Connections: Fall 2013
Pizza, mingling, and Mount Holyoke took center stage at the retro-inspired Kings Bowling in downtown Boston last May. Approximately forty alumnae and their families gathered with ten newly accepted students to answer questions, exchange experiences, and, of course, celebrate! The prospective students walked away with more than just sage advice and a sense of the “uncommon woman”; they were also given plastic pails (perfect shower caddies) filled with chocolate, bubbles, and MHC bumper stickers and pens.
Photo by Leise Jones Smyrl ’01.
MHC Tote Bags Help Fill a Special Ed Classroom
The board of the Mount Holyoke Club of Northern California (NorCal) has been hand-painting tote bags in exchange for donations in an effort to help special-education teacher Caitlin Healey ’09 stock her classroom. Healey works at the Oakland Unified School District and pays out of pocket for classroom supplies and books. “Instead of just donating funds from collected dues,” says Young Alumnae Representative Emily Myer ’09, “we decided to create an opportunity for other alums to help and to spread MHC love.”
Lily Klebanoff Blake ’64 Connects with Students on Wall Street
When Lily Klebanoff Blake ’64 attended the Alumnae and Student Career Networking Fair on the Mount Holyoke campus last March, she spoke to students interested in finance and business about the Financial Women’s Association Wall Street Exchange Program, which provides an exciting opportunity for participants to enhance job search skills while learning to think strategically about career choices. Nan Zhu ’14, Pia Matthes ’14, and Xiaoxu “Carol” Wang ’14 joined the program while interning on Wall Street over the summer and reunited with Blake at the closing reception, held at the New York Stock Exchange.
This article appeared in the fall 2013 issue of the Alumnae Quarterly.
November 6, 2013