MHC Update: A Newsletter for Families and Friends
March 2014

The LynkAnnouncing the Lynk, a new initiative that connects academic work with practical experience and career exploration. The Lynk is a key part of the College’s promise to prepare students to face the future with confidence.

“More than ever before, it is critical for colleges and universities to provide opportunities to connect curriculum to career,” said President Lynn Pasquerella. The College will now fund one approved internship for every student in the sophomore or junior year through the Lynk. Read more from President Pasquerella.


MHC Changemakers

Anita HaidaryAnita Haidary '14 is the cofounder of Young Women for Change, a grassroots movement committed to helping Afghan women to improve their lives through social and economic participation, political empowerment, awareness, and advocacy. She spoke with Questioning Authority about the problems facing Afghan women and what might happen once U.S. troops leave the country.

Caledonia MooreA January EMT course led Caledonia Moore '14 to MHC's emergency response squad and fueled her interest in a medical career. After interning for Partners in Health, or Socios en Salud, in Peru, Moore was the corecipient of a $10,000 grant from Davis Projects for Peace that will coordinate several first-aid training courses for female community health workers in two of Lima's poorest communities.


Cathleen PrudenCathleen Pruden '16 is going to the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships! Pruden will swim in the 200-Individual Medley and the 400-Individual Medley, her signature event that secured her spot in the meet after she posted a school and NEWMAC record time of 4:25.03 at the NEWMAC Championship in February. Cathleen will close out the meet with the 1650-freestyle race. She is the first swimmer since Katie Herrold '00 to compete at Nationals. Herrold went in 1997, earning All-America Honorable Mention in the 1650-freestyle.


NEWMAC NEWMAC recently announced its 2013-2014 Winter Academic All-Conference Teams. Seven Mount Holyoke student-athletes from basketball and swimming and diving were chosen in recognition of their achievements in the classroom as well as in their sports..


MHC Equestrian The Lyons posted victories last weekend, hosting their final regular season home show. MHC beat out six other schools and maintained a strong lead in the regional standings. Leading the way were first-year Bridget Finnerty (Baltimore, Maryland), who received High Point honors, and senior captain Lexie Lohrer (Carlisle, Massachusetts), who was Reserve High Point Rider. Mount Holyoke is back in action on Saturday when it co-hosts the Sycamore Show in Amherst.


pitch3 pitch3: Elevator Pitch Competition
pitch3 is a student competition that celebrates entrepreneurship, creativity, and the ability to concisely and convincingly sell a new idea. See what the winners of our 2012 and 2013 competition presented.


MHC Students Word Out!
Interested in what our more than 100 student organizations are up to?The Office of Student Programs offers a subscription e-newsletter, Word Out!, featuring weekly listings of on-campus events hosted by MHC student organizations. Sign up for Word Out!


PAGE Mount Holyoke's Professional and Graduate Education (PAGE) program offers dozens of summer course options. They’re open to men and women, undergraduate and graduate students, and anyone looking to enhance professional skills or for personal enrichment.


Upcoming Events

March 15—deadline for payment of any past-due tuition balance, which must be paid in order for students to participate in the room lottery or fall registration. For more information: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/sfs/cost/payment-of-bill.

May 1—deadline for financial aid renewal applications for the 20142015 academic year. More information on reapplying for financial aid: www.mtholyoke.edu/sfs/current.

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