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In recognition of her exemplary volunteer history and support of both alumni and students of color at Macalester, Shelley Carthen Watson '82 is our Macbassador of the Month for June.
Watson has served in a wide variety of leadership roles at the college, including serving on the Board of Trustees, the Alumni Board, and four Reunion planning committees, as well as on this year's Alumni of Color Reunion planning committee. She is an active host parent for the Alumni of Color Host Family Program, where she mentors first-year students of color at Macalester. She also is a loyal financial supporter of the college.
"Macalester was a life-changing experience for me, in great part because of alumni, and I want to do my part in providing that experience for future students, particularly students of color," says Watson, "whether it be by engaging alumni of color, raising funds for financial aid, connecting students with mentors, or helping with recruiting."