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Mount Holyoke College
Class of 1955




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happening in your life today!
Remember it's not about accomplishments
...it's just about staying connected.
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Alum. Assoc. Page

Class President's Letter


Giving Award
Also...click on any of the linked pages below to see 
what's happening elsewhere on the site. 
Suggestions?         Ideas?          Comments? 

Wink-----joanripley@me.com
 
Class Officers

Memorial Tributes

Memories

Honoraries

Creative Page
A REQUEST FROM YOUR WEB COORDINATOR!
 Please, please, if you change your email address, let us know!
email Wink at
joanripley@me.com
with your new address.
As good as a phone call...
Click here for  the latest 60th reunion photos & other photos
Books
Click on the keyboard 
to read our
Scribes' unabridged 
column for 
  the newest Quarterly
and other recent class notes
  An Uncommon Women's Page
Here you'll find articles, tips, etc. 
related to women and women's issues

READ ALL ABOUT IT
  
Click on the figures above
 to get there.
For More​ Laughs
​Our Clown has plenty
of chuckles.
​Give Him a Click
We have a new book 
for your 
PERUSAL

Click on the pile of books to go there.

Click on the palette to go there.

Here’s your chance to share your talents with your classmates. We expect to have new material often because ’55 is full of clever women. Please contact
  Wink at
  joanripley@me.com 
to participate.
We expect this will be a popular page 
so don’t be shy…be creative

CREATIVE DISPLAY ROOM 
Check out the Class of 1955's new
UNCOMMON WOMAN AWARD
Click on the sphnix to see some
exciting news!

We have 5 new Uncommon Women!
Class of 1955  Honoraries
Our latest addition is none other than the vivacious and popular new President
Sonya Stephens 
Read all about her by clicking on the Sphinx



Edwina Cruise who spoke to us at our 35th reunion was the first post-grad honorary. Read her new entry on the Honorary Page...it is so funny!


After our 50th we welcomed Eleanor Townsley who inspired us all with her immense help at our Seminar Day.



No reunion was ever complete without listening to Vinnie Farraro. We are delighted to claim him as one of our own.


Click on the Sphinx to read a new message from Edwina
Click on the Lilies 
to go to the 
Memorial Page
 We sadly report the deaths of:



Eleanor Fischel Ruben
April 6, 2022

Joyce Howard MacFarland
May 13, 2022

Susan Colby McGreevy
May 9, 2022

Nancy Young Duncan
May 7, 2022

Mary-Alana Baker Ellis
July 29, 2022
September 2022
HERE ARE THE SAFFORD BEAUTIES 
BACK IN 1952

MEET OUR NEW HONORARY
In Case You Missed This ....



Click on A New Page below to see 
an article called 


The Art of Choosing
What to do with your Life














JUST FOR FUN!
http://www.wnyc.org/story/automated-call-response-center-weinbaum-residence/
Click on the URL below for a fun listen we call all relate to!
CAMPUS NEWS
TIPS FROM THE TECHIES
​The little arrow at the left hand top of your screen (pointing backwards) will take you back to wherever you were on your last screen. It is not necessary to find the "back to homepage" button each time.
As you all know our class has elected special faculty who we feel have been especially close to our
 class over the years.
We all know that our 1955 Honorary Vinnie Ferraro is our most popular lecturer when we go back for our “Back to School” mini every fall. Here’s the exciting news. He writes a blog. A what you say? A Blog called World Politics. What it means is that we can access that blog anytime just by signing up to receive it over our email. Then you can read it, save it, delete it, whatever, but you”ll be connected to Vinnie’s thinking and teaching of World Politics from your iphone or computer whenever you want.

To sign up for his blog go onto google and type in vferraro1971 and the form to sign up will become available. 

Happy Politics!

EXCITING NEWS!
Back when we were planning our 50th reunion (can we remember back that far?) we asked everyone to please send us their memories of Mount Holyoke. Back then everyone cooperated and actually did it. Not all of them could go into our presentation or our book but now on our website we have unlimited space so we thought we should share some more of these 
wonderful memories.

Our latest memory comes from
Barbara Gates Johnson


Others are from Deb Hazzard Nash,
Gay Hartman, and Pat O'Keeffe,Barbara Muehrcke Allen, et al.

We hope that these entries will
 inspire you to think of some of your memories to share with our class. 
We are ready and waiting for more 
so send them to Wink

Memories, Memories ...
Click on the above picture to go there ...
A NEW PAGE

Click the gavel to read our president's 2021
Class Letter

Click here to see how someone from the class of 2014 discovered her route to MHC.
We need photos!

