U.S. Postal Stamp Honoring Katharine Hepburn ’28 Unveiled at Campus Center Ceremony

Posted May 13th, 2010 at 12:50 pm.

hepburn-stamp Bryn Mawr celebrated the issuance of a new Katharine Hepburn postal stamp at the Campus Center on Wednesday, May 12 (Read more about the stamp in an earlier story).

President Jane McAuliffe was joined by Bryn Mawr Post Master Kathy Sipple in making remarks at the event.

During her speech, McAuliffe noted Hepburn’s 1973 comment to a group of Bryn Mawr undergraduates, “Bryn Mawr isn’t plastic, it isn’t nylon, it’s pure gold. … I came here by the skin of my teeth; I got in and by the skin of my teeth I stayed. It was the best thing I ever did. Bryn Mawr was my springboard into adult life. I discovered that you can do anything if you work hard enough. I feel that I was enormously lucky to come here. I am very proud when I see the name, very proud.”

McAuliffe then added, “Bryn Mawr was very lucky to have Katharine Hepburn and we are proud, very proud, to be celebrating her today.”

The event drew a standing-room only crowd and was covered by Philadelphia television and radio news.

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