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The Moment is Now President’s Message 2011

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On the Cover: The century-old Monroe Hall, the original Mary Washington academic building, retains its historical ambiance and, after a recent renovation, offers the most advanced and innovative teaching and research technologies. Near the center of campus, Monroe Hall serves as a student gathering place and a hub of academic activity.


The Moment is Now

The University of Mary Washington has reached a defining juncture in its history, a singular opportunity to establish itself as a national leader in higher education. During the past year, I focused on a bold vision that seizes upon this moment: Establish the University of Mary Washington as one of the premier liberal arts and sciences universities in the nation. To that end, we launched a number of forward-looking strategies based on a comprehensive Strategic Plan that builds on Mary Washington’s history of remarkable achievements and leverages its gathering momentum. The lives of Mary Washington’s thousands of graduates bear eloquent testimony to what the University accomplished in its first century. Successes even more glorious lie in the future, and I am confident that together we can lead the institution that we all cherish toward the fulfillment of this very special vision.

Richard V. Hurley President


Road Map to Excellence Our challenge for the future is not so much to create something new as it is to preserve, enhance, and build upon the best of what already has made Mary Washington unique. To that end, we have committed ourselves to achieving eight strategic priorities:

1. Strengthen our unique teaching-and-learning community, which is defined by academic excellence, accountability, intellectual integrity, and collegiality. 2. Sustain a rigorous, collaborative UMW student experience that blends experiential learning, research, leadership, and community service. 3. Embrace and promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community as an essential element of our excellence. 4. Position UMW as a regional cultural center by vigorously supporting the fine and performing arts, museums, libraries, and our rich cultural, historic, and artistic resources.


5. Enhance infrastructure, facilities, and technology to advance the Strategic Plan and to ensure an innovative and exceptionally productive community of academic inquiry. 6. Engage with business, civic, and educational partners to promote the economic and social well-being of the region. 7. Demonstrate effective stewardship of existing resources and aggressively develop new revenue streams to support strategic initiatives. 8. Strengthen awareness of the University and expand national and international recognition of the institution’s growing stature.

These priorities are defined in detail in UMW’s Strategic Plan 2009-2014, which identifies not only the goals we’ve set, but also the aggressive action we are taking to achieve them. We will apply our focused energies and resources to address these goals, and we will continuously update the University community on our progress. The Strategic Plan is available on the Web, as is a scorecard showing our progress to date. I invite you to read them and see how we are doing. Find them at president.umw.edu/strategic-plan.


Milestones Mary Washington students, faculty, and staff have made remarkable progress in advancing the

U niversity’s strategic priorities. These achievements have

been gratifying as well as energizing.

2011

January The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce honored Eagle Village with its Economic Impact Award, noting that the integration of student housing with office and retail space stimulates urban renewal and creates connections between UMW and area residents. In keeping with the University’s ongoing emphasis on undergraduate research, this year students investigated such diverse areas as mathematical modeling of diffusion of chemical pollutants, soil erosion in the Rappahannock River Watershed, the economics of risk transfer in financial markets, and the effects of herbicides on gene regulation.

February Mary Washington launched a semester-long celebration of civil rights pioneer James Farmer and the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides. Campus-wide events focused on civil rights, social activism, and race; they attracted state, national, and international attention. Paul R. and Mary Ann Dorsey Judy ’54 made a gift of $100,000 to further support the Dorsey Scholars program they established in 2008. The Judys’ original $1.1 million gift provides mentoring and leadership development opportunities to selected undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds.

April A generous gift from Susanne Janney McClenaghan Tiffany ’75 established the Honors Freedom Scholarship for students accepted into the newly formed University Honors Program. Beginning fall 2012, honors students will have enhanced opportunities for such academic pursuits as research, interdisciplinary studies, and internships and to be mentored by alumni.

May U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a national civil rights leader and original Freedom Rider, delivered the UMW 2011 Commencement address.


October

July UMW’s successful Summer Science Research Institute showcased the pursuits of 20 undergraduate students and their direct research collaboration with 10 faculty members.

