Profiles in Transformative Community


Madison Schaeffer ’11

“Everyone at Bryn Mawr comes from someplace different, but we’re united by common goals and a shared commitment to making a difference.”
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Kate Severance ’12

"We continually question, and that is why we are Bryn Mawrters."
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Ellie Rhymer ’12

"Civic Engagement has taught me the value of listening to many voices."
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Apocalipsis Rosario ’11

"Attending Bryn Mawr has broadened my definition of diversity."
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Jessica Pui Wong ’12

"Bryn Mawr is always giving us ways to get involved with the local community."
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Katherine Bakke ’11

"Bryn Mawr gives students opportunities to explore and develop precisely what civic responsibility means to them."
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Kimberly Blessing ’97

"Spending four years in a community that encouraged and wanted me to achieve gave me confidence that I carried with me."

Aheli Purkayastha ’09

"This was an environment where I could see myself both learning and growing—and not just in the classrooms."
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Bernadette Sargeant ’83

"Democracy works only if government officials act in the public interest rather than their own narrow self-interest."

Amanda Preston ’09

"I love the person I've become at Bryn Mawr."
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Tiffany Shumate ’08

"Education is transformative. When I came to Bryn Mawr, I wasn't thinking of teaching or working with schools. Look how much I have changed."
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Shayna Israel ’08

"Feminism is not a dirty word to me. It is like a freedom song."
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Rhonda Hughes

"A less diverse pool of talent means a less robust pool of talent."