frances perkins program

Investing in Opportunities for Reinvention

When Kay Althoff FP’84 arrived at Mount Holyoke in 1982, she was forty-one and the mother of three school-age children. She had started college after high school in Ohio but never graduated and had landed in western Massachusetts when her husband’s career path brought the family…... » Read more

Frances Perkins Program

The Frances Perkins Program Students in the Frances Perkins Program for women of nontraditional age describe what they've experienced at Mount Holyoke: an academically challenging environment, a strong support network, dedicated classmates, and accessible, committed “No matter where you enter their classroom, they will move…... » Read more

In a Class of Its Own: Thirty Years on, Frances Perkins Program Still Changing Lives

Picture a warm May day in South Hadley. Standing on the lawn in front of Blanchard Campus Center is a group of women wearing crisp white dresses and deep purple scarves. They are waving hand-lettered signs in the air—“It is there to be done, so I do it”; “I…... » Read more

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