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Sam Shoge

Assistant Director

I am glad to see that you have included Washington College in your search!


Why Washington College?

Recognized among the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions, Washington College has a definite advantage and a rich history.

Founded in 1782 as the first college in the new nation under the patronage of our nation’s first president, Washington College has educated talented, motivated, and driven students for the past 229 years. During this time, the College has built and maintained an unbreakable bond with the historic town of Chestertown which celebrated its tricentennial in 2005.

As a native of Chestertown, I can attest that aside from the rich history, the location of the town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is the next most defining characteristic of the College. Downtown Chestertown runs along the banks of the Chester River, a major tributary of the Chesapeake Bay.

The College has taken advantage of its unique setting by tailoring many academic programs to utilize the abundant natural resources and history of the region. For example, the C.V. Starr Center explores the region and nation’s rich history in innovative ways and draws scholars and citizens, college students and national leaders to the town and colleges and is based in the town’s circa-1746 Custom House, a building that embodies the complexity of American history.

Furthermore, the Center for Environment & Society has courses dedicated to exploring the Chester River and the Chesapeake Bay and learning about marine habitats and sustainability.

With that, come on over to the Eastern Shore and explore everything Washington College and the town of Chestertown has to over. Feel free to contact me anytime with questions..

Hope to see you soon!

Assistant Director of Admissions

Sam works for the Office of Admissions, working with prospective students from District of Columbia, Maryland (Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s counties), and Northern Virginia.