Alumnae in the News

  • Summer Send-Offs Prepare New Students for the Journey to Wellesley

    August 22, 2017

    Over the past few weeks, more than 30 alumnae clubs hosted send-off parties, where incoming students met alumnae and learned about the resources available to them at the College. 

  • Wellesley Celebrates Record-Setting Pilot Ruth Rowland Nichols ’24

    August 18, 2017

    On National Aviation Day, Wellesley Celebrates Ruth Rowland Nichols ’24, a contemporary of Amelia Earhart who flew into the frontier of aviation. 

  • Story in Wellesley Magazine Shows How Alumnae Worked Together to Help an Immigrant Family

    July 28, 2017

    In “The Opposite of Difficult,” in the magazine’s summer issue, Kate Erickson ’05 describes how she reached out to alumnae, who were happy to support her efforts to help her Syrian neighbors.

  • Playwright Mfoniso Udofia ’06 Reflects on Failing Forward

    June 30, 2017

    Recently profiled in the New York Times, playwright Mfoniso Udofia ’06 writes about the immigrant experience.

  • Two Wellesley Alumnae Swim on First All-Female Relay Team to Double Cross Catalina Channel

    June 20, 2017

    Gabriela Kovacikova ’14 and Rebecca Nevitt ’88 were part of the first all-female relay team to swim from California’s Palos Verdes Peninsula to Catalina Island and back. 

  • Alumnae Enjoy New Activities and Revisit Beloved Traditions at Reunion 2017

    June 5, 2017

    Wellesley welcomed more than 1,800 alumnae and 800 guests to campus this past weekend for Reunion 2017. The three-day event brought together graduating classes ending in 7 and 2, from 1937 to 2012. 

  • The Wellesley Network Grows Stronger with the Launch of The Wellesley Hive

    May 30, 2017

    The Wellesley Hive, an online platform that launches May 30, will let students and alumnae easily connect online to access mentors, support, and professional opportunities.

  • Inspiring Words from 12 Wellesley Commencement Speakers

    May 24, 2017

    As commencement approaches, we share excerpts from 12 memorable graduation speeches given at Wellesley.

  • Julie Levison ’98 Uses Video to Encourage HIV Care Adherence Among Latino Immigrants

    May 12, 2017

    Julie Levison ’98, a physician-researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital, created a telenovela-style video to encourage HIV care adherence among Latino immigrants.

  • What Wellesley Women Share

    May 11, 2017

    The connection students and alumnae feel to the College and each other is often reflected in what they share, from everyday items, like hoops and banners, to life-changing events.

  • Camille Bond ’17 Wins Wellesley in Entertainment Screenwriting Competition with “The Sleeping Gods”

    May 10, 2017

    Members of the alumnae group Wellesley in Entertainment introduce a Wellesley student to Hollywood as first prize in the group’s new screenwriting contest.

  • Elizabeth Lillard ’11 Spearheads Inaugural Women in Conservation Leadership Summit

    May 3, 2017

    To empower her women colleagues at the National Wildlife Federation, Elizabeth Lillard ’11 spearheaded the organization’s inaugural Women in Conservation Leadership Summit.

  • A Boxing Fan Campaigns to Elect Wellesley Alumna as First Woman in the International Boxing Hall of Fame

    April 25, 2017

    From Wellesley to the boxing ring, Margery Miller ’45 was a trailblazing writer who covered the intersection of sports and race.

  • At Wellesley, Science is Out of This World

    April 22, 2017

    Wellesley advances the future of women in science.

  • From Pre-race through the Finish Line, Wellesley Takes Part in the 2017 Boston Marathon

    April 14, 2017

    Volunteering, making signs, cheering on runners, or running themselves, Wellesley students and alumnae celebrate Marathon ’17.

  • Wellesley Alumnae and Student Receive National Science Foundation Grants

    April 3, 2017

    Seven Wellesley alumnae and a current student have been awarded highly competitive National Science Foundation grants—including one to study the stellar populations of galaxies.

  • Laura Sparks ’97 Named First Female President of Cooper Union

    March 27, 2017

    Lessons she learned at Wellesley are helping Laura Sparks ’97 in her new role at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, just as they have helped her at every point in her career. 

  • #DayWithoutAWoman

    March 8, 2017

    On International Women’s Day, Wellesley College Honors All the Ways Our Alumnae Have Made the World a Better Place

  • Wellesley’s Campus Community Gathers to Hear Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 in Conversation with President Paula Johnson

    March 3, 2017

    Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 and President Paula Johnson share lively conversation and a Q&A session with the Wellesley community.

  • Three Wellesley Alumnae Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 Lists

    March 1, 2017

    Charlotte Kiang ’13, Zsofia Schweger ’12, and Sara Minkara ’11 have been named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 lists for enterprise technology, the arts, and social entrepreneurs, respectively.

  • Elizabeth Neill Banton ’34 Celebrates Her 103rd Birthday

    February 28, 2017

    Wellesley wishes a very happy 103rd birthday to Elizabeth “Betty” Neill Banton ’34, the College's oldest living alumna!

  • Albright Institute Public Dialogue Examines the Sociopolitical and Geopolitical Ramifications of the Global Refugee Crisis

    February 24, 2017

    The Albright Institute’s day-long public dialogue, “From Exodus to Action: Claiming Our Common Humanity in the Refugee Crisis,” will begin with a keynote address by Sec. Madeleine K. Albright ’59.

  • Theresa Piasta ’06: From Iraq to Wall Street to Puppy Mama

    February 23, 2017

    “Puppy Mama” Theresa Piasta ’06 explains how her canine companion Waffles inspired a passion project that became a tech start-up.

  • WATCH: Learn How to Make Wellesley Fudge Cake

    February 14, 2017

    Despite founder Henry Durant’s assertion that “pies, lies, and doughnuts should never have a place at Wellesley College,” the students’ love of chocolate prevailed, and Wellesley Fudge Cake became a College tradition.

  • Alumnae Celebrate Sisterhood with Jewelry Made by One of Their Own

    February 13, 2017

    For a group of alumnae friends in London, jewelry designed by Catherine Prevost ’89 symbolizes sisterhood and their enduring connection to Wellesley.

  • Wellesley Community (and Beyond) Respond to Announcement of Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 as Commencement Speaker

    February 2, 2017

    The Wellesley community and media responded to news that Hillary Rodham Clinton ‘69 will be the speaker for the 139th commencement exercises on May 26, 2017.

  • Persis Drell ’77 P’16 Takes Office as Stanford University Provost

    February 1, 2017

    Physicist, professor, researcher, and Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Award recipient Persis Drell ’77 P’16  has been appointed provost of Stanford University.

  • Alumna’s Innovative Bracelet Helps Girls Become Comfortable With STEM

    January 31, 2017

    Makeda Ricketts ’06 couldn’t find many STEM-based games or toys for girls, so she created a startup called PinkThink and developed a programmable bracelet.

  • Alumna Activist is Keynote Speaker for Campus Mini-Conference on Social Justice

    January 20, 2017

    Elizabeth “Liz” Miranda ’02 will be the keynote speaker for a mini-conference on social justice and activism on January 23: Together Toward the Dream.

  • The Albright Institute 2017: “Globalization: Promises, Challenges and a Path Forward”

    January 19, 2017

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59 and Atifete Jahjaga, former president of the Republic of Kosovo, discuss “The Paradox of Nationalism and Globalization: Finding a New Way Forward.” 

