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The Blue & Gray Press | April 19, 2019

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Business students form connections with alumni through career chats

April 11, 2019 |

Staff Writer
The University of Mary Washington’s College of Business completed a two-day program called Career Chats on Tuesday, March 26 and Wednesday, March 27. The program is designed to benefit students and give them a better understanding of life after graduating from UMW. Read More

College of Business Dean host hiring event with alumni

February 21, 2019 |

Staff Writer
On Feb. 19, with the help of Dean Lynne Richardson, the College of Business (COB) hosted an event called Life in the Fast Lane.Read More

Women’s rugby alumni return to UMW, win homecoming game

October 24, 2018 |

Staff Writer
Rather than facing off against another school, our lady ruggers go head-to-head with players of the past.Read More

Alumni field hockey game brings years of teammates together

October 18, 2018 |

Staff Writer
While homecoming weekend is this week, some alumni converged upon battleground athletics complex, specifically the turf stadium, two weeks ago to play some field hockey against current Mary Washington students.Read More

Ghost Walk attracts UMW students and returning alumni

October 26, 2016 |


The 32nd Annual Ghost Walk took place on Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday Oct. 22 in downtown Fredericksburg. Hosted by University of Mary Washington’s Historic Preservation Club, the haunted tours took participants on a journey through 18th century Fredericksburg. Members of the club and volunteers took on roles as tour guides, historical figures and ghostly characters to bring the experience to life.

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UMW alumni illustrate the highs and lows of the acting world in webshow ‘Solid 8’

April 21, 2016 |


“Solid 8” is a witty, intelligent and startlingly real depiction of the dog-eat-dog world of acting. The webshow follows the early beginnings of the acting career of Nicki Shannon, played by co- creator, Magan Carrigan, as she tries to break into the New York acting scene.Read More

UMW alumna Susan Stimpson runs for Virginia delegate

April 8, 2015 |


A candidate with a familiar university background will be appearing on the ballot in the next Virginia election.Read More

Amphitheatre renovation steps closer to reality with alumni donations

April 8, 2015 |


This semester, the University of Mary Washington is one step closer to receiving enough funds to restore the historic amphitheatre to its original state. Recent gifts, as well as surplus from the Founder’s Day challenge, pushed the fund closer to its $3 million goal.Read More

Alumna visits campus to discuss NASA research

March 18, 2015 |


Katie Mulrey, an alumna of the University of Mary Washington, lectured recently on her graduate research conducted in Antarctica. The Society of Physics Students sponsored the presentation, which occurred on Wednesday, March 11.Read More

UMW kicks off fundraiser for 107th anniversary

February 10, 2015 |


In honor of the University of Mary Washington’s 107th anniversary this March, the University is launching a large-scale fundraiser. Read More

Mary Washington First campaign on track to surpass goal

October 22, 2014 |


Due to the planning that went into the five year Mary Washington First campaign, the school’s $50 million campaign goal is now within reach. By the end of the fourth fiscal year of the campaign, the projected donations are safely over $40 million.Read More

Alummnus wins geek of the year award

October 9, 2013 |

Andrew Leonard, University of Mary Washington Class of 2013 alummnus, received the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Council Geek of the Year award. The award was for the application idea, CampusIDeas, that he and several colleagues created with for smart phones and other devices.Read More

Five added to Hall of Fame

September 19, 2013 |

Five former University of Mary Washington athletes recently joined an exclusive group of legendary athletes in the 18th induction class of the UMW Athletics Hall of Fame.Read More

University Seeks Alumni Generosity

April 13, 2011 |


The University of Mary Washington is ramping up its efforts to attract and maintain donations.

They have been working to set up alumni chapters across the country, travelling to the Galapagos Islands with its Alumni College, and … Read More

Alumni Open Eateries

February 16, 2011 |


Several University of Mary Washington alumni seized the opportunity to contribute to the Fredericksburg business community, opening The Sunken Well Tavern, The Otter House and Bistro Bethem just a few miles away from their alma mater.

Steve … Read More

Late-night dodgeball: never too old

September 15, 2010 |

By Emily Montgomery

It’s 11 p.m., on a Thursday at the cage. Most of campus is doing homework, watching TV, or getting ready for bed. Not Gabe Powell. He just got hit with a dodgeball.

“I feel like I got … Read More

Letter to the Editor: Mistakes in Presidential Selection Process Hurt Students, Alumni Alike

March 10, 2010 |

As a fairly recent alumnus of UMW, I’m still reeling from the news that President Hample has resigned.  Unless Judy Hample becomes an alcoholic before June 30, this situation can’t become much more of a disaster for those of us … Read More

Special Clubs Help Alumni Travel Around the World

November 4, 2009 |

For alumni that want a second chance at studying abroad, Mary Washington has two different programs to make their travel plans easier.

Both the President’s Travel Club and the Alumni Travel Program organize educational trips through the university that are … Read More

Student wins fulbright

April 23, 2009 |


Senior Sylvia Sierra discovered on April 3 that she had won a Fulbright Scholarship to Mexico. Sierra is the fifth student to earn a Fulbright at the University of Mary Washington. The scholarship entails all expenses paid for … Read More

Kaine, McCullough to Speak at Founder's Day

February 21, 2008 |


The University of Mary Washington will hold a Founder’s Day celebration March 14 as part of its observance of this year’s Centennial.

The day will include a convocation ceremony featuring keynote speakers Governor Tim Kaine and David … Read More

21 Alums Join Peace Corps, Many to Come

February 7, 2008 |


When University of Mary Washington senior Jennifer Davis graduates in May, she will be two months away from her dream job, serving in West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer.

Davis’ plan is not an uncommon one. … Read More

The Frisbee team is back

April 22, 2006 |

Staff Writer
Lazlo’s Weenie World may not mean very much to most people, but there are a group of frisbee players who see it as the core of their lives.Read More