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Alumna Bronwen Pardes ’95 Addresses the Class of 2009

On Wednesday, April 29, the Vassar faculty and senior class, clad in their academic robes, as well as many other members of the Vassar community, all gathered to mark the official end of the academic year at Spring Convocation. President Hill offered welcoming remarks; Professor of French Elisabeth Cardonne-Arlyck gave a speech entitled “Far From Algeria.”

The Class of 2009 also heard an address by Vassar alumna Bronwen Pardes ’95 (pictured), who presented ’09 with its class banner. After graduating from Vassar, Pardes went on to receive her Masters in Human Sexuality from NYU. She is now a sexual health educator in New York City, where she has taught at local middle schools, high schools, and colleges, and also works as an HIV counselor in major hospitals. She has recently published her first book, Doing It Right: Making Smart, Safe, and Satisfying Choices About Sex. Pardes aimed to offer the Class of 2009 some sound advice before their commencement, encouraging them to take advantage of the network of alumnae/i available to them.

May 2009

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