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    Despite the threat of raging snowstorms, Baltimore alumni were determined to brave the elements to celebrate friendship and WC’s founding patron, George Washington. On February 12, a smaller but mighty crowd gathered at Blue Hill Tavern to Toast the annual “Huzzah!”
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    Alumni in Annapolis gathered on February 20th on the (enclosed) rooftop of Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge to reminisce and toast George Washington. Alumni Board chair Valarie Sheppard ‘86 and Recent Alumni and Student Involvement Committee chair Arian Ravanbakhsh ‘89 led the speech and “Huzzah’s.”
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    On Tuesday, February 18 an enthusiastic crowd of alumni gathered at Pub & Kitchen to connect with friends and raise a glass to George Washington. There was a three way tie for the class with the most attendees, so in true Philly form, guests competed in a WC-themed round of “Quizzo.” The champions in the class of 2008 earned themselves an extra drink to celebrate.
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    Alumni in Chicago gathered on Sunday, February 23 to celebrate an alumni tradition: sharing in a toast to George Washington in honor of his birthday.
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    Each February, alumni gather together for a beloved tradition, raising a glass to our founding patron George Washington, in honor of his birthday. 

    2014 brought 16 Toast to George events in places across the country.
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    Drs. Lobo and Ramsey invited a few recent graduates of the Math & Computer Science department back to campus on January 20, 2014 to speak with current students.
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    Alumni in the Washington, DC chapter gathered on December 12 at Vinoteca to enjoy a drink with friends and celebrate the season. The food was delicious (we recommend the stuffed mushrooms!) and the company couldn’t be beat.
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    Annapolis alumni had the entire upstairs of Phillip’s to themselves for their Holiday Party on December 5 - and it was a good thing, too, as a record 78 people stopped by! Despite the competition with Midnight Madness for parking, guests found their way inside to enjoy a drink and delicious appetizers with friends.
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    Tis the season, hon! A record-breaking 125 alumni packed Cafe Hon in Hampden for a festive holiday celebration. Guests enjoyed a drink and lite fair with friends, and after the party, some traveled down to 34th street to see the famous light display.
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    Rain, rain, go away! Don’t interfere with our Holiday Party today! Brave, umbrella-toting alumni weathered a chilly downpour to gather at Cooperage Wine & Whiskey on December 6 for appetizers and a drink with fellow WC grads. Cheers to a wonderful holiday season!
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    As an installment in the Center for Environment and Society’s “What Can I Do With My Environmental Studies Degree,” WC alumna Jenn Vervier ’90 gave a lecture on sustainability and her position as Director of Strategic Development and Sustainability with New Belgium Brewing Company.

