Category Archives: Alumni

Flood Relief: James McCullum ’15 Lends a Hand

James McCullum, far left, worked with other volunteers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to help the victims of last month's historic flooding. Photo by James McCullum

When the floodwaters from the August storms in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, finally receded, James McCullum was one of many volunteers to head to the devastated region. A member of the Maryland-based Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team, he connected with the St. Bernard Project to help gut homes damaged by the flooding.

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Food for Thought: Robyn O’Brien ’93 on #epigate

Robyn O'Brien '93

“Food allergies are not a niche,” said Robyn O’Brien, a 1993 graduate of Washington and Lee University and founder of the AllergyKids Foundation. “It is a growing epidemic that is challenging how we think about our food and how it is made. Genetic factors don’t change this quickly, environmental factors do. Are we allergic to food or to what’s been done to it?”

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Tom Wolfe ’51 on the Gift of Gab

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Tom Wolfe poses an interesting question in his newest book, “The Kingdom of Speech”: Why can’t science explain the origins of human language?

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Working the National Conventions

From left to right: Scott McClintock '12, Cameron Dorsey '14, Joy Lee '12L, Bill Greener '72, Dustin Olson '02 and Charles Voudouris '19

W&L was well represented by five alumni and one current undergraduate working at the Republican National Convention, held July 18-21, in Cleveland. One week later, Jake Barr ’16 worked the Democratic National Convention, held July 25 -28 in Philadelphia.

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Pull the Plug

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The eight-year relationship between Kelly Evans, a 2007 graduate of Washington and Lee University, and Twitter is over. She also dumped Facebook and Instagram.

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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

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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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Robert M. Dees ’84 Appointed to Fourth Judicial Circuit Court

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott appointed Robert M. Dees, a 1984 graduate of Washington and Lee University, to the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court.

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