July 12, 2024

Alumna’s Scholarship Supports Students Studying Conservation Abroad

Growing up in rural Southwest Virginia, Sally Brannan Hurt ’92 dreamed of travel. She finally got her chance to go abroad to the Bahamas during a spring break trip in college. Yet, she realized she yearned to see rainforests and savannas more than she wanted to sunbathe in the sand. “Being in nature brings me […]

Gwen Hale Resource Center Helps Feed UMW Students in Need

Tamara Garrett ’23 arranges boxed macaroni and cheese, cans of soup and packaged snacks on shelves. With the fall semester underway at the University of Mary Washington, she wants to ensure that the Gwen Hale Resource Center (GHRC) is fully stocked. “Most people don’t like to ask for help, but we want students to know […]

Gwen Hale Resource Center Helps Feed UMW Students in Need

Tamara Garrett ’23 arranges boxed macaroni and cheese, cans of soup and packaged snacks on shelves. With the fall semester underway at the University of Mary Washington, she wants to ensure that the Gwen Hale Resource Center (GHRC) is fully stocked. “Most people don’t like to ask for help, but we want students to know […]

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 […]

UMW College of Business Classroom Named for Longtime Accounting Professor

When Professor Emeritus Leigh Frackelton retired from the University of Mary Washington’s College of Business (COB) in 2021, the pandemic left little room for fanfare. Rob Strassheim ’96 wanted something more for his former professor, who taught business law and accounting at the University for 35 years. “Leigh is an institution here at Mary Washington,” […]