Some of the areas supported by gifts to the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business,College of Education, and Libraries are: student and faculty research; small, interactive classes; recruitment of nationally recognized professors; regional partnerships; integration of cutting-edge technology; 21st-century teacher education, including STEM; library collections; and information literacy initiatives.
College of Arts and Sciences: Your gift will support vital initiatives to ensure that the core of the Mary Washington experience remains as it always has been: a liberal arts and sciences education second to none. Private funding enables the University to maintain small, highly interactive classes and recruit nationally recognized professors.
College of Business: Private funding advances College of Business efforts to expand global learning opportunities for faculty and students. It increases the level and impact of high-quality faculty research and expands regional partnerships to create a growing number of student internships, helping to link the academic enterprise to real-world business challenges and opportunities.
College of Education: Exceptional teacher education has always been a major component of Mary Washington's liberal arts and sciences programs. Private support advances the College of Education as a national leader for 21st-century teaching and learning by allowing comprehensive integration of cutting-edge technologies and collaboration of faculty and students on applied research projects.
Libraries: UMW Libraries constitute the knowledge center of the University — a physical and virtual manifestation of the institution’s mission of teaching, learning, research, and service. Private support enables the Libraries to develop the information literacy skills of all students, build collections that support and enhance the University's curriculum, and create physical spaces to support collaboration and research.
In 2010, the University of Mary Washington established three separate colleges: College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), College of Business (COB), and College of Education (COE). Each college is led by an accomplished dean and supported by dedicated, expert faculty. The colleges have added structure, stature, and substance to UMW's national reputation. The aggressive expansion of business partnerships, community outreach, student internships, and student-teaching opportunities are providing avenues to make Mary Washington students world-ready.