Mount Holyoke College Company History Timeline

1837
Chemist and educator Mary Lyon founded Mount Holyoke College then called Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in 1837, nearly a century before women gained the right to vote.
1849
After Mary Lyon's death in 1849, the principles she had labored so long to establish high academic standards and commitment to service remained vigorous and alive.
1876
The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, founded in 1876, is one of the oldest collegiate art museums in the nation.
1888
In 1888, during the principalship of Elizabeth Blanchard '58, the institution obtained collegiate status and was named Mount Holyoke Seminary and College.
1889
In 1889, students traveling from the midwest could take these examinations in Freeport, Illinois, and within a few years, this was expanded to other cities.
1893
The school formally became Mount Holyoke College in 1893.
1896
When fire destroyed the original seminary building in 1896, Mead initiated an extensive building plan that included the construction of a physics and chemistry building, a gymnasium, and several residence halls based on the cottage system.
1900
Mary Emma Woolley, a noted advocate for international women's rights, served as president for thirty-seven years beginning in 1900.
1971
On November 6, 1971, after reviewing an exhaustive study on coeducation, the board of trustees decided unanimously that Mount Holyoke should remain a women's college, and a group of faculty was charged with recommending curricular changes that would support the decision.
1978
In 1978, Elizabeth Topham Kennan '60 became the first alumna in the twentieth century to serve as president of Mount Holyoke College.
1995
Under Kennan's leadership, the College's endowment grew from 52.5 million to 246.6 million in 1995.
2014
Admission of transgender students edit At Convocation on September 2, 2014, President Lynn Pasquerella announced a new policy allowing the admission of transgender individuals of both sexes to the college, as well as the admission of students whose gender identities are non-binary.
2017
Her significant, authentic engagement with the issues of equity and inclusion resulted in her introduction in 2017 of the annual BOOM Building on Our Momentum learning conference, and hiring the College s first vice president for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer.
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1837
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