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Smith celebration weekend schedule and information
Julia Child, Betty Friedan
and Other Remarkable Alumnae to Be Honored at Smith Celebration
Thirty Smith College alumnae whose
achievements represent the accomplishments of generations of
Smith graduates will be honored at a gala convocation, which
is free and open to the public, at 5 p.m. Friday, October 22,
in the Indoor Track and Tennis Facility, West Street.
The audience will include hundreds
of parents of Smith students and Smith alumnae from all over
the country along with current Smith students, faculty and staff.
The event, which will mark the beginning
of Smith's 125th year and initiate a weekend-long celebration
of the liberal arts as they are taught today at Smith, will feature
greetings by Rochelle Braff Lazarus '68, chair of the board of
trustees, talks by President Ruth Simmons and Student Government
Association President Katrina Gardner, a colorful academic procession,
and music by the Smith College Orchestra and Glee Club.
The honorees who will be present are:
- Elizabeth Stoffregen May '28, financial
analyst, board member of the Import-Export Bank and long-time
dean of Wheaton College.
- Laura Philips Cole '34, retired math
professor, active member of the American Association of University
Women, role model for generations of young African Americans.
- Julia McWilliams Child '34, star of
TV's French Chef and author of many cookbooks.
- Anne Clarke Martindell '36, former
ambassador to New Zealand and former member of the New Jersey
state legislature; presently enrolled at Smith as an Ada Comstock
- Ann Baumgartner Carl '39, member of
the World War II Women's Airforce Service Pilots program and
- Betty Goldstein Friedan '42, feminist
leader and author of The Feminine Mystique and The
- Evelyn Boyd Granville '45, one of
the first African-American women to earn a doctorate in mathematics;
honored by the National Academy of Science as a "pioneer
- Hari Brissimi '48, first woman to
become director at the United Nations High Commission on Refugees;
active in many refugee resettlement activities.
- Julia Chang Lin '51, retired professor,
Ohio University, acted as the school's unofficial Asian studies
department, teaching Chinese, Japanese and Indian literature
- Therese Thau Heyman '51, senior curator
at the Oakland Museum in California, guest curator at the National
Museum of Art (Smithsonian).
- Edith LaCroix Dabney '52, tireless
fundraiser and volunteer for such arts and educational organizations
as the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Museum of Science;
one of three sisters and eight family members who are Smith alumnae.
- Ann Hartman M.S.S. '54, dean emeritus
and Elizabeth Marting Treuhaft Professor Emeritus of the Smith
College School for Social Work.
- Marion Moore Gilbert '55, long-time
volunteer in the Marriage Encounter movement.
- Margaret Heaney Greene '58, coordinator
of the Washington, D.C., Smith Club's volunteer outreach effort
to public elementary schools in economically distressed neighborhoods.
- Lynden Breed Miller '60, director
and designer of public gardens in New York, including those at
the New York Public Library, the conservatory and the zoo in
Central Park, Bryant Park and the New York Botanical Garden.
- Anne Angen Gershon '60, played critical
role in the testing and licensing of the chicken pox vaccine
in this country, director of pediatric infectious diseases at
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
- Dorcas Bowles SSW '60, social work
clinician and teacher and Dean of Clark Atlanta University School
for Social Work.
- Jane Yolen Stemple '60, award-winning
author of more than 200 books, mostly for children, that have
been translated into some 17 languages.
- Sumiko Fujiwara Enbutsu '60, author,
translator and lecturer who has played a pivotal role in interpreting
the history of old Japan; well-known in Tokyo as an environmentalist.
- Eve Parker Hoffman '64, a long history
of framing public policy and community issues (public education,
environment, future community leadership), bringing the right
people to the table, and working toward solutions has led her
twice to be identified as one of the 100 most influential people
in the state of Georgia.
- Amy Kaiser '65, director of the Saint
Louis Symphony Chorus, guest conductor for the Berkshire Choral
Festival and Metropolitan Opera Guild.
- Victoria Chan-Palay '65, neurobiologist,
author, White House Fellow, Olympic swimmer, first woman to receive
medical degree summa cum laude from Harvard University.
- Pearl Tak-Chu Toy '69, associate professor
of laboratory medicine at the University of California, San Francisco;
- Marjorie Holland M.A. '74, former
director of public affairs at the Ecological Society of America,
currently director of the biological field station and center
for wetland resources at the University of Mississippi.
- Yolanda King '76, actress, author
and president of Higher Ground Production Co.
- Jane Shoaf Turner '78, editor of the
monumental Grove Dictionary of Art.
- Carolyn Scerbo Kaelin '83, director
of the Comprehensive Breast Health Center, Brigham and Women's
- Thelma Golden '87, one of the art
world's youngest and most outspoken curators, formerly at the
Whitney Museum where she curated the Biennial and other notable
exhibitions; currently an independent curator.
- Anjana Shakya AC '91, director for
women's rights and development at the International Institute
for Human Rights, Environment and Development in Katmandu, Nepal.
- Angela Lwiindi Leila Hassan '94, Smith's
first Rhodes Scholar, international student from Zambia, currently
a student at Oxford University, doing research in Zimbabwe.
October 11, 1999