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Mary Childs '08 to Receive a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award

Mary Childs '08

Mary Childs, a 2008 journalism graduate of Washington and Lee University, will be honored with a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award (TDIA) on April 24 as part of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

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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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Picture Perfect

Fish Lake Aerometer by David Brewster, oil on Mi-Tientes (paper), 2007, 40 x 30 inches

While Tony Walker '64 visited campus this past fall for his 50th reunion, he stopped by the University's art collection in the Kamen Gallery in the Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts. The Western theme struck a chord with him, and he decided to give W&L a contemporary painting of a Western landscape by Vermont-based artist David Brewster.

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Christian Wiman '88: On the National Book Critics’ Shortlist

Christian Wiman '88

With his newest, and fourth, book of poems, Christian Wiman, a 1988 graduate of Washington and Lee University, is a finalist for the 2014 poetry award from the National Book Critics Circle.

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Ringing in the New Year

Chris Volk ’79 (to the right of the podium and sporting his customary bow tie) begins 2015 by ringing the opening bell on the NYSE.

Chris Volk, a 1979 graduate of Washington and Lee, rang in the new year—literally. He visited the New York Stock Exchange on Jan. 2 to ring the opening bell of 2015 and to celebrate the recent listing of his company, STORE Capital Corp., on the exchange.

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Washington and Lee Named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll


Washington and Lee University has been named to President Barack Obama's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, one of 120 schools in the nation to receive this designation. This is the third year in a row that the University has attained this status.

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Robert Grey ‘76L to receive ABA Spirit of Excellence Award

Robert Grey '76L

Washington and Lee alumnus and trustee emeritus Robert J. Grey will be honored next year with the Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association's Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession.

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Judge of the Year Award: The Hon. Pamela J. White '77L

The Hon. Pam White '77L gives a talk in Sydney Lewis Hall.

The Hon. Pamela J. White received the Robert M. Bell Judge of the Year Award from the Maryland Access to Justice Commission in recognition of her efforts to "improve the ability of all Marylanders to access the courts or to get legal help in civil legal matters so they can benefit from the rights, protections, services and opportunities that the law provides."

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Beth Macy, author of “Factory Man,” to Speak at W&L

Beth Macy

Beth Macy, author of the Lukas Prize-winning "Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local – and Helped Save an American Town," will speak at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater.

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Motley Fool Column Notes W&L Liberal Arts Grads' Earnings Potential

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The Motley Fool, the nationally syndicated personal finance column and website, gives Washington and Lee alumni as an example of liberal arts graduates who earn as much as science, technology, engineering and math graduates by mid-career.

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