2018 Alumnae Achievement Awards
Winter 2019
Wellesley’s highest honor was presented to Camara Jones ’76, a physician who has been a champion of racial and economic health equity, and quantum astrophysicist Nergis Mavalvala ’90, who is part of the team that detected gravitational waves.More
A photo of Katrina Mitchell '96.
Fall 2018
Early on, Katrina Mitchell ’96 learned to look beyond herself to meeting the needs of a larger extended community. Her journey has taken her from the Children’s Defense Fund to the United Way of Greater Atlanta, where she is executive director of the Child Well-Being Movement.More
A photo shows the hands of several African people reaching for water dripping from a metal tap.
Fall 2018
Lest We Forget chronicles the time Kwan Kew Lai ’74 spent working as a doctor during the Ebola crisis in Liberia and Sierra Leone, offering an important perspective for understanding that crisis.More
An architectural rendering of the T.T. and W.F. Chao Foundation Innovation Hub
Fall 2018
The Science Center’s new addition will be sustainable, filled with light, and intuitive to navigate. It will promote collaboration across disciplines and have appropriately sized classrooms, more communal spaces, and better access and views to the surrounding landscape.More
A photo from the early days of Wellesley of students studying scientific models in College Hall.
Fall 2018
There was plenty of excitement during an archaeological dig on Severance Hill last summer when Elizabeth Minor ’03, Mellon Post-Doctoral Scholar in Anthropology, and her students starting uncovering some unusual items.More
Students walk down a light-filled hallway in the temporary modular buildings holding lab science this year.
Fall 2018
This academic year, a lot of laboratory science at Wellesley is taking place in modual buildings parked on Gray Lot. Students and faculty have been pleasantly surprised by the experience in the temporary buildings.More
Fall 2018
The historic success of the College’s comprehensive campaign has much to tell us about ourselves as a College, a community, and about what we must do next, as a leader in educating and empowering women.More
A photo portrait of Nhia Solari '19
Fall 2018
In July, the College’s comprehensive campaign dedicated to the Wellesley Effect surpassed its ambitious $500 million goal, the largest ever set by a women’s college, concluding a full year ahead of schedule. Meet five members of the community who are already benefiting from that success.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
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