In honor of Family and Friends Weekend, a beloved fall tradition that brings the extended Mount Holyoke community together, we share the reflections of an MHC father, Scott Cantor P'12, who saw his daughter, Miriam Cantor-Stone '12, find her voice at MHC:
What's the greatest lesson your daughter learned while at MHC? How to create special bonds with classmates.
What inspires your giving to MHC? Quality academics on an outstanding campus, creating a special experience for women.
What's your favorite place on campus? The waterfalls around the lakes.
Was there a moment you knew your lives were forever changed? On our first visit, in April of Miriam’s senior year of high school, we drove up to visit on the last possible day to visit before making the big decision. When we first drove up alongside the campus, our jaws dropped open—the campus was magnificent. The library reminded us of Hogwarts. Although Miriam did not make the decision to attend at that specific point in time, it was then that I knew in my heart that Mount Holyoke College was a special place. And I could sense that Mount Holyoke would become a special place in my daughter’s heart.
What are the 5 best things about MHC?
2. Mountain Day.
3. September Convocation.
4. Quality professors.
5. Dynamic presidential leadership.
Scott Cantor P'12 is a decision scientist and professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.