September 22, 2023

New Vice President Brings Ideas for Advancement

When Katie Turcotte becomes UMW’s vice president of advancement later this month, she’ll fill a much-needed role – helping to bring the university forward from pandemic constraints and bolstering its liberal arts and sciences mission. Who better to lead the University of Mary Washington’s development team than a “nonprofit and philanthropy nerd”? That’s how Turcotte […]

Donors Made Lasting Impact on #MaryWashDay

On Mary Wash Giving Day, the volume of donations over 24 hours was equivalent to the quantity typically received by the University over several months. Now that all online, mailed and phoned-in contributions made on April 13 have been tallied, the day’s official results are in: 3,453 gifts—exceeding the day’s goal of 3,000—totaling $598,326. Ardent […]

Class of 2017 Shows Pride through Senior Class Gift

SCG AnnouncementMembers of the Class of 2017 showed their love for Mary Washington by giving back to, what is now, their alma mater. In total, 139 graduating seniors gave more than $7,000 to support various initiatives across the University. News of the total amount raised for the traditional Senior Class Gift was met with cheers when it was announced at Commencement rehearsal.

During the 2016-2017 academic year, members of other classes also stepped up to show their pride. In total, 274 “non-seniors” contributed $6,700 to UMW. The Offices of Advancement and Alumni Relations are proud UMW students are learning about the essential role of philanthropy – both from past donors and future alumni.

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Keith Represents UMW at Elements: The Web Conference at Penn State

Shelley Keith, Director Digital Communications for UMW University Relations, presented at Elements: The Web Conference at Penn State in State College, Pennsylvania. Shelley presented “We Don’t Need No Education: Web Governance Through Online On-Demand Training” to higher education administrators, communicators, and technical teams from across the country.

Staff Advisory Council Updates

Rick Pearce holds Baldwin.

Rick Pearce holds Baldwin.

Baldwin sits on Torre Meringolo's desk.

Baldwin sits on Torre Meringolo’s desk.

Faculty and Staff Mixer, April 24:

The Staff Advisory Council invites you to join your University of Mary Washington colleagues for a faculty and staff mixer TODAY from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sunken Well Tavern.

The Eagle Has Landed:

The eagle is on the move! This week, the eagle landed on Richard Pearce’s desk and then flew over to Torre Meringolo’s desk. Watch out, you could be next! Click here to find out more.

UMW Staff Volunteer at Day of Caring

Two teams of University of Mary Washington staff traded in their desks and computers for paint brushes and shovels as volunteers at the Day of Caring on Thursday, September 15.

A total of 28 volunteers, 16 from Student Affairs and 12 from Advancement and University Relations, spent the morning cleaning, painting and landscaping for local agencies.

The team from Student Affairs volunteered at Thurman Brisben Center and Fredericksburg Area HIV/AIDS Support Services while the team from Advancement and University Relations volunteered at the Rappahannock Emergency Medical Services Council.

This is the second year that a group from Mary Washington has volunteered with the Day of Caring, a project of Rappahannock United Way.