May 26, 2017

UMW Names College of Education Dean

Peter S. Kelly has been appointed as dean of the College of Education at the University of Mary Washington. The selection was announced by Acting Provost Nina Mikhalevsky. He will begin work at UMW on July 25. In this position, Kelly will be responsible for providing leadership in defining the College of Education’s strategic priorities and for […]

UMW Meets Challenge for Amphitheatre Restoration

One year after kicking off the Amphitheatre challenge, the University of Mary Washington has successfully met the criteria to receive a $125,000 challenge grant from the Richmond-based Mary Morton Parsons Foundation. During that time frame, the number of UMW donors making gifts to restore the century-old Amphitheatre nearly tripled. “This cherished landmark is important to […]

“The Smithy” on View at Belmont

Gari Melchers Home and Studio will feature The Smithy as the next in an annual series of “Spotlight Exhibitions,” on display from June 10 until Sept. 4, 2017, in the Studio at Belmont. The Smithy, painted around 1899 at the height of his career, was one of American artist Gari Melchers’ most critically successful canvases […]

Winners Announced for Melchers’ Photo Exhibit

Three photos in the current Belmont Portrayed: Through a Lens exhibition at Gari Melchers Home and Studio have been recognized as winners of the “People’s Choice” vote. Since the show opened on March 18, gallery visitors have been asked to choose their favorite photo from the 21 on display, with almost 800 guests registering their […]

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 […]

UMW Graduates Class of 2017 in 106th Commencement

The University of Mary Washington graduated a total of 1,190 students during its 106th commencement in a graduate ceremony on Friday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium of George Washington Hall and in an undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 13, at 9 a.m. in Ball Circle on the Fredericksburg campus. The university awarded […]

UMW Students Receive Awards of Excellence

University of Mary Washington students were honored for outstanding achievements at recent awards programs. Brian E. Burns was named Scholar-Athlete of the Year; Department Awards Regine Eleazer, Lily Irene Radolinski, and May Shorten Townley, Award of Excellence in Art and Art History; James Thomas Stewart, Art History Award for Outstanding Research; Courtney Marie Kuzemchak, Melchers Award […]

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 […]

Birds of a Feather: Eagle grads flock together

Eagle grads flock together

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 […]