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Vicki L. Weber ’78 Wins Sugarman Family Children’s Book Award for It’s Too Crowded in Here

Posted December 19, 2011
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It’s Too Crowded in Here! and Other Jewish Folktales, a collection by Vicki L. Weber ’78, has won the Sugarman Family Children’s Book Award. The prize, given every other year to recognize the best recent contribution to Jewish children’s literature, was presented to Weber at the Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival in […]

Alice Rivlin ’52 Named Among “20 All-Time Greatest Feds”

Posted November 15, 2011
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Government Executive magazine recently tipped its hat to Alice Rivlin ’52 when it listed her among 20 of the best civil servants ever to work for the United States government. “Government may be facing some big challenges right now, but history shows that during times of crisis, great public servants have stepped forward to show tremendous leadership. […]

Lauri Penney Salverda ’85 Wins Second “Top Women in Finance” Award from Finance & Commerce

Posted November 15, 2011
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For the second time, Finance & Commerce recently honored Lauri Penney Salverda ’85 with its Top Women in Finance Award, which recognizes “outstanding efforts of women who are making notable contributions to their professions, their communities and society at large throughout Minnesota.” AS a two-time honoree, Salverda enters Finance & Commerce‘s “Circle of Excellence.” A principal at […]

Ashley Dartnell ’80 Publishes Farangi Girl, a Memoir of a Foreign Family in Prerevolutionary Iran

Posted October 11, 2011
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Farangi Girl, a memoir by Ashley Dartnell ’80, was published in the United Kingdom this summer by Hodder & Stoughton’s Two Roads Books. Poet Maura Dooley calls Dartnell’s account of her childhood as a foreigner in prerevolutionary Iran a “vivid, compelling story woven from both politics and desire.” Similarly favorable reviews have appeared in a number […]

Trustee Cheryl Holland ’80 Named to List of Top 50 Women in Wealth Management

Posted September 9, 2011

Trustee Cheryl Holland ’80, the president of the financial-advising firm Abacus Planning Group, has been named one of the top 50 women in wealth management by AdvisorOne. It’s not the first time Holland has been celebrated by the press: she has appeared on Barron’s Top 100, Wealth Manager magazine’s list of 50 distinguished women in financial […]

Trustee Susan MacLaurin ’84 Scales Mt. Kiliminjaro in Support of CARE Canada

Posted April 14, 2011

As was reported back in February in Bryn Mawr Now, trustee Susan MacLaurin ’84 was part of a group that scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds in support of CARE Canada. The group summitted as planned on the 8th of March, the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. MacLaurin and the 16 other climbers raised […]

Alice Rivlin ’52 Named by President Barack Obama to Deficit-Cutting Commission

Posted March 3, 2010

The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Business Week are among the many media outlets to report on the naming of Alice Rivlin ’52, a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution in Washington and visiting professor at Georgetown University, to serve on a commission on […]

Top Obama aide Karen Kornbluh ’84 on

Posted December 4, 2008

In “Getting Inside Obama’s ‘Brain’,” CNN’s Ashley Fantz interviews Karen Kornbluh ’84, who is President-elect Barack Obama’s chief policy adviser and the principal architect of the 2008 Democratic Party Platform. She talks about Obama’s decision-making process and policy reforms designed to meet the needs of working families.

Cheryl Holland ’80 featured in The Wall Street Journal

Posted December 4, 2008
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Bryn Mawr Trustee Cheryl Holland ’80, president of Abacus Planning Group, is featured in this Wall Street Journal column, which highlights model portfolios from prominent financial advisers who invest in mutual funds and exchange-traded funds.

BMC student, alumna establish Baobab Prize to encourage African literature for young readers

Posted November 3, 2008

Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 As a child, Deborah Ahenkorah ’10 was a voracious reader; she practically wore out her library card. But despite the fact that she was born and educated through secondary school in the West African nation of Ghana, she had little opportunity to read the work of African authors until she took a […]