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W&M a Top Producer of Peace Corps Volunteers
With 21 alumni currently volunteering in countries across the globe, William & Mary is ranked 12th among medium-size colleges and universities, which includes schools with 5,000 to 15,000 undergraduates. Last year, the university was ranked 22nd.
Discounted Colonial Williamsburg Passes for Parents
Colonial Williamsburg offers a myriad of programs and special events for you to enjoy while visiting your student at William & Mary. Enhance your visit by purchasing a Collegiate Pass which grants admission to Colonial Williamsburg for a full year but is only half the price of a regular Colonial Williamsburg Annual Pass.
Psaki '00 named White House Communications Director
William & Mary alumna Jen Psaki '00 has been selected as the next White House communications director... Psaki is currently the spokesperson for the Department of State and will assume her new role April 1, replacing Jennifer Palmieri.
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Class of 2015March 2015
Senior Parent Newsletter
Dear Parents,

Spring is just around the corner and next week our students will be traveling home, serving our community, or taking a needed break from classes.  This issue of the Parent Newsletter details information on W&M and the Peace Corps, internship tips, service opportunities and more. We hope this information is useful and finds you well!

If you have any questions about the Parent & Family Council, please email us at


Michael and Trisha Nelson

Chairs of the Parent & Family Council

Parents of Cooper '16 & Shafer '19

Regional Alternative Break Works with Warriors in Transition
A Branch Out Regional alternative break trip will bring students from all classes to work alongside soldiers and volunteers at Ft Bragg, NC on a tranquility garden. Participants will contribute to this space which is a "safe haven" for soldiers who are healing from injury and illness, and their caregivers, by building up raised beds and assisting with an Easter egg hunt for children of Soldiers. In the process, they will learn about issues soldiers and veterans face in healing and recovery.
Senior Career Readiness Workshops
Is your senior student career ready? The career center is offering a series of Senior Career Readiness workshops, which cover topics including resumes, interviewing, networking and LinkedIn, the job search process, and utilizing the Tribe Careers system. A full schedule of workshops is available through Tribe Careers.
2014-2015 Orientation Area Directors Selected

Ten of the university's premier student leaders were selected by the Office of First Year Experience (FYE) to serve as Area Directors for the Fall 2015 New Student Orientation program.  The Orientation Area Director team is responsible for hiring, training, and supervising Orientation Aides (returning and new) and assist with the planning and implementation of the fall New Student Orientation Program.  As FYE student representatives, the OADs will also participate in W&M's upcoming New Student & Family Receptions alongside Parent & Family Programs, Parent & Family Giving, and the Alumni Association. 

Spend the Summer with William & Mary - In DC!

W&M's Washington Office offers a broad selection of summer courses for students spending summer 2015 in the DC area.

  • Take 1-3 credit courses taught by W&M professors
  • Fulfill GERs and major/minor requirements
  • Attend class in late afternoons and evenings at our Dupont Circle office
  • Open to current/newly admitted undergraduates, alumni, visiting students, and NVCC students
  • Tuition starts at $350/credit hour!
Residence Life
The W&M Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary is pleased to announce its newest inductees for Spring 2015. Membership is restricted to the top 1% of campus leaders and members are considered the top 1% of residence hall leaders across the nation. Congratulations to:

Julia Zuercher
Samantha Bass
Zack Manley
Lauren Dybel

Anna Iglesias

Madison Kozoyed

Brad Meirs (Honorary Member)

Study Abroad Career Workshop - March 19th
Has your student studied abroad during his or her time at W&M? The Global Education Office and the Cohen Career Center will be joining forces for a Study Abroad Career Workshop on Thursday, March 19th from 12:00-1:30pm in the York Room (Sadler Center). The workshop will help students integrate skills learned from studying abroad into the resume and interview process.

The Senior Class Gift Committee at the College aims to educate seniors about the importance of giving and the impact of their gifts on the College. Senior Class Gift involves seniors in the process of building a culture of philanthropy by empowering them to serve as ambassadors and advocates for the College.

To date, only 19% of senior parents have made a gift this year as compared to 42% of senior students. As a parent your support set the stage for your student's participation. Please support the Tribe today, and encourage your student to do the same!

Support the Parents Fund today!

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