UMW Dedicates Dahlgren Campus

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The University of Mary Washington dedicated its Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research, the university’s third campus, during a ceremony on Friday, Feb. 17. The campus, designed to support the advanced educational needs of the professionals on and near the Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren, includes classroom space, an executive conference room and a multipurpose room that seats more than 200 people. The two-story, 42,000-square-foot facility opened in January. Construction began during the summer of 2010. Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates and 28th District Delegate William J. Howell noted that UMW’s Dahlgren campus dovetails with Virginia’s commitment to the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. “The campus will contribute much to the future vitality of the region,” Howell said. Congressman Rob Wittman echoed that the Dahlgren Center represents a vision of state and community collaboration. “Today that vision is coming to light,” … [Read more...]

Peace Corps Again Ranks UMW First in Nation Among Top Producing Small Colleges

Jennifer Davis'08 served in West Africa

For the second year in a row, the Peace Corps has ranked the University of Mary Washington No. 1 in the nation among small universities for alumni now serving as Peace Corps volunteers. Currently, UMW has 30 alumni serving around the world, the Peace Corps announced on January 20. “I am delighted that our civically minded students and alumni continue to be nationally recognized for their global service,” said UMW President Richard Hurley. Mary Washington has been named to the Peace Corps list of 25 top producing small schools for the ninth consecutive year. In 2011, the university placed No. 1 among small schools or institutions with less than 5,000 undergraduates, with 32 alumni serving in the Peace Corps. In 2010, UMW ranked No. 2 in the same category, with 23 alumni volunteering for the Peace Corps. In all, 245 Mary Washington alumni have served the 27-month commitment around the world since the Peace Corps’ inception in 1961. The Peace Corps ranks its top … [Read more...]