The Quotable Gale: April

Here is an end-of-month roundup of some of our favorite posts and quotes from April:


Branch out

“When we sleep 10 people in cots and mosquito nets in one room, using buckets to shower and latrines to go to the bathroom, doing 6-8 hours of manual labor every day, that is when it hits us, and we can truly start to empathize, to understand, and to see with our own eyes why we are doing what we are doing. This trip is, without any doubt in my mind, the best thing I have done in my four years at William & Mary.” -Sammy Smeaton’s ’16, Branch Out alternative break participant


W&M Weekend: Ginny Carr ’75

"All W&M alumni know what a unique experience it is to have been educated at a college so important to our nation’s history. The older we get, the more we reflect with pride on having been part of a community of such high learning standards and achievement, so central to the founding fathers’ aspirations for our nation. I became a lifelong history geek just by being immersed in that culture! W&M instilled in me a passion for learning, and it makes sense that I ended up at the federal institution that represents the pinnacle of lifelong learning: the Library of Congress." -Ginny Carr ’75, instructional specialist, Library of Congress


Women's Leadership Summit

“The energy in the building was remarkable. As a finance professor, I found it especially thrilling to see all-female teams competing from across the country given that collegiate competitions typically are dominated by male competitors." -Julie Agnew, director of the Boehly Center for Excellence in Finance, co-founder of WLS and co-advisor to William & Mary’s chapter of Smart Woman Securities


W&M makes history

“One Tribe One Day was victorious for many reasons but what really stood out was the fact that the Tribe community rallied together like never before. Thanks to the remarkable outpouring of support and the dedication of all our loyal volunteers and donors, our iconic institution can continue to raise its level of excellence in the classroom and on the field.” -Matthew T. Lambert ’99, vice president for University Advancement


W&M Weekend: Charles Fulcher ’99

"As a member of the Spotswood Society, and also a building proctor, I had the privilege of sharing our beloved Wren with visitors from around the world. I found great joy walking alongside visitors, helping them experience something of that living, breathing building. My goal was always to help them feel welcomed, to better understand the College and to find something in the building that surprised them. That was where William & Mary showed me the potential of a lifelong journey — the joy of helping connect the public with historic, cultural sites." -Charles Fulcher ’99, director of Visitor Programs at Washington National Catherdral