On a beautiful evening in Manhattan, alumnae, parents and friends of Stuart gathered for cocktails and conversation at the New York Athletic Club, overlooking Central Park.
Stuart is proud to have more than 1,400 alumnae, each of whom is a testament to the school’s educational mission and Sacred Heart philosophy. Stuart alumnae take dynamic roles in their communities at large, professionally, socially and personally.
More than 50 amazing Stuart women returned on Saturday for Alumnae Day activities and to reconnect with old friends and classmates. This was the first Alumnae Day to welcome a 50th reunion class; the class of 1967 was well represented with six members returning. In addition to these six alumnae, they inducted Anne Pierpont, a beloved member of the Stuart community as an honorary member of the Class of 1967! The youngest reunion class was also in full force with five members of the Class of 2012 in attendance along with many other classes. Following the luncheon, Stuart honored the legacy of Louise and Marston Morse for their lifelong devotion to the Stuart libraries with a lovely tea in the Raissa Maritain Library. Their daughter, Louise "Weezie" Morse '67 was in attendance and shared some words about her mother's legacy at Stuart and beyond. Thanks to all of our wonderful Stuart alumnae who returned! See photos from Alumnae Day in the gallery. Following Alumnae Day, three Stuart women were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame.
On Saturday, we were thrilled to induct three empowering Stuart women into Stuart's Athletic Hall of Fame. Our inductees included Val Van Horn Pate '81, a four-sport collegiate varsity athlete; Barb Van Horn Yocum '81, who earned 12 varsity letters and All American Lacrosse honors in college; and Sarah Driscoll Kuchar '01, Yale's all-time leading point scorer in field hockey. All three women are tremendous leaders both on and off the field. The Athletic Hall of Fame honors those in our Stuart community who have had significant achievements in sports and exemplify the principles of sportsmanship and the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools.
Keep reading to learn more about each of these women.
We're excited to share the music of Stuart alumna Lizzie Quinlan, a.k.a. Lizzie No (a.k.a. daughter of Spanish Teacher Cathy Quinlan). Lizzie is a harpist, singer and songwriter who, "combines poetic lyricism and smoky, rough-around-the edges vocals for a modern brand of muscular Americana." Lizzie recently released her debut album Hard Won, of which one reviewer writes, "It is very hard to believe that this is a debut album. The lyrics have depth and power beyond what one would expect of an artist so young ... This is a well-crafted album, interesting musically as well as lyrically ... I cannot recommend Hard Won highly enough." Lizzie recently spoke to NPR's Weekend Edition about finding her place in the tradition of black people playing folk music. Listen to the interview. Hard Won is available where music is sold.
As promised, we have gone GREEN! Class Notes are now online! You can submit and read Class Notes on the Stuart Website. We'd love to hear from you! Please click here to submit your notes and they will be posted by decade in the Class Notes section of the website.
Career ConnectionConnect with other Stuart Alumnae on LinkedIn!
Nel Merlino ’71
Stuart Alumnae Gallery honoree and creator of Take Our Daughters to Work Day. Watch her video as part of the Icon Series from The Female Lead.
Anna Jaffe ’03
MIT engineer, co-founder of the Vehicle Design Summit whose mission is to catalyze an "energy space race."
Abigail Borah ’09
Youth Delegate to UN Conference on Climate Change in 2010 and 2011
Ellen Spencer Susman ’68
Emmy-nominated Television Producer/Personality
"When people ask me today what my main influences were growing up, going to Stuart ranks first on the list. Everything I learned at Stuart, including faith, I use today."