December news and events for W&L alumni
December 2021
As the Fall term came to a close, the W&L community took time to celebrate the holiday season.
In this issue:
  • The State of the University video
  • Athletics Fall 2021 Recap
  • Student pitch competition
  • Meet the professor
and other stories of note from W&L.
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Early Impact Challenge
Fundraising is off to an outstanding start this year. Total new commitments, gifts and estate intentions since July 1, 2021, exceed $15.4 million, which is more than 50% above our average for the first half of the year and surpasses the amount raised in the first half of 2015, the final year of W&L's last capital campaign.
If you have not yet made a gift, please consider contributing to the Early Impact Challenge that ends Dec. 31. Your gift to the Annual Fund helps make exceptional academic and extracurricular programming available for students into the new year.
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Trustee Election Process
Alumni: Confirm You’re Election Ready
The Board of Trustee election will take place in January 2022. Click here to ensure you're properly registered for your Colonnade Connections account and are ready to cast your ballot. If you do not have an account, you will be unable to vote.
State of the University
President Dudley spoke with Executive Director of Alumni Affairs Beau Dudley '74, '79L about the highlights of Fall Term, admissions trends, university leadership, new facilities on campus, University Chapel, university finances, our commitment to freedom of expression, and W&L's strategic plan. Click through to watch the video.
Reunion Reconnect
The March Reunion Reconnect Weekend registration links are officially LIVE! The Alumni Engagement office encourages you to register now and to make your plans to be in Lexington on March 18 – 19, as we celebrate the reunion classes from 2020 and 2021.
Alumni in Action
A Friendship’s Legacy
William “Skip” Davison ’67 remembers Professor James Keith Shillington.
Alumni Events
Lifelong Learning
Listen to the newest W&L After Class podcast on "Art on the Wall" with Professor George Bent.

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W&L Traveller
Voyage to the Lands of Gods and Heroes: June 15 – 25

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Athletics Fall 2021 Recap
Washington and Lee enjoyed a tremendous fall athletics season that culminated with six programs competing in NCAA Championship events.
‘Committed to This Cause’
Against a national backdrop of mental health concerns, Washington and Lee's University Counseling Center recently rolled out new programs to increase the ways in which students can reach out for help.
Jules Seay ’24 Wins Fall Student Pitch Competition
Seay's business, GOES, involves using specialized greenhouses as a form of carbon capture technology.
Meet the Professor
W&L's new hires this year specialize in fields ranging from medicinal chemistry and community-based learning to democratic theory and political realism. Our series of "Meet the Professor" profiles lets you get to know the faculty's new faces.
Planning for the Future
Law students offer free estate planning to area residents.
Save the Date
Reception with President Dudley
The Richmond Alumni Chapter is hosting a cocktail reception with President Dudley.
Register now
Reception with President Dudley
The Washington, D.C., Alumni Chapter is hosting a cocktail reception with President Dudley.
Register now
Five-Star Festival and Institute for Honor
Join us March 3 - 5, with a slate of interesting and fun events that you can attend in person, including the Institute for Honor Symposium.
More info
SABU's 50th Anniversary
All Black alumni are invited back to campus to celebrate SABU's milestone anniversary. The Black Ball will be March 5. Stay tuned for more details.
More info
Reunion Reconnect Weekend!
We are so excited to finally host a make-up reunion for 2020 and 2021. Classes '70 & '71, '75 & '76, '80 & '81, '85 & '86, '90 & '91, '95 & '96, '00 & '01, and '05 & '06 are invited to join us on campus.
More info
Law Alumni Weekend
We will celebrate the 2022 reunion classes ('72L, '77L, '82L, '87L, '92L, '97L, '02L, '07L, '12L, '17L), as well as our legal legacies.
More info
Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar
"The Great Believers" with the author Rebecca Makkai '99
Program details
Entrepreneurship Summit
The two-day event brings together students and alumni interested in launching their own business ventures.
More info
Alumni Reunion Weekend: May 5 – 8
Welcome home! Please join us for a fantastic weekend on campus.
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