Notes from Paradise
Denise Wingate Materre ’74 Named VP for Alumnae Relations
Denise Wingate Materre ’74, who has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant to for-profit, nonprofit and educational organizations, has been named the college’s vice president for alumnae relations. Her appointment is effective August 26.
Honoring the Legacy of Adelaide Cromwell ’40 Support the Heart of Smith: The New Neilson Library France Honors American Studies Diploma Alumnus
The Smith community was sorry to learn of the passing of Adelaide Cromwell '40 on June 8. She was 99. The first African American professor appointed at Smith, Adelaide was also the niece of Otelia Cromwell 1900, Smith’s first African American graduate. Smith recognized Adelaide with an honorary degree in 2015 and frequently welcomed her as an honored guest at the college's annual Otelia Cromwell Day convocations.   Neilson Library is where ideas take flight. That is why it is critical Neilson keep up with the needs and expectations of students and scholars today and in the future. As the college continues the major renovation of Neilson, The Smith Fund is asking the entire community to support the library's future by participating in The Heart of Smith fundraising campaign. Flavien Collet, a 2002 graduate of Smith’s American Studies Diploma Program, was honored by his native France with the Ordre des Palmes Académiques for his outstanding achievements in promoting French language and culture. Collet teaches French at Bancroft School, a college preparatory school in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Claire Haug ’20: A Student’s Guide to Surviving the Summer at Home
Claire Haug ’20, contributor to the New York Times newsletter The Edit, offers insights for fellow students on how to cope with living with their parents after enjoying the freedom of college life. She writes, "It’s shockingly easy to slip back into old habits when you’re spending all your time in spaces that defined your childhood and teenage years."
Special Collections Coloring Book Available for Download
For the first time ever, Smith College Special Collections is making available a downloadable coloring book using striking botanical images, Japanese Edo period woodblock prints and engravings from the Mortimer Rare Book Collection, Hathi Trust Digital Library and Have fun coloring and be sure to share your drawings on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with #ColorOurCollections and @ArchivalAgents.
Register: ‘Smith Connection: An Inside Look at College Admissions’
Alumnae: Is there a young woman in your family who is in high school and beginning the college search? Attend “Smith Connection: An Inside Look at College Admissions,” where Smith admission professionals will share strategies to help you successfully navigate the college admission process. Join us on campus Friday, June 21, for this very special day offered exclusively to Smith alumnae. The cost is $50 per family and includes lunch. Register today!
Selected items from the news media featuring Smith College people and programs
FOX NEWS: Luma Mufleh ’97: Becoming an American
THE NEW YORK TIMES: Rachel Simmons: What’s the worst that can happen?
THE ATLANTIC: Prof. Steven Heydemann: The significance of statues in Syria
CHINA GLOBAL TELEVISION NETWORK (CGTN): Fereshta Noori ’18: Rebuilding Darulaman Palace with new generation of Afghans
THE HILL: Prof. Steven Heydemann: Don’t look away from Syria
MS.: Prof. Carrie Baker: Speaking truth to rape culture
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