March 2011 - Libby Snelson '78

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Past Alumni Board president, first-year dinner host, Reunion committee member, Macalester College Pipe Band fan, and owner of the most extensive collection of tartan clothing this side of Edinburgh, Libby Snelson '78 is Macbassador of the month.

Libby finishes her second term on the Alumni Board this year. "I hear from alums of all generations, unprompted, 'Macalester changed my life,' and that applies to me too," Libby says. "Emily Rosenberg, Ellis Dye, and other Macalester professors opened up the world to me years ago, and the college needs all of our support to make that happen for students today and tomorrow."

In addition to her diligence in connecting the broader alumni community with the college, Libby has supported current students financially nearly every year since she graduated in 1978. Today, she and her husband Brett Gemlo '78 are members of the Grand Society.

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