Author Archives: Jessica Willett

George D. Johnson III Joins W&L Board of Trustees

George J. "Geordy"' Johnson III

George D. “Geordy” Johnson III, CEO of Johnson Development Associates Inc., Spartanburg, South Carolina, joined the Washington and Lee University Board of Trustees on Oct. 7, 2016. Johnson, a 2005 graduate of W&L, also holds an M.B.A. from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. During graduate school, Johnson interned with BlackRock on its securitized assets investments team. […]

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Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Philip Kitcher to Speak on Secular Humanism

Philip Kitcher

Philip Kitcher, the John Dewey Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, will give a Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar lecture at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library. The title of the lecture is “The Case for Secular Humanism.”

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W&L Commemorates 15th Anniversary of Sept. 11


Members of Washington and Lee's Executive Committee, College Republicans and College Democrats placed American flags on the walkway between Lee Chapel and Washington Hall this weekend in remembrance of those who lost their lives in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. 15 years ago.

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Connect, Involve, Support: Advancing W&L's Mission

In the July issue of Generally Speaking, University Advancement announced that the Annual Fund reached a record of $10.3 million and benefited from the participation of more than 53 percent of undergraduate alumni.  The 2015-2016 results represent a 2.72 percent increase over 2014-2015 and includes record amounts given by undergraduate alumni, law alumni and parents. […]

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Hoover Offers Advice on Flipping Houses on WalletHub

Scott Hoover

Scott Hoover, A. Stevens Miles Professor of Banking and Finance at Washington and Lee University, discusses the dos and don'ts of flipping houses in WalletHub.

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Jackie Coleman '08 Applies Art History to Event Commerce

Jackie Coleman '08. (Photo: Eved)

If you’re interested in the inner workings of an event commerce company — and especially if you’re interested in a great way to use that liberal arts degree — check out this interview in the Chicago Tribune with Jackie (Neilson) Coleman, a 2008 graduate of Washington and Lee University. She is the senior product manager at Eved, in Chicago.

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Jenny Elmes '91 Is Good and Green

Jenny Elmes '91

Jenny Elmes, a member of Washington and Lee University’s Class of 1991, this month received a nice honor for her Lexington business, full circle catering: Top Green Provider for 2016.

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A’rese Emokpae '10 Wins "The Voice Nigeria"

A’rese Emokpae ’10

During her student days at Washington and Lee University, A’rese Emokpae danced and acted on many a stage at the Lenfest Center before graduating in 2010. Over the past six years, she’s been pursuing a career in musical theater, and now she’s putting her talents to the test by competing on “The Voice Nigeria” TV show.

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Headed to Rio

Lynn Symansky '05 and Donner

Lynn Symansky ’05 said she has “essentially been trying out for the Olympics” ever since she began competing during college at the top level of the equestrian sport. 2016 is her year.

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W&L President Ruscio on the Value of Civility in the Richmond Times-Dispatch


The following opinion piece by Kenneth P. Ruscio, president of Washington and Lee, appeared in the June 12, 2016, edition of the Richmond Times-Dispatch and is reprinted here by permission. The Value of Civility: Pessimism or Optimism for the Class of 2016? by Kenneth P. Ruscio Standing in front of the Class of 2016 last month […]

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