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Welcome to the Family

August 5, 2011

A signature event for many alumni chapters is the “Summer Send Off.”  This annual tradition allows alumni to meet and welcome the newest members of the W&L family: those lucky first year undergraduate and law students and their parents.  This year, they come from 42 states and 13   foreign countries. Spirits are high, and many alumni are palpably jealous of our guests, on the verge of experiencing W&L as students instead of nervous applicants.  The chemistry of these events is special as these young people take the next step in their relationship with Washington and Lee.

Included in our send offs this summer are 48  legacies, the daughters and sons of alumni who will provide an important thread of the rich tapestry being woven on campus. This year those legacies come from across America: Texas, Massachusetts, Colorado, Kansas, and 13 other states. The Alumni Association is especially proud and grateful that they chose W&L, and we look forward to seeing you here in a few weeks!

Take a look at the send off event sponsored by our fine Northern New Jersey Chapter on July 17, as well as pictures from the Blue Ridge Chapter Send-off.  Thanks to them and to the 40 other chapters which sponsored these important gatherings, where the newest Generals see firsthand the benefits of a lifelong association with W&L.

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