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  • Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate Larry Hogan Holds Public Forum at Washington College

  • The men’s soccer team is off to a strong start, winning four of its first five games against non-conference opponents.
  • Food from the garden is now being served in Hodson! Come check it out!!
  • During the All Campus Picnic the campus bid Mitchell and Elisabeth Reiss a fond farewell. Mitchell then accepted his nomination to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge before the campus audience.
  • Just over a year after graduating from Washington College, Tyler Brice ’13 is loving his new job as a rescue technician for the Maryland State Police’s Aviation Command.

  • Instructing ninth- and tenth-graders in English and reading on the Pacific island of Kosrae, Jesse Speth ’13 is learning as much as he is teaching.


  • Traveling to ancient places in the Navajo Nation as part of Washington College’s Southwest Seminar, Rachel Brown ’16 is studying how losing and reclaiming a language influences a culture and its people. 

  • Jungle lodges, cloud forests, colonial towns, and pristine beaches beckoned seven students on a three-week environmental studies course in Ecuador this summer.
  • The investment executive who first forged close ties to the College as a parent will serve until a new president is installed.
  • A student-poet who grew up on Maryland’s Eastern Shore will receive $61,382 as winner of the nation’s largest undergraduate literary award, the Sophie Kerr Prize, at Washington College.
  • A $1 million gift from the Eugene B. Casey Foundation will add brand new locker rooms for WC’s swim teams.
  • Student employment supervisors nominated exemplary student workers for the 2014 Student Employee of the Year Award.
  • Fascinated with education’s ability to bridge cultural divides, Emily Hall ’14 has won a Fulbright grant to live and teach in Nepal, the birthplace of Buddha and the roof of the world.

  • How often do you listen to your favorite song and think about the physics behind it? Chances are, you never really gave the sound waves involved a thought. But while many students don’t make an instant connection between music and physics, Katie Gordon ’17 considers it a pitch-perfect combination.
  • For two weeks late this spring, a group of WC students will immerse themselves in the ecology, history, and beauty of Acadia National Park. If you want to go, now’s the time to apply.

  • Valerie Dunn ’15, a drama and English major, recounts her spring break in London, as part of a whirlwind theatrical tour led by drama professors Michele Volansky, Brendon Fox and Laura Eckelman. 

  • After a Comegy’s Bight fellowship helped him learn how to present history digitally, Nicholas Pace ’14 has a clearer focus on his future.  

  • Rotary International welcomes Washington College’s first Rotaract Club to Chestertown with a special lunch and ceremony.
  • The Washington College chapter of the nation’s oldest academic honor society celebrates the liberal arts and welcomes members from the Class of 2014.
  • With the landmark Chesapeake Semester and a new summer program in the Pacific Northwest’s Puget Sound, the Center for Environment & Society is inviting students to undertake unique interdisciplinary studies with water at their core.
  • Leaving nothing but broken records in its wake, the WC men’s swimming team wraps up a killer season, while its head coach takes home the Centennial Conference top honors.

  • Hands-on experience at the National Archives as a Comegys Bight Fellow helped Michael Kuethe ’13 land a job as an educator at the Baltimore Museum of Industry.
  • Intrigued about theater in all of its forms, drama major Patrick Derrickson ’15 says the Cater Society helps him pursue that curiosity, no matter how out there.
  • Molly Gallagher ’15 is back on the ice, competing with a Maryland team of synchronized figure skaters headed to the national championships in Colorado.
  • Lily Britt ’16 has always loved to travel, drawn to the excitement of new experiences and meeting new people. After a year on a Rotary Youth Exchange in France, the die was cast. Lily would follow a career path that always leads back to France.