August A group of faculty members received $262,615 from the National Science Foundation for “STEM Talent Expansion through Research, Engagement, Preparation, and Scholarships.” In 2011, UMW faculty received more than $1 million in external grants from such institutions as National Endowment for the Humanities, Hewlett Packard Entrepreneurship Programs, and the Virginia Department of Education. The University opened the 52,000-square-foot multiuse William M. Anderson Center. Its arena − one of the finest in Division III NCAA − accommodates as many as 2,000 sports fans to watch the highly successful Eagles volleyball and basketball teams.

September Richard V. Hurley was inaugurated as the ninth president of the University of Mary Washington.

The University launched a comprehensive brand marketing campaign based on input from hundreds of alumni, parents, students, prospective students, faculty, staff, and friends. The effort is increasing public awareness of UMW and enhancing its growing regional and national reputation.

December UMW responded to the need for highereducation support of the Dahlgren Naval Surface Warfare Center and its various commands by completing a third campus, the Dahlgren Center for Education and Research. This $20.4 million, 40,000-square-foot facility houses graduate-level science, technology, engineering, and math courses and encourages regional economic development.


First Class We are dedicated, first and foremost, to making Mary Washington the institution of choice for the very best and brightest students throughout Virginia, the nation, and the world.

In the coming year, UMW will continue to renovate residence halls and academic buildings. We will break ground on a campus technology center and advance plans for a new, contemporary student center that will incorporate a dining hall. These and other facilities enhancements are crucial to sustaining a top-notch campus experience. With the invaluable assistance of a $1 million commitment from a 1972 alumna, our work to expand and enrich international programs will ensure that every student has unparalleled opportunities to experience life-changing global travel. The distinctive UMW Honors Program, launched last year, will attract distinguished faculty and high-ability motivated undergraduate students. It will provide them with challenging, innovative, and forward-looking academic experiences.


We are expanding our graduate degree opportunities in our colleges of Education and Business, and we are increasing the number and range of internship, student research, clinical, and fieldwork opportunities. These efforts will augment student career skills and will enhance the value of UMW graduates to employers. We are developing the Student Leadership Program; this spring we will pilot an e-portfolio initiative. Participants will build digital rĂŠsumĂŠs that will make it easier to share their credentials and workrelevant experience with potential employers. To pursue excellence, we are monitoring performance. At Mary Washington, outcomes assessment, systemic evaluation, and the resulting quality improvements have become a way of life.

As we move forward in these and other areas, we will gauge our progress against best practices in higher education and against the performance of the institutional members of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, an organization that advances the aims of its 26 member institutions and drives awareness of the value of highquality, public liberal arts education in a student-centered, residential environment.


DURING THE past year, the University of Mary Washington

Good Press

garnered the attention − and the praise − of institutions and publications like THE Princeton Review and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Here are some of the highlights:

Washington Monthly magazine named Mary Washington the top public master’s university in the mid-Atlantic. Parade Magazine named UMW one of the best small state schools in the nation in its “College A-List.”

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Mary Washington fourth among the nation’s public master’s universities for its exceptional graduation rates. Kiplinger’s Personal

Finance magazine recognized Mary

Washington as one of its “100 Best Values in Public Colleges.”

The Peace Corps ranked the University of Mary Washington first in the nation among small universities for the number of alumni who have served as corps volunteers. In 2011, 30 UMW alumni volunteered; nearly 250 UMW alumni have served since the Peace Corps’ inception in 1961. For the second year in a row, The

Fiske Guide to Colleges named University of Mary Washington a “Best Buy.” UMW was the only school in Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, D.C., included in the prestigious guide.


In its current edition, The

Princeton

Review named University of Mary Washington among its Best 376 Colleges. For the fourth consecutive year,

Forbes.com online news magazine recognized Mary Washington as one of the nation’s top universities.

U.S. News & World Report ranks undergraduate education at the University of Mary Washington sixth among public Southern institutions.


Supporting Excellence Our vision is bold and compelling, and our challenges are clear.

