May 22, 2024

Beyond the Classroom Endowment Brings the World to UMW Students

University of Mary Washington senior Nathaniel Huff attended 19 professional theatre performances in the span of three weeks – more than most patrons see in a year – on the UMW Theatre in London trip last summer. A theatre major, Huff grew up in a small town with limited access to his chosen field. He […]

UMW Reports Record-Breaking $21.3 Million Raised in 2022-23

The University of Mary Washington closed the books June 30 on its most successful fundraising year to date, with $21,362,093 in gifts and pledges – more than triple last year’s number – made during the 2022-23 fiscal year to enhance the UMW student experience. Private support from 4,829 generous donors, more than half of whom […]

Beyond the Classroom Endowment Ramps Up Student Research

Senior Madeline Killian isn’t just hitting the books to study female scientists in 18th century Spain. In December she will travel to Madrid to delve into discoveries made by Junta de Damas de Honor y Mérito, the country’s first civic organization for women. “They conducted groundbreaking medical experiments to improve infant health, and the group still […]

Science Symposium Showcases Research That’s Making a Difference

University of Mary Washington junior Karissa Highlander has spent the summer researching an infectious illness. But not the one scientists have been focused on for the past 18 months. Instead, Highlander, a biomedical sciences major, has been working on new treatments for tuberculosis. Though rare in the United States, antibiotic resistant strains of the deadly […]

Alumna Pledges Gift Match to Beyond the Classroom Endowment

Long before she led the effort to modernize food safety for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Catherine O’Connor Woteki ’69 was a student lab assistant in Combs Hall. “Doing behind-the-scenes prep work and just being able to hang around the lab was so helpful,” she said of her 1968 position in Mary Washington’s biology department. […]

Endowment Endeavors to Enhance Student Experiences

The UMW historic preservation students were on a mission. As part of a 2019 study abroad trip to Paris, they were determined to find the grave of James Monroe’s daughter, Eliza, and make sure it was in good shape. Success. After clearing away some plant growth, the students were able to report that Eliza Monroe […]