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Alumnae Stories

Mary Lyon Award winner reflects on the circuitous route that has led to her early success

Just when she needed it, Merli V. Guerra ’09 saw a message appear in her inbox. “The subject line was something like, ‘About the award you won,’” says Guerra, “and… ... » Read more

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Alumnae Stories

How a Mount Holyoke alumna became a craft beer entrepreneur

... In 2014 Gretchen Schmidhausler ’81 founded Little Dog Brewing Company, a four-barrel craft brewery in Neptune City, New Jersey, that specializes in handcrafted, small-batch brews. While opening her own… ... » Read more

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Through Mount Holyoke Connections, Four Alumnae Find Career Mentorship

Throughout the last five years, Cheryl Obedin Rivkin ’90, chief administrative officer and director of compliance at investment firm Muzinich & Co., has hired a Mount Holyoke alumna. Each of… ... » Read more

Alumnae Stories

Lessons from Her Upbringing Drive a Mount Holyoke Alumna Toward Educational Equality

Deeply committed to furthering social justice and international perspectives through education as dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco (USF), Shabnam Koirala-Azad ’99 traces these… ... » Read more