We Admit It! We enjoy the lead-up to the annual deans vs. Senior Interviewers kickball match. We enjoy winning the match even more (which this year we did – for those of you keeping score at home that brings the deans’ all-time record to 7-3). What we really enjoy however is the camaraderie of good colleagues and friends. Kickball is a good time; a really good time. And it’s a great example of the sense of community that exists on the W&M campus.
Community is a W&M buzz word. It’s why students and staff love being a part of this campus. There’s a sense of belonging here, of friendship, of support for one another. On this campus we bring together a wonderfully diverse, intelligent, talented, thoughtful, engaged, truly nice group of people who care about something greater than themselves and who are eager to participate in all that W&M has to offer. This sense of community pervades all aspects of campus from the top administrators to the newest students on campus. It’s a community that takes what it does seriously, but doesn’t take itself too seriously (as evidenced by last week’s kickball antics). It’s a community that lacks traditional hierarchy, boundaries and cliques. The annual deans vs. Senior Interviewers kickball match is a small but important symbol of what the W&M community is all about: good people having a great time on an amazing campus.
And one more time for good measure, #teamdeans = victorious!
Wendy Livingston ’03, M.Ed. ‘09
Associate Dean of Admission