Schedule of Events

Wednesday, May 17

Presented by W&M Law School

William & Mary women lawyers have developed careers in many directions – big law, small firms, prosecution, defense, public advocacy, the executive suite, the pulpit, the classroom or the bench. Inevitably, these women have faced setbacks as well as triumphs in their careers and their lives. Our distinguished panelists will discuss how they learned, pivoted, adapted and grew after professional or personal setbacks and what they have learned from success.

  • Deborah Ryan Beckmann J.D. ’91, managing director, Goldman Sachs
  • Susan Comparato J.D. ’94, CEO and president, Syncora Holdings .
  • Elizabeth Hardin ’85, J.D. ’89, partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
  • Amy J. Greer J.D. ’89, partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP – Moderator

Location: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
39th Floor
101 Park Avenue (b/t 40th & 41st St.)
New York, NY 10178

Transportation on your own. Nearby subway trains include the 4, 5, 6, 7 at Grand Central Terminal.

Price: $60

Moderated by Graham Henshaw, executive director, Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business

An entrepreneurial spirit is essential in any industry to work smarter and stay ahead of the game. Enter the minds of our enterprising panelists at this discussion concerning the successes and challenges experienced throughout their own careers and in today’s business climate. This panel will redefine what it means to be an entrepreneur and address the importance of all individuals developing the pioneering skills and mindset to achieve success in any career.

  • Rhian Horgan ’99, founder & CEO, Kindur
  • Daron Pope ’01, president & CEO, Rosie Pope Maternity & Baby
  • Graham Henshaw, executive director, Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business – Moderator

Location: WeWork Grand Central
450 Lexington Avenue (at SW corner of 45th St.)
New York, NY 10017

Transportation on your own. Nearby subway trains include the 4, 5, 6, 7 at Grand Central Terminal.

Price: $15

Thursday, May 18

Featuring Glenn Lowry D.A. ’09, director of MoMA

Join us for an exclusive meet and greet with Glenn Lowry D.A. ’09, director of MoMA and original director of William & Mary’s Muscarelle Museum of Art, followed by a docent-led tour of MoMA’s most popular exhibits.

Location: Museum of Modern Art
11 W 53rd Street (b/t 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY 10019

Transportation on your own. Nearby subway trains include the E, M at 5th Ave./53rd St. station, the B, D, E at 7th Ave. station, or the 1, 2 at 50th St. station.

Price: $35
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Featuring Joe Plumeri ’66, D.P.S. ’11, honorary chair of W&M Weekend in NYC

Kick off W&M Weekend with Joe Plumeri ’66, D.P.S. ’11, vice chairman of the First Data Board of Directors and honorary chair of the W&M Weekend in NYC, at a cocktail reception at the New York Athletic Club. The evening will continue with our annual Raft Debate. Described as a “delicate balance of comedy and lecture,” this popular event will feature four W&M professors from diverse disciplines — all recipients of the prestigious Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence — stranded on an island with a one-person life raft for escape to civilization. Come decide who should survive for the sake of humanity and achieve academic glory!

Plumeri — a New Yorker, business leader, philanthropist and passionate member of the Tribe — will serve as the competition’s esteemed judge. Your applause decides the winner! Don’t miss out on this animated debate and your chance to pick the ultimate academic survivor.

Professors include:

  • Lee Kirkpatrick, Associate Professor, Psychology, 2017 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence
  • Lisa M. Landino, Garrett-Robb-Guy Professor, Chemistry, 2011 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence
  • Ronald Schechter, Associate Professor, Lyon Gardiner Tyler Department of History, 2016 Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence
  • Christopher Freiman, Associate Professor, Philosophy
    2016 Alumni Fellowship Award

First 150 registrants will receive a copy of Plumeri’s inspirational book, “The Power of Being Yourself: A Game Plan for Success – By Putting Passion Into Your Life and Work.” Attire for ladies and gentleman should follow the New York Athletic Club dress code.

Location: New York Athletic Club, Card Room & Lounge
Price: $75 Alumni, Parents and Friends
$50 Young Alumni
$25 Student

Friday, May 19

Presented by W&M Libraries

Shhhhhh . . . surely you will want to join Carrie Cooper, dean of W&M Libraries and Jacqueline Schector Perez ’12, senior children’s librarian at the NYPL, for breakfast to hear how libraries connect and serve their communities. The morning will conclude with a docent-led tour of the New York Public Library’s main branch – the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building must-see spaces — including the Rose Main Reading Room and exhibitions.