State support has declined steadily for years, while the overall cost of delivering Mary Washington’s unique academic programs has escalated and continues to rise. Today, state support accounts for less than 22 percent of UMW’s annual operating costs. More and more deserving students struggle to afford a premier college education, yet today the University’s resources cover only 46 percent of demonstrated student financial need. Private support provides increasingly important assistance in this area. The University engages in entrepreneurial activities, such as the Eagle Village development, in conjunction with the UMW Foundation. Not only do these ventures create independent revenue streams for the University, they also increase employment and economic development opportunities in the region.


The President’s Council Members of the President’s Council played an enormous role in the progress we made last year. These loyal champions of the University donated nearly a half-million dollars to the Fund for Mary Washington, about 37 percent of the total raised. President’s Council members provide unrestricted gifts that allow the University of Mary Washington the flexibility to address urgent needs when they arise. The University extends a heartfelt appreciation to these stalwart friends for their deep generosity. An annual gift to the Fund for Mary Washington of $2,500 or greater qualifies you for membership in the President’s Council. Graduates from the last 10 years may join the President’s Council with an annual gift of $500 or greater. The Fund provides support for critical areas of need that are neither covered by tuition and fees nor funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

UMW’s fund-raising efforts are directed to increasing the University’s endowment and providing support for its strategic priorities. These efforts will widen public awareness of Mary Washington and enhance its growing regional and national reputation as one of America’s up-and-coming universities.


The Washington Society The Washington Society includes those individuals and organizations whose cumulative lifetime giving totals $100,000 or more.

†Mary Janes Ahern ’46 †Barbara Alden †Rebecca Lonas Allen ’60 Thomas Nelson Allen Nancy Duval Andrews ’44 †W. Sidney & Frances Liebenow Armstrong ’36 †Walter & Arabelle Laws Arrington ’41

The Clovelly Foundation Thomas Nelson Allen Community Foundation of Richmond Darcy Oman, President William B. Jr. & Theresa Young Crawley ’77 †Rachael Wingfield De Angelo ’28 †Lorayne M. Dollet ’73

†Duff M. Green Jr.

†Lawrence R. McMurtry

Vernon Jr. & Gaynelle Parrish Grizzard ’50

Jeffrey D. Miller ’84

Gary R. Gross

G. Gilmer & Charlotte Major Minor ’66

Margaret F. Harmon

Jennie Sue Breeden Minor ’61

†Marguerite Jennings Helbush ’41

Jennifer Chappell Paradis

Donald J. & Josephine McPherson Heslep ’56

†Anne Ross Parks ’46

Dan H. Hinz Jr.

†Claire Jean Pfeifle

†Dorothy Chiles Hodnette ’26

†Eugenia Pimper ’32

BB&T Foundation

Donley’s Incorporated Mac Donley, President & CEO

Porter R. & Linda Lemanski Blakemore ’84

†Judith Dresser

Mr. & Mrs. Florian N. Hofer

Elizabeth Poteet Pollard ’56

†Frances A. Bold ’52

Paul A. Dresser Jr. & Julie Baxter

†Janet Sisk Horne ’71

I. J. & Hilda M. Breeden Foundation Jennie Sue Minor ’61, President

†Charles F. Duff

Charles & Elizabeth Smith Hughes ’51

Margaret Walker Purinton Foundation Ann Purinton, President

Elizabeth Gray Duff

Alice V. Janney

Patricia Dunnington

†H. M. Janney JBG/Rosenfeld Retail Properties LLC

Roland Brown

Jessie Ball duPont Fund Sherry Magill, Executive Director

Doris E. Buffett

Paul J. & Lynne Gourley Farrell ’62

†William & Marilyn Mead Burke ’48

City of Fredericksburg Beverly Cameron, City Manager

†Frances Brown ’46 †Irene Lundy Brown ’39

Capital One Services, Incorporated Deborah McGee Castle Exploration Company, Incorporated Richard Staedtler, Chief Financial Officer

