Past Residents of the CW House

2011-12 Residents
Katherine HughesKatherine Hughes

Katherine Hughes is from Port Washington, New York and majored in English and minored in Art & Art History. She studied abroad in both Cork, Ireland, and Florence, Italy, and loved that she could call Colonial Williamsburg home as well. In her senior year she was the Vice President of the Botetourt Chamber Singers, as well as the Assistant Director of Reveille, a women's a cappella group on campus. Kate performed with both Opera Workshop and Sinfonicron Light Opera Company beginning in her freshman year, and privately studied voice with Phaedra McNorton. She was a brother of Delta Omicron, the Music Honors Society, as well as a member of the Spotswood Society. As a James Monroe Scholar, she was in the midst of completing her project on book illustration and fairy tales, and presented at the Undergraduate Research Symposium in the fall of her senior year. Kate loved the colonial architecture, historic gardens and candlelight that abound in CW, and in her free time, Kate could be found drinking copious amounts of tea while walking down DoG street – though she swears she believes firmly in the American Revolution.

Leah TowarnickyLeah Towarnicky

Leah Towarnicky is from Fairfax Station, Virginia and majored in Neuroscience and minored in Music. In her senior year, she was an avid researcher on Caenorhabditus elegans meiosis in the William and Mary Biology Department, the Business Manager of the women's a cappella group Reveille and the Vocal Director of the student-run organization Sinfonicron Light Opera Company. In addition to studying opera privately and in the Opera Workshop class in the Music Department, she was a former member of the William and Mary Choir and the 2010-2011 Vice-President of the Botetourt Chamber Singers. As a Monroe Scholar and HHMI Freshman Scholarship recipient, she received the opportunity to present her summer research findings at the Undergraduate Research Symposium and the Summer Research Symposium. Leah spent her summers furthering her scientific and musical education everywhere from W&M to Cambridge, England, to Italy, Greece and Turkey. During her free time she loved to travel, explore new places and foods, read books in trees,and bike down the streets of Colonial Williamsburg.

Read the CW House blog.


2010-11 Residents
Grace McGlade & Addie AlexanderGrace McGlade & Addie Alexander

Grace Elise McGlade was an American Studies major and Philosophy minor. She grew up in Colorado and lived abroad in London, England for several years with her family and enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures. She was a Sharpe scholar, group fitness instructor and ran the mental health branch of H.O.P.E. She loved residing in the colonial area!

Adelaide Wister Alexander was an American Studies major and Hispanic Studies minor from Charlottesville, Virginia. When she wasn't watching horse-drawn carriages passing her window with a man in colonial garb at the reins, she facilitated a campus chapter of Virginia Organizing and working with TLSC on the Living Wage Campaign. She loves picnics, going for runs in Colonial Williamsburg and exploring the world with friends!

Read the CW House blog.


2009-10 Residents
Joy ThomasJoy Thomas

Joy Thomas is from Falls Church, Virginia. A Neuroscience major, she decided to pursue a minor in French after spending a summer abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France. She served the W&M community through her involvements as Orientation Aide, student mentor, layout editor of jump! magazine and chemistry TA. She was also a member of the Student Environmental Action Coalition and her social sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma, where she served as Philanthropy Chair. In her spare time, she volunteers at Head Start, bakes cupcakes and attempts to sail. She enjoyed long walks in CW and candlelit dinners at the taverns.

Katherine GouldeKatherine Goulde

Katherine Goulde is from Amherst, Virginia and majored in Economics and Mathematics. During her summers, Katherine conducted Economics research and also studied abroad with the William & Mary program in Prague. Aside from classes, Katherine was involved in a number of organizations and activities at the College. She was the president of Passing Notes a cappella group, an enthusiastic member of the Swing Dance Club, a Freshman Orientation Aide, a Monroe Scholar, an Economics Teaching Assistant and was also involved in various student theater groups including Mystic Theater and Shakespeare in the Dark. After graduating, she planned to attend graduate school for Economics. Katherine also loved hiking and canoeing out on Matoaka, as well as occasionally rancing down the streets of Colonial Williamsburg.

Read the CW House blog.


2008-09 Residents
Monica HoltMonica Holt

Monica Holt is from McLean, Virginia, majored in English and pursued a minor from the Business School in Marketing. She served as Vice President of the school's A Cappella Council, as well as held leadership roles in Reveille (W&M's prestigious all female a cappella group), and The Christopher Wren Singers (W&M's oldest a cappella group). She was the Vice President of Communications for Delta Gamma, in addition to her long-term involvement as an Orientation Aide, Student Mentor and Italian Teaching Assistant. Monica spent her summers furthering her studies of Italian and the theater everywhere from UVA to Cambridge University to Florence, Italy. During her winter vacations, Monica came back to campus as part of the Sinfonicron Light Opera Company. After graduation, Monica planned to pursue a career that incorporates her interest in public relations and advertising with her passion for the arts.

Erin TeigenErin Teigen

Erin Teigen is from Richmond, Virginia and majored in International Relations and English. She interned in the Public Affairs department of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. She served as Recruitment and Membership Chair of the Health Outreach Peer Educators, as well as an intern to the College's Office of Health Education. She was a Student Advocate for Honor Council hearings and was a representative to the Alliance for Sexual Assault Prevention. In addition to her involvement on the Inter-Sorority Council as a representative for the Kappa Kappa Gamma social sorority, she was also a member of the Student Mentor Program. Following her graduation, Erin planned to pursue a career in international public relations and journalism.


Read the CW House blog.