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E-NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2024

E-NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2024

E-NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2024

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Dear Sisters,


’60 is Red
Wellesley is Blue
It’s Valentine time
And we love you!

💕 Patsy, Vicki,
and all your Class
Officers

 

ZOOM WITH AMY BANZAERT
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2024 @ 4 PM EST
https://wellesley.zoom.us/j/95213438295

Please join us for this very special event

Amy Banzaert
Senior Lecturer in Engineering; Director of
Engineering Studies

Amy Banzaert is Wellesley's Senior Lecturer in Engineering and Founding Director of Engineering Studies and the Wellesley Engineering Lab (We-Lab). She will discuss the state of Engineering Studies at Wellesley, including student outcomes, pedagogical approaches, and facilities improvements. The Class of 1960 Legacy Fund has been instrumental in this work: Amy will speak to the impact of that support and a vision for the future of Engineering Studies at Wellesley.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF OUR LEGACY FUND


In 2010 when Junia Gratiot Hedburg was winding up her term as class president,
she established a Class Fund to support international outreach from Wellesley. Incoming president Missy Rives Moore, who had recently retired from managing a college endowment fund, suggested that we expand Junia's idea into a Class of 1960 Endowed Fund. Other officers of 1960 (including Junia who, as past-president, often met with them) agreed.


At Wellesley a named fund can be managed within the overall endowment if it is valued at a certain minimum -- at that time, $100,000. We decided to start raising the money, though at the time it seemed like a daunting figure. By our next Reunion in 2015 our class had enthusiastically reached the required amount.
Next step was to choose how our fund's income would be spent. The College offered us several choices, programs we could help to sponsor. In 2013 a vibrant new project, the WE Lab, had launched. Amy Banzaart came from MIT to develop a class introducing engineering principles applied with a liberal arts overview and an international outreach component.


Dr. Banzaart's class has been profoundly successful at Wellesley. She has been lauded for her skill at incorporating engineering into the curriculum and for her excellence as a teacher and mentor. The Class of 1960 has been instrumental in supporting the WE Lab from its early years.


--MARI WRIGHT. Wellesley Fund Representative for 1960

💰 (please remember when making your gift to Wellesley, you can always direct that some or all should go to The Class of 1960 Legacy Fund.)

1960 Class Officers 2020-2025: Presidents Patsy Fogarty and Vicki Fay; Vice Presidents Peggy Cohn and Liz Karet; Secretaries Margie Arons-Barron and Junia Hedberg; ReunionTreasurer Judy Lasca; Wellesley Fund Representatives Missy Moore and Mari Wright, Reunion Co-chairs Margot Tutun and Nancy Colodny