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  • When students band migratory birds at the College’s research station at Chino Farms, they are helping ecologists better understand the benefits of restoring native grasslands.
  • Digital Media Services received three awards from films produced this past spring. Catch all the details below!
  • Energy Videos > The Happy Energy Song
  • Each year, Washington College students produce Birthday Ball, an epic dance in celebration of George Washington’s birthday.
  • The Literary House Press of the Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College designs and prints their second annual commemorative letterpress broadside for the 2014 AWP Conference in Seattle: Nance Van Winckel’s poem “Because B.” This project was a collaboration with Washington-based literary journal Willow Springs.
  • The natural sciences and mathematics division is a microcosm of the liberal arts school—an intimate learning environment that encourages independent thinking and fosters close working relationships between students and professors.
  • Students, faculty, and staff explain what makes dining at Washington College a wonderful, everyday experience.
  • Mike Zurawski ‘12 reprises the role he made famous as George Washington, only to find himself outmaneuvered at every turn by his successor Ryan Bankert ‘13. But old school George still has some tricks up his sleeve…
  • The most interesting man at Washington College explains how tuition covers only 78% of each student’s education. The remaining 22% comes from the generosity of alumni and friends of the College. Celebrate Tuition Freedom Day on March 22 by thanking donors for their giving the gift of education
  • The Washington College Habitat for Humanity team took a moment to shake things up over spring break.
  • The Washington College community danced the night away at the annual George Washington’s Birthday Ball themed “The City of Oz.”
  • The Grand Reopening of the Johnson Fitness Center packed brought scores of guests to celebrate the expansion of the space.
  • Follow the evolution of fitness at Washington College leading to the 2013 expansion of the Johnson Fitness Center.
  • A message from President and Mrs. Reiss
  • Brian Palmer, Director of Digital Media Services, set out to discover ways of driving greener.  Not to be as green as possible, but rather green as practical, with his 100 mile daily commute.  
  • During Alumni Weekend at Washington College, alumna Catherine Beck Shoup ’87 performed at the quad with her band, Black Swan.
  • Washington College alumni explain why they continue to support the institution.
  • Washington College alumni explain why they continue to support the institution.
  • Ellen Huffman ’13 describes Reid Hall, the three floor residence for women only where many first year students live at Washington College.
  • Graduates from the Department of Drama wrote, produced, and performed thirty plays as part of Washington College Alumni Weekend.
  • Jared DePermentier ’14 describes Worcester House, a two-floor co-ed residence located just off the Hodson Green.
  • Mike Giroux describes Wicomico House, a two-floor all-male hall located next to the main campus entrance.
  • Washington College students Ellen Huffman ’13, Rob Robinson ’14, and Matt Streeter ’13 demonstrate how to show consideration for a sleeping roommate in pursuit of freezie pops.
  • Sierra Abaie ’13 describes Harford Hall, a three-floor building comprised of four seven-person suites per floor. It is located between Athey Park and the Schottland Tennis Pavilion.
  • Natalie Butz ’12, Olivia Mott ’12, and Master Printer Mike Kaylor describe the publishing opportunities on the printing presses in the Rose O’Neill Literary House.
  • Members of the Washington College community greet the Class of 2016 and welcome back returning students. Just good ol’ WAC love.
  • Students in Professor Shaun Ramsey’s Mobile Application development class share their experiences coding applications in mobile interface environments.
  • Washington College has created a Hillel House on campus to support the growing and vibrant community of Jewish students.
  • Dr. Bill Schindler demonstrates how to prepare kimchi as part of a traditional meal in his “Food, People, & the Planet” class.
  • Dr. Bill Schindler demonstrates how to prepare head cheese as part of a traditional meal in his “Food, People, & the Planet” class.
  • The Multimedia Production Center led an alternative to the traditional Spring Break, a photography oriented trip to several state and national parks in the Southwest USA.  This short film highlights some of the sights and adventures had by the group.
  • WAC Idol finalist Mackenzie Turnbull ’15 performs Warwick Avenue by Duffy
  • WAC Idol winner Melody Bishop ’15 performs Adele’s Someone Like You.
  • Mr. Edward Redmond, Senior Reference Specialist and Curator in the Library of Congress, Geography and Maps Division, gave a lecture on the maps of George Washington. 
  • The 2012 Birthday Ball video.
  • Sharing a commitment to academic excellence, the Douglass Cater Society of Junior Fellows and Theta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa gathered in Gibson Center for the Arts for networking and brief remarks about the unique learning opportunities available at Washington College.
