September 25, 2023

Eddie Perry Named President of VACLEA

Eddie Perry, chief of police, was recently voted president of the Virginia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (VACLEA). Chief Perry has previously served in other positions with the organization, most recently as vice president. VACLEA was started in 1973. It is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote professionalism in the field of law enforcement among the universities and colleges of Virginia, thereby establishing a climate conducive to the achievement of academic excellence.

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Dr. Nicole Surething Chairs Symposium at APA Annual Convention

Dr. Nicole Surething, director of counseling and psychological services, was a symposium chair at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 31-August 4. Dr. Surething’s presentation, “Perspectives of Psychologists Serving on Threat Assessment Teams,” focused on the expanded consulting role that counseling center directors and counseling psychology faculty face today in light of high profile campus shootings that increased calls for specific services, better communication, and heightened awareness and response on campuses.

Athletics Department Hosts Rappahannock Rotary Club

On Wednesday, July 10, the Athletics Department and Director Ken Tyler hosted the Rappahannock Rotary Club at the Anderson Center.  The program was planned to introduce former Redskins defensive back Darrell Green to the club members. Mr. Green has been hired by the UMW Athletics Department as special assistant for student athletic development and relations. He credited a remark from President Hurley as the impetus for his decision to join the UMW staff.  It was a quote from the UMW video, “A Small School With a Big Heart”:

“I often say to people, close your eyes and imagine what a college campus looks like, and you’ll be standing on the University of Mary Washington’s campus in Fredericksburg.” (see )

The meeting was chaired by Vice President for Administration and Finance Rick Pearce who was recently elected president of the Rappahannock Rotary Club.

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