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20th Anniversary Video Series

Join us for a chronological walk through the W&M Washington Center, starting with the beginning, through the present and looking forward to the future. Videos will be released monthly through December 2021.

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January: 20 Years in the Making

Watch Vice Provost Ann Marie Stock and Inaugural W&M Washington Office Director Susan Wayland as they discuss the early days of the Center. 


February: Focus on Faculty

Without our amazing faculty members, the W&M Washington Center wouldn't be able to offer such rewarding experiences to W&M students. Hear from the first two Study in D.C. professors: 

  • Chris Nemacheck, Department of Government
  • Anne Rasmussen, Department of Music


March: Students in the Real World

The first step toward a career is getting your foot in the door. Here's what our internship program offers to both students and the employers who hire them. Hear from Casey MacLean 18, a Study in D.C. alumna, on her internship experience, and Nicole Lynn Lewis 03 on the importance of providing internships. 


April: Onwards and Upwards

Take a look back at how the W&M Washington Center has grown with Drew Stelljes Ph.D. '07. 



May: A Mentor to Remember

Over the years, many W&M alumni have served as mentors to students studying in D.C. In the first video, hear from Gay Hee Lee '99 and Olivia Yang '20 as they discuss what made their mentor/mentee relationship so rewarding! In the second video, listen as Jeffrey Trammell '73 moderates a discussion with Gay and Olivia in a special feature video!



June: Spending a Summer With the W&M Washington Center

Speakers, site visits and life in the city! Hear from former D.C. Summer Institutes students Kayla Sharpe ’17, Madeline Bielski ’17 and Katie Sharp ’14‚ who participated in our most intensive programs. 


July: Fun in the City

D.C. is a great place to work and play. Hear from former D.C. Summer Institutes students JD Nichols ’20, Julia Carlson ’20 and Will Elkins ’20 as they tell us about their favorite memories outside of the classroom.



August: Meet the Washington Center Advisory Board

Meet the dedicated board members who engage with and guide the Center into the next 20 years. Listen to Molly Wolff '98, Scott Wilkinson '94, M.B.A. '99, Kalya Sharpe '07, and Colin Danly '15 discuss their thoughts and memories of the board.


September: A New Semester Program

Learn more about the redesigned D.C. Semester Program with former semester program manager Rhys Tucker '14.



October: Fundraising

Learn more about the W&M Washington Center fundraising efforts!

Video link coming October 2021

November: A Culture of Collaboration

The Washington Center is proud to work with numerous campus partners in Williamsburg and Washington!

Video link coming November 2021

December: 2022 and Beyond

We sit down with the people who are leading the W&M Washington Center into the future.

Video link coming December 2021