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Eleanor Magee

Class of 1993
Major/Minor: Political Science

My favorite college memory is ringing the Victory Bell after wins during my student-athlete and coaching career. It is traditions such as this one that make WAC unique and special.

How has your liberal arts education influenced you? How do you apply your LAE in your current career?

My liberal arts education was more than just what I learned formally in a class room. It included all my experiential learning, extra-curricular and athletic activities that made me into the professional I am today. I remember taking Accounting pass fail during my senior year, second semester with Dr. Scout. Just that small exposure to this important fiscal responsibility as a business owner has helped me develop important business operation skills that are definitely outside my comfort zone.

Who was your favorite faculty/staff member? Story?

From my days as a student-athlete, I have many favorite faculty/staff members. A few that come to mind are: Dr. An, Dr. Premo, Alice Goodfellow, Vicky Sawyer, Judie and Dennis Berry, and Bill and Nancy Marsey.

From my days as an employee of the college, I also have many favorite faculty/staff members. A few that come to mind are: Dr. Creegan, President John Toll, Barbara Heck, Sarah Feyerherm and Kristina Henry (both of whom where in my wedding).

A favorite story would be from my wedding and cutting the rug with Dr. Toll on the dance floor. He was like family and I think many of us can say that most faculty and staff become like family to us.

What is your favorite Washington College memory?

My favorite college memory is ringing the Victory Bell after wins during my student-athlete and coaching career. It is traditions such as this one that make WAC unique and special.

Did your Senior Capstone Experience (or thesis project) have a major influence on your future career or your personal growth? If so, please explain what your SCE entailed and how it influenced who or where you are today. Internships, fellowships, Society of Junior Fellows projects, etc.?

I spent the summer of 1992 as an Intern at the White House. I worked in the Office of Political Affairs. It was from this experience that I gained interest in the Executive Branch of government so my Thesis was on how this branch had changed since FDR. I am proud that I was selected for this internship and remember being so close in proximity to the Leader of the Free World at the time, George H. W. Bush, “41” whom I have had the pleasure of meeting several times. I respect him very much.

Campus Involvement
  • Resident Assistant
  • Student Government Association
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Student-Athlete
Current Involvement:

She volunteers for WC, Rotary Club of Easton; National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, Eastern Shore; Radcliffe Creek School; Garrison Forest School; Wye River Upper School; the Maryland Historical Society; and the Waterfowl Festival. 

Graduate School:

Goucher College, Masters Degree in Education with a concentration in Athletic Administration and Coaching