Category Archives: Alumni

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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Bill McKelway '70 to be Inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Bill McKelway, a 1970 graduate of Washington and Lee University. On April 7, at a festive ceremony in Richmond, the veteran newspaper reporter is being inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. Bill started working at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in 1971, the year after he departed W&L. Upon his retirement last fall […]

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Alisha Laventure ’09 Joins Channel 8 in Dallas


Alisha Laventure, a 2009 graduate of Washington and Lee University, will join Dallas’s WFAA/Channel 8 in July as a weekend anchor for the “News 8 Daybreak” morning newscast.

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Artistic Director Dave DeChristopher '75

Dave DeChristopher '75 (Photo: The Blade/Amy E. Voigt)

Dave DeChristopher, a 1975 graduate of Washington and Lee University, has been named the new artistic director at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre in Toledo, Ohio.

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Thomas R. Shepherd, W&L Benefactor and Emeritus Trustee, Dies at 86

Tom Shepherd '52

Thomas Ringgold Shepherd, an emeritus trustee, alumnus and significant benefactor of Washington and Lee University, died on March 19, 2016. A resident of Stow, Massachusetts, he was 86.

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Danielle Breidung ’13 Named Lowcountry Emerging Leader

Danielle Breidung, Washington and Lee Class of 2013

The Islands Society named Danielle Breidung, a 2013 graduate of Washington and Lee University, as its inaugural Lowcountry Emerging Leader by its constituent society for the Lowcountry — the Sea Islands Society. She received the award based on her focus on empowering local communities in the Lowcountry through collaborations with human services and other organizations in South Carolina.

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