Professor Hartley, because we met...

By MHC Development on October 15, 2015 at 3:45 PM


Professor James Hartley and Mallory Cohn '08

"When I signed up for Professor Hartley's first-year seminar, I expected to learn a thing or two about great books. I didn't expect to gain a mentor and friend that would be my mainstay throughout my college years, whose door would always be available for intellectual conversation, goofy chats, and (most important of all) deeply felt encouragement and support. I'm 7 years out of college, and yet on a recent trip back to campus, I found that nothing had changed. At a time of deep personal doubt, I was given the gift of his abiding faith in my abilities as a scholar and teacher.

Jim, thank you for being the kind of support that never falters. Because we met, I have the confidence to soldier on." —Mallory Cohn '08

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Holly Regan, because we met...

By MHC Development on October 14, 2015 at 9:00 AM


Holly Regan '15 (left) and Hannah Leffingwell '15 (right) on Mountain Day. 

"If I have one regret about my time at Mount Holyoke, it is that I didn't meet you sooner.  Do you remember that day, one year ago, when we first sat down for lunch at Blanchard?  So much has changed since then, for better or for worse, but through it all I have found a true friend in you.  Your kindness, loyalty and integrity have helped me to face the uncertain future with courage.

Holly Regan, because we met, I am a stronger, truer person more capable of loving myself and the world." —Hannah Leffingwell '15

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