Alumnae Lives

A photo of biathlete Clare Egan '10 cross-country skiing during the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Spring 2018
For the last eight years, Clare Egan ’10 has had her eyes on a prize: representing the U.S. at the Olympics.More
A photo portrait of filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain '82
Spring 2018
From a brick-walled studio in Boston’s Fort Point Channel neighborhood, Tracy Heather Strain and her husband run their independent film company, the Film Posse.More
Marjorie Stoneman Douglas 2012, wearing her signature white hat, stands in front of a Wellesley banner.
Spring 2018
Marjory Stoneman Douglas, class of 1912, is posthumously serving as the backbone of a new national movement led by students that is breathing life into the nation’s gun control conversation. It’s a role she likely would have embraced.More
A water-color silhouette painting shows a young girl and her mother in profile, leaning their foreheads against one another.
Spring 2018
I was 46 when I had my one and only child, and people lost no time pinning qualifying adjectives upon my incipient momhood—ancient, old, venerable, mature—seven months before her birth.More
Alumnae Memorials
Winter 2018
Remembrances of alumnae by friends and family members and the In Memoriam list of alumnae who have died in the past quarter.More
A photo of Betty Freyhof Johnson '44 wearing academic robes.
Winter 2018
Betty Freyhof Johnson ’44 died peacefully at her home in Cincinnati on Sept. 18, 2017, at the age of 95. Betty holds a unique place in the history of Wellesley College—the first woman and first alumna to serve as chair of the Board of Trustees.More
A head-and-shoulders portrait of Alyssa Moten ’08.
Winter 2018
Like many young entrepreneurs who run their own businesses, Alyssa Moten ’08 thrives on the unpredictability of her days. But Alyssa’s business isn’t a startup in Silicon Valley—it’s McDonald’s, the 62-year-old burger chain, and she operates three restaurants in Greater Detroit.More
A photo shows Dorothy Jones-Davis ’98 speaking in front of a large map of the United States with the words "Nation of Makers" emblazoned across it.
Winter 2018
The maker movement includes everyone who enjoys tinkering and building, whether that means crafting a toy boat out of tinfoil or constructing a solar panel. Nation of Makers was created to support the movement, with Dorothy Jones-Davis ’98 as its founding executive director.More
A head-and-shoulders portrait of Anna Kaku Nakada ’59.
Winter 2018
How is flower arranging similar to martial arts? Ask Anna Kaku Nakada ’59, who began studying both disciplines in 1990 and now teaches ikebana and holds a black belt in aikido. The common requirements are practice, patience, and above all, humility.More
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Winter 2018
The WCAA honored three alumnae with its annual Sed Ministrare Volunteer Award, which celebrates significant or innovative volunteer service: Susan Harmon ’67, Lisa Torreano ’90, and Erin Flannery Keith ’05.More