Winter 2013 News

Winter 2013 Newsletter

A Message from the President: The Celebration Continues!
Welcome to another edition of the Association of Alumnae Newsletter, where we continue our year-long celebration of our 100th anniversary. Read our feature in The Gazette. Take a look at these photos from Homecoming Weekend, including our special halftime presentation during the football game, our serenade by Penn’s all female a cappella group, Quaker Notes, during our tree dedication on College Green, and our lovely reception at Sweeten Alumni House. On your next visit to campus, please take a moment to find our tree and reflect on how far women have come over the last 100 years.

In this issue, learn how some Penn alumnae have kept their connections strong after graduation. Read about “Penn Powerhouse” Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, ED’18, GR’21, L’27. Be impressed by two student recipients of our research scholarship. Find out what it was like to be in the A of A during its very first year. Our next issue will highlight Penn Alumni regional clubs that have organized events to honor women during this celebration, so watch for it! Meanwhile, sit back, stay warm, and enjoy our winter newsletter.

Julie Diana Hench, LPS ‘08
President, University of Pennsylvania Association of Alumnae

P.S. Are you a member of your Penn Alumni Regional Club? This is one great way for women to be an active, visible part of the Penn alumni family. Reap the benefits of the connections you can make in your own city, and get involved!
Student Research Scholarship Winners

Reflections on a Penn Powerhouse

By A of A Awards Committee Chair, Binnie Schuman Donald, Ed'61

Read about how these phenomenal undergraduate women applied their 2012 Mazzatenta Scholars Awards to research projects in Turkey and India. Then remember their names, because you may just hear about them again in the future. -More-

By Patrice R. Green C’05, G’08

Honor the extraordinary accomplishments of Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, ED’18, GR’21, L’27. Her sorority, like A of A, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. -More-

Staying Connected: Book Club

Penn Alumnae in the News

By Julianne Huegel, ENG’08

How have you maintained relationships with the Penn women you knew as a student, or with those you have met since graduation? Here is how one alumna does it. Maybe it will inspire you to find your own way to reconnect with old friends, and to make some new ones in your area. -More-

Read about Laura Bilodeau Overdeck, WG’95, recently featured in Time Magazine for creating “Bedtime Math” for children, and Betty Liu, C’95, host of “In the Loop with Betty Liu” on Bloomberg TV. -More-

Penn Women Who Influenced Our Lives

A of A: The First Year

A of A members name some of the Penn women whose positive influence on their lives endures today.-More-

By A of A Historian, Susanne Czarnecki, G’82

An overview of the Association of Alumnae’s goals and activities from 1912 through 1913. -More-

A Personal Note: Tammy's Bridal Shower

Alumnae Submissions

By Deborah H. Wolff, CW'62, GED'66

The A of A Board wishes every happiness to past President Tammy Khieu, W’94. -More-

Have you dedicated yourself to service? Tell us how! You may appear in a special feature in our Spring Newsletter. Write to and use subject header “ALUMNAE SERVICE.”

Have other submission ideas? Contact Nicole Maloy, W’95 ( and Nicole Oddo, C’05 (