Class of 2009 News

All the news related to MHC's senior class of 2009: awards, scholarships, fellowships, celebrations, photo galleries, and feature stories.

Strawberries and Champagne Pics
The Alumnae Association welcomed its newest members, the class of 2009, at a Strawberries and Champagne celebration on Pageant Green May 6. View the photos.

MHC's Silver '09 Lands White House Internship
The Mount Holyoke senior will work for Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joseph Biden, on a national Violence Against Women Prevention program.
May 13, 2009

Emma Bast '09 Is National Cycling Champ
Mount Holyoke cyclist Emma Bast '09 has won the Division 2 USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals, which took place in Fort Collins, Colorado, May 7-10.
May 12, 2009

Casey Maliszewski FP '10 Takes on Public Policy
The Frances Perkins Scholar doesn't consider herself a “Jersey Girl,” but the New Jersey native is proud of the place she calls home and wants to see it grow--especially its schools.
May 12, 2009

Three MHC Seniors Win Fulbrights
Caitlin Lupton ’09, Addison Kemp ’09, and Kathryne Schwartz ’09 have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships for study abroad next year.
May 11, 2009

Newsweek Features MHC's Basiri Saleem '09
MHC's Sadiqa Basiri Saleem '09 is the subject of May 1 feature in Newsweek, which reports on her efforts to educate women and girls in her homeland of Afghanistan.

Basiri Saleem '09 Wins Huntington Service Award
Sadiqa Basiri Saleem '09 has won the prestigious Samuel Huntington Public Service Award to support her work educating women in her homeland of Afghanistan.
April 29, 2009

2009 Senior Symposium Showcases Scholarship
The daylong event, held April 17, showcased both the academic excellence and far-ranging intellectual pursuits of Mount Holyoke’s graduating class.
April 23, 2009

Basiri Saleem '09 Honored at Kennedy Center
MHC’s Sadiqa Basiri Saleem FP '09 was honored with a Rising Voices Award March 19 in Washington, D.C., for her work educating women in her homeland of Afghanistan.
March 25, 2009

Katie Greenberg '09 Wins Gates Scholarship
Katie Greenberg ’09 has been awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a master of philosophy degree in physics at the University of Cambridge next year.
February 17, 2009

Victoire Ndong '09 Takes on Malaria
What the biology major knows about malaria isn’t just from hours spent in the lab. It’s from personal experience in her home city of Dakar, Senegal.
January 30, 2009

Encyclopedia of Earth Publishes Student Work
She won't graduate from Mount Holyoke for another several months, but Beth Lariviere FP '09 already has her first publication listings for her future CV.
November 20, 2008

College Dems Play Hard, Score Big this Election
Mount Holyoke College Democrats got caught up in the 2008 campaigning craze, supporting politicians and issues in both local and national campaigns.
December 3, 2008

MHC Founder's Day Pics
Members of the senior class donned their graduation gowns at 9 am on Sunday, November 9, to celebrate MHC founder Mary Lyon at her grave, which is located in the center of campus.

Carolyn Strobel '09 Feels Write at Home in Dublin
While in Ireland, Carolyn Strobel '09 had the pleasure of working with James Joyce--and other esteemed Irish writers both living and deceased--while interning at Lilliput Press.
November 10, 2008

LEAP Symposium Showcases Student Work
The MHC community gathered for the LEAP Symposium, where 52 students discussed their experiences as researchers in the laboratory and the field, and in internships around the globe.
November 5, 2008

Meet Rower and Researcher Elissa Center '09
With funding from the Career Development Center, Elissa Center '09 landed a research internship at a Boston hospital, between her daily morning and evening crew sessions.
October 30, 2008

In the (Test) Kitchen with Kathryne Schwartz '09
Usually equipped with microscopes and Petri dishes, the biology major found herself at home among ovens, pots, and pans while interning at Good Housekeeping magazine.
October 14, 2008

Linda Senecal '09 Reflects on Study Abroad
The ancient studies major, who studied in Rome, spoke at a September welcome-home dinner for returning study abroad students. Read her speech.
October 7, 2008

MHC Opens Year with Green Revolution
"Going green" took on a whole new meaning Wednesday morning, September 3, as the Mount Holyoke College community gathered for opening convocation.
September 3, 2008