  • Writers’ Theatre, a student literary performance group at Washington College, ventured into the sleeping subconscious of a college film student.
  • Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf spoke about Pakistan, regional security and terrorism in a presentation at Washington College in Decker Theatre, Gibson Center for the Arts.
  • Washington College Professors of Art Fatma Ismail and Alex Castro describe the Kohl Gallery’s Fall 2011 exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary artifacts.
  • September 1, 2011

    Washington College awarded honorary degrees to international peacemaker Robert Gallucci and noted educator Nancy S. Grasmick at Fall Convocation. Rebecca Corbin Loree ’00 received the Alumni Horizon Ribbon Award, and trophies were awarded to the four classes who won the “Count Me In!” challenge in support of The Washington Fund. President Mitchell Reiss also presented several academic awards.
  • The 2011 undergraduate students in Dr. Amick’s laboratory are designing new palladium-catalyzed reactions for organic synthesis.
  • In 2011, Dr. Martin Connaughton and summer research student Kathy Thornton ’13 focused on fluoxetine (Prozac) and its impact on the startle response in Zebrafish.
  • Washington College celebrated the achievements of the Class of 2011 at commencement ceremonies Sunday, May 22. Legendary sports writer Frank Deford gave the keynote address and received the honorary Doctor of Letters. Dr. Tadataka Yamada, who heads the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, received the honorary Doctor of Science. Two chemists, James Bonsack ‘53 and Kenneth Merz ‘81, were awarded Alumni Citations, and Professor Kate Moncrief, chair of the English Department, received the Alumni Association’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.

    George Washington was on hand to present the College’s highest honor to environmental studies major Rachel Field. Anthropology major Lisa Jones took home the $61,000 Sophie Kerr Prize.


  • Students have the power to make a change on campus and in the town, and SEA has inspired and led many of the initiatives that make Washington College a more sustainable campus.SEA welcomes all majors and disciplines to join at weekly meetings and events. SEA primarily focuses on: Promoting awareness of local, national, and international environmental issues and concerns. 
  • In celebration of George Washington’s birthday, the Washington College community gathered for an evening of fun and dance at the annual Birthday Ball.
  • Incorporating many different forms of exercise, power hour is designed to push the strength and stamina of each student. Utilizing positions and movements found in yoga, Pilates, aerobics, and weight lifting students experience a work out with a highly intensified work to rest ratio. The dynamic lifts and body positions help to gain upper body strength, increase flexibility, and improve aerobic/anaerobic fitness.
  • A living shoreline at Eastern Neck Island Wildlife Refuge includes the introduction of oysters and marine grasses.
  • Washington College alumni band The Took performs “Space Cadet” at Reunion 2010.
  • Bennett Lamond, Professor of English, Emeritus, explains the origins of May Day at Washington College, a campus tradition shrouded in local folklore.
  • Fifty-five pairs of red shoes were worn by men at Washington College for “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” the international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault, and gender violence.
  • During the first major snowstorm of 2010, Washington College students found ways to stay warm while having fun.
  • Beverly Frimpong ’12 speaks about her experience at the Writing Center
  • Washington College students Kristin Bircsak ’10 and Taylor Robinson ’10 spent the summer in Chestertown researching native reptile and amphibian populations with Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Aaron Krochmal.
  • Feature about Washington College Associate Professor of Physics and Earth and Planetary Science Karl Kehm.
  • Associate Professor of Biology Martin Connaughton on his “Life Histories” course taught at Washington College.
  • Vintage video from “Club W,” the George Washington Birthday Ball at Washington College in 2007.
  • Professor of Anthropology Bill Schindler led students on a three-week summer immersion course that culminated with their adoption of daily living habits in a reconstructed Iron Age village.
  • The Washington College Department of Music and Office of Multicultural Affairs sponsored an Afro-Cuban dance and music workshop featuring Yudi Valdés, Ernesto Gatell, Oscar Rousseaux, Lázaro Cárdenas, and Linette Tobin. For select artist bios, scroll down below the video.
  • Biology professor Mindy Reynolds and student researcher Jimmy Comotto ’14 describe the biology program at Washington College.
  • Washington College Dining Services celebrated the 65th anniversary of Candy Land by featuring 70 varieties of candy along with super foods and healthy foods and snacks.
  • Get a glimpse into campus and academic life.
  • The Washington College Habitat for Humanity club traveled to Accomack County, Virginia for a service weekend. Before heading home, they had a chance to spend an evening at the Wachapreague Volunteer Fireman’s Carnival and a morning at the beach in Chincoteague.