Location: The Princeton Club of New York
McCosh/Dickinson Rooms
15 W 43rd St. (b/t 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY 10036

Event begins with breakfast at the Princeton Club of New York.

Transportation on your own. Nearby subway trains include the B, D, F, M at 42nd St. – Bryant Park station, the 4, 5, 6 at Grand Central Terminal or the 7 at 5th Ave. station.

Price: $35
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2:45 PM - 4:45 PM
VIP Tour of NYSE Trading Floor

Join us for a VIP tour of one of the most iconic landmarks in U.S. finance, the New York Stock Exchange. Gain special insight into the energy of market traders and problem-solvers on the floor of the largest equities-based exchange in the world – in the heart of Wall Street. Please note the dress code for the trading floor is business attire – no jeans, shorts, flip-flops, sneakers, sweatshirts, etc.  Jackets and ties are preferred for men.

Location:
New York Stock Exchange 11 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005

A government-issued ID is required for entry to NYSE.

Transportation on your own. Nearby subway trains include the J, Z at Broad Street station, or the 4, 5, 2, 3 at Wall Street station.

Upon arrival, please meet at the steps of Federal Hall, conveniently located across the street at the NE corner of Broad Street and Wall Street, by 2:45 PM. The tour will begin promptly at 3 PM. Unfortunately, late arrivals will not be allowed into the building once the tour begins. Please note hazardous items will not be permitted through security and may be confiscated.

Price: $35
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Raise a glass with your W&M family in this private wine tasting class and social hour. Join Le Grande Triage owner and sommelier Eric Rydin ’10 as he highlights a curated selection of wines from his collection. Indulge with the Tribe in a fun and interactive educational setting with a tasting suitable for wine novices and aficionados alike. Cheers!

Location: Le Grand Triage
1657 1st Ave.(b/t 86th & 87th St.)
New York, NY 10028

Transportation on your own. Nearby subway trains include the Q, 4, 5, 6 at 86th St. station.

Price: $40
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Make plans to attend the 2017 William & Mary Alumni Association Gala & Auction at the iconic Metropolitan Club of New York. Bid on fabulous experiences, including luxurious vacation packages, collectible wine lots and nostalgic pieces of campus while connecting with alumni, parents and friends of the university. Enjoy sweeping views of Central Park and dine on the finest fare with exceptional company at this elegant affair. This year’s Gala will feature a seated dinner during the live auction and will be one of the biggest highlights of the Weekend! Suggested dress for ladies and gentleman is cocktail attire.

Location: The Metropolitan Club
President’s Hall, 3rd Floor
1 East 60th St. (at NE corner of 5th Ave.)
New York, NY 10022

Transportation on your own. Nearby subway trains include the 4, 5, 6 at Lexington Avenue – 59th St. station, the N, R, W at 5th Ave. – 59th St. station or the F at 57th St. station. Approximate 8-minute walk from the New York Athletic Club.

Price: $250 Alumni, Parents and Friends
$200 Young Alumni
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Featuring Vivian Reed, multi-award winning performer and Allan Harris, internationally acclaimed vocalist and guitarist

Enjoy the evening at a jazz revue at Manhattan’s matchless nightspot…Feinstein’s/54 Below. Under the musical direction of Marty Ashby, the GRAMMY® Award Executive Producer of MCG Jazz, the program will celebrate the sights and sounds of the Big Apple with performances by the jazz world’s coolest musicians, featuring multi-award winning artist Vivian Reed (Bubbling Brown Sugar) and internationally acclaimed vocalist and guitarist Allan Harris. The program will include the world premiere of CP4, a song cycle by two-time Emmy® Award winning songwriter (and former Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade director) William Schermerhorn ’82 and Matthew Sklar, the Tony®, Emmy® and Drama Desk Award-nominated composer of Broadway’s The Wedding Singer and Elf: The Musical. Additional food and beverage minimum of $25 for each ticket.

Location: Feinstein’s/54 Below
254 West 54th St. (b/t Broadway & 8th Ave.)
New York, NY 10019

Transportation on your own. Nearby subway trains include the B, D, E at 7th Ave. station, the N, Q, R, W at 57th St. station or the 1, 2 at 50th St. station.