Fredericksburg Area Student Loan Association Joanne Martin, Acting Treasurer

†Carmen Culpeper Chappell ’59

Fredericksburg Savings Charitable Foundation Samuel Harding Jr., President

Eric Chappell

†Marjorie Jean Frost ’44

Mr. & Mrs. John F. Chappell

GHA-Westlake LLC Richard Mazzucchelli, Manager

†Joseph Castle II

Marion K. Chauncey Charitable Trust Durenda Trimble Assistant V.P. & Trust Officer

Gates Hudson Real Estate Group Garland & Agnes Taylor Gray Foundation Thomas Tullidge

The Jepson Foundation Robert S. Jr. & Alice Andrews Jepson ’64

Vincent & Karen C. Radley Irene Piscopo Rodgers ’59 William M.D. & Elizabeth Phillips Roe ’44 Dolores M. Ross ’49 †Anne Wilson Rowe ’57

†H. Stewart Jones ’36

Josiah P. Rowe III

Paul & Mary Ann Dorsey Judy ’54

Katherine Mayo Schmidt ’49

Elizabeth Kalnen ’37

Seth Sprague Foundation

The Kresge Foundation

†Wendy J. Shadwell ’63

†Kurt F. Leidecker

Sodexo Campus Services Ernie Minor, Senior Vice President

Alfred Levitt Trust Sherry Zowader, Trustee Mary & Daniel Loughran Foundation F. William Burke, Senior Vice President †Phyllis F. Martin Sara Page Cosby Mayo ’64

†Louise Proffitt Spencer ’32 †Henry D. Spicer County of Spotsylvania C. Douglas Barnes, County Administrator County of Stafford Anthony Romanello, County Administrator


†Jathan N. Stone Rita Morgan Stone ’52 The Sunshine Lady Foundation Mary Ellen Box, Program Director Julien L. & Jeanne T. Suttle Susy Booth Thurber ’62 †Franklin E. Tillery University of Mary Washington Alumni Association Derek Bottcher ’96, President University of Mary Washington Alumni Association, Fredericksburg Chapter Timothy Weizer Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation P. Russell Hardin, President Marsha Lynn Wilkins ’62 †Frank Williams Vivian Miffleton Woodard

†deceased


The Heritage Society The Heritage Society honors alumni, parents, and friends who have established and notified the University of a planned gift. There are no minimum gift levels, and membership in the Heritage Society is in perpetuity.

Martha G. Abbott ’72

†Frances A. Bold ’52

Frances D. Cook ’67

Paul A. Dresser Jr.

Betty Olander Adams ’69

†Matthew Bowcock

Carol L. Cooper ’55

†Frederick W. Drury

Margaret Uhler Adcock ’56

†Katherine Roberts Boyd ’40

Debra J. Cope

Helen Virginia Schier Drury ’47

†Mary Janes Ahern ’46

Mary Turner Boyd ’67

Ann McClenny Copeland ’52

Ronnie L. Durham ’90

†Barbara Alden

Marcia Boyles ’58

Christine L. Copper ’91

†Jean Slater Edson

†Hazel Allen ’33

†Katherine Tompkins Branner ’44

Cynthia Howell Cragin ’42

Carolyn A. Eldred ’66

†Marjorie Dudley Allred ’41

Christopher ’02 & Michele L. Brantley ’03

†Herbert E. Cragin Jr.

Margaret Winton Engvall ’65

Kenneth F. & Sherrie Allwine

Millicent Brown ’53

William B. Jr. & Theresa Young Crawley ’77

Nancy Herr Fallen ’39

†Edward Alvey Jr.

