Alumnae Lives

Alumnae Memorials
Spring 2019
Betty Sheaffer Branstad ’34 died on Nov. 25, 2018, at the age of 105. She may not have been the oldest alumna at her death, but she was close. Wellesley was always very important to…More
A head shot portrait of a smiling Meagan Lizarazo '04
Spring 2019
When Meagan Lizarazo ’04 was a first-year at Wellesley, she used marshmallows and Twizzlers to construct “DNA” in her introductory biology class. Little did she know that the simple exercise foreshadowed a 15-year career at iGEM, a nonprofit that has shaped the field of synthetic biology.More
A photo of Susan Genco '88 standing in a modern, white-walled room
Spring 2019
Susan Genco ’88, copresident of Azoff MSG Entertainment in Los Angeles, which manages artists such as Gwen Stefani and Maroon 5, says that as unlikely as it seems, her long-standing career as a music executive began in Schneider.More
A photo of Mee See Loong '72, wearing black, with red-framed eyeglasses and a dramatic red ring on her hand.
Spring 2019
As a young student in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in the 1960s, Mee-Seen Loong ’72 didn’t know a career in art was possible. It was during her first year at Wellesley that her advisor suggested she take Art History 101, and her life’s course was forever altered.More
A photo of Suzanne Frey ’93, nominee for a six-year term as alumnae trustee on the Wellesley College board.
Spring 2019
Suzanne Frey ’93, of Los Gatos, Calif., has been nominated to serve a six-year term as alumnae trustee, from 2019 to 2025.More
An image of the Wellesley W logo
Spring 2019
Last winter, a group of New York City alumnae lugged their laptops through the snow to midtown Manhattan to answer inquiries about the movie Transformers and how iPhones are hardwired. They’d convened for a community service event sponsored by the local alumnae club: a two-hour stint answering letters from prison inmates across the country.More
A photo of the WCAA Executive Search Committee: (front row) Carolyn Slaboden, Charlayne Murrell-Smith ’73, Dolores Arredondo ’95; (back row) Shivani Kuckreja ’16, Laura Wood Cantopher ’84, Martha Goldberg Aronson ’89, Andrew Shennan, and Charlotte Hayes ’75.
Spring 2019
The search for the next executive director of the Wellesley College Alumnae Association has been underway this spring. Constituted by WCAA president Martha Goldberg Aronson ’89, a diverse committee is charged with carrying out all facets of the search—from publicity to interviewing and making a final recommendation on the next executive director.More
A member of the Austin Wellesley Club uses her phone to snap a selfie during a tour of artists' studios the club enjoyed.
Spring 2019
On a cold, rainy afternoon last November in the Texas capital, alumnae from the Austin Wellesley Club enjoyed a visit to the Big Medium’s East Austin Studio Tour.More
A photo of a red paper heart
Spring 2019
When Molly Dorfman ’02 and her classmates attended reunion in June 2017, one of the highlights was getting to meet some of the College’s most experienced alumnae, from the class of ’42.More
The cover image of Patriotism Black and White depicts an American flag draped over a white marble tombstone.
Spring 2019
At Wellesley, Nichole Phillips ’93 was a biochem major with her sights set on medical school. Today, she is assistant professor of sociology, religion, and culture at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Her new book, Patriotism Black and White reflects on her ethnographic research among black and white evangelicals in West Tennessee.More