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From the President
Two hands form a W.
In honor of the campaign’s successful completion earlier this year, having exceeded its $500 million goal a year early, I offer you my own version of This Is the Place .More
I believe what makes Wellesley great has been its ability to provide our students with an education and an experience that derive unique worth from melding learning and circumstance current to their times with timeless values particular to Wellesley.More
An architectural rendering of the T.T. and W.F. Chao Foundation Innovation Hub
The Science Center’s new addition will be sustainable, filled with light, and intuitive to navigate. It will promote collaboration across disciplines and have appropriately sized classrooms, more communal spaces, and better access and views to the surrounding landscape.More
They are seven, some of the shining stars of Wellesley athletics through the decades. Some have competed in NCAA national championships and have garnered All-American honors. Some have taken home scholar-athlete awards and hold records in their sports. One spent 16 years building Wellesley’s athletic program into what it is today.More
Gurminder Kaur Bhogal
Gurminder Kaur Bhogal, Catherine Mills Davis Associate Professor of Music, has been teaching at Wellesley since 2006. Her book, Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune (Oxford University Press), was published this summer.More
A photo shows the hands of several African people reaching for water dripping from a metal tap.
Lest We Forget chronicles the time Kwan Kew Lai ’74 spent working as a doctor during the Ebola crisis in Liberia and Sierra Leone, offering an important perspective for understanding that crisis.More
The cover of SAVING CENTRAL PARK depicts author Elizabeth Barlow Rogers leaning against a large rock outcropping in the park, with the silhouettes of skyscapers visible in the background.
Elizabeth Barlow Rogers ’57, New York City’s first Central Park administrator and recipient of the 1989 Alumnae Achievement Award, has written a memoir/history of her remarkable leadership in restoring, conserving, and managing the city’s green heart.More
The cover of INVESTED depicts three glass jars with coins in them, one almost empty, one half-full, and one overflowing.
Danielle Town ’03, corporate lawyer and daughter of an investment guru, realized that her successful career was not bringing her the financial freedom and happiness she desired. Invested details her 12-month journey from finance novice to making investments on her own.More
A photo portrait of Missy Siner Shea '89, executive director of the WCAA
The work of the Alumnae Association requires a dual view of Wellesley. One eye is trained on a rearview mirror, so we can clearly see and understand the experiences and traditions of alumnae. And the other eye necessarily looks out the windows of our offices onto the Academic Quad, where we can bring into view today’s students.More
This fall, a new shared identity group, the WJA—Wellesley Jewish Alumnae—made its debut, It seeks to provide connections among Jewish alumnae of any denomination. “To be a member of WJA, an alumna need only self-identify as Jewish,” says Leah Kaplan ’02, the new SIG’s interim president.More
A photo shows members of WAAD and WLAN dressed up and gathered for their annual tea in L.A.
In June, Wellesley alumnae gathered in L.A for the 15th anniversary of the WAAD-WLAN annual tea, which they termed its “Quinceañera”—after the traditional celebration for a girl’s 15th birthday. WAAD is the Wellesley Alumnae of African Descent shared identity group and WLAN is the Wellesley Latina Alumnae Network.More
A photo shows a baby's bare feet
A mother watches as her daughter, Abi, takes her first steps, and begins her own journey at the same time.More
A photo shows Cheryl Finley ’86 signing books at the Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs, Mass.
A simple abolitionist illustration of human beings packed like cargo into the suffocating lower decks of a slave ship retains all its heart-stopping power. In Committed to Memory: The Art of the Slave Ship Icon , art historian Cheryl Finley ’86 details the history behind the image.More
A photo of Katrina Mitchell '96.
Early on, Katrina Mitchell ’96 learned to look beyond herself to meeting the needs of a larger extended community. Her journey has taken her from the Children’s Defense Fund to the United Way of Greater Atlanta, where she is executive director of the Child Well-Being Movement.More
A photo portrait of Alissa Carlat Ruxin '97shows her standing in front of her restaurant, Heaven.
Alissa Carlat Ruxin ’97 never thought she’d be a restaurateur and hotelier—much less one living in Rwanda. But in 2007, she launched Heaven, a “modern African” restaurant that has become a popular destination in Kigali, the capital.More