  • The Student Events Board sent Washington College students on a bus trip to Camden Yards to watch the Orioles take on the Minnesota Twins.
  • Students, faculty, and staff from Washington College traveled to Albany, Americus, and Columbus, Georgia over Spring Break to help build three homes in a partnership with Habitat for Humanity and NeighborWorks Columbus.
  • Lincoln has been getting all of the attention lately—even at Washington College. But that’s about to change, as students set out to cure Washington’s “Birthday Blues.”
  • What does it mean to be a Smart Cookie?
  • George Washington gets ready for Birthday Ball 2013.
  • One of the first in her family to attend college, Caitlyn Riehl ’13 graduated premed with her pick of two top-flight medical schools awaiting her decision.
  • If you ever wanted to invest in the stock market but were too scared to try, then Kyle Benk’s senior thesis is required playing.
  • Thanksgiving dinner party for international students!
  • Musician Ben Marchant ’01 performed in the quad as part of Alumni Weekend on campus.
  • The Student Environmental Alliance at Washington College established a garden to promote campus sustainability and experiential learning.
  • Just for fun.
  • Matt Streeter ’13 describes Queen Anne’s House, which offers wellness housing designed to serve students who are interested in and and committed to living well.
  • Erin Franco ’13 describes Minta Martin, a four-floor all-female residence hall located across from the campus green.
  • Jeff Sullivan ’14 describes Kent House, a two-floor co-ed residence located just off the Hodson Green.
  • Taylor Goss ’13 describes East Hall, a three-floor residence for students interested in international studies.
  • Washington College students Rob Robinson ’14 and Matt Streeter ’13 demonstrate effective conflict resolution between roommates in the classic episodes “The Noisy Roommate” and “The Messy Roommate.”
  • Rob Robinson ‘14 explains to incoming Washington College students what to bring (and what not to bring) to live on campus.
  • Gus the Goose is a friend to everyone. After a chance encounter, Beilin Zia ’13 becomes best friends with the lovable mascot of Washington College.
  • Washington College’s Habitat for Humanity club traveled to Onancock, Virginia for a weekend of volunteering construction work on a home.
  • Groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the Benjamin A. Johnson Fitness Center at Washington College in Chestertown. 
  • Washington College students and alumni explain the significance of volunteering for our communities on a personal, local, and global level.
  • Dr. Bill Schindler demonstrates how to make mustard as part of a traditional meal in his “Food, People, & the Planet” class.
  • Dr. Bill Schindler demonstrated how to siphon home-brewed beer from carboys, add sugar to produce carbonation, and bottle the beverages in preparation for a multi-course meal in his “Food, People, & The Planet” class.
  • Host Ryan Bankert ’13 introduces each of the six contestants in the 2012 WAC Idol competition.
  • WAC Idol finalist Melody Bishop ’15 performs Beautiful Disaster by Kelly Clarkson.
  • Dr. Bill Schindler introduces students to Camembert cheese making, the first dish prepared as part of a multi-course meal in his “Food, People, & The Planet” class at Washington College.
  • The father of a nation and founding patron of Washington College, played by Mike Zurawski ’12.
  • STEM students from Kent County Middle School joined Assistant Professor of Biology Mindy Reynolds’ toxicology class to work on a scientific experiment in a college setting.
  • Students, faculty, and staff paused during finals week to share seasons greetings.
  • 20 Years In The Making
  • Students and staff traveled down the Eastern Shore to Belle Haven, Virginia over Fall Break to help build a home with Habitat for Humanity.
  • The Washington College Student Government Association sponsored the 2011 Club Fair with 82 campus clubs and organizations represented, along with non-profit groups from the Chestertown community.

  • The morning after Hurricane Irene, a survey of campus showed windswept trees, some fallen branches, and students evacuated to safety in Minta Martin dorm who were preparing to return to their own rooms.
  • Gary Fenstamaker ’13 collaborated with Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Austin Lobo  on examining the security of the Washington College campus network.
  • Students in the Class of 2015 describe why they chose to come to Washington College.
  • HOSA and ACS raised over $400 for the American Cancer Society as part of Relay for Life fundraising.
  • Staff Spotlight: Mark Scott, Infrastructure Engineer
    E-mail: sscott2@washcoll.edu
    Office: William Smith Hall
    Phone: 410-778-8950
  • On an ordinary day in February, the bronze bust of George Washington was in for a show.
