UMW Parent and Family eNews recently sat down with Vera Smith-Winfree, Parent Leadership Circle member and mother of Ellis Winfree ’23, to talk about the transition to Mary Washington from his home in Connecticut.
#ComeTogether with fellow Mary Wash alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends for the University’s fourth annual Giving Day on Thursday, March 19, 2020.
On #MaryWashDay, donors can make gifts to different areas of need across the University from midnight to 11:59 p.m. at givingday.umw.edu. Throughout the day, challenges and matches funded by generous donors will be “unlocked” to multiply the impact of each gift. The University has set a goal of 1,000 new donors and a total of 3,000 gifts.
But wait, it’s only March? What do they mean, “Not too late”…my student hasn’t even thought that far ahead yet or starting applying to internships! [Read more…] about It’s not too late to find a summer internship!
The summer session is a great time for students to catch up, get ahead, or take something new.
I began learning French when I was nine or ten years old. I would check out CDs from the local library and teach myself the language. Once I started taking French classes in middle school, it became my dream to travel to France one day.
Have you Googled your student’s name lately? Ever? Go ahead, take a moment. Throw in some key words if you need to, such as UMW, Eagles, or the name of their high school or perhaps a significant extracurricular activity they’ve been involved in.
Sometime during my daughter’s sophomore year at UMW, she asked her mother and I to attend a study abroad fair/information center at the school.
When you #give2UMW on #GivingTuesday, the international day of philanthropy, you are investing in our students, our faculty, and our future.
In the spirit of paying it forward, the Office of Annual Giving will deliver a goody bag of “Hugs & Kisses from Home” to your UMW student after you make your gift. [Read more…] about Hugs and Kisses from Home for Giving Tuesday
UMW Parent and Family eNews recently sat down with Kim Miller, mother of UMW junior Megan Miller, to talk about parenting through the college journey.
How did Megan choose Mary Washington?
Kim: Mary Washington was not even on Megan’s radar until a neighbor, whose son was a junior at the time, told her she should check it out. [Read more…] about Parent Perspective: Open to New Experiences