Stephens College is celebrating Women's History Month by honoring some of the women affiliated with the College who have made history over the years.
A new website, Stephens Celebrates Women's History Month, debuted today.
“We wanted a way to honor and celebrate our alumnae, trustees, administrators and others who have made significant contributions in their respective fields and communities,” said Rebecca Kline, director of marketing and communications. “Some of the women will be familiar to most people; in other cases, we'll be introducing lesser-known women who have made history.”
The website also allows readers to participate by submitting suggestions for additional women to profile. The site will be updated with new honorees throughout the month of March.
“As the second-oldest women's college in the country, we have a responsibility to share the amazing accomplishments women have made throughout history ... women who have all been a part of Columbia through Stephens College in one way or another,” Kline said.
Inaugural honorees include alumna Wally Funk, an astronaut and one of the Mercury 13; Vicki Russell, current Stephens College Trustee and first female publisher of the Columbia Daily Tribune; and Lucy Wales, the first principal of Stephens College when it opened as Columbia Female Academy in 1833.
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