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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
A procession of the country's political stars, including presidents, cabinet officials and campaign strategists, has traveled to Lexington, Virginia, every four years since 1908 to participate in Washington and Lee University's presidential Mock Convention.
Richard L. Duchossois, a member of Washington and Lee University's Class of 1944, received the University's prestigious Washington Award on Feb. 6, at a banquet held during the winter meeting of the W&L Board of Trustees, in Lexington, Virginia.
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.
Washington and Lee University added two members to its Board of Trustees on Feb. 6, during its winter meeting, in Lexington. James R. Small, of Midland, Texas, is the president of Icon Petroleum and a founding partner of Element Petroleum. Christopher H. Williams, of Richmond, Virginia, is the managing director and co-founder of Harris Williams & Co.
Sarah Feinberg, who graduated in 1999 from Washington and Lee University with a degree in politics, has been named acting head of the Federal Railroad Administration, which regulates freight and passenger service on the national network.