CEO Shawn Boyer Addresses Master’s Candidates, May 11

Boyer Graduate Graduation

Shawn Boyer, founder and chief executive officer of SnagAJob.com, spoke at the University of Mary Washington’s graduate commencement ceremony on Friday, May 11, emphasizing the importance of living a purposeful and intentional life. “Most of us don’t think about our life plans as much as our business plans,” he said, noting the need to establish core values, set goals and choose positive peers. Boyer addressed more than 1,000, including graduates, family members, friends and faculty. The ceremony was the first commencement held at the recently opened William M. Anderson Center. A total of 230 graduate degrees were awarded, including 102 master of education degrees, 73 master of business administration degrees, 30 master of science in elementary education degrees and 21 master of science in management information systems degrees. Four graduates received both the MBA and the MSMIS in a dual-degree program. Mission statements are not solely for businesses, Boyer said. He … [Read more...]

UMW Graduates Class of 2012 in 101st Commencement

UMW 2012 Commencement

The University of Mary Washington graduated a total of 1,193 students during its 101st commencement in a graduate ceremony on Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the William M. Anderson Center and in an undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 12 at 9 a.m. in Ball Circle on the university’s Fredericksburg campus. The university awarded 73 master of business administration degrees, 102 master of education degrees, 21 master of science in management information systems, 30 master of science in elementary education degrees, 463 bachelor of arts degrees, 41 bachelor of liberal studies degrees, 80 bachelor of professional studies degrees and 379 bachelor of science degrees. Four graduates received both the MBA and the MSMIS in a dual-degree program. Graduates with a master of business administration degree: Jane Helena Amo-Yartey, Justin Shane Anderson, Michael O. Apenteng, Joel Blaine Ashworth, Ekow Asmah, Jason Scott Besser, Josee Christiane Bognin, Robert S. Bridges Jr., Michelle … [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. Kyle Franklyn Allwine received the UMW Alumni Award for demonstrating an outstanding combination of academic excellence, leadership and service to the university and the Willie Lee Rose Award for Academic Excellence in History and American Studies. Annie Lee Truslow received the Fredericksburg Kiwanis Award and Departmental Honors in Sociology; Madonna Mae Wilt received the Alumni Association Bachelor of Liberal Studies Distinguished Graduate Award for academic excellence and citizenship. Luke Ruth received the Clara Boyd Wheeler Award for a graduating senior who exemplifies grace, a spirit of service and the ability to change lives. Laura Allan received the Elizabeth M. Baumgarten Leadership Award for outstanding service to the university and community. Christopher Marino, Marina Frano and Megan Elizabeth DeSmit received Scholar-Athlete Awards. Department … [Read more...]