Who Was the Most Influential Person You Encountered at Barnard?
A highlight every year at Reunion is a live show that weaves together stories of your experience with these life-changing characters from your years at Barnard. The show will present stories from several decades of graduates, performed by alumnae, and produced by renowned storytelling organization, The Moth.
Be a Part of BOSS’s Celebration of Black Womanhood Week!
Barnard Organization of Soul Sisters (BOSS) wants help from Barnard’s alumnae in promoting their Celebration of Black Womanhood Week and encouraging black women on campus. They will be holding an online campaign celebrating the achievements of black Barnard women they look up to.
Make the Magic 2015 with Camp Kesem Columbia
Camp Kesem Columbia University serves children in the New York City metropolitan area whose parents have been affected by cancer. Help support the Columbia University chapter by attending their annual fundraising event, Make the Magic
, on March 5, 2015.
Alumnae Peer-Tutoring Program
If you live in the NYC area and can come to campus for two hours a week to tutor a student in a subject you love, please consider applying to be an APP volunteer tutor.
Brief Alumnae Survey from the Athena Center
We are very interested in your input so that we might offer Leadership Development programs geared towards the needs and interests of Barnard's alumnae. Please take a minute to complete our short survey.
BEnet's Holiday in Harlem at Vinatería
On Monday evening, December 15th, Barnard alumnae and guests shared lively conversation over a delicious three-course meal at alumna Yvette Leeper-Bueno's ('90) Michelin-recommended restaurant, Vinatería.
Founders Day Faculty Panel Videos
Missed Founders Day? See videos of faculty panels from Sunday, October 26, 2014, when Barnard opened its doors for a daylong celebration of the College’s 125th anniversary and legacy of excellence in educating women.
Making Barnard History
Barnard’s 125th anniversary provides an opportunity to reconsider the College’s history. Join us in a four-session evening series in which alumnae join with administrators and faculty, both active and retired, in “Making Barnard History.”
Video: Reunion 2014
Whether or not you were able to join us in person for Reunion 2014, we hope you will enjoy our highlight video.
BCRW courses for alumnae this fall
We are excited to announce that Alumnae Affairs will join with the Barnard Center for Research on Women (BCRW) to offer three courses this fall.
Barnard Reunion 2014
Reunion 2014 is just around the corner and we cannot wait to see you back on campus!
President Spar Book Tour
President Spar has been on the road promoting her new book, Wonder Women: Sex, Power and the Quest for Perfection
, and she has been meeting with alumnae along the way.
Alumna in Action, February 2014: Adia Revell '05
Brooklyn native Adia Revell grew up intent on playing Division I college basketball and earning an athletic scholarship. In 2001, her hard work paid off with a full scholarship to the University of Rhode Island, but after the first year she knew it was not the place for her.
Athena Film Festival
The Athena Film Festival is just around the corner! Check out this year's films and alumnae events.
Alumna in Action, October 2013: Polly Trottenberg ’86
One of Polly Trottenberg’s most vivid memories of her years at Barnard is exploring New York City, which, among other ills, was plagued by crime, and a graffiti-covered subway system. Witnessing that turmoil “got me really interested in urban planning and making cities better places,” Trottenberg says.
BEnet at Google
On August 6th, Barnard Entrepreneurs' Network embarked on a field trip to visit Google for a private tour of its workspace.
Alumna in Action, July 2013: Doris Wolf Escher '38
In the 1940s, it was unusual enough for a woman to study medicine, let alone become a trailblazer whose work would save thousands of lives. Yet cardiologist Doris Escher helped develop cardiac catheterization—the practice of threading a tube through a blood vessel to the heart—into the routine diagnostic and treatment tool it is today
Recap: Reunion 2013
Congratulations to all alumnae who celebrated Reunion 2013 at Barnard, and thank you for attending!
Alumna in Action, June 2013: Kathy Ebel '89
Despite winning three creative writing prizes while at Barnard, Kathy Ebel wasn’t sure how she could make a living as a writer after graduation. “A lot of my friends were working on film and television projects, so I drifted into that world, landing as a production assistant on the soap opera, Another World
,” says Ebel.
