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Career Ambassador Pamela Bridgewater Addresses UMW Graduates

Career Ambassador Pamela Brigewater

Career Ambassador Pamela Bridgewater urged University of Mary Washington graduates to embrace new challenges, take risks, value diversity and learn every day from people and situations throughout their life’s journey. … [Read more...]

State Superintendent Steven R. Staples Addresses Master’s Candidates

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State Superintendent Steven R. Staples challenged graduates to step up as leaders during his address at the University of Mary Washington’s graduate commencement Friday, May 8. … [Read more...]

UMW Board of Visitors Announces Presidential Search Advisory Committee

UMW's Carmen Culpeper Chappell Centennial Campanile Tower

Holly Cuellar, Rector for the University of Mary Washington’s Board of Visitors, announced at the May 8 meeting the formation of the presidential search advisory committee for selection of the 10th president of the University of Mary Washington. "Appointment of a president is the most important duty of the Board of Visitors." Cuellar said. "And we take our role very seriously." President Richard V. Hurley announced his plan to retire, effective June 30, 2016. Hurley has served as UMW’s ninth president since July 1, 2010. The selection committee will do initial screening, vetting, and interviewing of candidates, then recommending to the full Board a select group of finalists. The committee includes: Chair: Holly T. Cuellar ’89, Rector, Board of Visitors Members: Tara C. Corrigall ’82, Board of Visitors Theresa Y. Crawley ’77, Board of Visitors & UMW Foundation Board Rita F. Dunston, University Registrar Christopher J. Garcia, Assistant Professor of … [Read more...]

UMW Board of Visitors Announces Tuition Fees for 2015-16

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The University of Mary Washington’s Board of Visitors has approved new rates for the 2015-2016 academic year. … [Read more...]

UMW Initiates Test-Optional Admissions Provision

Donald Rallis' geography class, Thursday Oct. 27, 2011. (Photo by Norm Shafer).

The University of Mary Washington will offer high-achieving prospective students the opportunity to opt out of providing standardized college admission tests with their application for enrollment. The University’s Board of Visitors approved the action during its April meeting. … [Read more...]

President Richard V. Hurley to Retire in 2016

President Richard V. Hurley

At a meeting of the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors today, President Richard V. Hurley announced his plan to retire, effective June 30, 2016. Hurley, who has served as UMW’s ninth president since July 1, 2010, has made clear his desire to spend more quality time with his family. Prior to being named president, he had already announced his retirement plans. At that point, he had served Mary Washington for a decade in various positions, including executive vice president and chief financial officer, and twice as acting president. … [Read more...]

Princeton Review Ranks UMW as a Green College

Photographed April 20, 2010. (Photo by Norm Shafer)

The University of Mary Washington has been ranked among the nation’s top “green colleges” in a report published Thursday, April 16, 2015. The ranking appears in the 2015 edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges. … [Read more...]

State Superintendent, Ambassador to Speak at UMW Commencement Ceremonies

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Virginia’s chief education officer and a distinguished U.S. diplomat will speak at the 2015 commencement ceremonies for the University of Mary Washington Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9. … [Read more...]

UMW Professor Assesses Afghan Political Party Initiative

Ranjit Singh, associate professor of political science.

Young Afghan political party activists who received training through a pro-democracy initiative offer hope for effective democratic elections in the war-torn country, according to University of Mary Washington Professor Ranjit Singh, who recently returned from a 10-day research and reporting trip to Afghanistan. … [Read more...]

UMW Psychologists Discuss Balance on Public Radio Show

Miriam Liss and Holly Schiffrin

University of Mary Washington psychologists Miriam Liss and Holly Schiffrin say that finding happiness in life doesn’t come from having more material possessions. … [Read more...]