Gloria McMurrough

Gloria McMurrough

Associate Director of Admissions

B.A. in French with a Medieval History Minor, Skidmore College

Twitter: RWU_Gloria
Phone: 401-254-3133

Where are you originally from? Wellesley, Mass.

Where did you attend college? Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Where do you live now? Tiverton, Rhode Island

What’s your favorite aspect of working at RWU? It used to be the high school visits, but now I truly enjoy doing group sessions, speaking with prospective students and parents. Also at the top of my list is working with Honors and Dance. I delight on the excitement of an Accepted Student Day, Orientation etc. The colleagues and our students with whom I work are all wonderful and caring individuals. It is indeed a pleasure to be here!

How long have you been with RWU? Since July 1975

What’s your favorite:

  • Book – People of the Book
  • Band – Artie Shaw
  • Movie –Affair to Remember with Cary Grant (and The Sound of Music)
  • Thing to do in the summer, fall, winter & spring – explore the coastal towns of Maine, the Cape and anywhere else that strikes my fancy! Gardening in the spring and summer. I love a good book anytime.
  • Weekend activity in RI – Walking my Cairn Terrier Duncan, and lunching at interesting places.
  • Vacation spot – my favorite anywhere is St. Croix
  • Cheap eats – Marguerite’s, Westport, Mass.

If you could take a trip or live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Provence, France, but I’ll settle for where I live, Tiverton, R.I. It is beautiful in all seasons.

If you could be anything you want when you grow up, what would you be? I’m pretty much there! Tour guide in a historic home, historian, travel consultant, event planner.

What’s something not many people know about you? I was visiting Berlin in 1938 when terrible things were beginning to happen. Sadly, never to be forgotten memories.

If you could give one piece of advice to the incoming freshman class, what would it be? Get involved, try new things, develop new interests, be it a subject, or a sport, club, take advantage of our Study Abroad possibilities, the best learning, growing experience a college student can have learning first-hand about another culture.

What else are you involved in, on or off-campus? The Honors Program and Dance. Off campus,t he Alumnae Association of the college from which I graduated way back when!

What’s your favorite RWU memory? There are so many, but perhaps one that stands out is when we hosted NEACAC and I received the Counselor of the Year Award, 1998-1999 from my peers.

Any favorite quotes? “To thine own self be true” Will Shakespeare wrote those words several hundred years ago and they still ring true!