These student profiles showcase the impact alumni and parent contributions have on the current students of the college.

Want to write your own profile? Profiles should include your name and class year and a brief (250-300 word) description of your experiences while at Williams. Profiles should thank Eph Alumni for their support, but the exact format is up to you! Send completed profiles to Laura Day in the Alumni Fund office.

Desiree Daring ’13

Desiree Daring '13

“Williams has presented me with countless opportunities to both enrich my community and to self-reflect. As an Eph, I have been bitten with the travel bug as I strive to save the world one country at a time. Thank you for your amazing contributions to my education.”

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Alex Manter ’13

Alex Manter

“As I reluctantly approach graduation, I cannot help but reflect on my all-too-short time at Williams. The last four years have been simply incredible, and I know they never would have been possible without the Alumni Fund and the kindness and generosity of alumni like yourself.”

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Allison Wu ’16

Allison Wu

“These are the last four years of my life when learning, both inside and outside the classroom, is my only responsibility. Thank you so much for your gift to the Alumni Fund. It’s the Eph community, with alumni like you, who make these four years some of the best of our lives.”

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Lindsay Thygesen ’14

Lindsay Thygesen

“Outside the classroom, artistic performances, sporting events, and student organizations illustrate the multifaceted nature of the typical Williams student. As an editor for the Williams Record, I not only have had the opportunity to immerse myself in the arts, sports, and news that make up campus life, but I have also had the chance to work with a great group of people that have encouraged me to grow and develop as a person.”

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Meredith Sopher ’14

Meredith Sopher

“I chose Williams in part because my dad is an alumnus and constantly waxes rhapsodic about his time here. Most of his closest friends are people he met during his first year of college. “Just wait until you get to Williams and start making friends!” my dad told me after I received my acceptance. Now that I’m an Eph, I can honestly say that my friends play a tremendous role in making my Williams experience the best ever.”

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Pat Megley ’14

Pat Megley

“I’ve begun to realize that an education is not just about one class, or even four years in one place: it is the beginning of a lifelong process of discovery that will take me in many, often unexpected, directions. That, for me, is the gift of being a student at Williams.”

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Annie Longobardo ’14

Annie Longobardo

“It was my first English class at Williams and the first day I was intimidated by the strong group of women sitting around the seminar table. But that group of thirteen women became my close friends, with all of us learning about each other and ourselves; this is one of the things I love about Williams: friendship can appear in surprising places.”

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Richard Beaton ’14

Richard Beaton

“The most amazing aspects of Williams are the opportunities outside the classroom. I’ve been lucky enough to make the football and track and field teams where I’ve bonded with my teammates and made friendships which will last long past my days here. The overwhelming feeling of acceptance and belonging makes Williams a special place to me. The professors are willing to find time to work one on one if requested and, no matter what sport it is, the coaches know your academics take priority…”

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Anna Marrs ’13

Anna Marrs

“This is the reason that Williams is and has been so special to me. Each person on campus finds a smaller community in his or her own niche, which creates strong feelings of belonging….It is these connections which make Williams such a vibrant community, of which you and I will always be a part, as these bonds and relationships transcend the four years spent in the beautiful Berkshires. Thank you. Your support helps make this place continue to be such a welcoming home and allows us each to find the place where we truly feel we belong.”

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Aimee Dennett ’13

Aimee Dennett

“My Williams education, made possible in part by your gift, will follow me through life. Thank you so much for helping Williams continue to provide amazing opportunities for my classmates and for me.”

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