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W&L Students and Alumni to Perform Aerial Dances in New York City June 12

aerial dance

On June 12, in New York City, student members of Washington and Lee University's Repertory Dance Company will join W&L dance alumni to perform two aerial dances at the Ailey Citigroup Theatre, a state-of-the-art performance space. The show is at 7:30 p.m., and a reception will follow.

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Todd Smith '83 Remembered in Reid Hall

Todd Smith Memorial

Among the many celebrations that marked the third week of May for the graduating seniors, one remembered an alumnus: the late Todd Smith '83.

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W&L Celebrates Distinguished Alumni and Record-Setting Reunion Gifts

Distinguished Alumni Award recipients

Washington and Lee University bestowed its Distinguished Alumni Awards on four graduates—an endocrinologist, a lawyer, a financier and a military judge—during its annual Alumni Weekend, May 1–3. The presentations came on May 3, during the annual meeting of the Alumni Association.

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Webb '13 Wins Carnegie Endowment

Isaac Webb

Isaac Webb '13 has been named a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellow for next year, in the Russia/Eurasia program.

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W&L Community Honors "A Promise for Kelsey" in D.C. Half Marathon

Members of the W&L community participated in the D.C. Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon in honor of Kelsey Durkin '14.

Washington and Lee students, alumni and parents gathered in Washington on March 15 to celebrate the memory of Kelsey Durkin '14, who died in a car accident on Dec. 3, 2013.

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W&L Hosts Third Annual AdLib Conference

Courtney Ridenhour ’13 of Grey New York speaking with students at the third annual Ad Lib Conference.

Washington and Lee welcomed alumni from the advertising, marketing, public relations, marketing research and social media industries for the third AdLib Conference on March 6 and 7. The goal of the annual conference is to introduce students from all majors to creative careers that they may not have considered, and to teach them how their W&L education prepares them for life after graduation.

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Alum Presents New Take on Southern Cuisine

The New Southern Table by Brys Stephens

Food writer and consultant Brys Stephens '95 has just published his first cookbook, "The New Southern Table," with Fair Winds Press. It's his take on Southern cuisine, centering on traditional ingredients with an international twist.

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Lenfest Honored by Dickinson College

Gerry Lenfest, Washington and Lee Class of 1953 and 1955 Law

Gerry Lenfest '53, '55L will receive an honorary doctor of philanthropy degree from Dickinson College at its commencement May 18 in Carlisle, Pa.

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John Folsom '73 Honored for Humanitarian Work

John Folsom

When it comes to community service, John Folsom '73, a trustee emeritus of W&L and the president-CEO of the commercial real estate firm Colliers International, said, "We all do a better job if we are totally committed to the causes we support."

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Emeritus Trustee Ray V. Hartwell III ’69, ’75L Dies at 66

Ray V. Hartwell III ’69, ’75L

Ray V. Hartwell III '69, '75L, of Anniston, Ala., who served on the Board of Trustees from 1999 to 2009, died on Feb. 7. He was a retired attorney and partner with the law firm of Hunton & Williams, in Washington.

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