Dear Alumni and Friends:
As we approach the end of the year, I’d like to reflect on how Mary Washington continues to fulfill its mission as a public liberal arts and sciences institution, educating citizens for the 21st century.
I’m proud to say that we brought in a strong first-year class, while improving our retention rate and raising our academic profile. As we move forward with recruiting high-performing students – many who are first-in-family to attend college – we’re focused on providing a safe and diverse environment for them to learn and grow. Our faculty members play a pivotal role in this effort, forming relationships with students and teaching them to think critically, work collaboratively, and engage with civility. When UMW students graduate, they are ready to understand and transcend the differences that often divide our society.
We appreciate your continued investments in UMW, supporting students through scholarships and initiatives like our Beyond the Classroom Endowment, which offers them access to high-impact learning experiences. Your gifts help provide a transformative education that prepares students for their careers while fostering a lifetime of learning.
Thank you for supporting public higher education and for remaining forever true to Mary Washington.
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