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Harriet Newhall Fellows
Harriet Newhall Fellows students conduct on-campus interviews for prospective students, aid in the planning and execution of admission special events, and correspond with prospective students. These impressive students have a wealth of experience to share about life at Mount Holyoke.
“Mount Holyoke was the first campus that truly felt diverse and supportive to me. The dedication the school has to empowering women deeply spoke to me.”
“I plan to utilize entrepreneurial opportunities in Afghanistan, as it is an emerging market with many openings, eventually joining politics.”
“I chose MHC because I want to make friends with strong, confident, independent women and be surrounded by an inclusive and supportive atmosphere.”
“My ultimate goal is to be a psycholinguist, but I definitely want to teach for a bit. I’m also very interested in translation and interpretation.”
They are physicists, authors and artists. They hail from more than 50 countries and 48 of our 50 states. And they have one thing in common: Mount Holyoke.
Welcome to the Dining Commons, which offers cuisine from around the world, extended hours and unlimited swipes in a spacious and modern setting.
“The people and the community at Mount Holyoke are easily the biggest draws, as well as the incredible resources for geology students.”
“Why Mount Holyoke? Where do I even start? I am so grateful to be attending an institution that is both inclusive and empowering.”
Through its engineering and sustainability programs, Mount Holyoke has given Farah Rawas ’17 the resources she needs to help her community in Beirut.
“There is a feeling of intense purpose and collaboration on the campus. I have felt very supported as a first-generation, low-income student.”
“Wherever I am in 10 years, I want to be part a group of people who are making this world a better place and creating jobs that no one’s ever heard of.”
Growing up, Mya Wright ’21 bounced between homes and weathered a wave of family tragedies. Now at MHC she's considering a pre-med track.
“Chess has helped me foster relationships, discover neuroscience, and the ability to sit at a board and concentrate for four to five hours at a stretch.”
“I chose Mount Holyoke because it seems like I will be accepted for who I am. I am impressed with the focus on helping students develop leadership skills.”
“Mount Holyoke is mysterious yet welcoming — I feel as though there are a million quirky things and people to discover, and all of them will be wonderful.”
Posse Scholar Emily Wolman ’22 put together a club to tackle bullying in her high school and received the Diana Award for her work upholding her community.
“The idea of being surrounded by powerful women all working together to achieve their goals really struck a chord. I want to be with that kind of energy.”
“The academics were what intrigued me initially, but I love MHC’s commitment to social change and the betterment of society.”
“Mount Holyoke appeals to my sense of community. Admission and the Frances Perkins Program affiliates have been amazing and have made me feel welcome.”
“My proudest moment might be finishing the 100-mile Tevis Cup endurance race riding alongside my mom when I was 12. My love for adventure has only grown.”
“Anyone who finds herself at Mount Holyoke can do wonders in terms of intellectual and personal growth. It’s the kind of place where I can thrive.”
Molly Paige FP’18 rekindled a love of theater when she came to Mount Holyoke. Now she’s directing “Bull in a China Shop,” the new play by Bryna Turner ’12.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Mount Holyoke College is offering scholarships for students in Puerto Rico.
“I’m really interested in helping the community understand autism as a culture, as opposed to the disorder it has commonly been understood to be.”
“I want to work in the intersections of mental health and gender identity with young adults. I want to help young people become their authentic selves.”
“My favorite places on campus are the greenhouse and the library. The Chihuly sculpture is gorgeous; the glass ceiling is a great place to watch storms.”
Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will speak at Mount Holyoke College on Thursday, April 26, 2018.
“I believe that Mount Holyoke will give me an outstanding education in science that no other college could match.”
“I’m really aiming to be an astronomer or an astrophysicist. When I look up at the sky, I’m constantly reminded of how staggering our universe is.”
Mount Holyoke welcomes one of the most competitive classes in the College's history. The College’s acceptance rate has dropped 15 points, from 51% to 36%.
“My art is somewhere between surreal and abstract and I love that I can shape the ocean’s beauty into something of my own.”
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