Eleanor Shriver Magee '93

    Major: Political Science

    As a consultant for several non-profit organizations including her current role as CEO of ESM Good Works, Eleanor’s career has been spent in the world of philanthropy as a fundraiser, grant writer, business developer, cause marketer and social media and constituent relations specialist. Clients have included Chesapeake Music, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Players Philanthropy Fund, Sisters4Good with sister Pam Shriver and Waverly Management (SafeMinds).

    Favorite Professor

    I have two favorite professors. First, Dr. An because he was challenging yet approachable and so kind! Second, Dr. Premo because he was willing to be my thesis advisor even thought my topic was outside his teaching focus. He showed me that being flexible is a strength and skill needed for adapting to life.

    Fondest WC Memory

    All my varsity athletics experiences, wins and even losses. Many of my former teammates are now my closest friends.

    Let’s Hear It for the Liberal Arts

    WC’s writing intensively and it’s Career Center are two of the reasons why I am successful in the past and today. I can tell stories and produce quality written work that is helpful in professional and personal situations. Vicky Sawyer, who was my Career Counselor was and remains a guiding force for me as I enter the latter phase of my professional career.


    Enjoy each day, do your best, have fun, ask for help and most importantly be confident that you can do anything you set your mind to. Transition and change are normal! Embrace it all.