Homecoming Grand Marshals

The Homecoming Grand Marshal is an honorary position filled by someone with a special tie to William & Mary. Grand Marshals are not limited to alumni and have included current and emeritus faculty and administrators, as well as friends of the university. The Grand Marshal receives special recognition throughout Homecoming & Reunion Weekend and rides in the lead car in the Homecoming parade.

To nominate someone to be a Homecoming Grand Marshal, please email the Alumni Events office at alumni.events@wm.edu. Nominations are due to the Alumni Office no later than January 15.

Name Parade Year
Lynn F. Briley '71
Janet Brown Strafer '71, M.Ed. '77
Karen O. Ely '71
2017
Jane Knott Powell ’85
Michael K. Powell ’85, D.P.S. ’02
2016
Sue Gerdelman ’76
John ’75 Gerdelman
2015
Doug Morton '62 and Marilyn Brown HON '07 2014
Mildred "Millie" Barrett West, HON ’91 2013
James W. McGlothlin ´62, J.D. ’64, LL.D. ´00
Frances Gibson McGlothlin ´66
2012
President Emeritus Timothy J. Sullivan '66
Anne Klare Sullivan '66, Ed.D. '86
2011
Carol Achenbach Hardy ’49 2010
Joseph S. Agee ’52, M.Ed. ’56
Eloise Bryant Agee ’53
2009
W. Samuel Sadler ’64, M.Ed. ’71
Mary Liz Smith Sadler ’65
2008
Jane Thompson Kaplan ’56
James R. Kaplan ’57
2007
Joseph J. Plumeri II ’66 2006
Herbert V. Kelly, Sr. ’41, B.C.L. ’43, L.L.D. ’93 2005
J. Coleman Anthony ’52 2004
Willard S. Smith ’44
Jane Spencer Smith ’48
2003
Agnes Lewis
Longest Serving Classified Employee of W&M (VIMS)
2002
James S. Kelly ’51 2001
James J. Seu ’53 2000
Howard M. Smith, Jr. ’43 1999
Raymond T. Waller ’40 1998
Jack Borgenicht
Friend of the Reves Center and Kinesiology Department
1997
Thomas Ashley Graves ’49, President of the College 1971-1985
Zoe Wasson Graves ’49
1996
Captain John H. Garrett, Jr. ’40
Ann Terrell Garrett ’40
1995
James E. Ukrop ’60, LHD ’99
Barbara Berkeley Ukrop ’61
1994
E. Ralph James, Sr. ’16
Oldest living alumnus
Catherine Teackle Dennis ’21
Oldest living alumna
Rolfe E. Kennard ’24
Alumnus attending the most Homecomings
1993
Aubrey L. Mason ’47 1992
T. C. Clarke ’22 1991
W. Brooks George ’32, LHD ’72 1990
Howard M. Scammon ’34
Professor Emeritus and Theater Reunion Honoree
1989
Roy R. Charles ’32, LLD ’75 1988
Walter J. Zable ’37, LLD ’78 1987
Anne Dobie Peebles ’44, LHD ’88 1986
Justin T. Deas ’70 1985
Linda Lavin ’59 1984
Margaret & Joseph L. Muscarelle ’27 1983
Davis Y. Paschall ’32, MA ’37
President Emeritus
1982
Vernon L. Nunn ’25 1981
Leonard L. Graves ’35 1980
J.W. Lambert ’27, LHD ’81
Retired VP for Student Affairs and Chief Marshal
1979
Gordon Jump (husband of Anna Inge Jump ’53)
Star of TV Series WKRP in Cincinnati
1978
Melvin C. "Meb” Davis ’28 1977
Phyllis Eason Galanti ’63 1976
Randy Davis ’25 1975
Governor Mills Godwin ’36, LLD ‘66
Lt. Governor John Dalton ’53, LLD ‘79
Chief Justice Lawrence W. I’Anson ’28, LLD ‘64
1974