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W&J’s Space Pioneers

August 30, 2021
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Patrick McCormick ’62, Ph.D. – Physicist and retired principal investigator of NASA’s SAGE (Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment) research program; endowed professor and co-director of Hampton University’s Center for Atmospheric Sciences Neal Pellis ’66, Ph.D. – NASA research scientist, retired; studied the effects of long-duration, extreme-environment space exploration on biological systems at the cellular and …  

Presidents in Space: W&J’s history with NASA and beyond

August 30, 2021
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By Daniel Bates W&J-educated physicists, neuroscientists, and even business administrators are making a significant impact on the country’s resurging space exploration – and life on Earth. Somewhere roughly 265 miles out in space and traveling more than 17,000 miles per hour, the International Space Station (ISS) is passing once again over the earth. Alongside the …  

Founded Here: W&J’s new brand strategy looks to the future while honoring the past 

August 30, 2021
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In 2018, W&J began work on a strategic plan to move the College forward, creating a responsive educational path for Generation Z and the generations that follow. College leadership, the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, and students worked together to produce a comprehensive plan to ensure W&J’s continued competitiveness in the higher education market as …  

W&J History Student Carves Future with Mount Rushmore Internship

June 28, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (June 28, 2021)—Another President’s face is appearing this summer at Mount Rushmore—a W&J President, that is. History major Sarah Byrne ’22 secured a position at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota as a Historical Interpretation Intern, a role she found through W&J’s career connection software, Handshake. Support from W&J’s Center for Professional …  

W&J psychology senior gets hands on experience with Focus Behavioral Health

June 22, 2021
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Brianna Bray ’22 is pursuing her dreams as a direct support specialist with Focus Behavioral Health, working with adults and teenagers with autism and intellectual disabilities.

W&J Student Earns Engineering Scholarship for Dual Degree Pursuit at Washington University

June 10, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (June 10, 2021)—Brannon Boyd ’21 didn’t know his path at Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) would culminate in his earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree, nor did he imagine that being a part of the program would earn him a scholarship toward his latter degree. When the physics major and math minor …  

Class of 2021 shares their post-graduation plans

May 17, 2021
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As we draw nearer to W&J’s 222nd Commencement ceremony, the Class of 2021 are sharing their plans with the Center for Professional and Career Pathways.

W&J junior pens and publishes children’s book during quarantine

May 10, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (May 10, 2021)—In the early days of quarantine in 2020 Jacqueline Mannina ’22 noticed that her then-10-year-old sister, Gianna, was having trouble adjusting to a new way of life. The Washington & Jefferson College English major and education minor also read news reports about children all over the world having difficulties with the …  

W&J students talk sustainability summit planning, environmental activism

May 6, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (May 6, 2021)—Chances are, you saw a flood of social media posts around the third week of April promoting Earth Day and the idea of “going green.” Selena Easley ’21, Kali Bunecicky ’21, and Kayla Stanczak ’24 want to make sure that message doesn’t just stick to one day a year. The trio …  

W&J senior accepted to seven top biostatistics programs across nation

April 28, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (April 28, 2021)—Elisa Yazdani ’21 didn’t expect to be in this situation when she began her Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) experience. Elisa entered the College intending to become a physician but influenced by her chemistry and psychology double major and mathematics minor, she found a new passion for biostatistics. With multiple research …