Notable Alumnae in the News

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Violet Kupersmith ’11

Rising writer Violet Kupersmith ’11 transforms themes from her family’s history to produce short stories with bold, fearless female characters.

June 3, 2014 - 3:15pm
Hanni Thoma ’09

International higher education, language study, and gender equity are passions for this ’09 alumna, and a Fulbright fellowship allows her to pursue all three.

May 28, 2014 - 9:00am
Kelsey Lewis ’10

Although a biology career seemed unlikely to Kelsey Lewis ’10 when she was young, she’s now a scientist with a national fellowship to her credit.

May 20, 2014 - 10:30am
Elaine Chao ’75

The former U.S. Secretary of Labor is bringing her considerable power to the re-election campaign of Sen. Mitch McConnell, who is Chao’s husband.

May 14, 2014 - 9:30am
Deborah Bial

Deborah Bial, president of the Posse Foundation, and three outstanding alumnae will receive honorary degrees at MHC’s May 18 commencement.

April 14, 2014 - 4:45pm
Kelley “Kat” Tompkins Calvin ’05

Video: BET chose only 28 people to recognize during Black History Month.  Entrepreneur Kelley “Kat” Tompkins Calvin ’05 was one.

February 25, 2014 - 11:30am

Blogging for the Huffington Post, education advocate Christine Horansky '04 says, "When we empower girls, we change the world."

February 14, 2014 - 4:00pm
Mary Deane Sorcinelli '72

Mary Deane Sorcinelli '72 has been named the 2014 Massachusetts Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

February 3, 2014 - 4:45pm
Amy Timberlake '89

One Came Home, a children's book written by Amy Richardson Timberlake '89, has been named a 2014 Newbery Honor Book.

January 30, 2014 - 7:00pm

In an interview with MTV, education advocate Chrissy Horansky ’04 urges educators to help students find their personal super power.

December 31, 2013 - 11:00am

Mallika Dutt '83 (#18) and Ali Saran '14 (#41) have been named by Safe magazine among 50 Global Heroes working to stop sexual violence. (See page 46.)

December 2, 2013 - 12:30pm
Sadiqa Basiri Saleem FP’09

Anita Haidary ’14 and Sadiqa Basiri Saleem FP’09 (pictured at left) were featured in Politico’s essay “Afghan Women on the Front Line.”

October 23, 2013 - 10:45am

Tinky Weisblat '76 and the memoir she published about caring for her mother, Janice "Taffy" Weisblat '39, are the focus of a feature in the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

September 19, 2013 - 7:15pm

The Frances Perkins Foundation honored President Pasquerella with the Open Door Award on August 14 in Newcastle, Maine.

September 4, 2013 - 4:45pm
Holly Hetcalf

Seven individuals and one team will be the first “class” inducted into the Mount Holyoke Athletics Hall of Fame in ceremonies planned for October 19.

September 4, 2013 - 1:45pm
Sandy Rosenthal '79

Writing for the Huffington Post, Levees.org founder Sandy Rosenthal '79 criticizes the Bush Presidential Library for erasing Hurricane Katrina from the record.

August 29, 2013 - 11:00am

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