May 28, 2017

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McClurken Named as Special Advisor to UMW President

University of Mary Washington faculty member Jeffrey W. McClurken has been appointed as special advisor to the president. President Troy D. Paino made the announcement today, May 16, in an email message to the UMW community. McClurken is professor of history and American studies and also currently serves as special assistant to the provost for […]

Former University of Richmond President Addresses UMW Class of 2017

University of Richmond President Emeritus Edward Ayers encouraged University of Mary Washington graduates to capitalize on an uncertain future. He talked about tumultuous times in American history, where the country’s residents could never have predicted events, such as the devastation caused by the Civil War. “Americans could not have foreseen a war that over the […]

UMW Awards Top Honors at Commencement

The University of Mary Washington presented its top honors awards during commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13. Rachelle Serena Dambrose of Virginia received the Colgate W. Darden Jr. Award, which is presented to the student with the highest grade-point average (GPA) in the four-year undergraduate program. Dambrose finished with a 3.99 […]

UMW Board of Visitors Adopts 2017-18 Budget, Tuition and Fees

The University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors approved a $125.2 million operating budget for 2017-18 at its meeting on Saturday, May 12. The budget includes a modest tuition and fee increase of 3.9 percent for full-time Virginia undergraduate students residing on-campus. Full-time Virginia residents living on campus will pay $22,344 per academic year, including […]

UMW Celebrates 2017 Graduates, May 12-13

More than 5,000 family and friends will converge on the Fredericksburg campus this weekend to celebrate the University of Mary Washington’s 106th commencement. On Friday, May 12, John D. Burrow, a deputy assistant secretary of the Navy, will give the graduate address at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall. On Saturday, Edward Ayers, […]

UMW Alumna Donates $1 Million for Comprehensive Scholarship

A member of the 1908 Society at the University of Mary Washington has donated $1 million to create a new Alvey Scholarship for exceptional students from states other than Virginia. The donor, who asked that her name and class year remain anonymous, wishes to enhance opportunities for out-of-state students to pursue their educational goals while […]

UMW Awarded $1 Million Grant for STEM Program

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of Mary Washington a nearly million dollar grant to recruit, financially support and train 20 academically talented and diverse, low-income students who major in the sciences. The five-year grant, totaling $996,216, will fund a new Jepson Scholars Program that provides four-year scholarships averaging $7,500 annually to […]

UMW Inaugurates 10th President Troy D. Paino

The University of Mary Washington marked a milestone occasion Friday, April 21, with the inauguration of its 10th president, Troy D. Paino. A crowd of nearly 1,000 students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members packed George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium for the momentous event. Recounting the rich history of the University, which rose from Civil […]

UMW Names Director of Continuing and Professional Studies

Kimberly C. Young has been named executive director of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Mary Washington. In this position,Young will be responsible for expanding the University’s credit and non-credit programs for adults, including new certificate and other professional development opportunities. She will start work at UMW on July 25. Currently, Young is […]

Festivities Highlight UMW Presidential Inauguration Week

A week of activities will pave the way for the inauguration of the University of Mary Washington’s 10th president, Troy D. Paino, on Friday, April 21. President Paino will be installed at 4:15 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium of George Washington Hall on the Fredericksburg campus. Paino assumed the presidency in July 2016, succeeding Richard V. […]