Author Archives: Jessica Willett

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 Wants to be the Voice of 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

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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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Elliot Emadian Awarded Scholarship to American Dance Festival's Six-Week School

Elliot Emadian ’17

Elliot Emadian ’17, from Normandy, Tennessee, received a tuition scholarship to attend the American Dance Festival’s (ADF) six-week school.

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Twenty-six Members of the Faculty and Staff Retire from W&L

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Washington and Lee University recognized three retiring members of the University's faculty during the recent commencement exercises. Twenty-three retiring members of W&L's staff were recognized during the Employee Recognition Banquet held in April.

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Ruscio Addresses Opening Assembly at Alumni Reunions

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Dr. Kenneth P. Ruscio, president of Washington and Lee, gave the keynote talk at the University’s annual Alumni Reunion Weekend Opening Assembly on April 28, in Lee Chapel. He spoke on “A Timeless Trust.”

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W&L Celebrates Distinguished Alumni and Sets Reunion Records

From left to right, Distinguished Alumni Award recipients Raymond James Welder '91, John Ebner '91, Carol Dannelly O'Kelley '91 and James D. Humphries III '66, '69L

Washington and Lee University bestowed its Distinguished Alumni Awards on four graduates during its annual Alumni Weekend, April 28-May 1. The presentations came on April 30, during the annual meeting of the Alumni Association.

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Author Daniel James Brown to Give the Keynote Address at the Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar at Washington and Lee University

Daniel James Brown

Daniel James Brown, author of the New York Times bestseller “The Boys in the Boat,” will present the keynote address at Washington and Lee University’s Tom Wolfe Weekend Seminar “Finding Gold in the Oar: Crafting History in ‘The Boys in the Boat,’” on April 22, at 4:15 p.m. in Lee Chapel.

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