Friday, May 29, 2015

Meet The Women Golf Trailblazer

If you're into golf, you'll enjoy this Pittsburgh Magazine article, "On Par with Arnie, She is America's 'Queen of Golf' - The world of golf may have been slow to embrace women, but Sewickley amateur Carol Semple Thompson always has found her way into the club."

Hall of Fame golfer Carol Semple Thompson often referred to as the “Queen of Golf” is a women’s college alumna from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. From the class of 1970 she became one of the all-time greats! Her amazing career with many career highlights spanned more than 40 years."

Article highlights:

"Thus launched the career of one of the greatest American women golfers in the annals of the game. Never mind that the Sewickley native remained an amateur throughout her life, or that she never achieved the name recognition or prize money of such pros as Annika Sörenstam and Nancy Lopez. Her ruthless competitive drive and 43-year string of amateur, national and international wins place her among the greats.

For starters, Semple Thompson and Arnold Palmer are the only two golfers from western Pennsylvania in the World Golf Hall of Fame. She also is one of five players in history to win three different U.S. Golf Association titles — an achievement she shares with Jack Nicklaus, JoAnne Gunderson Carner, Tiger Woods and Palmer. And she has played in more USGA championships than any person — woman or man — in history."

Continue reading here.

An amazing and impressive trailblazer and also a graduate of a women's college . . . coincidence? I think not!

Get Your Girl Power On! Might a Women's College Be Right for You?

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Women's College Tradition: Hoop Rolling

One of a kind tradition at this women's college: Wellesley College. I LOVE this tradition. Looks like so much FUN!!

Traditional Schedule of Events (From Wellesley's Website)

Little Sisters (underclasswomen) camp out the night before the event to hold a spot for their Big Sisters (upperclasswomen) on Tupelo Lane.

Hoops are passed down to seniors or provided by Cafe Hoop—and then are decorated.

Come morning, the seniors arrive—dressed for success in their Commencement gowns and class colors.

At a signal, the seniors race down the lane, pushing their hoops with a wooden stick.

Back in the day, it was proclaimed that whoever won the Hoop Roll would be the first to get married. In the status-seeking 1980s, she was the first to be CEO. Now we just say that the winner will be the first to achieve happiness and success, whatever that means to her.

The winner is carried away by her Wellesley Sisters...

...and has the honor of being thrown into Lake Waban.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Women's College Quote

"What employers consider the most valuable preparation for long-term success in today’s economy is exactly the kind of broad, big-picture, and hands-on liberal learning that a Mount Holyoke education now provides.”Mount Holyoke College 2015 Commencement keynote speaker Carol Geary Schneider ’67

Monday, May 25, 2015

This Women’s College 2015 Graduate Finds Passion in Poetry

From the article, Everyday People: Mount Holyoke graduate Tayllor Johnson finds passion in poetry:

When applying to college, Johnson said she was initially against attending a women's college. She became convinced that it would provide her an empowering environment to focus on her growth after speaking with a school representative.

"The school has taught me to live for my passions only and that the wants of others are second, that I need to put myself first."

Amazing women attend and graduate from women's colleges!

Friday, May 22, 2015

$80,000 College Scholarship for Her

Earlier this week, the College of Saint Mary surprised Marlene Djidjoho, a Mercy High student, with a $80,000 Marie Curie Scholarship to attend the CSM! YEA! And Congratulations Marlene!
The College of Saint Mary is a women's college located in Omaha, NE.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

More Fashion Fun at Women's Colleges

This time at Philadelphia-based Moore College of Art & Design. I know you'll enjoy this video "Behind-the-Scenes // 2015 Moore Fashion Show."  

Preparation for Moore College of Art & Design’s highly anticipated spring Fashion Show is a year-long process that includes creating garments, critiques, fittings and much more. This video provides a behind-the-scenes look as students prepare for Fashion Show 2015: An Evening at the Barnes, sponsored by Century 21 department store, along with a look at models getting into make-up for last year’s show.

Monday, May 18, 2015

How Impressive: Ten Wellesley Women Named Fulbright Scholars

A Wellesley education can take you around the world. Later this year, 10 Wellesley seniors and alumnae will be studying, researching, and teaching abroad with the help of grants from the Fulbright U.S. Exchange program.

Continue reading here!

Visit the website of Wellesley College here.

Congratulations!!!! And Best Wishes!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Fashion Design Sneak Peek at This Women’s College

The Noir fashion show is taking place tomorrow, Saturday, May 16, starting time 7:30 p.m. at St. Catherine University. Learn more here.

Student fashion shows are so much fun! Check out this very cute outfit!

The spring/summer collection “ZING” by Xee Vang brings an energetic color palette and prints to women’s sportswear. It consists of structural and fluid silhouettes that can be worn for a casual and fun occasion, to something formal for an event. ZING is inspired by high street fashions that mix and match a variety of bold colors and prints to just wearing minimal.

From the Design Collection of Xee Vang '15
Photo by Rhea Pappas Photography

Learn more about their Apparel Design, Fashion Merchandising or Interior Design programs.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

New Tradition at This Women's College

This morning I saw a Facebook post from Mary Baldwin College (soon to be Mary Baldwin University) and wanted to share. What a GREAT new tradition and what a WONDERFUL class gift!!

President Pamela Fox begins a new tradition tomorrow evening: kicking off Commencement Weekend with a jaunty ringing of the new bell in front of the Administration Building — a gift from the Class of 2015. After the Commencement ceremony on Sunday, graduates will be invited to ring the bell as a celebration of their achievement.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015

Women’s College Alumna Thanks Her Alma Mater

Just had to share this post I saw on Facebook.

Written by Shauna Schmitt,‎ Proud Graduate of Cottey College

I know that Alumna don't usually do this but I thought that I needed to post this and thank my Cottey professors, mentors, sisters, P.E.O.s and many more. I truly never thought that I would have been successful after Cottey because I thought that my college experience was going to be Cottey and I was going to move on from Cottey and just study and get straight A's. But once I realized that I needed to use my Cottey power at my new university I never looked back. I started to think of Cottey as a trampoline that bounced me to here and I needed to make the most of my new experience and today I was honored the most prestigious award a University of Dubuque student could receive.

University Leadership Award - "This is the highest leadership honor awarded by the University, given annually to one college student. It is given to the student who has shown commitment beyond personal gain, served fellow students, encouraged and promoted positive actions in others, and demonstrated in his or her personal life the true spirit of the Mission of the University of Dubuque."

I wouldn't be the leader I am today without being able to call myself a Cottey girl. Thank you Cottey you're truly changing lives!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Student Art Work on Display

Love the wonderful student art work, don't you! Created by the amazing art students at the College of Saint Mary. Now on display at the college's gallery: Hillmer Art Gallery.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Graduation Congratulations to These Women!

It's College Graduation Time! Starting us off is this women's college! Brenau University has a fantastic women's college. Read more about 2015 Commencement.

On May 1, 2015 Brenau University awarded 167 undergraduate diplomas on the graduating Women’s College students. 57 Bachelor of Science, 46 Bachelor of Science in Nursing and 40 Bachelor of Arts degrees. Remaining Women’s College diplomas this year were for studies in music, business administration and fine arts.

Might this women's college be right for you? Go ahead, schedule a campus visit!

Friday, May 1, 2015

2015 Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society Inductees at This Women's College

Congratulations to Melat Assefa, Imani Graham, Michelle Jaldin, Sheena Johnpeter, Cindy Morales, Anna Roland and Asya Tucker! All students at Trinity University's College of Arts & Science and 2015 Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society inductees. How exciting!