Saturday, February 9, 2013

List: Notable Women’s College Alumnae

Get ready for success! While researching online I discovered an extensive list of “firsts for women” and all of the women attended a women’s college. The list includes:
  • FIRST woman to be named Secretary of State in the U.S: MADELEINE ALBRIGHT, Wellesley College
  • FIRST woman editor, The New York Post: JANE AMSTERDAM, Cedar Crest College
  • FIRST woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize: EMILY GREEN BALCH, Bryn Mawr College
  • FIRST woman to receive a college bachelor's degree: CATHERINE BREWER BENSON, Wesleyan College
  • FIRST scientist to identify the Hong Kong flu virus: EARLA BIEKERT, Wesleyan College
  • FIRST woman to earn a doctorate in chorale conducting from Yale University: MARIAN DOLAN, Sweet Briar College
  • FIRST woman leader of the American Newspaper Publisher Association: CATHLEEN BLACK, Trinity Washington University
  • FIRST African-American woman judge in the U.S.: JANE MATILDA BOLIN, Wellesley College
  • FIRST African-American woman surgeon in the South: DOROTHY L. BROWN, Bennett College for Women
  • FIRST to win Nobel Prize in Literature: PEARL S. BUCK, Randolph-Macon Woman's College
  • FIRST female Rhodes Scholar, Georgia: ILA BURDETT, Agnes Scott College
  • FIRST woman secretary of the Democratic National Party: DOROTHY VREDENBURGH BUSH, Mississippi University for Women
  • FIRST woman to be Executive Vice President of the American Stock Exchange: SARAH PORTER BOEHMLER, Sweet Briar College
Click here to review the entire list.I found this information on the Sweet Briar College’s Web site. Sweet Briar College is a women’s college located in Sweet Briar, VA. To learn more about Sweet Briar College, click here.

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