Smith Day 2020

In the Clouds!

Wednesday, November 18 at 7pm

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Help us raise money for Smith students. Smith Day funds Praxis internship stipends and other scholarships. We will hear from our medal winner, club leadership, and current students, see a performance from our drum group, play a few games, and maybe even drink some traditional Smith Day daiquiris! It’ll be a fun evening filled with Smith community, and we can’t wait!

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THE MN SMITH MEDAL

In 2020, we will award the 4th Minnesota Smith Medal. This honor recognizes one of our own who exemplifies the exemplify in their lives and work “the true purpose” of a liberal arts education. The three outstanding MN alumnae who have previously received the award in recognition of their professional achievements and outstanding service are Margaret Wurtele ’67, Cathy Haukedahl ’74, and Jane Anderson Howard ’75.

PLEASE JOIN US IN HONORING THIS YEAR’S MEDALIST MARTHA “MARTY” WALLACE SWAIN ’71

Marty is a life-long Minnesotan, growing up on a hobby farm in Mound (affectionately dubbed “Hump, Minnesota” by her acerbic new friends in Franklin King house freshman year). She was familiar with Smith College early on, as one of her older sisters was in the class of 1963, and she attended long-ago Smith Day in the Country events as a high schooler when they were held in alums’ lovely homes. She has spent her career in the field of medical publishing, working for medical magazines published by Harcourt Brace and McGraw-Hill and more recently for medical/public health websites published by a dot-com startup called ican and now the University of Minnesota. She lives with her husband, Ron Swain, near Excelsior and in the winter in Arizona, and her two children, Nick and Carrie Heiberg live in the Twin Cities area. The Minnesota Smith Club has been a constant in her post-college volunteer life; she’s served in many capacities from what used to be called Candidates Committee all the way to President.

Smith Day has been a constant too, with Marty in many posts including chair of the event “a time or two,” and she worked on the Oral History books, planning, interviewing, writing, editing, and production. “The Minnesota Club is a constant source of inspiration, fun, and friends,” she says.

Please contact Smith Co-chairs Emily Beck emilyedithbeck@gmail.com or Justina Roberts justina.a.roberts@gmail.com with any and all questions.