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George Washington’s Birthday Convocation

  • The Chair of the Board of Visitors and Governors, H. Lawrence Culp Jr. also gives greetings during the event.
    The Chair of the Board of Visitors and Governors, H. Lawrence Culp Jr. also gives greetings during the event.
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  • Above are those who qualified for the Years of Service Recognition having served for five years at the college.
    Above are those who qualified for the Years of Service Recognition having served for five years at the college.
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  • Above are those who have served the college for ten years.
    Above are those who have served the college for ten years.
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  • Above is another person is recognized for their years of service.
    Above is another person is recognized for their years of service.
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  • Above are those who have served for twenty-five years.
    Above are those who have served for twenty-five years.
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  • Above is Burton R. Brown, who is being recognized for thirty years of service.
    Above is Burton R. Brown, who is being recognized for thirty years of service.
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  • President Landgraf begins to present the Joseph L. Holt Distinguished Service Award to three individuals.
    President Landgraf begins to present the Joseph L. Holt Distinguished Service Award to three individuals.
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  • Judie Berry Barrol being awarded the Distinguished Service Award.
    Judie Berry Barrol being awarded the Distinguished Service Award.
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  • Harriet Pritchard Olsen being presented the Distinguished Service Award.
    Harriet Pritchard Olsen being presented the Distinguished Service Award.
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  • Ashley R. Turlington being presented with the Distinguished Service Award.
    Ashley R. Turlington being presented with the Distinguished Service Award.
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  • Sombarkin performing “Trimmed and Burning” as well as “Follow the Drinking Gourd.”
    Sombarkin performing “Trimmed and Burning” as well as “Follow the Drinking Gourd.”
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  • Sombarkin members include Lester Barrett, Jerome McKinney, and Karen Somerville.
    Sombarkin members include Lester Barrett, Jerome McKinney, and Karen Somerville.
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  • Above is the presentation of the Alumni Service Award.
    Above is the presentation of the Alumni Service Award.
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  • Above is the presentation of the Alumni Service Award.
    Above is the presentation of the Alumni Service Award.
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  • President Landgraf awarding one of the President’s medal to a representative of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
    President Landgraf awarding one of the President’s medal to a representative of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
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  • President Landgraf awarding the second President’s medal.
    President Landgraf awarding the second President’s medal.
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  • Sabine Harvey receiving the President’s medal.
    Sabine Harvey receiving the President’s medal.
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  • Julie Markin presenting the new members of Phi Beta Kappa.
    Julie Markin presenting the new members of Phi Beta Kappa.
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  • New members of the Phi Beta Kappa society.
    New members of the Phi Beta Kappa society.
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  • David Blight receiving the award for Excellence.
    David Blight receiving the award for Excellence.
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  • David Blight showing off a “Frederick Douglass for President 2020” shirt.
    David Blight showing off a “Frederick Douglass for President 2020” shirt.
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  • David Blight showing the back of the shirt which includes a Douglass quote.
    David Blight showing the back of the shirt which includes a Douglass quote.
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  • Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. and President Landgraf.
    Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. and President Landgraf.
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  • Kurt Landgraf presenting the Award for Excellence to Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.
    Kurt Landgraf presenting the Award for Excellence to Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.
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  • Ken Morris speaking after the conferring of the honorary degree to Frederick Douglass.
    Ken Morris speaking after the conferring of the honorary degree to Frederick Douglass.
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  • WACapella singing the college’s alma mater.
    WACapella singing the college’s alma mater.
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  • The stage at convocation.
    The stage at convocation.
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  • WACapella performing the National Anthem
    WACapella performing the National Anthem
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  • The President of the Student Government Association, May Kiros, helps begin the event with greetings.
    The President of the Student Government Association, May Kiros, helps begin the event with greetings.
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February 23, 2018
On February 23rd 2018, Washington College held its annual Birthday Convocation.

Unlike previous years, the event not only honored George Washington and the various guests in attendance, but Frederick Douglass as well, who received a degree posthumously for Doctor of Laws as a part of his bicentennial birthday. Kenneth Morris B. Jr., a direct descendant of Frederick Douglass, received the award on his behalf. David Blight, a world renowned Douglass scholar, was awarded the college’s Award for Excellence.

Numerous members of both the Chestertown and Washington College communities were honored as well: Edward P. Nordberg received the Alumni Service Award; Sabine Harvey and the Emmanuel Episcopal Church received the 2018 Presidential Medal; and Judie Barry Barroll, Harriet Pritchard Olsen, and Ashley R. Turlington all received the 2018 Joseph L. Holt Distinguished Service Award. New members of Phi Beta Kappa were also present during the event. Finally, faculty and staff were honored during the ceremony for their years of service to the college. WACappella sang the national anthem at the beginning of the event as well as the Alma mater at the end.


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