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A historic year for scholarship support

Generous gifts to the Meet the Moment scholarship initiative mean a Mount Holyoke education will be accessible to a wide range of students.

Variety of students on campus smiling

Meeting the moment

Mount Holyoke College has received $11 million in gifts to support financial aid and launched the “Meet the Moment Scholarship Challenge.” 

Harriet Weissman ’58 and Paul Weissman in Chapin Auditorium during the celebrations of the Weissman Center for Leadership’s 20th anniversary.

Paul Weissman, 1931–2020

Paul Weissman, benefactor of Mount Holyoke College, died on September 30, 2020, at the age of 89.

Sign of the times: Campus signs remind those who remain to practice physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Helping students cope with a crisis

Mount Holyoke College’s Student Safety Net Fund has helped students cope with the financial aftermath of the pandemic.

Personal protective equipment donated by Mount Holyoke College

Mount Holyoke donates protective equipment

The College’s gloves, surgical masks, N95 respirators, lab coats and eye protection will be dispersed as needed to hospitals statewide. 

Mount Holyoke’s newest students prepare to serve lunch at the Bag the Community food-pantry event.

Tackling food insecurity one bag at a time

6,500 bags. An 18-wheeler and several vans filled with donated food. Spring admits begin their Mount Holyoke career with community service.

Sarah Day ’22, left, and Meaghan Ging ’22 enjoy the Founder’s Day festivities.

Celebrating history with an eye to the future

Staff and students gather to commemorate Mount Holyoke founder Mary Lyon with ice cream, hot chocolate and gratitude for her vision.

A large open room with huge picture windows that open on a lake contains two step ladders and other construction materials.

Calling all makers — and doers

Mount Holyoke’s new Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab is now open for your projects, inspirations, creativity and persistence.

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MHC alum wins Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy

Shelby Baier White ’59 has been awarded the 2018 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy for her lifelong commitment to charitable work.

Carly Forcade ’17 (left), was inspired to create Travel Unicorn, a social media and information platform for LGBT travelers, after a trip to Spain with her girlfriend — and won $11,000 for it from a recent entrepreneurship competition.

Accelerated success

Four Mount Holyoke students who attended an entrepreneurial accelerator program over the summer won top prizes — and cash money — for their projects.