Alumnae

Are you an Alumna? Want to contact WASA? Please email us at wellesleyafricans@gmail.com

You can also reach us by snail mail:

Wellesley African Students’ Association,
21 Wellesley College Rd,
Wellesley, MA, 02481
-OR-
Harambee House,
ATTN: Wellesley African Students’ Association,
106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA, 02481

The Wellesley African Students’ Association has alumnae as diverse as the African continent itself in addition to non-African nationals. Whether an international student coming from the African continent or 1st generation living in the USA, WASA boasts African alumnae and members from/who ethnically or culturally represent:

North Africa

Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco

West Africa

Ghana, Nigeria, Niger, Cote D’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Liberia, Togo, Cape Verde

Central Africa

Rwanda, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo

East Africa

Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Tanzania, South Sudan, Burundi, Sudan

Southern Africa

Madagascar, Lesotho, Botswana, Zambia, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana


So we’ve asked Alumnae, “Do you have any stories to tell about your time at Wellesley as a WASA member?”

Wangui K., Class of 2013 says “hahahaha- that video that they use for Wellesley 100 where it’s Samantha and me rehearsing. Now let me tell you- this girl, they email her from the Admissions office saying there’s this crew recording stuff do y’all have something going on they can record. Now WASA generally begins to rehearse for Mamaland a few weeks (2 weeks? the day) before- and during E-board 10 people will sign up for a dance, and only 3 will come to rehearsal lol. So Sam tells me oh when we meet to rehearse some people will be recording, but I didn’t know who or which people. This girl, I show up rugged rugged like this, some chaka chaka jeans, tucked in a dress, and then they say they’re recording for the website tsktsktsktsktsk 😀 Anyway, the caption they put on that video is funny all by itself- ati they heard it is African dance and expected a large crowd only to find 2 people HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Other stories not so much- WASA kept me alive, and simultaneously at times, made me not want other people alive lol- but that is the nature of families I suppose. Wellesley would have been unimaginable without my WASA family.”