Alumnae Lives

A photo portrait of Missy Siner Shea '89, executive director of the WCAA
Fall 2018
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
A photo of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shows him speaking in Memphis on the eve of his assassination.
Fall 2018
Wellesley alumnae who came of age in 1968 and the years surrounding it remember it as a time when everything was questioned—government, institutions, and their own beliefs and values.More
A photo collage around the words "Home School" contains rocks and fatehrs, crayons, leaves, and child-size scissors.
Fall 2018
On a recent morning, I walked into my living room at 9 a.m. as I always do, ready to start the day, only to find that my three children had already started “school” without me. My oldest child, a 9-year-old boy, had dragged a small chalkboard easel up from the basement and was demonstrating simple addition and multiplication problems to his 6-year-old brother and 4-year-old sister, who sat on little chairs behind a child-sized table. I sat down on the couch, dumbfounded.More
A photo shows a baby's bare feet
Fall 2018
A mother watches as her daughter, Abi, takes her first steps, and begins her own journey at the same time.More
The gold oak leaf pin given to recipients of the Alumnae Achievement Award
The 2018 recipients of the Alumnae Achievement Awards, Wellesley’s highest honor, are Camara Jones ’76 and Nergis Mavalvala ’90.More
Nergis Mavalvala ’90
Summer 2018
Astrophysicist Nergis Mavalvala ’90 was one of the paradigm-shifting researchers on the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) project who detected gravitational waves for the first time.More
Photo of Galen Stone Tower
I stalled by searching for the words on my phone. Having sung in the choir for four years, I know the tune by heart, but only remembered the first two lines of words. I started to sing, “To alma mater, Wellesley’s…” but choked up on the next word.More
Photo of Wellesley lantern
Summer 2018
Tributes to recently departed alumnae written by family members and Wellesley friends.More
Summer 2018
2018 Alumnae Association eventsMore
A photo of a large group of alumnae gathered in a park to celebrate the Atlanta Wellesley Club's 80th birthday.
Summer 2018
A large, multigenerational crowd turned out to observe the 80th anniversary of the Atlanta Wellesley Club this spring.More