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W&L alumni know the importance of gathering together, from walking down the Colonnade to networking at a local happy hour as you plan your next career move to traveling down the Danube as you relive some of your best experiences from college. The Office of Alumni Engagement is your resource for staying connected to W&L. We organize events on campus, in regional alumni chapters and across the world through our Lifelong Learning programs. We also maintain an Alumni Board of Directors and a student outreach group, Kathekon, that listen to and inform our community about issues that matter to the university we love.
Our goal is to ensure that W&L alumni never stop learning from one another and always feel connected to our alma mater.
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Alumni EngagementThe staff of the Office of Alumni Engagement provides programming and support for W&L alumni.
Beau Dudley Executive Director of Alumni Engagement
Beau Dudley is W&L class of 1974 and 1979 law, when he was president of the student body executive committee. He was the president of the Alumni Association 1992-1993, and a University Trustee 1998-2006. He came to W&L in 2006 from a distinguished legal career as a business litigation partner with McGuire Woods, LLP in the Washington, D.C. area offices.
Ruth Candler Assistant Director of Lifelong Learning
Ruth joined Washington and Lee's Office of Lifelong Learning in April, 2019. Prior to this position, she managed the Class Secretary Program for University Development. She has held a number of marketing and managerial positions in the publishing and graphic arts industries. From 2004 to 2011, she was director of marketing for Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers, an award-winning literary magazine. Ruth and her husband John Paul reside in Lexington and have two grown children.
Sarah Hugg Centorino Alumni Engagement and Affinity Reunion Officer
Born and raised in New Orleans, Sarah Hugg Centorino graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2014 with a BA in English and a minor in Philosophy. She then earned her MS in Commerce with a Concentration in Marketing from the University of Virginia in 2015. Sarah worked in digital marketing and public relations before returning to W&L.
Rob Fure Director of Lifelong Learning
Robert Fure, director of lifelong learning, joined the W&L faculty in 1977 after earning his M.A. and Ph.D. in English and American literature from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1981, he designed an administrative structure for non-traditional educational programs at W&L and was soon asked to oversee its implementation. In 1982, he established the W&L Alumni College and in 1985 the W&L Traveller program
Emily King Administrative Assistant for Lifelong Learning
Emily King joined the Office of Lifelong Learning in 2019 following four years working in Development at Washington and Lee University. Growing up in southern Colorado and spending most of her twenties in Europe, Emily has a diverse background in ESL teaching, customer service and project management, and higher education. Emily lives in Lexington with her husband, Elliott, their twin daughters, and their two cats.
Tom Lovell Senior Associate Director of Alumni Engagement
A member of the W&L Class of 1991, Tom Lovell was drawn to serving the University professionally through service as co-president of the San Diego and Northeast Ohio W&L alumni chapters. Prior to returning to Lexington, he was vice president of sales and marketing at VRC Manufacturing Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio, and an analyst with SAIC in San Diego, CA.
Kelly Martone Administrative Assistant for Alumni Engagement
Kelly is the Administrative Assistant for the Alumni Engagement Office. She is the primary point of contact for external parties calling the office, liaison for the Alumni Board, and performs numerous clerical and administrative tasks.
Molly Myers Assistant Director of Digital Communications for Alumni Engagement
Molly is the Assistant Director of Digital Communications for Alumni Engagement. Prior to W&L, she held communications positions at the University of Georgia and Cornell University. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Molly graduated from the College of Wooster in 2003 and earned her master’s at UGA in 2005. Molly lives with her husband and son in Lexington.
Mary Webster Associate Director of Alumni Engagement
Mary is from Charlotte, NC. She graduated from The University of the South in Sewanee, TN in 1993 with a degree in religion. She has served as a church youth director, worked in donor relations at Sewanee’s development office, and been a teacher and director at Shenandoah Preschool in Lexington. She and her family have lived in Lexington since 2002.
Rosa Weeks Administrative Assistant for Alumni Engagement
Rosa is a resident of Lexington, VA, and is an administrative assistant for the office.
Sue Woodruff Senior Chapter Programs Coordinator for Alumni Engagement
A native of Virginia, Sue joined Washington and Lee in 1990. Beginning her career in the Geology Department, she later joined the University Development Office in 1996 before moving to her current position as Senior Chapter Programs Coordinator in Alumni Engagement in 2008. She earned her B.S. degree in Business Management from Bluefield College.