The Alumnae Association furthers the interests of Wellesley College and its alumnae by connecting alumnae to the College and to each other. 


The Association serves as a lifelong resource and encourages alumnae to contribute to the continued excellence of the College. The Wellesley College Alumnae Association (WCAA) is an independent organization that was chartered in 1880 and incorporated in 1916. The original WCAA structure followed the traditional format shared by all alumnae associations of the Seven Sisters colleges at that time.


Membership

The Association numbers nearly 35,000. It includes:

  • active members: graduates of Wellesley College, former students who were degree candidates for at least one term and whose classes have graduated, and degree candidates who left in honorable circumstances before completing one term and request membership in the Association after their classes have graduated
  • associate members: non-degree candidates who request enrollment and Continuing Education/Davis Scholars who completed three courses before leaving the program and who request enrollment
  • honorary members: members nominated by the board of directors and elected at the Association's annual meeting

All active members may run for office, vote in elections, and receive Wellesley, the alumnae magazine, free of charge. In addition, they may participate in a variety of programs and volunteer opportunities.


Relationship to the College

The Association is an independent, self governing organization created by the alumnae of Wellesley College in 1880. It maintains substantial representation on the board of trustees of the College, with four alumnae trustees, a young alumnae trustee, and the president of the Association, who serves ex officio and with vote. On administrative and programming fronts, Association volunteers and staff work closely with the Office of Admission, Center for Work and Service, Office for Resources, President’s Office, and other College offices.


In 1952, during the 75th Anniversary Fund campaign, the Alumnae Association Board and the Board of Trustees began to rethink the fundraising role of the Association. The decision was made to change the Association’s mission and since then, all fund raising for the College has come through the Office for Resources. The Alumnae Association continues to work closely and have a strong partnership with the Office for Resources as we serve these distinct roles.


Contact Information

Wellesley College Alumnae Association

106 Central Street
Green Hall Room 246
Wellesley, MA 02481-8203
 
Alumnae Office Front Desk
Tel:781.283.2331
 
Alumnae Office Fax
781.283.3638 
 
Alumnae Office General Email 
alumnae@wellesley.edu
 
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm EDT
 


 

Alumnae Association Board of Directors

President

Georgia Murphy Johnson '75

2015-2018
Treasurer/Secretary

Eileen Conroy '75

2015-2018
Chair, Alumnae Admission Representatives

Maya Greenfield '04

2015-2019
Chair, The Wellesley Fund

Lindsey Boylan '06

2016-2018
Board Members

Sara Jean Kelly '05
Elizabeth Lee '97
Ida Liu '98
Linda Rieke '59

2016-2018

 

Leslie de Leon '07
Martha McGowan Marlowe '68
Karen McSweeney Whitley '90

2017-2019
 

Luisa Bonillas '94
Helen Hsu '93
Maneesha Patil '78
Desiree Urquhart DS '99

2014-2018
 

Charlayne Murrell-Smith '73

2015-2018
 

Pier Rogers '75

2015-2019
President-elect

Martha Goldberg Aronson '89

2017-2018
Young Alumnae Director

Shivani Kuckreja '16

2017-2020
Ex Officio
   

Executive Director

Editor, Wellesley Magazine

Missy Siner Shea '89 

Alice M. Hummer

 

 

The Alumnae Association elects five Alumnae Trustees to the Board of Trustees of the College.


Four of these Alumnae Trustees serve six-year terms and are elected from the active membership of the Association. These four alumnae trustees are nominated by the alumnae trustee nominating committee or by petition and are elected at the annual meeting in June. They are elected on a rotating basis.


A Young Alumnae Trustee is also elected every third year among the senior classes, the first year alumnae class, or the second year alumnae class.


At least once during her term, an alumnae trustee speaks at the Alumnae Leadership Council (ALC) and inducts seniors into the Alumnae Association at Senior Lunch.


The current Alumnae Trustees are:
 

2014–2020 Lawry Jones Meister '83
2013–2019 JudyAnn Bigby '73
2015–2018 Georgia Murphy Johnson '75 - ex officio with vote
2016–2019 Hana Glasser '15 - Young Alumnae Trustee
2016–2022 Alvia Wardlaw '69
2012–2018 Kristine Holland deJuniac '72

There are a number of life-long benefits to alumnae including:
 

  • membership* to the Library
  • membership* to College Club
  • membership* to the Athletic Center
  • membership* to the Davis Museum
  • membership* to the Greenhouses
  • career services, including one-on-one counciling (in person or by phone), at the Center for Work and Service
  • course auditing
  • archives access
  • online training with Element K (contact the CWS)

*Memberships have various fees and regulations.  Please contact the center directly to obtain current policies and/or fees.
 

Alumnae Association Staff

Executive

Missy Siner Shea '89
Executive Director
mshea@wellesley.edu
781.283.2335
 
Helen Gregory '90
Assistant Director of Alumnae Operations and Secretary to the Board
hgregory@wellesley.edu
781.283.3417
 
Alumnae Engagement
Susan Lohin
Director of Special Operations
slohin@wellesley.edu
781.283.2330
 
Janet Monahan McKeeney '88
Director of Alumnae Engagement Logistics
jmckeene@wellesley.edu
781.283.2333
 
Lesley Robertson '88
Director of Alumnae Engagement Programs
lrobert3@wellesley.edu
781.283.2334
 
M.J. Pullins '94
Assistant Director of Alumnae Engagement
mpullins@wellesley.edu
781.283.2336
 
Kelly Gallagher '14
Assistant Director of Alumnae Engagement
kgallag2@wellesley.edu
781.283.2321
 
Julie Dorsey
Assistant Director of Alumnae Engagement
jdorsey@wellesley.edu
781.283.2343
 
Darcy Kupferschmidt ’12
Assistant Director of Alumnae Engagement
dkupfers@wellesley.edu
781.283.2343
 
Wellesley Magazine
Alice M. Hummer
Editor
ahummer@wellesley.edu
781.283.2341
 
Lisa Scanlon Mogolov '99
Senior Associate Editor
lscanlon@wellesley.edu
781.283.2342
 
Catherine Grace
Senior Associate Editor
cgrace@wellesley.edu
781.283.2344
 
Marketing and Communications
Ilyssa Greene Frey
Director of Alumnae Marketing and Communications
ifrey@wellesley.edu
781.283.2337
 
Ashley Starr
Marketing Communications Manager
astarr@wellesley.edu
781.283.2392
 
Robin Marshall
Web Technology Specialist
rmarshal@wellesley.edu
781.283.2338
 
Finance
Audrey Wood
Financial Manager
awood2@wellesley.edu
781.283.2339
 
Mary Porazzo
Financial Administrator
mporazzo@wellesley.edu
781.283.2339