May 22, 2024

Laurie Abeel Earns Black Belt

Laurie Abeel, associate professor in graduate education, passed her Black Belt test in Tae Kwan Do on Saturday, April 28 at the Karate Sports Academy in Warrenton. She started as a white belt in April 2004 and three knee surgeries (with one more at the end of May) and eight years later has finally earned her black belt!

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.


  1. Janet West says

    Congratulations, Laurie! Go get ’em!

  2. Dre Anthes says

    Whoa- remind me to admit WHOEVER you want, WHENEVER you want it! Congrats!