Welcome to the Smith College Ada Comstock Alumnae website

Ada Comstock Scholars

Adas, be sure to come find us on Facebook.

The official page for AC alumnae is here, and a private Facebook group for crrent Adas and alumnae is here.

Don’t use Facebook? This website hosted by AASC will be updated with the same information posted to Facebook, so stop by often!




Jill Ker Conway was the first woman to serve as president of Smith.
As Smith’s president, Conway led the development of many groundbreaking programs, projects and academic departments, including the Ada Comstock Scholars Program, an innovative, life-changing and highly regarded program for students beyond the traditional age.

UPDATE: A memorial service for President Emerita Jill Ker Conway will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in Helen Hills Hills Chapel. The community is invited.

Northampton, MA — Jill Ker Conway — an acclaimed scholar and author who served from 1975 to 1985 as president of Smith College — died Friday, June 1, at her home in Boston. She was 83.



new ada dean 2016News from the class dean’s office with the inside scoop on the new Ada Class Dean! Welcome to Dr. Andrea Rossi-Reder who comes to Smith from Connecticut College where she served as the Dean of the First Year class and Associate Dean of the College for 11 years. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Connecticut, and the B.A. in Medieval Studies from Mount Holyoke College. She’s taught courses in Medieval Literature, British Women’s Contemporary Literature, and Latin at The College of Idaho, Baylor University, and Connecticut College. She lived in Italy and England, where she studied medieval bestiaries and Anglo-Latin manuscripts. She has two children, ages 18 and 14, her spouse works at Connecticut College and she enjoys cooking and painting in her spare time. She started July 1st, so if you’re on campus, extend a warm welcome. 

Replay Ivy Day and Commencement 2016 Activities

Congratulations to our newest Ada alumnae. The graduating class of 2016.
class of 2016

Check out this video about the Ada program produced by Smith in 2014.