Undergraduates dazzle prospects at admissions reception

Date: January 7, 2007
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Location: Home of Barbara Powell ’62

The Bryn Mawr Club of Boston with the help of the Alumnae Association, brought together high school students and their parents, current undergraduates, and alumnae in the area, to further engage their interest in the College. The event was hosted at the home of Barbara Powell ’62. Despite the unusually warm weather and the big Patriots game, 45 enthusiastic people assembled over cookies and tea, to hear the current undergrads and alumnae talk about what they enjoyed and what influenced them most about their Bryn Mawr experience.

Emily Norman ’08 talked about her role and experiences as a Traditions Mistress and the supportive environment of Bryn Mawr. Sarah Tan ’04 shared her knowledge about the various tri-college academic programs and options. Bejay Ugale ’00, Sharon Gershman ’00 and Stephanie Richardson ’05 also spoke enthusiastically about their varied experiences at Bryn Mawr. Alumnae and current undergraduates all voiced their agreement on the amazing friends, professors and colleagues they had met at Bryn Mawr.

Kyoko Yamamoto ’01 coordinated this annual event for the Club, along with Nancy Thaler for Admissions, and Cynthia Washington for the Alumnae Association. Board members Jane Lifton ’76 and Barbara Powell ’62 assisted Kyoko in making phone calls, organizing, and hosting the event. The afternoon’s gathering ended on a surprising note when Jane discovered that one of the dads attending the event was a high school classmate of hers! We look forward to seeing many of these faces again in June when the Bryn Mawr Club of Boston hosts its annual Send-Off Reception for area high school students soon to be this year’s Bryn Mawr freshwomen!

Send-off for Boston area Class of 2010

Date: June 25, 2006
Location: Home of Irena Bronstein ’67

Fifteen members of the class of 2010 gathered at the home of Irena Bronstein ’67 in Newton for the Bryn Mawr Send Off party. Each year, the Club invites all the newest Boston area students who will be attending Bryn Mawr in the fall to a gathering to meet one another and make friends before they arrive on campus. This year three current students: Julia Keith ’08, McCurdy Miller ’08, and Francesca Marangell ’09 were available to answer questions.

The questions ranged from the workload at Bryn Mawr, to the sports programs, to theatre and dance. Ten parents attended with their daughters; they had many practical questions about life in the dorms, stress, and maintaining contact with mom and dad! After the formal question and answer session, the students stayed to chat with each other and ask more questions of the students and recent graduates.

In addition to Dr. Bronstein, Club Vice President Margaret Hoag ’86, Club Treasurer Jane Lifton ’76 and Admissions Rep Kyoko Yamamoto ’01 joined the party. Our alums included Bejay Ugale ’00, Sharon Gershman ’00, Nicole Megatulski ’04 and Jacqueline Dasilva ’05. Thanks to all the alumnae who attended and who helped organize the party. Special thanks to Julia, McCurdy and Francesca for being available to answer questions. Good luck to the Boston area members of the class of 2010!