Letter from the Outgoing Actives President

Congratulations to our recently graduated Actives Class and welcome to our newest members! Last year provided me with an amazing experience to meet and work with some of the women that I admire most at Stanford. Through Cap and Gown, I established relationships that will last a lifetime. As the next group of young women joins the organization, I look forward to having the opportunity to foster relationships with these new members of the Cap and Gown family. Our new actives board includes three wonderful women, Laurie Rumker, Eleanor Walker, and Rachel Waltman. I am proud to pass the torch on to a set of women leaders that truly embodies the spirit of Cap and Gown. This past year was an incredible time for Cap and Gown. Tapping Tea, Women’s Winter Welcome, and Spring Brunch provided the Cap and Gown community an amazing opportunity to network with other Stanford women leaders and learn from each others’ experiences. Hearing Carroll Estes, Sharon Long, Miriam Rivera, Heidi Roizen, and Pam Matson share their stories at these events was truly inspirational and reminded me of how the women in the Cap and Gown community create a major impact both in our immediate community and in the world at large. I was truly honored to serve as Actives President this past year in Cap and Gown. Many thanks to the previous Actives Board, Hannah Belitz, Kristen Glass, and Jacquelyn Wong, for acting as amazing mentors throughout the 2013-2014 school year. I would like to give a huge thank you to Andrea Hinton and Veronica Polin for being the two best colleagues I could...

Incoming and Outgoing Actives President Notes

Incoming Actives President Note: First I would like to congratulate the new Cap and Gown members! I had a great time celebrating with you at Tapping Tea and am looking forward to serving as your President and getting to know you better throughout the 2013-2014 school year. I am thrilled to have such a talented new group of actives who truly embody Cap and Gown’s highest standards of academics, community service, and leadership. Vice President of Mentorship, Andrea Hinton, Vice President of Finance, Veronica Polin, and I are excited to serve as this year’s Cap and Gown Actives Executive Board! Our goals for the year are to continue to strengthen the Cap and Gown community on campus through expanding the Cap and Gown mentorship program within the actives group, amplifying the group’s social media presence, and organizing both formal and informal events on campus. I am looking forward to working with the Alumni Board to make the 2013-2014 school year a fantastic experience for Cap and Gown! Best, Stephanie Glass   Outgoing Actives President Note: It was an honor to serve as the Cap and Gown Actives President this past year. Looking back, I am thrilled that we were able to organize so many formal programs and events, including the Student Activities Fair, Tapping Tea, the Cap and Gown Mentorship Program, Winter Welcome, and Spring Brunch. Additionally, I enjoyed getting to know the Cap and Gown members through informal events we organized, such as the Fraiche Social. I know that the cross-generational and cross-cultural bonds that were formed throughout my Cap and Gown experience will continue to grow throughout...