Wellesley Alumnae in the News
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera ’91 Delivers Keynote Address
April 3, 2013
Chief International Correspondent for CNBC Michelle Caruso-Cabrera ’91 kicks off Latina Month 2013 activities at Wellesley College with a keynote address: “Leading By Example.”
April 2, 2013
Nominated by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to be a speaker for TedxChange 201, Halima spoke on April 3, 2013. Themed Positive Disruption, TEDxChange 2013 speakers challenge preconceived ideas, spark discussion, engage leaders, and shed light on new perspectives.
March 12, 2013
Ida 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.
March 8, 2013
The American Association for the Advancement of Science named Ocean Sunlight, by Molly Bang ’65, the Best Children’s Science Picture Book of 2012.
Alum Awarded Funds to Launch Livestock Education Center in Haiti
Tuesday, February 10, 2013
Nikki Wright '08, 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 to provide education and training in sustainable goat management.
Harleston Parker Medal Honors Alum and Alumnae Valley
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The award honoring the "single most beautiful building or other structure” built in the metropolitan Boston area in the past 10 years went to a team including Andrea Leers '64 for the MIT Media Lab; Wellesley's Alumnae Valley was named runner-up.
Wellesley Alumnae Are Leaders in Philanthropy
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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.
Madeleine Albright and Henry Paulson at Wellesley
Thursday, January 24, 2013
On January 24, Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright ‘59 and Former Secretary of the Treasury Hank Paulson discuss “The US and China in the 21st Century” in a public event moderated by Cokie Roberts ‘64, senior correspondent for ABC News and NPR.
Wellesley Alumna Named 1st Woman President of Lafayette
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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.
Alumna Wins "Get Inspired" Video Contest
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
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.
Wellesley College Receives Permanent Gift of Snelson Sculpture
Monday, December 17, 2012
Lynn Dixon Johnston ’64 and Robert F. Johnston’s gift—Mozart III, a sculpture by Kenneth Snelson—embodies values dear to Wellesley: dedicated, passionate inquiry and study and dialogue across disciplines.
Alumna Wins Coleman Award from the Ford Hall Forum
Monday, November 19, 2012
On November 14, Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University presented Callie Crossley '73 with the 2012 George W. Coleman Award for her exceptional decade-long service as a member of the Board of Directors.
Artist Lorraine O'Grady '55 Donates Papers to Wellesley
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Internationally recognized artist and writer Lorraine O'Grady '55, whose piece "Sisters I-IV" is pictured here, visits Wellesley on November 15 to celebrate the opening of her archive to researchers around the world.
A Veterans Day Remembrance of Mildred McAfee
Monday, November 12, 2012
70 years ago, Wellesley College President Mildred McAfee became the first female commissioned officer of the U.S. Navy, and first director of the WAVES.
Meet the Wellesley College Alumnae Network
Friday, November 9, 2012
Wellesley College graduates from every decade since the 1950s share stories of what the network gives them: connections, support, and confidence.
Wellesley Student and Alum Co-Curate Political Cartoon Exhibit
Monday, November 5, 2012
Tanekwah Hinds ’15 and Ann H. Sievers ’69, director of the University of St. Joseph Art Gallery in West Hartford, Conn., co-curated The Noise of Democracy: Thomas Nast and the Elections of 1872 and 1876.
Wellesley Tops Schools of Its Size in Teach for America Corps
Friday, October 5, 2012
Erica Saldivar '12 is one of Wellesley's 21 graduates in the Teach for America corps, helping make Wellesley the leading source for Teach for America among small colleges.
New Bike Share Program Rolls into Wellesley
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Students submitted a proposal to the Sustainable Advisory Committee and were awarded a grant from The Class of 1957 Green Fund to launch a new bike share program.
Alum Takes National Stage at GOP National Convention
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Janna Little Ryan '91, wife of Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, was introduced by her husband at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Wednesday.
Columbia Journalism Review's "40 Women Who Changed Media" Lists Four from Wellesley
Monday, August 13, 2012
Nora Ephron '62, Ellen Levine '64, Diane Sawyer '67, and Geneva Overholser '70 make Columbia Journalism Review's "Divine Sisterhood" in the magazine's July/August cover story.
Cecilia Conrad '76 To Direct of MacArthur Fellows Program
Friday, July 6, 2012
Conrad, a Wellesley alumna with degrees in economics and a Phi Beta Kappa key, will take leadership of the iconic "Genius Grant" program in January.
Madeleine Albright ’59 Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The Wellesley graduate, former U.S. Secretary of State, author, speaker, and consultant received the highest civilian honor at the White House.
Happy 4th of July from Wellesley College
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
There’s a special place in the hearts of Wellesley women for an anthem by an alumna and former English prof. At Independence Day our thoughts turn to America the Beautiful, by Wellesley’s own Katharine Lee Bates (Class of 1880).
Wellesley Remembers Nora Ephron '62
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The Wellesley community is deeply saddened by the death of alumna Nora Ephron '62. President H. Kim Bottomly reflects on the achievements, contributions, and zesty spirit of a woman who long embodied many Wellesley ideals.
WPS Institute at Wellesley Starts Strong
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The 2012 Women in Public Service Institute delegates, joined by invited guests, alumnae, and the campus community in Alumnae Auditorium, cheered inspiring speeches from Madeleine Albright '59 and Hillary Clinton '69, and asked thoughtful—and newsmaking—questions.
Hillary Clinton Opens Women in Public Service Institute
Friday, June 8, 2012
Women leaders from 21 nations convene at Wellesley June 11-22 for the Women in Public Service Institute, part of an initiative launched by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton '69 to raise female political and civic leadership worldwide.
Wellesley College Welcomes Returning Alumnae
Friday, June 1, 2012
For Reunion, Wellesley College Alumnae Association hosts a full weekend of faculty lectures, open houses, campus and building tours, class-specific programs, and the traditional parade of alums—from Class of 1952 to Class of 2007—to Alumnae Hall.
Class of 2012 Inducted into the Alumnae Association
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Seniors toast the accomplishments of the past four years, and look ahead to a lifetime connection with one another and the College as alumnae.
Three Wellesley Alumnae Part of Wall Street Journal's Women in the Economy Task Force
Monday, May 14, 2012
Desiree Rogers '81 (pictured), Madeleine Albright '59, and Katie Spring '92 joined other executives invited by the Journal to propose action plans for making better use of female talent.
Robin Chase '80 Kicks Off Wellesley Leadership Initiative
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The Wellesley Blueprint for Leadership program will gather students and community members to explore what qualities define Wellesley’s brand of leadership.
Alumna Headlines Women in Comedy Festival
Friday, March 23, 2012
Wellesley alumna Wendy Liebman '83 headlines the fourth annual Women in Comedy Festival in Boston on Saturday, March 23. Liebman recently spoke with Boston.com about breaking into Boston's comedy scene.