December 14, 2018

UMW’s Great Lives Lecture Series Kicks off in January

South African revolutionary Nelson Mandela, jazz legend Billie Holiday and baseball superstar Cal Ripken are among the larger-than-life figures to be featured during this year’s William B. Crawley Great Lives lecture series. The lectures take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Jan. 15 to April 9, at the University of Mary Washington’s Dodd […]

UMW College of Business Earns AACSB Accreditation

AACSB International (AACSB) announced Monday, Nov. 26 that the University of Mary Washington has gained accreditation for its College of Business. Earned by only 5 percent of the world’s schools offering business degrees, AACSB accreditation inspires new ways of thinking within business education globally. UMW is one of only five U.S. schools to receive accreditation […]

Civil Rights Trip Sparks a Mary Washington Movement

A group of UMW students traveled to Montgomery, Alabama, to explore the ongoing civil rights struggle in America. Along with new experiences and perspectives, they gained a new motivation to be agents of change - at Mary Washington and in the world. Read more.

25th UMW Leadership Colloquium: Find Your Purpose

Always good at math and science, Nicole Price earned a degree in chemical engineering and spent a decade building a successful career in the field. But her personality was pointing her in a different direction. Now a sought-after leadership coach, consultant and speaker, she transformed her professional life and, through her company, Lively Paradox, helps […]

Do the Math: Alum Builds Career in Cybersecurity

When Rebecca McHale ’01 decided to major in math at Mary Washington, she had no idea it would add up to a brilliant career in cybersecurity. As chief information security officer for Booz Allen Hamilton, she’s on the front lines of defense. Women still make up only about 20 percent of the field, according to […]

Kevin Bartram: A Note of Success

Kevin Bartram has shared the stage with the best of the best – Paul Anka, Tony Bennett, Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell. The list goes on.

That didn’t happen by accident for the director of UMW’s Philharmonic Orchestra.

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UMW Homecoming Weekend Kicks off Tomorrow

Hundreds of Mary Washington alumni will converge on the Fredericksburg campus, tomorrow – Friday, Oct. 19 – and Saturday, Oct. 20, for Homecoming Weekend 2018. Organizers expect about 1,000 spirited UMW grads spanning at least seven decades to visit their old stomping grounds, attend an array of activities and reconnect with good friends. Many more, […]

UMW’s Farnsworth Talks Fake News on With Good Reason Radio

With Good Reason radio takes a page from UMW Professor Steve Farnsworth’s latest book in its new episode, The Face of Fake News. The show, set to hit airwaves across the country on Saturday, Oct. 13, explores the misleading news that politicians throughout history – on both the left and the right – have penned, proffered […]

Beth Williams: Do the Right Thing

Beth Williams ’94 was intrigued by human behavior well before she earned a degree in psychology at Mary Washington. Since then, she’s built a dynamic career in human resources, working for government contractors in Northern Virginia and closer to home at CVS, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, and Hilldrup Moving and Storage.

She circled back to her alma mater this spring, when she became executive director for Human Resources at UMW. Through it all, her focus has stayed the same.

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Grad Grows Student Volunteer Work Into Directorship

Crouched down in the dirt, tugging at crabgrass and dandelions, Sarah Perry ’07 felt free. More than a decade later, she still recalls that as a Mary Washington student volunteer at Downtown Greens, she found a sort of solace in weeding, and a passion began to take root. A bit of a dreamer in college, […]