Your Giving, Their Success

Our top priority is to make Mary Washington the best place possible for our students, which would not have been possible without donor support this year.

As our fiscal year comes to a close, we reflect on some of our favorite student and recent graduate stories.

Success Story: Philosophy Graduate Writes New Chapter. As a UMW student, Jonathan Hollingsworth ’18 published a book about his journey to save the world. He plans to further his philosophy studies and attend graduate school in Canada this fall.

UMW Alumni Receive Fulbright Awards. Three young alumni received 2018 Fulbright grants, bringing the total number of UMW Fulbright recipients to 22. Molly Bernhard ’14 will spend the year working in Bulgaria; Destiny Williams ’18 in Taiwan; and Molly Garthwaite ’17 in India.

Siblings Share Love of Music and UMW. Luke Payne ’18 and his siblings, Zachary ’17, Kaylee ’19, and Kelsey (currently in high school), are all part of the Payne Quartet and UMW Philharmonic. They have performed with musical geniuses, traveled across the globe, and nurtured a strong love for UMW through it all.

UMW Women’s Basketball Standout Kendall Parker Wins Darden Award at 2018 UMW Graduation. Kendall Parker ’18 finished her undergraduate experience with not only the highest grade-point-average of her class, but also a school record for the number of three-pointers made in a single basketball game.

Johns Hopkins a Heartbeat Away for 2018 Grad. Laura Mangano ’18 was able to attend UMW thanks to the Rappahannock Scholars program. Now, she has a degree in Biology, a resume full of experience, and a spot at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, the top-ranked master’s program of its kind in the nation.

Gifts to the Fund for Mary Washington supported students like these and continue to provide life-changing opportunities for thousands more. Thank you for giving!

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