Please join us this November for our 2017 Women's Network Weekend. This year's conference will celebrate our alumni working in education. Our keynote speakers are Emer O'Dwyer ’92 and Chloe Taft Kang ’01. The weekend will also feature an alumnae panel and workshops. We hope you will be able to return to St. Andrew's for this weekend of inspiration and connection with our current students, alumni, parents, and faculty. For more information, please contact Director of Events Kathy Mitchell at

Schedule of Events


12:45 p.m.—Chloe Taft Kang ’01, keynote speaker, duPont Memorial Chapel, Founders Hall

6:45 p.m.—Dinner with Class of 2018 & Alumni Participants, O’Brien Arts Center

8:00 p.m.—Emer O'Dwyer '92, keynote speaker, Engelhard Hall, O’Brien Arts Center

9:30 p.m.—Reception for Alumni, Parents & Faculty, Tad and Elizabeth’s Home


8:00 a.m—Continental Breakfast, O’Brien Arts Center

8:30 a.m.—Alumnae Panel, Engelhard Hall, O’Brien Arts Center

10:15 a.m.—Workshops Led by Alumni, Campus Locations TBA

11:45 a.m.—Lunch, Dining Hall, Founders Hall

2:00 p.m.—Cannon Game, Varsity Football Field

Keynote Speakers

Emer O'Dwyer ’92
BA, Harvard University, 1997
PhD, History & East Asian Languages, Harvard University, 2007

Emer O’Dwyer ’92 is Associate Professor of History and East Asian Studies at Oberlin College. An historian of twentieth century Japan, O’Dwyer is the author of Significant Soil: Settler Colonialism and Japan’s Urban Empire in Manchuria (Harvard University Asia Center Press, 2015). She is at work on a second book project on popular political activism in Japan’s first postwar decade.

Chloe Taft Kang ’01
BA, Williams College, 2005
PhD, American Studies, Yale University, 2015

Chloe is the author of From Steel to Slots: Casino Capitalism in the Postindustrial City (Harvard University Press, 2016), a historical and ethnographic look at economic change in a former steel town now host to an industrial-themed casino. Her writing has appeared in the Journal of Planning History, The American Scholar, Next City, and Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology (Belt Publishing, 2017), among other venues. She serves as a lecturer in U.S. history at Lake Forest College, where she has taught the undergraduate history seminar Inequality and Reform: U.S. 1865-1920. Previously, Chloe worked as a journalist in Washington, D.C. and taught urban studies as a Mellon Postdoctoral Associate in the Integrated Humanities at Yale. Chloe lives in Chicago with her husband Jason and son Miles.

Workshop Leaders

Andy Hamlin ’71
Ashton Richards ’78
Louisa (Hemphill) Zendt ’78
Lou (O'Brien) Berl ’84
Kathy (DeMarco) Van Cleve ’84
Pier Kooistra ’85
Andrew Meyer ’86
Chris Odden ’86
Julio Tuma ’87
Peter Hoopes ’89
Alec McCandless ’89
Sara O'Connor ’89
Chauncy (Gardner) Pogue ’89
Jennifer (Beams) Sheppard ’89
Liza (Wallace) Becker ’90
Niki Smith ’90
Alexandra (von Raab) Raby ’91
Hardy Gieske ’92
Joy McGrath '92
Emer O'Dwyer ’92
Lori Unruh Snyder ’92
Tucker H. Foehl ’93
Tammy Small ’93
Katie Forrestal ’94
Andrew Mahlstedt ’94
Andrew Sykes ’95
Will Porter '96
Jessica Reid ’96
Harvey Johnson ’97
Ben Kennedy ’97
Carly Schneider ’98
Dave Sykes ’99
Emily Pfeiffer-Russell ’00
Kodi Shay ’00
Matt Wolinski ’00
Chloe Taft Kang ’01
Robbie Pennoyer ’01
Ashley Gosnell ’02
Anna Hickman ’02
Searcy (Milam) Morgan ’02
Kara A. Zarchin ’02
Giselle Furlonge ’03
Frances Ramirez ’03
Richard DeSalvo ’04
Cuth Hutton ’04
Matthew Roach ’04
Sam Baroody ’05
Janine Cuervo
Jennifer Cuervo ’06
Joy Doyle ’06
Bayly Buck ’07
Nicola D. Fleischer ’07
Kate Hardwick ’07
Kathryn Orfuss ’07
Hadley Roach ’07
Grace H. Gahagan ’10
Leda Strong ’10
Forrest Brown '11
Libby Lakeman ’12
Annie McClements ’12

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