Uncommon Women

From Emily D. to MTV

Emily Dickinson, class of 1848, revolutionized American poetry; Gabrielle Gregg, class of 2008, explores the frontiers of social media as MTV’s first Twitter jockey. Yesterday and today, Mount Holyoke alumnae blaze new trails.

Our alumnae are groundbreaking doctors, history-making cabinet members, and distinguished college presidents. We have graduated scientists, bankers, CEOs, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights, and even a director of a Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization. Throughout the decades, in nations all over the world, alumnae have—and continue to—demonstrate the remarkable power of a Mount Holyoke education.

Here are just some of the remarkable women who have called Mount Holyoke home: