Wellesley College

~Wellesley College to Host 125th Anniversary Conference April 20 and 21 ~

For immediate release:
April 11, 2001


Mary Ann Hill

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton '69, and former Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright '59, to keynote gathering of distinguished alumnae

WELLESLEY, Mass. - Thirteen panels of Wellesley College alumnae will gather April 20 and 21, on the college campus in Wellesley, Massachusetts to discuss their careers, their multifaceted life paths and Wellesley's place in their lives.

Women as diverse as a stand-up comedian, astrophysicist and cattle rancher will share their experiences going forth in the world armed with a Wellesley College education. Panel discussions will focus on contemporary issues facing the arts, science, technology, business, diplomacy, law, journalism, education and more.

Among the panelists are: astronaut Panela Melroy '83; writer-director Nora Ephron '62; broadcast journalists Lynn Sherr '63 and Linda Wertheimer '65; print journalists Teri Agins '75 of the Wall Street Journal and Marian Burros '54 of the New York Times; Shirley Young '55, retired vice president of General Motors; Lori Wallach '86 of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch; Microsoft design engineer Beth Sobelman '86; general counsel Judy Scott '71 of the Service Employees International Union; federal judges Sandra Lynch '68 and Reena Raggi '73; and Episcopal priest Nancy Gossling '74.

The conference will begin at 1:30 on Friday, April 20, with opening remarks by College President Diana Chapman Walsh, with panel sessions beginning at 2:00 p.m. Keynote addresses by Clinton and Albright will be given at 8:00 p.m. Friday evening.

Wellesley College was founded in 1870 by Henry Fowle Durant and Pauline Cazenove Durant to prepare women for "great conflicts, for vast reforms in social life." Throughout the last 125 years, successive presidents have reaffirmed Wellesley's essential purpose: providing an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world.

Click here for more information on the 125th anniversary conference, including speakers and a transcript of the keynote address.


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