Congratulations to Tatiana Mazenko Androsov, recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the 2023 UN Day Global Leadership Awards presented October 17, 2023, at the awards ceremony held at the Fort Worth [TX] Botanic Gardens. “The UN Day Global Leadership Awards highlight exceptional leaders and organizations moving North Texas forward toward positive change”. https://unausa.org/event/dallas-un-day-2023/
“We recognize these remarkable individuals for their accomplishments and contributions, not only to North Texas, but the global community,” said Avalyn Pace, president, UNA-USA Dallas. “To our 2023 Global Leadership Award recipients, whose work helps thousands of people to live better lives, thank you for contributing to the UN’s mission to ensure a brighter future for all people.” 2023 UN Day Global Leadership Awards
Tatiana writes, “Sometimes I wonder how in the world I could have lived what I have lived and done what I have done, thriving in a man’s world, when I came into it as the girl child of World War II refugees who had little before that war and lost everything by the time the war was over. We moved from a mining town in Belgium to a factory town in New Jersey, but somehow I made it to the women’s Ivy League, Mount Holyoke, and a dozen years later to the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Even more incredible, I was greeting ambassadors when I was twenty-one and, as a United Nations consultant, sitting and discussing with a president when I was just over forty.”
As the author of several published works, Tatiana suggests, “I would love for our classmates to read Before They Cut the Ivy. It is a picture of Mount Holyoke just as the world was changing with the Ivy League opening its doors to us. Further, I would love it if our women read Choices, a rather true picture of UN work in the field in the 1980’s and even the 1990’s, again when conditions for women were just really beginning to change in a positive direction. Mangoes and Blood has been made into a ten-minute short film.” Depicting an international hostage situation in the 1970’s, this novel “mirrors, in some ways and not in others, what is happening right now.”
To learn more about Tatiana’s accomplishments and many writings, visit https://www.tatianaandrosov.com/
After serving as our Class President from 2018-2023, Nancie Fimbel has continued her service to the Mount Holyoke College Community as a newly elected member of the Board of Trustees.
Nancie received a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Mount Holyoke and Ph.D. in Religion and Literature from the University of Chicago. She spent most of her career as a professor and administrator at the College of Business at San Jose State University, teaching courses such as Business Ethics and Business Communications. She spent nine years as an administrator in the dean’s office, primarily as associate dean but also as interim dean, managing 8000+ majors and 100+ faculty. Her last position at SJSU was as a development officer for the college. After leaving SJSU, she served as Assistant Provost in the United Arab Emirates. Since retiring, Nancie has served on the board of the Center for Employment Training, a school that trains electricians, truck drivers and medical coders, and as newsletter editor of the Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association of SJSU. She enjoys art quilting and hiking. https://www.mtholyoke.edu/directory/faculty-staff/nancie-fimbel-68
receives Alumnae Association Achievement Award May 27, 2023
From the Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly, Summer 2023:
“Mount Holyoke shaped my life as a sculptor. Fifty-eight years ago, when I couldn’t get into beginning painting, I wound up taking sculpture with Professor Leonard DeLonga.
“I’ve been a sculptor ever since. I love how it melds the intellect, heart and body — the physicality, in both the creation of large-scale sculpture and in how the viewer interacts with it. DeLonga taught us the craft, but more than that he taught us the importance of commitment to our shared humanity.
“In the sixties we Mount Holyoke students joined marches and sit-ins for civil rights and against the war in Vietnam. I went to Washington the summer of junior year along with my friends, most of whom were Vicky Schuck political science interns, and I felt the energy of political activism at a whole new level. I found that I could bring that activist energy to the social justice and artists’ rights issues I encountered in my adopted home of Baltimore as I organized with others to help change the world the same way we imagined here at Mount Holyoke.
“Over the past 55 years, I have enjoyed the love and friendship of my classmates. I am so grateful for my time at Mount Holyoke and the ways it formed me into the person I became.”
To read about all the award recipients, visit Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly Summer 2023
Colorful photos and descriptions of Mary Ann’s sculptures may be viewed on her website https://www.maryannmears.com/
PHOTO: Barbara Goldberg ’63, Nancy K. Welker ’63, Mary Ann Mears ’68 with outgoing AA Vice President Antoria Howard-Marrow ’81 at AA Association Meeting 5/27/2023.
Penny was one of five alums inducted into the Mount Holyoke Athletics Hall of Fame in May 2023. Honorees are selected from nominations based on accomplishments both while a student on campus and after graduation. Advocates are those who have made a major impact either for the advancement of the athletics program at Mount Holyoke College or for women’s athletics.
From the Alumnae Quarterly Spring 2023 article:
PENNY SCHNEIDER CALF ’68 ADVOCATE — FIELD HOCKEY Penny Schneider Calf ’68 was the assistant and junior varsity coach for Walpole (Massachusetts) High School’s field hockey team from 1970 to 1989 and head coach from 1989 to 2002, leading Walpole to become known as the “team of the 1990s.” Calf also coached Walpole’s junior varsity girls’ basketball team for 26 years, winning more than 350 games.
Calf is a three-time winner of the Boston Globe Field Hockey Coach of the Year award and six-time recipient of the Bay State League Field Hockey Coach of the Year award. She was named National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Regional Coach of the Year, Boston Globe’s Sportswoman of the Year and Massachusetts State Coaches Association Coach of the Year and received the NFHCA Junior Hockey Award. She was inducted into the class of 2017 NFHCA Hall of Fame.
Favorite part of being a coach: “Coaching is teaching, and it also gives you a lot of satisfaction to see the kids try their best. When they’re on a team [with] other people depending on them, they try to get the most out of themselves.”
On encouraging athletes: “The kids have to see that we have a goal to accomplish, and everybody’s in it together. When I would give [the state championship rings] to them at our banquet I always would try to emphasize the importance of every single person, of being part of the system and knowing that everybody has a place.”
To read the full article, visit: Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly Spring 2023
Shelley Weiner Sheinkopf ‘68, retired radiologist and medical executive was featured in a recent “Donor Story” from Mount Holyoke College’s Office of Gift Planning.
Shelley worked with the College to endow a fund to support the Art Museum’s future acquisitions of Judaica. Her planned gift will eventually fund a professorship for the teaching, development and enhancement of course offerings through a Jewish lens. Shelley is a member of the Mount Holyoke Board of Trustees.
To read the full story, visit https://giftplanning.mtholyoke.edu/donor-stories/shelley-weiner-sheinkopf-68
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