Notable Alumnae in the News

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MHC participants during the PEEK program. Photo by Barbara Baumann ’77.

Thanks to alumnae generosity, 13 Mount Holyoke College students and recent grads had a weekend-long immersion in a top MBA program.

August 31, 2015 - 1:30pm
Portrait of Barbara Conviser ’66

Barbara Conviser ’66 was headed for a law career before a Mount Holyoke College professor encouraged her to major in what she did best—art.

August 26, 2015 - 11:45am
Police in riot gear in Ferguson.

In the wake of Ferguson, Kira Banks ’00 discovered the “audacity” to assert that black lives matter.

August 21, 2015 - 10:45am
FDR signs the Social Security Act

Frances Perkins ’02 was the driving force behind the Social Security Act, which marked its 80th anniversary this month.

August 20, 2015 - 4:45pm
Woman at a dhaba, or roadside eatery, in South Asia.

In South Asia, women traditionally don’t appear in public on their own. But Sadia Khatri ’15 invited women to post photos of themselves online—and it went viral.

August 11, 2015 - 3:15pm
Robin McLean ’87

Robin McLean ’87 had to live before she could write about life. Now her short stories are winning readers, and accolades, for the Mount Holyoke alumna.

August 10, 2015 - 10:00am
Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella

MHC President Lynn Pasquerella, a medical ethicist, talks on the Bill Newman Show about affordable care and autonomy for those nearing the end of their lives.

July 31, 2015 - 11:45am
Student at MHC computer hackathon.

Women are entering STEM fields more than ever, but keeping them there requires mentorship and breaking down biases, writes a Mount Holyoke alumna in Forbes.

July 29, 2015 - 10:30am
Mary A. Francis ’86

Mary A. Francis ’86, Chevron’s chief governance officer, said critical-thinking skills fostered at Mount Holyoke have proved valuable in her professional life.

July 13, 2015 - 8:45am
 Lily Eisermann MAT’15

Lily Eisermann, who just earned her master's in teaching from Mount Holyoke, heads to South Africa this summer to discover what learning and teaching look like there.

June 30, 2015 - 9:30am
Michelle Brooks-Thompson ’06

When Michelle Brooks-Thompson ’06 revealed her gale-force voice on TV’s sing-off The Voice, she brought down the house and amped up a flourishing career.

June 26, 2015 - 2:00pm
Frances Perkins

A article noted surging interest in having Mount Holyoke alumna Frances Perkins, first woman US cabinet member, become the face on every $10 bill.

June 25, 2015 - 8:45am
Catherine Onyemelukwe '62

A memoir by Catherine Onyemelukwe '62 chronicles her Peace Corps work in Nigeria and her decades-long personal and professional ties to that country and its people.

June 15, 2015 - 9:30am
Thumbnail of Barbara Baumann ’77

A top executive, consultant, and leader in the energy industry for 34 years has been named the next chairwoman of the Mount Holyoke College Board of Trustees.

June 10, 2015 - 8:45am
Amy Norman ’95, co-CEO of Little Passports.

Mount Holyoke alumna Amy Norman ’95 built Little Passports, a business working to get kids interested in other cultures with activity packages mailed to their homes.

June 8, 2015 - 10:00am
Shoshana Walter ’07

Shoshana Walter ’07 has won the prestigious Livingston Award for an investigative journalism series on the poor training and regulation of armed security guards.

June 3, 2015 - 9:30am