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Stephens College awards top alumnae awards

April 19, 2019 | Tags: Alumnae Achievement

Stephens College presented the highest alumnae awards on April 12 at Celebrate Stephens, the College’s annual alumnae weekend. Vice Admiral Nancy Brown ’73, a former Stephens trustee, received the 2019 Alumnae Achievement Award, and Diane Hunter Robertson ’86 was awarded the 2019 Jean Clinton Roeschlaub Alumnae Service Award. 

BHM Panel

Stephens College hosts Black History Month Panel

February 26, 2019 | Tags: Alumnae Achievement, College & Campus

Stephens College Trustee Anita Parran ’73 joined a panel of local leaders on the Stephens College campus as they addressed “What does Black History Month mean to Columbia and Missouri?”

book launch

Stephens inaugural M.F.A. class publishes book of essays

September 27, 2018 | Tags: Alumnae Achievement, School of Creative & Performing Arts

Stephens College’s M.F.A. program now proudly boasts “When Women Wrote Hollywood,” a book of essays that focuses on the lives of female screenwriters of Golden Age Hollywood. The book, which published in July, is written by members of the inaugural graduating class of the Stephens M.F.A. in TV and Screenwriting.

Traces in the Wind

School of Creative and Performing Arts takes ‘Traces in the Wind’ on road to Arizona

January 12, 2018 | Tags: Alumnae Achievement, School of Creative & Performing Arts, Theatre

Dr. Gail Humphries Mardirosian, dean of the School of Creative and Performing Arts, has long believed in the power of theater for social change. She hopes her musical staged reading “Traces in the Wind,” a tribute to three women who survived the Holocaust through the sustenance of their art, will do just that when it is performed from Jan. 19-20 for high school students and community members in Peoria, Ariz. The cast of Stephens alumnae have already performed the tone poem of remembrance twice in Washington, D.C., debuting at the International Psychoanalytical Conference and shown again at the Embassy of the Czech Republic.

Kat Nguyen

Kat Nguyen ’17 lands job with help from alumnae network

December 7, 2017 | Tags: Alumnae Achievement, Digital Filmmaking

The Stephens alumnae connection has done it again.

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Animal communicator Joan Ranquet '82 helps students work with foster pets

September 22, 2017 | Tags: School of Health Sciences, Equestrian, Alumnae Achievement

One of Joan Ranquet’s favorite ways to give back as an animal communicator is to help make homeless animals more adoptable. That’s why when Ranquet ’82, one of the country’s most renowned animal communicators, returned to Stephens College in September to help equestrian students better relate to their horses, she requested to meet with students fostering pets through Second Chance, a local no-kill shelter.   

designer Amy Bond

Stephens alumna Amy Bond ’92 to compete on Lifetime’s ‘Project Runway’

August 14, 2017 | Tags: Alumnae Achievement, School of Design, Fashion

Amy Bond ’92 is one of 16 fashion designers who will compete on the 16th season of “Project Runway,” the popular, Emmy-Award winning reality television contest. The season premieres at 7 p.m. CST, on Aug. 17, 2017, on Lifetime. Bond, 46, isn’t the first Stephens alumna to appear on the show. Qristyl Frazier ’91 competed in season six in 2009 and made it through episode four of the competition. 

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