Connect with other Ephs across generations and geographies through stories of what it means to be a Williams alum—and what we mean to each other.
We hope that you will take a moment to tell your own story, however you define it.
Monsie Muñoz ’09 became who she was meant to be during her time at Williams.
A brief update in the class notes section of the alumni magazine led to an outpouring of support well beyond classmates and a profound gratitude for the power of the Williams network.
Jonathan Landsman ’05 writes about his heartwarming and heartbreaking experience volunteering at a vaccination center in his hometown of Queens.
Learn how Jallicia Jolly ’14 experienced her Williams intellectual journey as an opportunity to ‘set her soul on fire’ with a foundation that has led her to research and teach on Black women’s social movements, reproductive justice and health inequities, and intersectionality and HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and Caribbean.
Coming to Williams from Saudi Arabia in the 1950s dramatically changed Al Wohabe’s perspective. Today his family honors his memory by helping Ephs explore the world.
Brian Hirshman ’06 recounts how a questioned prank was proven true during a surprising round of trivia.
Leigh Winter Martin ’99 takes us on an archival journey that showcases the “purple thread that winds through time.”
Eleven women across decades and generations are coming together to uplift women’s philanthropy at Williams.
John K. Notz Jr. ’53 recounts the ongoing influence of Williams on his life.
Experiential education changed Michael Rosenblum’s ’76 education—at Williams and beyond
After being diagnosed with breast cancer Jody Abzug’s ’88 P’21 Williams friends came together to get her through treatment and celebrate her recovery.
A year later, Dennis Kuo ’93 reflects on personal loss, Covid-19’s impact on all of us, and the fallout from the contradictions and collateral damage for years to come.
Bob Sillcox ’53 chose Williams on the advice of his older sisters.
Bicentennial Medalist Jason Hehir ’98 is a seven-time Emmy-winning director and producer whose 2020 series “The Last Dance” chronicled the Chicago Bulls dynasty and Michael Jordan’s career.
At the end of December, recent alumni and current students came together over Zoom for a Williams-themed Gingerbread Competition.
Kim Dacres ’08 and Morgan Goodwin ’08 discuss their role in founding Claiming Williams Day and explore how their experiences with student activism strengthened their friendship and informed their work as change leaders at Williams and beyond.
Jeffrey Etemad ’89 helped a new grad in her career exploration.
C David Petersen ’53 recounts a full life and his cherished Williams friendships.
Celeste Berg ’13 is grateful for Williams connections through lifelong friends, career opportunities and family members.
Joe Cruz ’91 talks Robert Frost poems, AI, and the convergence of computer science, math, english, and history into his studying and teaching of philosophy at Williams for the past 20 years.
A year later, Ann Marie Swann ’91 reflects on the challenge encountered with Covid-19 as a hospitalist and how she kept ‘moving forward.’
The son of Williams College’s first Black president of the Society of Alumni, Bicentennial Medalist Wole Coaxum ’92 left behind his managing director position at J.P. Morgan after Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, MO. That event compelled him to think about how he could leverage his Wall Street experience and contacts to address the racial wealth gap.
Karen Bowen ’86 celebrates powerful Williams connections beyond the campus.
Bicentennial Medalist Chaédria LaBouvier ’07 is the first Black curator, first Black woman, first curator of Cuban descent and first Black author of a catalogue in the Guggenheim’s 80 year history, with her exhibition, “Basquiat’s Defacement: The Untold Story.”
Andy Bader ’72 shares his lifelong commitment to running and the inspiring Eph who carries him through.
Frank Richards ’75 discovers his connection to Williams goes back to his great-grandmother.
Craig Biddle III ’53 began his time at Williams idealistic and dreamy and went on to live a life full of ministry, nature, art and gratitude.
Leila Jere ’91 reflects on her unexpected journey as a student and the extended Williams family she has encountered both as an alum and volunteer.
Kallan Wood ’10 and Chloe Brown ’10 explore place and belonging and what it meant for these West Coasters to find “their people” in a small New England college town.
One of the last students to join a fraternity, Norman Spack ’65 shares the transition to residence houses and how he brought some of the fraternity connections and traditions to the college’s new model.
Tim Hildreth ’91 shares gratitude for three of the ways Williams shaped him.
As a first-generation student and parent while at Williams, Tatiana Cruz ’11 shares her influences and journey into becoming a historian of race, gender, and social movements in modern U.S. culture with David Shakirov ’22.
Etienne Aduya ’15 shares his story as a gay, Black student athlete in the hopes that they will have a better experience than he did.
Sisters Danielle Bahr Eason ’98 and Talia Bahr Goldfarb ’94 expanded their Williams family through kinship with Abubaker Ali Ba Abbad CDE ‘17, a Yemeni student they met through Claiming Williams Day
In her own classroom, Mace Foehl ’85 shares lessons she learned from a favorite Williams professor.
