Author Archives: Brian Eckert

Eric Schwen ’15 is Apker Award Finalist

Eric Schwen

Eric Schwen ’15, a Washington and Lee University valedictorian and physics major from Cottage Grove, Minnesota, has been chosen as a finalist for the American Physical Society’s LeRoy Apker Award, recognizing outstanding achievements in physics by an undergraduate.

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Washington and Lee Concludes $542 Million Campaign


Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, concluded its seven-year campaign on June 30, raising $542.5 million, 8 percent more than the $500 million goal.

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W&L Sets New Annual Fund Fundraising Record for 2014-15

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In the final year of Honor Our Past, Build Our Future: The Campaign for Washington and Lee, alumni and parents gave more to the Annual Fund than ever before. At the end of the 2014-15 fiscal year on June 30, the Annual Fund raised $10,038,581, a new record — and the first time the Annual Fund reached the $10 million mark.

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Tour of W&L Construction Projects Available Online


A video tour of construction projects underway at Washington and Lee University can be seen online.

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W&L Senior Awarded Fellowship from Virginia SPJ,SDX Educational Foundation

Athena Cao '16

Athena (Yue) Cao, a rising senior from Beijing, China, has been awarded one of two 2015 journalism summer fellowships from the Virginia SPJ,SDX Educational Foundation.

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Mellon Foundation Grants W&L Funds for Digital Humanities, Study of History


Washington and Lee University has received project grants totaling $950,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation — one to develop new methods of teaching the humanities using technology and another to study how the lessons of history help us interpret contemporary issues.

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Laura Puleo '15L Competes for Miss USA Title

Laura Puleo '15L receives her diploma at the School of Law's 2015 commencement ceremony.

Only a little more than a month after graduating from Washington and Lee School of Law, Laura Puleo ’15L will compete as Miss Virginia for the title of Miss USA on Sunday night, July 12.

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W&L Rector Appoints Presidential Search Committee


J. Donald Childress, rector of Washington and Lee University’s Board of Trustees, has named a 14-member committee composed of members of the Board of Trustees, faculty and administration to conduct a national search for the university’s next president.

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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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