May news and events for W&L alumni
Joe Bell ’25 and Sam Moore ’25 study in hammocks outside Elrod Commons.
May 2022
Spring Term is winding down, alumni were in town to celebrate their class reunions and preparations for Undergraduate Commencement are underway.
In this issue:
  • Distinctively W&L
  • Alumni Weekend recap
  • Alumni College programs for July
  • Student community service in Rockbridge county
and other stories of note from W&L.
Distinctively W&L
Personal Pricing, Private Endowments, and the Public Good
College pricing is confusing. But there is a method to the madness. The model — crazy as it may seem — improves the quality of education for every student and increases our contribution to the public good.
Alumni Events
Alumni Weekend Recap
The weather might have been slightly damp, but spirits were high as alumni enjoyed one another's company.
Lifelong Learning: Alumni College
Welcome back to campus! This summer we're offering "Perspectives in the Middle East" (July 10); "Three Great Russian Composers and the Russian Revolution" (July 17); "Poets of the Neighborhood" (July 20); and "The Harlem Renaissance" (July 24). Register now!
Alumni in Action
W&L in Your Hometown
Our chapters and chapter events are a great way to build personal and professional networks with fellow Generals in your area.
Janey Fugate ’15 Awarded National Science Foundation Fellowship
Fugate will use her graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation to study the migration patterns of bison in Yellowstone National Park.
Making Space for Mindfulness
Students can now explore the Headspace app’s mental health and wellness features thanks to the generous support of Greg '94 and Kelly Golub '93.
W&L Law Presents Alumni Awards during 2022 Reunion Celebration
Bobby Hatten '72L was honored with the Outstanding Alumnus Award. Jim Seevers '97L and Bo Mahr '17L were recognized for volunteer work.
Running to the Fire
As global head of litigation for 3M, Courtney Enloe ‘97L is never bored. And that’s the way she likes it.
Support W&L
June 30 will be here in a flash — make your Annual Fund gift or fulfill your pledge and continue the momentum for a strong finish.

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W&L Traveller
Walking in Tuscany and the Italian Riviera: Oct. 5 - 15

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W&L Recognizes 14 Retiring Staff and Faculty
The retirees of 2022 represent a combined 441 years of service to Washington and Lee University.
Community Cupboards Collaboration Addresses Food Insecurity
The recent Community Cupboards collaboration with the Virginia Cooperative Extension offered students the opportunity to tackle food insecurity from a cross-disciplinary perspective.
W&L Athletes Partner with Boxerwood
Washington and Lee athletic teams partnered with Boxerwood’s COREworks program on community projects to offset carbon emissions in Rockbridge County.
W&L Law 2022 Commencement
The Law School celebrated its 167th Commencement on May 13, awarding 119 juris doctor degrees. Lizanne Thomas ‘82L delivered the Commencement address.
In Memoriam
Bob de Maria, Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications Emeritus
De Maria, a longtime professor and manager of the university’s radio station and television studio, was a beloved mentor to students and a cherished colleague and friend to many in the university community.
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