Alumnae Spotlight showcases amazing Laurel women and the paths they have charted since graduation.
Whether they are doctors, designers, artists, authors, scientists, lawyers, teachers, entrepreneurs, engineers, pharmacists, or civic activists or volunteers, Laurel women inhabit nearly all careers and corners of the world helping to make it a better place.
Our alumnae and the journeys that they have taken speak to the essence of a Laurel education and what makes this School and the community of women who call it their own distinctive. This space highlights their fascinating lives and the mountains they continue to move.
If you would like to be featured in our Alumnae Spotlight, or know of an alumna who might, please email Megan Findling.
For Pam Smith Viscione ’79 the word retirement connotes reduced activity and contribution, but that sure doesn’t describe her life since “retiring.” In fact, she’s busier than she ever was as a supply chain executive! After studying engineering at Princeton University at a time when there were few women and even fewer African-American women in the field, she began her 35-year career at Procter & Gamble. Now, in a new chapter of her life, Pam continues to take on new challenges and learning opportunities as she works on a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change at Antioch University (she recently earned her M.B.A. from Northern Kentucky University). She also helps her son with a new business start-up, manages family properties and plays on two tennis teams! Read on as Pam shares how her Laurel experience helped develop her ability to manage being the “other” in life situations and why it’s important to invest in relationships with people who are different from you.