Category Archives: Alumni

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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Reporting from Ukraine for Russia!

Isaac Webb '13

Alumnus Isaac Webb '13, a Fulbright scholar in Kyiv, Ukraine, has been reporting regularly on the extensive anti-government demonstrations there for the online magazine, Russia! The demonstrations started in November and recently turned violent. He notes that both sides appear prepared to continue the standoff without negotiations.

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Another Reason to Appreciate George Washington

As we celebrate Presidents Day this year, alumna Megan Davis '99 reminds us that W&L's namesake, George Washington, was not only the country's first president and an early benefactor of Washington and Lee, but also is credited as one of the nation's first engineers.

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New Meaning for a Snow Day

Roger Day performs for stranded school children via Skype

When Roger Day heard about grade school students being stranded in their school buildings overnight during last week's snowstorm that crippled parts of Georgia and Alabama, he decided to help—by singing to the kids.

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Brack '62 Takes Readers Behind the Cameras in New Book

Dennis Brack '62

While the career of Dennis Brack, a member of Washington and Lee University's Class of 1962, shows you can make a photojournalist out of a history major, his new book, "Presidential Picture Stories: Behind the Cameras at the White House," proves you can't take the history major out of this photojournalist.

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Putney '50, '57L Retires from Virginia General Assembly

Lacey Putney

Delegate Lacey Putney was the subject of a front-page profile in the Roanoke Times on Sunday, Dec. 15. The occasion was the conclusion of his distinguished 53-year career in the Virginia General Assembly, a post he has held longer than anyone.

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