The Quotable Gale

In case you missed it, the William & Mary Alumni Association launched a new blog on Jan. 11. Here is an end-of-month roundup of some of our favorite posts and quotes. Visit the Gale homepage to read more.

A new blog for a new year

“While you ‘hark upon The Gale,’ we hope that you’ll really feel the thunder of our chorus and take pleasure in reading all the amazing stories our community has to tell. Hopefully, you’ll come across something that inspires you, opens your mind, makes you think or makes you smile. Most of all, we hope The Gale will deepen your relationship with the school we care so much about. The Gale is just another way that the Alumni Association is investing in creating lifetime connections with you.” -Marilyn Midyette ’75

Curtis Pride ’90 is MLB’s Ambassador for Inclusion

“My role will be to help MLB make the game better and more enjoyable for everyone, from the players to the fans. I will serve as a resource for people in MLB who may have issues related to disabilities. I will also provide guidance and assistance in MLB’s efforts to ensure that there is inclusion in the workplace. It’s an honor to be appointed as Ambassador for Inclusion.” -Curtis Pride ’90

Travel with your Tribe

“My most favorite alumni trip was a safari in Kenya — seeing all the animals up close but not in a cage like at the zoo was extraordinary; we followed them off-road.” -Betsy Anderson ’70

A day of service

“It is always eye opening to see what the needs are in the community because much of the time I am stuck in the campus bubble. I am also always surprised by the other W&M student volunteers and how passionate they are about making positive change.” -Hallie Westlund ’16

Growing tomorrow

“Over my 20-year-career, I find that many people are very willing to be offended, even argumentative, asking, ‘Why is organic food so expensive?’ Isn’t it more useful to answer the question right in front of us: ‘Why is the vast majority of our food so cheap?’” -Forrest Pritchard ’96

Tribe goalie headed for the pros

“Our team really took the phrase ‘One Tribe One Family’ to heart, therefore I will miss the unconditional acceptance of teammates more than anything else. We are each other’s family, sisters, bridesmaids, best friends and more. We will always keep in touch, but the togetherness we had in college will never be the same and I will miss that dearly.” -Caroline Casey ’16