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Weekly WMSURE Workshops

WMSURE offers weekly workshops that include one-on-one and small group advising for students. These sessions are every Wednesday at 4:30 PM at SWEM Library, Ford classroom, starting September 1st.

Our upcoming events are listed on the Events Calendar.

Fall 2021 Workshops

The Fall 2021 workshops will focus on a college success theme each week. Topics to be discussed include Navigating College, Managing the Fall Semester, Campus resources, WMSURE Abroad, and WMSURE in the Community. The workshops will be facilitated by professors and experts representing various schools and departments across campus.

Students and faculty are welcome at all of our events. Please contact co-directors Prof. Iyabo Osiapem,, and Prof. Katherine Barko-Alva,, for more information. Also, see for a description of our program, resources for students, and office hours.

Face masks are required at all WMSURE events.

Date Workshop Description



September 1, 2021





Welcome to WMSURE 

Meet the program Co-Directors, Associate Director, Faculty Fellows, Student Fellows, Graduate Assistant, and your WMSURE Scholars cohort. We will discuss the mission of the program, your goals for the year, and let you know of any upcoming events. 


RSVP here.




September 15, 2021

A Conversation with WMSURE Alumni 

Ifeoma Ayika '21 (DEI Advocate, Tech Enthusiast, Sunlight Project Co-Founder)

Nathanael Paige '18 (Deloitte Business Analyst)

Brian Anyakoha '18 (Medical School)

Moesha Parson '21 (Meharry Medical College)

Navigating College

Guest Speaker:

Prof. Cheryl Dickter

RSVP here.

September 22, 2021 


 Managing the Fall Semester

Guest Speaker:

Prof. Janise Parker, WMSURE Faculty Fellow


RSVP here. 

September 29, 2021

 Campus Resources


Wilmarie Rodriguez, Ph.D. (Vice Dean for Student Success and Director of Academic Enrichment Programs)

Carina Sudarsky-Gleiser, Ph.D. (Director, W&M Counseling Center)

Shene Owens (Associate Director , Center for Student Diversity)

Claire Forbes (Assistant Director of Academic Enrichment Programs)

 RSVP here.

October 6, 2021

Getting to Know You: WMSURE Students

Summer research reports from funded students. Come hear about the exciting research taking place on campus.

RSVP here.
October 13, 2021

Being a Happy, Healthy Student

Hosted by WMSURE Student Fellows:

Andres Bencomo-Magana '22

Camry Claude '22

Tracey Ampaw '23

Ava Roberts '24

RSVP here.
October 27, 2021

Getting to Know WMSURE Faculty Fellows

Hosted by WMSURE Faculty Fellows:

Prof.  Vivian Hamilton (W&M School of Law)

Prof. Janise Parker (W&M School of Education)

Prof. Simon Stow (Government and American Studies)

Prof. Adrian Bravo (Psychological Studies)

Prof. Amy Xia (Mason School of Business)

Prof. Faraz Sheikh (Religious Studies)

RSVP here.
November 3, 2021


Join us for a discussion on study abroad and international opportunities.

Guest Speaker:

Nasha Lewis (Assistant Director for Global Education)

RSVP here.
November 10, 2021

WMSURE in the Community

This workshop will focus on community-based research and why it's mutually beneficial for both the university and local constituents. 

RSVP here.
November 17, 2021

Professional Development

Explore resume building, how to use social media professionally, and interviewing for success.

RSVP here.
December 1, 2021

Your Life on Purpose

This workshop will give you the tools to help you know yourself better, identify your values and what matters to you, and show you how to use this knowledge to transform your life. 

Guest Speaker:

Kelly Crace, Ph.D. (Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness; Director of the Center for Mindfulness and Authentic Excellence)

RSVP here.
December 8, 2021 End of Year Celebration! RSVP here.