Alumnae Lives

Alumnae Memorials
Isabella Lukens Higginson ’31 died on March 5, 2016. At her death at age 107, “Aunt Isy” was not only Wellesley’s oldest living alumna, but perhaps our longest lived alumna ever. Non Ministrari sed Ministrare…More
Alumnae Memorials
Fall 2016
Tributes to Wellesley alumnae by family and friends.More
Glacier Pacer
Fall 2016
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
Hats and Hooves
Fall 2016
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
Lessons Under The Big Sky
Fall 2016
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
The Lure of Provence
Fall 2016
Provence. Today the name conjures up visions of a magical sun-drenched region, the aroma of lavender, charming hilltop towns, colorful village markets, and a blissful quality of life. ’Twas not always so.More
Tell Me a Story
Fall 2016
When Molly Bang ’65 was a Wellesley student, the idea of becoming a children’s author and illustrator seemed about as achievable as growing a magical beanstalk. But that’s exactly what she did.More
The Girls in the Boat
Fall 2016
On the day I graduated, I said good-bye to sliding seats, wooden oars, and Wellesley’s only crew shell fit for intercollegiate rowing. With 1973 classmates—a cox and three other rowers—I’d pulled a portside oar in…More
Alumnae Memorials
Summer 2016
Tributes to Wellesley alumnae by family and friends.More
Claire Zimmerman ’50
Summer 2016
Claire Zimmerman ’50, professor of psychology, died on March 17, after a prolonged illness. She joined the Wellesley faculty as an instructor in 1953, the year before she received her Ph.D. from Radcliffe College. She…More