Forever Emma

Welcome, Alumnae!

Generations of talented, driven women have passed through Emma's gray walls.

More than 8,000 women worldwide found a deep network of sisterhood and empowerment that extends far beyond campus. If someone is overheard saying they studied at Emma Willard School, there’s often an alumna eager to share her experience and support.

We encourage and promote these connections between our graduates, and hope to foster them further through engaging alumnae events and opportunities for involvement.

Alumnae News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Leah Friedman '02 in her official JEOPARDY!™ photo

    The Pursuit of Trivia

    Melissia Mason
    When Leah Friedman ’02 announced that she was going to be on JEOPARDY!™ in February 2021, she joined a distinctive group of Emma Willard School alums who have put their trivia knowledge to the test. The first Emma alumna to appear on the famous game show was Jane Erskine ’75 back in 1986. Since then, Liz Reardon ’73, Ann Doyle Thurlow ’74, Amelia Hershberger ’01, and now Leah have experienced the adrenaline rush of appearing on “America’s Favorite Quiz Show.”™
  • Sarah Foster ’17

    Speaking Up and Fostering Change

    Suzanne Romero Dewey
    Doing justice to Black History takes more than a month-long celebration. In the latest issue of Signature magazine, Sarah Foster '17 shared the story of how she advocated for Black History curriculum at Emma Willard School during her time here.
  • Cynthia Abizaid-Rush '76 shares her story with the Emma Willard School community during Morning Reports

    A “Bigger Than You” Life

    Cynthia Abizaid-Rush '76
    Recently, alumna Cynthia “Cindy” Abizaid-Rush '76 joined the current Emma community during Morning Reports to share inspiration from her own life experience. She encouraged us all to reflect on the impact that our actions make on those around us and recognized that what is within us is greater than our circumstances. 

Is this your Reunion Year?

Reunion Weekend 2021: June 11-13

Reunions are a great opportunity to reconnect with former classmates, take a walk down memory lane, and spend a fun weekend on campus! 

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, contact Margaret Clark at 518.833.1899 or

Alumnae Events

List of 3 events.

Alumnae Newsletters

The View from Mount Ida - February 2021
Vol: 2 | Iss: 8 | View Issue

The View from Mount Ida - January 2021
Vol: 2 | Iss: 7 | View Issue 
The View from Mount Ida - December 2020
Vol: 2 | Iss: 6 | View Issue 
The View from Mount Ida - November 2020
Vol: 2 | Iss: 5 | View Issue 
The View from Mount Ida - October 2020
Vol: 2 | Iss: 4 | View Issue 
The View from Mount Ida - September 2020
Vol: 2 | Iss: 3 | View Issue 
The View from Mount Ida - August 2020
Vol: 2 | Iss: 2 | View Issue 
The View from Mount Ida - July 2020
Vol: 2 | Iss: 1 | View Issue 

Contact us any time

Margaret T. Clark '98
Director of Alumnae Relations and Campus Events
Emma Willard School
285 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

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By phone: Toll-free at 866-833-1814
285 Pawling Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 | P: 518.833.1300 F: 518.833.1815
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