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Mount Holyoke College News and Events Vista The College Street Journal Archives

March 12 , 2004


At the Top of Her Game Pat Bradley, 1981 U.S. Women’s Open champion, Massachusetts golf great, and LPGA Hall of Famer, has been named honorary chair of the 2004 U.S. Women’s Open. The championship will be played at The Orchards June 28–July 4. For more information or to order tickets, go to or call 1-800-513-OPEN, Monday through Friday, 9 am–5 pm (EST).

Girls Inc. Kudos Darby Dyar, associate professor of geology and astronomy, will be honored by Girls Inc. of Holyoke, at a dinner April 1 at the Log Cabin restaurant in Holyoke. Girls Inc. is a national, not-for-profit organization aimed at helping girls realize their potential and exercise their rights. The dinner will also honor Irene Leverton, a pilot and astronaut who was one of the “Mercury 13.”

Judge Joanne President Joanne V. Creighton recently served on a panel of judges for the Matty Trescott Essay Contest for girls in grades five through eight. Matty Trescott is the heroine of a series of novels written by Carole Bernstein Schurak ’65 and Thomas Ratliff and published by Smith & Kraus, the sponsors of the contest. The theme of the competition was Breaking Barriers for Women. First-prize winner was Ellora Wahle, an eighth-grader from Washington state, who wrote about being a trombonist. Second prize went to Chloe Allmand, a fifth-grader from Washington state who wrote about youth football. Third prize went to Caroline Welles, an eighth-grader from Beverly Farms, Massachusetts, whose essay began: “‘Feminist,’ they scorned.”

Geo-Gathering Several students and members of MHC’s earth and environment department will present papers at the joint meeting of the northeastern and southeastern sections of the Geological Society of America March 25–27 in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Amanda J. Getsinger ’04 and Michelle J. Markley, assistant professor of geology, will present a paper titled “Origin and Significance of Schlieren in Granite on Vinahlhaven Island, Maine.” Al Werner, associate professor of geology, Kasey Kathan ’04, and Esther Kingsbury ’05 will present a paper titled “Intrabasinal Variability of Holocene Tephra in a Small Kettle Lake, Lorraine Lake, Upper Cook Inlet, Alaska.”

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Hoop Hopes After defeating Smith in the first round of NEWMAC championships in February, the MHC Lyons basketball team advanced to the semifinals for the first time in school history. MHC’s record-breaking season ended with a loss to Clark University.

In Memoriam: Adaline S. Pates Potter ’31, associate professor emeritus of English, died January 15 in Leeds, Massachusetts. Potter taught at the College from 1948 through 1975. She served as a foreign student adviser and was the author of a book about the Sycamores, a former MHC residence hall.

In Memoriam: Dorothy M. “Dot” (Cellillie) Vilbon, who worked at Mount Holyoke for 30 years, died February 17 in Fort Pierce, Florida. She was head of Office Services. Vilbon graduated from Cathedral High School in Springfield and lived in South Hadley for 50 years.


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