Wells College Association of Alumnae and Alumni

SUMMER, SUMMER, SUMMERTIMETime to sit back and unwindHere it is the groove slightly transformedJust a bit of a break fro...
07/04/2019

SUMMER, SUMMER, SUMMERTIME
Time to sit back and unwind
Here it is the groove slightly transformed
Just a bit of a break from the norm
Just a little somethin' to break the monotony
—DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince

AAAHHH, Wells in the summertime…all of those picnics, games, boating, swim—HEY, WAIT A MINUTE! Those aren’t photos of Wells students in the summer.

True enough, but it IS the Fourth of July and, while we are all in other places and locations relaxing with family and friends, we can certainly imagine what it would be like if we WERE at Wells on a bright, sunny, July day with our classmates.

Happy Fourth of July, Wellsians! Enjoy the day!

#OneWells

You Did It! 🎉"I am inspired by the way the Wells community came together to not only successfully complete the Step U...
07/01/2019

You Did It! 🎉

"I am inspired by the way the Wells community came together to not only successfully complete the Step Up for Wells Trustee Challenge, but to exceed the goal.

Thank you to everyone who participated. We are so lucky to have so many dedicated and generous members of our community. As we close another fund year, I want you to know how proud I am of all of you and everything you do for Wells.

You are Wells and that’s what makes Wells so special."

- Pam Sheradin '86
Director of Annual Giving
The Wells Fund

07/01/2019
07/01/2019

Less than 4️⃣ hours to go!

#stepupforwells before time runs out! Click here: alumni.wells.edu/stepup4wells

06/30/2019

1️⃣2️⃣ more hours to join the #StepUpForWells Challenge. Even Louie is stepping up for Wells, we hope you will too!

Step up today! alumni.wells.edu/stepup4wells

Every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference.

06/29/2019

We're so impressed with the Wells community, you have raised over $370,000!! And with only one day left in the #StepUpForWells Challenge I hope we can count on your last minute support to reach the top.

Haven't joined the challenge? Now's the time to step up! Click here to Step Up for Wells >> alumni.wells.edu/stepup4wells

We're so close, every gift, no matter the size, makes a difference.

Can you guess where this stairwell is? First correct answer gets a prize! See comments ⬇️ to see what you’ll win! ...
06/28/2019

Can you guess where this stairwell is? First correct answer gets a prize! See comments ⬇️ to see what you’ll win!

#StepUpForWells

Alumni.wells.edu/stepup4wells

In honor of the #StepUpForWells challenge we went around campus in search of – you guessed it – steps! How many do y...
06/27/2019

In honor of the #StepUpForWells challenge we went around campus in search of – you guessed it – steps! How many do you recognize? What’s your favorite stairwell at Wells?

Don’t forget – the challenge only runs until June 30th – that’s just 3 more days!

To see live updates and join the challenge, click here http://alumni.wells.edu/stepup4wells

STEP BY STEPWells sure has a lot of staircases, steps, and stairwells; just take a look at our photo gallery from decade...
06/27/2019

STEP BY STEP

Wells sure has a lot of staircases, steps, and stairwells; just take a look at our photo gallery from decades of Cardinals and see if you can identify all of their locations. We’ll leave it to all of you to discuss and identify since, for some of these, we’re not entirely sure where they are on campus! Of course, feel free to name or tag people in the photos as well.

As we come to the end of our fiscal year, we say thank you to everyone who has given their time, skills, and donations to Wells this year! Without alumnae and alumni, Wells would not exist. This has always been so, as President Macmillan stated so long ago:

“Speaking in general the most valuable asset of any college is its body of alumnae. This has been particularly true of the history of Wells College. Time and again when others have failed they have initiated and carried through needed reforms, erected buildings, enlarged the grounds, contributed money and other gifts, launched and successfully carried through campaigns for very large sums. They compose about one half of the Board of Trustees and in both official and unofficial matters their voice is considerably more than a majority. This is as it should be and I hope that it will continue so.”
—Kerr Duncan Macmillan to the Class of 1928

If you would like to step it up and donate to Wells, there’s still time! alumni.wells.edu/stepup4wells

#stepupforwells

06/25/2019

We're on the final step of the #stepupforwells challenge 🎉

There are 5️⃣ days left, so make a difference today!

