Alumni Chapters

Chapter Event Spotlights

Presidents' Day: Northeast Ohio

To celebrate Presidents' Day, the Northeast Ohio Chapter hosted Art History Professor George Bent. They enjoyed beers and bites at the Market Garden Brewery in Cleveland.

Presidents' Day: South Carolina Piedmont

The South Carolina Piedmont Chapter celebrated Presidents' Day at the Poinsett Club, toasting our founders and each other.

Presidents' Day: Oregon and San Francisco

On the West Coast, the Oregon and San Francisco Chapters each celebrated Presidents' Day with Economics Professor Art Goldsmith. 

Presidents' Day: Indianapolis

To celebrate Presidents' Day, the Indianapolis Chapter hosted an evening reception at the Woodstock Club. This year, they were joined by Associate Provost Paul Youngman, who provided an update on W&L.

Mardi Gras: New Orleans Thoth Tailgate

To celebrate the greatest free party on earth, the New Orleans Chapter hosted its annual Thoth Tailgate, inviting alumni from around the area to laissez les bons temps rouler the Sunday before Mardi Gras.

Ski Day: New England

This February, the New England Chapter celebrated winter with a cross-country ski adventure! One sunny Saturday afternoon, the group skied in Weston, MA, enjoying the weather and each others' company. 

Presidents' Day: Birmingham

To celebrate Presidents' Day, the Birmingham Chapter hosted Lynn Rainville, the Director of Institutional History. Lynn gave her signature talk on honor, integrity and civility over the last four centuries of W&L.

Chapter of the Year: Bluegrass

This February, the Bluegrass Chapter was honored as a 2019-2020 Chapter of the Year. The group celebrated with Mary Webster at the home of Maria (P '19, '16) and John ('89) Roach in Lexington, KY.

Presidents' Day: Palm Beach

The Palm Beach Chapter celebrated Presidents' Day at the Sailfish Club. More than just a cocktail hour, the group also enjoyed a presentation from and discussion with Jack Bovay ('79), professor of Accounting.

Mock Con: Tidewater

W&L's Mock Con students finished their alumni chapter visits two weeks before the 2020 convention (and two days before the Iowa Caucuses) with the Tidewater Chapter in Virginia. The four students answered questions about the upcoming election and the mock con process.

Presidents' Day: Austin

In February 2020, Associate Provost and Redenbaugh Professor of German Paul Youngman joined  the Austin Chapter as it celebrated Presidents' Day at the home of Sallie ('10) and Matthew Bentley.

Paddle Tennis: Baltimore

This January, the Baltimore enjoyed some friendly intra-chapter competition. They played paddle tennis to keep the winter blues away!

Exploring Four Centuries of W&L: Atlanta

Director of Institutional History, Lynn Rainville, visited Atlanta, GA in January 2020. She delivered a presentation on the history of W&L and the honor, integrity and civility that have grown from it.

Lunch & Learn: Birmingham

To kick off 2020, the Birmingham Chapter invited 2015 graduate Alex Flachsbart to discuss his work at Opportunity Alabama, a nonprofit that promotes the use of "Opportunity Zones" in the state.

Holiday Parties 2019

From November - December 2019, chapters from Los Angeles to Florida celebrated the holidays in style. More than 20 chapters decked the halls and found the reason for the season, from parties to volunteer opportunities. We're already looking forward to next year's festivities! (Pictured: New York City chapter)

Holiday Party: Sewanee and W&L

To honor the retirement of Sewanee's Vice Chancellor, John Malcolm (W&L Class of 1971), the two universities joined forces to host a holiday party in Nashville this December. More than 200 Generals and Tigers celebrated together at Fat Bottom Brewing!

Exploring Four Centuries of W&L: Richmond

As part of an ongoing series to introduce herself and her extensive work to alumni chapters, Lynn Rainville visited Richmond, VA in November. She delivered a presentation on W&L's remarkable and storied history, and then responded to questions from alumni. She will continue to travel during 2020.

Apple-Picking: Northern New Jersey

This fall, the alumni in Northern New Jersey planned a family-friendly activity that was perfect for "sweater weather." Their November trip to Alstede Farms gave them an opportunity to pick apples and enjoy the weather as Generals.

Tailgate: Jacksonville

This November, the Jacksonville chapter hosted a tailgate for the UF - UGA rivalry game. While the Gators didn't take home a victory, the event was a success, giving alumni a chance to reconnect and enjoy the fall weather!

Mock Con Road Show

During Fall 2019 Reading Days, Mock Con students Parker Catlett '20, Jimmy Fleck '20, John Harashinski '20 and Elizabeth Thompson '20 visited chapters throughout the country to update alumni on Mock Con 2020. Parker and Jimmy visited Richmond, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. chapters, while John and Elizabeth toured Texas, making stops in Dallas, Houston and Austin. 

WTTC: Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Chapter welcomed its newest members this October during its Welcome to the City event. The chapter hosted the event at one of its favorite venues: Upper West and enjoyed meeting the newest West Coast Generals over light bites and drinks while catching up on all things W&L.

WTTC: Washington, D.C.

This September, W&L's Alumni Chapter in Washington, D.C. hosted its annual Welcome to the City event to greet 2019 graduates to the area. More than 50 alumni attended the event, held at Hawthorne on U Street. Generals reunited for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and great times to close out the summer and usher in a new class of alumni in the Capitol City.

Happy Hour: Winston-Salem

The Winston-Salem Alumni Chapter gathered at the Fiddlin Fish on Sept. 28 to watch the W&L football team take on Hampden-Sydney. Once a General, always a General!

SSO: Bluegrass

In August, the Bluegrass Alumni Chapter kicked off their chapter year by inviting all current and incoming W&L students to the home of Kenny Cribb ’70 for a party. Summer Send-Off events are such a fun tradition and a great way for current students to get involved with the alumni network before graduation!

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