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  • Sameer Dholakia '91 on

    December 7, 2016

    Sameer Dholakia ‘91, CEO of SendGrid, was featured in an article on about how he strategically grew the company into a global business with such customers as Pandora, Uber and Costco.

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  • Webb Sports Live Broadcasting

    December 7, 2016

    Do you like Webb sports? Do you wish you could be at the games, but live too far away? Do you want all the excitement of being on campus wherever you are? Well now you can with Webb Sports Broadcasting.

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    Webb in Asia

    November 21, 2016

    Alumni, friends, and parents welcomed members of the Webb Development Office in four cities throughout Asia in November.

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  • Leslie Epstein '56's Family Ties to the World Series

    November 9, 2016

    The World Series win by the Chicago Cubs was not only a historic event for the Cubs but also for Webb. Theo Epstein, Cubs president of baseball operations, is son of Leslie Epstein ’56 who was anxiously watching Game 7 with the whole family at Progressive Field in Cleveland.

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  • Judge Ronald Whyte '60 Steps Down From Bench

    October 31, 2016

    Senior District Judge Ronald Whyte ’60 stepped down from his bench and has assumed inactive status as of November 1, 2016. Judge Whyte was appointed to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in 1992.

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  • Baltimore Sun Interview with Dr. Jason Pasley '96

    October 18, 2016

    Dr. Jason Pasley '96 is one of the trauma surgeons at Maryland Trauma Center trying to save lives. Jason is interviewed in this Baltimore Sun series that highlights the harsh realities of gun violence.

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  • Webb in Silicon Valley

    October 11, 2016

    On October 4, over two dozen alumni and friends in the Silicon Valley area enjoyed an evening with Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale. A big thank you our generous hosts Regional Representative Sameer Dholakia ’91 and his wife Laura.

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  • Mark Lee '85

    Mark Lee '85 Announced as an Artistic Director for the Chicago Architecture Biennial

    October 6, 2016

    Mark Lee ’85 and Sharon Johnston of the Los Angeles-based architecture firm Johnston Marklee have been announced as the artistic directors of the second Chicago Architecture Biennial.

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    Dr. Jonathan Kelber '93 and His Team Discover Groundbreaking Cancer Research Method

    September 19, 2016

    A groundbreaking cancer research method was discovered by Dr. Jonathan Kelber ’93 and his biology research team at California State University, Northridge. This new method is a novel way of extracting RNA from tissue samples. An article describing their findings was recently accepted for publication.

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  • Hat Trick for McKenna Lamb '16 in Season Opener

    September 5, 2016

    McKenna Lamb '16 scored got a hat trick in the season opener for Mount Holyoke's soccer team! McKenna co-captained VWS varsity soccer last year, helping to lead the team to the CIF Division 7 Final game. This was the first time a VWS team advanced to a championship. Read more about McKenna and the Mount Holyoke game at

  • Alumni Weekend 2016

    August 30, 2016

    Come one and come all ! You’re cordially invited to join us on campus for Alumni Weekend 2016—Friday and Saturday October 21 – 22.

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  • Thank You for Your Support!

    August 16, 2016

    Many thanks to the 1,665 alumni, parents and friends who made gifts in support of Webb and the Alf Museum during the 2015-16 Webb Fund campaign. We received over $1.64 million in unrestricted Webb Fund gifts, plus additional support for endowment and capital improvements, bringing total gifts to $5.88 million. A new Webb record was set with 959 alumni donors! These results lay a great foundation as Webb begins to build momentum for a multi-year campaign leading up to its historic Centennial celebration.

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  • Blake Williams '15 Interns with Jon Kelber '93 at CSUN Lab

    August 9, 2016

    Blake Williams '15 spent the summer interning with Dr. Jonathan Kelber '93 at his lab at Cal State Northridge. Blake, a microbiology major at UCLA, has been helping with a research project on zebrafish cell regeneration.

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  • Christian Holmes '64 Visits India with USAID

    August 5, 2016

    Christian Holmes ’64 recently visited India to see the work being done to combat the poor sanitation in many urban areas throughout the country. Chrisian is the USAID Global Water Coordinator and Deputy Assistant Administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment.

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  • Summer Fun for Alumni at Webb!

    July 29, 2016

    The Summer Junior Scholars Programs welcomed several alumni legacies this year, with students coming from Hong Kong, New York, Costa Rica, San Francisco and greater Los Angeles to explore immersive learning experiences in paleontology, leadership and digital arts.

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  • Dolly Bai '14 on an Archaelogical Excavation in Israel

    July 11, 2016

    Dolly Bai ’14 recently spent time on an archaeological excavation in Israel. The dig site was in northern Israel by the Golan in an area called Omrit. She participated as a funded research assistant to one of her Williams College professors.

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  • VWS Alumnae Intern with Harris Campaign for US Senate

    July 8, 2016

    Miya Wensley '13 and Amara Banks '15 were summer interns for the Kamala Harris Senate campaign.

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  • Punch Hutton '89 on Into The Gloss

    July 6, 2016

    Punch Hutton ’89 is featured on Into The Gloss, a website dedicated to beauty that explores the routines of inspiring women. In her interview with the website, Punch discusses her daily beauty routine, how she landed at Vanity Fair, and what’s next for her.

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  • Sad News about Tom Kendall '84

    June 28, 2016

    We recently learned the sad news that Tom "TK" Kendall ‘84 passed away on June 24, 2016. Tom was a dedicated and beloved alumnus. He spoke at Sophomore Career Evening in 2014 and chaired his 20- and 30-year reunions.

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  • VIDEOS: Commencement Speakers 2016

    June 24, 2016

    The 2016 commencement speeches are online. Hear what Julia Marciari-Alexander '85 and Col. John Rogers '59 had to say to the Class of 2016.

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