To say Wellesley had a life-changing "effect" is an understatement. Now at age 85, I find it hard to imagine my life without Wellesley. Intellectually? I learned to use the brain God and my parents gave me. Emotionally? I grew up to deal with life's unpredictable joys and sorrows. Self-image? I gained confidence to use my strengths to the fullest in my career at the College and my continuing volunteer roles.