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Four to be honored with Alumni Medallion

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    Alumni Medallions  On Feb. 5, the William and Mary Alumni Association will honor (right to left) Earl "Tuggy" Young '59, Nicholas St. George '60, J.D. '65, and W. Samuel Sadler '64, M.Ed. '71, with the Alumni Medallion during a ceremony on campus. Dr. Waverly Cole '50 will be awarded the Alumni Medallion posthumously.  Young and Sadler photos by Mark Mitchell; St. George photo by Nu Visions in Photography.
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On Feb. 5, the William and Mary Alumni Association will honor W. Samuel Sadler '64, M.Ed. '71, Nicholas St. George '60, J.D. '65 and Earl "Tuggy" Young '59 with the Alumni Medallion during a ceremony on campus. Dr. Waverly Cole '50 will be awarded the Alumni Medallion posthumously. The Alumni Medallion is the highest award the William and Mary Alumni Association can bestow on a graduate.

Recipients are recognized for their outstanding professional accomplishments, leadership and dedication to their community and commitment to their alma mater.

Dr. Waverly Cole '50 made a tremendous impact on his world: through his volunteerism, his philanthropy and a commitment to giving back  to the College of William and Mary. Cole gave most to the causes he  held dear all over Virginia, whether in his hometown of Blackstone, at William and Mary or in his adopted home of Richmond. He also served in the Sir Robert Boyle Legacy Society and Chancellor's Circle at the College and with both the Richmond and Virginia societies of anesthesiologists as an officer.

W. Samuel Sadler '64, M. Ed. '71 has distinguished himself as a mentor to countless members of the William and Mary family. During  
his storied career at the College, he served as Assistant dean of admissions, dean of men, dean of students and ultimately as vice  
president of Student Affairs. Universally loved by the College's students and alumni, Sadler was named the recipient of the  
prestigious Thomas Jefferson Award in 1981, which recognized service and deep devotion to the College. In 2008, the University Center was renamed the Sadler Center in his honor.

Nicholas St. George '60, J.D. '65 attended William and Mary on a full athletic and academic track scholarship; his experiences as a  
student-athlete led to a lifetime of service and giving back to the College. St. George served as an investment banker until 1979 when  
he was offered the CEO position at Oakwood Homes. Under his leadership, Oakwood Homes blossomed into a multi-million dollar  
company. Though living with his family in Florida, St. George remains active with the College community, serving on the  
President's Council, Chancellor's Circle, as a trustee for the Endowment Association and as a member of the Mason School of  
Business Board.

After graduating with an economics degree, Earl "Tuggy" Young '59 worked in the credit division for the Noland Company, which  
eventually led to his 36-year career with Newport News Shipbuilding, moving all the way up to the manager of cost engineering. Young has been a relentless advocate and supporter of the College. He has served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Athletic Education Fund board. He is a member of the President's Council and serves on the board of the Lower Peninsula Alumni Chapter.

Founded in 1842, the William and Mary Alumni Association is a separately incorporated nonprofit organization that encourages  
alumni of the College of William and Mary to remain active partners in the life of the university. The Alumni Association's programs  
nurture friendships, inspire pride and build an appreciation among alumni for William and Mary's long tradition of achievement. For  
more information about the Alumni Association, visit www.wmalumni.com.