Alumnae Clubs Celebrate MHC’s 175th Anniversary

During this anniversary year, Mount Holyoke alumnae clubs far and wide organized celebrations that ranged from small get-togethers at alums’ homes to large galas held in hotel banquet halls.

If your club’s celebration isn’t mentioned here, email a brief description and photo and we’ll happily add it to this slideshow.

  • Club of Ann Arbor and the Club of Detroit
    The Club of Ann Arbor and the Club of Detroit held a joint celebration at the Detroit Institute of the Arts, with guest speaker John Stomberg, director of the Mount Holyoke Art Museum.
  • Club of Central Ohio
    The Club of Central Ohio held an anniversary celebration at the home of Betsy Clarke ’73, complete with Deacon Porter’s Hat!
  • Club of Cincinnati
    The Club of Cincinnati combined its annual winter dinner with a grand celebration of the College’s anniversary. Alumnae in attendance ranged in graduation years from 1958 to 2006.
  • European Council
    Alumnae members of the European Council—representing Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, and Switzerland—celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Council and the College’s anniversary in Leuven, Belgium.
  • Club of France
    The Club of France celebrated a late Thanksgiving and the College’s 175th anniversary at 1990 alumna Kate Old Magnere’s restaurant, Le Monaco. Kate Combault ’92 sang a few songs, including the Mount Holyoke alma mater.
  • Club of Hong Kong
    The Club of Hong Kong celebrated the bonds that alumnae of different generations share through their Mount Holyoke connection.
  • Club of Cincinnati
    The Club of Cincinnati combined their annual winter dinner with a grand celebration of the College’s anniversary. Alumnae in attendance ranged in graduation years from 1958 to 2006.
  • Alumnae in Ireland
    Of twelve possible alumnae and juniors abroad in Ireland, eleven attended dinner and ice cream at Botticelli’s Italian Restaurant and Gelateria in Temple Bar. A few stalwarts even continued the celebration afterward in an Irish-music pub.
  • Club of Kansas City
    The Club of Kansas City held a joint anniversary luncheon and Mary Lyon birthday celebration and enjoyed Deacon Porter’s hat, made by Hilary O’Leary Meckel ’07.
  • Club of Kansas City
    The Club of Kansas City held a joint anniversary luncheon and Mary Lyon birthday celebration and enjoyed Deacon Porter’s hat, made by Hilary O’Leary Meckel ’07.
  • Club of Seoul, Korea
    The Club of Seoul, Korea, celebrated the College’s anniversary with assistant director of admission, Elizabeth Dumont-McCaffrey ’10, who was visiting Korea for an admission trip.
  • Club of Long Island
    The Club of Long Island gathered for lunch at the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club, and enjoyed an update from Gregg McCarty ’83, MHC individual gifts officer, as well as a viewing of the video Celebrating 175 Years.
  • 175th cake made by Florida club
    175th cake made by Florida club
  • Club of Naples, Florida
    The Club of Naples, Florida, held a tea for President Pasquerella at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, where forty alumnae from many classes, prospective students and parents, and guests from Radcliffe and Mills College gathered.
  • Club of New Hampshire
    The Club of New Hampshire marked the anniversary with special guest and first lady of New Hampshire, Dr. Susan Upton Lynch, MD, class of 1976.
  • Southeast Florida Club
    The Southeast Florida club held a 175th event in February
  • Southern California Club
    “I scream…you scream…we all scream for ice cream! The Southern California Club celebrated both Mountain Day and the 175th anniversary in San Francisco at Bi-Rite Creamery.
  • Club of Southwest Florida
    The Club of Southwest Florida celebrated with special guest Donal O’Shea, former MHC dean of faculty and vice president for academic affairs, and had one of its largest turnouts ever.
  • Club of Southwest Florida
    The Club of Southwest Florida celebrated with special guest Donal O’Shea, former MHC dean of faculty and vice president for academic affairs, and had one of its largest turnouts ever.
  • Club of Southwest Florida
    The Club of Southwest Florida celebrated with special guest Donal O’Shea, former MHC dean of faculty and vice president for academic affairs, and had one of its largest turnouts ever.

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