Lulu Chow Wang, Wellesley College alumna, Wall Street pioneer, and big-time donor to her alma mater, stopped by the school’s campus center, affectionately known as “the Lulu” to meet and greet students and pose for some selfies. I stopped by the campus center, designed and constructed with Wang and her husband’s 2002 record-breaking $25 million gift to Wellesley, to bask in the glow of the rock-star herself.
There was lots of laughter as the seniors lined up, red flowers in hand to represent their class color, for their chance to stand next to their campus center’s namesake. Ms. Wang mentioned that purple was her class color and told students that “Your color stays with you for life. I always wear purple when I come to campus.” As the students smiled for the camera they were relaxed and happy, as students tend to be when they have finished their final exams and graduation draws near.
Wang has a full schedule while she’s here in town. The founder and CEO of Tupelo Capital Management (the company’s name is a nod to Tupelo Point, a favorite spot on campus and the setting for the College’s Hoop rolling tradition) will address the members of the Wellesley College Class of 2016 at Wellesley’s upcoming 138th Commencement Exercises. Then she will cut loose with the class of 1966 as those wild women celebrate their 50th reunion. Wearing purple, of course.
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