Smith places a high value on teaching, and each year demonstrates that commitment by honoring three outstanding faculty members with the Sherrerd Prize for Distinguished Teaching. This year’s Sherrerd Prize recipients are Andrea Hairston '74, professor of theatre; Susannah Howe, senior lecturer in engineering; and Douglas Lane Patey, professor of English language and literature. Awards were presented during a lively program featuring introductions by former students. The Sherrerd Prize for Distinguished Teaching was established in 2002 with a generous grant from Kathleen Compton Sherrerd ’54 and John J. F. Sherrerd. Smith students, faculty and alumnae are invited to nominate outstanding teachers for the 2014 Sherrerd Prize. Go to http://www.smith.edu/events/sherrerd_nominations.php to nominate a current Smith faculty member whose teaching has had a significant impact on students. Deadline for nominations is December 10.
Smith students have as much loyalty and affection for the house that they live in while on campus as they do for the college itself. Each house has its own unique character and students bring their own personalities and styles to their rooms. Nicole Schermerhorn Laschever ’15’s room in Albright House reflects her double major in art and theater as well as her interest in “absolutely everything.”
This fall, Jeannie Cho Lee and Annie Morita, both class of ’90, were invited to participate in the second annual Elizabeth Miller ’81 Lecture, “Risk-taking and its Rewards: A Conversation on Leadership and Entrepreneurship.” Lee, who lives in Hong Kong, is the first Asian Master of Wine and an award-winning author, wine critic, judge and educator. Morita, who lives and works in Shanghai, China, is an executive at DreamWorks Animation SKG, and chief of staff for Oriental Dreamworks, a joint venture entertainment company with DreamWorks Animation SKG and several other companies in China. This lecture series is made possible by a gift from Elizabeth Miller ’81 and her husband, James Dinan, who established The Dinan Family Foundation in 1997, to support their philanthropy, which has also included gifts to the Wharton School and the Museum of the City of New York.
Smith students have as much loyalty and affection for the house that they live in while on campus as they do for the college itself. Each house has its own unique character and students bring their own personalities and styles to their rooms. Haisely Wert ’16 lives in Jordan House, where she has filled her room with memories and mementos of family and friends back home, her love of crafting and an ever-expanding collage wall.
Kathleen McCartney and the Smith community join Bagpipers as they march from the Quadrangle to the ITT for the start of Installation Ceremony.
The installation of Smith College’s 11th president, Kathleen McCartney, took place on October 19, 2013, with the Smith community and notable guests on hand to celebrate and to discuss the future of higher education and women’s leadership.
Members of the Smith community and notable guests who came to campus to celebrate the inauguration of Kathleen McCartney send their best wishes to the new president and share why it’s an exciting time for Smith.
The Smith community was joined by delegates from colleges and universities around the world for the formal presentation of the symbols and responsibilities of office to Kathleen McCartney, Smith’s 11th president, on Saturday, October 19, 2013.