College Will Present Alumnae Achievement Awards Feb. 25
February 3, 2005
Mass. -- The Wellesley College Alumnae Association
will hold its 35th annual Alumnae Achievement Awards Ceremony on
Friday, Feb. 25, at 5:30 pm in Alumnae Hall. The ceremony will honor
former Italian Parliament member Carole Beebe Tarantelli, class of
1964, magazine editor Ellen Jacobson Levine, class of 1964, and business
leader Lois Juliber, class of 1971.
Tarantelli is an educator, psychoanalyst, former member of the
Italian Parliament, antiterrorist activist,
rights advocate. In 1987, two years after her husband was assassinated
by the Red Brigades, she accepted an invitation to run for the
Italian Parliament and won by an ample margin, becoming the first
American citizen ever elected to the legislature. While in office,
she concentrated on women’s issues, including rape legislation,
domestic violence, abortion rights, and family leave, as well as
prison reform and health-care reform. She was instrumental in the
founding of Differenza Donna, Italy’s first shelter for battered
women, and in the effort to reform the country’s rape laws,
ensuring that rape would be punishable as a serious crime in Italy.
Levine made publishing history when she became the first woman
to be named editor-in-chief of
since the magazine was founded in 1885. Before her appointment
to the top post at the flagship publication of Hearst Magazines,
she served as editor-in-chief of two other major women’s
magazines: Redbook (1990-1994) and Women’s Day (1982-1990).
She was also senior editor of Cosmopolitan from 1976-1982. In January
2004, she was inducted into the Magazine Editors’ Hall of
Fame by the American Society of Magazine Editors and the Magazine
Publishers of America. She serves on the board of the New York
Restoration Project; the board of advisors of New York Women in
Communications; the board of directors for Gaylord Entertainment
and Finlay Enterprises Inc.; and the board of directors of Lifetime
Television. She is also an editorial consultant for O, The Oprah
a highly regarded business leader, is vice chairman of Colgate-Palmolive.
In her 17 years with
she has been central to the successes of the company’s Latin
America, Far East/Canada, North America and Europe divisions. She
supervised Colgate’s entry into China and led a resurgence
of Colgate North America, developing a series of successful new
products and dramatically increasing product growth. Prior to joining
Colgate, she was vice president of General Foods Corp., where she
managed brands such as Kool Aid and Post Cereals. In addition to
her work at Colgate-Palmolive, she is a member of the board of
directors of DuPont Corp. and Goldman Sachs, a trustee of Wellesley
College and a director of the Harvard Business School Club of New
York and Girls Inc.
Alumnae Achievement Award is the highest honor given to alumnae
for excellence and distinction
in their fields
of endeavor and has been presented annually since 1970.
Since 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing an
excellent liberal-arts education for women who will make a difference
in the world. Its 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,300
undergraduate students from all 50 states and 68 countries. For
more information, go to www.wellesley.edu.
For more information on the award and on this year’s recipients,
please visit the Alumnae Association web site at www.wellesley.edu/Alum or