Volunteer Voice: Barbara Kelly ’71

By MHC Advancement on June 29, 2020 at 9:45 AM

Barbara Kelly ’71A dedicated volunteer, Barbara Kelly ’71 has maintained an active connection with Mount Holyoke, both in service to her classmates and to the College. Over the years, she has helped plan reunions and lent her time and talents as a class agent, reunion gift caller and Cornerstone representative.

Now a member of the Reunion Lead Gift Committee for her upcoming fiftieth reunion, Barbara appreciates the continued opportunities that she has as an advancement volunteer — not only to cultivate longtime friendships but to discover new camaraderies with classmates she may not have known during her time on campus.

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Volunteer Voice: Riley Smith ’15

By MHC Advancement on June 27, 2020 at 9:00 AM

As a student, Riley Smith ’15 embraced all that MHC had to offer. A politics major and theatre arts minor, Riley acted in several theater productions, rowed on the College’s varsity crew team, served as a class officer and worked in the Office of Admission as a Harriet Newhall Fellow.

Riley's connection to Mount Holyoke has remained steadfast beyond the gates. Now, as a head class agent, Riley knows that the next generation of change-makers rely on the support of today's alums and is committed to ensuring the success of College and its students.

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Volunteer Voice: Leslie Smith Green ’94

By MHC Advancement on June 25, 2020 at 10:12 AM

As a longtime Head Class Agent, Leslie Smith Green ’94 is deeply committed to Mount Holyoke's mission: to provide exceptional students from all backgrounds with an intellectually adventurous education that prepares them for lives of thoughtful, effective and purposeful engagement in the world.

In addition to her fundraising work to support the College, she has also spearheaded signature initiatives designed to create a deeper connection between alums, current students and the College. Her leadership in launching the MHC Alumnae International Student Sponsorship program — which matches alums to incoming international students who may need assistance and support while traveling alone to a new country — was recognized with the Alumnae Association's inaugural Innovator Award in 2019.

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Volunteer Voice: Andrea Lange ’71

By MHC Advancement on June 22, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Andrea Lange ’71 has devoted much of her life to higher education, particularly in the public service sector. Now retired, she most recently served as Associate Provost and Dean for Academic Resources at Washington College, where she worked directly with students interested in integrative/experiential learning including job shadowing, internships and bench research on and off campus.

Her commitment to education is also reflected in her role as a Mount Holyoke Class Agent, which gives her the opportunity to support the College's efforts to provide a transformative liberal arts education to exceptional students from all backgrounds.

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Volunteer Voice: Marija Tesla ’11

By MHC Advancement on June 17, 2020 at 7:30 AM

A dedicated leader and human rights advocate, Marija Tesla ’11 believes firmly in Mount Holyoke's important contribution to the evolution of gender equity and the College's commitment to making change in the global community. As a student, she served as President of the MHC Student Government Association (SGA) and has continued to take on leadership roles beyond the gates as both President and Head Class Agent for the class of 2011, a member of the Mount Holyoke Fund Committee and a former young alumna Trustee. Now pursuing a joint degree from The Fletcher School (M.A. in Law and Diplomacy) and Boston College Law School (J.D.), she knows that that has never been a more important time to support Mount Holyoke and the world's future leaders.

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Volunteer Voice: Liz Worman Bauer ’59

By MHC Advancement on June 15, 2020 at 9:00 AM

A passionate advocate for Mount Holyoke, Liz Worman Bauer ’59 resides in Ferndale, Michigan. Liz devotes her time to MHC in a variety of ways: not only does she lend her support as a regional Alumna Admission Representative and serve as the treasurer for the Mount Holyoke Club of Detroit, but she is also a tireless advancement volunteer. Through her work as a Co-Head Class Agent and as a member of both The Mount Holyoke Fund Committee and The Mount Holyoke Fund Beyond the 50th Committee, Liz has found that her connections to her classmates, the alumnae network and the College are more important now than ever before.

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Shifting priorities during uncertain times

By MHC Advancement on April 22, 2020 at 12:04 PM

The global coronavirus outbreak has brought many changes to the Mount Holyoke campus, requiring the College to adapt quickly in order to ensure the safety and well-being of current students, faculty and staff. Transitions to alternative modes of instruction and learning, shifts to remote work and changes in the ways that we connect with one another have led to a wide variety of unanticipated challenges.

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The March4… MHC: Thank you!

By MHC Advancement on March 6, 2020 at 4:54 PM

What an incredible two days! Our first March4MHC Community Challenge was a huge success!

Thank you for a truly impressive outpouring of support for Mount Holyoke and our community. During this short challenge, 3,607 donors gave $961,097 to The Mount Holyoke Fund. This tremendous demonstration of support, from  the entire Mount Holyoke Community — 3,247 alums; 232 faculty, staff and students; and 174 family and friends of the College — helped us earn an impressive additional $350,000 for MHC, thanks to the generous challenge from a group of anonymous donors.

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The March4… body positivity: Gabi Gregg ’08

By MHC Advancement on March 5, 2020 at 6:18 PM

As decades pass, Mount Holyoke has always remained dedicated to its mission of empowering women to go out and enact change in the world — making it more inclusive, accepting and equal. This is exactly what Gabi Gregg ’08 has done. In the twelve years since her graduation, Gabi has built a social media empire revolving around size-inclusivity and self-love.

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The March4… future leaders

By MHC Advancement 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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