Barbara Thomas Phillips graduated from the University of Mary Washington in 1948 with a degree in English. For many years she pursued a career as a free-lance writer, with publications in such magazines as New York and Vogue. She and her husband own and operate Bridgework Publishing. A President's Council member since 1989, Mrs. Phillips has been a generous and longtime supporter of the University of Mary Washington. In 2000, she endowed a scholarship to benefit students who display a talent for creative writing.
Photo: Barbara Thomas Phillips '48, Battlefield yearbook, 1948