Green & Gold & Thankful

After graduation, William and Mary people go on to do a lot of different things in a lot of different places. Here’s a slice:

  • Me '11, Hayley Rushing '11, Bailey Thomson '10, Michael Tsidulko '11

    Me: Well you all know I’m pursuing a masters degree at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland in socio-political linguistics and critical discourse analysis in American political campaigning.

  • Hayley Rushing ’11: Is pursuing her MLitt in Playwriting and Dramaturgy at the University of Glasgow in Scotland; she’s the one with the W&M scarf on.
  • Bailey Thomson ’10: Is fulfilling her commitment to Teach for America as a member of the San Francisco Bay Area Corps, teaching 3rd grade math to underprivileged youth for Rocketship Education.
  • Michael Tsidulko ’11: Is fulfilling a Fulbright Scholarship in south-central Bulgaria as an English Teaching Assistant in the town of Dimitrovgrad (or Димитровград if you prefer).

We’re all a long way from the College, and from one another. But that’s never really stopped William & Mary people.

This Thanksgiving was going to be the first time in my life that I’ve been out of the United States, without family, for one of my favorite holidays. So Bailey and Michael came up with a novel idea – they’d bring a bit of my Tribe family to Scotland so I didn’t have to be alone.

Bailey flew from San Francisco and Michael from Sofia so I wouldn’t be without family for Thanksgiving.

As a result, I had one of the most incredible Thanksgivings I will probably ever experience.

From different continents, career paths, fields of study and graduation years – William & Mary binds you.

I’m aware now, more than ever, that my Tribe is a family 90,000 strong.

That’s tens of thousands of reasons to be thankful.


Bailey '10 dons a W&M Griffin hood.

College pennant in my flat in Edinburgh

Green & Gold

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