Hinz Program Marks 25th Anniversary

by Faye Shealy

By age 25, Mary Siegrist Hinz had distinguished herself in her academic, professional and personal life as a person of high intelligence, outstanding athletic ability, and sincere concern for the welfare of others.  At the time of her tragic death in 1984, Mary had completed her second year at William & Mary Law School and was ranked near the top of her class.  She was training for a marathon and bicycling nearly eighty miles a day.  The Mary Siegrist Hinz Leadership Fellows Program was created to recognize outstanding students who share Mary’s exemplary qualities of:

  • Academic distinction during their undergraduate and/or graduate careers;
  • Characteristics of citizenship which reflect a concern for the welfare of others and involvement in the larger community;
  • Athletic excellence in intercollegiate sports.

The Hinz Leadership Fellows Program was created by Mary’s family with the assistance of the Norfolk, Virginia law firm Vandeventer Black LLP, and their combined generosity provides a significant financial award to support the legal education of the Hinz Fellows at William & Mary.  Former and current Hinz Fellows gathered with the Leadership Selection Committee this year to mark the 25th year of the award.  We are proud of our Hinz Fellows for keeping Mary’s spirit alive through their work and service at William & Mary Law School, and the search is on for the newest Hinz Fellow to join the Class of 2015! 

Hinz Fellows 2011-14