  • New Position for Elizabeth Gorayeb ’97, the Indiana Jones of “Art Nerds”

    January 10, 2017

    Elizabeth Gorayeb ’97, executive director of the recently launched Wildenstein Plattner Institute, a foundation dedicated to art historical research and digital archiving, says her job involves a lot of detective work. 

  • Wellesley Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Biochemistry Program

    January 9, 2017

    On December 13, dozens of students, alumnae, and faculty celebrated the 50th anniversary of the biochemistry program, the College’s oldest interdisciplinary program. 

  • Harshbeena Sahney Zaveri ’82 Named One of India’s Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune India magazine

    January 2, 2017

    Harshbeena Sahney Zaveri ’82, named one of India's Most Powerful Women in Business, explains how the liberal arts education she received at Wellesley helped her succeed in business and why she remains so involved with the College. 

  • The Pamela Daniels ’59 Fellows Take Four Very Different Journeys

    December 21, 2016

    This year’s Pamela Daniels ’59 Fellows will pursue passion projects in health care, immigration, bumblebees, and Hemingway.

  • WATCH: Learn how to make Wellesley Peppermint Stick Pie

    December 14, 2016

    Peppermint Stick Pie is a beloved tradition for generations of Wellesley students. Watch this video to learn how to make it yourself!

  • Wellesley Alumnae Give in Many Ways

    November 29, 2016

    On Giving Tuesday, Wellesley honors the many ways alumnae support the College’s mission and extend the Wellesley community around the globe.

  • On Veterans Day, One Alumna Shares Her Story

    November 11, 2016

    Nancy Brothers DS ’16, who is serving in the Air Force in Afghanistan, explains how life lessons she learned from Wellesley friends have made her a stronger person and a better leader. 

  • Amazon’s “Good Girls Revolt” Highlights Nora Ephron ’62 and Her Role as a Leader for Women in Journalism

    November 3, 2016

    A new Amazon dramatic series about women breaking barriers in journalism in the 1960s features Nora Ephron ’62.

  • Tanner Conference Spotlights the Experiential Learning that Deepens a Liberal Arts Education

    October 27, 2016

    Students and alumnae broaden the definition of what constitutes a classroom by sharing their local, national and international study experiences at the Tanner Conference.

  • Wellesley Inducts Four New Members into the Athletics Hall of Fame

    October 20, 2016

    Wellesley Blue sports fans gathered in Alumnae Hall on October 15 to honor the achievements of Nadine Netter Levy ’66, Barbara Morry Fraumeni ’72, Jessica Gosnell ’90, and former coach and program contributor Ann S. Batchelder.

  • New Home for Wellesley Career Education

    October 18, 2016

    Wellesley's new career education model will get a new home designed by women-led team from HGA.

  • Honoring Wellesley’s 2016 Alumnae Achievement Awards Recipients

    October 17, 2016

    On Friday, the Wellesley College community gathered to honor the three recipients of the 2016 Alumnae Achievement Awards: Marian Burros ’54, Maria Morris Hambourg ’71, and Debra Knopman ’75.

  • Heidi Wang ’12 Explains the Powerful Idea of Turning Nothing Into Something

    October 11, 2016

    Heidi Wang ’12 explains how she founded Girls Teaching Girls to Code in an article that recently appeared on LinkedIn.

  • M. Darby Dyar ’80 Wins Prestigious G.K. Gilbert Award from the Geological Society of America

    October 6, 2016

    On September 27, M. Darby Dyar ’80 became the fourth woman—and the second Wellesley alumna—to receive the prestigious G.K. Gilbert Award from the Geological Society of America.

  • Lucia Perez ’14 Shares Her Fulbright Experience: “This is How You Make a Strong World”

    October 3, 2016

    Lucia Perez ’14 recently completed a Fulbright Student Research Fellowship with a leading astrophysicist in South Africa and began work on a Ph.D. in the astrophysics program at Arizona State University (ASU). 

  • BU Chemistry Professor Malika Jeffries-EL ’96 Encourages Wellesley Students to Persevere in the Lab and in Life

    September 2, 2016

    Malika Jeffries-EL ’96, associate professor of chemistry at Boston University, shares important professional and life lessons she learned at Wellesley.

  • Aspiring Children’s Book Editor Gets Dream Internship (and Dream Job)

    August 24, 2016

    Maya Marlette ’16, an aspiring children’s book editor, interned at Scholastic in New York City this summer thanks to a grant from We Need Diverse Books.

  • First-Years Receive a Warm Welcome From Alumnae Clubs at Send-Off Events

    August 23, 2016

    Over the past four weeks, 20 alumnae clubs—including Hong Kong, Honolulu, Northern California, and Florida—have hosted send-off parties where new students met alumnae and talked about why Wellesley is a great choice for the next four years and beyond.

  • Four Alumnae Share Their Olympic Stories

    August 22, 2016

    The College congratulates four alumnae who brought their athletic and journalistic talents to the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Callie Crossley '73 Wins Top National Award for Katrina Commentary

    August 9, 2016

    Journalist Callie Crossley '73 received national honors for her story marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, "Tomorrow is Not Promised: Life After Hurricane Katrina," in which she chronicled lessons learned from her late father after the storm.

  • Poster Session Celebrates Student Summer Research

    August 2, 2016

    The Summer Research Poster Session was held in the Science Center on July 28. Dr. JudyAnn Bigby '73, former Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services, gave a keynote address before the presentation.

  • The Muse Names Three WellesleyX Courses Among Top Liberal Arts Options Online

    August 1, 2016

    The Muse, an online career site named 3 WellesleyX courses among the "11 Top Liberal Arts College Classes That You Can Take for Free Online”

  • Dear Wellesley: Kiana Nedele '16 Writes from Moscow

    July 15, 2016

    In the second of our 2016 Summer Postcard Series, Kiana Nedele '16 writes from Moscow where she's participating in a Global Engagement Internship.

  • Alumna's Art Installation Helps Combat HIV Stigma

    July 14, 2016

    Attendees of this year's International AIDS Conference, in South Africa, can add a red paper ribbon "leaf" to the AIDS SolidariTree, a unique sculpture developed by Michelle Vogelzang '13.

  • Savitri Restrepo Alvarez '16 Awarded Davis Project for Peace Grant

    July 12, 2016

    Savitri Restrepo Alvarez '16 returned to her native Colombia to work with indigenous women who have been displaced from their ancestral lands by the country's ongoing civil war.

  • Alumna Competes in Dance Contest on "Live with Kelly" 4th of July Episode

    July 6, 2016

    Melissa Jo Zambrana '16 danced in many events on campus while at Wellesley. She recently displayed some of her moves on ABC's "Live with Kelly" 4th of July episode.

  • Final Hours of the 2016 Participation Challenge

    June 30, 2016

    Just a few hours remain before Dr. Paula A. Johnson begins her tenure as Wellesley's 14th president. Today is the last day to contribute to the historic welcome effort.

  • America the Beautiful: America’s Unofficial National Anthem

    June 29, 2016

    Katharine Lee Bates, Class of 1880, penned the poem that would become the lyrics to the popular ballad "America the Beautiful" during a 2,000 mile cross-country train trip.

  • Julia Marciari-Alexander ’89: From Wellesley to the Walters

    June 27, 2016

    A student-organized spring event highlighted alumna Julia Marciari-Alexander's path from Wellesley to her post as the first Female Executive Director of Baltimore's Walters Art Museum.