If you haven't joined the challenge, it's not too late: http://alumni.wells.edu/stepup4wells

We continue to be inspired by this beautiful community we call Wells College ❤️

06/24/2019
06/24/2019
Wells College Bells on July 23, 2018

In ONE MONTH we're having our OneWells events in simultaneous cities across the United States!

Join us on July 23, 2019 and gather with Wells alums in a city near you. Visit: http://alumni.wells.edu/onewells to find event details and register TODAY!

Enjoy last year's bell performance while you register for this year's event ❤️🔔

A special performance of the Wells College bells to signify the first meeting of the Board of Trustees. The bells were rung on July 23, 2018 at 11 a.m. Later...

If you've stepped up for Wells, tag someone else in this post and help them take the next step too!All across the United...
06/22/2019

If you've stepped up for Wells, tag someone else in this post and help them take the next step too!

All across the United States, alumnae, alumni, friends and families are stepping up to support our beloved Wells!

Step Up Today: http://alumni.wells.edu/stepup4wells

#stepupforwells

We’re having so much fun with the trustee challenge. Join us! Show us how you step up for Wells using the hashtag #Ste...
06/21/2019

We’re having so much fun with the trustee challenge. Join us! Show us how you step up for Wells using the hashtag #StepUpForWells.

Haven’t joined the challenge yet? Click here alumni.wells.edu/stepup4wells

06/20/2019

Raise your hands in the air! We’re on to step 3! Many thanks to our wonderful community of Wells alums, family and friends who have stepped up.

Check out http://alumni.wells.edu/stepup4wells to see live updates on the Trustee Challenge. We’ve raised over $200,000 so far. If you haven’t stepped up yet and made a gift, do it today--Wells needs you!

Wells College Association of Alumnae and Alumni's cover photo
06/20/2019

Wells College Association of Alumnae and Alumni's cover photo

OUR DEEPEST FEAROur deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.I...
06/20/2019

OUR DEEPEST FEAR

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.

We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.

It's not just in some of us;
It's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we're liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

—Marianne Williamson

One of the extraordinary parts of being a Wells student is the ability to form clubs and organizations that allow us to show our true selves, find others who accept and love us for who we are, and bring out our best. We shine. And it is with that light that we make our way into the world and continue to shine that light for others. A look at some of those groups that blazed a trail and gave us enlightenment.

#stepupforwells

STEP on over to our Instagram page and give us a follow!Search: Wells_College OR click here: https://www.instagram.com/w...
06/19/2019

STEP on over to our Instagram page and give us a follow!

Search: Wells_College
OR
click here: https://www.instagram.com/wells_college

Carley Ryan '19 has been posting throughout the month of June during our #stepupforwells challenge!

Don't skip a step: leave us a comment with your best guess on how many stairs there are to get to the top of this legendary GP staircase ⬇️ closest guess gets a prize 🎉

Here's a little teaser of our "Alumni Talks" series! Thank you to all of our awesome alumnae and alumni who have partici...
06/19/2019

Here's a little teaser of our "Alumni Talks" series!

Thank you to all of our awesome alumnae and alumni who have participated in this series, so far! Our community is what makes Wells so magical ✨

You can find more videos on our YouTube channel. Watch the teaser here: https://youtu.be/nuMDt2359m0

#stepupforwells

STEP RIGHT UP AND MEET OUR FASCINATIN’ FLORRIE FASANELLI!Florrie ’54 might have been the sole representative of the ...
06/18/2019

STEP RIGHT UP AND MEET OUR FASCINATIN’ FLORRIE FASANELLI!

Florrie ’54 might have been the sole representative of the Class of 1954 at Wells College Reunion 2019, but she arrived with a spring in her step and didn’t slow down the entire weekend! Florrie was with us every step of the way and certainly kept President Gibralter on his toes. She was high steppin’ it, proudly holding the Class of 1954 banner, during the Reunion Parade, was seen steppin’ out with Jane Dieckmann ’55 during the photo shoot, and stayed in step with WCA President Amy McNaughton ’86. It was one small step in Florrie’s life, but one giant experience for Wells! Thank you, Florrie for stepping back into the picture and helping us celebrate Reunion 2019! (Photos: Sheryl Sinkow and Michele Vollmer; 1954 Cardinal)

alumni.wells.edu/stepup4wells

#stepupforwells

06/17/2019

Hey theatre majors! Who remembers the trek from the dressing rooms in Phipps up to the costume shop? With a total of 56 steps you’d reach the top of the Lincoln Memorial; 30 times that and you’re at the top of the Eiffel Tower!

