Board to Name Tennis Complex for Former UMW Athletic Director

Edward H. Hegmann (right) received the Washington Medallion during the 2012 Commencement ceremony.

The University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors voted to name the outdoor tennis courts the Edward H. Hegmann II Tennis Complex to honor the accomplishments and outstanding contributions of the university’s first athletic director. A dedication ceremony is planned for April 2014. … [Read more...]

Senator, Alumna Receives UMW Lifetime Service Award

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Georgia State Sen. Nan Orrock ’65 today received one of the University of Mary Washington’s most prestigious awards, the Monroe Medal. Orrock was honored by President Richard V. Hurley and the Board of Visitors during a dedication ceremony for the James Farmer Lecture Hall. … [Read more...]

UMW Spearheads Regional Economic Plan for Growth

UMW President Richard V. Hurley

The Fredericksburg area will be a buzzing hub of commerce where opportunities abound for people and businesses to thrive. This vision for the region was unveiled at the Transformation 20/20 Regional Economic Development Summit held Oct. 29 at the University of Mary Washington’s Stafford Campus. … [Read more...]

UMW Named Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

(from left): UMW graduates Peter Hawes, Michaela Sands and Aubrey Elliott  received Fulbright grants for 2013-2014.

The University of Mary Washington is one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright scholars, according to a recent list in the Chronicle of Higher Education. … [Read more...]

UMW Foundation Purchases Former Hostess Brands Warehouse

The property is adjacent to the Foundation's Eagle Village.

The University of Mary Washington Foundation has purchased the former Hostess Brands property located in the 1300 block of Powhatan Street. The property is located adjacent to the Foundation’s Eagle Village mixed-use development and is across U.S. 1 from the university’s main campus. … [Read more...]

Governor Announces Appointments to UMW Board

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The Virginia Governor’s Office today announced the appointment of Tabitha Geary, Kenneth Lopez and Lisa Taylor to the Board of Visitors at the University of Mary Washington. … [Read more...]

Virginians Favor Legalizing Medical Marijuana, UMW Survey Shows

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By a margin of more than two-to-one, Virginians believe that the use of marijuana for medical purposes should be legal under federal law, according to a new survey sponsored by the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies. … [Read more...]

Virginians Say Governor Should Pay Legal Bills, UMW Survey Shows

The Virginia Governor's Mansion in Richmond, Va.
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By a margin of more than 15-to-one, Virginians who have heard about the scandal involving Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and a wealthy donor believe that the governor, not the taxpayers, should pay for his legal defense, according to a new survey sponsored by the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies. … [Read more...]

UMW Survey Shows Virginians Lean Toward McAuliffe in Governor’s Race

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Democrat Terry McAuliffe has the support of 42 percent of likely voters in this year’s race for governor of Virginia, compared to 35 percent for Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, according to a new survey sponsored by the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies. … [Read more...]

UMW Bell Rings to Observe March on Washington Anniversary

People walk past a stone marking the spot where Dr. Martin Luther King made his 1963 speech on the steps on the Lincoln Memorial August 27, 2003 in Washington DC. The 40th anniversary of of Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech will be marked on August 28. King made his speech during a rally at the memorial.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/Courtesy of istockphoto)

The University of Mary Washington observed the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington on Wednesday, August 28. … [Read more...]