This Thursday, Nov. 15,
Smith College with a presentation by the at 4:15 p.m. in the Campus Center
Carroll Room and a gala reception afterward. Meanwhile, recipes
of Julia Child and the Kitchen Sisters will be featured throughout
the day at the Campus Center Café, Smith College Club,
and residence dining rooms.
Julia McWilliams arrived
at Smith from her hometown of Pasadena, Calif., in 1930.
She was an active Smith student, playing basketball, teaching
at the People's Institute and working as a stage director
for the Dramatics Association. She was also a member of
Student Council, and whistled down errant grass walkers
as a Grass Cop. Her culinary experience began in college
as chair of the Refreshment Committee for Senior Prom and
Here are some glimpses of
Julia McWilliams Child from her days as an undergraduate
and later visits back to campus.