Price: $35
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Featuring Vivian Reed, multi-award winning performer and Allan Harris, internationally acclaimed vocalist and guitarist

Following the Gala & Auction, continue the evening at William & Mary’s exclusive after party jazz revue at Manhattan’s matchless nightspot…Feinstein’s/54 Below. Under the musical direction of Marty Ashby, the GRAMMY® Award Executive Producer of MCG Jazz, the program will celebrate the sights and sounds of the Big Apple with performances by the jazz world’s coolest musicians, featuring multi-award winning artist Vivian Reed (Bubbling Brown Sugar) and internationally acclaimed vocalist and guitarist Allan Harris. The program will include the world premiere of CP4, a song cycle by two-time Emmy® Award winning songwriter (and former Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade director) William Schermerhorn ’82 and Matthew Sklar, the Tony®, Emmy® and Drama Desk Award-nominated composer of Broadway’s The Wedding Singer and Elf: The Musical. It’s sure to be a swinging nightcap to a memorable evening. Additional food and beverage minimum of $25 for each ticket.

Location: Feinstein’s/54 Below
254 West 54th St. (b/t Broadway & 8th Ave.)
New York, NY 10019

Transportation on your own. Nearby subway trains include the B, D, E at 7th Ave. station, the N, Q, R, W at 57th St. station or the 1, 2 at 50th St. station.

Price: $35

Saturday, May 20
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Central Park Running Tour

Presented by the W&M Young Guarde Council

Break out your green and gold gear, and come exercise your mind and body with fellow members of the Tribe. This casual 4-mile (6.4-km) run will tour through the scenic trails of New York’s iconic Central Park and the stunning landscape architecture of Manhattan’s green oasis. Registration includes W&M swag and refreshment station, sponsored by the W&M Young Guarde Council.

Location: Central Park at Columbus Circle

Upon arrival, please meet at the SW entrance of Central Park at Columbus Circle.

Price: $20

Presented by Tribe Club

Join us for a conversation with Samantha K. Huge, William & Mary’s new director of athletics. Samantha will become the first woman to hold the position at William & Mary since the job was combined in the 1980s to cover both men’s and women’s sports. Hear how she will set the course for the future of William & Mary athletics, and answer questions about how she will provide “a championship experience for every student-athlete and every fan.” Full breakfast included. Attire for ladies and gentleman should follow the New York Athletic Club dress code.

Location: New York Athletic Club, Hall of Fame Room
Price:
$35

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Featuring Glenn Crafford ’77, Mark Shenkman HON ’15, P ’03 & Greg Shenkman ’03

Walk the streets of gold in the footsteps of Jefferson and Hamilton in colonial New York City to learn about the history of U.S. finance from Glenn Crafford ’77, former investment banker and current Raymond A. Mason School of Business professor. You will enjoy a private tour of the “America in Circulation: A History of U.S. Currency Featuring the Collection of Mark R. Shenkman,” with Mark Shenkman HON ’15, P ’03 & Greg Shenkman ’03 at the Museum of American Finance. Following the tour, guests are welcome to gather at the historic Fraunces Tavern for an optional pay as you go lunch.

Location: Trinity Church
75 Broadway (at Wall Street)
New York, NY 10006

Meet in the New York Athletic Club lobby at 9 AM. Transportation will depart at 9:15 AM. Transportation will return by 12:45 PM.

Upon arrival, please meet at the front of the church across from the corner of Broadway and Wall Street.

Nearby subway trains include the J, Z at Broad Street station, the R, 1 at Rector Street station and the 2, 3, 4, 5 at Wall Street station.

Price: $35

It would take approximately 126 hours to walk the 378 miles from Williamsburg, Va., to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Instead, join us for a three-hour, two-mile guided walking tour to discover the history, culture, art and food of the hippest neighborhood in Brooklyn, but second-best ‘Burg in our hearts. In Cheese Shop absentia, participants will stop by several of Williamsburg’s best eateries and end at the bustling Smorgasburg, an open-air market with more than 100 local and regional food vendors, in this all-inclusive tour.

