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Student Perspectives

Gateway W&M Opened a Door: An innovative financial assistance program brings talented students to William & Mary. Gateway recipients discover that the College's sense of community is powerful, both on- and off-campus.

Muscarelle Museum Wine & Run for the Roses
Wine & Run for the Roses

The Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary held its first annual Wine and Run for the Roses event May 7, 2011. A decked-out crowd of over 300 enjoyed a spectacular afternoon of great company, great wines, cheeses, and h’ordeuvres.

Alumnus Honors Parents
Alumnus Honors Parents at Miller Hall

One of the earliest donors to Alan B. Miller Hall, home of the Mason School of Business, George Pierides M.B.A. '82 was able to name the Pierides Dean’s Conference Room in honor of his parents, Ralis George and Helen Changas Pierides.

Annie Brown
Indian Cosmopolitan

An interest in women's magazines within the framework of gender construction and global consumerism led Annie Brown '10 to India.

Bernard Bowman
Bowman Gets the Duke

William & Mary students and faculty know him, brides know him and general visitors to the College know him. He's Bernard Bowman, keeper of the keys to the historic Sir Christopher Wren building. And in May 2009, he will also be the 13th recipient of the Charles and Virginia Duke Award at the College.

Todd Richter
Maintaining a Link to the College

Todd Richter hopes that his commitment, as well as commitments from other members of the golf team, will give students the kind of experiences he had in school, allowing them to be successful after graduation.

Nihan Kaya
Research Uncovers "True Guts"

Chappell Summer Research Fellowship allows Nihan Kaya '10 to work with Sociology Professor Kelly Joyce on Crohn's disease research.

Mireille Williams Sharp
An International Reach

In the summer of 2008, Williams Sharp used a Monroe Scholar summer research grant, made possible in part by annual gifts to the Fund for William and Mary, to travel to Kenya, where she worked at a private clinic in Kawangware.

John and Audrey Leslie
Versatile Giving With Impact

During times of financial stress, unrestricted, discretionary money is worth its weight in gold to a university. Knowing how important such funds are to a College's current and long-term health, John '52 and Audrey Leslie recently made a gift in support of the President's Fund for Excellence

Career Center
New Career Center a College Priority

The new facility will demonstrate that the College is serious about providing the highest quality of career services to students, alumni and potential employers alike. Thanks to the Cohens and other generous donors, when fall 2010 rolls around, that message will ring loud and clear at William and Mary and beyond.

Two Sharpe Scholars
The Sharpe Community Scholars Program

Through a gift from the late Robert Sharpe and his wife, Jane, the College's community-service tradition offers 75 students the opportunity to connect their academic studies with social action. And for these Sharpe W&M students, there is no shortage of creative ideas for service.

Student hitting tennis ball
An Extra Incentive

Tennis standout Kasztelaniec proves herself worthy of private support from the Galloway Family Athletic Scholarship Endowment. Maintaining a near-perfect GPA, this sophomore led the Tribe to the NCAA finals, where her victories as the fourth seed enabled her to finish the season with the team's highest number of wins.

Professor Scott Nelson
The Complete Package

The Leslie Legum and Naomi Legum Professor of History award ensures supplemental research funding for W&M Professor Scott Nelson - a nationally recognized scholar and author of an award-winning book.

Light filled study area of the Law Library
A Welcome Change

Upholding the Citizen Lawyer Ideal: Paul Marcus is the first to receive the Herbert V. Kelly Sr. Professorship for Excellence in Teaching. Marcus plans a conference that will spread the word about his commitment to a creative dialogue about legal education.

Joseph Kessler
A Possibility for Life's Work

On location in Vero Beach, Fla., a W&M freshman's efforts to Save the Chimps was the focus of an anthropology project made possible by the Monroe Scholars Program.

Bud Robeson on International Travel for the EMBA Program

A Global Business Perspective: Established by Hays T. Watkins LL.D. '82, the Watkins Professorship recognizes business school faculty like Bud Robeson. Robeson has been around the world and back - infusing globalization into the Mason Executive MBA Program.

ISC Brings New Possibilities for Scientific Learning

The Integrated Science Center: With private support, the ISC brings new possibilities for scientific research. Home to biology, chemistry, and psychology, a multidisciplinary flavor of research will attract the best faculty and students to the College.

Senator John Warner
U.S. Sen. Warner Named 2008 Andrews Fellow

Extraordinary Town Hall on Campus: W&M students have access to public servants like U.S. Sen. John Warner because The Hunter B. Andrews Fellowship brings them to Williamsburg.

Professor and student work toegether in a science lab
The James Monroe Scholars Program

Monroe Scholars Get an Early Jump on Research: Thanks to private support for the Monroe Scholars Program, a W&M freshman designed an international research project and sustained and extended it with summer research funding.

Laycock Center Dedicated

Football Excitement Starts Early: Funded entirely by generous private gifts, the Jimmye Laycock Football Center is convenient for football, study and camaraderie.