Bertha Ryan ’50: From Emmanuel College to NASA

Bertha Ryan ’50: From Emmanuel College to NASA

Bertha Ryan ’50—who attended her 65th reunion at Emmanuel this summer—reflects on a career that began at Emmanuel, continued to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for graduate work and then took her to California, where she went to work for NASA and the aerospace industry. It was a time of seemingly unlimited possibility. America at war was settling into a peacetime economy. Factories that had boomed with wartime munitions turned back to producing consumer goods and building airplanes that…

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Remembering Mary Alice Malloy Duplain ’34

Remembering Mary Alice Malloy Duplain ’34

Read a beautiful tribute in The Boston Globe to a remarkable alumna, Mary Alice Malloy Duplain ’34. Mary Alice Duplain was greeted each day by students from more than 30 countries in her classroom at the English Language Center in the South End section of Boston.   She was so dedicated to her work that in the early 1970s, when the number of Spanish-speaking students was increasing, she took a leave at age 60 and moved to Madrid for six…

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