Barbara Warne Newell ’51
This year, the alumnae/i association, AAVC, turns 150. Throughout 2021, the College will be celebrating this anniversary by highlighting a few of Vassar’s most notable alumnae/i in architecture, arts, business, education, entertainment, healthcare, humanitarian efforts, law, social justice, and technology.
Misc First in Its Class
An Unconventional Year Culminates in 2021 Commencement Ceremony
During Vassar’s 2021 Commencement Ceremony, held on Sunday, June 6, green energy technologist Jessica O. Matthews offered some profoundly unorthodox advice: You don’t need a plan to be successful. President Elizabeth Bradley marveled at the resilience of the Class of 2021. The class president assured classmates that it’s never too late to learn something new. Finally, graduates got to toss their hats and be welcomed as alumnae/i.