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When They Were Here


This year’s Smith College medalists may have been away from the college for a collective 211 years, but at some point during the past century, all five medalists were undergraduates at Smith, striving toward their first degrees just like today’s students. Here’s a snapshot of each medalist when they were at Smith, compared with where they are now.


Rose Epstein Frisch ’39

THEN

Rose Nona Epstein,
from New York City,
resident of Lawrence House,
member of Phi Beta Kappa.

NOW

Rose Epstein Frisch,
of Cambridge, Massachusetts,
is a professor emerita at
the Harvard Center for
Population and Development
Studies, and author of
Female Fertility and the
Body Fat Connection.


Amy Kaiser ’65

THEN

Amy Laura Kaiser,
from Brooklyn,
resident of Dawes House,
graduated with honors in music;
participated in
first-year choir, Glee Club
and the Chamber Singers.

NOW

Amy Kaiser,
of Saint Louis, Missouri,
is the director of the
Saint Louis Symphony Chorus,
and a frequent guest conductor
with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra,
the Berkshire Choral Festival,
and the Santa Fe Symphony.

Anne Moore, M.D., ’65

THEN

Anne Moore,
of Short Hills, NewJersey,
majored in biology
and lived in
Laura Scales House.
She completed her
Junior Year Abroad in Italy.

NOW

Anne Moore,
who lives in New York City,
is one of the
leading authorities in the
United States on
breast cancer, as well as
a professor of
clinical medicine at
Weill Cornell Medical Center
and an attending physician
at New York Presbyterian Hospital.


Elizabeth Olson Goldring Piene ’67

THEN

Elizabeth Olson,
a resident of Franklin King House,
graduated with honors in
history and spent her
Junior Year Abroad in Paris.

NOW

Elizabeth Goldring,
of Groton, Massachusetts,
a poet and media artist
and a senior fellow at MIT’s
Center for Advanced Visual Studies,
has collaborated with scientists,
engineers, physicians and students
to enhance the visual capabilities
of people with limited vision.


Carol Thompson Cole ’73

THEN

Carol Belita Thompson,
a resident of Duckett House,
majored in government.

NOW

Carol Thompson Cole,
of Washington, D.C.,
is the former deputy mayor
of Washington, D.C., and is the
president of the Curtex Group,
a consulting firm that
focuses on project management,
organizational development and
community economic development.

 
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