The Wellesley Effect

Celebrating 75 Years of the Wellesley Club of Houston

1941 - 2016

Join us for a panel discussion of the effect Wellesley has had on Houston alumnae and, in turn, the effect they have had on our community

Special Guest Speaker

14th President of Wellesley College

Paula A. Johnson

Our Panelists

Georgina Newmark Armstrong '00 - Wellesley Club of Houston, past president, medical researcher

Lurinda (Winnie) Mack Davis '54 - Wellesley Club of Houston & Wellesley Club of Milwaukee, past president, merchandiser, volunteer

Eva Moldovanyi '77 - Wellesley Club of Houston, co-president, oil & gas geologist

Alvia J. Wardlaw '69 - Wellesley College trustee, Alumnae Achievement Award recipient, art historian

Elizabeth Lee '97 (moderator) - Wellesley College Alumnae Association, board member, international broadcaster

Event Details

Schedule of Events

1:00 PM - Registration opens

1:30 PM - Welcome & Panel Discussion on The Wellesley Effect

2:30 PM - Intermission

2:50 PM - Introduction & Special Guest Speaker President Paula A. Johnson

3:40 PM - Remarks from Resources and Public Affairs & the Alumnae Association

4:00 PM - Reception | cocktails & hors d'oeuvres | alumnae photos

5:30 PM - Reception concludes


Gift Bags: Exclusive mementos for all.
Panel discussion:  Houston alumnae in diverse fields and from multiple generations discuss the effect that being part of the Wellesley community in Houston and beyond has had on their lives, and how they in turn have affected their communities.
Prize Draw: Wellesley Club of Houston members must be present at the reception to be eligible for a random drawing of A Wellesley Welcome, a book of all things uniquely Wellesley commissioned to welcome and honor President Johnson in the fall of 2016. President Johnson will inscribe the copy at the event.
Attire:  Business casual to festive.  Wellesley blue or class colors encouraged.

Volunteer:  Share your time or expertise.  We are recruiting greeters, photographers and other helping hands.

Event Details



Saturday, 04/8/17 at 1:00pm - 5:30pm | iCal


The Hobby Center for Performing Arts, Zilkha Hall
800 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77002

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Registration Deadline: March 29, 2017

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Spouses, partners, parents, and friends are all welcome as guests at the hosting alumna’s registration (non)/member level.


Sponsor Benefits: Sponsors will be listed in our program, receive a complimentary garage parking voucher, and 20 percent of their ticket price will be contributed to the Wellesley Club of Houston Scholarship Fund on their behalf.

Getting There: Valet parking is available for $25 in The Hobby Center’s circle drive off Bagby Street. Garage self-parking is $12, and is located immediately adjacent to the complex with entrances from both Rusk and Walker Streets. There is a performance in the large theater on the same day so parking may be limited. If you need a ride or would like to offer a ride, contact

Underwritten by the Wellesley College Resources and Public Affairs Office, Wellesley College Alumnae Association, and Wellesley Club of Houston.