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Mary Francis ’86

Alumnae Stories

Mary Francis ’86: Powered by Mount Holyoke

“Whenever I’ve powered through . . . and taken a challenge where I didn’t know I’d be successful, I’ve never regretted it,” says Mary Francis ’86, the corporate secretary and… ... » Read more

Marilyn Bruno ’69 and Cynthia Burzell ’01

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Marilyn Bruno ’69 and Cynthia Bruno Burzell ’01: Powered by Mount Holyoke

Since 2014 NASA has invited the mother-daughter team of Marilyn Bruno ’69 and Cynthia Bruno Burzell ’01 to speak at conferences about their work. In 2006 the two started the biotech… ... » Read more

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Catherine Gibson ’77: Powered By Mount Holyoke

On Christmas Day 2016 Catherine Gibson ’77 summited Mount Vinson. At an elevation of 16,050 feet, this highest peak in Antarctica is referred to as “the top of the bottom… ... » Read more

Shahla Farzan ’10 and Elizabeth Figus ’09

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Shahla Farzan ’10 & Elizabeth Figus ’09: Fishing on the Radio

Mount Holyoke alumnae often meet in surprising places—even the backwoods of Alaska:  Shahla Farzan ’10 is a doctoral student in ecology and reporter at KBBI AM 890, a small NPR affiliate… ... » Read more