December 14, 2018

John McIntyre: Food for Thought

As the resident dining director at UMW, John McIntyre runs a tight ship – a tight, large ship with lots of moving parts. He attributes his discipline and leadership skills to his military service prior to joining UMW in 2011.

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UMW Swimmer Makes Splash in Record-Breaking Race

Joey Peppersack ‘21 remembers his first-ever swim practice: The piercing cold of the outdoor pool in Hopewell, Virginia. Finishing last in his lane. But for the 9-year-old who’d lost his right leg, there was something freeing in it, too. Back at home, wrapped under a blanket, Peppersack told himself what he so often did. “Next […]

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 […]

Alec Mallmann: University Center of Attention

Would you rather: Eat a green or spotted banana?

For Alec Mallmann, UMW’s assistant director for Student Involvement and University Center (UC) coordinator, the answer is clear – green. The tart taste reminds him of a crisp Granny Smith apple.

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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 Saves George Washington Bible for the Ages

In November 1752, 20-year-old George Washington placed his hand on a leather-bound King James Bible at the Lodge of Fredericksburg and joined the Masons. For more than two and a half centuries, generations of the oldest fraternal organization in the world would take steps to guard that gilt-edged book, one of only two Washington is […]

UMW Business Alumni Honored for Making a Difference

Abbas Haider and Rob Davis sell bulletproof suits. Melinda May is an entrepreneurial accountant. Iris Harrell grew the business she started in her home garage into a booming success. These movers and shakers have something in common. They were among eight University of Mary Washington alumni who were recognized at the second annual College of […]

Angela McCormick: Coming Home

Angela McCormick ’00 knew the minute she set foot on Campus Walk as a high school sophomore that Mary Washington was the place for her. And after double-majoring in geography and journalism, the native of Charlottesville, Virginia, knew it was the place she wanted to go to work.

McCormick got the chance earlier this year, becoming associate director of alumni communications. It’s a big job that includes everything from managing social media accounts and producing website content to giving alumni tours and helping plan reunion activities – anything to help people feel connected to their alma mater.

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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, […]