Opportunities for Alumnae

Alumnae Museum
Alumnae Admissions Network
Alumnae Daughter's Club
Partners in Nursing


If you would like to volunteer for any of these activities, please call the Alumnae Office at (610) 606-4609 or e-mail at alumnae@cedarcrest.edu

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The Marcia Lynn Walsh Alumnae Museum

"It is through the past that we come to know the future."

Curtis Hall
Cedar Crest College
100 College Drive
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104
Telephone: (610) 606-4609 Extension 3304
Fax: (610) 740-3764
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Special Tours by Appointment.

Our Mission

The purpose/mission of the Cedar Crest Alumnae Museum is to preserve the history of Cedar Crest College and to develop/foster an appreciation of the history of women.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Collect and preserve memorabilia and other items in forming the collection.
  2. Showcase the collection through rotating exhibitions.
  3. Provide opportunities for student internships, and work study experiences.
  4. Promote an appreciation of the history of women through exhibits of women's fashion and other items.

Museum History "The Cedar Crest Alumnae Museum opened its doors for the first time for a Reunion in May of 1992 in conjunction with the college's 125th anniversary.

Through the years, Priscilla Gelach Rosendale '52, Althea Mantz '45, and Marcia Root Walsh '51 nurtured a dream for a permanent place to keep our 'treasures' from the past. This all came true when the alumnae were given storage and display space in Curtis Hall. Later, this space would expand during the summer of 1996.

Internships are available for sophomores and juniors. Interns are given opportunities to plan exhibits using fashions and memorabilia collected since 1867. Students who wish to stay with the Museum after their internship may become paid Museum Associates. We also provide a Museum Work Study program to other students who are interested in working to preserve this part of Cedar Crest College's past."

"The Alumnae Museum is a time machine. It lets us travel back to opening night of a Greek play fifty years ago or graduation in 1890 or the wedding of one of our alumnae. Through the imagination and support of Marcia Walsh and other dear friends of the College, the clothes and other treasures of past days come alive and let us relive those sweet earlier times at Cedar Crest."
Dr. Dorothy Gulbenkian Blaney,
President of Cedar Crest College 1988 - 2006

"When women's colleges were first started people had the idea that a college girl was quite out of the ordinary. She was advanced. She was supposed to be not only studying the classics, but to be striving for a better, saner mode of life; a more rational style of dress; in short, to be an example to the community. Well, she was. For a few years we had a number of awkward, corsetless females, with hair 'slicked' back tight, flat-heeled boots, unfitted gowns, and possibly spectacles, who stood for the type of a college girl, and who were not one whit better psychically than their trimly corseted sisters."
Mary Billings Eddy in Good Housekeeping, 1907


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Alumnae Admissions Network

As a Cedar Crest alumna, who would be a better spokesperson for a Cedar Crest education than you? High school students really enjoy talking to graduates and parents appreciate seeing what a Cedar Crest Education can do for their child. All you need is a little time and lots of enthusiasm!

To join our network, please complete the form below. The Admissions Office will be sure to contact you in the fall and spring and provide you with an AAN Manual. We look forward to working with you!

Phone No.:
E-mail address:
Please list
your local
high schools:

Best way to reach you: Home phone
Work phone
By e-mail


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Alumnae Daughters' Club

Daughters and granddaughters of Alumnae are invited to become a part of the Cedar Crest College Alumnae Daughters' Club!

Your daughter or granddaughter will become a senior in high school one day and will want to go to college. Unfortunately, daughters do not always listen to their mothers and grandmothers as much as they should, so the Cedar Crest College Admissions Office can help! Let us introduce your daughter or granddaughter to the Cedar Crest family and what we have to offer by enrolling her in the Alumnae Daughters' Club!

It is very easy. Please complete this registration form now!

By being a member of the Alumnae Daughters' Club, she will receive information about Cedar Crest as she approaches high school graduation. And thanks to you, she will be eligible for a Heritage Grant, a Cedar Crest College Program especially for daughters and granddaughters of Cedar Crest graduates.

Please help the Cedar Crest family grow as your family grows. If the future includes an addition to your family, please enroll your daughter as soon as possible.

Class Year:
Please indicate: Daughter
Daughter's/Granddaughter's Name:
Phone No.:
E-mail address:
Birth date:
Year of High School Graduation:


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Partners In Nursing (PIN)

A special initiative in support of the Nursing Program at Cedar Crest College.


Partners in Nursing (P.I.N.) was introduced at Cedar Crest College in Fall 1995 by a Steering Committee of nursing alumnae, faculty and college representatives.


The purpose of P.I.N. is to establish and maintain a source of funding in support of activities that will enhance the education of nursing students at Cedar Crest College.

Major Activities

Among the activities supported by P.I.N. include:

Additional funding will provide for expansion of activities to include Student Recognition Awards, purchase of teaching materials, and community interdisciplinary lectures.

Source of Funding

Through the generosity of nursing alumnae, other healthcare professionals, faculty, and community leaders, Partners in Nursing has received contributions of more than $200,000 since its inception in 1995.

Gifts to P.I.N. are tax deductible and are administered by the Institutional Advancement Office of Cedar Crest College.

Contributions can be made online or sent to:
Partners In Nursing
Cedar Crest College
100 College Drive
Allentown, PA 18104

To be added to the mailing list or for more information, please contact:
Dr. Anne O. Winkler
Chairman, Steering Committee
(610) 606-4609 or e-mail:alumnae@cedarcrest.edu

Partners in Nursing Steering Committee
Anne Okal Winkler '51, Chair
Samuel Miranda, Jr '81, Vice Chairman
Marion Kayhart, Secretary
Michele Belovich-Faust '80
LeeAnn Bortz '98
Carol Anne Bury '82
Susan Seccombe Cox '73
Melinda Large Guinard '00
Karen Marzen Groller '00
Sharon Melincavage
Josephine Mitchell Ritz '61
Helen Daday Sipes '75
Laura Bechhold Watson '78
Lisa A. Wetzel '97



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Last Updated: 2/27/12