The March4… future leaders

By MHC Development on March 5, 2020 at 1:47 PM

Throughout its history, Mount Holyoke has attracted students who aspire to make a positive impact on the world. MHC graduates go on to lead change in a wide variety of fields all around the globe — making scientific discoveries, spearheading political and social movements, creating lasting legacies. The Academic Centers at Mount Holyoke — the Weissman Center for Leadership, the Miller Worley Center for the Environments and the McCulloch Center — give today’s students the tools to become future leaders.

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Empowering Agents of Change: Academic Centers at Mount Holyoke

By MHC Development on April 19, 2018 at 4:24 PM

Mary Lyon's famous words — “Go where no one else will go, do what no one else will do” — continue to inspire Mount Holyoke students today. There are more than 35,000 alumnae creating change around the world, and their journeys started right here at Mount Holyoke.

At MHC's three Academic Centers, students learn to act with intent and purpose, in the moment and on the path toward the future. They are empowered to become agents of change — globally competent, environmentally responsible, ready to lead.

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Defining Community #2: A Global Community

By MHC Development on February 2, 2017 at 5:07 PM

Former President Lynn Pasquerella '80 celebrating FebruMary with alumnae in Hong Kong in 2014

One of the defining features of the Mount Holyoke experience is our diverse, global community. Throughout its storied history, Mount Holyoke has drawn students from all over the world, and alumnae have been inspired to live and work on every continent. For almost 180 years, this community has been united by a commitment to learning and purposeful engagement in the world.

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Woyneab Habte '17 empowering Ethiopian college women through On-Her-Own

By MHC Development on January 26, 2016 at 11:47 AM

“When financial difficulties are combined with disempowerment, people don’t have the vision or the strength to say, ‘I’ll stay hungry before I sell myself.’ My job made me think of bringing the same model to my former university, because it changed my life. I want to empower students.”

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Carol Geary Schneider '67: "Today, colleges like Mount Holyoke are setting the pace for creative reinvention by connecting the liberal arts and sciences to the world’s most important challenges."

By MHC Development on March 5, 2015 at 12:43 PM

In response to the news of Sweet Briar College's closing, Carol Geary Schneider '67, President of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, writes:

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Leymah Gbowee: "If we are to see any change in our world, the women must be involved."

By MHC Development on November 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM

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Namuun Purevdorj '15: "Mount Holyoke empowered me to pursue my passions and be impactful by equipping me with the tools for growth..."

By Namuun Purevdorj '15 on November 7, 2014 at 10:40 AM

I remember the impact of my first visit to Mount Holyoke as its stunning campus instantly captivated me. Between running to classes and racing with the deadlines for my papers, I continue to find myself in awe with the beauty that is constantly unfolding at Mount Holyoke College. The physical beauty reminds me of all the amazing opportunities I have been blessed with during my time here.

This past summer, for instance, through the McCulloch Center’s International Internships Program, I had the opportunity to intern in Indonesia for an innovative social enterprise. I was the communications and outreach intern for Kopernik, an NPO dedicated to bringing economic empowerment to remote, poverty-stricken communities by connecting them with simple, life-changing technology. I met the organization’s need for effective marketing for both its philanthropic and entrepreneurial work in Bali by directing fundraising and raising public awareness of their projects. This work provided beneficiaries safe and clean water, kerosene-free lighting and smoke-free biomass stoves that helped communities save for other necessities such as rice and school supplies. By helping raise the organization’s online and public presence, small businesses in Bali were introduced to water filtration systems that reduced their costs and saved energy.

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Dorothy McCulloch '50: MHC Global Catalyst

By MHC Development on October 19, 2014 at 10:15 AM

With her longstanding commitment to global education, Dorothy Rooke McCulloch '50 (pictured with her husband, Norman E. McCulloch Jr.) has had a significant impact on thousands of MHC students through the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this week. More on the McCulloch Center

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Leymah Gbowee knows, firsthand, the collective power of women. She inspired a women's peace movement in Liberia that helped bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003.

By MHC Development on October 11, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Watch the New York Times video "Leymah Gbowee: The Dream" from filmmaker Errol Morris.

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