Roland Brown

Ruth Parks Crockett ’45

Lynne Gourley Farrell ’62

Anthony Andres & Emily Lewis ’62

†Vernon & Irene Lundy Brown ’39

†Marion K. Croushore

†Ida W. Feidt

Nancy Duval Andrews ’44

†Claire Doiron Bullington ’49

Virginia Lewis Dalton ’40

Patricia Head Ferguson ’50

†Frances Liebenow Armstrong ’36

†William & Marilyn Mead Burke ’48

†Rosella Tuck Davidson ’40

Amy Long Fields ’71

†Anne McClerkin Arneson ’51

Frances Cone Caldwell ’70

Lila R. Davis ’63

Diana Stamer Fitzgerald ’68

†Margery Arnold

Frederick S. & Jean Boyce Carleton ’47

Merle Updike Davis ’44

†Ann Williamson Floyd ’47

†Walter & Arabelle Laws Arrington ’41

†William Castle

†Rachael Wingfield De Angelo ’28

Cathy Cornwell Floyd ’72

Priscilla Wilson Ashton ’45

Polly Updegraff Champ ’61

†Maude Embrey DeCoss ’34

Kemetia M. K. Foley ’87

Art & Lloyd Tilton Backstrom ’61

†Marion K. Chauncey

Dorothy Spence Dederick ’57

Deane Ford ’57

John & Sally P. Baffa ’88

Sydney Collson Chichester ’60

†Dorothy Diehl Denton ’39

†Eleanor V. Fountain ’40

James E. Bales

†Marguerite Unruh Chinn ’43

†Hester Dempsey Digges ’18

Brenda J. Franklin ’72

Sandra Lee Ball ’57

Steven P. Chisholm ’84

†Eileen Kramer Dodd

†Marjorie Jean Frost ’44

Richard C. & Marcia Williams Barkelew ’43

Molly Bradshaw Clark ’59

†Lorayne M. Dollet ’73

†Annie Patterson Gardner ’47

†Roberta Lyon Barstow ’42

Jan G. Clarke

Douglas ‘78 & Gail Dolton

Helen Gawron ’46

Judith Fink Beckmen ’59

†Ann Roane Clary ’52

†Olive Donetti

†Margaret Ferrer Geisler ’56

Brooke Kemp Berthelsen ’00

†Elizabeth Jones Clement ’43

Michael B. Dowdy ’87

Everett M. Jr. & Kathleen M. Geno

†Alice Elizabeth Johnson Birtwell ’37

†Ellen Johnson Coleman ’43

Mary Fredman Downing ’59

Gloria Shelton Gibson ’69

†Virginia Bjornsson ’26

Janice Coleman ’63

†Judith Dresser

John G. & Janet Giffin

Frederic & Erma Whitaker Henry Bockoven ’49

Helen Hodges Conte ’54

Sallie Galloway Gill ’65


Elizabeth Fischer Gore ’49

Barry R. Johnson

†Alfred Levitt

Mary Alice Merchent

†John A. Gow

Mary Pittman Johnson ’41

Patricia Little-Taylor ’71

Carol LaFleur Merk

Frances C. Grafton ’64

Ruth Henriques Johnson ’43

Diana Rupert Livingston ’71

†Esther Cain Michelbach ’41

†Dorothy S. Greene

†H. Stewart Jones ’36

†Clarice Muller Locher ’47

James S. Miller Jr. ’84

David & Carolyn Perry Grow ’66

Judith Jackson Jones ’68

†Frances Page Loftis ’64

Nancy Mahone Miller ’72

Katherine R. Hadden ’74

†Robert Epes & Lucile Cox Jones

†Len O. & Corinna Hammack Lowry ’40

†Nellie-Moss Newsome Miller ’44

Ernestine Thompson Halleck ’62

Nancy A. Kaiser ’82

†George E. & Helen R. Luntz

Virginia Lee Miller ’64

Anne Robinson Hallerman ’77

†Frances Arthur Kellam ’34

Margaret Walker MacAllister ’62

Charlotte Major Minor ’66

†Anne F. Hamer

†Claire Moore Kelly ’43

Robert U. MacDonald

Edward R. Morawetz Jr. & Barbara Willer

†Joseph P. Hamper Jr.

