Alumnae Blog

In a vibrant network of over 3,500 talented women, a Lincoln alumna is always up to something fascinating. Each of their stories teaches us more about what it means to be a Lincoln girl in today’s world—here's what we’ve learned…

Celebration and Sisterhood: Lincoln School Alumnae & Reunion Weekend 2019

This past weekend, October 4 and 5, Lincoln School alumnae with class years ending in 4 and 9 gathered to reconnect with and celebrate each other. Whether they graduated 5 or 50 years ago, the adage “once a Lincoln girl, always a Lincoln girl” was felt in all corners of Lincoln’s campus.

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Lincoln in Los Angeles: National Conference and Lasting Connections

This week, faculty, staff, and alumnae celebrated the magic and power of Lincoln School on a national stage. Three teams of presenters shared wisdom and best practices at the National Coalition of Girls Schools’ 2019 Dream Dare Do Conference in California. 

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Honoring the Past and Celebrating the Future: Lincoln’s Alumnae Awards

Each fall, Lincoln School and the Alumnae Association honor three women whose exceptional accomplishments and passion-driven lives have had an impact on our school, on their communities, and on the world. Learn more about each of the three honors (and the 2018 award recipients!) and submit nominations for the 2019 Alumnae Awards today! 

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LincUPtoLearn 2019: Stefanie Casinelli Taylor '97

LincUPtoLearn–Lincoln’s mentoring program that connects current students and alumnae–took place during the first two weeks of April, and Sophie Rockwell ’22 and Sophie Zakin ’20 reflect on their visit with Stefanie Casinelli Taylor ’97, President of Gennaro, Inc. and  President/Founder of Zaxie by Stefanie Taylor, in this blog post!

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LincUPtoLearn 2019: Jane Pleskunas Pellegren '07

Kaylee Martin '19 reflects on her LincUPtoLearn–Lincoln’s mentoring program that connects current students and alumnae–visit with Jane Pleskunas Pellegren ’07, the Senior Public Health Epidemiologist at the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families in this blog post.

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LincUPtoLearn 2019: Shareen Zaki Knowlton ’88

Mary-Alice Trendell ’24, Holiday Horton ’24, and Dunedin Imbier-Maher ’24 visited Shareen Zaki Knowlton ’88, the Director of Education at Roger Williams Park Zoo, last Thursday as part of LincUPtoLearn–Lincoln’s mentoring program that connects current students and alumnae Read about their visit in this blog post!

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LincUPtoLearn 2019: Barbara Cottam Garrahy '77

Sarah Caldwell ’23 spent Monday morning with Barbara Cottam Garrahy '77, the Executive Vice President, RI Market Executive and Head of Corporate Affairs at Citizens Bank, as part of LincUPtoLearn–Lincoln’s mentoring program that connects current students and alumnae. She shares her reflection in this blog post!

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LincUPtoLearn 2019: Jessica Ricci ’91

LincUPtoLearn–Lincoln’s mentoring program that connects current students and alumnae–began on Monday, April 1 when Olive Edelsberg ’24 and Charlotte Lawton ’21 visited Jessica Ricci ’91 in her studio in Downtown Providence. Both students took time to blog about their experiences, and we are excited to share their reflections with you!

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This Just In: Research Shows Girls-School Grads Have a Definitive Edge

New research shows what we've long known—graduates of all-girls schools have a definitive edge over their coeducated peers. This week, the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) released the results of a study that shows statistically significant advantages for girls’ school graduates as they enter university

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From The Lincoln Magazine: Hare Raiser–Resurrecting the Untold Story of The Velveteen Rabbit

Learn how Laurel Davis Huber ’69’s favorite childhood book–given to her by a Lincoln School teacher–sparked an investigation that led to her first published novel, The Velveteen Daughter

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Expert Opinion: Author and Doctor Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD Spoke to a Crowd of 600+

Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, one of TIME’s All-Time Top 100 Nonfiction Books, and the New York Times #1 bestseller The Gene: An Intimate History, spoke to a rapt crowd at Lincoln School on October 18.

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Five Times Siddhartha Mukherjee Blew Our Minds: Words from the 2018 AAB ’89 Speaker that Will Make You Think

Digging into either of Dr. Mukherjee’s works provides an opportunity for understanding, a chance to confront science’s mysteries armed with the knowledge that comes from his years of research and work in the field of oncology. His reflections will always make you think, but sometimes, they will truly blow your mind. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Set Your DVR for Spring of 2020: The Gene, An Intimate History

Have you ever wondered what you’re made of? Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, has, and it’s the guiding question behind his latest book, The Gene: An Intimate History. This work from the groundbreaking doctor, writer, and researcher who will be speaking at Lincoln on October 18, is being made into a three-hour documentary series on PBS that will debut in the Spring of 2020.

