March 21, 2018

Matrimony 101: Alums Found Love at UMW

They met their match on a late summer morning, inside a classroom on the basement floor of Combs Hall during the first day of English 101. She’d come from a small town in Massachusetts, a math major in search of warmer weather. He was from Richmond, studying historic preservation. Their eyes met. This is how […]

UMW Ranked Among Nation’s Best for Low Debt, Superior Academics

The University of Mary Washington has been recognized again as one of the best schools in the nation for affordable student loan debt and superior academics, according to two recent studies. In surveys by LendEDU, UMW ranked 16th of 100 small public colleges for the least average debt per borrower.  A marketplace resource for student […]

Andrea Cordray: Taking Care of Business

Andrea Cordray has a file full of contacts any executive would envy. Accountants, bankers, consultants and marketers – they’re all on her list. As student support and outreach coordinator, she makes the connections that keep the College of Business (COB) ahead of the curve. [Read more…]

Jessica Machado: Student Advocate

For Jessica Machado, it’s all about the students she reaches.

The new director of the Office of Disability Resources came to UMW three months ago from George Mason University, where she helped create a program for students with autism.

At Mary Washington, Machado hopes to continue building programs and finding resources for students with disabilities to help them reach their full potential. [Read more…]

UMW Linked to Secret Lives of WWII Women

In 1942, the U.S. Army sent its most handsome officers to women’s colleges across the South. The soldiers came to Virginia, and to Mary Washington, to recruit graduates to break German and Japanese codes. Southern women, the Army believed, were more susceptible to the charms of a good-looking man. Sworn to secrecy, the women—more than […]

UMW’s Hanna Charts Untold Stories

Steve Hanna would peer out the window on road trips with his parents, matching points on the highway to the ones on the paper he held in his hands. Something about all those dots, lines and colors drew him in. No wonder Hanna, UMW professor of geography, ended up building a career on making – […]

UMW Philharmonic to Perform ‘Treasures’ in L.A.

The UMW Philharmonic, led by Kevin Bartram, will perform in Los Angeles on Friday, Feb. 2. Held at the University of California, Irvine, the performance is part of the College Orchestra Directors Association’s national conference. The Philharmonic, made up of about 80 members from both the UMW student body and the greater Fredericksburg area, is […]

Lynda Worthy: Show Me the Money

If you’ve run into her on campus, you might not have made the connection. Lynda Worthy shies away from the spotlight, but she’s the force behind one of the best things about working at Mary Washington: the paycheck.

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Journalist’s Challenge: Keep King’s Legacy Alive

April Ryan fired the question heard around the world. “Mr. President,” the veteran White House correspondent called out during a Jan. 12 event honoring Martin Luther King, “are you a racist?” The response was swift. Critics objected to the timing of the question. Supporters said it was about time. But for Ryan, who’d covered four […]

UMW Art Alumni Come Full Circle

She doodled so often she didn’t even realize she’d done it: Drawn a tiny image in the margin of her English paper. Anna Prezioso ‘09 was a junior at the University of Mary Washington, on track to become a high school English teacher, when she turned in the assignment. The absent-minded doodle would change the […]