In the Stephens College marketing office, we’re always hearing these tales of Stephens women running into one another in the oddest places. They recognize one another’s Stephens T-shirts, bags, accessories, whatnot and go introduce themselves.
As President Dianne Lynch tells me, “it happens all the time.”
This week, we got to experience it first hand.
My boss, Director of Marketing Rebecca Kline, our graphic designer, Jennifer Cropp and I took a quick trip to Atlanta this week to meet with branding consultants MindPower. The company put out the welcome mat for us. Literally.
So we’re all sitting in the conference room brainstorming and an assistant walks in to tell us there’s a Stephens alumna in the office. She saw the sign on the sidewalk and wanted to say “hi.”
Here’s Mary Louise Kenady and her family. Stephens might better know her as Mary Louise Ratliff from the Class of 1974.
That’s Jennifer on the left, then Rebecca, then Mary Louise with her husband and daughter. I cropped myself out of the photo, namely because, for some reason, I was standing like 10 feet away, making the photo an odd composition.
Now keep in mind, Mindpower is located in a residential community in the Grant Park District—not necessarily the thriving downtown area. Mary Louise and her family just happen to live nearby and was walking the neighborhood when they saw the sidewalk art. Mindpower employees, who work with lots of colleges, say it was a first-of-a-kind experience for them.
So while I might not appear in this particular photo, I’m so thrilled that I got to experience this experience that’s so unique to Stephens. Thanks for taking the time to say “hi,” Mary Louise.