Student News


Student Spotlight: Khaila Nelson

Khaila Nelson is currently a senior working on completing a double major in Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies. Over the course of the Spring 2020 semester, Nelson has spent part of her time interning with the Department of Social Services in Stafford, VA in the Foster Care division. This internship takes place through the Stafford County Government. Click here to read more.


Student Leader Builds Culture of Diversity on UMW Campus

Mili Mehari revived UMW's African Student Union, serving as the group's president for each of her four years at Mary Washington. She'll volunteer with AmeriCorps for a year before pursuing a Ph.D. in Africana studies. Photo by Suzanne Carr Rossi.Mili Mehari revived UMW’s African Student Union, serving as the group’s president for each of her four years at Mary Washington. She’ll volunteer with AmeriCorps for a year before pursuing a Ph.D. in Africana studies. Click here to read more.


UMW Senior Does Groundbreaking Autism and Gender Research

At UMW, Ren Koloni has conducted groundbreaking research into the intersections between queerness and autism, as well as discourse in the transgender community. They'll begin a graduate program in English at George Washington University this fall. Photo by Suzanne Carr Rossi.Ren Koloni wants to make academia a more welcoming place for people like them. And at the University of Mary Washington, Koloni found space where they could do just that. Click here to read more.


UMW Announces Recipient of Citizenship and Diversity Award

Mariam Khan Mariam Khan of Arlington, Va., has been named the 2016-2017 recipient of the University of Mary Washington’s Citizenship Award for Diversity Leadership.