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Library renovations moving forward with donation from W&J Board of Trustees Chair Richard Clark

April 30, 2018
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When students return to campus this fall, they will find one of the most popular study spaces on campus transformed. W&J’s U. Grant Miller Library will receive a complete renovation thanks to a generous gift from Board of Trustees Chair Richard T. Clark ’68 and his wife, Angela. The Clarks’ donation is the leadership gift …  

Young Alumni Committee chapters being formed

April 19, 2018
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Members of the Washington, D.C. Young Alumni Committee (left to right) Dan Martin ’10, John Buffalini ’11, Jeffrey Germak ’14, Cait Quicksell ’12, and Natalie Gill ’16. With the goal of engaging our most recent graduates, alumni have come together to form Young Alumni Committee chapters in Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. The groups plan to …  

W&J Athletics to partner with Nike through BSN SPORTS agreement

April 19, 2018
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Washington & Jefferson College Athletics has announced a new department-wide apparel and sporting goods partnership with Nike and BSN SPORTS effective July 1, 2018, ahead of the 2018-19 academic year. Under the agreement, Nike and BSN SPORTS will provide apparel, footwear, equipment, and uniforms for W&J’s varsity athletics programs. Team uniforms will be cycled into …  

Speeding Ahead: Zac Talmadge runs toward a cure with LLS fundraising

April 19, 2018
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Zac Talmadge ’10 completed his second Boston Marathon in 2015, where he ran to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). It was the first marathon he completed after his father passed away in 2014. Zac Talmadge ’10 is no stranger to community service. At W&J, he served as vice president of the …  

Giving Back: Presidents demonstrate generosity with life-saving donations

April 19, 2018
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Presidents are always looking for ways to give back to their communities. In the past year, stories from current and past students have exemplified that spirit of kindness, with two W&J football players helping facilitate bone marrow transplants for strangers in need and a former player giving his old teammate more time with his family. …  

Former W&J football teammates ‘pay it forward’ in UAB kidney chain

April 19, 2018
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In April 2017, Jay Ernst ’05 and his wife were preparing for the birth of their second child. Unfortunately, this happy news had complications. Their son was diagnosed with gastroschisis, a birth defect of the abdominal wall in which the intestines are found outside of the baby’s body. While dealing with his unborn son’s health …  

W&J senior provides life-saving donation through Be The Match

April 19, 2018
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Brendan Reddy ’18 donated peripheral blood stem cells in mid-January 2018. If you ask Brendan Reddy ’18 why he chose to become a stem cell donor, the senior football player will tell you it was a no-brainer. “Our football team did a bone marrow drive for the past three years through Be The Match, and …  

W&J football player Mike Mazza’s sacrifice helps teen in need

April 18, 2018
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W&J football player Mike Mazza’s sacrifice helps teen in need Presidents are always looking for ways to give back to their communities. In the past year, stories from current and past students have exemplified that spirit of kindness, with two W&J football players helping facilitate bone marrow transplants for strangers in need and a former …  

President's Letter – Winter/Spring 2018

March 19, 2018
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Dear W&J Alumni and Friends, The three men on the cover of this issue are known by many for their achievements on the football gridiron. But do you recognize the woman standing alongside them? The occasion for this photo was the 2018 Rose Bowl, where the four honorees inducted into the Hall of Fame included …  

Remembering a Legend: Dr. Charles West inducted into Rose Bowl Hall of Fame

January 19, 2018
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Charles West’s daughter, Linda West Nickens, poses outside the Rose Bowl in Pasadena with Charles Woodson (Michigan), Mack Brown (Texas), and Cade McNown (UCLA), the other members of the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame’s Class of 2017. Dr. Charles “Pruner” West ’24, the first African-American quarterback to play in the Rose Bowl, was inducted into …