Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

Class of 2007

Sarah Bloom '07

Sarah Bloom graduated in 2007 with a double major in broadcast journalism and sociology. The founder of W&L's bi-weekly student news broadcast "A Week in General," she is currently seeking employment as a broadcast reporter.

Katie Kingsbury '07

Katie Kingsbury graduated from W&L in 2007 with a degree in psychology. A four-year member of W&L's women's tennis team, which captured the 2007 NCAA Division III National Championship, she is also the recipient of the NCAA's Walter Byers Scholarship. Awarded to just one male and one female athlete across all sports, all divisions each year, it is the highest academic honor bestowed by the NCAA. Kingsbury plans to pursue a doctorate in Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut

Matthew Loar '07

Matthew Loar graduated from W&L in 2007 with a major in classics. He will attend the University of Pennsylvania's post-baccalaureate program in classics next year before going on to pursue a Ph.D. in the subject. A recipient of the prestigious Beinecke Fellowship for post-graduate study, he plans to combine his interests in sexual assault prevention and classics to focus his graduate research on gender issues in ancient literature.

Ben Long '07

Ben Long graduated in 2007 with a major in history. The recipient of a 2007 Watson Fellowship, he will spend the next year studying cattle farming in communities around the world, including Tanzania, South Africa, Argentina, New Zealand, India and Tibet.

Maggie Puryear '07

Maggie Puryear graduated from W&L in 2007 with a degree in psychology and a teaching certificate. The recipient of the 2007 Sarah G. Ball Teaching Award, she will teach Kindergarten next year at Johnson Elementary School in Charlottesville, Va.

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