Author Archives: Brian Eckert

Jennifer Peszka ’94 Named Arkansas Professor of the Year

Jenny Peszka. Photograph (c) Hillsman Jackson, courtesy of Hendrix College

Jennifer Peszka, a member of Washington and Lee University’s Class of 1994 and a psychology professor at Hendrix College, has been named the 2015 Arkansas Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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W&L Economics Professors Win USITC Research Contract

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Michael A. Anderson, the Robert E. Sadler Professor of Economics, and Martin H. Davies, assistant professor of economics, have been awarded a United States International Trade Commission (USITC) government research contract for work on the organization’s India Trade Project.

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Lexington Sunrise Rotary Names Ruscio Paul Harris Fellow

President Kenneth P. Ruscio

The Lexington Sunrise Rotary Club has named W&L President Kenneth P. Ruscio a Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary’s highest honor and a tribute to a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives of The Rotary Foundation — world understanding and peace.

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Matt Bevin '89 Elected Governor of Kentucky

Matt Bevin ’89 of Louisville, who attended Washington and Lee with an ROTC scholarship, rose to the rank of captain in the U.S. Army and went on to careers in manufacturing, investment management and medical devices, was elected governor of Kentucky Nov. 3.

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W&L Community Celebrates $542.5 Million Campaign Success

The University community gathered for a celebration luncheon Friday afternoon on Cannan Green.

More than a thousand students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends gathered in Lexington Oct. 9 to celebrate the conclusion of the second-largest campaign by a liberal arts institution.

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Warren A. Stephens Recognized at W&L’s Colonnade

John, Warren '79, Harriet and Laura '12 Stephens

The renovation and restoration of the Colonnade would not have occurred during the Honor Our Past, Build Our Future campaign without the special support of Warren ‘79 and Harriet Stephens of Little Rock, Arkansas, and their children Laura ’12, John and Miles.

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Shakespeare 2016! Kicks Off Oct. 11 with the Drama "Desdemona"


The three-night run of “Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief” Oct. 11–13 kicks off Shakespeare 2016!, Washington and Lee’s year-long celebration of 400 years of Shakespeare in theater, music, dance, art and scholarship.

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“Free Spirit” Sculpture Graces Campus Green


The kinetic outdoor sculpture “Free Spirit” by Drew Klotz, nationally recognized creator of wind sculptures, has been donated to Washington and Lee University by the parents of Kelsey Durkin, the student killed in a December 2013 automobile accident not far from the campus.

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W&L Junior Named Young Ambassador of German Academic Exchange Service

Matt Carl '17

Matthew Carl, a junior at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, has been selected as a participant in the German Academic Exchange Service’s Young Ambassadors Program for 2015-16.

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W&L Enrolls First-Year Class of 455, Will Award Financial Aid to Record Percentage


Some 455 first-year students will be among the student body when fall semester classes begin Sept. 10 at Washington and Lee University, and a record percentage of them will receive financial aid.

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