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Other Giving Societies

Ivy Society – Recognizes donors with five or more years of consecutive giving

In the early years of the College and continuing through the 1950s, the planting of ivy on the front campus and along The Red Brick Wall was a graduation tradition. The campus bricks looked terribly bare and exposed in the early days before formal landscaping. Classes were encouraged to plant ivy as part of campus beautification. The practice modeled the Ivy League colleges which had set the tone with their vine-laden historic buildings. Engraved cornerstones in many of the College’s buildings commemorate Ivy Days of the past. Over time, the College realized that ivy actually damages bricks and mortar. Hence, Ivy Day came to an end and most of the ivy was removed during brick pointing. The ivy on The Red Brick Wall was removed in the early 1970s.

Quillian Society – Recognizes those alumnae, family, and friends who have informed the College of its inclusion in their estate plans.

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