BEnet: Dreaming in Digital
View the video from the Barnard Entrepreneurs Network's (BEnet) launch event "Dreaming in Digital," with Shelley Zalis '83.
Ari Brose '84 honored by Columbia Athletics
Columbia Athletics honored Ari Brose '84 with the Athletics Alumni Award at the 92nd Annual Varsity C Celebration. Brose is a member of the Columbia Athletics Women's Leadership Council and was named one of the 25 most influential alumnae in the history of the Columbia-Barnard Athletic Consortium.
Regional Club Corner
Alumnae Affairs is excited to highlight club activities from around the world every month. If you have highlights to share please send them to Celeste L. Rivera, Manager of Regional Alumnae Programs at email@example.com
92nd St. Y Collaboration
Effective immediately, Barnard alumnae are eligible for a special 20% discount for most events and programs at the 92nd Street Y.
Alumna in Action, March 2013: Erica Bell '06
Erica Bell ’06 envisioned a career in fashion before she even got to Barnard. New York became the setting where she created a network and developed a resume that started her on her way. Bell is now the co-founder of the new and massively popular online personal shopping service, Hukkster.com.
Now 74, NPR's Susan Stamberg '59 talks about the ups and downs of aging
Susan Stamberg '59, former anchor of NPR's "All Things Considered" was the only woman broadcasting nightly news in 1972. She tried to emulate her male colleagues, until her boss told her to be herself. Since then, hosting many different NPR shows, she has earned many awards and honorary degrees. In this article by Laura Hambelton, Stamberg talks about growing older and wiser.
Recap: Athena Film Festival
Despite Nemo, the mega-blizzard that hit New York on Friday, making travel nearly impossible from Long Island, Connecticut, and parts of New Jersey, the third annual Athena Film Festival went on as scheduled before record audiences. A joint project of Barnard’s Athena Center for Leadership Studies and Women and Hollywood, the festival showed features, documentaries and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world.
Take a Barnard Student to Work Day
Impact the career of a Barnard woman - take a Barnard student to work! Career Development has planned a series of events to help the Class of 2013 with the job exploration and search process. One such event is Take a Barnard Student to Work Day.
Alumnae in Action, February 2013: Elizabeth Housman '03 and Sarah Housman '03
All medical doctors must go undergo the grueling training period of hospital residency, a period hallmarked by long hours and little sleep. Sarah and Elizabeth Housman, both Class of ’03, are in the midst of their residencies, but they are lucky enough to have each other as a support system. They are twins and residents in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston. Both their spouses are residents at Beth Israel as well, forming a unique family network.
Columbia Athletics Endows New Award in Honor of Dean Karen Blank
Columbia Athletics will endow a new award in honor of Barnard Dean of Studies Karen Blank beginning in Spring 2013, Dr. M. Dianne Murphy, Director, Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education and Patricia E. Grieve, Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Professor in the Humanities/Faculty Athletics Representative announced.
Leadership Assembly 2012
On October 25th and 26th, nearly 150 Alumnae Volunteer Leaders gathered on campus for Leadership Assembly 2012
Alumna in Action, November 2012: Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown '00
Designer and entrepreneur Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown has a new venture: Maiden Nation is an online store featuring a curated selection of work by women designers and artisans from around the globe. Maiden Nation (a pun on the words “made in nation”) was founded with her partners Willa Shalit and Juliana Um and sells clothing, jewelry, and other goods created by women in such developing countries as Haiti, Rwanda, and Kenya, as well as in developed countries like the United States and the United Kingdom.
Jessica Schulberg '04 published in Policy Innovations
Jessica Schulberg's masters dissertation, "Between Coercion and Discourse: Developing Countries and the Adoption of Elevated Intellectual Property Standards," was published in the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs online policy journal Policy Innovations
Pictures in the Collection of P.A.B. Widener at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Thanks to a recent gift from Dr. Ruth Steinberg ’72, Barnard Library joins the ranks of the British Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick, and the Morgan Library and Museum as one of a number of leading institutions holding a copy of the three-volume set, Pictures in the Collection of P.A.B. Widener at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.
