Professor Emerita Chana Bloch passed away on May 19, 2017 after a prolonged battle with cancer. At Mills from 1973 to 2005, Chana's powerful teaching and mentoring touched generations of students and faculty.
Amid a throng of news media and a documentary film crew, Mills College awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts and Letters degree to National Park Ranger Betty Reid Soskin, a tireless, outspoken voice dedicated to raising awareness about the discrimination and segregation of African Americans who worked in Richmond, California shipyards during World War II.
Mills College, a nationally respected, independent liberal arts college for women with innovative graduate programs for students of all genders, has announced a blueprint to better meet students' needs and overcome financial challenges.
Join us for our live webcast of Commencement 2017 beginning Saturday, May 13, at 9:45 am PDT. Watch civil rights activist, MacArthur Fellow, and president of the Akonadi Foundation, Lateefah Simon, address the Class of 2017, followed by the conferring of degrees.
Mills College will award an honorary Doctor of Arts and Letters degree to Betty Reid Soskin, a tireless, outspoken and articulate voice dedicated to remembering discrimination and segregation of African Americans who worked in Richmond, California shipyards during World War II.
Graduates of the Mills College MFA in Prose Program, Nina La Cour and Christine Hyung-Oak Lee have each published new works garnering critical praise.
In Berkeley, Luna Dance Institute co-directors and Mills College alumnae Patricia Reedy and Nancy Ng teach modern dance to children with a twist.
Mills College alumna Deborah Vaughan '71 was awarded the Della Davidson Prize by Dancers Group, a San Francisco Bay Area arts nonprofit focused on promoting dance through sponsorships and outreach.
The Alumnae Association of Mills College (AAMC) has donated $200,000 to Mills College to create two new scholarship funds in honor of the late Mills alumna Audrey Gibney '46.
Mills College President Elizabeth Hillman, an expert on sexual assault, harassment and discrimination in the US military, testified before Congress Wednesday in a hearing to address nonconsensual online pornography in the military.