2012 Reunion and Commencement
Graduating seniors and alumnae take part in the Ivy Day celebration.
25th Reunion Speaker Thelma Golden '87: "I owe a great debt to this college."
Ivy Day Speaker Shishona Jones '12: "These hands will change the lives of others, as you have changed mine."
Commencement Speaker Jane Lynch: "Your lives will take different paths, but you will always be Smithies."
The tradition continues: The Alumnae Parade during All Reunion Weekend.

Smith Alumnae Quarterly

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute lauded Smith's success in science education and awarded the college $1 million to support a plan to attract more women and underrepresented minorities to majors and careers in science. The grant will further the college’s course-based undergraduate research experiences.
The first day of the inaugural Women in Public Service Project (WPSP) Institute, held at Wellesley College, featured keynote speaker Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who said, "Women still face obstacles to political and economic participation." The WPSP is a partnership with the US State Department and the Sister colleges.
Bloomberg Television business journalist and style expert Hitha Prabhakar '98 talks about her career in the industry and her investigation into the dangerous world of organized retail crime for her book, Black Market Billions: How Organized Retail Crime Funds Global Terrorists.
If 500 alumnae donate to the Smith Fund by noon EDT on June 20, 2012, Karel Fierman Wahrsager '52 will make a $25,000 gift. Help secure this important support for Smith. Make your gift of any size today. 
Alumnae College is always a popular program at Reunion, featuring a number of workshops and lectures for alumnae on thought-provoking topics. View highlights from this year's sessions, which included classes organized around Smith's academic concentrations.
The Smith College Board of Trustees recently elected longtime investment banker Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard '69 as the next chair of the board. She succeeds Cornelia Mendenhall Small '66 and will serve a three-year term beginning July 1.
Smith Travel offers unique trips that provide an exceptional experience for even the most seasoned traveler. Spaces are still available for The Secret Art Treasures of ItalyHistoric Towns and Sites of the Chesapeake Bay, Delaware, James, and Potomac Rivers; and Wildlife and Service Safari to Zambia.
New in Insight: Russ Rymer, acclaimed writer and editor and current writer-in-residence at Smith, advocates drawing on the novelist's techniques for writing nonfiction, while emphasizing "a slavish obligation to observe accurately."

Join President Carol Christ and alumnae on August 24, 2012, for A Night at the Santa Fe Opera, including an intimate reception and dinner followed by the Santa Fe Opera's presentation of Tosca, featuring the American debut of Amanda Echalaz.

Novelist Joanna Crispi '78 draws on her high-profile legal defense background (she sat on socialite Claus von Bulow's defense team for his second trial) to write The Guilty Ones, a novel that explores the fine line between guilt and innocence during the excesses of the 1980s.
Anne Kubitsky '05 created a unique global-community art project, for which she asked people to send postcards to her about what fills them with gratitude. She has received hundreds of responses from all over the world and plans to expand the project.
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Smith College trustees award the Smith Medal to alumnae who have made a significant impact in their chosen area of accomplishment. Help us find outstanding alumnae for future awards. To submit a nomination click here.
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