On the contributions of Sharpe Community Scholars to the Local Community:
Sharpe Scholars have helped us to see our housing program from a
different perspective. I am amazed at how focused these college
freshmen are. I don't recall such a spirit of commitment when I was
their age. I think the Sharpe Program is providing an elevation of
social consciousness via hands-on involvement."
-Vaughn Poller, Community Development Specialist, James City County Office of Housing and Community Development
years, the James City Clean County Commission met at its annual
retreats and discussed community outreach strategies, but we never had
the resources to implement any of our ideas. Then a few Sharpe students
joined our team. This year's retreat featured two new web-sites, a
brochure for the commission, community-based research findings,
increased activity within the county schools, and the seeds of a real
outreach plan. The students have been able to get projects done that we
have wanted for years, and we cannot express too strongly our
appreciation for their good work."
-Alan Bennet, James City County Clean County Commission
work and projects that the Sharpe students at William and Mary are
taking on are exciting and important. How refreshing for students to
have the opportunity to learn and accomplish real-life tasks. We are
fortunate to have outstanding leadership from faculty and
administrators who believe and stress interaction with the real world.
Thank you students!"
-The Virginia Gazette
historically rich and important relationship exists between the City
and the College. With the Sharpe Community Scholars Program, this
relationship reaches a new level. We value the contributions of William
and Mary student volunteers whose work with our local non-profits and
government agencies strengthens the fabric of this community, making
the City and the College's relationship that much more tangible and
-Jeanne Zeidler, Mayor of the City of Williamsburg