Gari Melchers Presents Illustrated Series

Gari Melchers (American, 1860-1932)
The Nativity, 1891, oil on canvas, Gari Melchers Home and Studio, University of Mary Washington

Gari Melchers Home and Studio presented “Laud to the Nativity: Images of Christ’s Birth through the Ages” on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 1:30 p.m. This illustrated series featured Curator Joanna Catron’s investigation of Christian pictorial art. … [Read more...]

Launch Group Founder Wins UMW Achievement Award

Kara Vanderpool Ward received the 2013 Metzger award at the Leadership Colloquium for Professional Women.

Kara Vanderpool Ward, founder of The Launch Group, received the Patricia Lacey Metzger Distinguished Achievement Award during the 20th annual Leadership Colloquium at the University of Mary Washington on Thursday, Nov. 7. … [Read more...]

Literacy Symposium Attracts Participants Statewide

Patty Breland, reading specialist at Kate Waller Barrett Elementary Schools takes notes during a breakout session at the 4th Annual Literacy Leaders Symposium.

Nearly 150 literacy leaders came together Oct. 10 for the fourth Annual Literacy Leadership Symposium at the University of Mary Washington Stafford campus. … [Read more...]

UMW Featured in “Best Places for Job Seekers” Ranking

The UMW Board of Visitors recently announced the tuition rates for 2014-15.

The University of Mary Washington is featured in NerdScholar’s 2013 list of “Best Places in Virginia for Job Seekers.” … [Read more...]

Alumna Named as a Top 99 Foreign Policy Leader Under 33


The Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy named Mary David ’07 as one of the 2013 Top 99 Foreign Policy Leaders Under 33. The international list identifies the most influential foreign policy leaders under 33 years old. “An ardent defender of human dignity, Mary David fights against human trafficking and ceaselessly works for the rights of women and children worldwide,” said Ana C. Rold, editor-in-chief of the Diplomatic Courier. “Among her many accomplishments, she helped formulate the first anti-human trafficking laws in the state of Maryland.” David graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a Bachelor of Arts degree double major in international affairs and communication. She also holds a juris doctor from the George Washington University Law School. “I am truly honored to be recognized among such prestigious and influential leaders from around the world,” said David, who is director of public relations for the Foundation for Post Conflict … [Read more...]

UMW to Host 88th District House of Delegates Debate

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Candidates for the 88th District of the Virginia House of Delegates participated in a debate at the University of Mary Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 18. … [Read more...]

Ethics Expert & Whistleblower to Address UMW’s Leadership Colloquium

Cynthia Cooper

Corporate whistleblower and bestselling author Cynthia Cooper will present the keynote lecture at the 20th annual Leadership Colloquium at the University of Mary Washington. … [Read more...]

Developmental Psychologist Named UMW Graduate-in-Residence


Developmental psychologist and early intervention expert Brianne Friberg, has been named Graduate-in-Residence for the University of Mary Washington’s Department of Psychology. … [Read more...]

UMW Graduate Wins First Place at Area Entrepreneurship Event

Andy Leonard (in pink shirt) celebrates with his team after winning the Startup Weekend Fredericksburg event on Sunday, June 9. Photo by Matt Armstrong.

Andy Leonard, a 2013 University of Mary Washington graduate, is one step closer to making his mobile application idea a reality after winning first place at Startup Weekend Fredericksburg. … [Read more...]

UMW Honors Local Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Meta R. Braymer (center) poses with Joy Crump and Beth Black (left to right), the inaugural recipients of the Meta R. Braymer Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

The University of Mary Washington’s Center for Economic Development recognized area small business owners and entrepreneurs through the 2013 Virginia Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year Awards and the Meta R. Braymer Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award. … [Read more...]