Kimberly Hadaway ’21

Thank you! These two words cannot fully express the extent of my gratitude towards you and your wonderful gift to Williams. Traveling from Dallas, Georgia, I visited Williams during the fall of my senior year of high school. Within minutes of stepping onto Williams’ campus, I fell in love and knew should I be offered admission that for the next four years, I would call Williams home.

My name is Kimberly Hadaway. As a member of the Class of 2021, I am a potential mathematics and chemistry double major. I have had many “firsts” at Williams. I have been to the Top of the World, seen a concert at Tanglewood, eaten (part of) a Vermonster, skied, worked in a research lab, quilted for Winter Study, and lived on a boat at Mystic, Conn. Each of these adventures has taught me something about Williams, my peers, or myself.

As a first-gen student, not only do I have a community of others from similar backgrounds who support me, but I have found other places and groups full of support: the Gospel Choir, the Math & Science Resource Center, and my entry to name a few. Much of my time here I have engaged with my off-campus neighbors as well, working with groups like Lehman Community Engagement. The purple bubble has become a home away from home and I feel con dent that the opportunities I have been afforded as a result of your munificence will not be wasted.

Hopefully I have given you a sense of why “thank you” could never convey the amazing impact your generosity has had on my life or how the many experiences your generosity continues to provide are shaping the rest of my life. Thank you.


Kimberly Hadaway ’21


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