Launch Group Founder Wins UMW Achievement Award

Kara Vanderpool Ward received the 2013 Metzger award at the Leadership Colloquium for Professional Women.

Kara Vanderpool Ward, founder of The Launch Group, received the Patricia Lacey Metzger Distinguished Achievement Award during the 20th annual Leadership Colloquium at the University of Mary Washington on Thursday, Nov. 7. … [Read more...]

Registration Open for UMW Leadership Colloquium

Dean of the UMW College of Business Lynne Richardson (center) spoke at the 2011 Leadership Colloquium for Professional Women

The 19th annual Leadership Colloquium for Professional Women at the University of Mary Washington will bring together women from across the region on Thursday, November 8. The conference, centered on the theme “leading from where you are,” will take place at UMW’s Stafford campus from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Viola Osborne Baskerville, interim chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia Council, will give the keynote presentation “Power Pumps: Leading with Your Strengths.” Baskerville is a former elected and appointed official with 16 years of service to the Richmond community and Virginia. The colloquium also will include seminars on various topics, including business etiquette, leadership skills and personal branding. The registration fee, $109 for early registrants and $129 after October 1, includes breakfast, a buffet luncheon, afternoon tea, and all sessions, forums and materials. For more information or to register, visit www.umw.edu/lcpw. … [Read more...]

UMW Vice President Wins Achievement Award At Women’s Leadership Colloquium

Meta  Braymer, second from the left, is recipient of the Metzger Distinguished Achievement Award. Other members of the Colloquium Advisory Board are Janet West, far left; Mary Louise Holmes and Martha O'Keefe.

University of Mary Washington administrator Meta Braymer received the Patricia Lacey Metzger Distinguished Achievement Award during the 18th annual Leadership Colloquium for Professional Women at the University of Mary Washington on Thursday, November 3. Braymer is vice president for economic development and regional engagement at UMW and leads the newly established Center for Economic Development. She was recognized for her career achievements, which include more than 30 years in higher education, as well as extensive involvement in business and community organizations. The Metzger award recognizes individuals who uphold high standards in their personal and professional lives while fulfilling a career goal of significant stature. The award, presented annually at the colloquium since 1999, is given in memory of the late Patricia Metzger, a UMW professor and founder of the event. Only past colloquium participants are eligible to receive the Metzger award. Braymer has held … [Read more...]