Author Archives: Brian Eckert

McAllister Receives Virginia CFO Award

Steve McAllister

Virginia Business magazine has named Steven G. McAllister, vice president for finance and treasurer of Washington and Lee University, as the leading chief financial officer among large non-profit organizations in the state.

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W&L Registrar Scott Dittman Elected Vice President of AACRAO

Scott Dittman

Scott Dittman, university registrar of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, has been elected vice president at large of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

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Positive Change Honors the Past, Doesn’t Reject It, W&L Graduates Told

W&L President Kenneth P. Ruscio addresses graduates at the 2015 Commencement Ceremony

A university is not a museum where change should be seen as a rejection of the past. Instead, advancing and improving are the ways universities like Washington and Lee honor their commitment to, and reverence for, the past.

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Va. Education Secretary Holton Speaks, Receives Honorary Degree at W&L

Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton delivers Washington and Lee's Baccalaureate Address

Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton advised Washington and Lee University seniors at their May 27 baccalaureate service to “live life optimistically, be on the lookout for opportunities, jump in vigorously, and don’t worry about who gets the credit.”

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W&L’s President Ruscio to Step Down in July 2016

President Kenneth P. Ruscio

Kenneth P. Ruscio will step down as Washington and Lee University's president on June 30, 2016. Ruscio, who announced his decision to the campus community today, will have completed a decade as president of his alma mater when he leaves the position.

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Washington and Lee University to Celebrate 228th Commencement, Baccalaureate

2014 Commencement

Washington and Lee University celebrates its 228th undergraduate commencement May 28 when it will award bachelor’s degrees to 454 students.

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W&L Student Wins Regional, National Journalism Awards

Rachel Adams-Heard '16

Rachel Adams-Heard, a junior business journalism major at Washington and Lee University, has won first place for general news reporting-newspaper (small school division) in Region 2 of the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2014 college journalism competition.

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Two Washington and Lee Students Named Kemper Scholars

Lee Sommerfeldt '18 (l) and Parker Burrus '18 (r)

Parker Burrus of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Lee Sommerfeldt of Sealy, Texas, both first-year students at Washington and Lee University, have been selected as Kemper Scholars.

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W&L Theater Professor Wins 2015 Mednick Fellowship

Jemma Levy

Jemma Levy, assistant professor of theater at Washington and Lee University, has won the 2015 Mednick Fellowship from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC).

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Shakespeare 2016! to Celebrate 400 Years of the Bard at W&L


Shakespeare 2016! a year-long celebration of William Shakespeare's legacy, will be observed at Washington and Lee University with a full academic year of special events, performances, public lectures and courses at Washington and Lee University.

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