April 4, 2020

President Paino: UMW Positioned to Think Big

On the cusp of a new decade, the University of Mary Washington is poised to meet the changing needs of a student body that will become even more diverse. President Troy Paino delivered that message Tuesday at an All-UMW Assembly, while also sharing accomplishments, updates and reflections. Monday’s launch of UMW’s Farmer Legacy 2020 celebration […]

Center for Community Engagement Opens at Mary Washington

On a late August day, Mary Washington first-years were scattered throughout Fredericksburg, mulching gardens, planting trees and cleaning up along the Rappahannock River. Others cared for animals at the SPCA and worked on projects to help area seniors, sexual assault survivors and deployed service members. These efforts were made possible by UMW’s new Center for […]

National Gallery of Art Communications Chief Gives Graduates Rules for Success

Hard work is the foundation for integrity in the workplace, said Ann Elizabeth (Anabeth) Guthrie ‘97, as she outlined rules for professional success for 1,082 University of Mary Washington undergraduate candidates and their families and friends gathered on Ball Circle. The chief of communications for the National Gallery of Art, Guthrie delivered the 2019 commencement […]

UMW Adopts 2019-20 Budget, Tuition and Fees

In its sustained effort to control costs for students, the Board of Visitors of the University of Mary Washington accepted a recommendation for minimal cost increases in the next academic year.  President Troy Paino’s proposal, which received unanimous approval, sought to address the increasing cost of serving students primarily through budget reductions and reallocations.  Paino […]

UMW, Germanna Sign Enhanced Transfer Agreement

Germanna Community College students who transfer to the University of Mary Washington will have a better chance of succeeding thanks to a new agreement between the two schools. UMW President Troy D. Paino and GCC President Janet Gullickson made the Guaranteed Transfer Partnership Agreement official today, Friday, Feb. 22, at a signing ceremony at Germanna’s […]

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 ‘Read Out’ Event Shines Light on Banned Books

Kit Lewers ’19 was in third grade when her Georgia school district banned Harry Potter. Just like that, a series of blockbuster children’s books disappeared from the library shelves, leaving Lewers to wonder why something so beloved was off-limits. But it didn’t stop her from devouring stories. Or from growing up to become an English […]

Moving In On a Dream

Valerie Ebenki ’22 applied to seven colleges and toured four. She got into all of them, and might have gone anywhere. Yet on a sticky summer morning this week, Ebenki stood on the sidewalk outside Randolph Hall, belongings piled as high as her shoulders. Nearby by was her mother, Elenour, and best friend, Lydia Fozo, […]

Paino Charges UMW to Get Involved, Change Lives

President Troy Paino reminded faculty and staff of the power of a liberal arts education and its ability to shape the world for good at a critical time in our nation’s history during his annual kick-off to the upcoming academic year. “We’ve increasingly seen education through a vocational lens. We believe the important thing we […]

Troy D. Paino speaks about UMW’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

In response to recent events, UMW President Troy D. Paino speaks about UMW’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and strength as a community. Stay Safe and Feel Safe at Mary Washington