The Quotable Gale: June

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

Under the sea

“My experience at William & Mary was totally professional. Going to college is about growing up and taking that next step, getting away from home, being exposed to amazing teachers, and learning to manage your own time appropriately. I think William & Mary provides that kind of experience.” –Mark Swingle ’76, director of Research and Conservation, Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Presidential moments

“This day, I believe, will go down in the long and illustrious history of the College, not as a day of achieving a financial goal that provides for the College’s future, but instead, as a day when the William & Mary family came together to say ‘yes, we care about the College, and yes, you can count on us to make William & Mary’s future even brighter than its past.’ I thank you all, each and every one of you, for making this day possible.” –Thomas Graves, former William & Mary president

Supreme Court Justice Kennedy speaks during W&M Weekend

“It was something you couldn’t get as an average tourist here in Washington. To have a Supreme Court Justice talk to you about the rule of law and to have that William & Mary connection with one of our law professors who was his clerk — it was a really unique William & Mary experience.”- Nancy Gofus ’75, William & Mary Weekend attendee

W&M Weekend: Leadership luncheon

“I was told I would never walk again. I was told I would never father children. I was told the career you wanted is over. That’s when you will find yourself. When you have everything you’ve ever wanted ripped from you — you have to decide if you will get up again.” –Michael Powell 85, D.P.S. ’02, president and CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, William & Mary Weekend speaker