Choose your destination. Choose Madeline ’21.

By Rachel Nix ’20 on December 26, 2019 at 7:15 AM

Madeline Fitzgerald’s interest in Mount Holyoke was somewhat of a family affair. Her older sister graduated with the class of 2012, and Madeline remembers visiting her sister on campus as a small child. “At the time, Mount Holyoke seemed like the most magical place in the world,” she recalls. As she grew older and began to consider colleges for herself, she realized that she compared all other schools to Mount Holyoke — and that they would never measure up.

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Choose your destination. Choose Katerina ’20.

By Rachel Nix ’20 on December 19, 2019 at 3:27 PM

Katerina Alvarez ’20 came to Mount Holyoke determined to accomplish big things. A Posse scholar from Miami, Katerina demonstrated extraordinary leadership qualities even in high school. But it wasn't until she came to Mount Holyoke that she discovered exactly where to focus her interests. Now, as she prepares to graduate this December with a degree in statistics and sociology, Katerina is ready to make a difference. Armed with a wide array of accomplishments under her belt, along with the knowledge and expertise that she’s gained from her time at Mount Holyoke, she’s poised to achieve even bigger things beyond the gates.

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Choose a destination. Choose Mika ’19.

By Rachel Nix ’20 on October 22, 2018 at 10:17 AM

Are you interested in supporting sports and athletics at Mount Holyoke? Or investing in experiential internships or research opportunities? Or maybe you are passionate about providing scholarship aid to students? By choosing a destination — such as Athletics, The Lynk & Career Preparedness or Scholarships — for your gift through The Mount Holyoke Fund, you support incredible students like Mika Butin ’19.

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Looking back and LEAPing forward

By MHC Development on June 19, 2018 at 9:59 AM

The LEAP (Learning from Application) Symposium is Mount Holyoke's premier showcase of student summer work, organized by and for Mount Holyoke students.

LEAP is designed to give students who aspire to undertake internships and summer research the opportunity to learn from their peers. It is also for the whole Mount Holyoke community — family, friends, faculty, staff and alumnae — to come together to celebrate the work and contributions of the presenters.

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Why choose The Lynk & Career Preparedness?

By MHC Development on June 18, 2018 at 9:21 AM

Mount Holyoke students are many things all at once: bold, smart, collaborative, strong, passionate, ready to face the future. The Lynk is a college-wide approach that prepares students for lifelong success by connecting their personal interests and coursework, practical experience and career exploration. Each student's Lynk experience is unique, reflecting their values and aspirations.

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Funding the future

By MHC Development on June 15, 2018 at 8:00 AM

A central goal of Mount Holyoke's Lynk initiative is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to explore their career interests, gain practical experience and begin to develop a professional network through an internship or research project. The College’s Lynk Universal Application Funding (UAF) program helps make this possible by offering each student a grant of up to $3,600 to pursue at least one unpaid or low-paid summer internship or research opportunity during her four years at MHC.

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Choose The Lynk & Career Preparedness

By MHC Development on June 14, 2018 at 8:33 AM

The Lynk is Mount Holyoke's signature approach that connects curriculum to career by ensuring that each MHC student has the opportunity to explore their career interests, gain practical experience and begin to develop a professional network through an internship or research project.

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High-impact practices work: Carol Geary Schneider ’67 on the new design for learning

By MHC Development on June 2, 2016 at 2:42 PM

At Mount Holyoke, programs such as The Lynk allow students to connect their academic work with practical applications. In addition to a liberal education, experiential learning through internships, research, community-based projects, and more offer high-impact experiences for students, giving them a leading edge in a competitive world. In a recent interview with The Chronicle of Higher Education, Carol Geary Schneider '67 explains how there's a new design for learning now, and there's evidence it works:

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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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Transition in MHC leadership: Lynn Pasquerella '80 named the next president of the Association of American Colleges & Universities

By Mount Holyoke College on January 4, 2016 at 2:04 PM

MHC President Lynn Pasquerella '80 announced today that she will be stepping down from her role, effective June 30, after six years of leading transformative growth at the College. Pasquerella has been named the next president of the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), the national association concerned with the quality, vitality, and public standing of undergraduate liberal education. She will succeed Carol Geary Schneider '67.

"It has been an extraordinary honor and privilege for me to serve as Mount Holyoke College's 18th president, and I will be forever grateful for the many ways in which the members of this community have shaped both my life and my career," said Pasquerella in a letter to the MHC community.

The Board of Trustees appointed Sonya Stephens, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, to acting president of the College for a period of three years, beginning July 1.

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