MHC Update: A Newsletter for Families and Friends
April 2014

The LynkTwenty-four Mount Holyoke students traveled to Washington D.C. over spring break to learn about careers in public service from esteemed MHC alumnae.

Video Conference A national award confirms that videoconferencing with global partners advances international learning across the curriculum for MHC students.

Senior SymposiumMHC’s annual Senior Symposium on April 11 will showcase 122 seniors and their intellectual passions, independent projects, and scholarly research.

Marcella Runell Hall Marcella Runell Hall, founding director of New York University’s “Of Many” Institute for Multifaith Leadership and a member of the clinical faculty in its Silver School of Social Work, will be Mount Holyoke’s new dean of students beginning June 1.

Reshma Saujani Reshma Saujani, founder of “Girls Who Code,” speaks on gender disparity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and entrepreneurship to spur innovation and job creation in the computer industry.

Cathleen PrudenCathleen Pruden '16 became the first swimmer in MHC history to finish in the top eight at the NCAA Division III National Championships.

MHC EquestrianMHC's Equestrian Team wrapped up its regular season show schedule on March 8, winning its seventh High Point Champion title. MHC won seven of eight regular season shows. The Lyons sent 19 riders to Regionals on March 29 and hosted the Zone Championships on April 5 at the MHC Equestrian Center.

Fullbridge Lynk With its introduction of The Lynk—a systematic approach to connecting students’ academic work with practical experience and career exploration—Mount Holyoke has partnered with the Fullbridge Program to offer a business fundamentals course on campus June 227. Special funding is still available for the first ten MHC applicants, and the program is geared toward current sophomores and juniors. Eligible students may apply for funding through The Lynk initiative.

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May 1—deadline for financial aid renewal applications for the 20142015 academic year. More information on reapplying for financial aid:

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