July 23, 2017

Actress Sally Struthers to Speak at Leadership Colloquium

Performer Sally Struthers will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Women’s Leadership Colloquium @ UMW. The 24th annual event is set to take place on Thursday, Nov. 2, at the University of Mary Washington’s Stafford campus. Struthers rose to fame in the groundbreaking 1970s sitcom All in the Family, which held the Nielsen ratings’ […]

Money Magazine Rates UMW Among Nation’s Best

The University of Mary Washington has been recognized among the nation’s top colleges by Money Magazine’s 2017 list of top colleges. UMW is ranked ninth among Virginia public schools and 314 overall among the 711 four-year colleges and universities named to the list out of more than 2,400 four-year schools in the country. “The University […]

Fiske Guide, USA Today Name UMW Among the Best

The University of Mary Washington has been recognized among the nation’s best colleges by two major publications, the Fiske Guide to Colleges and USA Today. For the eighth consecutive year, the prestigious Fiske Guide to Colleges recognized UMW as a “best buy.” Mary Washington is among 21 public and 26 private institutions recognized for delivering […]

SOAR Makes a Splash With First-Year Students

Members of Mary Washington’s incoming class traded tablets and cell phones for campfires and bug spray to live off the grid, so to speak, for three days and two nights. And they loved it. More than 48 hours with no Wi-Fi, no social media. Not even showers. “I didn’t touch my phone all day,” said […]

New Language Academy Partnership Offers Path to UMW

Prospective students who require English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction prior to enrollment will now have a path to the University of Mary Washington, thanks to a new partnership with the International Language Academy of Washington, D.C. (ILA). Beginning this fall, ILA will provide an English as a Second Language (ESL) instructional program at […]

American Icons to Appear with UMW Philharmonic

World-renowned opera star Renee Fleming and beloved actor Henry Winkler will headline the University of Mary Washington Philharmonic’s 2017-18 season. The announcement was made at a special event for the Friends of the UMW Philharmonic on Saturday, June 17. “We’ve been trying to get Ms. Fleming for years, but her schedule has been too tight,” […]

UMW Alum Shines on Jeopardy!

  UMW alum Becca Arm ’16 walked away from a recent episode of the long-running TV game show Jeopardy! with $27,500 and a second-place finish. Now employed as a library assistant, Arm served as a special collections student assistant in the Simpson Library during her time at UMW. “She was a wonderful library assistant, very […]

New UMW Students on Campus for Orientation

More than 150 first-year Mary Washington students attended summer Orientation on Wednesday, June 14, and Thursday, June 15, 2017. By the end of the month – with a total of six two-day sessions scheduled – that number will swell to more than a thousand. Designed to get first-year students – both freshmen and transfers – […]

UMW Named Among Virginia’s Best Colleges for Business

The University of Mary Washington has been named among the top 10 business programs among Virginia colleges and universities by Zippia, a website dedicated to helping recent college graduates with their careers. UMW ranked sixth on the list. Zippia compared data on 38 institutions of higher learning in Virginia to determine which programs offer the […]

Governor Announces Appointments to UMW Board of Visitors

The Virginia Governor’s Office announced the appointment of Patricia “Pat” Gwaltney McGinnis ’69 of Washington, D.C., and Devon Williams Cushman ’93 of Richmond to the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors. They will serve four-year terms, which expire June 30, 2021. They succeed Kenneth J. Lopez ’92 and Lisa D. Taylor ’85, whose terms […]