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Bridging the Gap: Two Class of 2018 Graduates Make Their Mark

At Lincoln School, we believe in bold minds that forge their own paths. Two such minds are members of the Class of 2018, Portia Gaitskell and Lynn Villarica, who have big plans to thrive at prestigious schools after Lincoln, but not before taking some time to make their mark on far corners of the world.

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Mom-entous Occasion: #momlife Group Launches on Lincoln Connect!

This Mother's Day, we want to give a big shout-out to all the moms in the Lincoln community! Whether you are one, have one, or are missing one, this Mother's Day we recognize and thank all the mothers out there for all they are and all they do to enrich our lives.

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Investing in Women: Marney Cumming McCabe ’90 on Connecting Females in Finance

Marney Cumming McCabe ’90 believes that women are the future of finance. As the senior vice president and head of Securities Lending Relationship Management for the Americas at Brown Brothers Harriman in Boston, she has spent the last 18 years in a traditionally male-dominated field.

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Style Maven: Stefanie Casinelli Taylor ’97 Launches ZAXIE

Stefanie Casinelli Taylor ’97, longtime owner and president of Gennaro, a Rhode Island-based family jewelry company, recently launched her own accessory brand, ZAXIE by Stefanie Taylor. Learn more about her philosophy of women's empowerment, and her committment to allowing each and every woman wherever she is to find her beautiful.

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Five Quick Steps to Join Lincoln Connect (And One New Mobile App!)

Interested in joining Lincoln Connect, but haven't signed up just yet? Lucky for you, it's now easier than ever! Now you can make the same great career moves, reconnect with past classmates, and learn the latest from our vibrant alumnae community on the go with the Lincoln Connect mobile app.  

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Lincoln Lasts a Lifetime: Preparing Our Girls for the World, and the World for Our Girls

There is an abundance of fabulous schools in Providence and in Rhode Island, but what we are doing here cannot happen anywhere else: At Lincoln, girls come first. Find out all the ways that makes a difference that lasts a lifetime. 

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Lincoln Connection: Whitney Doherty '86 and Alana Esposito '03 Convene in NYC

Lincoln Connect, our new alumnae online community, has already seen a number of success stories since its launch. One of them was highlighted by Whitney Doherty, an early adapter of the digital alumnae home, and co-founder at Drive Thru Strategies.

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Lessons From My Lincoln Days: Unapologetically Terza Lima-Neves '95, Ph.D.

This International Women's Day, Middle and Upper School students were treated to a talk by Terza Lima-Neves '95, Ph.D., a Kriola, mommy-scholar, professor of political science at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, and a proud Lincoln girl. 

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Lincoln's Helena Foulkes '82 Spearheads CVS Ban on Photoshopped Beauty Ads

Alumna Helena Buonanno Foulkes '82, the president of CVS Pharmacy and executive vice president of CVS Health, is at the helm of a groundbreaking decision to no longer use digitally altered images in their in-store or print advertising. 

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Murray Family Donates $1 Million to Lincoln School

Lincoln School is thrilled to announce a $1 million commitment from the Murray Family Charitable Foundation. This contribution is the latest in the family's longstanding history of dedication to Lincoln School and a tribute to the three generations of Murray women who have graduated from the school.

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To the Four: Katie Faulkner '83 Architecture Firm Tops Best-of List

Once again topping Architect Magazine's Top 50 Firms chart, NADAAA took home fourth place this year. Katie Faulkner '83, founder and principal of NADAAA, is no stranger to being at the top of this list—this is the 5th year the firm has been ranked one of the best. 

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Confidence By Design: Spotlight on Katherine Faulkner '83

The walls of NADAAA, the award-winning Boston architecture and urban design firm, are disarmingly neutral, the monochromatic loft giving the impression of being a living, breathing blank canvas. Those walls encompass a hive of activity; NADAAA is a busy place, and the fruits of its labor surround the designers, architects, project managers, technicians, and behind-the-scenes people, as if to say, “Keep going; just look at what you’ve already done.” Small-scale models of soon-to-be landmarks grow out of glass-enclosed tables. Photographic patchworks of past and future projects cluster together on the walls, complemented by jutting 3D prototypes below, all of them physical manifestations of the art of progress.

The result is stunning. And one of the forces behind it all is Katie Faulkner ’83.

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Independent Study Spotlight: Girls and Social Media Documentary

What do you do when you realize that social media might be making your generation antisocial? If you’re Meredith Sullivan ’17, you put down your phone and pick up a video camera.

One of the first 11 girls to complete the new Independent Study Program at Lincoln, a yearlong, self-directed course on a subject that inspires them, Sullivan chose to shine a spotlight on the effects that imagery and language in social media have on girls and young women.

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