  • Wellesley Computer Scientists Develop DNA/RNA Sequencing Tools

    June 21, 2016

    Software programs developed at Wellesley are helping genome scientists, biologists, and medical researchers gain better insights from genome sequencing data.

  • Alumna Founds Network to Help Women Succeed in Finance

    June 16, 2016

    Victoria Hart '96 spoke to Newsweek about the limited opportunities women face in finance and about the network she founded to help women develop professionally.

  • Four Recent Grads Win Fellowships to Spend a Year in China or Taiwan

    June 15, 2016

    Four recent graduates will spend a year in China or Taiwan, thanks to fellowships from the Yenching Academy of Peking University and the Wellesley-Yenching Program.

  • Newly Released Clinton Commencement Speech Generates Extensive Media Coverage

    June 10, 2016

    Media featured newly released-audio excerpts of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s student speech from the College's 1969 commencement exercises.

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 Makes History

    June 8, 2016

    Hillary Rodham Clinton ’69 achieved a historic milestone as the first woman to be the presumptive presidential nominee of a major political party.

  • Reunion Recap 2016

    June 6, 2016

    Reunion welcomed a near-record crowd with 2,147 alums and over 1,000 family members and guests. Attendees hailed from 47 states, 22 countries, and 2 territories.

  • Wellesley Celebrates Reunion 2016

    June 3, 2016

    Graduating classes ending in 1 and 6 will gather, it is also a special year for Continuing Education alumnae and Davis Scholars (CE/DS).

  • StoryCorps: Nan Keohane '61 and Geneva Overholser '70

    May 23, 2016

    Former Wellesley President Nan Keohane '61 talks with her sister, Geneva Overholser '70, about coming to Wellesley, opportunities they never expected, and a cherished sense of sisterhood.

  • Davis Degree Program Celebrates 45 Years

    May 18, 2016

    The CE/DS Community will gather to celebrate the Davis Degree Program's 45 year at reunion in June.

  • Wellesley Welcome

    May 11, 2016

    For the past several weeks, hundreds of alumnae and students have been sharing their favorite things about the College.

  • Two Alumnae On Forbes 2016 "30 Under 30" Lists

    May 10, 2016

    Lauren Hurwitz '08 and Jenny Lee '09 were each recognized by Forbes magazine on a "30 Under 30" list for outstanding leadership in business and finance.

  • StoryCorps: Three Generations

    April 25, 2016

    Three generations of Wellesley Women, Katherine Barrett Murphy '53, Georgia Murphy Johnson '75, and Katie Johnson '03 on their experiences at the college, spanning 50 years.

  • Alumna's Gift Establishes New Ecological Initiative

    April 22, 2016

    A gift by Wendy Judge Paulson '69 will establish a five-year intensive effort that will transform and reshape Wellesley's relationship with its landscape.

  • Wellesley Celebrates Harambee House 45th Anniversary

    April 14, 2016

    Students, faculty, staff, and alumnae gathered this weekend to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of Harambee House.

  • StoryCorps: Linda Gottlieb '60 and Nicki Tanner '57

    April 11, 2016

    Linda Salzman Gottlieb '60 and Nicki Newman Tanner '57 discuss how Wellesley prepared them to make their voices heard.

  • Lulu Chow Wang '66 Named 2016 Commencement Speaker

    April 8, 2016

    Lulu Chow Wang '66, one of the world’s most influential women in investments and philanthropy, will address the members of the Wellesley College Class of 2016 at Wellesley's 138th Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 27.

  • The Chicago Wellesley Club Celebrates Its 125th Anniversary

    April 5, 2016

    On April 2, more than 200 alumnae and guests celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Chicago Wellesley Club, one of the College's oldest and most active alumnae clubs.

  • StoryCorps: Shirley Young '55 and Marylin Chou '55

    March 28, 2016

    StoryCorps: Longtime friends Shirley Young '55 and Marylin Chou '55, talk about how Wellesley taught them to "connect the dots," a skill that helped them to succeed after college.

  • Student Led Networking Dinner Connects Student-Athletes and Alumnae

    March 18, 2016

    The Wellesley College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) welcomed alumnae student-athletes to campus for a networking dinner.

  • On Founder’s Day, Celebrating a Standing Piece of Wellesley’s Early History

    March 17, 2016

    Thanks to the efforts of dedicated alumnae, five pillars that survived the great fire of 1914 were saved from a pile of rubble and restored to a place of honor on campus many decades later.

  • App Helps Consumers Shop for Equality

    March 9, 2016

    The BUY UP Index, an app and rating system developed by Amy-Willard Cross '82, helps consumers support businesses that support women.

  • Alumna Appointed to the Prestigious Knight Commission

    February 29, 2016

    Anna Spangler Nelson '84 was recently appointed to the Knight Commission, which ensures that intercollegiate athletics programs operate within the educational missions of their colleges and universities.

  • Wellesley Alumnae Aid Flint Residents

    February 25, 2016

    Marseille "Mars" Allen '01, is leading efforts online and on the ground to aid fellow Flint residents during the water crisis currently plaguing the city.

  • Alumna Creates Virtual Reality Museum Experiences

    February 23, 2016

    Wellesley helped Elizabeth Levine Reede '84 see the value of art in her life. She's now developing virtual reality experiences to help others see art in new ways.

  • Albright Institute Story Told Through Custom Made Artisan Pin

    February 19, 2016

    A pin, specially designed to represent the Albright Institute was presented to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright ’59 at a dinner in late January celebrating the first reunion of Albright fellows.

  • Tower Court Celebrates 100th Anniversary

    February 17, 2016

    Tower Court opened in late 1915 on the site the former location of College Hall, which was destroyed by the great fire of 1914. A century later, Tower Court stands as a testament to Wellesley's strength.

  • Wellesley Alumnae Are Members of LIGO Research Team

    February 16, 2016

    Nergis Mavalvala '90 and Sheila Dwyer '05 are members of the team of scientists that detected waves from the collision of two black holes.

  • Get to Know Dr. Paula A. Johnson, Wellesley's 14th President

    February 12, 2016

    Dr. Paula A. Johnson, announced yesterday as Wellesley's 14th president, spoke with students Shivani Kuckreja '16 and Charlotte Harris '16 at her home last week.

  • City On A Hill Charter And The Wellesley Effect In Action

    February 9, 2016

    As chief strategy officer of City on a Hill charter high schools, Nadine Abraham '08 is continuing the work of founder Ann Tolkoff '70 and helping charter school students achieve college dreams.

  • 3D Printing Enhances Classroom And Community Learning

    February 8, 2016

    Wellesley’s Knapp Media and Technology Center is home to several 3D printers. 3D printing technology enables instructors to bring classroom concepts into physical form.

  • Amy Yee '96 Wins Third United Nations Correspondents Association Award

    February 2, 2016

    Amy Yee '96 received the 2015 silver medal for The Prince Albert II of Monaco and United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) Global Prize for coverage of Climate Change. This is her third UNCA award.

  • Rosalind Krauss ’62 To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art

    January 13, 2016

    Rosalind Epstein Krauss '62 will receive the 2016 College Art Association's Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art.

  • Alumna's Exhibit Explores Life In WWII Japanese Internment Camps

    January 11, 2016

    Alumna’s exhibit at Yale University, which offers a new perspective on the internment of thousands of Japanese-Americans during World War II, is covered by the New York Times.

  • Panel Discussions Explore The Wellesley Effect

    January 7, 2016

    Panel discussions brought students and alumnae together for conversations about the Wellesley Effect. Nine panel discussions are included among the videos now available on the College's YouTube channel.

