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October 3, 2006


Smith College to Dedicate New Residence for Student Mothers

NORTHAMPTON, Mass.—Smith College President Carol T. Christ will be joined by former president Jill Ker Conway to dedicate a new residence in Conway’s name for nontraditional-aged students and their children Oct. 19.

Christ and Conway; Mary Patterson McPherson, chair of the Smith College Board of Trustees; Erika Laquer, dean of the Ada Comstock Scholars; Kelly Samuels, co-president of the Ada Comstock Scholars; will offer remarks at the event.
What A ceremony and reception to dedicate the 10-unit residence featuring two-bedroom apartments and a central gathering space that overlooks a playground.
When Thursday, Oct. 19, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Where The Conway House at 21 Prospect St., located behind Talbot House.
Why In 1975, Conway fostered the groundbreaking Ada Comstock Scholars program that began with 33 women of nontraditional college age and now enrolls about 150. More than half the scholars reside close enough to campus to commute, and the rest move to the area—many with children—and remain here year-round while completing their bachelor’s degrees.
How In August, Ada Comstock Scholars moved into the new apartments, which were built by Marois Construction Co., Inc., and designed by Thomas Douglas Architects, Inc., with input from the students.

Tour the Conway House and meet some of the residents. Learn about the Ada Comstock Scholars program.

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