William and Mary

Jennifer Lynn MacLure


Murray 1693 Scholar


Manassas, VA (Stonewall Jackson High School)



Extracurriculars at W&M
  • Reveille Women's A Cappella Group
  • Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority
  • Students Helping Honduras International Service Trip
Why W&M?

I chose the Murray Scholars Program because I felt that it offered all of the opportunities one would find at an Ivy League school, but in the context of a public school.  I was very impressed with what I experienced at William and Mary-the students were friendly, the professors were interested in the students' education, and the administration was working hard to make the students' experiences the best they could be. I know I made the right decision.

Awards and Honors
  • Borish Prize for best English major
  • Outstanding Greek Scholar
  • Vice-president of A Cappella Council
Where am I now?

I am working on my Ph.D. in English at University of Wisconsin - Madison.  I have "seen the light" (according to former W&M advisor Deb Morse) and become a Victorianist.  My broad biology background is considered a great asset in my program as science and medicine are now considered a helpful lens for understanding 19th Century British literature.