Washington and Lee University celebrates its 229th undergraduate commencement Thursday, May 26, when it will award bachelor’s degrees to more than 440 students.
Jess Quinlan of Staunton, Virginia, is the winner of the annual Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia Poets offered by Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review for the best poem entered by a Virginia poet.
Yo Han (John) Ahn, of St. Louis, Missouri; Josie Anker, of Sparta, New Jersey; and Skyler Zunk, of Moseley, Virginia, all first-year students at Washington and Lee University, have been selected as Kemper Scholars.
Athena (Yue) Cao, a senior from Beijing, China, has won first place for feature writing (small school division) in the Society of Professional Journalists’ (SPJ) 2015 national Mark of Excellence for college journalists.
The Washington and Lee University Board of Trustees welcomed three new members on May 13, during its spring meeting on campus in Lexington: John P. Case III, William M. Toles and Andrea K. Wahlquist.
Author Clyde Edgerton, the Thomas S. Kenan III Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will give a presentation at Washington and Lee University on May 12, at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium.
Jim Tankersley, an economic policy correspondent for the Washington Post, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on May 18, at 5 p.m. in the Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
For the second summer in a row, several Washington and Lee University international students will be paired with American students for projects and cultural experiences in the international students’ home countries.
The 2016 Mednick Fellowship from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) has been awarded to Stephen P. McCormick, assistant professor of French and Italian at Washington and Lee University.
Dr. Kenneth P. Ruscio, president of Washington and Lee, gave the keynote talk at the University’s annual Alumni Reunion Weekend Opening Assembly on April 28, in Lee Chapel. He spoke on “A Timeless Trust.”