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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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Young Leaders in Birmingham

Mary Drennan '02

Two Washington and Lee University alumni have made the list of Birmingham Business Journal's Top 40 under 40. Mary Drennen, W&L class of 2002, and Tripp Watson, W&L Class of 2007, were identified as leaders and distinguished individuals of the city.

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The Hon. Jerrauld C. Jones ’80 Receives Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award

The Hon. Jerrauld C. Jones ’80L (center), his wife, Lynn Simons Jones (left), and their son, Jerrauld “Jay” Jones (right).

On Friday, Feb. 13, The Hon. Jerrauld C. Jones, a 1980 graduate of the Washington and Lee University School of Law, received the 2015 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award from the The Virginia State Bar Criminal Law Section. Jerrauld sits on the Circuit Court of the City of Norfolk.

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Washington and Lee Politics Professor to Speak at Lincoln Memorial on March 7

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

Lucas Morel, the Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics and Politics at Washington and Lee University, will make remarks at the Lincoln Memorial as part of the sesquicentennial of President Lincoln's Second Inaugural Speech.

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A Distinguished Friend of Oxford University

Ralph Smith '73

"Honored, flattered and absolutely floored" is how Ralph Smith, a 1973 graduate of Washington and Lee University, described his reaction to being named a Distinguished Friend of Oxford University (DFO). The awards ceremony will take place in June.

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Playing the Blues

Scott Ainslie '74

Blues guitarist and historian Scott Ainslie, a 1974 graduate of Washington and Lee University, has released a new album, "The Last Shot Got Him," featuring songs by Robert Johnson, Fats Waller, Irving Berlin and even Disney.

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A Beautiful App

John Paul DeJoria (left) of Paul Mitchell Systems has invested in BeautyNow, founded by Kathleen Baird Jennings ’02 (right).
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Who has time to call around to get an appointment to the spa or salon? Not Kathleen Baird Jennings, a 2002 graduate of Washington and Lee University, who took matters into her own hands and created an app (similar to OpenTable or Kayak.com) so customers could make reservations on their smartphone.

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Before I Die

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Have you seen it—The Before I Die Wall? A public art project currently sitting on the east side of the Elrod Commons at Washington and Lee University, the wall was planned, built, painted, stenciled and installed by students and staff. During the rest of the school year, it will move to different locations on campus.

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G. William Whitehurst ’50 Named Norfolk’s First Citizen in Civic Affairs

Whitehurst

Former U.S. Rep. G. William Whitehurst, a 1950 graduate of Washington and Lee University, will receive the 2014 Distinguished Service Medal as Norfolk's First Citizen in Civic Affairs. The award will be presented March 7 at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club.

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