Stories of Progress

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  • The Forge a Legacy campaign launched May 2017 and will conclude June 2020. February 14
    Thanks to committed contributors, the Forge a Legacy campaign recently surpassed a total of $107 million—more than any other campaign has raised in the College’s history.
  • Groundbreaking on the new Hodson Boathouse begins in September. August 28

    Washington College’s waterfront sports teams, as well as faculty, staff, students, and community members, are getting a brand new venue with the Hodson Boathouse. Groundbreaking is set for September 13.

  • Bill Schindler, inaugural director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab at Washington College, explains some of the charcuterie, ... August 15

    Washington College’s innovative new Eastern Shore Food Lab will be based in the heart of Chestertown in a renovated restaurant space.

  • Rebecca Corbin Loree ’00 March 28

    A $1 million gift from trustee and investor-relations expert Rebecca Corbin Loree ’00 will give students new opportunities for launching career plans.

  • Maren Gimpel, field ecologist (center, at scope) and Jennie Carr, assistant professor of biology (with binoculars) search ... November 6

    The River and Field Campus—a 4,700-acre living laboratory—helps launch Washington College’s environmental programs to national prominence.

  • The late T. Allan Stradley, a county native and successful local businessman who attended Washington College in 1928, has ... August 22

    Local leader T. Allan Stradley, who was a longtime supporter of Washington College, bequeaths $1.7 million to help local county students pay for tuition. 

  • Andrea Trisciuzzi, vice president for College Advancement, accepts a bequest of more than $1 million from William Creager,... July 19

    An anonymous couple who had been visiting Chestertown regularly for over 30 years has bequeathed more than $1 million to the College.

  • Bill Schindler, shown here teaching students about foraging for foods from trees and plants that grow on campus and nearby... February 15

    A state program that targets higher education innovators in science and technical fields has, for the second time in as many years, granted Washington College nearly $1 million for a new endowed chair, this time for the Eastern Shore Food Lab.

  • A male bobwhite quail perches in the restored grasslands at the Chester River Field Research Station at Chino Farms. September 21

    Washington College’s Center for Environment & Society wins a $500K grant to expand the innovative Natural Lands Project. With matching funds from donors, the NLP now has $1.3 million to bring 285 more acres of farmland into quail habitat and Bay buffers.

  • Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall will be located on the Chester River waterfront. August 21

    Washington College’s new waterfront academic building will be named for two environmental leaders at a Sept. 8 groundbreaking event.

  • May 12

    Building on $85 million already raised, Washington College kicks off a $150 million comprehensive campaign that is focused on the student experience and is the largest in the College’s history.