May 24, 2024

Rays of Sun – and Success – as UMW Graduates Class of 2024

From the front steps of the Cedric Rucker University Center to the Lee Hall terrace and around the rim of Ball Circle, proud family and friends cheered their hearts out Saturday morning for the University of Mary Washington’s 2024 graduates. Nearly 1,000 students from UMW’s Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, and Education received bachelor’s […]

Perfect Day and Perfect 4.0 for Five UMW Grads, and Faculty Pinschmidt Award Winner

As nearly 1,000 Class of 2024 graduates crossed the stage at the University of Mary Washington’s Commencement to the applause of hundreds of faculty and staff and thousands of family and friends, five students and one faculty member received top-of-class honors. Graduates Anna Blake, Anna Czernia, Hannah Lee, Harmony Peura and Abigail Swanson earned the Colgate […]

Computer Science Grad Kicks College Into High Gear at UMW

Computers are complicated. But University of Mary Washington senior Owen Chong breaks them down into 12 simple words – what you get out of them depends on what you put in. The same could be said of his college career. A computer science major and data science minor who hoped to play soccer and study […]

Honor Council President Finds Moral of the Story at Mary Washington

When University of Mary Washington senior Hannah Lee bought her first pair of scrubs at the start of her college career, she couldn’t have known that – wash after wash – she’d be pulling them on four years later, for the same volunteer job. “Being able to provide care for people who are unable to […]

Drizzly Weather Couldn’t Dampen UMW Commencement

Rain fell relentlessly over the Fredericksburg region this morning, but at the University of Mary Washington’s 111th Commencement, a rainbow of umbrellas signaled bright skies ahead for nearly 1,200 graduates. Back on Ball Circle for the first time in three years, the signature ceremony marked the culmination of years’ worth of work by students earning […]

UMW Graduates Class of 2022

The University of Mary Washington conferred undergraduate and graduate degrees upon a total of 1,163 students during its 111th Commencement ceremony, held on Saturday, May 7, at 9 a.m. on Ball Circle. The University awarded three Master of Geospatial Analysis degrees, 34 Master of Business Administration degrees, 62 Master of Education degrees, 47 Master of […]

Students, Professor Win Top-of-the-Class Awards

The University of Mary Washington honored two graduates, Sally Burkley and Vanessa Fickes, with the Colgate W. Darden Jr. Award for earning the highest grade-point average (GPA) in the undergraduate program. The awards were among the top honors presented at the University’s 111th Commencement ceremony, held on Ball Circle on Saturday, May 7. In addition, […]

UMW Bestows Emeritus Honors on Faculty, Administrators

Faculty members who have served the University of Mary Washington for at least 15 years and who have attained the rank of professor or associate professor are eligible to be considered for emeritus status. This honor, by action of the Board of Visitors, is bestowed this year upon the following distinguished member of the faculty. […]

Class of 2022: Stellar Student Stories, Part 3 of 3

The Class of 2022 began freshman year like any other, swept up in longstanding University of Mary Washington traditions like Move-In Day, Eagle Gathering and Honor Convocation. That all changed when they were sophomores. Classes went online, study abroad trips were postponed and everything – activities, internships and volunteer experiences – became virtual. But these […]

Class of 2022: Stellar Student Stories, Part 2 of 3

The Class of 2022 began freshman year like any other, swept up in longstanding University of Mary Washington traditions like Move-In Day, Eagle Gathering and Honor Convocation. That all changed when they were sophomores. Classes went online, study abroad trips were postponed and everything – activities, internships and volunteer experiences – became virtual. But these […]