Hyatt Place Fredericksburg To Open in Eagle Village


The Hyatt Place Fredericksburg will open on Tuesday, Jan. 21 in the Eagle Village mixed-use development located across from the University of Mary Washington’s Fredericksburg campus. The hotel, built by the UMW Foundation, is the first boutique hotel of its kind serving the university, downtown Fredericksburg and the Mary Washington Health System, according to Jim Fournier, general manager of the hotel. “Hyatt Place Fredericksburg at Mary Washington is located in a very desirable and historic area, and we’re looking forward to creating a positive travel experience for each and every guest that walks through our doors,” Fournier said. The 93-room, five-story hotel blends historical and modern elements, and features 89 studios and three executive suites and one presidential suite. The facility also houses an indoor heated salt-water pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, more than 1,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, an exterior courtyard with a fountain and fire pit … [Read more...]

UMW Accreditation Reaffirmed by SACSCOC

Nicole Crowder, assistant professor of chemistry works with Karmel James '13 (right) in the lab.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaffirmed the accreditation of the University of Mary Washington to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The reaffirmation was announced at a meeting of SACSCOC in Atlanta on December 10. … [Read more...]

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


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


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

medical marijuana release

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...]