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Alumnus’ legacy paid forward through scholarship

To honor his late cousin, Joe Gigler ’77 wants to make a Washington & Jefferson College education possible for students passionate about pursuing careers in special education.

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Roommates reunite to create scholarship fund

Scott Leaf ’76 and David White ’76 first met when pledging the same fraternity, Zeta Beta Tau, their freshman year at Washington & Jefferson College. While the two students came to W&J with different objectives—Leaf was a chemistry major and aspiring dentist and White majored in political science and dreamed of working for the government—they quickly became best friends and, later, roommates, fully immersing themselves in the college experience together.

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Alumnus directs gift to fellow history majors

Preserving the past is what William Davis ’81 is passionate about. An archivist at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Davis has always loved history. While he was growing up in Long Island, N.Y., history was his favorite subject, so when it came time for Davis to search for a college, he had a major in mind, but needed the right school. Davis’ adviser recommended Washington & Jefferson College on the strength of its history department. Davis visited the campus, liked it immediately and chose W&J as his academic home.

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Alumna funds liberal arts education for future Presidents

The liberal arts education Lyn Dyster ’80, Ph.D., received at Washington & Jefferson College has always stayed with her.

“I do my job well because of my liberal arts training. My years at W&J began my career as a lifelong learner in very diverse subjects,” Dyster explained.

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