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.
On August 11, the Office of Alumnae Relations cohosted an online alumnae forum alongside the Alum Engagement Committee (AEC), a new group working with the Office of Alumnae Relations that formed last fall to support the relationship between Mills alums and the College as it embarked upon the merger with Northeastern. Questions were solicited through
Joan Millar Lincoln ’66, Distinguished Achievement Following Joan’s musical studies with Darius Milhaud and Morton Subotnick at Mills, she went on to teach music at Simon’s Rock. She and her husband, Albert Lincoln III, then immigrated to France, where she nurtured their first child and traveled and performed as a bilingual folk singer. Starting in 1972, the Lincolns spent 11 years in the
By Kate Robinson Beckwith, MFA ’13; Sheryl Bizé-Boutté ’73; Gwen Jackson Foster ’67; Ariana Merlino ’97; and Moya Stone, MFA ’03 Note: This story was written before the June 17 announcement of a potential partnership with Northeastern University. On March 17, Mills College President Elizabeth Hillman announced, on behalf of the College’s Board of Trustees, that this fall’s first-year undergraduate class
By Kate Robinson Beckwith, MFA ’13 Every year since 2007, the AAMC has selected exemplary alumnae to receive its highest honors: The Distinguished Achievement Award for distinction in a professional field; the Recent Graduate Award; and the Outstanding Volunteer Award. This year, because of COVID-19 restrictions, we were unable to gather at Reunion to celebrate
Going virtual didn’t stop many alumnae from gathering to commemorate Reunion 2020.
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
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
The Alumnae Association of Mills College (AAMC) introduced its brand new logo at Commencement in June. This emblem was created pro bono by Alex Wright, a designer with an abiding connection to Mills College. His father, Jim Wright, was the head of the Theater Department for many years, and his mother, Kennedy Golden, worked for
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.