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Alumna named president of prestigious Foreign Correspondents’ Club

Smith College President Carol T. Christ (left) and Tara Joseph '88 (right) in Hong Kong, June 2012.

Tara Joseph ’88, Executive Producer, TV for Thomson Reuters (Asia) has been elected president of Hong Kong’s prestigious Foreign Correspondents’ Club.

Tara has served on the club’s board for the past three years, organizing and introducing […]

11 days to go in European fundraising challenge

Smith College’s European alumnae are only 11 days away from the end of an exciting fundraising participation challenge.

Europe: Stand and Be Counted Challenge challenged alumnae to raise Smith’s percentage of alumnae who make a gift—of any size—to the college each year. Why is participation so important? Well, one of the inputs to the US […]

Former Smith College president receives French Legion of Honor

Ruth Simmons, a former president of Smith College, recently received the French Legion of Honor. Jill Ker Conway, another former president at Smith, was also recently awarded a foreign honor.

The National Order of the Legion of Honour is a French order established by Napoleon Bonaparte. It is given to individuals who have contributed to […]

Jill Ker Conway awarded Australia’s highest honor

Former Smith College president Jill Ker Conway, originally from Australia, was awarded Australia’s highest honor this year when she was appointed Companion in the general division of the Order of Australia for her “eminent service to the community, particularly women, as an author, academic and through leadership roles with corporations, foundations, universities and philanthropic groups”.


Smith to co-host WPSP institute next year

Next spring, Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges will co-host “Reconstructing Societies in the Wake of Conflict: Transitional Justice and Economic Development,” a two-week institute of the Women in Public Service Project. The institute will bring together emerging women leaders working to re-build their communities and promote sustainable economic livelihoods following political violence and human rights […]

Smith students to spend summer in Belize

Left to right: Alyssa Stenek '13, Sarah Alper '15, Kiara Gomez '14, Sarah Tucker '13, Dena Greenstreet '15, and Kayla Clark '14.

This summer, nearly 100 students living on an island off the coast of Belize will learn about the coral reef there through Smith College’s Coral Reef Ed-Ventures Program, now in its […]