Class Notes

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A student works at the bell desk in Tower Court.


A photo shows Susan Reno Myers '74 embracing a giraffe.

Susan Reno Myers ’74

Susan Reno Myers ’74 brings unique energy to everything she does, whether it’s international finance, high school football coaching, or saving endangered giraffes.More
A headshot photo of Sheron Fraser-Burgess '87.

Sheron Fraser-Burgess ’87

As a professor in the philosophy of education, Sheron Fraser-Burgess ’87 has spent the past 17 years as a “teacher of teachers,” training teachers, administrators, and doctoral candidates about the philosophical foundations of education.More
A headshot photo of Alice Sun '15

Alice Sun ’15

Like many people, Alice Sun ’15 got on TikTok as a pandemic thing. After moving back into her parents’ home in March 2020, she found herself making meals for her family. “I’m cooking so much—I might as well share it,” Alice recalls thinking.More

In Memoriam

A photo portrait of Madeleine Korbel Albright wearing a pin that depicts the Earth


“Everything I am now is due to Wellesley.” So said Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59, who died of cancer on March 23 at the age of 84. She is remembered for her career as a diplomat and her service as the U.S. ambassador to the UN and as the country’s first female secretary of state. She will also be remembered for her role as an educator and a fierce advocate for women.More
Black-and-white photo portraits of professors Lilian Armstrong and Peter Fergusson

1936–2021, 1934–2022

With sadness, the Art Department announces the deaths of our beloved colleagues Lilian Armstrong ’58, Mildred Lane Kemper Professor of Art emerita, and Peter J. Fergusson, Theodora L. and Stanley H. Feldberg Professor of Art emeritus. For more than 40 years, their gift for making others feel welcome made them the collegial center of the Art Department. But for generations of Wellesley students, they will be especially remembered as dedicated and inspiring teachers.More
A portrait photo of Sidney Knafel


The entire Wellesley community lost a great friend on Dec. 6, 2021, when Trustee Emeritus Sid Knafel died. Many of us had the privilege and pleasure of a personal friendship with Sid, and we all benefit from Sid’s vision and generosity. The fullness of his life is directly reflected in the diversity and creativity of his philanthropy.More
A photo portrait of Barbara Ruhlman '54


Barbara Peterson Ruhlman ’54 passed away on Jan. 2. Her visionary gift to Wellesley, the Barbara Ruhlman Fund for Interdisciplinary Studies, acknowledged and supported the increasing interest of students and faculty in collaborating across disciplines. Since 1997, the fund has sponsored the Ruhlman Conference, an annual spring event that celebrates student scholarly and creative achievement.More
A photo portrait of Rodney Morrison, professor of economics


Rodney J. Morrison, emeritus professor of economics at Wellesley College, passed away on Dec. 16, 2021, in Chicago at the age of 87. Throughout his career, Rod was a productive and internationally recognized scholar. He was a NATO Fellow in economics and published many articles in respected journals and several influential books, including Portugal: Revolutionary Change in an Open Economy (1981), a work that synthesized economics, international relations, and history.More
Tributes to Wellesley alumnae by family and friendsMore