My name is Aimee Dennett and I am a member of the Class of 2013 at Williams. Thank you for your gift to the Alumni Fund. I know that without alumni support many of the opportunities that make this college so exceptional would not be available.
In addition to saying thank you, I would like to share with you a little about my experiences at Williams and about myself.
I came to Williams from Highlands Ranch, CO, a somewhat large suburb about 20 miles south of Denver. I went to a public high school where almost no one had heard of Williams College or any other schools in New England.
I am currently the captain of the women’s varsity ice hockey team, which is in part how I came to know Williams. My older sister also played ice hockey—but for the Amherst Lord Jeffs. It is a small coincidence that I chose to go to my sister’s rival school; however, I ultimately decided to attend Williams because of the academic reputation, the gorgeous campus, and the overall friendly demeanor of the people.
I am majoring in Political Science with a concentration in Leadership Studies in Foreign Policy. My first professor at Williams, Justin Crowe, inspired me to pursue this major with his captivating seminar classes. My most memorable classroom experience to date was during the first day of his introduction course my freshman year, where he illustrated how politics affects everything—even LeBron James’ decision to play for Miami. Through my major I was able to intern at MSNBC’s Morning Joe the summer after my sophomore year, which helped me understand how American politics are represented in the media.
Outside the classroom, I enjoy video production and reading about cinematic history. I was a Junior Advisor and thoroughly enjoyed my experience living with and mentoring first-year students. I am also a co-founder of the Williams College chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society, which brings foreign policy experts on campus to debate about controversial topics. Our most successful event thus far provided very interesting discourse regarding America’s relationship with Israel and influence in the Middle East.
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.
Aimee Dennett ’13