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The latest news and event releases from the Office of Media Relations.

  • As an intern at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Paris Young ’21 is helping develop an innovative project that will digitize and preserve African American history.
  • In residence at the Starr Center as the 2018-19 Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Library Fellow, writer Cam Terwilliger is finishing his first historical novel exploring the clash of cultures in 18th-Century America on the edge of the western wilderness.  

  • Celebrating the Year of the Bird, Washington College announces a new scholarship for students pursuing interests in ornithology.

  • With help from Dixon Valve, Washington College is donating 44 sets of bedroom furniture to help furnish new homes for military veterans who are transitioning out of homelessness. It’s yet another example of similar donations that College employees and the community have collaborated on for several years.

  • Susie Chase, a Washington College alumna and former development director, is returning to lead the Advancement team.

  • With their new album “Lifted,” The High & Wides, whose members have deep roots in Washington College and the Eastern Shore, are creating an eclectic sound entirely their own that’s getting some significant attention.

  • Racking up yet another international marketing award, WC’s College Relations and Marketing team wins big for its campaign with BuzzFeed.

  • Through the Starr Center’s Explore America Summer Internship program, history major Sara Underwood ’19 is working as a curatorial and collections management intern at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.

  • After exploring the material culture of the American Revolution over spring break, Jiahan Liu ’19 is going for a full immersion during an internship this summer in the forge and armoury at Colonial Williamsburg.

  • Mark C. Hampton will return to Washington College on Sept. 1 to step into the newly created position of Executive Vice President of Strategy and Operations.
  • Jazz, rockabilly, gospel, bluegrass—bring your blanket and your picnic and get ready for the 2018 Riverfront Concert Series.
  • Poets, fiction writers, essayists, local musicians—time for the 2018 Rose O’Neill Literary House Summer Literary Salon!
  • The Rebecca Corbee Loree Center was dedicated to the founding director of Corbin Perception on May 19.
  • Laura Johnson, Washington College’s chief budget officer, is stepping up into a new role as Vice President of Finance.

  • May 18, 2018

    English major wins the 2018 Sophie Kerr Prize, at nearly $64,000 the nation’s largest undergraduate literary award.

  • Five graduating seniors, all English majors, have been named finalists for the 2018 Sophie Kerr Prize, this year worth $63,711 to the winner, who will be announced on Friday, May 18.
  • Washington College’s collaborative marketing campaign with BuzzFeed wins two top international communications awards.
  • Using a groundwater testing site on the lower Chester River, environmental science students at Washington College have embarked on an innovative collaboration with agroecology students from the University of Maryland College Park to gather long-term data into whether sea level rise is bringing more saltwater into the Eastern Shore’s agricultural fields.

  • The Rebecca Corbin Loree Center, which houses the Center for Career Development, will be dedicated on May 19. 
  • In an effort to broaden the conversation and raise more awareness about mental health and suicide prevention, Washington College is teaming up with For All Seasons and the Chestertown business community to bring the campaign “No Matter What … You Matter” to Chestertown.
  • Lending fresh insight into the bookish mind of our founding father, author Kevin J. Hayes has won the 2018 George Washington Prize for his work George Washington: A Life in Books.

  • Showcasing its work across multiple platforms and disciplines, Washington College’s marketing and communications team lands five top awards in the international Hermes Awards competition.
  • The first Community Unity Day aimed to bridge the gap between WC students and local Chestertown community members in a street fair-style day of activities.
  • At the 2018 Senior Reading, the Rose O’Neill Literary House announced this year’s winners of three annual student creative writing prizes: The Literary House Genre Fiction Prize, The William W. Warner Prize for Creative Writing on Nature and the Environment, and The Jude & Miriam Pfister Poetry Prize.
  • Kevin Martin, Facebook’s interim head of U.S. Public Policy, will give the Commencement Address at Washington College’s 235th Commencement May 20.

  • Anthropology major Kirstin Webb’s SCE examines the cultural and social factors behind why and how many people living in communities vulnerable to sea level rise perceive the reasons and the risk to their towns.

  • Partnering with Wake Forest University, Washington College opens up a new opportunity for students who are seeking a master’s degree in management.

  • The annual family picnic of the Washington College students and local community brought people together through the celebration of food, reading, soccer, language, and culture.
  • Thanks to the efforts of faculty, staff, and the student beekeepers in the campus garden, Washington College has been designated as Maryland’s first Bee Campus USA and only the 35th in the country. 

  • United Way of Kent County honors Washington College as its “Business Partner of the Year.”

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