Women’s Education – Why it matters…

As Sweet Briar College regroups, rehires, and reengages with all its alumnae, students and friends it is interesting to look back through the pages of old alumnae magazines to see what we can find.

Dr. Guion was an avid supporter of Sweet Briar College, serving on its Board of Directors in the 1950s.  The science building was named in her honor...

Dr. Guion was an avid supporter of Sweet Briar College, serving on its Board of Directors in the 1950s. The science building was named in her honor…

Here is one especially nice example, written by Dr. Connie M. Guion, in 1959, telling us her version of college history and, in particular, reminding us of the fabulous legacy this school represents in terms of supporting education for women… Here is what she wrote:Miss Indie

Another interesting assessment of Sweet Briar was made by Nancy Godwin Baldwin, writing from the perspective of the Admissions Office, in 1961. Here is what she wrote, “Who Gets Into Sweet Briar”: Who Gets Into Sweet Briar

One more perspective comes from the Director of Development (Paul B. Hood), in 1967. He described the challenges of balancing the budget, touching on themes that are familiar today…
Sweet Briar 1977

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