A Look Back at Commencement Through Photos, Social Media

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  The University of Mary Washington captured memories of the 103rd commencement events - including the graduate ceremony on Friday, May 9 and undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 10 - through photos, stories and #UMW2014 on social media: … [Read more...]

UMW Awards Top Honors and Honorary Degree at Commencement Ceremonies

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The University of Mary Washington presented its top honors during commencement ceremonies Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10. … [Read more...]

UMW Students Receive Awards of Excellence

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University of Mary Washington students were honored for outstanding achievements at recent awards programs. … [Read more...]

UMW to Award Emeritus Status at Commencement

Six professors will be given emeritus status at the UMW Commencement ceremony on May 10.

Six longtime professors will be awarded emeritus status at the University of Mary Washington’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 10. … [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...]

Business Executive, Author Steve Pemberton Addresses UMW Graduates, May 11

Steve Pemberton encouraged graduates to treasure their experiences.

Business executive, motivational speaker and noted author Steve Pemberton reminded graduates of their power to change the world during the University of Mary Washington’s 2013 commencement address. “Every generation has a task. Yours is to remind America what has made her great,” Pemberton said, speaking of the values of innovation, courage and integrity. “You need to remind us of all those things and you are not too young nor inexperienced to do so. You, the Mary Washington Class of 2013, are uniquely qualified to take on this task because those words have been woven into the fabric of your experience at this great institution.” He encouraged graduates to treasure the experiences that shaped them during their time at Mary Washington. “What will you remember is that never again will be assembled like this,” he said. “You will remember that faculty member who went the extra step for you. You will remember your mother’s embrace, your father’s chest swelling with pride, a … [Read more...]

UMW Graduates Class of 2013 in 102nd Commencement

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The University of Mary Washington graduated a total of 1,273 students during its 102nd commencement in a graduate ceremony on Friday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the William M. Anderson Center and in an undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 11 at 9 a.m. in Ball Circle on the university’s Fredericksburg campus. … [Read more...]

UMW Awards Top Honors at Commencement Ceremonies

Cuurtney Lynn received the Darden Award.

The University of Mary Washington presented its top honors during commencement ceremonies Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11. … [Read more...]

Educator Bill Bosher Addresses Master’s Candidates, May 10

Public Policy Expert Bill Bosher addressed master's candidates at the William M Anderson Center.

Dr. William “Bill” Cleveland Bosher Jr., public policy expert and former Virginia superintendent of education, urged University of Mary Washington graduates to hold onto their passion and enthusiasm as they continue in their future paths. Bosher spoke at the University of Mary Washington’s graduate commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10. “I would say to those of you today with new skills and new knowledge: the day that you cease to be excited about young people, I don’t want you teaching mine,” Bosher said. “The day that you cease to be excited about your business or your company or what you sell or what you provide as a service, I don’t want to buy it. Because part of this is not just being prepared with new skills and knowledge, but part of it is the excitement that you have.” Bosher addressed more than 1,000, including graduates, family members, friends and faculty, gathered in the William M. Anderson Center. A total of 249 graduate degrees were awarded, including 111 … [Read more...]

UMW Students Receive Awards of Excellence

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University of Mary Washington students were honored for outstanding achievements at recent awards programs. … [Read more...]