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Nicole Eldred ’18 Crowned 2016 Alaska Cherry Blossom Princess

Nicole Eldred

Nicole Eldred '18 represented her home state of Alaska in Washington, D.C., as the Cherry Blossom Princess during a weeklong cultural festival, in April, celebrating the friendship between the U.S. and Japan.

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Michelmore Chairs Historians on the Hill Advisory Council

Molly Michelmore

Molly Michelmore, associate professor of history at Washington and Lee University, wants historians and policy makers to have a productive working relationship. To that end, she chairs the Historians on the Hill Advisory Council, part of the National History Center, and she recently explained her role to “AHA Today,” a blog of the American Historical Association.

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Michael Missal Confirmed as Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs

Mike Missal ’78 testifies before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs on Nov. 17, 2015, on Capitol Hill. Behind him, far left, is his son, Jordan ’16, and his wife, Deborah, in the blue dress. Photo: Alan Lessig, Military Times

On Tues., April 19, the Senate unanimously confirmed Michael Missal, a 1978 graduate of Washington and Lee University, as the next inspector general of the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Chuck Lane ’63 Reminisces About Working for Lombardi

Chuck Lane '63 (Photo: File/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)

Fifty years ago, Chuck Lane, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1963, became the public relations director for the Green Bay Packers under Vince Lombardi.

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Bill McKelway '70 to be Inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Bill McKelway, a 1970 graduate of Washington and Lee University. On April 7, at a festive ceremony in Richmond, the veteran newspaper reporter is being inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. Bill started working at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in 1971, the year after he departed W&L. Upon his retirement last fall […]

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W&L Dance Company Wins Award

Left to right: Emily Danzig, Elliot Emadian, Liza Chartampila

For the sixth time in nine years, the W&L Dance Repertory Company won the honor of performing in a gala concert during the 2016 American College Dance Association's Mid Atlantic Conference in Morgantown, West Virginia.

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Alisha Laventure ’09 Joins Channel 8 in Dallas

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Alisha Laventure, a 2009 graduate of Washington and Lee University, will join Dallas’s WFAA/Channel 8 in July as a weekend anchor for the “News 8 Daybreak” morning newscast.

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Artistic Director Dave DeChristopher '75

Dave DeChristopher '75 (Photo: The Blade/Amy E. Voigt)

Dave DeChristopher, a 1975 graduate of Washington and Lee University, has been named the new artistic director at the Toledo Repertoire Theatre in Toledo, Ohio.

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Danielle Breidung ’13 Named Lowcountry Emerging Leader

Danielle Breidung, Washington and Lee Class of 2013

The Islands Society named Danielle Breidung, a 2013 graduate of Washington and Lee University, as its inaugural Lowcountry Emerging Leader by its constituent society for the Lowcountry — the Sea Islands Society. She received the award based on her focus on empowering local communities in the Lowcountry through collaborations with human services and other organizations in South Carolina.

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W&L English Professor and Alumnus Highlight the Virginia Festival of the Book

Lesley Wheeler

It’s March, and that means it’s time for the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville — and for two members of the Washington and Lee University literary community to shine.

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