  • Season’s Greetings From Wellesley 2015

    December 17, 2015

    Take a spin through campus and enjoy a sample of our multitalented faculty at work—through the lens of a liberal arts winter.

  • Alumnae Discuss Creative Writing Careers With Students

    December 10, 2015

    Kate Erickson '05 and Langan Kingsley '08, both professionals in the creative entertainment field, joined Broti Gupta '16 for a panel discussion aimed at students hoping to pursue a career in creative writing after graduation.

  • Wellesley Magazine: Fall 2015

    December 7, 2015

    Through personal stories, the fall 2015 magazine offers an in-depth look at the breadth and depth of The Wellesley Effect.

  • The Wellesley Effect: Vivian Pinn ‘62

    November 25, 2015

    As we observe the Thanksgiving holiday, we share excerpts from the first in a series of inspiring remarks from Wellesley alumnae from speeches and talks given during the launch of Wellesley's Campaign to celebrate, strengthen, and advance the Wellesley Effect.

  • Marion Underwood '86 Speaks with CNN for Special Report on Teen's Use of Social Media

    November 18, 2015

    Marion Underwood '86 is one of the nation’s foremost experts on how adolescents use social media. She joined CNN’s Anderson Cooper for a special report, "#Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens."

  • New York Wellesley Club Celebrates 125th Anniversary

    November 16, 2015

    On Saturday, November 14, the New York Wellesley Club marked its 125th year with a celebration that brought together more than 400 alumnae.

  • Wellesley Celebrates GIS Day and Women in Mapmaking

    November 6, 2015

    A map compiled by Agnes Holbrook, Class of 1892, is on display as part of a new Boston Public Library exhibit showcasing 500 years of women in cartography.

  • Wellesley Celebrates Campaign Launch With Weekend of Events

    October 26, 2015

    Nearly 600 alumnae, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the College gathered this weekend to celebrate the launch of a $500 million campaign that will help shape Wellesley’s next century.

  • Diane Ravitch ’60 Inaugurates Wellesley Lecture Series on Education

    October 22, 2015

    Diane Ravitch '60 inaugurates a lecture series in her name that will bring speakers to campus to address the most pressing issues in education.

  • 2015 Sed Ministrare Volunteer Awards

    October 20, 2015

    Four outstanding alumnae volunteers were presented with the Sed Ministrare Volunteer Award at the Wellesley College Alumnae Association’s 92nd annual Alumnae Leadership Council on Saturday, October 17.

  • Madeleine Albright '59 on Wellesley Impact

    October 19, 2015

    In a new PBS documentary featuring Madeleine Albright '59, the former Secretary of State recalled the opportunities for leadership at Wellesley and said it prepared her for success.

  • Jean Kilbourne ’64 Inducted Into National Women’s Hall of Fame

    October 5, 2015

    Jean Kilbourne '64, who is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and for her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco, was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame this past weekend in Seneca Falls, NY.

  • Alumna Helps U.S. Team To Gold At Ultrarunning World Championships

    September 28, 2015

    With the fourth fastest time among women, and second fastest on her team, Sarah Bard '06 helped the U.S. team to gold at the International Association of Ultrarunners 100-Kilometer World Championships earlier this month.

  • Family & Friends Weekend and Homecoming 2015

    September 25, 2015

    Wellesley welcomes hundreds of family members, friends, and alumnae who will join us from September 25 to 27 for activities that celebrate all things Wellesley.

  • Butler Boathouse Dedication

    September 24, 2015

    Over the past year, the boathouse on Lake Waban has undergone a comprehensive renovation thanks to the generosity of Alice Lehmann Butler ’53 and her husband, John. A dedication ceremony will be held during Family and Friends and Homecoming weekend.

  • Humanities Double Majors Are A Path To Success for Three Alumnae

    September 23, 2015

    Nearly a quarter of Wellesley students choose a dual major. Three alums explained why pursuing their passions, in the humanities is a satisfying and smart choice.

  • Connie Rojas '14 Named Ford Fellow

    September 18, 2015

    Ford Fellow Connie Rojas '14, now a doctoral student in integrative biology, spent four weeks observing spotted hyenas in Kenya this summer.

  • Alumna Part of Team That Discovered New Human Ancestor, Homo Naledi

    September 11, 2015

    A discovery in a South African cave adds a new branch to the human family tree. Alia Gurtov ’07 is one of six women known as the Rising Star Expedition’s "Underground Astronauts."

  • Summer Send-Offs Inform and Inspire Incoming Wellesley Students

    August 21, 2015

    Alumnae clubs across the United States, and one in Hong Kong, recently hosted Summer Send-Offs for incoming students. The events let first-years learn about the resources offered on campus and through Wellesley’s worldwide network.

  • Donors’ Dollars at Work for Wellesley College

    August 12, 2015

    More than 16,550 alumnae, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends contributed to drive Wellesley’s success this year. Together they provided in excess of $52 million in support.

  • Alumna Inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame

    August 10, 2015

    Liza Janssen Petra '94, a nationally recognized force during her four-year basketball career at Wellesley, was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame on August 8.

  • The Hamilton Project At Brookings Appoints Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach '95 As New Director

    August 7, 2015

    Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach ‘95 has been appointed director of The Hamilton Project, an economic policy initiative at the Brookings Institution.

  • Julieta Valls Noyes ’84 Confirmed as Ambassador to Croatia

    July 28, 2015

    Julieta Valls Noyes ’84, who was recently confirmed as Ambassador to Croatia, found a passion for foreign policy during her time at Wellesley.

  • Eight Alumnae Share Life Lessons in Wellesley Magazine

    July 27, 2015

    The summer issue of Wellesley magazine features life lessons shared by eight alumnae, in letters written to their younger selves.

  • Alumna Part of NASA New Horizons Team

    July 15, 2015

    Amanda Zangari ‘08 is a member of NASA’s New Horizons flyby team. The New Horizons spacecraft reached Pluto this week after a nearly decade-long journey through the solar system.

  • Alumna Gives Facebook’s Icons A Gender Makeover

    July 13, 2015

    Caitlin Winner ‘05, a design manager at Facebook, gave the site’s icons a gender makeover, making the woman's silhouette larger moving it in front of the man's.

  • A Short Time Remains For The 2015 Participation Challenge

    June 26, 2015

    Alumnae, don’t miss your chance to join in the 2015 participation challenge. Just a few days remain to max out the challenge—54 percent participation and $500,000.

  • Alumna Awarded Prestigious Short Story Award

    June 25, 2015

    Brenda Peynado '06 has been awarded the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Short Story Award, one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a creative writer.

  • Alumna Receives Lifetime Civil Rights Award from the Massachusetts Teachers Association

    June 23, 2015

    Alicia Lopez ’91 received the Louise Gaskins Lifetime Civil Rights Award from the Massachusetts Teachers Association on June 19. Her mother, Sonia Nieto, received the same award 26 years earlier.

  • Alumnae Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

    June 22, 2015

    Sarah George ’14, one of five alumnae to win a 2015 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, is studying how the formation of the Andes Mountains in northern Peru and Ecuador may have caused the Amazon River to reverse its course.

  • Laura Stevens ’11 Tackles Scientific Mystery in “Nature”

    June 17, 2015

    Laura Stevens ’11 co-authored an article in the prestigious scientific journal Nature this month. Her team's research addresses a phenomenon that has been puzzling scientists for years.

