Kenneth P. Ruscio will step down as Washington and Lee University's president on June 30, 2016. Ruscio, who announced his decision to the campus community today, will have completed a decade as president of his alma mater when he leaves the position.
Rachel Adams-Heard, a junior business journalism major at Washington and Lee University, has won first place for general news reporting-newspaper (small school division) in Region 2 of the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2014 college journalism competition.
Parker Burrus of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Lee Sommerfeldt of Sealy, Texas, both first-year students at Washington and Lee University, have been selected as Kemper Scholars.
The historic Dixon Place in New York City will showcase “Two People, Three Voices,” a dance choreographed by Jenefer Davies, as part of the performance “Crossing Boundaries” on May 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Washington and Lee University senior Sommer Ireland, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, has been awarded a U.S. Teaching Assistantship (USTA) in Austria for the 2015-2016 academic year. Although it is a one-year fellowship, she has the possibility of extending it for another year.
Two seniors at Washington and Lee University have each received a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant. While a W&L senior has won this award each year since its inception, “this is a rare result in the competition and speaks to the quality of both proposals,” said Larry Boetsch, director of international education at W&L.
Five international students at Washington and Lee University will each take an American schoolmate home for the summer to perform service projects and introduce the people and cultures of their countries.
Washington and Lee University senior Naphtali Rivkin, of Teaneck, New Jersey, has received a Fulbright research grant to Latvia for his project “Anecdotes of Bravery: An Oral History of Latvia’s Popular Front.”
In March, Phil Marella ’81 and his wife, Andrea, visited campus, not only to visit their son Phil, who is a first-year student here, but to also personally deliver a check from Dana’s Angels Research Trust (DART) to President Ken Ruscio ’76.
Helen I’Anson, professor of biology at Washington and Lee University, will give her inaugural lecture marking her appointment as the John T. Perry Jr. Professor of Research in Biology, on May 19, at 5:30 p.m. in Parmly 307.