    Sponsors included the Business Management Department and the J.C. Jones Program in American Business Leadership.
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    Following the Boat Dedication, Alumni hit the Chester River to try out the new fleet.
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    Besides the introduction of WC’s new Director of Waterfront Activities and head sailing coach, the fall semester brought about the acquisition of a new fleet, complete with colorful, new logo-branded sails.  To honor those whose contributions made this possible, the new vessels were blessed with water from the Chester River.
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    Convocation kicks off the 2013-2014 academic year, featuring student, alumni and faculty honorees.
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    On Monday, August 5, President Reiss joined alumni in Colorado to celebrate the establishment of the Front Range chapter. 
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    Just after Tim Marcin ’13 was named the 2013 Sophie Kerr Prize winner, fellow finalists, families and friends joined the Baltimore Alumni Chapter at Sotto Sopra to sample delicious desserts and celebrate great writing!
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    Over 80 women gathered in Hynson Lounge on Sunday, April 28, 2013 to celebrate 75 years of Beta Pi, Alpha Chi Omega chapter on the Washington College campus.  Lindsay Dodd ‘12 and Liz Warkala ‘15 captured some great moments from the celebration.
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    The New England chapter gathered in a Boston hotel modelled on Mount Vernon to toast our patron.
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    Washington College alumni in Talbot County took part in a lively toast to George.
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    Alumni in and around Washington, DC gathered on February 21, 2013 to toast WC’s founding patron, George Washington. Thanks to a connection from Mike Lynch ‘06, the lively group raised their glasses at George in Georgetown.
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    On February 20, 2013 alumni from Baltimore, MD gathered at Mt. Washington Tavern to Toast WC’s founding patron. Braving bitter cold temperatures and limited parking options, a record 104 people dropped in to celebrate George Washington! Huzzah!
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    The alumni chapter of Kent & Queen Anne’s counties gathered at the Fish Whistle on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 to share in a Washington College tradition, toasting our founding patron George Washington in celebration of his birthday. 
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    Thanks to our gracious hosts, Brian Desaulniers ‘04 and Bridget Smith Desaulniers ‘06, alumni from the Mardel area gathered to ring in the holidays in good spirits.
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    WC Alumni from Caroline, Dorchester and Talbot counties gathered to ring in the holiday season together at St. Michaels Winery.  A big thank you to chapter chairs, Kristina Tatusko Henry ‘88 and Eleanor Shriver Magee ‘93.
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    The Baltimore Alumni Chapter held their annual holiday party at Tatu Restaurant on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. 
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    The alumni chapter of Kent and Queen Anne’s counties held their annual holiday gathering at the Hysnon-Ringgold House on Saturday, December 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  
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    The Annapolis Alumni Chapter celebrated the holiday season at Fado Irish Pub on December 6, 2012. Members enjoyed appetizers, relaxed with great conversations, and donated tons of toys for local charity “We Care and Friends.” Co-chair Sarah (White) Slenker ‘94 announced the party was her last in the volunteer role, and fellow Co-chair Kristen (Van Eron) O’Neil ‘01 presented her with a gift of thanks.
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    Members of the Philadelphia Alumni Chapter met at Square Peg restaurant on December 7, 2012 to celebrate the Holidays in WC style! The cozy atmosphere, delicious appetizers, specialty Martha’s Revenge cocktails, board games in the booths, overflowing box of donated toys for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and record attendance helped make this seasonal celebration especiallyfabulous.
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    Staff, faculty alumni, seniors and parents gathered on the campus green for lunch and fun!
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    Graduates of the Department of Drama wrote, produced, and performed thirty plays as part of Alumni Weekend.
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    In honor of Professor Garry Clarke’s  retirement, alumni and students gathered for to celebrate his contributions to the Washington College community with a musical tribute, which concluded with the announcement of a new endowment in his name and a portrait gift from the Class of 2012. During his tenure, Professor Clarke served as Professor of Music from 1968-2012, and as Acting President and Dean of the College.
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    The Callinectes, Washington College’s most recently acquired research vessel, offered short tours of the Chester River. Some folks opted for a longer tour aboard the Schooner Sultana.










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    As part of Alumni Weekend,  President Mitchell Reiss hosted a continental breakfast in Hynson Lounge during which class representatives presented gifts to the College.
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    As part of Alumni Weekend, classes beyond 1962 gathered for a seated dinner in McLain Atrium in the John S. Toll Science Center.
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    During Alumni Weekend, each of the honored classes gathered around campus.
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    As part of the Goldstein Program in Public Affairs, Dan Holler ‘05 spoke in the Alumni House about getting a job as Communications Director for the Heritage Foundation, a prominent DC think tank. working in professional politics or advocacy. Afterwards, he gave a public lecture on the Republican presidential primaries in Hynson Lounge entitled “Breaking all the Rules: The GOP Primary.”
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    The first ever Ohio Toast to George went off with out a hitch on President’s day weekend! We ate, we drank, and we toasted George — huzzah!. We represented over 30 years of WC history. We hope to increase our numbers next year — and the next….













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    Talbot County Alumni toast to George. 
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    Kent & Queen Anne’s County Alumni celebrate the holiday season.
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    Baltimore Chapter Alumni celebrate the holiday season.
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    Talbot County Alumni celebrate the holiday season.
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    DC Chapter Alumni celebrate the holiday season.
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    Annapolis Chapter Alumni celebrate the holiday season.
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    Alumni and student drama majors gathered at the Alumni House for a reception. Drama Alumni affinity group leaders, Lindsay Krieg ’00 and Doug Rose ’86 coordinated a potluck dinner for alumni, students, and faculty before taking the group to see a play at the Gibson Center for the Arts.
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    In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Lit House Press, the Imperial Hotel hosted a wine tasting at the Rose O’Neill Literary House.
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    The Revolutionary 5k Run and White Wig Walk brought alumni runners and walkers to Wilmer Park, kicking off the early morning events for Reunion 2011.

