College of William and Mary--Alumni and alumnae--Interviews

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Andrew Ojeda, W&M Class of 2012

Andrew Ojeda arrived at William & Mary in 2008. During his time at William & Mary, Ojeda worked as a research assistant and fellow on the Lemon Project, a research initiative on the College’s role in perpetuating slavery and racial discrimination. Additionally, he was involved with Alma Mater Productions and a sitcom called Ghostburg on William & Mary TV.

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Audra Mallow, W&M Class of 1990

Audra Mallow arrived at William & Mary in 1986. During her time at William & Mary, she participated in Chi Omega, the Ski Club, Student Alumni Council, Intramurals, the Swimming Club, and Study Abroad.

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Audra Mallow, W&M Class of 1990

Audra Mallow arrived at William & Mary in 1986. During her time at William & Mary, she participated in Chi Omega, the Ski Club, Student Alumni Council, Intramurals, the Swimming Club, and Study Abroad. She was also a member of the Women’s Swimming and Diving team her freshman year.

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Betty Miller, W&M Class of 1949

Betty Miller arrived at William & Mary in 1945. During her time at William & Mary, she participated in Pi Beta Phi.

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Beverly Thompson, W&M Class of 1999

Beverly Thompson arrived at William & Mary in 1994, four years after graduating from the University of Central Florida with a Master’s degree in Computer Science. In her five years at the College, Thompson forged lasting relationships with faculty and completed a dissertation as a part of her program.

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Brooke Weinmann, W&M Class of 1979

Brooke Weinmann arrived at William & Mary in 1975. During her time at William & Mary, she participated in Kappa Kappa Gamma, the Honor Council, the Washington Program, and Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society.

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Cam Walker, W&M Class of 1964

Cam Walker arrived at William & Mary in 1960. During her time as a student, she participated in the Women’s Dorm Association, Kappa Alpha Theta, the Mermettes, and Colonial Echo. She was also named to Mortar Board and Phi Beta Kappa.

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Carolyn Hines, W&M Class of 1972, 1978

Carolyn Hines arrived at William & Mary in 1970, earning a Master of Education and a Doctorate of Education by 1978. During her time at William & Mary she participated in the Black Students Organization, the Graduate Student Association, W&M Theater, and Delta Sigma Theta. She also served as a Board of Visitors Liaison and was involved with the Williamsburg Area Women’s Center.

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Connie Swiner III, W&M Class of 1981

Connie Swiner III arrived at William & Mary in 1977. During his time at William & Mary he served as the President of Alpha Phi Alpha, and was a member of the Biology Club, Ebony Expressions, the Black Students Organization, and the Affirmative Action Committee. 

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Connie Swiner, W&M Class of 1981

Connie Swiner III arrived at William & Mary in 1977. During his time at William & Mary he served as the President of Alpha Phi Alpha, and was a member of the Biology Club, Ebony Expressions, the Black Students Organization, and the Affirmative Action Committee.

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Earl Granger, III, W&M Class of 1992

Earl T. Granger III arrived at William & Mary in 1988. During his time at William & Mary he participated in theatre, was a President’s Aide, an Admissions tour guide, and served as the President of the Black Students Organization. 

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Earl T. Granger III, W&M Class of 1992

Earl T. Granger III arrived at William & Mary in 1988. During his time at William & Mary he participated in theatre, was a President’s Aide, an Admissions tour guide, and served as the President of the Black Students Organization. 

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Fran Engoron, W&M Class of 1970

Fran Engoron arrived at William & Mary in 1966. During her time at William & Mary, she participated in the Colonial Echo and intramurals. She was also involved in the Newman Society, Alpha Kappa Delta sociology honor society, the Catholic Student Association, and Gamma Phi Beta.

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Glenne Hines Harding, W&M Class of 1965

Arriving at William & Mary in 1961, Glenne participated in Kappa Delta, the Panhellenic Council, the Psychology Club, Orchestra, the Canterbury Club, Dorm Council, W&M Theater, and the Pep Club.

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Hays Thomas Watkins, Jr., BOV Member, Rector, and W&M Honorary Alumnus 1982

Hays Thomas Watkins, II. served as a member of the Board of Visitors from 1984 to 1993 and served as Rector from 1987 to 1993. He is an Honorary Alumnus of the William & Mary Class of 1982.

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Henretta Band, W&M Class of 1954

Henretta Trent Band arrived at William & Mary in 1950. During her time at William & Mary, she was a member of the Baptist Student Union, German House, and Delta Delta Delta. She additionally participated in the Biology Club, Backdrop Club, and Orchesis. Band also spent a year abroad through a program with Exeter University.

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Hulon Willis, Jr., W&M Class of 1977

Hulon Willis, Jr. arrived at William & Mary in 1973, a little of two decades after his father, Hulon Willis, Sr. became the first African American student to attend the College. During his time at William & Mary, Willis, Jr. participated in the Student Association, the Baptist Student Union, the Judo & Karate Club, and the Black Students Organization. He was also a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon.

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Janet Brown Strafer, Karen Ely, & Lynn Briley, W&M Class of 1971

Janet Brown Strafer arrived at William & Mary in 1967 as part of the first cohort of African Americans in Residence.

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Janet Brown Strafer, Karen Ely, & Lynn Briley, W&M Class of 1971

University Archivist Kim Sims interviews Janet Brown Strafer, Karen Ely, and Lynn Briley, Class of 1971 and the first African-American students in residence at William & Mary. Recorded in the Pollard Room of the Alumni House on the campus of the College of William and Mary on March 19, 2016.

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Jean Bruce, W&M Class of 1949

During her time at William & Mary, Jean participated in Kappa Kappa Gamma, the Student Association, the Women’s Student Cooperative Government Association’s Judicial Committee, the YMCA, and German Club.