Spring 2014 Heritage Newsletter


Giving to Mary Washington impacts students and donors. Click here to read the latest edition of the Heritage Newsletter. … [Read more...]

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Giving to Mary Washington impacts students and donors. Click here to read the latest edition of the Heritage Newsletter.       … [Read more...]

2012 Celebration of Giving


More than 120 UMW alumni, parents, and friends enjoyed a unique winter wonderland during the annual Celebration of Giving held November 29, 2012, at the Jepson Alumni Executive Center. Guests were greeted by creative nutcrackers and student carolers.  Inside, three groups representing the UMW Philharmonic performed special holiday tunes. (Click box at bottom right to view full screen.) After dinner, the nutcrackers escorted President Hurley to the stage for a short speech and a special toast.  All in all, it was a terrific way to kick off the holiday season while celebrating the impact of private giving on students and programs at the University of Mary Washington.       … [Read more...]

Downings Dedicate Bench

Downing Bench Dedication

Mary Fredman Downing ’59 and Glenn Downing spoke during a bench dedication November 2, 2011, at the Jepson Alumni Executive Center. "I knew I wouldn't be able to give a building or anything like that to Mary Washington unless, of course, I won the lottery," Mary said. "So, Glenn and I thought this bench would be the perfect way to give back to the place we both love so much while also recognizing the Class of 1959." Several friends and members of the Class of 1959 joined the couple in the Mayo Courtyard at the Jepson Alumni Executive Center for the unveiling of the bench plaque. The couple made a gift to Mary Washington to endow the bench, and they then worked with the Office of University Advancement to select the bench location and to approve the wording on the plaque.   … [Read more...]

AT&T Makes Gift to Support Student Leadership

AT&T Check Presentation

J. Michael Schweder, president of AT&T Mid Atlantic, visited campus to present a $25,000 check for establishment of the AT&T Student Leadership Colloquium. As part of the UMW Center for Honor, Leadership, and Service, the new AT&T Student Leadership Colloquium will provide a robust series of classroom and experiential learning opportunities to accelerate students' personal growth and their leadership abilities. Overall, the program will help enrich the UMW experience and reinforce and sustain the Honor Code as a way of life on the UMW campus and in the lives of our students after they graduate. … [Read more...]