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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 College. The Grand Marshal receives special recognition throughout Homecoming 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 15th.

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