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Naomi Barry Perez

Q&A with Naomi Barry-Perez ’96

This past March, Naomi Barry-Pérez ’96 met with Mount Holyoke students in Washington, DC, for the “MHC Lynk: On the Road” networking program. Barry-Pérez chatted with current students and gave the keynote speech titled, “Women in Public Service: Engage, Connect, Step Up.” A politics major…... » Read more

Amy Celico

Q&A with Amy Celico ’91

This past March, Amy Celico ’91 met with Mount Holyoke students in Washington, DC, for the “MHC Lynk: On the Road” networking program. “My interest in China was spawned by a Chinese history class I took as a junior in high school,” she says, a principal…... » Read more

The History of Valentine’s Day at MHC

Mother of the American Valentine Esther Howland, class of 1847, grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts, where her father owned a large book and stationery store. Shortly after graduating, Howland received a beautiful, handcrafted Valentine from one of her father's business contacts in England. She was…... » Read more

Sarah Frimpong ’11: Dutch-Inspired Sandwiches

Studying abroad is often characterized by adventure and self-discovery, but for Sarah Frimpong ’11, it was also a “six-month sandwich awakening.” While spending a semester in Amsterdam, Sarah became enamored with broodjes (Dutch sandwiches) for their simple, high-quality ingredients. She decided to bring this concept…... » Read more