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William and Mary Digest May 15

William and Mary Digest May 15

Son continues father’s legacy with fellowship medallion

The College of William and Mary’s Phi Beta Kappa Hall has been the setting for many beginnings, including the start of Glenn Close’s award-winning acting career. It was also the place where Mik Stousland ’41 met the woman who would be his wife, Betty Stousland ’42.

On Saturday, the couple’s legacy quietly found its way into the university’s Commencement ceremony as Close ’74 received William and Mary’s honorary fellowship medallion, designed and crafted by the Stouslands’ son, Chris, who graduated from William and Mary in 1976.

It is only the third such medallion ever presented by the university; the first two —...