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Mount Holyoke College Update :: January 2013
A newsletter for parents and families

A Message from President Lynn Pasquerella '80

Dear Parents, Family, and Friends, Lynn Pasquerella

What an exciting time to be at Mount Holyoke, as we celebrate 175 years of women of influence! Events throughout the year have showcased the intellectual, creative, and artistic vibrancy of our faculty, staff, students, and alumnae, and the many ways in which we carry out our mission of using liberal learning for purposeful engagement in the world. During my tenure as Mount Holyoke’s eighteenth president, it has been such an honor and privilege to meet and welcome so many of you to the campus or at events around the globe. Each and every one of you is a vitally important member of the Mount Holyoke community, and our goal is keep you both informed and engaged in the life of the College.

This e-newsletter has been designed by a team of campus leaders who communicate regularly with family members and friends of our students. We have designed the newsletter to be timely, easy to read, and useful for family members and friends of current students and recent graduates. We welcome your suggestions for improvements and your ideas for articles or references of interest. Please email your suggestions to my chief of staff, Jennifer Sanborn, or our associate director of The Mount Holyoke Fund, Jill Stern.

Thank you, and Happy New Year!

Lynn Pasquerella '80
President, Mount Holyoke College


Celebrating 175 Years of Women of Influence

175 YearsThis year, Mount Holyoke celebrates 175 years of Women of Influence. It's a commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the College's opening—an act that launched a revolution in women's education—and a tribute to the thousands of alumnae who have used their Mount Holyoke educations to create, contribute, inspire, and lead. View the website.


News from the Career Development Center

Megan PiersonMeet Megan Pierson, Associate Director, Experiential Learning, and learn what internships and research opportunities Mount Holyoke offers. Find out about funding for summer internships through the UAF (Universal Application Funding) program – applications are due by 5:00 pm, February 22, 2013.


MHC Voices

Leap SymposiumMHC students are already planning for summer internship opportunities; to inspire, here’s a look at MHC's LEAP Symposium this October, where 149 students presented on their summer experiences and shared reflections on what they learned about themselves.

Upcoming Events on Campus

June Carter PerryJanuary 29, 2013 at 7:00 pm – Ambassador June Carter Perry speaks on “Diplomacy: On the Front Lines of Public Service” as part of the 2012-2013 lecture series of the Weissman Center for Leadership and the Liberal Arts, Women at the Helm: What Is our Obligation?

February 9, 2013 Crafting a Life in the Arts featuring keynote speaker Astrid Rehl Baumgardner '73 and alumnae from the fields of Architectural Studies, Art History, Museum Art, Studio Art, Creative Writing, Dance, Film Studies, Music, and Theatre Arts.

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