College student Rachel M Morgan passes away unexpectedly

In an email to students on Friday Feb. 4, Vice President for Student Affairs Ginger Ambler announced that Rachel M. Morgan MS ’22 unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday Feb. 2 at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.  Morgan was enrolled in the Raymond A. Mason School of Business’s online Master’s of Marketing program and was expected to complete her degree in May 2022.  

Morgan was originally from Chesapeake, Virginia, and became a registered nurse in 2013 after attending Sentara College of Health Sciences and later graduated with a B.S. in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from Old Dominion University. Before enrolling at the College of William and Mary, Morgan previously served as the General Manager of the Norfolk Seafood Company and Big Easy Oyster Bar, and while working here she began pursuing freelance work in graphic design. 

Her graphic design work focused on developing web pages and grand design. Morgan also volunteered in her free time by using her graphic design skills to help local children who were facing significant medical needs. 

Morgan’s obituary described her as “artistic and creative. She loved painting and planting. She had the biggest heart and would help anyone with anything. She was independent to a fault, loyal, strong willed, determined, and had the utmost respect for integrity.”  

In Ambler’s email, she mentioned how “Expressions of sympathy may be sent c/o the Dean of Students Office for delivery to Rachel’s family. Her death reminds us of how close we are to one another at William & Mary.” 


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