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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Honoring Mindy McWilliams Lewis ’75

By MHC Advancement on December 16, 2019 at 3:30 PM

Dear members of the Mount Holyoke community,

The passing of our dear friend, Mindy McWilliams Lewis, was felt deeply by many in the Mount Holyoke community. Mindy’s commitment to Mount Holyoke was exceptional, and in the words of president Sonya Stephens, “We have lost a trusted and visionary leader, a loyal alumna and a dear friend.”

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Choose your destination. Choose Verity ’20.

By Rachel Nix ’20 on November 28, 2019 at 6:15 AM

The moment she stepped foot on campus, Verity O’Connell ’20, knew Mount Holyoke was the school for her. Surrounded by the majestic brownstone buildings and lush greenery, the College felt like a place she could grow into and make her home. Four years later, she’s found her place and still revels in the community and tradition that have so profoundly shaped her time here.

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Why choose Scholarships?

By MHC Advancement on December 20, 2017 at 6:50 PM

Gifts to The Mount Holyoke Fund have a direct effect on every aspect of campus life and provide immediate support to the College’s most critical needs. When you choose a destination for your gift through The Mount Holyoke Fund, you put your money to work where it matters most to you.

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Scholarship Spotlight: April Albrecht FP'19

By MHC Advancement on December 7, 2017 at 9:42 AM

Meet April Albrecht FP’19, who lives with her family in Belchertown, Massachusetts. A gender studies major, April was drawn to Mount Holyoke as a space for respectful challenging of personal and group ideologies. She is inspired by her professors, who have guided her studies to allow her to combine her interests in women's health and reproductive justice, biology, and critical theory. She hopes to pursue the Women, Gender, and Sexuality PhD program at UMASS when it launches in 2020.

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Scholarship Spotlight: Tehreem Waqas Mela ’20

By MHC Advancement on December 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Meet Tehreem Waqas Mela ’20, who came to Mount Holyoke from Lahore, Pakistan. A politics and studio art major, Tehreem was drawn to Mount Holyoke due to its commitment to international students. Tehreem is a campus leader, serving as a SAW mentor, a liaison for the Muslim Students Association, and assuming leadership roles in the Five College Model United Nations XI, Pakistani Students for Change, and the MHC Model United Nations team.  

“Mount Holyoke's commitment to international students and their representation really drew me in. I have recently started to realise how empowered I am to be an agent of change in my community in college, and to carry those skills with me in my life.”

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Scholarship Spotlight: Tatiana Staco FP'18

By MHC Advancement on December 6, 2017 at 9:14 AM

Meet Tatiana Staco FP'18, who came to Mount Holyoke from Brooklyn, New York. A psychology and speech pathology major, Tatiana uses her skills to support others as the chair of Hope of Haiti, a student organization that provides awareness of the Haitian culture to the Mount Holyoke and Pioneer Valley communities and provides support to a school in Pernier, Haiti. Tatiana has taken full advantage of her Mount Holyoke education as a Frances Perkins scholarship recipient. She was able to use Lynk funding to pursue an internship at the University of Toledo, Ohio working with patients with aphasia, a language disorder affecting people with brain damage. Inspired by this work, Tatiana created a self-designed major to pursue her passion in speech pathology. When she graduates in December, Tatiana looks to continue her studies and plans to earn a doctorate in speech pathology.  

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Your Gift. Your Choice. Support Scholarships

By MHC Advancement on December 6, 2017 at 8:56 AM

When Mount Holyoke was founded in 1837, Mary Lyon envisioned a place where women from diverse backgrounds and modest means could learn, be challenged and grow. Today, 180 years later, our core mission remains the same: to offer students from all backgrounds an unparalleled educational opportunity that will prepare them for thoughtful, effective, and purposeful engagement in the world. The exceptional diversity of experiences that students bring — to the classroom, the campus and the alumnae network — ensures that Mount Holyoke graduates are ready to lead with confidence, engage in difficult conversations, serve their communities and thrive as global citizens.

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