Location: Williamsburg Mini Mall
218 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Transportation on your own. Nearby subway trains include the L at Bedford Avenue. From the subway station make a left on Bedford Avenue. The mall is on the west side of Bedford Avenue past North 5th St. The guide will be inside, near the front entrance.

Price: $50

It would take approximately 126 hours to walk the 378 miles from Williamsburg, Va., to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Instead, join us for a three-hour, two-mile guided walking tour to discover the history, culture, art and food of the hippest neighborhood in Brooklyn, but second-best ‘Burg in our hearts. In Cheese Shop absentia, participants will stop by several of Williamsburg’s best eateries and end at the bustling Smorgasburg, an open-air market with more than 100 local and regional food vendors, in this all-inclusive tour.

Location: Williamsburg Mini Mall
218 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Transportation on your own. Nearby subway trains include the L at Bedford Avenue. From the subway station make a left on Bedford Avenue. The mall is on the west side of Bedford Avenue past North 5th St. The guide will be inside, near the front entrance.

Price: $50
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Featuring Glenn Crafford ’77

Walk the streets of gold in the footsteps of Jefferson and Hamilton in colonial New York City to learn about the history of U.S. finance from Glenn Crafford ’77, former investment banker and current Raymond A. Mason School of Business professor. You will enjoy a private tour of the “America in Circulation: A History of U.S. Currency Featuring the Collection of Mark R. Shenkman,” at the Museum of American Finance. Before the tour, guests are welcome to gather at the historic Fraunces Tavern for an optional pay as you go lunch.

Location: 60 Wall Street Atrium
60 Wall Street (b/t William Street & Pearl Street)
New York, NY 10006

Meet in the New York Athletic Club lobby at 12 PM. Transportation will depart at 12:15 PM. Transportation will return by 3:45 PM.

Upon arrival, please meet at the 60 Wall Street Atrium, an indoor public space located just a few doors east from the Museum of American Finance.

Nearby subway trains include the J, Z at Broad Street station, the R, 1 at Rector Street station and the 2, 3, 4, 5 at Wall Street station.

Price: $35

Featuring Beth Comstock 82, vice chair, GE, and Ellen Stofan ’83, D.Sc. ’16, former chief scientist, NASA

Seats will go fast, so sign up now for a dynamic TED-style talk featuring W&M alumnae Beth Comstock ’82, who leads GE’s business innovations efforts, and Ellen Stofan ’83, D.Sc. ’16, former chief scientist of NASA, as they discuss the power of big ideas and innovative thinking that have far-reaching impact both in and out of this world. What will be at the intersection of business, science and technology? Comstock and Stofan will open your eyes to what the future could look like and all that is possible with innovation. Come prepared with questions, because after the presentation and discussion, there will be an audience Q&A. In addition, attendees will receive tickets to the museum and will enjoy a light cocktail reception following the program.

Location: Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Museum of Design Lecture Room
2 East 91st St. (b/t 5th & Madison Avenue.)
New York, NY 10128

Transportation on your own. Nearby subway trains include the 4, 5 at 86th St. station or the 6 at 96th St. station.

Price: $50

Presented by Laughly and David Scott ’93

Come laugh with the Tribe at the William & Mary Comedy Show featuring headliner and W&M alumna, Carmen Lynch. W&M alumni comedians will also showcase their talents on stage.

Carmen Lynch is an international touring comedian, and has appeared on “Inside Amy Schumer,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Conan” and “The David Letterman Show.” She recently released her debut album and currently can be seen in the Chloë Sevigny short film aptly titled “Carmen.”

The show is brought to you by Laughly comedy streaming app – founded by David Scott ’93. Download now on Apple iTunes and Google Play.

Doors open at 8:00 p.m. Price includes two drink tickets that can be used before, during or after the show. Beer/wine cash bar also available.

Location: SubCulture
45 Bleecker Street, Downstairs (at NE corner of Lafayette Street)
New York, NY 10012

Transportation on your own. Nearby subway trains include the 6 at Bleecker Street station and the B, D, F, M at Broadway-Lafayette Street station.

Price: $25

Swing into a performance of “Bandstand,” a new Broadway big band musical that tells the story of a mismatched band of WWII veterans who come together to compete for stardom in a national radio contest. Directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award® winner Andy Blankenbuehler (HamiltonIn the Heights), the show stars two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes (CinderellaBonnie and Clyde), Broadway sensation Corey Cott (Newsies) and Tony winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone). Join us after the show for a private talkback with the performers.

