Elkie Vandenbeemt

M.Ed. Student, Higher Education Administration


Elkie is a first year master's student in the EPPL Higher Education program, and a graduate assistant for international programming. She also serves on the School of Education Honor Council.

"I have been coming to Williamsburg my entire life because both of my parents went to graduate school here, so I already knew how much I loved this town and could really picture myself living here. When I visited W&M, everyone I met was so friendly and welcoming. It made my decision very easy. This is such a wonderful community of people, and I am given great resources to achieve all of my future career goals. I know this is an environment where I will continue to grow professionally and personally. I first became interested in higher education when I was in college after an incredible experience working in the admissions office, so I am really interested in working in admissions, but am also interested in first-year orientation and international students and scholars programs.”

Feel free to email Elkie if you want to learn more about her perspectives on the program.