Walker Brand ’ 18 received a
Science, Mathematics and Research
for Transformation (SMART)
Scholarship from the Department of
John Dannehl ’ 17 won a Fulbright
English Teaching Assistantship to
Kitanna Hiromasa ’ 19 will serve as
a delegate to the 69th Japan-America
Student Conference (JASC), in Japan
this August. A Johnson Opportunity
Grant will help her attend.
Angel Vela de la Garza Evia ’ 18
won a $10,000 Davis Projects for
Peace grant that will allow him to
conduct a three-phased STEM-related project — STEMito — for
primary school students in his home
city of Monterrey, Mexico.
Colin Wallace ’ 17 won a Rotary
Skelton/Jones Scholarship for one
year of post-baccalaureate study
outside the U.S.
Harrison Westgarth ’ 17 won a
Fulbright study/research grant to Brazil.
Andre Zeromski ’ 20 is one of 16
Kemper Scholars from around the U.S.
He’ll receive a scholarship and summer
project stipends, attend a conference,
and perform a summer internship at a
The undergraduate Mock Trial Team
finished sixth in its division at the
American Mock Trial Association’s
Intercollegiate National Mock Trial
Championship, its best-ever showing.
Team members were Avery Field ’ 17
(president), Sal Diaz ’ 18 (external vice
president), Justin Gillette ’ 18 (internal
vice president), Emily Webb ’ 17,
Keeghan Sweeney ’ 18, Ben Schaeffer
’ 18, Kalady Osowski ’ 19, Balen Essak
’ 20 and Campbell DeNatale ’ 20.
The University Singers performed at
Carnegie Hall, in New York City, on
April 1 as part of the highly competitive
Collegiate Choral Showcase. The W&L
group was one of only four collegiate
choirs in the U.S. so honored by
inclusion in the event.
FACULTY AND STAFF
Julie A. Campbell, associate director
of communications and public affairs,
won first place for her editorship of
the alumni magazine from Virginia
Domnica Radulescu, the Edwin A.
Morris Professor of Comparative
Literature, has received a Fulbright
Research Teaching Fellowship to
study and teach at the University of
Bucharest, Romania, for the 2017 Fall
Term. This is her second Fulbright to
“Duet,” a poem by R. T. Smith, editor
of Shenandoah: The Washington and
Lee University Review and writer in
residence at W&L, appeared on the
Poetry Daily website on May 20. And
Smith’s poem “Maricon” appears in
“The Best American Poetry 2017,” his
second appearance in the series.
WLUR-FM, the campus radio station,
celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
It thrives under the leadership of Jeremy
Franklin ’04, the general manager.
Helen Hughes Sanders ’04,
of Hughes Development Corp.
(HDC), in Greenville, South
Carolina, joined the Board of
Trustees on May 19, at the
board’s spring meeting in
Sanders graduated with a
B.S. in business administration
and from Clemson University in 2009 with a master’s of
real estate development. She then joined HDC, her family’s real estate development business, which originated
in 1938 doing residential development. It now focuses
on mixed-use, urban-infill projects, but in 2015, Sanders
re-started the residential division and is working on
multiple residential developments in South Carolina.
While at W&L, Sanders served three years on the
EC and was the first undergraduate woman to serve
as its president. She also served as an Outing Club
trip leader and a manager for the Traveller Safe Ride
Program, and played on the varsity basketball team in
her first year. She belonged to Kappa Kappa Gamma,
coached basketball for Rockbridge Area Recreation
Organization, tutored an eighth-grader at Lylburn
Downing Middle School, and volunteered at the Kendal retirement community. As an alumna, she served
as president of the South Carolina Piedmont Alumni
Chapter, on the Class of 2004 fifth reunion committee,
and as co-chair of the Class of 2004 10th reunion committee.
Sanders is married to Ansel Sanders ’04, and they
have three daughters, Field, Walker and Stuart.
W&L Welcomes New Trustee
Helen Sanders ’04