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Alumni Receive College’s Highest Honors

April 10, 2014
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Congratulations to the 2013 recipients of three of Washington & Jefferson College's highest honors.
Alumni Award for Achievement: Richard B. Crosbie '65
Distinguished Service Award: Betsey Hurwitz-Schwab '74 and James Gismondi '72 (posthumously)
Outstanding Young Alumni Award: Hollis Zemany McLachlan '06

The Alumni Executive Council (AEC) annually chooses recipient […]

New Book by Washington & Jefferson College Professor Takes Unique Look at Personal Finance

April 10, 2014
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WASHINGTON, PA (October 4, 2013)—James West, Ph.D., who will retire from Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) at the end of the upcoming school year after more than 40 years as a professor, leaves a legacy he hopes will educate people for years to come.
The first-time author’s…

Survey Exploring Feasibility of Business Incubator in County

April 10, 2014
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WASHINGTON, Pa. (September 26, 2013)—Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is facilitating a market survey designed to evaluate the feasibility of a business incubator in Washington County.
An online survey has been launched to gauge interest and gain feedback on the needs of the community.
“We want to hear from everyone…

Poetry Reading by Author, Director of International Poetry Forum, to be Held at W&J October 17

April 10, 2014
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W&J Offers Opportunity to Transfer Students to Become Presidents

April 10, 2014
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WASHINGTON, PA (August 7, 2013)—When John Watts ’13 was looking to transfer, his “checklist” for choosing a new college was simple.
John was “looking for the challenge of a rigorous academic program" that would prepare him for his future.  W&J exceeded his expectations as…

Washington & Jefferson College Welcomes Class of 2017

April 10, 2014
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WASHINGTON, Pa. (Aug. 30, 2013)—Incoming new students, including freshmen, international exchange students and transfers, officially became part of the W&J campus community this afternoon at the annual Matriculation ceremony.
New students were welcomed by Alton Newell, W&J’s vice president for enrollment. Students introduced themselves, signed the mission…

Summer Programs Provide First-Year Students with Head Start

April 10, 2014
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WASHINGTON, Pa. (August 1, 2013)—Two Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) initiatives—the First-Year Summer Outdoor Experience and the Leadership and Service Institute—reach incoming first-year students each summer, helping to prepare them for a successful transition to college.
“With any first-year student, there is a…

Grandson of 1924 Graduate Donates Scrapbook of Rose Bowl Memories

April 10, 2014
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WASHINGTON, Pa. (August 7, 2013)—Nearly a century after his grandfather, 1924 Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) graduate Alfred J. Crook, helped lead the President’s football team to the Rose Bowl, Columbus, Ohio, resident Neal O’Brien has brought that history back to W&J.
O’Brien…

Juniors Present Summer Experience at International Conference

April 10, 2014
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WASHINGTON, Pa. (August 16, 2013)—Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) juniors Joseline Cortez and Dan Walters recently presented their research at the inaugural International Conference on the Arts and Humanities: “Bridges across Cultures” in Perugia, Italy. Both students’ participation was sponsored by W&J’s Magellan Project
The conference provided an […]…

Two Recent Graduates Head to Hong Kong to Teach

April 10, 2014
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WASHINGTON, Pa. (September 4, 2013)—Two years after Savannah Sprowls and Molly Anthony first met on an Intersession trip to China, the 2013 Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) graduates are in Hong Kong, working together as English tutors in the Center for English and Additional Languages at Lingnan University. Sprowls and Anthony…