Location: Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
242 W 45th St. (b/t Broadway and 8th Ave.)
New York, NY 10036

A W&M staff member will meet you outside the theater from 30 minutes before showtime up until 15 minutes after curtain to provide you with your tickets.

Transportation on your own. Nearby subway trains include the A, C, E at 42nd St./8th Ave. station and the N, Q, R, S, W, 1, 2, 3, 7 at Times Square – 42nd St. station.

Price: $89
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Sunday, May 21

Featuring David Kelley ’81, partner, Dechert LLP & former co-chair of the U.S. Justice Department’s 9/11 Investigation

Join an intimate discussion with David N. Kelley ’81, partner at Dechert LLP and former co-chair of the U.S. Justice Department’s 9/11 investigation, as he provides behind-the-scenes insights into the prosecution of terrorists and the events that unfolded following one of the most devastating attacks on U.S. soil. Prior to this conversation, guests are invited to join a private tour of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. The event will include a continental breakfast.

Location: 9/11 Memorial & Museum
180 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007

Meet in the New York Athletic Club lobby at 7 AM. Shuttle will depart at 7:15 AM. There will be two return shuttles; the rst will return by 11:30 AM and the second by 12:45 PM.

Upon arrival, please meet at the main entrance to the museum.

Nearby subway trains include the A, C, J, Z, 2, 3, 4, 5 at Fulton St. Station and the N, R, W at Cortland Street station.

Price: $75

For 27 years, Gary Cowling ’84 has gathered a William & Mary team for the AIDS Walk New York, and they have raised over $100,000 for the cause! Be a part of the largest single-day AIDS fundraising event in the world by sponsoring or walking with the “William & Mary Alumni and Friends” team.

Following registration, Gary Cowling will contact you by email with team details. For immediate questions, contact Gary at (646) 872-3636 or gcowlingny@hotmail.com. All are welcome to join, so start spreading the news!

Location: Central Park

Transportation on your own. Location information provided separately by email from event organizer.

No cost to attend

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Alumni Admission Luncheon

Featuring Tim Wolfe ’95, M.Ed. ‘01, associate provost for enrollment and dean of Admission, Kathleen Powell, associate vice president for career development and Mark Sikes, Ph.D. ’15, associate dean of students, director of Parent & Family Programs

Alumni and their high school age students are invited to lunch and learn about the college journey. Tim Wolfe ’95, M.Ed. ‘01, associate provost for enrollment and dean of admission, Kathleen Powell, associate vice president for career development, and professionals from the Dean of Students Office, will share insight on your upcoming adventure to, through and beyond college. Attire for ladies and gentleman should follow the New York Athletic Club dress code.

Location: New York Athletic Club, Olympic Suites 1 and 2
Price: $30

Enjoy the unique opportunity to experience six ballets by six different choreographers in one show at the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center. Witness the dramatic program of “HERE/NOW No. 9,” in orchestra seating. Prior to the performance, enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes “Meet the Dancer” tour with Emmie Murphy ’14, assistant to the director of the NYCB.

Location:
New York City Ballet
David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center
20 Lincoln Center Plaza (NW corner of Columbus Avenue & 62nd St.)
New York, NY 10023

Please meet in the left side of the lobby at 1:30 PM for the exclusive “Meet the Dancer” program preceding the 3:00 performance. Tickets for “HERE/NOW No. 9” will be distributed during this time.

Transportation on your own. Nearby subway trains include the 1 at 66th St./Lincoln Center station and the A, B, C, D at 59th St./Columbus Circle station.

Price: $62
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Get ready for your close-up! Experience Glenn Close’s ’74, D.A. ’89 return to Broadway in the role that earned her the Tony Award for Best Actress — and a place in Broadway history — in “Sunset Boulevard.” Following the performance, join us for a Q&A with the celebrated actress.

Location: Palace Theatre
1564 Broadway (at NE corner of 47th St.)
New York, NY 10036

A W&M staff member will meet you outside the theater from 30 minutes before showtime up until 15 minutes after curtain to provide you with your tickets.

Transportation on your own. Nearby subway trains include the B, D, F, M at Rockefeller Center station, the N, R, W at 49th St. station and the 1 at 50th St. station.

Price: $130
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