Class Notes

Photo by Richard Howard


More than 1,000 alumnae attended the inauguration of Paula A. Johnson, including 70 class delegates, who joined the student-led procession wearing their class colors.


Jane Karas ’80

When Jane Karas ’80 finished her Ph.D. in public policy at Brandeis University in 1986, she was 27 years old, untethered, and figured she owed herself a great gift…More

Sally Faith Coombs Steinmann CE/DS ’96

Horses were her first love. “As far back as I can remember loving anything,” says Sally Faith Coombs Steinmann CE/DS ’96, “I was totally absorbed in horses.”…More

Laura Stevens ’11

Laura Stevens ’11 has spent enough time on glaciers to know what it’s like to get a sunburn on the inside of her nose, from sunlight bouncing off ice during hours of field work…More

In Memoriam


On July 15, Chip Case passed away after a long illness. Chip taught at Wellesley College for 34 years, where he was the Katharine Coman and A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Economics until his retirement in 2010.More


Janet McCaa ’64 considered her life a gift—especially after surviving a commercial airplane crash in 1971. She died on June 5, 2016, after spending the day on campus in her role as a director on the Wellesley College Alumnae Association board.More
Tributes to Wellesley alumnae by family and friends.More