Author Archives: Julie Campbell

Bill McKelway '70 to be Inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Bill McKelway, a 1970 graduate of Washington and Lee University. On April 7, at a festive ceremony in Richmond, the veteran newspaper reporter is being inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. Bill started working at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in 1971, the year after he departed W&L. Upon his retirement last fall […]

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Thomas R. Shepherd, W&L Benefactor and Emeritus Trustee, Dies at 86

Tom Shepherd '52

Thomas Ringgold Shepherd, an emeritus trustee, alumnus and significant benefactor of Washington and Lee University, died on March 19, 2016. A resident of Stow, Massachusetts, he was 86.

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W&L English Professor and Alumnus Highlight the Virginia Festival of the Book

Lesley Wheeler

It’s March, and that means it’s time for the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville — and for two members of the Washington and Lee University literary community to shine.

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Emeritus Trustee Michael Monier ’62 Dies at 75

Michael Harrison Monier, a trustee emeritus and 1962 graduate of Washington and Lee University, died on March 9, 2016, at age 75.

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A Successful “Say Thanks” Week

Morgan Dougherty '19 signs a postcard in the Commons for Say Thanks Week.

As members of the W&L community made their way across campus March 7–10, they noticed a myriad of posters, signs, postcards — and people — all of them giving thanks. The goal of this gratitude was to remind students of the many ways that donors make the W&L experience special.

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Shakespearean Scholar to Address W&L’s Phi Beta Kappa Convocation

Ayanna Thompson

The Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Washington and Lee University will induct new members into the prestigious academic honor society at the Phi Beta Kappa/Society of the Cincinnati Convocation on Sunday, March 13, at 3 p.m. in Lee Chapel.

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Jim Baldwin ’83 Elected to W&L Board of Trustees

Jim Baldwin '83

Jim Baldwin, executive vice president and general counsel for Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc., Dallas, was elected to Washington and Lee University’s Board of Trustees on Feb. 12, at the board’s winter meeting.

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Louis W. Hodges, Knight Professor of Journalism Ethics Emeritus at Washington and Lee, Dies at 83

Lou Hodges

Louis Wendell Hodges, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Professor of Journalism Ethics Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, died yesterday, Feb. 8, from complications of a severe head injury he received in a fall six years ago. He was 83. Hodges taught religion and ethics at W&L for 43 years.

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Frank Parsons, Longtime W&L Administrator and Wearer of Many Hats, Dies at 87

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Frank Arthur Parsons, who worked in multiple areas of the administration at his alma mater, Washington and Lee University, from 1954 to 1999, died Jan. 28, 2016, in his home at Kendal at Lexington. He was 87.

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Jorge Estrada, Trustee Emeritus and Alumnus of Washington and Lee University, Dies at 68

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Jorge Eliecer Estrada, a 1969 graduate and trustee emeritus of Washington and Lee University, died on Dec. 9. 2015, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was 68.

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