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From Finance to Philanthropy

Epaminondas Farmakis '93

In the business section of The Huffington Post, Epaminondas Farmakis noted of his past jobs in finance, "Having worked in such a high demand environment where everything was geared for profit got me thinking what a waste of time it was; instead, we should be working to give resources to people who need them the most."

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Marry Me?

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How's this for a proposal? Robert Uhlman, a 2012 graduate of Washington and Lee University, asked his girlfriend, Samantha, to marry him in a production worthy of a Broadway show.

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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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Mitchell '17 Wins Phi Beta Kappa's Goehring Award

At its March 19 convocation, the Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Washington and Lee University gave Stephen C. Mitchell Jr. '17 the Phi Beta Kappa J. Brown Goehring Sophomore Award.

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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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W&L Librarian Emeritus Maurice D. Leach Jr. Dies at 91

Maurice D. Leach Jr.

Maurice D. Leach Jr., who headed the library at Washington and Lee University from 1968 to 1985, died on March 21, in Lexington. He was 91.

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Business Administration Professor Receives President’s Award from the Western Academy of Management

Jeff Shay, Johnson Professor of Entrepreneurship and Leadership, appears on WMRA Today to discuss entrepreneurship.

Jeffrey Shay, Johnson Professor of Leadership and Entrepreneurship at Washington and Lee University, was honored with the Western Academy of Management's Joan G. Dahl President's Award at the group's annual conference in Kauai, Hawai'i on March 13, 2015.

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Floss Daily

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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