Author: Mills Quarterly

The 2018 Alumnae Awards

Each Reunion, the AAMC honors three graduates who are making a difference in the Mills community and the world. By Kate Robinson Beckwith, MFA ’13 Recent Graduate Award Myila Granberry ’05 has been part of the Mills community since childhood, having attended many alumnae events with her mother, Toni McElroy ’83, MA ’05, EdD ’13.

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RAH kitchen receives Loving upgrade

By Kate Robinson Beckwith, MFA ’13 Built in 1949 with funding from Mills alumnae, Reinhardt Alumnae House (RAH) was designed by architect Clarence Mayhew to serve as the campus home of the Alumnae Association of Mills College (AAMC). While RAH continues to fill its original purpose, today it also serves the wider community as a

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Alumnae Awards recipient profiles

By Kate Robinson Beckwith, MFA ’13 Outstanding Volunteer Award: Pierre Loving ’77 has been serving the AAMC since 2011. As Nominating Committee chair, she overhauled and streamlined the process of selecting governors and alumnae trustees, including initiating online voting. Pierre has spear-headed multiple successful fundraisers for the AAMC and the College, usually incorporating her deep

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Alumnae revive role in student recruitment

Mills College’s Office of Admissions and the AAMC have launched a program that enables alumnae volunteers to play a key role in recruiting undergraduate students across the country. Since the program’s debut in fall 2019, 19 alumnae volunteers have represented Mills at 18 different college fairs in California and Massachusetts. They have spoken with dozens

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A Semester Unlike Any Other: The 2020–21 School Year Meets the Pandemic

At this point, it’s old hat to describe anything that’s happened in 2020 as “unprecedented.” And yet, the semester that kicked off at Mills College on August 26 is one that has no precedent in our 168 years, even through twoWorld Wars and another pandemic: classes conducted with very few students physically present on campus.

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Black Lives Matter at Mills

On June 10, President Elizabeth L. Hillman sent an email to the Mills community about the Black Lives Matter movement. In it, she said, “Mills stands in solidarity with the members of our Black students, staff, and faculty and their allies against anti-Black racism, police violence, and racial injustice. In response to the rising Movement

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