Smith Pioneers




Marilyn Carlson Nelson '61: Leadership and Corporate Responsibility

Marilyn Carlson Nelson '61 is chair and former CEO of Minneapolis-based Carlson, the world's largest travel and hospitality corporation and one of the largest privately held companies. Under the Carlson umbrella are major hotel groups such as Country Inns and Suites and Radisson, as well as restaurant chain T.G.I Friday's. As CEO, Nelson doubled the size of Carlson and became increasingly recognized for her commitment to corporate responsibility. In 2008, she published her best-selling book "How We Lead Matters: Reflections on a Life of Leadership." While Carlson has always been recognized as an organization dedicated to giving back to the local community, Nelson took this dedication global when she and her company made a public commitment against human trafficking and implemented training for all Carlson staff to recognize potential trafficking behavior.


2012 Holiday Greetings from Carol Christ and Paul Alpers

Please enjoy this special presentation that celebrates another season of hope
at Smith College.

We hope you will find our students’ stories as inspiring as we do.

Carol Christ and Paul Alpers


Kathleen McCartney Named 11th President of Smith College

Kathleen McCartney, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and an internationally recognized authority on child development and early education, has been selected as the 11th president of Smith College. Learn more about Kathleen McCartney...


Smith College Basketball 2012-2013

The Smith College Pioneers recorded their finest season in school history last year by hitting the 20 win plateau for the first time, tallying 23 wins and winning their first ECAC title. Come out and support this year's team and cheer the Pioneers on to victory! Click here for the 2012-2013 basketball schedule.


EKTA Celebrates 25 Years at Smith

The South Asian Student Association celebrates 25 years at Smith with a theater production of Family Duty, a play which tells of the struggles of an Indian Muslim family. The free performance is Friday, November 9, at 7 p.m. in the TV Studio, Mendenhall Center, preceded by a free dinner at 6 p.m. in the Gamut. 

Saluting Volunteers

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Election 2012: Getting Out the Vote

At Smith, students take the right to vote seriously, and the Election 2012 season has seen a swarm of get-out-the-vote activity, from phone banks to canvassing, tabling and rallies.


Volunteerism: Smith Women Changing the World

Smith women have a rich tradition of volunteerism, both as students and as alumnae. Volunteers: Smith Women Changing the World features just a few of these alumnae from across many generations who volunteer in their communities, on a global scale, and for the college itself. From building sustainable schools in Africa to working to help Smith achieve its vision for the future, alumnae volunteers are indeed “changing the world.”