  • The Douglass Cater Society of Junior Fellows is the College’s flagship academic enrichment program—one that rewards creativity, initiative and intellectual curiosity with competitive grants to support self-directed undergraduate research and scholarship anywhere in the world. The intent is to bring together the best and brightest in what founder Douglass Cater called “a companionship of learning.”
  • The Washington College Center for Environment & Society hosted a public horseshoe crab ecology event at Eastern Neck Island with a presentation by Martha Shaum of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
  • This video features some of the many alumni performances from Reunion Weekend: Ghostbox, Kentavius Jones featuring Let it Ride, The Steel-Point Archery Club, and The Took.
  • The Center for Environment & Society and Friends of Eastern Neck hosted a shoreline cleanup to pick up trash and debris that accumulated over the winter months
  • The Washington College Student Events Board presented Heads You Win, where students competed to keep their hands on George Washington’s bronze head the longest. Event winner Taylor Bresnahan recaps the event with SEB Director of Traditions Alex Insel ’12.
  • Incoming students from the class of 2013 weigh in on why they chose to attend Washington College.
  • Doug Carter ‘12 speaks about his experience at the Writing Center.
  • It’s like your high school prom, only ten times cooler: a lavish masquerade, full of gold, glitter, and dazzling lights!
  • Angelyca Jackson ’08 speaks about her experience as a Washington College biology major.
  • Washington College alumnus Stephen Berger speaks about the lacrosse program.
  • Ben Folds performs at Washington College.
  • Washington College President Mitchell Reiss speaks to alumni about the state of the campus in Fall 2012.
  • Energy Videos > Energy Futures
  • Washington College science students work on independent research projects with faculty mentors during the summer.

  • From the Casey Academic Center to the Appalachian Trail, members of the Student Environmental Alliance traveled to the Shenandoah Valley to spend spring break camping in the mountains.

  • What’s it like to be a student at Washington College? Follow Meredith and George around on a typical Wednesday.
  • Washington College students enjoy the vibrant community life of historic Chestertown, Maryland.
  • To kick off Earth Week, Dining Services hosted a cooking competition in which three dishes are prepared without meat or gluten. 
  • For Parker McIntosh ’13, Washington College has been a journey with a river running through it.
  • Engaging internships and strong faculty relationships have inspired in Jasmine Bibbs ’13 a greater passion to build a career in helping others.
  • Washington College Dining Services hosted a Heart Healthy Flash Mob with guest appearances from First Lady Elisabeth Reiss and Gus the Goose. 
  • Dr. Jennifer Rowsell, Assistant Professor of Biology, leads a class through the dissection of dogfish sharks during a Neurobiology lab.
  • As the Johnson Fitness Center renovation reaches completion, students and staff share their gratitude to the alumni and friends who made the update possible.
  • Eshan Patel ’13 says his career path began to unfold during the weeks he spent working in Professor Mindy Reynolds’ biology lab. From that summer research experience in 2011, a world of opportunity opened to him.
  • Check out the launch of the new Miller Library Café and the new website.
  • The Kohl Gallery of Art opened an exquisite collection of rare volumes and prints with illustrations by some of the finest artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • Listen to an incredible jazzy rendition of “Pure Imagination” on your lunch hour by The Ian Trusheim Syndicate, who played onstage during Alumni Weekend, featuring Ian Trusheim ’07, Trevor Williams ’08, Jake Deal ’10 and Tim Dolzine.
  • Inspired by Permaculture
  • Washington College alumni explain why they continue to support the institution.
  • Rob Robinson ’14 describes Somerset House, a four-floor building that houses only men, including many first-year students, and enjoys a location facing Hodson Green that is perfect for immersion in campus activities.
  • Rachel Benders ’13 describes Caroline House, the two-floor coed residence where many first year students live at Washington College.
  • Melody Bishop ’15 describes Middle Hall, a three-story residence hall facing the campus green for students interested in the creative arts.
  • Zac Pandl ’13 describes West Hall, a three-floor coed building which houses students interested in the sciences.
  • Alison Percich ’15 describes Chester and Sassafras Halls. Each three-floor coed building houses students of all years. They contain full suites with common rooms and are situated near Kibler Field, Schottland Tennis Pavilion, and the sand volleyball court.
  • At the annual Club Fair, students had the chance to meet members of campus clubs and organizations to learn about participating.
