Women of Stanford: A Celebration
Saturday, March 5, 2005
“Women of Stanford: A Celebration” was a day-long event marking Cap and Gown’s 100th year at Stanford.
Daytime presentations were open to Cap and Gowners and their guests and were held at the beautiful Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, which is located on campus next to Frost Amphitheater. During the morning, attendees heard interesting stories about women during the first fifty years at Stanford presented by three different speakers. Results from the Centennial Survey about the lives and goals of Cap and Gown women were given, and a video featuring Cap and Gowners across the years was shown. During lunch, the group was entertained by Counterpoint, a women’s a cappella group at Stanford. In the afternoon, the program featured lessons learned by five Stanford women, who shared their experiences relevant to key topics that concern women today. Special historical displays were also prepared for this event and were available for viewing in the Arrillaga Alumni Center. The daytime activities concluded at 4:30 pm, with optional campus tours following.
Cap and Gown women and their guests also participated in our “Cap and Gown Centennial Banquet” that evening at the Stanford Faculty Club, with a reception starting at 6:30 pm. During this time, displays about the six scholarships that Cap and Gown has created for undergraduate women at Stanford were available for viewing. The seated banquet dinner started at 7:15 pm. During the evening, there were several special presentations and a tapping ceremony. The highlight of the evening was a speech given by Cap and Gown’s own Sandra Day O’Connor, former Supreme Court Justice (download transcript of Justice O’Connor’s speech). The evening concluded at 9 pm with the singing of the Stanford Hymn.