Washington and Lee University honored two graduates with the Distinguished Young Alumni Award during Young Alumni Weekend, Oct. 25–26: Jane Ledlie Batcheller, of Atlanta, a graduate of the Class of 2003 and the Law Class of 2008, and Paul S. Trible III, of Richmond, of the Class of 2003.
Jane Ledlie Batcheller is an associate with the Atlanta law firm Arnall Golden Gregory, in its corporate and securities practice. She is also a member of the firm's mergers and acquisitions practice as well as the strategic-alliances and joint-ventures practice. She represents public and private companies in corporate transactional matters, as well as clients in the transportation, food-service-distribution and health-care industries.
At W&L, she played varsity soccer; served as secretary of the Executive Committee of the Student Body; belonged to Kathekon, the student alumni organization; and served as an honor advocate, among many activities. While enrolled in the School of Law, Batcheller served as a volunteer assistant coach with the women's soccer team, assistant head of the Honor Advocate Program and on the Moot Court Board. She was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, the leadership society.
As an alumnus, she has been a chapter volunteer, a member of her reunion class committee, a career mentor, and local chair of the Alumni Admissions Program.
W&L recognized Batcheller for "her many accomplishments in law, her steadfast support of Washington and Lee, and a life that brings credit to her alma mater."
Paul S. Trible III is the co-founder and CEO of Ledbury, a menswear company specializing in men's fine dress shirts and based in Richmond. Trible launched Ledbury in 2009 after he had spent a year as an apprentice in London under Robert Emmert, a premier shirt maker.
Following his graduation from W&L, where he majored in history, Trible joined the international non-profit Operation Smile, a worldwide charitable organization that treats facial deformities. He ran medical missions in Africa, Asia and Latin America and led Operation Smile U.K. from its London headquarters for four years. He earned an M.B.A. from Oxford University.
Trible has supported his alma mater as a chapter volunteer and campus speaker.
W&L recognized him for "his contributions to children's health, his entrepreneurial spirit, his success in turning a passion into a career, and his support of Washington and Lee.”
W&L President Kenneth P. Ruscio presented the awards to Batcheller and Trible in a ceremony in Washington Hall on Friday, Oct. 25.