Alumnae Lives

Alumnae Memorials
Summer 2019
Tributes to Wellesley alumnae by family and friends.More
Dorothy Collins Weaver ’68
Summer 2019
Dorothy Collins Weaver ’68, who served on the Wellesley College Board of Trustees for 18 years, passed away on March 8. Dorothy’s Wellesley roots were deep. She was the granddaughter of Dorothy Colville Dann 1919, daughter of Dorothy Dann Collins Torbert ’42, and sister of Nancy Collins Fisher ’72.More
Margaret Jewett Greer ’51
Summer 2019
Margaret Jewett Greer ’51, who died on March 19, was the quintessential champion for sustaining Wellesley’s jewel of a campus. Her College roots ran deep, dating from the late 19th century when her grandmother enrolled, then her mother, Mary Cooper Jewett Gaiser ’23, and numerous other family members across several generations.More
A Lyrical Life
Summer 2019
Emily Gardner Xu Hall ’10 was stunned to win the first Lilly Award for a female composer—which comes with $25,000 and mentorship from Dear Evan Hansen producer Stacey Mindich.More
An illustration shows prison reform activist Colby Lenz '99 wearing a button that reads "Free Them All."
Summer 2019
Colby Lenz ’99, a graduate student at the University of Southern California, has been dedicated to social justice work around California’s prison system for over a decade.More
A photo portrait of Elizabeth Brenner Drew '57
Summer 2019
When Elizabeth Brenner Drew ’57 moved to Washington, D.C., 60 years ago, she didn’t have an inkling that she would become one of the most respected journalists in American politics.More
A photo of Mijha Butcher Godfrey ’99, the founder of the Jambo Book Club, with artwork from diverse children's books in the background
Summer 2019
Mijha Butcher Godfrey ’99, an attorney with a passion for social justice, has launched Jambo Book Club, a book subscription service specializing in diverse, inclusive books for kids from newborn to age 13.More
The cover of The Sting of It by A.J. Odasso '05 depicts a wasp's body, with images from a Breughel painting within the outline.
Summer 2019
If you love exquisite language, don’t miss The Sting of It , the third book of poems by A.J. Odasso ’05.More
The cover of Teaching: A Life's Work features a photo of the authors reading together when Alicia Nieto López ’91 was a toddler.
Summer 2019
In their book Teaching: A Life’s Work, educators Alicia Nieto López ’91 and her mother, Sonia Nieto, articulate what motivates them as educators, inspiring their readers to reflect on the same.More
illustration of a woman in a row boat on Lake Waban, looking toward Galen Stone Tower
Summer 2019
Junior year, I was tired. I washed dishes at Pomeroy dining hall five mornings a week, worked a few shifts in the Cage, made sandwiches at El Table (which I also managed), and intermittently photographed…More