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Evening at the Embassy Held by DC Metro Alumni Chapter

By Alumni Engagement Staff September 25, 2015
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Members of the DC Metro Chapter and students of the Semester in DC Program enjoying the Evening at the Embassy. Photos by Jonathan Armstrong.

On September 24, 2015, the DC Metro Alumni Chapter held their annual Evening at the Embassyreception at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain in Washington, DC. Amid the city’s excited frenzy over the Pope’s visit, the event drew over 250 alumni from the class of 1965 to 2015, who enjoyed Spanish tapas and wine in a classically unique DC atmosphere.

This year, the event incorporated the College’s special connection to Spain and its famed Camino de Santiago: the walls of the Former Residence were adorned with art from Sacred Steps, an exhibit that highlights the journey of pilgrims along the Camino. The keynote speech was delivered by William & Mary’s own Professor George G. Greenia of the Hispanic Studies department, who not only curated the Sacred Steps exhibit, but acts as Coordinator for the Institute for Pilgrimage Studies at the College. Current students and Old Guarde alike were delighted by the wit and wisdom of Professor Greenia, who brought to light a program at the College that isn’t always well known by alumni. While this event changes venues and embassies each year, DC-area alumni are certain to reflect for years to come on the College’s strong and unique relationship with Spain and its Camino de Santiago. 

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