Category Archives: Alumni

On the Ballot

Kyle Markley and Caitlin Mitchel-Markley ’05 are both running on the Libertarian ticket in Oregon. (Luke Hammill/The Oregonian)

Mid-term elections are upon us, and a story on the OregonLive website features Caitlin Mitchel-Markley, a 2005 graduate of the Washington and Lee University School of Law, who is running on the Libertarian ticket for the Oregon legislature.

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How to Succeed in Business

John Case ’86 (at the podium) rings the closing bell at the NYSE.

John Case, the CEO of Realty Income and a 1986 graduate of Washington and Lee, recently shared some of his investing secrets in a San Diego Union-Tribune profile, "A REIT for Steady Income in Good, Bad Times."

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A Toast to Max Shapira '65

Max Shapira ’65

Max Shapira, president of Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc. since 1996, has been named industry executive of the year by Market Watch, a drinks industry publication.

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W&L Photographer Hinely Unveils Two Exhibitions in Germany

Patrick Hinely '73

Patrick Hinely, University photographer at Washington and Lee University, has two exhibitions of his work opening in Germany this month that flow from his extracurricular passion—photographing jazz musicians.

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Taking the High Road

cook-highway

The downtown connector that joins Interstates 75 and 85 at midtown Atlanta and runs south to Hartsfield International Airport has been officially named after one of the city's most influential citizens, Rodney Mims Cook, Washington and Lee Class of 1946.

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Jim Head '64 Wins Prestigious Geoscience Award

Jim Head '78

Last fall, James "Jim" W. Head III '64, the Louis and Elizabeth Scherck Distinguished Professor of the Geological Sciences at Brown University, received the Norman L. Bowen Award for his outstanding contributions to volcanology, geochemistry or petrology from the American Geophysical Union.

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Tar Heel Traveler Publishes Second Book

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Scott Mason '84, also known to his WRAL viewers in Raleigh, N.C., as the Tar Heel Traveler, has published his second book: "Tar Heel Traveler Eats: Food Journeys across North Carolina" (Globe Pequot Press).

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Moving Toward Democracy?

Lt. Col. Howard Sanborn, associate professor of international studies and political science, meets with Gen. Te-chin Liu, the Republic of China Military Academy president, during his research trip to Taiwan this summer.
Photo courtesy of Howard Sanborn.

In Hong Kong over the weekend, pro-democracy demonstrations, largely led by students, erupted in response to China's decision to allow only Beijing-vetted candidates to stand in the city's 2017 election for the top civil position of chief executive.

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W&L Graduate Directs Play at Lime Kiln

Jenna Worsham

"Spring Awakening," a play produced by (540) Productions, is directed by Washington and Lee University graduate Jenna Worsham '10. The play opened on Sept. 10 at Lime Kiln Theater and will run until Sept. 20.

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Submarine Named for Sen. John Warner '49 Christened

Senator John Warner

It's hard to think of a more fitting tribute to a former secretary of the Navy than having a submarine named for you. That's just what happened this past weekend, on Sept. 6, when former Sen. John W. Warner, Washington and Lee Class of 1949, attended the christening of the John Warner (SSN 785) in Newport News, Virginia.

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