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Gerry Lenfest '53, '55L: 2014 USRowing Man of the Year.

H. F. “Gerry” Lenfest

He's not known as a rowing enthusiast, but H. F. "Gerry" Lenfest, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1953 and from its Law School in 1957, felt strongly enough about Temple University's plan to drop its crew program that he donated $3 million to help save it.

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Celebrating a Legal Elite

Amos Workman '82

Congratulations are in order for attorney Amos Workman, a 1974 graduate of Washington and Lee, who was honored with the prestigious Tommy Thomason Award by the Greenville (South Carolina) County Bar Association.

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Rob Ashford '82 Flies with Peter Pan Tonight

Rob Ashford '82

Rob Ashford, a member of Washington and Lee's Class of 1982, is the stage director and choreographer of tonight's live telecast of "Peter Pan" on NBC.

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Moneyball

David Johnston '91 (far left) and Rich Klein get mic’d up for an interview on Forbes SportsMoney with Mike Ozanian.

More money for sports teams means better facilities and better athletes, and David Johnston, a 1991 graduate of Washington and Lee University, is in the business of helping schools maximize their revenues from their athletic programs.

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Top Honors for Louise Phipps Senft '88L

Louise Phipps Senft '88L

Louise Phipps Senft, founder of Louise Phipps Senft & Associates/Baltimore Mediation, received a Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award for the Mid-Atlantic Region. This is the second Top 100 MBE Award for Louise, who was also honored in 2009.

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Talking about Lincoln

Lucas Morel, professor of politics and Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics

Washington and Lee University's preeminent Abraham Lincoln scholar, Lucas Morel, the Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics and Politics, is in demand these days during the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

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Keith Sanford '80: Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year

Congratulations to Keith Sanford, a 1980 graduate of Washington and Lee University, who was named Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year by the Southeast Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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Making History

W&L Professor Bob Strong (far right) participated in a panel discussion on the Clinton administration with Sandy Berger, former national security advisor; retired Gen. Wesley Clark, the former NATO commander; Ambassador Nancy Soderberg; and Mara Rudman, former chief of staff of the National Security Council. The moderator was James Bennet, of The Atlantic.

Bob Strong, the William Lyne Wilson Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee University and an expert on the American presidency, was in Little Rock, Arkansas, this past weekend during the 10th anniversary celebration of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center.

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The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Strawbridge Wins Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation

Strawbridge

The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Strawbridge, Washington and Lee Class of 2001, received the inaugural Society for Biblical Literature DeGruyter Prize for Biblical Studies and Reception History.

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Power of the Pen

Kent Masterson Brown '74L

"He died at a particularly momentous event in a very momentous battle, the largest land engagement of the war, and he died in one of the most critical, if not the most critical spot on the field," said Kent Masterson Brown, a Civil War historian, in an interview with the New York Times.

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