Bob Whitton ’69 found what he was looking for on a college visit in the ’60s.
From growing up in Williamstown to realizing he was a sociologist on his road to becoming a professor, Shayan Moazeni ’22 chats with Rory Kramer ’03. Break-dance anyone?
Hiroko Imamura ’82, P’22, P’22 shares a path influenced by Williams experiences and connections throughout her career.
Brooks Goddard ’63 pays tribute to a favorite Williams friend.
Alex Deaderick ’15 raised $25,000 to support the racial justice movement, thanks in large part to fellow Ephs.
Daphne Lurie ’83 remembers the magic of her time at Williams.
Steve Harty ’73 shares his beliefs in the next generation of Williams College students.
Jim Blume ’63 had a friend at Williams before he set foot on campus.
Peter D. Kiernan ’75 became a best-selling author, just as his Williams professor predicted he would.
Herbert Ogden ’69 measures his life in the varied circumstances of several Williams connections.
Andy Hess’ ’62 journey to college began with an overheard conversation.
Begging for class notes is timeless…
Begging for class notes is timeless…
Begging for class notes is timeless…
A 1986 class meeting over Zoom leads to a new professional collaboration between William Leininger and Robin Flagg.
Alan Dittrich ’69 remembers the campus jobs he held during his time at Williams.
Clive Connor ’75 remembers how reaching out to the alumni network resulted in helpful advice and a delicious shared meal.
Amanda Gallagher ’90 remembers how a beloved professor insisted she take his class.
Bill Wadt ’70 credits a chemistry professor with launching him on a successful research career
Ryan Farley ’16 joined a company who valued the liberal arts education and the perks included yearly recuiting trips to Williamstown.
Greg Williams ’73 made connections in Professor Steve Lewis’ Econ 101 class far beyond the curriculum.
Gerry Kelly ’79 recounts how his Morgan East JA and basketball teammate helped make his hometown a better place for physically disabled citizens.
A child of Cuba, Bill Jaume ’77 now supports other students from his home country with his gift to financial aid.
Kerrita Mayfield ’93 and Simeon Stolzberg ’92 reminisce about the activism and community-building they took part in as students, and how it has shaped their careers.
Karen Bowen ’86 fondly recalls her time at Williams and one lasting friendship that took hold.
“Williams is a whimsical place.”
Teaching a Winter Study course was Peter McKelvey ’86’s chance to “pay it forward.” It was the chance of a lifetime.
Recalling the injustice of eight o’clock classes on Saturday morning and the deep bonds among Williams alumni.
Leigh Winter Martin ’99 tells the story of E. Kendall Gillett, Class of 1908, just one of many Ephs she has “met” through her archival research for the Bicentennial.
Hugh Germanetti ’54 recounts saying goodbye to Baxter Hall as part of his class’s 50th reunion celebration.
Kennedy Richardson ’71 turned the study of physics into a career managing an equity fund, always connecting his work back to lessons learned at Williams.
Kate Leonard Hood ’03 learned an important life lesson thanks to Williams coach, Alix Barrale ’93.
Teaching a Winter Study course in January 2009 set Amy Whitaker ’96 on her path as a middle-of-career college professor.
Laura Moberg Lavoie’s fellow 1999 classmate taught her doctor HOW to be a doctor. And then this doctor went on to deliver her child and save both of their lives.
Tempted to get those purple boots? How about finding an Ephlats record at your local antique store? Did you keep that Winter Carnival jamboree poster? Explore what else fellow Ephs have been up to.
A letter from Melinda Kan-Dapaah ’20 to her classmates.
This fall, Laurie Bennett ’99 posed the question, “Is there anyone else in the ‘I’m a loser’ Eph club?” in the “You Know You Went to Williams If…” Facebook group. The response was overwhelming.
Pat Bassett ’70 reminds us to “Keep Calm and Carry On.”
A reaction to the Williams Marching Band as one of endearment, and other Eph musings by Rob Farnham ’71.
Williams Alumni report meeting up in some unusual places, and that includes Josh Burson ’01 and fellow Eph carillonneurs.
A fellow Eph completely changed the course of Kate Stone Lombardi ’78’s career, but she didn’t find out about it until 40 years later.
In 1983, Carol Buck Whitehead ’78 sent off her first small check to the Alumni Fund, and it marked the start of a lifelong friendship.
For a few weeks each January, Rob Wittenmyer ’98 goes back in time with playlist.
Robert Kent ’84 fondly remembers the impact Clara and David Park had on his time at Williams.
Pinsi Lei ’12 recounts the moment she learned she was accepted into Williams.
Adam Grogg ’04 has become “that alum.”
Thomasin Jean Berry ’73 writes about her experience being among some of the first female students at Williams.
1999 teammates Matt Sigrist and John Berry-Candelario discuss how they continue to feel connected to their alma mater since graduating.