As an integral part of the William & Mary Alumni Association, the Crim Dell Association is William & Mary’s identity group representing alumni dedicated to expanding the freedom to love and express gender and sexual identity. Our mission is to cultivate a vibrant community, expand opportunities for current LGBTQ+ students and allies and maintain a strong connection with the university.
Congratulations to the inaugural Crim Dell Alumni Advisory Board members! Thanks to the foundational work led by the Crim Dell Leadership Circle from 2019 – 2022, the 13-person board will uphold and accomplish the mission, vision and goals of the Crim Dell Association.
Exciting news for William & Mary: The university moved from a 4.0 to a 4.5 out of 5 on the National Campus Pride Index in 2023!
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Crim Dell Association Book Talk with Rebecca Makkai
Originally aired March 16, 2022
Award-winning author Rebecca Makkai hosted a virtual author’s talk about her novel, “The Great Believers.” Based in Chicago in the 1980s, the book centers on the AIDS epidemic. This story of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, and has received critical acclaim including the ALA Carnegie Medal, the Chicago Review of Books Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
Building Community in the Workplace
Originally aired March 3, 2022
Presented by Erika Moritsugu ’94, S. Douglas Bunch ’02, J.D. ’06, Nina Cavazos ’13, Rita Sampson ’89 and Amandeep Sidhu ’00
What does it mean to bring your whole and authentic self to work? How does diversity strengthen community in a workplace? Watch introductory remarks by alumna Erika Moritsugu ’94, senior executive in U.S. Government, followed by a discussion moderated by Erika with W&M alumni S. Douglas Bunch ’02, J.D. ’06, partner at Cohen Milstein and chairman of Global Playground, Nina Cavazos ’13, director of corporate relations at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Rita Sampson ’89, senior executive in U.S. Government, and Amandeep Sidhu ’00, partner at Winston & Strawn and co-founder of the Sikh Coalition.
Swem Archives Special Collections Presentation
Originally aired June 8, 2021
Virtual presentation from W&M staff about the W&M GALA collection in Swem Library’s Special Collections, with an opportunity for Q&A throughout the presentation. In honor of the 35th anniversary of W&M GALA, an indepedent nonprofit that became the foundation of the Crim Dell Association, representatives from Swem's Archives and William & Mary faculty, staff and alumni reflected on the history of GALA and its outstanding impact on the university.
GALA Leaders Panel
Originally aired June 15, 2021
A panel with leaders from GALA; Wayne Curtis ’82 as moderator, Michael Pemberton ’85 and Professor George Greenia as panelists
William & Mary alumnus, Joe Carlin '78, M.B.A. '80 created a tool to assist W&M alumni in negotiating the complexities of their identities. The Identity Matrix, as he so aptly named the exercise, is a great opportunity to uncover and reflect on how your identities have developed and will continue to develop over the course of your lifetime. Please watch Joe's short introductory video before completing the identity matrix at your leisure!
Created February 2022 on behalf of the W&M Latinx alumni community
William & Mary celebrated the Asian Centennial commemorating the admission of Chen Pu-Kao '23, the first student from Asia, and celebrated the contribution of the preceding generations of students of Asian, Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern descent during the 2021 - 2022 academic year. This auspicious milestone allowed us to reflect on the onset of inclusion amidst the overwhelming exclusion of African Americans from matriculating in the university.
Does your company or organization have opportunities that would be perfect for William & Mary alumni? Are you willing to give career advice or are you embarking on a new career journey? If so, use William & Mary Alumni Professional Networks to connect with the One Tribe One Network community!
William & Mary has a growing network of alumni volunteers who remember their W&M undergraduate experiences fondly and want to help with the college admission process for prospective William & Mary students. Whether you were a first-generation student or a member of a legacy family, we hope you will join us! Have a high-school student of your own? Check out the resources offered by the W&M Alumni Association to help with the college admission process.
Stay connected and in the know about upcoming events.
Come home to William & Mary for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2023. Alongside a variety of events, we will also celebrate reunions for classes with class years ending in 3 and 8 (50th reunions are celebrated during Traditions Weekend in April).
The William & Mary Crim Dell LGBTQ+ Alumni Advisory Board invites LGBTQ+ alums, students, and friends to join us for our Homecoming 2023 reception in the Alumni House!
- LGBTQ+ Operating Fund For Alumni Engagement: This fund supports alumni events and programming that promote inclusion of the LGBTQ+ alumni community.