Voices from Castle Point at the Samuel C. Williams Library was originally conceived to document the experiences of women at Stevens (first made coeducational in 1971) — a group underrepresented in the Archives and Special Collections.
In preparation for the 150th anniversary of Stevens in 2020, we have expanded the project to encompass all interested Stevens alumni. Each voice is important to the mission of providing a broader understanding of Stevens history with unique, individual perspectives for future generations.
Oral histories encompass the unique perspectives of individuals who might otherwise be absent from the historical record. Collecting and sharing these stories provides an invaluable glimpse into the past through the lens of human experience that serves to preserve the richness and diversity of our shared cultural heritage.
Malena Higuera was Stevens first Latin American woman to graduate.
Martha was amongst the first class of women admitted to Stevens in 1971.
Linda Vollkommer-Lynch was the first tenured female faculty and first female athletics coach at Stevens.
John Dalton talks about his first impression of Stevens, favorite classes and professors, and the climate on campus when the administration decided to tear down the historic building known as “Castle Stevens.”
Stevens alumni, Gerry Crispin (left) and Ed Eichhorn (right) met at Stevens and became lifelong friends (best men at each other's weddings!).
Joelle was accepted into Stevens and went through the intense six-week STEP Bridge summer program before she could start as a young freshman (at age 16!) before graduating with a degree in Engineering Management.
Vicente was the first President of the Latin American Club, graduated second in his class, and gave the salutatory address at his graduation.
Enrique Blanco was born in Cuba but lived all over the world until his family settled in New York City.
Michael Danon talks about his family's courageous journey to the United States as Jewish refugees and having happily graduated from Stevens.
To learn more about our oral history project, or to inquire about participating, please contact Leah Loscutoff, Head of Archives & Special Collections: [email protected]
We want to hear your story!