What’s in a Name?

Student publications suite honors Lynn Hume Stuart ’60. 

Lynn Hume Stuart ’60, who received an Alumnae Achievement Award in 2012, is the namesake of the College’s student publication suite, a gift made in her honor by her husband, Bill Stuart.

Lynn Hume Stuart ’60, who received an Alumnae Achievement Award in 2012, is the namesake of the College’s student publication suite, a gift made in her honor by her husband, Bill Stuart.

A suite of offices for student-run publications has been named for an alumna who was a writer herself and a longtime friend of the College.

The Lynn Hume Stuart ’60 Publications Suite on the second floor of the Student Center provides dedicated workspace for the operations of student publications, including the student newspaper, The Sundial, and Hail, Muse! Etc., an annual publication of poetry, prose, artwork, and photography. The suite was given in memory of Lynn by her husband, Bill Stuart, in recognition of Lynn’s philanthropy and devotion to the College.

Lynn served the College in many ways, including as a member of the Board of Trustees for 10 years. The College honored her with an Alumnae Achievement Award in 2012, just a few weeks before she passed away.

“She really loved to write, especially poetry, and she was good at that,” Bill said. “When they dedicated the Student Center, they said they still had some naming opportunities left. Lynn has done a lot of things on campus and for the College, but her name was not anywhere. I thought this would be a perfect way to honor her.”

The publications suite is already enriching student life. “Having a dedicated space for publications on campus is important because it adds a sense of professionalism to the attitudes of those students who work on the publications,” said Grace Gardiner ’15.

“The space,” she said, “has made me feel as if the work I’m doing on the paper or on the literary magazine matters and thus motivates me to live up to that sense of professionalism by publishing high-quality work.”

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