More than 200 people attended the opening reception, held at Swem Library, to honor the three women, Lynn Briley ‘71, Janet Brown Strafer ‘71 and Karen Ely ’71, who moved into Jefferson Hall in 1967.
The 2017-2018 school year marks the 50th anniversary of the first African-American residential students admitted to William & Mary. The university honors them and William & Mary’s entire African-American community this year through “Building on the Legacy,” a series of special events, guest speakers and performances.
As part of the kickoff to William & Mary’s yearlong 50th anniversary commemoration of its first African-American residential students, class members including students, faculty, alumni and community members created a mural this summer that will be permanently installed in Swem Library.
Close to 200 members of the Hulon Willis Association, W&M Alumni Association's African-American affinity group, gathered in Washington, D.C. to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
Judge John Charles Thomas, the first black justice appointed to the Supreme Court of Virginia and a longtime member of the William & Mary Board of Visitors, will welcome the university’s newest students to campus at the 2017 Opening Convocation ceremony, to be held Aug. 30 at 5:15 p.m. in the Wren Yard.
On Earth Day, the Virginia Coastal Policy Center hosted a tree dedication ceremony in honor of Sharon Coles-Stewart J.D. '75.
Next fall, William & Mary will begin a yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first residential African-American students at the university.
The William & Mary Board of Visitors unanimously approved a resolution Friday renaming two prominent residence halls in memory of two key figures in the university’s African-American history.
Jody Allen has begun researching the life of John Wallace De Rozaro (also spelled DeRozzaro), a free black man who sought to attend lectures at William & Mary in the early 1800s.
Dr. Carroll Hardy, associate dean of student affairs, helps minorities and the disabled strive for success.
Three schools, including William & Mary, improvised strategies to ward off discouragement among black applicants.