Meet a sampling of the students who joined the Mount Holyoke Community in 2017.
The incoming class as a whole came to campus from as far away as China and as near as South Hadley. They numbered an even 600, including 33 transfer students and 21 Frances Perkins scholars, the College’s program for women 25 years and older who have experienced an interruption in their education.
They hail from 47 states and 45 countries. Among their ranks are scientists, poets, filmmakers, athletes and activists. With resumes that include impressive internships (at the Afghanistan Parliament), MVP awards (for high school wrestling in New York City), scientific journal publications (for research on woodpeckers) and short film production (on fracking in Oklahoma). And with interests in beekeeping, aeronautics, taekwondo, freediving, underwater cinematography, outrigger canoeing and hip-hop dance.