  • Naa-Sakle Akuete ’08 Profiled By Fast Company Magazine

    June 10, 2015

    Naa-Sakle Akuete ’08, pictured here age 3, with her mother. Akuete recently started a business that would allow her to work closely with her mother and give back to their native Ghana.

  • Wellesley Celebrates Reunion 2015

    June 5, 2015

    The Wellesley College Alumnae Association welcomes the classes of the 0’s and 5’s to campus for Reunion 2015 this weekend, June 5–7.

  • Manisha Thakor ’92: “How Economics and Literature Made Me a Better Investor”

    April 30, 2015

    Writing for the Wall Street Journal, finance professional Manisha Thakor ’92 said lessons learned at Wellesley, along with works by authors like Virginia Woolf and Edith Wharton, had a big influence on her career path.

  • Class of 2013 Alumna Finds Sweet (and Savory) Success with New Restaurant

    April 28, 2015

    Wellesley instilled a "a lifelong attitude [toward problem solving] and appetite [for learning]" in Will Sripakdeevong ’13, who recently opened the new Natick restaurant Rice Theory.

  • Rebecca Spyke Keiser ’91 Opens New Doors at the National Science Foundation

    April 21, 2015

    In her new role as head of the National Science Foundation’s Office of International Science and Engineering, Rebecca Spyke Keiser ’91 will develop international scientific partnerships and promote STEM activities for women and girls around the globe.

  • Hillary Clinton ’69 Announces Run for Presidency

    April 13, 2015

    In a YouTube video posted Sunday afternoon, Hillary Clinton '69 announced that she will run for president in the 2016 Election.

  • Liz Ogbu '98: Architect, Designer, Social Justice Advocate

    April 3, 2015

    An alumna puts her architecture training to work to foster social change by empowering locals to use their own knowledge to better their environment.

  • How Wellesley Prepared a Rising Physics Star

    April 1, 2015

    When Gretchen Campbell ’01 won the Maria Goeppert Mayer Award, she praised Wellesley for preparing her for a career in physics, a field she hadn’t planned to enter. 

  • Wellesley Alumna named to US Biathlon’s World Championship Team

    March 9, 2015

    Wellesley alumna Clare Egan '10 is a member of the United States Biathlon World Championship team roster. She is currently competing with Team USA in the 2015 IBU World Championships in Finland.

  • Financial Education for Today’s Young Adults

    March 3, 2015

    Nondini Naqui ’02 and the Society of Grownups offer an innovative, enjoyable way for young adults to learn about personal finance.

  • Dr. Kwan Kew Lai ‘74: Non Ministrari sed Ministrare

    February 23, 2015

    Dr. Kwan Kew Lai ‘74 embodies Wellesley’s motto, Non Ministrari sed Ministrare (Not to be ministered unto but to minister). She is currently in West Africa for the second time helping patients with Ebola.  

  • Wellesley Women Make Great Secretaries... of State!

    February 16, 2015

    A Twitter exchange between Madeleine Albright ‘59 and Hillary Clinton ‘69 highlighted a well-known fact about graduates of Wellesley College.

  • Three to Be Honored at 2015 Alumnae Achievement Awards Ceremony

    February 12, 2015

    A ceremony and reception honoring Suzanne Ciani ’68, Jean Kilbourne ’64, and Nancy Kornblith Kopp ’65, recipients of the 2015 Alumnae Achievement Awards, takes place Thursday, February 12, 2015, starting at 5:30 PM.

  • Madeleine Albright '59, Former UN Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens in public dialogue

    January 22, 2015

    U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59, joins former UN Representative Elizabeth Cousens, and Dr. Homi Kharas of the Brookings Institute for “Harnessing Consensus: Shaping the World's New Development Goals.”

  • Madeleine Albright at Wellesley on January 22, 2015

    January 13, 2015

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Ambassador Elizabeth Cousens, and Brookings Senior Fellow Homi Kharas Present a Public Dialogue at Wellesley College on Jan. 22, 2015

  • Professor Kristin Butcher's Work Highlighted in FiveThirtyEight Blog

    January 13, 2015

    Writers for the popular blog FiveThirtyEight highlighted a paper co-authored by Wellesley’s Kristin Butcher among the most interesting research presented at this year’s annual meeting of the American Economic Association.

  • Season's Greetings from Wellesley College

    December 19, 2014

    Wellesley is with you. (Even if not sitting on your desk.) Happy new year!

  • Famed Stories for Youngsters Emerged from Wellesley's Halls

    December 15, 2014

    What do Nancy Drew and The Pushcart War have in common? Wellesley College! And significant anniversaries tied to 2014.

  • Film Documents Life of Alumna Artist

    December 11, 2014

    The previously under-celebrated work of Anna Campbell Bliss ’46 is the subject of Arc of Light, a documentary detailing her life and innovative work within the Bauhaus movement in the United States.

  • N.Y. Times Profiles Entrepreneurial Wellesley Alum

    December 3, 2014

    Only 3 percent of tech startups are launched by women. One of those is Shaan Kandawalla '98, who shares her story via New York Times blog post and video, and reflects on Wellesley's influence in a Q&A with us.

  • A Thanksgiving Treat: Wellesley Magazine Fall 2014 Issue

    November 26, 2014

    Time for a little unassigned reading? We have a recommendation for you! The Fall 2014 Wellesley magazine from the Alumnae Association is now available to read online. Happy reading and happy Thanksgiving!

  • Wellesley Alum in PBS's Makers: Women in Business

    November 20, 2014

    Lulu Chow Wang ’66 was highlighted in the PBS series Makers: Women Who Make America episode "Women in Business." Wang, a member of Wellesley's Business Leadership Council, is CEO of Tupelo Capital Management and trustee emerita of the College.

  • Wellesley Alums in New Government Posts

    November 17, 2014

    An international trio of Wellesley alumnae have been in the news lately for their appointments to positions of leadership in their respective governments, all with a mission to make their nation or world a better place.

  • Alumna Named Brandeis University Provost

    November 11, 2014

    Lisa M. Lynch ’78 has taken office as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Brandeis University.

  • Business Leadership Council Celebrates 25 Years

    November 7, 2014

    Celebrating a silver anniversary with its 25th Plenary, Wellesley's BLC gathers for a reunion and outreach to students with a speed networking event. The BLC was formed by senior leaders in the business and nonprofit sectors in recognition of Wellesley's effect on their leadership development and with the intent to give back to the College.

  • Inaugural Betsy Knapp ’64 Lecture in the Social Sciences

    November 5, 2014

    Established through the generosity of Betsy Wood Knapp ’64, the Knapp Social Science Center sponsors many activities and programs, such as the November 5 lecture by scholar and author Paul Sabin, the inaugural Betsy Knapp ’64 Lecture in the Social Sciences.

  • Wellesley Alum Runs Historic Site in 'Witch City'

    October 31, 2014

    An interesting career trajectory brought Kara McLaughlin ’89 to the directorship of the House of the Seven Gables, a historic settlement house in Salem, Mass., noted Halloween attraction, and inspiration for Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel of the same name.

  • Wellesley Celebrates Annual Tanner Conference

    October 28, 2014

    Today, the College community gathers for a full day of presentations about student out-of-classroom experiences. The Tanner Conference celebrates the diversity and depth of student endeavors. 

