Category: Winter 2023

2022 Alumnae Awards

YVONNE PAYNE DANIEL, MA ’75, DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT  Yvonne Payne Daniel is a world-renowned scholar in the fields of dance studies and Caribbean and African diaspora studies, with myriad achievements too extensive to capture. After receiving her MA in dance from Mills, Daniel went on to receive another MA and a PhD from UC Berkeley in anthropology.

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Reunion 2022

Photo shows alumni reuniting at reunion 2022. They are shown as a group in front of Mills Hall on the meadow under a tent. They all are smiling for the photo.

It was an emotional and joyful affair as alumnae ranging from the classes of 1952 to 2022 gathered on the Mills campus from October 6–9 for Reunion 2022. In addition to annual activities such as professor lectures, campus tours, and class dinners, several new programs were introduced this year—including the reinvention of a Mills tradition in which alums carried lanterns

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Grants available to Women Who Empower

Mills alumnae are invited to apply for Northeastern’s Women Who Empower (WWE) Innovation Award.  WWE is in its third year of recognizing and funding women in the Northeastern community with entrepreneurial spirits. Previous awardees include Emily Man and Valeria Martinuzzi, who cofounded Venova Technologies to develop a new contraceptive device; Binja Basimike, who launched Kivu Venture Capital in the Democratic Republic

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Mills Institute names director

Image shows a woman smiling for the camera. She has on pearl earrings and a dark blue turtleneck sweater. She has long brown hair and fair skin. Behind her is a blurred background of a building.

Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández has been appointed executive director of the Mills Institute. Her tenure started on December 1, 2022.  She grew up in the Salinas Valley and attended UC Santa Cruz for her undergraduate degree, later earning a master’s degree and doctorate in English at Cornell University. After stints as associate professor of gender studies at the University of Arizona and the inaugural chair of

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Fall Dance Concert

Heather Stockton ’13, MFA ’18, performs “Viral Viragos,” a comedic interpretive dance of an infamous video of outrage over Bath & Body Works candles, in Lisser Hall on November 19, 2022. She was just one of a full slate of alum dancers and choreographers that participated in Return: Fall Dance Concert, a two-night event staged with the Mills Dance Department. The list of

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