 Please send us pictures of you and your family or you and other Alums as our roving photographer cannot cover the entire country.

Call us if you need instructions. You can send the actual printed photos or send them over the internet.

​We are very flexible except in our knees!
Photos! We Need Photos!
Click on Safford to see the video from 
our President ... It's fun!

E-Mail

​EVERYTHING AND LESS - THE NOVEL IN THE AGE OF AMAZON
​Are they Puffed Up?????
For the very latest news about MHC
 go to the website and visit 
Campus Updates and Opening the Gates 


Click on the Website address:
 MtHolyoke.edu

 WE'RE ZOOMING LADIES!

 You can view these sessions by going to our new zoom page and seeing everything about our new zoom program. Just click on the blue and white camera above and you'll be there!

VINNIE'S BLOG
Click here to read all our answers 


OUR NEXT ZOOM!
TUESDAY, SEPT 20th at 3:30 pm EST



​The usual instructions and phone nos. and addresses will be emailed to you before the ZOOM


ALL OF OUR ZOOMS 
ARE ON OUR ZOOM PAGE
A REALLY INTERESTING BOOK REVIEW!
CLICK HERE TO READ


https://blog.mtholyoke.edu/thegates/fancy-a-tour-of-the-presidents-house?wvideo=rbjuhsyj70


Click the link above to see a short video of
THE PRESIDENTS HOUSE
Why Can’t We Make Women’s Equality the Law of the Land?
AND
​U. S. News and World's Report on College Rankings? 
​THE LIST OF BOOKS FROM OUR BOOK ZOOM IS ON OUR BOOK PAGE
Since no one seems to answer my request for photos (Hint Hint) click below to see a whole slew of wonderful memories!
STORYWORTH
CONGRATULATIONS  1955!
Numbers don't lie!

We raised $140,553.00 
and Mary Lyon sends her lifelong thanks!
1955 won the participation challenge with 91%
and were credited with an additional
 $16,000.00 for our class!
6 COLLEGE PRESIDENTS SPEAK OUT ON DOBBS

Including our own Sonya Stephens!
Trisha Tanner ’00 named executive director of the 
Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College


The Board of Directors of the Alumnae Association has named Trisha Tanner ’00 as the next executive director of the Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College. Tanner, who currently serves as the vice president of development and interim director of communications at Central European University (CEU) in Vienna, Austria, will start as the executive director on September 1. The board offered Tanner the position after an extensive international search led by the executive search firm Isaacson, Miller and a hiring committee with the involvement from several active volunteers from across the globe, as well as key stakeholders from the College and the Alumnae Association.

“The moment I stepped through the College gates as a prospective student, I was struck by the power of the uncommon minds who came before me,” said Tanner, reflecting on what brings her to serve as an ambassador and advocate for MHC alums. “The Mount Holyoke bond has shaped my life ever since — with alums across generations supporting each other in countless ways. Today, we are doing so in troubling times, as we face conflict, the climate crisis, and the rollback of rights and freedoms around the world. Our dynamic global community is a powerful counterpoint to such challenges, so I am especially honored to be selected to serve and engage all of you now.”

Before joining CEU, Tanner was director of private sector initiatives at the International Crisis Group, a Brussels-based NGO dedicated to the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict. Prior to this, she spent a decade in the arts as a fundraiser, communications specialist and educator, including work in external relations and development at Artpace, a global artist residency program. In all of Tanner’s professional roles, she brings a deep understanding of how to connect and engage diverse constituents. She has worked to create and support contemporary, mission-aligned programs while empowering key stakeholders and volunteers to advance the critical work of their organizations. We are excited for the opportunity for her to bring this expertise to the Alumnae Association. 

Tanner, who graduated from Mount Holyoke with a major in critical social thought and a minor in studio art, has a long history of involvement with the Alumnae Association. She has volunteered in various capacities for more than 20 years, including serving as her class president, a member of the Clubs Committee and co-president of the Mount Holyoke Club of San Antonio. Her dedication was honored in 2015 when she received the Young Alum Volunteer Leadership Award in recognition of her “organizational strengths, initiative, enthusiasm and energy” and for offering diverse activities “designed to appeal to the different aspects of our community.”

“Trisha is a strong strategic thinker and a believer in the power of digital engagement to expand reach and affinity. We are excited to have her leadership as we continue the important strategic planning work started this year,” said Alumnae Association President Ellen Hyde Pace ’81. Tanner and her family will be relocating to the Pioneer Valley in September.



Ladies Who Lunch

Mary Lou, Dee, Wink & Ellie

WAY TO GO '55!
Publishers' Consolidation Is a Threat to American Literature