Monday, August 31, 2015

Entomology Fun!

The Marie Curie Scholarship students of College of Saint Mary spent time at Glacier Creek Prairie Preserve collecting insects for identification and cataloging.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Congratulating Two Women’s Colleges for being Selected for their Social Work Degree Program

Two Women’s Colleges are included in the “Top 25 Christian Colleges for a Social Work Degree Program 2015” list.

Congratulations to Mount Mary University and Judson College.

Mount Mary University is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is a Catholic institution, while Judson College is located in Marion, Alabama and is a Baptist institution.

Judson College Students

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Check Out the Many Honors Programs at Women's Colleges

Like the one at Stern College for Women . . .
New students enjoying honors welcome booklet at Stern College for Women in NYC.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

I LOVE this Story!!!

First-year student Logan arrived on the campus of Agnes Scott College with the same steamer trunk her great grandmother, Margaret Patterson Friend '39 use when she attended ASC. How cool!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

Shout Out to Her Alma Mater

I think you'll enjoy a blog post from a recent graduate of a women's college. Her blog post begins with:

"I cannot believe it has been two whole months since I tossed my mortarboard into the air on the court of Le Mans. My alma mater (literally, nourishing mother) was instrumental in shaping the woman I have become. The friends that I made, the professors I learned from, the places that I traveled, and the opportunities that I had—I wouldn’t change those four years for a college degree from anywhere else. In honor of the class of 2015, here are 15 of the greatest things about Saint Mary’s College."

Continue reading here.

Learn more about Saint Mary's College located in Notre Dame, IN here.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The 10 U.S. Colleges With The Smartest Women

Can you guess which ones? Hint, 4 of them are women's colleges!

Read, The 10 U.S. Colleges With The Smartest Women.

Women's Colleges Rock! Ask Me How!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

What this Illustration Major Did this Summer

From Moore College of Art & Design’s Facebook page:

“Moore senior Illustration major Kathleen Kazmier spent summer 2015 interning at the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival. Asked to design 24 film poster illustrations in approximately ten weeks, Kathleen embraced the challenge and submitted a beautiful portfolio she can be proud of.”

"We were so impressed by her illustrations and work ethic this summer that we decided to invest in a one-day exhibition during our Pre-Fest weekend to display all of the posters she created. The exhibition will also be presented as part of Design Philadelphia." Olivia Antsis, Director, Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival.

Full story here.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Welcome to Meredith Class of 2019

Saturday was Move-In Day at Meredith College. Check out the video and details below.

Meredith College welcomed approximately 440 new first-year students to campus for Move-In Day on Saturday, August 15, 2015. The Class of 2019 is the third largest freshman class to enroll at Meredith in the last seven years.

Members of this class come from 19 states and 12 countries, including China, Colombia, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Honduras, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe.

Like all students at Meredith, the Class of 2018 will benefit from StrongPoints®, an innovative advising and personal coaching model. Students will identify their strengths, and examine over the course of their four years at Meredith how those strengths can help them shape their academic options, experiential involvement outside the classroom, financial goals and the means for achieving those goals, and career options.

“StrongPoints teaches the value of setting goals, determining passions and priorities, and then planning throughout one's education and life experiences,” Meredith College President Jo Allen said. “The StrongPoints strategy makes clear to each student that this is a personal journey, focusing on individual strengths, passions, goals, resources, and decisions.”

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Notable Women and their Alma Maters

Sweet Briar College alumna, Margaretta Colangelo President at U1 Technologies, penned this LinkedIn post, Notable Women and their Alma Maters.

The post contains a long list and as well as the following facts:

  • Women's college graduates are twice as likely as female graduates of co-ed institutions to earn a Ph.D., attend medical school, be involved in philanthropic activities, attain higher positions in their careers, and earn higher incomes.
  • Only 2% of female college graduates attended a women's college, yet 30% of female executives and 20% of women in Congress attended a women's college.
  •  Women’s colleges produce disproportionately high numbers of alumnae who go into male dominated fields such as STEM, business, medicine, law, and politics.
  • 3/4 of the women’s college graduates are in the work force and over 80% have earned advanced degrees.
  • 90% of women’s college graduates give their colleges high marks for fostering self-confidence.
  • 80% of women’s college graduates are strong supporters of their alma mater including serving as trustees, mentoring students and young alumnae, hiring interns and recruiting from their alma mater.
So, who's your favorite? (I have several!)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

This Women’s College is Participating in “The Roundup: Women scientists”

How cool is this?

“Students from Dr. Sherry Seston’s Virology course at Alverno College are learning about the history of their science through Wikipedia assignments. And by creating biography articles for women virologists, they’re expanding the scope of science information on Wikipedia while helping to close a content gap in women’s biographies.”

Continue reading here.

And if you're into STEM, consider following me on Twitter! @HerSTEMCareer

Monday, August 10, 2015

Summer Internship: Caroline Clark interning at The Robert A. Pritzker Center for Meteoritics and Polar Studies

Women's college students get the BEST internships. Check out this Bryn Mawr College Senior, Caroline Clark and her summer internship via “A Postcard From: Caroline Clark ’16.”

Learn more about Bryn Mawr's summer internship program or about the college.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Women’s College Awards 64K Scholarship to Biology Major Hopeful: Raeanne Whitcomb

From the Website of College of Saint Mary:

College of Saint Mary (CSM) is proud to announce that Raeanne Whitcomb of Bellevue, Nebraska, has been selected as a Marie Curie Scholar starting this fall at CSM. A scholarship check presentation of $64,000 honored Raeanne on Thursday, July 23 at College of Saint Mary. Raeanne is the daughter of Jim and Marianne Whitcomb. She plans to major in biology at CSM. Raeanne’s awards and honors while attending Gross Catholic High School including:
  • High Honors (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012)
  • National Honors Society (2015, 2014)
College of Saint Mary’s prestigious Marie Curie Scholars Program, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, provides significant financial support and resources for academically talented young women who study science or math. Marie Curie Scholars may receive up to $20,000 annually for four years in gift aid – and participants also receive free tutoring, have opportunities for undergraduate research, may participate in National Institute of Health and NASA research fellowships, and attend and present at national conferences.
Congratulations Raeanne! How VERY Exciting!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Signing Your Married Name in the Bell Tower Happens at this Women’s College

Plus Amanda Nichols’ wedding includes “purple” (her class color) . . . how cool is that? The connection with your Alma mater lasts a lifetime! Check out Amanda's: Agnes Scott College.

And here's the happy couple ringing the bell in the bell tower!
 Congratulations and Best Wishes!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Bay Path Alumnae Receiving Special Treatment at Fenway

Women's college alumnae enjoy sisterhood long after graduation. Here's a group from Bay Path University enjoying a Red Sox game at Fenway Park.