Spring 2017

A Story Well Told

For these alumni at Disney, bringing magic to life is all in a day’s work.

You never know how good or bad you have it until you’re a perpetual guest at a child’s tea party. For a couple of months I stayed with a friend [...]

By George

William & Mary and the Omohundro Institute are primary U.S. partners on a historic digitization project

Farmer George. Mad King George. Tyrant. King George III of Great Britain had many nicknames throughout his reign. But who really is George William Frederick? The answer lies among the nearly [...]

The Pro Claimers

W&M and Starbucks Share a Cup With Veterans

Everybody comes back different. What the public sees now — at Fourth of July parades and NFL halftimes — is a long line of heroes. Men and women who bravely served [...]

Alumni Focus

Don’t Miss Out on W&M Weekend in NYC

The William & Mary Alumni Association and its Board remain committed to providing outstanding opportunities to connect our alumni with each other and alma mater. The newest benefit we have [...]

From the Brafferton

Sculpting Even Finer Arts

College students experienced the arts for the first time in America at William & Mary in 1779, and we are still at it. Among our graduates, to mention just a [...]

By & Large

Final Score

The final score of the William & Mary women’s basketball game was 62-53. It was Feb. 26, 2017, and the first time in 18 years that the team clinched victory [...]

By & Large

The W&M MBA turns 50

For the last 50 years, the William & Mary master of business administration program has responded to a rapidly shifting world by proudly producing graduates of principled achievement and purpose. [...]

By & Large

Nobody Does it Better

Any good basketball player knows the key to winning a game is teamwork. Once he steps on the court, he goes from thinking about one man to thinking about five. [...]

By & Large

Affording Opportunity

In February, William & Mary’s For the Bold Campaign Chair Sue Hanna Gerdelman ’76 unveiled Affording Opportunity as the new name of the university’s fundraising focus around scholarships. In an effort to raise greater awareness and [...]

By & Large

Examining the Draft

When the United States ended the draft and moved to an all-volunteer military in 1973, most political and military leaders assumed that if the United States again fought a major, [...]

Tribe

Top of the Field

If you’re an opera singer performing in the San Francisco Bay Area, odds are pretty good that Jean Shuler ’63 is in attendance. If there’s a young woman looking for [...]

Tribe

Around the Globe with W&M

In 1804, Merriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on a two-year journey of exploration conceived by Thomas Jefferson 1762. The Jefferson administration sought to discover the resources that land from [...]

Tribe

For the Greater Green & Gold

Timothy Dunn ’83 was at the height of his career as a global portfolio manager. He managed funds in the billions. With a worn passport and a suitcase always on [...]

Tribe

Beyond the ’Burg

Charter Day Events DC Metro: Gold Rush Game Watch at BlackFinn D.C. Maryland: Gold Rush Game Watch at Big Jim’s Deli. Atlanta: Celebration at the Symphony. Central Florida: Celebration at the Stubborn Mule. Charleston: Celebration [...]

Tribe

Board Notes

The winter meeting of the William & Mary Alumni Association (WMAA) Board of Directors was held at the Alumni House, February 9-10, 2017. On Feb. 9, the full board began [...]

Highlights

A Champion Steps Down

William & Mary men’s gymnastics head coach Cliff Gauthier will retire after a 43-year career. During his time at the university, Gauthier received the College Gymnastics Association Honor Coach Award [...]

Highlights

Undergrad Applications on the Rise

Demand remains high for a William & Mary education. During the latest admissions cycle, the university received approximately 14,900 applications, just over 6,000 of which are from in-state applicants. This [...]

Highlights

Students Help Develop Musical

The former director of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Bill Schermerhorn ’82, is assisting director Christopher Owens in walking students through a professional production development process. Schermerhorn wrote “Swing Wings,” [...]

Highlights

A Simple Thank You

John Nezlek, professor of psychology at William & Mary, recently published papers examining the relationship between feelings of gratitude and an improved sense of well-being. “We found a positive relationship [...]

Highlights

Huge Named New Athletic Director

On March 14, President Taylor Reveley announced the appointment of Samantha K. Huge as William & Mary’s new athletic director. Huge, a senior associate athletic director at Texas A&M, has [...]

Photo Features

The Alumni House is ready for spring, Muscarelle and the Botticelli exhibit and the Sunken Garden in 1964.

Class Notes

Class Notes

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