Patricia Boise Kemp ’69

Walton & Lacy Mahon

Elmer Jr. ’50 & Marceline Weatherly Morris ’50

†Margaret Hargrove

†Joan Rekemeyer Kibbe ’49

†Jane Hatcher Major ’40

†A. Elizabeth Morrison ’26

Iris Harrell ’69

†Pauline G. King ’37

Elaine Wilson Maloney ’70

Luanne Harrison Mortimer ’59

Patricia Haynes ’81

†Virginia Johnson Kisner ’42

Shelley Ekermeyer Markle ’94

Nancy Stump Motley ’52

Janet L. Hedrick ’73

Katherine Linehan Kitterman ’67

Carlos & Carol Muldoon Martel ’68

Lindsley Bruch Murphy ’83

†Marguerite Jennings Helbush ’41

Debby C. Klein

†Phyllis F. Martin

Charles R. Neatrour

Josephine McPherson Heslep ’56

Rebecca Klein

†Mary E. Mason ’36

†Elizabeth Baylor Neatrour ’54

†Elizabeth Hicks ’42

Heather Gebbia Knapp ’93

Mary C. Massey ’59

Victoria Neilson ’77

Dolores Faszewski Hite ’71

Karlissa B. Krombein ’75

†Irma R. Master

John L. Niedfeldt-Thomas ’92

Barbara Shevitz Hofheimer ’53

C. Renée Allen Kuntz ’85

Maureen Murphy McCart ’68

Katharine F. Nutt ’42

†Margaret Austin Holmes ’40

Elizabeth Ford Kunz ’76

June Davis McCormick ’49

Marilyn Maeder O’Loughlin ’69

Stella Miles Hood ’39

Muriel Harmon Lake ’48

Michelle Foley McDaniel ’56

Robert J. & Magdelina O’Neill

†Katherine Edmondson Hopper ’30

C. Gale Lambright ’52

Evelyn Breeden McKnight ’58

Kathy A. Ormond ’68

†Janet Sisk Horne ’71

Lisa Langenbach ’80

†Bettye Buskell McLaskey ’34

†Mary Rita O’Rourke ’45

Lois Saunier Hornsby ’48

Debra Stanley Leap ’72

Mary Reierson McLean ’00

Jennifer Fankhauser Osterman ’73

†Lizzie Watson Howell ’29

Carol Louise Lehmann ’58

†Marguerite J. McNeil ’51

†Hilda Fox Owen ’37

†Martha Carr Huddleston ’50

†Kurt F. & Elsa von Müller Leidecker

†Marylouise D. Meder ’47

Patricia Lewars Pace ’66

†Beverly J. Hungerford ’49

†Doris Steele Lequin ’52

Kathleen Shepherd Mehfoud ’70

†C. J. & Lee Wingate Pappandreou ’40


The Heritage Society, continued †Anne Ross Parks ’46

†Betty Griffith Schmidt ’35

†Henry D. & Grace Spicer

†R. T. & Leah Fleet Waller ’44

†Camilla Moody Payne ’29

Katherine Mayo Schmidt ’49

Anne Saunders Spilman ’59

†Dorothie G. Walsh

Michelle Howe Pearson ’91

†William R. Schmidt

Pennilynn Stanley ’99

Betty Belew Walters ’52

Jerri Barden Perkins ’61

†Elizabeth G. Schneider

Arthur F. & Donna Steinberg

†Shirley Van Epps Waple ’52

†Phyllis Pemberton Perkins ’45

†Elizabeth Schnitker ’28

†Mary Ellen Stephenson

†Nora Hulme Watkins ’52

Gayle Weinberger Petro ’79

†H. Charles Schock

†Penelope Critzos Stokes ’43

Pamela J. White ’74

†Eleanor H. Pettit

Anne Hope Scott ’59

†Jathan N. Stone

James E. & Patricia Weller Wigginton ’69

†Richard C. & Claire Jean Pfeifle

†John M. & Emily Scott

Rita Morgan Stone ’52

Judith Youngman Wigton ’61

William R. Pfeifle & Paulette Schwarting

†Louise Miller Scott ’45

†Eugenia Pimper ’32

†Niki Dahl Scott ’44

Robert J. ‘96 & Sarah Gildersleeve Strassheim ’01

Elizabeth Poteet Pollard ’56 †Virginia Wright Pryor ’31 Nelda F. Purcell ’71 †Lula Quenzel †Josephine Drury Ramsburg ’49 Laurie Mansell Reich ’79 †Martha Yoch Roberts ’41 Ann Bigley Robertson ’74 Jane Ewers Robinson ’61 Nancy O’Neal Robinson ’62 Irene Piscopo Rodgers ’59 William M.D. & Elizabeth Phillips Roe ’44 Lisa McNulty Roeder ’80 Jeffrey W. Rountree ’91 †Anne Wilson Rowe ’57 Diana Wolotkiewicz Royer ’81 †Anne Craig Rusmisell ’51 †Maxine Morea Salle ’40 Nanalou West Sauder ’56

