Current Students

Learn about the program firsthand from some of our current students

For the bold

Master's Students


Briana Colon

"Within the EPPL Higher Education Program, I find it valuable to apply theory and lessons in class to my professional graduate assistantship. This element of the program makes coursework especially applicable and relevant while simultaneously engaged in a professional setting." 
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Adam Sylvain

"I had such a great college experience and felt a growing desire to support students making that transition and to learn more about the structure and function of higher education. My years spent teaching helped clarify a clear passion for education and once I started investigating different programs, William & Mary jumped out at me as a clear fit. As the second oldest institution in the nation, studying Higher Education in an environment steeped in rich history and tradition was a definite draw. "

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Christopher Markiewicz

“While exploring graduate programs, the unique research being undertaken by faculty here in the Higher Education program was what originally piqued my interest. Upon visiting, I really got the sense that the faculty here are committed not only to research and teaching, but also to making connections between students and ensuring that any academic or extracurricular interest a student has is met with the appropriate resource, opportunity, or point of contact."

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Doctoral Students


Amanda Armstrong
"From first viewing William & Mary’s mission and purpose, to visiting the beautiful and historic campus, I knew this was a place that would offer supportive faculty, opportunities for challenge and growth, and a stimulating learning environment."
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Toni Gay
"As my family and I planned to return to the Historic Triangle area after my Connecticut assignment, William & Mary was the natural choice for me given its location, history, reputation, and the stellar School of Education where the faculty is top notch."
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Anthony Siradakis 

“William & Mary School of Education exemplifies distinction and class. Having applied to nearly a dozen doctoral programs, from New York to California, Florida and Michigan, I was thoroughly impressed with the hospitality, expertise, and the willingness of faculty and staff to go above and beyond assisting students with their goals and ambitions."
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Johann Ducharme 
"I chose the Higher Education program at William & Mary, over other Ph.D. programs, for the numerous opportunities to get involved on-campus and with the School of Education. My W&M admissions experience was full of generous hospitality, making it easy to decide on joining an incredible community of scholars. A recommendation for those seeking their Ph.D.: connect with the W&M faculty as early as you can.

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M. Amanda Johnson
 "I applied to WM’s program because of the college’s and school of education’s prestige. However, after having met with the faculty and felt their enthusiasm for the students and the program, I knew it was the place I wanted to be!" 
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Jamison Miller
"I chose the higher education program at William & Mary because of the faculty's support and enthusiasm for diverse topics and approaches to research."
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Yi Hao

"At first, I was a bit uncertain if this would be a good fit for me. After working with my cohort which is a brilliant group of talents and the faculty and staff members who are extremely devoted to what they do and always willing to help students, I am so glad that I chose William & Mary. Now that I really feel School of Education is where I belong."

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Erin Wojtkun 

"My experiences being and working with student-athletes left me determined to become an athletic administrator that can make an impact on student-athletes lives. Being at William & Mary is offering me the opportunity to learn from the great professors and my peers.  The deep conversations we engage in allows me to think about views I had not previously thought about."

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