Wherever you’re taking the stairs today, we hope you’ll help us #StepUpForWells with a gift to the Wells Fund before June 30th. Help us end this “season” on a theatrical high note!

alumni.wells.edu/stepup4wells

06/17/2019
06/13/2019

OH YEAH! 👋 We're waving "goodbye" to Step One!

Step One: Done 🎉✅
Three Steps to go!

Thanks to everyone who made a gift and helped us get to our first $100,000 of the #stepupforwells challenge!

Haven't made a gift yet? It's time for you to step up too: http://alumni.wells.edu/stepup4wells

A CLASS ACTWe often make fun of our classes: “I slept through it!” “I H-A-A-A-TED that class!” “I did everythi...
06/13/2019

A CLASS ACT

We often make fun of our classes: “I slept through it!” “I H-A-A-A-TED that class!” “I did everything I could to avoid taking that!” “BORING!” But, along the way, there was that one class, that one professor, that one topic that piqued your interest, woke you up, made you pay attention—CHANGED YOUR WORLD. Those are the classes, professors, and experiences that we honor and support today.

“A college instructor must awaken a love for truth in his pupils by revealing it to them interpreted into terms of life and experience; and it is the duty of the college by a progressive system of instruction to thoroughly prepare its pupils either to enter the wide fields of university research or to meet the exigencies of practical every day life.”—From “Wells College and Its Founders: An Historical Sketch” by Walter Irenaeus Lowe, PhD, Wells College Professor of History, Political, and Social Science, published in 1901.

What was that course, that professor, that topic that, even if it were offered at 8 a.m. WITHOUT COFFEE, you would have been wide-eyed and enthusiastic for?

#stepupforwells

Wells College
06/12/2019

Wells College

Wells College has named Lawrence “Larry” Jerome, an executive with significant experience in the higher education and health care sectors, as its new vice president for advancement.

“I am pleased to welcome Larry Jerome to the campus community this summer,” said President Jonathan Gibralter. “I know that our alumnae and alumni, parents, donors, and other friends of the College will find him to be a passionate, capable advancement professional with an ability to think strategically and to inspire and motivate others,” he added.

A seasoned fundraising, development and marketing professional with more than three decades of experience, Larry Jerome comes to Wells from Cone Health in Greensboro, N.C., where he served as senior vice president for institutional advancement.

READ THE FULL STORY:
http://bit.ly/wells-vp-advancement

Wells College Association of Alumnae and Alumni
06/12/2019

Wells College Association of Alumnae and Alumni

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06/12/2019

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4's and 9's like to have a good time! Thanks to all of our alumnae, alumni and friends who attended Reunion 2019.Be sure...
06/11/2019

4's and 9's like to have a good time! Thanks to all of our alumnae, alumni and friends who attended Reunion 2019.

Be sure to tag yourselves and others :)

*Class photos will be posted in a separate album soon!

4's and 9's like to have a good time! Thanks to all of our alumnae, alumni and friends who attended Reunion 2019.

Be sure to tag yourselves and others :)

*Class photos will be posted in a separate album soon!

06/10/2019
AU CONTRAIRE!!It may seem that sports at Wells is a “newer thing;” something that has crept up over the years as mor...
06/06/2019

AU CONTRAIRE!!

It may seem that sports at Wells is a “newer thing;” something that has crept up over the years as more and more student-athletes enroll at our beloved college. BUT, if you look at her history, Wells College has had many athletic clubs, organizations, and teams. In fact, Smith Hall, funded by alumnae, was built to provide students with a state-of-the-art gymnasium: something for which Dean Helen Fairchild Smith long advocated.

From the 1896 Cardinal:
“The spirit of athletics has taken such firm hold upon the faculty and students of Wells, that clubs and societies of all kinds are being formed one after the other.”

We hope you will “dive” into our historical “shots”, “cycle” through them, and “stroll” down Memory Lane. Some may “jog” your memory, “strike” you with nostalgia, and give you a “kick.” Enjoy!

#stepup4wells
#Wells150

🎵 YOU SAY GOODBYE AND I SAY HELLO 🎵We are both glad and sad, buoyant and deflated, up and down. We welcome back ou...
06/04/2019

🎵 YOU SAY GOODBYE AND I SAY HELLO 🎵

We are both glad and sad, buoyant and deflated, up and down. We welcome back our colleague, Jessie Corter, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, which makes us happy. We say farewell, however, to our Director of Major and Planned Giving, Matt Sleezer ’14, who is starting a new position in Rochester while also working on his graduate degree. We will miss him mightily but wish him all the best and know that his new colleagues will enjoy his boisterous energy and contagious laugh.

