Sep. 18, 2018
Xiaoyuan “Charlene” Ren ’13 is proving that Vassar alumnae/i can make a major impact in their field just a few years after they graduate. Ren is founder and director of MyH2O, an organization that monitors water quality throughout China. At Fall Convocation, the AAVC (Alumnae/i Association of Vassar College) recognized Ren’s remarkable accomplishments by presenting her with the Young Alumnae/i Achievement Award.
Sep. 7, 2018
Members of the congregation of Vassar Temple of Poughkeepsie joined with members of the college’s Jewish community on Monday to cast bread crumbs on the waters of Sunset Lake. A component of Rosh Hashanah dating back to the Middle Ages, the service symbolized the release of mistakes and shortcomings from the past year.
Jun. 10, 2018
Lovely weather and a stunning campus greeted 1,800 alumnae/
Sep. 12, 2017
President Elizabeth Bradley presided over Fall Convocation—her first—and advised students to savor this transformative time in their lives. The event included featured speaker Mia Mask, the Mary Riepma Ross ’32 Professor of Film, and AAVC award presentations to Marguerite O’Haire ’08, who received the Young Alumnae/
Jul. 5, 2017
In the spring of 2017, more than 500 Vassar alumnae/i visited the stunning Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in DC for a panel discussion and after-hours tour. Chief Curator Jacquelyn Serwer P’05, and Public Affairs Specialist Fleur Paysour ’72 take us inside the wildly popular new museum.
Mar. 10, 2017
Vassar hosted the fourth annual Women of Color Conference, sponsored by the Consortium on High Achievement and Success (CHAS), in early March, bringing participants from 13 colleges and universities to campus for three days of reflection, networking, and workshops on the theme of (Re)defining Women of Color: Raising our Voices, Sharing our Stories.