January ’20 News

Fellow alums,

We’re looking forward to building connections and reconnecting at our upcoming events in 2020. First, we hope you’ll join us at Mount Holyoke Alums in Tech and Innovation, an event hosted by the Alum Association on January 15th. President Stephens will deliver a welcome address, as well as keynotes from Nancy Bellows Perez ‘76 and Professor Katherine Aidala. On January 29th, we’ll prepare care packages at our annual M&C’s Care Packages + Cookie Swap. We hope to see you there!

A friendly reminder that all are welcome and encouraged to attend our events, regardless of Club membership. We aim to support alums in the NorCal area by cultivating a community that is connected, informed, and involved in the life and work of the College. Any feedback or suggestions are greatly appreciated and welcomed.

Well wishes,

The Board 


Upcoming events:

Mount Holyoke Alums in Tech and Innovation

When: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Where: see details below
RSVP: online by January 10th 

The Alum Association is excited to introduce a pilot event in our- area: Mount Holyoke Alums in Tech and Innovation. Whether you are established or emerging in the field of technology and innovation, we hope you will join us at one of these events, where we will come together to learn, explore and exchange ideas. 

The program for both times and locations will include:

  • A welcome by Nancy Bellows Perez ’76, executive director of the Alumnae Association
  • Remarks by President Sonya Stephens
  • A feature presentation by Katherine Aidala, director of the Fimbel Maker & Innovation Lab and Professor of Physics at Mount Holyoke
  • Conversation and connection with others who share your expertise and interests

Join us for breakfast in Mountain View

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • 8–9:30 a.m.
  • Hyatt Centric Mountain View, 409 San Antonio Road, Mountain View, CA 94040

Join us for hors d’oeuvres in San Francisco

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020 
  • 6:30–8 p.m.
  • Hilton San Francisco Financial District, 750 Kearney Street, San Francisco, CA 94108 

Please RSVP online to either event by January 10, 2020. We look forward to seeing you there!


M&C’s Care Packages + Cookie Swap

When: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Where: 580 Market Street, San Francisco, CA(A one minute walk from Montgomery BART!)
RSVP: Eventbrite
Point Persons: Elena Eimert ‘15, Sarah Lau ‘07 

Each year, we come together to enjoy M&Cs and prepare care packages and handwritten notes for new Mount Holyoke students from Northern California. Please join us for an evening of camaraderie and collaboration! The space is on the 3rd floor and the building has an elevator. If you would like, bring some cookies to share with other attendees (not required). 


Annual Mary Lyon Tea

When: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Where: Dartealing, 470 3rd St, San Francisco, CA

RSVP: Eventbrite
Point Persons: Hannah Fairbanks ‘03, Steph Corrales ‘16  

Join us to celebrate Mary Lyon’s birthday with one of Mount Holyoke’s favorite traditions–afternoon tea! Meet recent alums, reconnect with those you may not have seen in a while, talk, and laugh over a cup of hot tea and a plate of tasty treats. 


Promoting Your Events

Are you hosting an event that you’d like to publicize to the Mount Holyoke Northern California community? Please share it directly in our Facebook Group. If you’d like to explore the possibility of hosting an event with the Club Board, email us at mountholyoke@gmail.com.


Membership Dues

Interested in supporting the Club further? Join the Club by paying your annual, tax-deductible Membership Dues! You can pay your dues here: MHC Club of Northern CA Membership Dues. The Club’s fiscal year is July 1 to June 30. Please note: If you would prefer to pay by check, please email us.


Stay Connected 

We hope to see you at an event soon! 

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