UMW Accepting Applications for Nursing Completion Program

UMW's bachelor of science in nursing completion program will begin in fall 2014. Image courtesy of Mary Washington Healthcare.

The University of Mary Washington will begin accepting applications on Tuesday, April 1, for its inaugural bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) completion program. The program, which will begin this fall, received final approval by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) on March 18. … [Read more...]

UMW to Host STEM Summit, March 29

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The University of Mary Washington will host the third annual FredTech STEM 16 Summit on Saturday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Anderson Center. The annual event showcases the achievements of the region’s students, educators and businesses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. … [Read more...]

Entrepreneurs to Deliver Commencement Addresses, May 9-10

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Two enterprising entrepreneurs will speak at the 2014 commencement ceremonies for the University of Mary Washington on Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10. Kenneth Lopez, the founder and CEO of A2L Consulting, will give the graduate address on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the William M. Anderson Center. Rebecca R. Rubin, founder, president and CEO of the environmental consulting firm Marstel-Day, LLC, will speak at the undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. on Ball Circle. Kenneth Lopez Lopez, a 1992 graduate of Mary Washington and a member of the UMW Board of Visitors, is the founder and CEO of the Alexandria-based A2L Consulting, a leading provider of jury consulting, litigation graphics and courtroom support to all of the nation’s largest law firms. He founded the company in 1995 after receiving a law degree from the Widener University School of Law. A2L Consulting was recently voted Best Demonstrative Evidence Firm in D.C. by the readers of LegalTimes and, … [Read more...]

New Director Brings Expertise to UMW’s Nursing Completion Program

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Pamela McCullough has a nearly 35-year nursing career, a focus on patient-centered care, and a passion for the liberal arts. Now, she is taking the helm of the University of Mary Washington’s new bachelor of science in nursing completion program, which is slated to begin this fall. … [Read more...]

Peace Corps Ranks UMW Among Top-Producing Small Colleges

Taylor Parker '11 (left) is currently serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana.

For the 10th year, the Peace Corps has ranked the University of Mary Washington among the nation’s top-producing colleges for alumni now serving as Peace Corps volunteers. … [Read more...]

Entrepreneur to Serve as UMW’s Executive-in-Residence, Feb. 26-27

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Matt Ernst ’94, chairman of Walnut Grove Holdings, LLC, will serve as the University of Mary Washington’s Executive-in-Residence for 2013-2014. He will visit his alma mater on Wednesday, Feb. 26 and Thursday, Feb. 27. … [Read more...]

UMW Continues Season with “Always…Patsy Cline”

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The University of Mary Washington Department of Theatre & Dance will continue its 2013-2014 season with a production of  “Always…Patsy Cline.” … [Read more...]

Freedom Rider to Share Story and Documentary at UMW, Feb. 3

Joan Mulholland, shown during a trip to UMW in 2011, will be a part of UMW's Black History Month celebration on Feb. 3.

More than 50 years ago, a 19-year-old college student named Joan Trumpauer Mulholland bought a flight to Mississippi and joined the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement. … [Read more...]

McClurken Receives Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award

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University of Mary Washington Professor of History Jeffrey McClurken is the recipient of a prestigious 2014 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV). … [Read more...]

Hyatt Place Fredericksburg To Open in Eagle Village

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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...]