  • Alumnae Association Presents First Sed Ministrare Volunteer Awards

    October 27, 2014

    Whitney Shaffer Ackerman ’03, Charlotte Hayes’75, Helen Kriz Marshall ’77, and Martha Reardon Bewick ’62 are the first recipients of the Sed Ministrare Volunteer Award, established this year to honor outstanding volunteer service to Wellesley College.

  • Wellesley Astronomers Explore New Realms

    October 24, 2014

    Wellesley alumnae and faculty lead pioneering research on Saturn, Mars, and other planets in their various roles within the global community of astronomers.

  • Wall Street Journal: Manisha Thakor ’92 on the Gender Pay Gap

    October 23, 2014

    Speaking at a conference for women in tech earlier this month, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made the controversial suggestion that women in tech should not ask for raises, instead trusting to “faith” and “karma.” Manisha Thakor ’92 says women should be thanking him.

  • Wellesley Athletics Hall of Fame Honors First Class of Inductees

    October 17, 2014

    Ten scholar-athletes representing as many sports and four "women of inspiration" who have made remarkable contributions to athletics at Wellesley will be recognized as the Hall of Fame inducts its first class during Homecoming.

  • Federal News Radio Highlights Wellesley Alum

    October 10, 2014

    “Glass ceiling shatterer” Janet Hill ’69 recently spoke with the D.C.-based radio program Women of Washington about her Wellesley education, her career, and the importance of diversity in American corporations.

  • Huffington Post Profiles Wellesley's Hinge Generation

    October 6, 2014

    Carolyn Elliot ’59 shares the results of a survey of her classmates on the occasion of their 55th reunion, offering in the Huffington Post a profile of Wellesley women from what she calls the “Hinge Generation.”

  • Newest Wellesley Alumnae Take on the World

    October 3, 2014

    As a new purple class settles into its first semester at Wellesley, we take a moment to catch up with the last purple class through the 2014 senior survey results and some individual perspectives. Great things are happening.

  • Forbes Profiles Wellesley Alum's Game-Changing Business

    September 12, 2014

    Erin Giglia '98 recalls Wellesley's influence in her approach to a career that is helping redefine how law can be practiced.

  • Wendy Chen '14 Wins Most Promising Young Poet Award

    September 4, 2014

    Wendy Chen '14 was awarded the Academy of American Poets' first Aliki Perrotti and Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award for her poem, They Sail Across the Mirrored Sea.

  • Wellesley Women Named to Leadership Roles at Stanford

    August 27, 2014

    Persis Drell '77 'P16 (pictured) has been named dean of engineering at Stanford University, the first woman to hold the position. In another first for women, Sandra Horbach '82 has been appointed chair of the board for Stanford Business School.

  • The Atlantic Profiles TJ Jarrett '95, Coder by Day, Poet by Night

    August 8, 2014

    For emerging poet TJ Jarrett '95, poetry and computer programming have become a double career that encourages her to think critically, work creatively, and ask questions about how the world works.

  • Wellesley Alumna to Lead Indonesian Presidential Transition Team

    August 6, 2014

    Rini Mariani Soemarno Soewandi '80 will head Indonesian President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo's transition team, which is in place to aid in smooth transfer of power from the outgoing president.

  • Wellesley Prof and Scholars Excavate in Greece

    July 25, 2014

    Associate Professor of Classical Studies Bryan Burns is a co-director of an organization leading fieldwork in an area of Greece believed to be one of the earliest inhabited regions in ancient times. Three Wellesley students and two alums joined Burns at the dig this summer.

  • Wellesley Magazine Summer 2014 Issue

    July 24, 2014

    Published four times a year, Wellesley Magazine portrays the lives, interests, and concerns of diverse alumnae around the world. This issue includes highlights from Commencement and Reunion 2014, and a focus on special places.

  • Jocelyn Benson '99 Named Dean of Wayne Law

    July 23, 2014

    With her appointment to head up Wayne State University Law School, Wellesley alum Jocelyn Benson '99 becomes the youngest woman to lead an American law school.

  • Sue Wagner '82 Named to Apple Board of Directors

    July 18, 2014

    Wellesley College alumna, trustee, and 2014 commencement speaker Sue Wagner '82 has been tapped to join the leadership team of "the world's most valuable company."

  • Wellesley Alum Inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame

    July 14, 2014

    Chris Evert welcomed longtime tennis executive and leader at all levels of the sport, Jane Brown Grimes '62, into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in on July 12, in recognition for her contributions.

  • Hats Off to Entrepreneur Satya Twena ’05

    July 9, 2014

    News and media outlets from The Wall Street Journal to College Fashionista have reported on the compelling story of a Wellesley alum who in pursuit of her passion also helped preserve a historic slice of New York City.

  • Joanne Berger-Sweeney '79 Starts New Role as President of Trinity College

    July 2, 2014

    On July 1, Joanne Berger-Sweeney '79 officially began her tenure as president of Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. The alumna brings with to her new position 19 years of experience as a beloved Wellesley faculty member and dean.

  • Alumnae Participation Campaign in Final Days

    June 27, 2014

    Wellesley closes the books on its fiscal year on June 30. Alumnae have until the end of that Monday to give a gift of any size to help meet a participation challenge that—if met—will bring Wellesley an additional $500,000.

  • Wellesley Graduates Benefit from Wellesley-Funded Fellowships

    June 25, 2014

    Wellesley offers numerous fellowships for its graduates in many stages of life, from recent grads to mid-career alums. These fellowships are made possible by the generosity of many donors to support alumnae education and personal growth after commencement.

  • Pamela Melroy ’83 Honored by National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

    June 24, 2014

    Astronaut Pam Melroy ’83 (second from right) was honored as a Woman of Distinction by the NCCWSL, which recognizes women who have made a difference for others. She urged audience members to seek all-women environments at some point in their lives.

  • CBS Sunday Morning: A Wellesley Interview

    June 17, 2014

    Viewers may have spotted Wellesley’s iconic lamps and landscapes on the June 15 broadcast of CBS Sunday Morning. Host Jane Pauley was on campus interviewing Hillary R. Clinton ’69 and classmates at their 45th Reunion, timed with the release of Clinton's book, Tough Choices.

  • Read My Pins at Wellesley

    June 16, 2014

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright '59 gained renown for communicating a little extra through pins that adorned her suits during meetings; whether a dove speaking of peace or a crab of aggravation, she let the tone be known. An exhibition of her pins is at the Davis.

  • Exclusive Sawyer-Clinton Interview on ABC News

    June 9, 2014

    In a primetime special for ABC News, Diane Sawyer '67 interviewed former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton '69 about her role in shaping American foreign policy, her possible presidential run in 2016, and more.

  • Wellesley Athletics Hall of Fame Officially Opened

    June 9, 2014

    In a memorable moment during Reunion 2014, Madeleine K. Albright ’59—sporting Wellesley Blue sneakers to help deliver her message—introduced the Wellesley Athletics Hall of Fame and announced its inaugural class of inductees.

  • Reunion 2014

    June 6, 2014

    Welcome back to Wellesley! Alums from class years ending in 9 or 4 converge on Wellesley's campus this weekend to celebrate five-year increments of their alumnaehood, dating back to 1939!

  • Wellesley Kicks Off Alumnae Participation Drive

    June 4, 2014

    On June 1, Wellesley launched its giving challenge titled 50% = $500,000. If Wellesley reaches its 50 percent participation goal by June 30, the College will receive an additional $500,000.

