Category Archives: Alumni


Kojo Yankson

Kojo Yankson, a broadcast journalist, author and the host of the “Super Morning Show” on Joy 99.7FM of Ghana, was on the Washington and Lee University campus last week as a presenter at the Media Ethics Institute.

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Guy Caldwell '86 Named a Distinguished Professor

Guy Caldwell '86

Guy Caldwell, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1986, has been named a University Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Alabama.

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Guy Merritt '44

Dr. Guy Merritt was raised in Buena Vista, Virginia, served in World War II, graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1944 and has practiced dentistry in Roanoke, in the Grandin Village area, ever since.

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Former W&L Trustee Charles Rowe Dies at 89

Charles S. Rowe '45, '50L. The Free Lance-Star file photo

Charles Spurgeon Rowe '45, '50L, who served on the Washington and Lee University Board of Trustees from 1984 to 1994, died on Friday, March 13, in Vero Beach, Florida. He was 89.

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Carol O'Kelley '91 Named CEO of Salesfusion

Carol O'Kelley

Washington and Lee alumna Carol Dannelly O'Kelley '91 was recently named chief executive officer of Salesfusion, a cloud-based marketing automation vendor that works in conjunction with customer relationship management software systems such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Sugar and Salesforce.

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Jennifer Agiesta ’00 to Give Talk on Changing Nature of Polling

Jennifer Agiesta '00

Jennifer Agiesta, director of polling and election analytics at CNN, will give a talk at Washington and Lee University, on Thursday, March 19, at 6 p.m. in the Hillel House multipurpose room.

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Team Nancy or Team Tonya?

Matt Harkins '09

It started when Matt Harkins, a 2009 graduate of Washington and Lee University, and his roommate Viviana Olen watched the ESPN documentary "The Price of Gold" about the 1994 ice-skating scandal involving Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding.

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Small Orders Mean Big Business

Chip Tompkins '73

Replenish—that's a word Chip Tompkins '73 uses on the website of his printing business, We Think In Ink. It refers to an initiative he started a couple of years ago to plant a tree for every one used to fulfill a print job.

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John W. Folsom '73 Receives the Tom Richardson Award

John Folsom

Last year, we blogged about John W. Folsom, a trustee emeritus of Washington and Lee University and president and CEO of Colliers International South Carolina, who was honored by the United Way for his humanitarian work. He has received yet another important award—the 2014 Tom Richardson Award, the highest honor that Colliers bestows and a testament to Folsom's character and commitment to helping others.

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Mark A. Bradley '78 Receives 2015 George Pendleton Prize

Mark Bradley '78 in Prof. Rich Bidlack's seminar on Russian history.

Last Fall we blogged about Mark A. Bradley's visit to the Washington and Lee University campus to talk about his book "A Very Principled Boy: The Life of Duncan Lee, Red Spy and Cold Warrior" (2014).

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