In the News


Muscarelle's John Spike receives royal honor
Megan Shearin
| November 15, 2013

John Spike, chief curator of William & Mary's Muscarelle Museum of Art, has been appointed to the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem – commonly known as the Order of St John – by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Welcome to the eLearning lab
Megan Shearin
| November 13, 2013

William & Mary has recently undertaken a new venture to examine how learning technologies can enhance instruction. This will be headed up by Gene Roche, an educational technology professor in the School of Education, who was named the first director of university eLearning initiatives in September.

ASMFC honors James Gartland with Annual Award of Excellence
David Malmquist, VIMS
| November 12, 2013

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has presented Jim Gartland of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science with one of two Annual Awards of Excellence for his outstanding contributions to the field of fisheries science.

New director of economic development and business innovation named
Suzanne Seurattan
| November 6, 2013

Julie Summs '92 has been named William & Mary's new director of economic development and business innovation. Summs currently serves as county administrator for Orange County, Va., a position she has held since July 2009. She will return to her alma mater in January.

David Trichler named one of the world's top 99 rising foreign policy leaders
Priscilla Caldwell, ITPIR
| September 11, 2013

David Trichler, operations director for AidData at the Institute for Theory & Practice of International Relations (ITPIR), has earned recognition from Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) as one of the "Top 99 under 33."

Heart and sole: Staff member leads shoe drive
Jim Ducibella
| August 13, 2013

Professionals & Professional Faculty members as well as Staff Assembly members contributed to a shoe drive led by Trina Garrison, Executive Assistant to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences.

With 'responsive design' overhaul, one site fits all
University Relations Staff
| July 24, 2013

Led by Associate Director of Technology, Mark Windley, Creative Services launched a new and improved "responsive design" version of the W&M website. The responsive design concept takes into account the technical needs and esthetic opportunities of all web-based devices, from desktop computers on down through tablets and smartphones.

Swem Library welcomes new associate dean
Tami Back, Swem Library Communications
| July 16, 2013

Swem Library recently welcomed Lisa Nickel as the associate dean of research & public services, a new position developed to integrate the library more fully into the research and instructional programs of the university.

W&M to host inaugural supplier diversity advocate institute
Erin Zagursky
| July 10, 2013

Marra Austin is known on the William & Mary campus as the person to see about purchasing and credit card questions. However, few know about another important aspect of her job: ensuring that the university supports small, women- and minority-owned (SWaM) businesses through its purchasing practices.

Award named in honor of longtime residence life director Boykin
Graham Bryant '13
| July 9, 2013

The Virginia Association of College and University Housing Officers (VACUHO) recently renamed its highest award the Deb Boykin Outstanding Professional Award, honoring her service to the housing profession across the state.

College welcomes new director of Special Collections
Tami Back, Swem Library Communications
| July 3, 2013

Gerald "Jay" Gaidmore is the new Marian & Alan McLeod Director of the Special Collections Research Center at Swem Library.

William & Mary Alumni Association Inducts Honorary Alumni
University Relations Staff
| July 1, 2013

Faye Shealy, Associate Dean of Admission at the Law School and Lee Foster, Director of Leadership Gifts and Foundation Operations in Development, were among those inducted.

In the water with W&M Swim
Graham Bryant '13
| June 21, 2013

Head Coach Matt Crispino and Assistant Coach Alec Hayden already have the W&M Swim Team conditioning for the upcoming season.

W&M recognized for alcohol education efforts
University Relations Staff
| June 17, 2013

Sarah Menefee, a health promotion specialist and certified TIPS trainer at W&M, credits the collaboration with Student Leadership Development for the success of the program.

Anne Arseneau to lead new Office of Student Leadership Development
Megan Shearin
| April 26, 2013

For the past nine months, Anne Arseneau has been leading a charge on campus to examine a new philosophical approach with the goal of providing all students on campus meaningful opportunities for leadership development.

W&M Head Tennis Coach, Peter Daub, Reaches 500-Win Milestone
| March 30, 2013

The William & Mary men's tennis team swept a CAA doubleheader and in the process head coach Peter Daub reached an incredible career milestone with his 500th win.

Cindy Glavas named director of Auxiliary Services
Eden Harris
| March 19, 2013

Glavas reports directly to the vice president for administration and will work with departments across campus to ensure that auxiliary services provide outstanding customer service while maximizing business opportunities for the university that align with its strategic direction.

Kathleen DeLaurenti, arts librarian, sets up "blind dates"
Sierra Barnes '14
| February 14, 2013

Taking advantage of the library's vast audio collection, the blind date system, rather than pairing people with people, brings people together with new music.

2013 Creative Adaptation Awards announced
W&M Staff
| February 5, 2013

The creative adaptation initiative followed an effort that looked at business innovation and efficiencies in all administrative areas of the university. Several professionals and professional faculty were investigators in the four award-winning proposals including Gene Roche, Robin Varney, Kathleen DeLaurenti and Stuart Hamilton.

Police Chief Don Challis to serve on governor's task force
Suzanne Seurattan
| January 11, 2013

William & Mary Police Chief Don Challis has been tapped to serve on the governor's Task Force on School and Campus Safety. He and Sandra Ward, professor in the School of Education, will join a number educators, public safety experts, local leaders, mental health practitioners, legislators, parents and students from across the state on the task force.