November news and events for W&L alumni:
Sunrise on the Colonnade in fall
November 2021
Picture-perfect weather provided a magnificent backdrop for on-campus events.
In this issue:
  • Young Alumni Weekend
  • Parents and Family Weekend
  • Meet the Professor
and other stories of note from W&L.
Young Alumni Weekend
Enjoying a stroll down Stemmons Plaza during Young Alumni Weekend.
W&L welcomed back scores of alumni to campus Oct. 22 & 23 to celebrate Young Alumni Weekend. Check out the video and slideshow from the weekend.
Watch the video
Watch the slideshow
Alumni: Participate in W&L’s Trustee Election Process
Colonnade Connections
Make sure you’ve registered for your Colonnade Connections account! In addition to the usual benefits of updating your contact information, managing email preferences and submitting a class note, a Colonnade Connections account will be required to vote in the Board of Trustee election in early January. Register now so you are ready to cast your ballot!
Support W&L
The Annual Fund
The Early Impact Challenge starts now! Your gift to the Annual Fund helps make exceptional academic and extracurricular programming available for students into the new year. The class with the greatest participation will bring home the trophy.
Old George atop Washington Hall in the fall.
Donor Impact
More than 9,000 undergraduate alumni, law alumni, parents and friends supported the university last year. View our multimedia donor impact report to see just how far your donations went.
Alumni in Action
Veterans Day Salute: Paul Schlimm ’87
Paul Schlimm ’87, who retired from the Army as a colonel in 2016, credits W&L with preparing him for command, beginning his 27-year career as an officer.
Chris Washnock '12 in New York City
‘Living Honestly’
Ten years after helping found the LGBTQ Resource Center at W&L, Chris Washnock ’12 has carried its community-building lessons into a career in faith-based advocacy.
Doug Harwood '74 outside the WLUR recording studio.
W&L's "Anti-Headache Machine" Turns 50
Doug Harwood '74's Saturday night radio show on WLUR has been on the air for half a century.
Photo from the Class of 1996 Calyx
Class of 1996 Makes History During 25th Reunion
While members of the Class of 1996 could not celebrate in person during their reunion, nothing could stop them from coming together to set a new record for 25th reunion giving.
Alumni Events
Lifelong Learning
Listen to the newest W&L After Class podcast on "The Allure of Arachnids" with Professor Nadia Ayoub.

Read more.
W&L Traveller
Morocco: Medinas and Minarets: March 14 - 24

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Parents and Family Weekend guests enjoy an a capella concert in Cohen Family Amphitheater
‘Smiling Faces Everywhere’: Parents and Family Weekend 2021
More than 2,000 parents, family members and friends enjoyed the weekend's many events on campus.
Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty Returns to W&L
The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty is returning to campus, where the first Shepherd Program was established thanks to a 1996 gift from Tom Shepherd ’52 and his wife, Nancy, and where the consortium was established in 1998, following a competitive application process.
Meet the Professor
W&L's new hires this year specialize in fields ranging from gamma ray detection and machine learning to democratic theory and political realism. Our series of "Meet the Professor" profiles lets you get to know the faculty's new faces.
DeLaney Fellows Bring Passion, Diversity to W&L Faculty
Under the Ted DeLaney Postdoctoral Program, Washington and Lee University is welcoming new faculty each year from underrepresented groups.
Starting Up
A partnership among law students, the law firm Vinson and Elkins, and the Walker Program, helps aspiring business owners access the legal support they need to build their dream on a strong base.
Save the Date
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
In Memoriam
Linwood Holton ’44, former governor of Virginia, with President Ken Ruscio ’76 and Professor Ted DeLaney ’85.
The Hon. Abner Linwood Holton Jr. ’44
The Hon. Abner Linwood Holton Jr. ’44, former governor of Virginia, died Oct. 28, 2021, aged 98.
Professor Emeritus John Gunn Jr. ’45 speaking at the Class of 1968 panels at Reunions 2018.
John McKenzie Gunn Jr. ’45
W&L's Lewis Whitaker Adams Professor of Economics Emeritus died Oct. 16, 2021, aged 97.
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