Category Archives: Alumni

Alumni Chapters Keep University Connections Strong

Washington and Lee’s Alumni Association works tirelessly to keep far-flung members of the university community informed and connected once they leave campus. While the association provides significant programs and communications for alumni, parents, students and friends, it is only through its vibrant and extensive chapter program that this community can be fully involved and play […]

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A Q&A With Patsy Doerr '90 on Corporate Social Responsibility

Patsy Doerr '90

Is there a connection between corporate social responsibility and a company’s return on investment? According to Patsy Doerr, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1990, the answer is very much a yes.

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Robert E. Lee Davies Named Senior Judge for Tennessee Supreme Court

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Robert E. Lee Davies, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1979, has been named senior judge for the Tennessee Supreme Court. In this position, he will hear cases in which other judges cannot serve because of a conflict, or in courts where there is a vacancy.

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Ruscio Addresses Opening Assembly at Alumni Reunions


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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Taylor Crothers ’93 Curates Pop-up Exhibition of Dave Mathews Band Photographs


One of the first bands Taylor Crothers covered as a freelance photographer was the Dave Mathews Band, when it was new to the music scene in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the early 1990s.

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W&L Alumni Win National Science Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowships

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Four Washington and Lee University alumni have received pre-doctoral graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation. In addition, four alumni and one student received honorable mentions.

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Michael Missal Confirmed as Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs

Mike Missal ’78 testifies before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs on Nov. 17, 2015, on Capitol Hill. Behind him, far left, is his son, Jordan ’16, and his wife, Deborah, in the blue dress. Photo: Alan Lessig, Military Times

On Tues., April 19, the Senate unanimously confirmed Michael Missal, a 1978 graduate of Washington and Lee University, as the next inspector general of the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Joseph S. Keelty '44, Emeritus Trustee and W&L Benefactor, Dies at 93


Joseph S. Keelty, an emeritus trustee and member of Washington and Lee’s Class of 1944 who established a scholarship at W&L and donated generously to myriad other priorities at the university, died April 10, 2016, at the age of 93.

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Chuck Lane ’63 Reminisces About Working for Lombardi

Chuck Lane '63 (Photo: File/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)

Fifty years ago, Chuck Lane, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1963, became the public relations director for the Green Bay Packers under Vince Lombardi.

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