  • During their first 48 hours on campus…
  • May 1932
    President Franklin Delano Roosevelt sailed up the Chester River on the Presidential Yacht U.S.S. Sequoia to receive an honorary degree at the inauguration of Washington College President Gilbert Mead in 1932. During the weekend, students and faculty celebrated his visit with the Chestertown community with luncheons, parades and reenactments of historic moments at the College.
  • Writers’ Theatre, a student literary performance group at Washington College, personified academic majors in a murder mystery production.
  • Parents, families, friends, and fans cheered on the Washington College varsity spring sports teams at their home games in tennis, baseball, softball, and lacrosse.
  • Recent Washington College alumni reflect on how their experiences as student employees prepared them to launch professional careers
  • Students, faculty, and staff from Washington College traveled to Columbus, Georgia over Spring Break to help build a home in a partnership with NeighborWorks Columbus and Habitat for Humanity.
  • Dr. Bill Schindler introduces students to beer making, preparation of a traditional beverage as part of a multi-course meal in his “Food, People, & The Planet” class.
  • WAC Idol finalist Emily Hall ’14 performs her original song Be the Seasons.
  • In celebration of George Washington’s birthday, the Washington College community gathered for an evening of fun and dance at the annual Birthday Ball.
  • Adam Goodheart, Hodson Trust-Griswold Director of the C.V. Starr Center for the American Experience, speaks about the lasting impact of George Washington in the founding of Washington College.
  • New World Order and Opportunities: Bilateral Trade, Investment, Banking and Finance between the Gulf and US.
  • Full recording of the 2011 Writers’ Theatre show “Movie: The Play” at Washington College.
  • Ryan Lizza talked to Washington College at the Prince Theater in Chestertown, Maryland.
  • The Student Environmental Alliance at Washington College joined a demonstration coordinated by the Sassafras River Association to protect the ecological health of the Eastern Shore landbase and waterways.
  • September 1, 2011

    Washington College awarded honorary degrees to international peacemaker Robert Gallucci and noted educator Nancy S. Grasmick at Fall Convocation. Rebecca Corbin Loree ‘00 received the Alumni Horizon Ribbon Award, and trophies were awarded to the four classes who won the “Count Me In!” challenge in support of The Washington Fund. President Mitchell Reiss also presented several academic awards.
  • Tyler Brice ’13, Hannah O’Malley ’12, and Brendyn Meisinger ’13 studied the landscape ecology of the eastern painted turtle (Chrysemys picta picta) with Assistant Professor of Biology Aaron R. Krochmal in 2011.
  • Dr. Shaun Ramsey, George Essig ‘13 and Otto Borden ‘13 are creating a 3D game engine and world with multiplayer networking capabilities.
  • Students in the Class of 2014 describe why they chose to come to Washington College.
  • The Ichthyology students observed Zebrafish larvae exhibiting positive phototaxis, a tendency to move towards the light. In this experiment, half of a glass tank was covered in foil to create dark conditions and students watched as the larvae settled themselves in the lighted portion.
  • Check out this video profile of Washington College senior swimmer Rachel Glasser, who appears in this week’s Sports Illustrated in “Faces in the Crowd.”
  • The Zumba® program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest into the mix and you’ve got a Zumba® class!
  • After our orientation to the Chesapeake Semester at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, a skipjack sail and 4 bushel of crabs, students visited Echo Hill Outdoor school for some trust and team building exercises.

    View video by Amanda Anastasia ‘13 and Kelsey Hallowell ‘12.
  • Washington College marked the end of the academic year—and the final year of President Baird Tipson’s tenure—with the annual conferring of degrees.
  • The Washington College Class of 2010 danced the night away with family and friends in the final celebration leading up to Commencement.
  • Washington College’s 2010 Senior Capstone Experience in Studio Art, the Visual Art Thesis Exhibition, on display in the Kohl Gallery, will feature the culminating projects of seven graduating seniors.
  • The Washington College Photography Club ventured to NYC in January 2010 for a two day photo safari. This is is every photo shot by Brian Palmer during that 2 day trip, set to the soundtrack “Craft” by Adhesion, via MusicAlley.com
  • Kat Muller ’12 speaks about her experience at the Writing Center.
  • Student journalists from Washington College explored the Newseum and met with Chief Washington Correspondent for CNBC John Harwood as part of a weeklong immersion in journalism and design workshops.
  • Alumni returned to their alma mater for food and fun.
  • Joseph H. McLain Professor of Environmental Studies Donald Munson speaks about his course “Biodiversity and Ecology of Birds of the Chesapeake Bay” taught at Washington College.
  • First-year students learned to make movies during a crash course in filmmaking and photography.