Spring 2012 News

association of alumnae

Spring 2012 Newsletter

A Message from the President

The Association of Alumnae (A of A) will kick off our 100th anniversary celebration at Homecoming Weekend 2012. Read more about the celebration.

Still Red and Blue
Penn's First Women Students

By Mae Agnes Pasquariello, CW’53, GRD’85

I was riding the trolley car in West Philadelphia, on my way to Beaver College, and noticed these beautiful buildings. I heard two ladies in the rear seat say, "This is the University of Pennsylvania."

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

As part of our year-long celebration, we are bringing you interesting stories about the Association and its alumnae. Perhaps you’ve wondered, who were the first female students at Penn? Well, they were chemistry students!

Alumnae Connections
Honoring Women of Color at Penn

By Stephanie Yee, C’08

I recently met Bernice Gordon, Class of 1935, who is the oldest contributing author to The New York Times crossword puzzle.

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

It was my pleasure to attend the Women of Color at Penn 25th Anniversary Celebration. The reason I attended the exciting event was that a member of our Board, Nicole Maloy, W ’95, was honored.

Celebrating Winners
A of A Event Favorites

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

Each May, A of A honors a graduating senior student-athlete, a continuing education student, a senior member of the Penn Alumni Student Society, and two students pursuing undergraduate research.

By Meagan C. McGowan Rubino, C'04, GEd '05

Read about our first Family Night at the Palestra, and other favorite A of A events.Walking onto the hardwood of the Palestra, it was easy to remember being 18, hearing the trumpets of the band in my ears as I sat on the bleachers to take in my first collegiate basketball game.

Alumnae Paths: Spotlight on the 1990’s

Alumnae Submissions

By Nicole C. Maloy, W’95

Eight women who graduated from Penn in the 1990’s take a moment to share what brought them to Penn, what they’ve been up to since then, and what bits of wisdom they’ve picked up along the way.

Interested in submitting to the newsletter? Contact Nicole Maloy, W’95, at nmaloy@upenn.edu and Nicole Oddo, C’05, at neo@alumni.upenn.edu.