  • Commencement 2014

    May 30, 2014

    Welcome friends and family—and congratulations graduates! On May 30 Wellesley celebrates the purple Class of 2014, our 136th graduating class. Commencement exercises, with an address from BlackRock founder Sue Wagner '82, begin at 10:30 a.m.

  • 12 Wellesley Scholars Win NSF Graduate Fellowships

    May 29, 2014

    Continuing Wellesley's legacy of extraordinary scientists, engineers, and mathematicians, 12 Wellesley scholars won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships to support study in their fields. Others were honored by Udall and Goldwater Scholarship Foundations.

  • Four Wellesley Alums to Travel on Fulbright Fellowships Next Year

    May 20, 2014

    Cailey Stevens ’12, Sophia Mo ’14, Christine Keung ’14, and Jennifer Lu ’12 will work with local communities through activities including research, teaching English, and civic engagement in Mexico, France, China, and Germany, respectively.

  • Wellesley Alumna Selected as President of Trinity College

    May 2, 2014

    Joanne Berger-Sweeney ’79 has been elected as Trinity College's 22nd president, following a unanimous vote by its Board of Trustees. A former student, faculty member, and dean at Wellesley, Berger-Sweeney takes the helm at Trinity on July 1, 2014.

  • Wellesley Alum Becomes Most Successful Woman on Jeopardy

    May 1, 2014

    On the April 30 Jeopardy! broadcast, Julia Collins '05 won her eighth game, winning more than $170,000 and becoming the show’s most successful female contestant in its 30-year syndication.

  • Wellesley Alum Plants Garden with First Lady Michelle Obama

    April 25, 2014

    Whitney Smith '12 shares a moment with First Lady Michelle Obama, a fellow advocate for teaching kids about healthy nutrition. Smith is a volunteer with FoodCorps in Detroit.

  • Special Tribute to Kathryn Wasserman Davis '28

    April 24, 2014

    The Wellesley Blue crew team formed a W with their oars on Lake Waban as the campus commemorated the life of beloved alumna Kathryn W. Davis '28.

  • Dana Im '10 Earns Prestigious Soros Fellowship

    This young alum's creativity, originality, initiative, and sustained accomplishment was rewarded and will be supported by the Soros Foundation's grant for her medical and public policy education.

  • Wellesley's Newly Renovated Human-Computer Interaction Lab Opens

    Wellesley College Trustee Amy Batchelor ’88 (left) and HCI Lab Director Orit Shaer celebrate the official opening of the Human Computer Interaction Lab, renovated thanks to the generosity of Batchelor and her husband, Brad Feld.

  • Young Alum Finds Role on Script Team for House of Cards

    The W Network was instrumental in putting Kate Leonard '12 on the path toward her current Netflix position, in the thick of the game-changing media series House of Cards.

  • Wellesley Architecture Students Win Boston Design Competition

    SiteSeeing, an entry by Wellesley architecture students Marguerite Sulmont ’13 and Anna Lake-Smith ’13, was one of three winners of a contest sponsored by the City of Boston Transportation Department and the National Parks Service.

  • Tanner Conference Fills Campus on October 29

    Tanner 2013 provides a forum for students and alumnae to reflect upon, analyze, and share their off-campus experiences with the College community.

  • Wellesley Launches Revamped ‘W Network’ on LinkedIn

    Wellesley introduces the next generation of the Wellesley College Alumnae Association’s LinkedIn group, now renamed the Wellesley Alumnae Network.

  • Alice Choe '13 Wins Prestigious Watson Fellowship

    Graduating senior Alice Choe will use her Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to travel to four countries and study the complexities of domestic violence. She joins 56 Wellesley women to have won Watsons since 1980.

  • NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray '76 Aims to Make City More Equitable

    Poet, speechwriter, and activist Chirlane McCray ’76 becomes New York City’s next first lady with the election of her husband Bill de Blasio as mayor. The former English major credits Wellesley with developing her analytic thinking and leadership skills.

  • Two Alums to Be Honored at 2014 Alumnae Achievement Awards Ceremony

    The Alumnae Achievement Award is the highest honor given to alumnae for excellence and distinction in their fields. The 2014 award will be presented to Eva Sommaripa ’63 and C. Tracy Orleans ’70 in a public ceremony on February 27, 2014.

  • Alumna Wins "Get Inspired" Video Contest

    Jenny Lu '12 "couchsurfed" her way through Switzerland, Italy, France, and Ireland, meeting members of the international Deaf community. She documented the trip for a video contest and won a round-the-world trip.

  • Alumna Named to Obama's Economic Council

    Betsey Stevenson '93 was appointed last week by President Obama to his Council of Economic Advisers. The Council is responsible for advising the president on issues related to economic policy and for proposing potential solutions.

  • Boston Globe Visits Book Release Party for Uzuri M. Wilkerson '05

    The Boston Globe visits the book release party for Sour, the second book in the Boston-based vampire series by Uzuri M. Wilkerson '05.

  • Alumna Sworn in to Romanian Presidential Cabinet

    In March, Ioana Petrescu ’03 was sworn in as Romania’s newest finance minister. At 34, she is the youngest member of the Romanian presidential cabinet and the first woman finance minister since the fall of communism.

  • Wellesley Alumna Named First Woman President of Lafayette College

    Alison R. Byerly ’83 has been named the 17th president of Lafayette College, a residential liberal arts college in Easton, Pa., that was founded in 1826. Byerly will take office on July 1, 2013.

  • Wellesley Alumnae Receive Honorary Degrees

    Vivian Pinn '62 received an honorary degree from Bates College this year; she was among Wellesley community members including Madeleine Albright '59, Diana Chapman Walsh '66, Alecia DeCoudreaux '76, and others, recognized for leadership in their respective fields by colleges and universities across the continent.

  • Craig Murphy Explores Significance of Kathryn Davis Dissertation

    M. Margaret Ball Professor of International Relations and Professor of Political Science Craig Murphy gives a talk on The Soviets at Geneva, the pioneering Ph.D. thesis of one of Wellesley’s most beloved alumnae.

  • Susan Wagner to Deliver 2014 Commencement Address at Wellesley

    Susan L. Wagner '82, co-founder and director of BlackRock, will address the Class of 2014 and an international audience of their family and friends at Wellesley’s 136th Commencement Exercises on May 30.

  • Madeleine Albright and Henry Paulson at Wellesley

    On January 24, Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright ‘59 and Former Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson discuss “The United States and China in the 21st Century” in a public event moderated by Cokie Roberts ‘64, senior correspondent for ABC News and NPR.

  • Pamela Melroy '83 on the 50th Anniversary of the First Woman in Space

    Retired NASA astronaut Pamela Melroy '83 was the second woman to command a space shuttle mission. The recent speaker at Beijing's Women's Leadership conference wrote for the Guardian reflecting on the past 50 years, leadership, and the women who went before her.

  • Wellesley Alum in History-Making Archaeological Expedition

    Alia Gurtov ’07 is part of an all-woman archaeological team excavating a recently discovered cave in South Africa's "Cradle of Humankind." The team has so far unearthed 1000  fossils—with the prospect of many more—that promise to illuminate the history of early humankind.

  • Student Starts Collection of Oral Histories of Wellesley Alumnae of African Descent

    Alumnae, students, and others convened recently in Tower Court to discuss two related experiences: being a student of African descent at Wellesley in the 1950s, and taking part in a project collecting oral histories about that time and place.

  • Wellesley Alumnae Are Leaders in Philanthropy

    The New York Times says Lulu Chow Wang '66 and her husband, Anthony Wang, established themselves in the vanguard of a new wave of Asian-American philanthropy when they donated $25 million to Wellesley College in 2000.

