Fall 2015 Issue

News Briefs

By W&M Alumni Magazine


Beginning next fall, the William & Mary Master of Public Policy Program will offer an international development and policy track in addition to its existing domestic policy offerings. The new program was officially launched at a special event in Washington, D.C. in July. “Broadening the scope of this program will allow us to better prepare our students for careers in public policy formulation and evaluation,” said Sarah Stafford, director of the Public Policy Program.



Runner Emily Stites ’16 finished third in the nation in the 10,000m at the track and field NCAA Championships in June. Stites, who was running in her seventh-straight NCAA finals dating back over the last three years, finished in 33:26.15, for the sixth-fastest time in school history; Stites now has four of those top six races, and is just the third woman in school history to finish in the top three at national collegiate championships. She also earned first-team All-American honors, her program-record seventh All-America title, and is just the sixth W&M athlete to earn All-America honors in three different seasons in one school year.