Five-decades of pioneering women MIT alumnae gathered on the weekend of October 5-6, 2013 to rejoice and celebrate their special experiences as residents of McCormick Hall. This all-female dormitory was the first of its kind at MIT, and remains a highly popular choice for current undergraduates.

Take a moment to watch the many events, alumnae and memories of the celebration:

The weekend consisted of brunch in our dining hall, memory room tours, activities for children and young adults on campus, a popular Through the Decades Symposium featuring prominent alumni of McCormick (noted below), and finally a reception and dinner with guest speakers and performances.  Click here to view our photo gallery from the weekend, and click here to view the celebration’s program booklet!

Symposium Speakers:

Moderator:    Karen Arenson ’70, retired New York Times journalist,
Former President of the MIT Association of Alumni and Alumnae and former member of the MIT Corporation

1st Decade:    Barbara Gilchrest ’67, Chair Emeritus, Dept of Dermatology, BU School of Medicine
Former member of MIT Corporation

2nd Decade:   Pat Callahan ’75, Executive VP, Wells Fargo Bank
Incoming member of the MIT Corporation

3rd Decade:    Chiquita White ’85, Proctor and Gamble
Past President of the MIT Association of Alumni and Alumnae

4th Decade:    Monisha Merchant ’99, Senior Advisor to Senator Michael Bennet
Truman Scholar

5th Decade:    Jasmina Aganovic ’09, chemical engineer and entrepreneur
CEO, Bona Clara

Current:          Henna Jethani, ’14, Aeronautics and Astronautics
McCormick Hall President, 2013