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.

  • Zijie Zhu ’17

    My name is Zijie Zhu, and I am a member of the Class of 2017 from Shanghai, China. I am a freshman, but the experiences I’ve had here promise me four wonderful years. Before Williams, I did not know how to photograph performances or climb a rock wall. But beyond...

  • Bill Zito ’16

    Thank you for every opportunity to challenge myself, every snippet of information I’ve learned, and most of all for every professor, staff member, and friend I’ve met here. My name is Bill Zito and I’m a sophomore from Severna Park, Maryland, but Williams is my home.
    Starting as a...

  • Brian Jones ’16

    My name is Bryan Jones. I am a prospective Statistics and Economics major of the Class of 2016 at Williams and want to say thank you for your contribution to the Alumni Fund, which enhances the education of current and future Ephs.

    Born and raised in the warm weather of...

  • Allison Wu ’16

    My name is Allison Wu, and I am a member of the Class of 2016 from Newton, Massachusetts. I wrote a thank you note to Eph alumni last year as a freshman to express my thanks for contributing to the Alumni Fund and thus the Williams experience, and I’m writing...

  • Loc Le

    My name is Loc Le from Hanoi, Vietnam and I am a graduate fellow of The Center for Development Economics (CDE), Class of 2014. I am writing to extend my thanks for your gift to the Alumni Fund. Your contribution plays an important role in funding what makes Williams unique....

  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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."
  • 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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