†Wendy J. Shadwell ’63 Mary Elwang Sharpley ’49 Barbara Skidmore Sheehan ’35 Prudence B. Shepard ’61 Linda Gattis Shull ’69 †Dorothy G. Shumadine ’23 Karen Michelsen Sibley ’67 Pablo F. Sierra ’07 †Hilda Gates Simons †Grellet C. & Dorothy Simpson †Caroline B. Sinclair Ronald E. & Judy Singleton Noel Sipple ’62 Wendy Ross Sizer ’99 Lenora Ladd Sloan ’50 †Rae Elizabeth Smith ’59 Mary Smith-Carson ’71 Dwight McKenney Snyder ’22 Nancy Parker Soles ’69

Patricia L. Sawyer ’72

Lisa Bratton Soltis ’79

Leslie & Jackie McConnell Scarborough ’49

Sally K. Souder ’66

Kathleen Nagy Schabacker ’68

†Louise Proffitt Spencer ’32

Charlotte A. Stultz ’66 Julien & Jeanne T. Suttle †Margaret Sutton ’26 Nancy Powell Sykes ’62 Betty Dobbins Talley ’68 †Elizabeth Merchent Tardy †Mary Young Tate ’28 †George A. Taylor Monecia Helton Taylor ’81 Margaret Berry Thomas ’42 †Eleanor S. Thompson †Franklin E. Tillery Anne Tooke ’68 Jana Privette Usry ’66 George M. VanSant Fontaine Jones Velz ’60 †Ruby Crumley Wagner ’37 †Mary Page Williams Walden ’69 †Lewis M. Walker Jr.

†Jean Wilder Vivian M. Wilkerson ’46 Marsha Lynn Wilkins ’62 †Claire L. Wilkinson ’61 Gavin S. Willhide ’93 Betty Williams ’60 †Frank Williams Roberta Palmer Williams ’72 †Helen Starnell Wills ’42 †Mary Virginia Willson ’34 †Elizabeth W. Wilson ’39 Helen Miller Wilson ’44 †M. Natalie Wilton ’50 Kathryn Nicholas Winslow ’39 Jane Jackson Woerner ’69 †Herbert & Elizabeth Snow Wolf ’41 Nancy Dean Wolff ’66 Joan Essick Woloson ’59 Vivian Miffleton Woodard Stuart & Sylvia McJilton Woodcock ’61 Anne Powell Young ’66

†Virginia P. Mister Walker †Corabel Garretson Wallace ’44 Barbara Price Wallach ’68

†deceased


The University of Mary Washington is making great strides toward our goals, and we look forward to making further exceptional progress this year and beyond.

We will continue to rely, as we have in the past, on the extraordinary commitment, expertise, and support of a skilled leadership team and an outstanding community of faculty, staff, students, alumni, partners, and friends.

Our combined efforts will propel the University of Mary Washington toward our bold vision of being the best in our class.

Board of Visitors Mary J. Berry Holly T. Cuellar ’89 Randall R. Eley

For the University of Mary Washington,

The Moment is Now

**Joseph W. Grzeika ’83 **Dorcas R. Hardy **Jud Honaker Martha K. Leighty ’75 *Princess R. Moss ’83 Patricia B. Revere ’63 Xavier R. Richardson *Russell H. Roberts *Nanalou W. Sauder ’56 Daniel K. Steen ’84 Pamela J. White ’74 Joseph R. Wilson *Term ending June 30, 2011 **Term beginning July 1, 2011

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