Annual Spring Open Meeting


Want to get to know the WCAB? Please join our annual spring meeting, which is open to all Wellesley alumnae. Whether you’re young or old, a member or non-member, want to get more involved or just want to connect with fellow alums – come see what the WCAB is all about. The event will also include two excellent guest speakers and time to network with other alumnae.

What: WCAB 2018 Spring Meeting

When: June 20th 2018, 6-9pm

WhereCharles River Museum of Industry, 154 Moody Street, Waltham, MA

Cost: $10 for members, $20 for non-WCAB members.

Event agenda:

6:00-6:30 Networking

6:30-6:45 Welcome by WCAB President Tracy Boehme

6:45-7:15 Wellesley College Career Education: Christine Cruzvergara gives an update on the latest happenings at the new Career Education office

7:15-8:00 Keynote Address: feminist historian and biographer Susan Ware (class of 1972) discusses the carrer of feminist political figure Molly Dewson (class of 1896)

8:00-9:00 Networking

Speaker biographies:

  • Christine Cruzvergara has been the Associate Provost and Executive Director for Career Education at Wellesley since January 2016.  Christine has been leading massive change at the college and her work has been spotlighted by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a model approach to “reinventing the career center”. Her work has included redefining what career education means at Wellesley, developing new programs and strategies such as The Hive, and building a new career services staff. She will be introducing WCAB to Career Education and answering questions about resources available to alumnae.
  • Susan Ware (class of 1972) is a pioneer in the field of women’s history and is a leading feminist biographer.  She will be talking about the career of Molly Dewson (class of 1897), who was the head of Democratic women's politics in the New Deal in the 1930s.  Dewson's relationship with another woman, Polly Porter, inspired the title of her biography Partner and I: Molly Dewson, Feminism, and New Deal Politics (Yale University Press, 1987).  Molly and Polly are also characters in her book of suffrage stories called Forward into Light (forthcoming from Harvard University Press in 2019) timed for the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment in 2020.  To learn more, visit