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Winter SAQ now available

The Winter 2011-12 issue of the Smith Alumnae Quarterly has come out in print and online and highlights Smithies around the world.

Architect Erinn McGurn ’94 is featured in the magazine’s cover story (see SAQ page 20 for the whole story) for her work building safe, sustainable schools in Zambia.  Erinn and her husband started the non-profit SCALEAfrica to build schools as a way “to increase educational access and effectiveness as a means of alleviating poverty and diminishing the impact of the major public health threats that plague rural African communities.”

Another alumna, Kristen Johnson Bird ’87 is featured as a donor to the Smith Fund.  Kristen, who lives in Munich, Germany, says “exceptional [Smith] women from around the world bring their own rich cultural story to the classroom, and Smith, in turn, provides them with the skills and education to return to their home countries and be active participants in the political, economic, and social landscape.”  (View the full notice on SAQ page 43.)

The SAQ also shares the story of Mackenzie Bradley ’13 and Emma Reim ’13 who swam the English Channel this summer, and President Christ mentions the work and accomplishments of both the swimmers and international alumnae like  Shehrbano Taseer ’10 in her President’s Perspective column.

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