“People come and go. Everyone that’s been in your life has been there for a reason, to teach you, to love you, or to experience life with you.” – Anonymous

We are ALL SMILES in Aurora for Reunion 2019! 😄🎉Tea Time, Book Arts and Cayuga Lake on a warm, beautiful day--what...
05/31/2019

We are ALL SMILES in Aurora for Reunion 2019! 😄🎉

Tea Time, Book Arts and Cayuga Lake on a warm, beautiful day--what more could a true Wellsian want?

#WellsReunion2019 #Wells150

WELLS!WELCOME!WEEKEND!WELD!WEE HOURS OF THE MORNING!REMEMBRANCE!REDISCOVERY!RELATIONSHIPS!REMINISCING!REUNION!!! #Wells1...
05/30/2019

WELLS!
WELCOME!
WEEKEND!
WELD!
WEE HOURS OF THE MORNING!
REMEMBRANCE!
REDISCOVERY!
RELATIONSHIPS!
REMINISCING!
REUNION!!!

#Wells150

“PLEN”TY PROUD OF OUR SISSY!This past Tuesday, PLEN (Public Leadership Education Network) celebrated its 40th Annive...
05/23/2019

“PLEN”TY PROUD OF OUR SISSY!

This past Tuesday, PLEN (Public Leadership Education Network) celebrated its 40th Anniversary with a reception in Washington DC with former Wells College President Frances “Sissy” Tarlton Farenthold, the founder of the organization, taking part. In addition to Sissy, Wells College was represented by former Wells College President Lisa Marsh Ryerson '81, Cathy Walker '09, Mary Webber '17, and current student Rebekah Edwards '22.

PLEN was chartered in 1978, with Wells College and President Farenthold leading the way (the other four were Spelman, Goucher, Stephens, and Carlow). Starting with Women and Public Policy seminars in 1983, PLEN has over the years added Women and Law seminars, Internship Semester programs, Women and Global Policy seminars, and Women and Science/Technology Policy seminars.

Sissy has had a PLENtiful amount of experiences herself, starting with her graduation from the University of Texas School of Law in 1949 (the school having a ratio of 797 men to 3 women). From there she served on the Corpus Christi City Council’s Human Relations Commission and was director of the Nueces County Legal Aid Program.

In 1968, Sissy became the only woman in the Texas House of Representatives. She ran for governor of Texas in 1972 and that same year placed second in the vote for the Democratic vice-presidential nomination—the first woman to be seriously considered for this position.

Sissy came to Wells in 1976 and became the first female president of our College. During her time here she not only led the way for PLEN but also became a member of the Helsinki Watch Committee (later the Human Rights Watch). Sissy left Wells in 1980 and continued to serve as an amazing role model for all of us (to learn more about Sissy go to: https://law.utexas.edu/farenthold/about/about-farenthold/). What a sPLENdid woman!

Let us know if you were a PLEN attendee; comment below so we can honor you, and if you have any photos from your experience, please share!

#Wells150

Catch the live broadcast thismorning starting at 10 a.m.!
05/18/2019

Catch the live broadcast this
morning starting at 10 a.m.!

Good beautiful morning here in Aurora as we prepare for Wells College’s 151st Commencement. We are so excited to welcome 117 graduates as they begin a new chapter as alumnae and alumni! The ceremony will be livestreamed starting at 10:00 a.m. Eastern at http://wells.edu/commencement. #letsdothis #wells150

Christin Schaaf '99 took over our Instagram account on May 15. Christin took us through a typical day, which ends with a...
05/17/2019

Christin Schaaf '99 took over our Instagram account on May 15. Christin took us through a typical day, which ends with a series of photos where she shares the best kept Reunion packing secrets--gasp!

Registration for Reunion 2019 closes May 17--that's today! Register here: http://alumni.wells.edu/reunion

Christin Schaaf '99 took over our Instagram account on May 15. Christin took us through a typical day, which ends with a series of photos where she shares the best kept Reunion packing secrets--gasp!

Registration for Reunion 2019 closes May 17--that's today! Register here: http://alumni.wells.edu/reunion

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