Vice president for alumnae and development, Heidi Hansen McCrory, was selected by the Council for Advancement and Support of Higher Education (CASE) Board of Trustees to serve as a member of the CASE Commission on Philanthropy.
A Sweet Briar alumna is the first woman to be named Outstanding Alumnus of the University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association.
It’s only been four years since Amanda Strickland graduated from Sweet Briar — thanks in part to scholarships made possible by alumnae donations. Now, the Class of 2009 grad is doing her part to ensure future Sweet Briar women can enjoy the same opportunities.
Sweet Briar College will host a presentation by author and historian James W. Reid on “How Modern Art was First Created by Ancient Peruvian Women” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the Wailes Lounge at the Florence Elston Inn & Conference Center.
It’s the people — classmates and lifelong friends, professors and staff — who keep Katherine Powell Heller ’78 connected to Sweet Briar. But lately the mother of two grown daughters says her thoughts are drawn to her college days for reasons she never expected.
Whether it’s the life-changing discovery of penicillin or X-rays, or the first chocolate chip cookies, innovation often happens by accident. In Leah Busque’s case, genius struck overnight — a “cold winter night in Boston,” to be exact.