AABC Award Nominations
Each year Barnard honors extraordinary alumnae at Reunion. Submit your nomination today!
Help Plan Reunion!
Have ideas about what you want to see at Reunion? Join your class Reunion planning committee!
Samara Hutman '84 leads Remember Us
Samara Hutman '84 has been appointed executive director of Remember Us, a non-profit organization devoted to ensuring Holocaust memory by creating opportunities for individuals to make personal connections to those who survived or were lost in the Holocaust.
Barnard Music Survey
As part of the College’s continuing effort to expand and enrich the arts programs, the Music Program would like to have your insight and reflections on your experience in Barnard’s music program in order to improve our service to current students.
Reunion 2011 was a huge success! Over the course of the weekend, over 1,300 alumnae and guests joined us to celebrate Barnard.
Constance Hess Williams ’66 Endows Directorship of Athena Center
Constance Hess Williams ’66, Barnard trustee from 1990 to 2000 and a former Pennsylvania State Senator, will endow the directorship of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies. With this gift, Kathryn Kolbert, a renowned civil-rights attorney who has led the Athena Center since its launch in 2009, will become the Constance Hess Williams Director.
Katharine See '97 named executive chef of Slade
Boston-based seafood company Slade Gorton & Company has named nationally-recognized restaurant chef Katherine See '97, the former director of culinary operations/Boston and executive chef for Todd English Enterprises and Kingfish Hall since 2005, to serve as the company’s in-house executive chef.
Emma Impink '10 selected as Princeton In Africa Fellow
Emma Impink '10 was named a Princeton In Africa Fellow and will be going to Kenya for a year to work with the BOMA project. Africana major/Biology minor and a Centennial Scholar. The presentation she will do at Princeton before her stint in Kenya is based on her senior thesis supervised by Monica Miller and Brian Larkin.
CARE President Helene Gayle '76 discusses women's issues on PBS
PBS Correspondent Judy Woodruff interviewed CARE President and CEO Helene Gayle '76, former First Lady Laura Bush and Melinda Gates of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for a special report on issues facing girls and women around the world. The story aired during the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day.
Barnard at Heroes
Close to 300 alumnae, faculty, students and friends of Barnard College gathered at the November 9 “Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece” event at the Onassis Cultural Center.
Impact the Career of a Barnard SeniorInvite a Barnard senior to visit your workplace and get a first-hand look at your company’s culture, along with the day-to-day aspects of your particular industry or position. Alumnae Webinar and Workshop Series
Barnard Career Development has launched a new program! Webinars will be accessible to all alumnae all over the world. Workshops will be held on campus. For details on topics, dates and locations, please see Events Calendar
Recap: Leadership Assembly 2010
Leadership Assembly 2010, a program for alumnae volunteer leaders was held at Barnard in October. Experience the learning and excitement by viewing the highlight video and related materials.
Do you like to sing?
Did you sing while on campus or support student singing? Are you interested in joining a Barnard-Columbia alumni/ae singing group?
Video: "We do not leave"
Barnard alumnae graduate, but we do not leave. Mary Ann LoFrumento '77 edited this video featuring highlights of the first half of 2010 at Barnard. Thanks to Erin Moore '06 and the staff of Goodeye Video for the original footage.
Twilight Lecture with Judith Shapiro
Listen to Judith Shapiro talk about life after the Barnard presidency, the transition from fourteen years of leading Barnard to all that has followed - leading non-profits, teaching, singing lessons, dog training and more. She shares her insights on the role of former presidents with respect to the institutions they served. The lecture is in three parts.
Welcome to the New Alumnae Network
Please settle in and make yourself comfortable. This is your new home for all news, events, groups, conversation, and networking for Barnard Alumnae. We hope you like it. But before you tour the website, let us tell you some of the things you can expect to find here.