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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 Worthington ’85 says she’s only days away from retiring after serving as an optometrist for Kaiser Permanente for more than three decades on the Hawaiian …  

“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, co-eds!” sign, which hung from a building across from her new dorm, scare her away. In 1970, Kepler was among the first female students on …  

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 to speculate on the types of women who would launch co-education at W&J. Here’s what the editors wrote in the February 20, 1970, edition of …  

Pioneer Legacy

March 1, 2021
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Trustee Louise Ross’s lifelong affinity with W&J Louise Kirkpatrick Ross ’74 grew up in Vandergrift, Pa., raised primarily by her grandmother, mother and aunts. “They were a force to be reckoned with,” she says fondly of the women in her family – their determination showing even when it came to her choosing a college. “I …  

Celebrating W&J’s Black History: Then and Now ft. “The Multi-Hyphenate” 

February 25, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (Feb. 25, 2021)—During February 2021, Washington & Jefferson College is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing some of our accomplished Black alumni and the current students who are carrying on their legacy today. Each Friday, we’ll share a new feature showcasing how vital Black contributions are to the success of our institution. THEN: …  

W&J Day of Giving Virtual Trivia Night

February 15, 2021
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Continue the tradition of celebrating your W&J pride with fellow members of the College community during W&J Day of Giving with our first-ever virtual trivia night!

7th Annual W&J Day of Giving

February 15, 2021
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W&J Day of Giving is a 24-hour online fundraising campaign where the entire W&J community comes together to support Washington & Jefferson College’s students, faculty, and campus programs.  Gifts can be directed to the W&J Fund, department, sports team, club, or W&J program that means the most to the donor. What matters the most is …  

Michael Pratt ’81 named Black Leaders Worth Watching Award 2021 winner

February 10, 2021
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Michael Pratt ’81, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, named as a Black Leaders Worth Watching Award 2021 winner

Andrew Lacy ’12 to open one of the only African American-owned civil law firms in PA

February 2, 2021
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In 2021, Andrew Lacy is breaking down barriers as he takes the next step in his already impressive legal career. The Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) and Cornell Law School graduate is opening his own labor and employment law firm, one of the only African American-owned firms of its kind in the state of Pennsylvania. …  

Bonnie McGill ’06 to lead webinar on climate change

January 30, 2021
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Dr. Bonnie McGill, an ecosystem ecologist and science communicator at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, to lead webinar on climate change.