Class Notes

Courtesy Wellesley College Archives


A Wellesley student couldn’t wait to leave the stacks to dive into her books.


Emilie Benes Brzezinski ’53

A high-school career-aptitude test predicted that Emilie Benes Brzezinski ’53 would become a mechanic—an idea less outlandish than it sounds. Though she has never worked on engines, the 82-year-old artist knows her way around power tools, including chain saws.More

Victoria Lai ’01

In the summer of 2013, 8,000 tasters in the nation’s capital took free samples from 19 ice-cream companies at the DC Scoop contest. The people’s choice? Ice Cream Jubilee, owned by Victoria Lai ’01.More

Julia Collins ’05

The answer: This woman won more consecutive games than all but one person in Jeopardy! history. If you buzzed in with “Who is Julia Collins ’05,” you’d be right.More

In Memoriam


Blythe McVicker Clinchy, inaugural Class of 1949 Professor of Ethics and professor of psychology, died on April 23, 2014. She graduated from the Columbus School for Girls, received her B.A. from Smith College, M.A. from the New School for Social Research, and Ph.D. in human development from Harvard…More
Remembrances of Wellesley alums written by family and friends, and the “In Memoriam” list of deceased alumnae.More