  • Wellesley Alum Wins Prestigious Acumen Global Fellowship

    Kathleen Berroth ’02 has won a prestigious Acumen Global Fellowship, a year-long leadership training program in microfinance and impact investment. She competed with more than a thousand applicants seeking one of 10 fellowships.

  • Happy Thanksgiving from Wellesley

    As students take a last break and a deep breath before December’s acceleration to the end of Fall semester, we pause to read the latest alumnae magazine, share our gratitude for Wellesley's vibrant community, and wish everyone a wonderful holiday.

  • Alum Awarded Funds to Launch Livestock Education Center in Haiti

    Nikki Wright '08, now a student at the UPenn Veterinary School, and a colleague won $25,000 for a project that proposed the creation and construction of a learning center in Haiti designed to provide education and training in sustainable goat management.

  • Wellesley Alum to Oversee Academics for Boston Public Schools

    The Boston Public Schools announced that Eileen de los Reyes '84, who has led the effort to transform education for the thousands of English language learners in the Boston Public Schools, will be the district’s new deputy superintendent of academics.

  • Wellesley Alumna Receives American Musicological Society Honor

    Brigid Cohen ’00 has been recognized by the American Musicological Society with the 2013 Lewis Lockwood Prize for best book by an emerging scholar.

  • Wellesley College 2013 Alumnae Achievement Awards Ceremony, February 28

    A ceremony honoring the recipients of the 2013 Alumnae Achievement Awards will be held Thursday, February 28, in the Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall at 5:30 p.m.

  • Shirley Young '55 on Increasing Leadership Roles for Young Women

    In a recent interview with China Daily, business and cultural leader Shirley Young '55 discussed her work and her goal to encourage leadership qualities among the young, especially women.

  • Wellesley Celebrates Life and Legacy of Ruth Nagel Jones '42

    Members of the Wellesley community gathered recently to honor the life, work, and generosity of the philanthropist and arts supporter for whom the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre is named.

  • Wellesley Alum’s Book Wins AAAS Award

    The American Association for the Advancement of Science named Ocean Sunlight, by Molly Bang ’65, the Best Children’s Science Picture Book of 2012.

  • Class of 2013 Brings Its Talents to the World

    As we prepare to welcome all members of Wellesley’s Class of 2017 to campus next week, we check in with some recent graduates of the last “green class” and find out what they are up to now.

  • Women from Wellesley Help Lead NCAA/NEWMAC Symposium

    Wellesley was a strong presence at the recent NCAA/NEWMAC symposium on the theme of integration, with remarks by NCAA Director of Division III Louise McCleary ’87, Wellesley Director of Athletics Bridget Belgiovine, and Wellesley President H. Kim Bottomly.

  • Ida Liu ’98 Rings Closing Bell on NYSE

    Liu, a managing director at Citi Private Bank, was among top women execs from Citi who rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on March 7 to commemorate International Women’s Day.

  • Alumna Makes Rare Wildlife Sighting in Russia

    This summer, biologist Mimi Kessler ’01 became one of the first women to see a snow leopard in the Altai Mountains of southern Siberia. There are believed to be only 30 or 40 snow leopards in the region and only 20 people have reported seeing one before, all of them men.

  • Best of 2013 Lists Include Wellesley

    From Buzzfeed to Barbara Walters, Wellesley was seen making the “Best of 2013” lists as alumnae, exhibits, centers, and the ever-beautiful campus were noticed by the outside world.

  • Wellesley Alum to Present at TEDxChange 2013

    Halimatou Hima Moussa Dioula ’10 was nominated by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to be a speaker for TEDxChange 2013 on April 3 (webcast live from Her topic: Investing in Girls.

  • Clothing Design Firm Launched by Alums Wins Acclaim

    For Moriah Carlson '96 and Alice Wu '96, the world of fashion has unexpectedly become their world as they create quirky, elegant, and sustainable clothing for forward-thinking women.

  • Alumna's Social Enterprise Brings Progress through Tea

    Tranquil Tuesdays, a Beijing-based business launched by Charlene Wang '03, has become a premiere provider of Chinese teas and teaware as well as an exemplary social enterprise featured on CBS Sunday Morning, China Radio International, Time Out Beijing, and elsewhere.

  • Michelle Caruso-Cabrera ’91 Delivers Latina Month Keynote Address at Wellesley College

    Chief International Correspondent for CNBC and Wellesley alum Michelle Caruso-Cabrera ’91 kicks off a full slate of Latina Month 2013 activities with a keynote address on April 3 entitled “Leading By Example.”

  • Wellesley Professor Honored for 44+ Years Service

    Wellesley President H. Kim Bottomly led the College community in honoring Nellie Zuckerman Cohen and Anne Cohen Heller Professor of Health Sciences and Professor of Chemistry Nancy Harrison Kolodny '64 at a retirement party on September 12.

  • Wellesley Answers Obama’s Call to Expand Higher Ed Opportunities

    Wellesley College's plans are spelled out in the White House report "Commitments to Action on College Opportunity," focusing on outreach as well as new and expanded programs to attract students to STEM fields, and to offer support and mentoring.

  • Wellesley Blue Senior Scores Spot in Record Books

    Basketball player Malia Maier '13 holds the all-time Wellesley record for both steals and assists and ranks ninth all-time in scoring. The team leader has earned a spot in the NCAA record books, as well.

  • Family & Friends Weekend and Homecoming 2013 at Wellesley

    Wellesley is excited to welcome the more than 480 family, friends, and alumnae coming to campus for a weekend of fun, learning, nostalgia, and friendship building.

  • Alumna's Foundation and Classmates Fund New Research Opportunity

    Wellesley students now have a unique chance to get hands-on medical research experience at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, backed by the Calliope Joy Foundation in partnership with the Class of 1989.

  • Wellesley Senior's Research Leads to Meeting with King of Swaziland

    For her honor's thesis, Daniels Fellow Andrea Kine '13 studied Swaziland’s progress toward meeting the Millenium Development Goals set by the United Nations, and her work led to a meeting with Swaziland's King Mswati III.

  • Professor Pens Editorial on Food Insecurity, SNAP Cuts

    In a recent vote, the House recently cut funding to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program. Marshall I. Goldman Professor of Economics Kristin Butcher '86 co-wrote an opinion piece for U.S. News & World Report about the cuts.

  • Wellesley Alumnae Take to the Start-Up Road

    Wellesley women are breaking new ground through building their own businesses. We talked to a handful of alumnae entrepreneurs and asked them about their journeys and the advice they’d offer other women seeking to follow their start-up model.

  • Six Wellesley Women Win Fulbright Scholarships

    Wellesley's Carolyn Bonner Campbell ‘13, Claire Ames Fogarty ‘12 (pictured), Rebecca Danielle McClain ‘13, Rebecca Ruhl ‘13, Christina Moriah Smith ‘13,  and Madeline Rose Weeks ‘11 received Fulbrights.

  • Wellesley Leads Small College Contributors to Teach for America Corps

    This school year, 20 members of Wellesley’s Class of 2013 are standing in front of the classroom for the first time as teachers with the Teach for America (TFA) corps.

  • Wellesley Alum Wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship

    Madeline Rose Weeks ’11, who has studied the intersection of ecology, agriculture, economics, and culture with a focus on coffee and cocoa production, has won a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, covering the full cost of a graduate degree at University of Cambridge, U.K.