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  • 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.
  • Get a glimpse into campus and academic life.
  • To kick off Earth Week, Dining Services hosted a cooking competition in which three dishes are prepared without meat or gluten. 
  • Washington College Dining Services hosted a Heart Healthy Flash Mob with guest appearances from First Lady Elisabeth Reiss and Gus the Goose. 
  • George Washington gets ready for Birthday Ball 2013.
  • A message from President and Mrs. Reiss
  • Ellen Huffman ’13 describes Reid Hall, the three floor residence for women only where many first year students live at Washington College.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Washington College has created a Hillel House on campus to support the growing and vibrant community of Jewish students.
  • Recent Washington College alumni reflect on how their experiences as student employees prepared them to launch professional careers
  • WAC Idol finalist Mackenzie Turnbull ’15 performs Warwick Avenue by Duffy
  • WAC Idol winner Melody Bishop ’15 performs Adele’s Someone Like You.
  • The father of a nation and founding patron of Washington College, played by Mike Zurawski ’12.
  • 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.
  • Washington College Professors of Art Fatma Ismail and Alex Castro describe the Kohl Gallery’s Fall 2011 exhibition of ancient Egyptian funerary artifacts.
  • 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.


  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Alumni returned to their alma mater for food and fun.
  • Vintage video from “Club W,” the George Washington Birthday Ball at Washington College in 2007.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Washington College students enjoy the vibrant community life of historic Chestertown, Maryland.
  • The Student Events Board sent Washington College students on a bus trip to Camden Yards to watch the Orioles take on the Minnesota Twins.
  • The Washington College community danced the night away at the annual George Washington’s Birthday Ball themed “The City of Oz.”
  • As the Johnson Fitness Center renovation reaches completion, students and staff share their gratitude to the alumni and friends who made the update possible.
  • Check out the launch of the new Miller Library Café and the new website.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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…
  • 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.
  • 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 Melody Bishop ’15 performs Beautiful Disaster by Kelly Clarkson.
  • 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.
  • Students, faculty, and staff paused during finals week to share seasons greetings.
  • 20 Years In The Making
  • 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.
  • HOSA and ACS raised over $400 for the American Cancer Society as part of Relay for Life fundraising.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Washington College alumnus Stephen Berger speaks about the lacrosse program.
  • Ben Folds performs at Washington College.
  • Each year, Washington College students produce Birthday Ball, an epic dance in celebration of George Washington’s birthday.
  • What’s it like to be a student at Washington College? Follow Meredith and George around on a typical Wednesday.
  • Students, faculty, and staff explain what makes dining at Washington College a wonderful, everyday experience.
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • Thanksgiving dinner party for international students!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Host Ryan Bankert ’13 introduces each of the six contestants in the 2012 WAC Idol competition.
  • WAC Idol finalist Emily Hall ’14 performs her original song Be the Seasons.
  • 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.
  • Full recording of the 2011 Writers’ Theatre show “Movie: The Play” at Washington College.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • 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
  • It’s like your high school prom, only ten times cooler: a lavish masquerade, full of gold, glitter, and dazzling lights!
  • First-year students learned to make movies during a crash course in filmmaking and photography.