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News for the Smith College Community | August 23, 2023

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Athletics Director Named Nike Executive of the Year

Athletics Director Named Nike Executive of the Year

Smith College Director of Athletics Kristin Hughes, M.S. ’93, was recently named the 2023 Division III Nike Executive of the Year. Hughes has served as the director of athletics since the summer of 2015. She and other award recipients will be recognized at the Women Leaders National Convention held in New Orleans in October.

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Diversity on Forbes 50 Over 50 List

Diversity on Forbes 50 Over 50 List

Gender equality advocate S. Mona Sinha ’88 is one of 10 Indian American women named on the 2023 Forbes 50 Over 50 list. Sinha is global executive director of Equality Now¬†and a 2022 recipient of the Smith College Medal.

Mother and  Daughter Attend Reunion

Mother and Daughter Attend Reunion

Get to know Holly Schroeder ’53, who attended her 70th Smith Reunion with daughter Alex Risley Schroeder ’86. Now 91, Holly is a resident at Ruth’s House Assisted Living, “where she is adored by staff and residents alike.”

Smithie Volunteers at FIFA World Cup

Smithie Volunteers at FIFA World Cup

How did Valerie Love ’02 become a Women’s World Cup volunteer? “[It] was not unlike applying for a job,” Love says. After interviewing and a background check, Love signed up for two volunteer roles involving intense physical work.

Bridging American and Italian Roots

Bridging American and Italian Roots

Read about the powerhouse duo Julia Franchi Scarselli ’18, founder of the olive oil company Libellula, and her mother, Sara Gay Forden, author of The House of Gucci that later became a blockbuster movie starring Lady Gaga.

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The Impact of an Aging Prison Population

In light of new Census Bureau data, Emily Widra, M.S.W. ’17, published the briefing “The Aging Prison Population: Causes, Costs, and Consequences,” in which she examines “the inhumane, costly, and counterproductive practice of locking up older adults.”

Executive Education Grad Elected to T. Rowe Price Board

T. Rowe Price Group recently announced that its board of directors elected Cynthia Smith ’02 as an independent director of the company. She’s a graduate of Smith’s executive management program and is a certified management accountant.

Florida Tech Hires Rowing Coach Catherine Davie ’10

The men’s rowing team at Florida Tech recently added Catherine Davie ’10 to its staff as assistant coach. Previously, Davie served as the head girls’ rowing coach at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Significance of Women’s Education in Japan

Claire Chino ’88, managing executive officer at ITOCHU Corporation, will moderate a panel discussion in Tokyo on August 28 (August 27 in the U.S.) about the importance of women’s education, in recognition of the Asia Society Museum’s exhibition Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan. Note international time zones; register online.

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