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summer 2017

117-year-old Laurel Chain Tradition Nods to Roman Poets, Honors Suffragists

A familiar and beloved ceremony to all who belong to the Mount Holyoke community, the ritual of the laurel parade began 117 years ago, with two wreaths of laurel leaves carried by the president and vice president of the graduating class. In 1902 the wreath…... » Read more

Alumnae Association Names Maria Z. Mossaides ’73 New President-Elect

At the Annual Meeting held during Reunion alumnae approved the slate of incoming officers to the board. Among those alumnae who began a term in July is Maria Z. Mossaides ’73, who joined the board as president-elect for one year before becoming president in July…... » Read more

The class of 1977

Alumnae Share their Stories While Back for Reunion

Over two May weekends of sunshine and rain clouds, more than 1,700 alumnae and guests from the classes ending in twos and sevens, and 2015, traveled back to Mount Holyoke from across the globe to reconnect with each other and the idyllic campus they still…... » Read more

Grapefruit with Black Ribbon by Susan Jane Walp ’70

Reimagining Still Life with Susan Jane Walp ’70

Artist-in-residence For two months last spring Susan Jane Walp ’70 was the artist-in-residence in the studio art department at Dartmouth College. Since the 1930s the program has been bringing artists to campus to give students an idea of what it is like to be a…... » Read more