Bruce Alexander ’94

Bruce serves on the Alumni Board as Chair of the Awards Committee.

When we asked Bruce about why he continues to volunteer for Washington College, he explained, ” Volunteering allows me to stay involved in the life of the College. It allows me to continue my relationship with professors, staff and my fellow alumni, and it gives me the opportunity to meet new members of the college community. I get a huge sense of satisfaction by staying involved, and I hope my involvement has a positive impact in some small way.”

Many alumni have a personal story about how WC impacted their life. Bruce’s tale is different than most because the college and the town of Chestertown impacted him throughout most of his early life. “From kindergarten through graduate school, I attended school in Chestertown. I entered Washington College as a freshman in 1990 and thus began my ’15-year plan.’ I graduated in 1994, and following graduation, worked in the Admissions Office and in the President’s Office under John Toll and then Baird Tipson. I earned my Master’s degree in 2000 and left the college for a career change in 2005. In effect, it took me 15 years to graduate, and that experience as an undergraduate, graduate student and employee gave me a unique perspective on the College. Fun stories abound from my time driving President Toll around Maryland, California and points in between, but they will go with me to the grave.”

Campus Involvement

“The College and the people I’ve met there have been a big influence on my life, and I feel a responsibility to give something back to the institution that has given so much to me. And frankly, I have a hard time saying no to Washington College.”