December 2, 2021

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 […]

Doctor Supports Veterans, the Underserved

This story, written by Daryl Lease ’85, originally appeared in the University of Mary Washington Magazine’s spring/summer 2020 issue. As a pre-med student at Mary Washington, Anthony D. Jones ’99 volunteered at the nearby Lloyd Moss Free Clinic, shadowing doctors as they provided care to low-income residents, including patients with HIV/AIDS. The experience helped set him on […]

Alumnus Cooks Up Initiative to Feed Families

Acclaimed chef and restaurant owner Erik Bruner-Yang and his wife welcomed their third child and bought their first home in January. Just eight weeks later, the same weekend they moved into their new house in Washington, D.C., the mayor ordered all city restaurants to close because of COVID-19. The 2007 UMW graduate felt fortunate that […]

Alumnus Shelters in Honduras to Save UMW-Born Nonprofit

Phoning it in isn’t an option for Shin Fujiyama ’07. At UMW, he threw himself into every assignment, task and responsibility – from serving hungry students in Seacobeck to organizing a thousand-person walkathon. Now, living in Honduras in the midst of a global pandemic, Fujiyama is focused on rescuing the nonprofit he started at Mary […]

Mary Washington Hosts Reunion Weekend 2019

The University of Mary Washington will host hundreds of alumni during Reunion Weekend, today through Sunday, June 2. The three-day affair invites Eagles – who graduated over the span of seven decades – back to the nest for a weekend filled with learning opportunities, art exhibits, class photos, food, fun and, most importantly, the chance […]