Washington College recently opened its new Admissions Visitors Center, an elegant, state-of-the-art space that provides hospitality and information to prospective students and their families. Occupying a two-story octagonal room at the heart of the campus, the new Center offers elements that reflect both the College’s 230-year history and its embrace of technology and innovation.
Washington College alumnus Norris Commodore ‘73 brought two of his IBM colleagues to campus to celebrate IBM’s 100th anniversary with an event entitled “IBM at 100: An American Icon’s Global Impact on Business and Corporate Citizenship”. He is the Director of IBM Worldwide Contracts and Negotiations, as well as a member of the Washington College Board of Visitors and Governors.Catherine Lasser, IBM Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for the Global Distribution Sector of IBM Sales and Distribution, and Sally Scott Marietta, Program Manager for IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, covered IBM’s wide area of interests and its involvement in community service. Before the lecture, students participated in an informal dialogue with the visitors as well as a formal dinner. These students represented the Sigma Beta Delta Business Honor Society, Washington College Students in Free Enterprise, the Mathematics and Computer Science major and Information Systemsminor, and the Global Perspectives: Research and Writing Program.
“Kickin’ it with Kent County,” a field day for local fifth graders, is an initiative started by the Social Entrepreneurship Practicum class in spring 2012. The goal is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle among the fifth graders of Kent County while building camaraderie among the five Kent County elementary schools. Additionally, the day on campus served to introduce the “Class of 2023” to a college campus and to encourage the young students to start thinking about college. Prior to the field day kick off, Kent on the Move provided a wonderful introduction to the day’s activities. Throughout the day, students participated in eight field day stations ranging from tests of physical strength to team building activities to an oral health station. Washington College looks forward to hosting the event year after year!