That I Didn’t Know I Had)

After having to recover from a car crash and two badly broken legs in 1977, Sara Lewis discovered that she had been living with a severe concussion that had gone [...]


Images of America: James City County

This historical guidebook traces James City County’s roots from first colonial settlement to establishment as a Virginia county. Lewis expands beyond textbook knowledge of Jamestown and illuminates the lives of [...]


Cold Feet

Raised by parents with commitment issues, Emma Moon discovers a serious one of her own as her wedding day approaches. FitzHenry’s debut novel follows Moon and her best friend Liv’s [...]


The Death of Cancer

Dr. DeVita’s cutting-edge published research gives hope for the future of combating cancer and addresses the possibilities of reaching such a seemingly unattainable goal. After 50 years of medicinal experience, [...]