News in Brief: August 21

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August 21, 2009

1:30 AM

*William and Mary seventh largest TFA contributor*

The College of William and Mary is one of the top contributors to Teach for America’s Teaching Job Corps. Recently, the organization announced that 36 graduates from the College Class of 2009 joined the corps in 2009, compared to the 28 graduating seniors who joined the year before. The College is ranked as the seventh largest contributor to TFA amongst medium-sized schools for the 2008-2009 school year.

TFA corps members commit to teach for at least two years in urban and rural public schools. Eighty-five percent of the 2009 TFA corps is made up of graduating seniors.

*New business school building open for fall classes*

Construction on Alan B. Miller Hall has been completed and the building will enter its first full semester of classes on Aug. 24. A public dedication of the 166,000-square-foot building, located at the corner of Jamestown Road and Ukrop Way, will take place on Oct. 2, 2009 at 2 p.m.

“The whole building is designed to give you a positive feel as you walk through and also support our aspirations of being world-class and delivering our students a personalized, experience-based business education,” Dean of the Mason School of Business Larry Pulley said.

*College website recognized for photos, new design*

The College’s remodeled website, launched over a year ago, won three eduStyle awards at the annual Web Communications Conference in July.

The site won two awards for Best Redesign, one from the judges and one as the People’s Choice Award winner, as well as the People’s Choice Award for Best Use of Photography.

“William and Mary is honored to be among those recognized,” Director of Web Communications Susan Evans said. “The W and M Web Team is particularly proud of the campus-wide commitment to an integrated web design that has resulted in a fresh and powerfully cohesive Web presence for our 316-year-old school.”

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