UMW Graduate Wins First Place at Area Entrepreneurship Event

Andy Leonard (in pink shirt) celebrates with his team after winning the Startup Weekend Fredericksburg event on Sunday, June 9. Photo by Matt Armstrong.

Andy Leonard, a 2013 University of Mary Washington graduate, is one step closer to making his mobile application idea a reality after winning first place at Startup Weekend Fredericksburg. … [Read more...]

Fredericksburg Forum, Nov. 10, Pledged to ‘Green Practices’

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., will speak at UMW on November 10.

The Fredericksburg Forum, held at the University of Mary Washington on Saturday, Nov. 10, was certified as a “Virginia Green” event, which employed ‘green’ practices of recycling, waste reduction, energy and water conservation. The annual lecture featured Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc., who shared insight on their philosophy of socially conscious entrepreneurship. Their lecture, “An Evening of Entrepreneurial Spirit, Social Responsibility and Radical Business Philosophy,” was held at 8 p.m. in George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. The Fredericksburg Forum was the first UMW event to be certified and is one of more than 40 Virginia Green events being held this year across the state. Virginia Green is a statewide program that works to reduce the environmental impacts of Virginia's tourism industry. The program is operated through a partnership supported by the Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Tourism … [Read more...]