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Seniors Nominated for Japanese National Honor Society

Seniors Sophia Maxstadt and Zoey Ryu (Mi Hung) have joined the Japanese National Honor Society (JNHS). They were nominated by Washington and Lee University based on their outstanding GPA and inducted into the JNHS-College Chapter. Rhu is a psychology and East Asian Language and Literature (Japanese concentration) double major. Maxstadt is a business administration and […]

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Geology Students Present at National Conference

Geology Students

College students just don't present in national academic conferences every day. Nonetheless, a few months ago, 12 geology students and one computer-science student presented posters and talks at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America.

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AdClass Gives Mary Kay Cosmetics a Makeover

AdClass students at Washington and Lee University are giving the makeup industry a taste of its own medicine at the district level of the National Student Advertising Competition on April 4 in Raleigh, N.C.

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Webb '13 Wins Carnegie Endowment

Isaac Webb

Isaac Webb '13 has been named a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellow for next year, in the Russia/Eurasia program.

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Coke Exec Tells Students Liberal Arts Is Best Preparation for Business Careers

Undergraduate degrees in German and economics plus a master's of divinity from Yale isn't an obvious route to the corporate leadership of the world's largest soft drink company. But Clyde Tuggle, Coca-Cola senior vice president and chief public affairs officer, told a recent gathering of Washington and Lee students that it is "the perfect education for the business world."

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W&L Community Honors "A Promise for Kelsey" in D.C. Half Marathon

Members of the W&L community participated in the D.C. Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon in honor of Kelsey Durkin '14.

Washington and Lee students, alumni and parents gathered in Washington on March 15 to celebrate the memory of Kelsey Durkin '14, who died in a car accident on Dec. 3, 2013.

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W&L Hosts Third Annual AdLib Conference

Courtney Ridenhour ’13 of Grey New York speaking with students at the third annual Ad Lib Conference.

Washington and Lee welcomed alumni from the advertising, marketing, public relations, marketing research and social media industries for the third AdLib Conference on March 6 and 7. The goal of the annual conference is to introduce students from all majors to creative careers that they may not have considered, and to teach them how their W&L education prepares them for life after graduation.

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Alum Presents New Take on Southern Cuisine

The New Southern Table by Brys Stephens

Food writer and consultant Brys Stephens '95 has just published his first cookbook, "The New Southern Table," with Fair Winds Press. It's his take on Southern cuisine, centering on traditional ingredients with an international twist.

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Lenfest Honored by Dickinson College

Gerry Lenfest, Washington and Lee Class of 1953 and 1955 Law

Gerry Lenfest '53, '55L will receive an honorary doctor of philanthropy degree from Dickinson College at its commencement May 18 in Carlisle, Pa.

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John Folsom '73 Honored for Humanitarian Work

John Folsom

When it comes to community service, John Folsom '73, a trustee emeritus of W&L and the president-CEO of the commercial real estate firm Colliers International, said, "We all do a better job if we are totally committed to the causes we support."

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