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Washington, D.C., Virtual Alumni Gathering

May 6, 2021
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D.C. alumni are invited to attend a virtual alumni gathering with remarks by President John C. Knapp, Ph.D., and Vice President for Development & Alumni Engagement Carolyn Campbell-Golden, Ph.D.

Neuroscience, Religious Studies Help Alum Navigate Increasingly Diverse Field

March 17, 2021
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At Washington & Jefferson College, Samuel Florentino ’18 supplemented his traditional science and lab courses with religious studies as he planned a career in medicine.

Tasha Mwanakalando ’20 forges path toward career in human rights sector

March 16, 2021
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Photo taken by Madison Vaughan ’19 of Vaughan Photography.  WASHINGTON, PA (March 16, 2021)—Tasha Mwanakalando ’20 is used to carving her own path. When the first-generation college student suddenly was […]

Capturing History: Symposium on Democracy speaker Pat Benic ’70 reflects on career, recalls experience at Jan. 6 insurrection

March 2, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (March 2, 2021)—It was supposed to have been the easy job. At least, that’s what Pat Benic ’70 thought when he went to work on Jan. 6, 2021, […]

Advocating For Equality

March 1, 2021
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Life lessons from a member of W&J’s first co-ed class Fifty years ago, an outspoken, college-age Betsey Hurwitz-Schwab ’74 left her home outside of Washington, D. C., to join a […]

Leading Women

March 1, 2021
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Opening doors in student government, then and now The 50th anniversary of Washington & Jefferson College’s transformation to co-education has not been lost on Cathryn Halie Hess ’21. As the […]

W&J Female Firsts

March 1, 2021
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1970 First woman to register for fall classes – Janet Bawell First female instructors hired – Deliea Bohm (Spanish), Roseanne Karlo (Phys. Ed.), Elaine Levitt (French), Martha Thompson (Sociology) First […]

Mother-Daughter Legacy

March 1, 2021
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How the Worthingtons leveraged a prominent Pre-Health Program, the liberal arts, and a strong alumni network of friends to build their medical careers Not that she’s counting, but Janice Durham […]

“Get Over It Guys, We’re Here”

March 1, 2021
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How the W&J co-ed experience prepared Susan Kepler ’74 for a career in the Army…and a second career back at W&J Susan Kepler ’74 didn’t let a big “Go home, […]

Great Expectations

March 1, 2021
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Red & Black’s 1970 Predictions on Going Co-ed Not knowing what to expect in the fall of 1970, the all-male student editors of Red & Black took it upon themselves […]