    PlaceNameCityBib NoAgeGendAge GroupTimeTimePace
    1 Jameson Brunkow Chestertown MD 113 26 M 1 Open 21:06.00 21:06.00 6:48/M
    2 Edward Fitzgerald Kennedyville MD 108 47 M 1 40-49 22:32.35 22:32.35 7:16/M
    3 Richard Gillin Chestertown MD 111 66 M 1 60-99 24:10.45 24:10.45 7:48/M
    4 Rebecca Flora 124 52 F 1 Open 25:19.60 25:19.60 8:10/M
    5 Chris Contos Timonium MD 112 37 M 1 30-39 25:31.10 25:31.10 8:14/M
    6 Bill Stiles Meadford NJ 120 53 M 1 50-59 25:44.20 25:44.20 8:18/M
    7 Aundra Weissert Chestertown MD 103 24 F 1 20-29 27:24.10 27:24.10 8:50/M
    8 Andrew Sabatelli Catonsville MD 117 35 M 2 30-39 29:36.55 29:36.55 9:33/M
    9 Brian Thompson Chestertown MD 107 35 M 3 30-39 29:37.40 29:37.40 9:33/M
    10 Lisa Weitzel Timonium MD 116 49 F 1 40-49 32:06.85 32:06.85 10:21/M
    11 Sarah Jarrell Lutherville MD 109 34 F 1 30-39 32:22.85 32:22.85 10:26/M
    12 Gary Bodrog Crofton MD 106 54 M 2 50-59 32:41.25 32:41.25 10:33/M
    13 Melissa Johnston Chestertown MD 101 35 F 2 30-39 33:48.95 33:48.95 10:54/M
    14 Gillian Bourassa Baltimore MD 119 23 F 2 20-29 35:07.55 35:07.55 11:20/M
    15 Jennifer Devonshire Landenberg PA 110 42 F 2 40-49 37:01.60 37:01.60 11:56/M
    16 Meaghan Moxley Chestertown MD 105 21 F 3 20-29 39:04.40 39:04.40 12:36/M
    17 Meredith Young Crownsville MD 104 22 F 4 20-29 39:04.95 39:04.95 12:36/M
    18 Christine Lynch Kemblesville PA 118 22 F 5 20-29 39:05.35 39:05.35 12:36/M
    19 Elizabeth O’Hara Washington DC 114 40 F 3 40-49 48:33.00 48:33.00 15:40/M
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    Alumni jump started their day at Reunion 2011 with fitness classes taught by two alumnae, Spinning with Judie Barroll ‘88 M’91 and Zumba with Aundra Weissert ‘08.
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    Alumni gathered with family and friends for photos on their way to the reunion jazz club and dance.
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    The 1782 and George Washington Societies gathered for a Preakness Party in the Casey Academic Center Forum.
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    Alumni and graduating seniors joined faculty and staff for an all-campus picnic with children’s games and inflatable playground fun!
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    Alumni gathered danced the night away in Hodson Hall Commons and reunited with old friends at the Jazz Club and Martini Bar.
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    Alumni had the chance to explore the Chester River and enjoy the beautiful afternoon aboard the skipjack Elsworth.
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    Alumni sampled local beers brewed by Evolution Craft Brewing Company in Delmar, DE. Owner John Knorr ’93 and his wife Sonya Church Knorr ’93 hosted the event as part of Alumni Weekend.
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    The Older & Wiser Reception for classes beyond 1961 brought alumni together for cocktails and dinner in the Joseph H. McLain ’37 Atrium.
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    The 50th Reunion Class Reception and Dinner brought back the Class of 1961 and friends together in Hynson Lounge, followed by a social in the Hodson Hall Commons Study Lounge.
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    The Washington College Book Award recognizes a high school junior who, in the judgment of his or her teachers, has produced outstanding written work in the field of history. Each award is sponsored by a Washington College alumnus.
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    Nan and Roy P. Ans ’63 and Niki Goenaga ’93 hosted a welcome event for Mitchell Reiss at Las Olas River House, Bistro Lounge.
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    The Wilmington Chapter introduced Mitchell B. Reiss and Elisabeth B. Reiss, President and First Lady of Washington College, at Columbus Inn.
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    The Talbot County Chapter toasted George Washington.
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    The Southwest Florida Chapter toasted George Washington on the occasion of his birthday.
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    The Philadelphia Chapter introduced Mitchell B. Reiss and Elisabeth B. Reiss, President and First Lady of Washington College, at R2L
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    Washington College alumni and friends and family attended the New York Toast at Bill’s Bar & Burger in Rockefeller Center.
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    The Washington DC Chapter toasted George Washington at Union Station.
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    58 alumni and seven friends and family attended the Baltimore Toast to welcomeMitchell Reiss at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant.
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    The close-knit community of Washington College is woven into the fabric of the region, bringing together many area alumni and faculty for events like Andy’s Burger Night, a local foods celebration coordinated by Andy Goddard ’73 and Tara Holste ’07.
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