About Us


Honora Raphael 
Elizabeth Westcott

Vice President
Elizabeth Case

Eileen Selsky

Monica Ranniger

Board of Directors

Dorothy Desmond

Kelcey Otten

Lacey Tompkins

Director Emerita

Elizabeth Shwal


Who We Are
BCCNY is the oldest continuously operating alumnae organization at Barnard College. Formed in 1926, one of the Club’s founders was Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger, matriarch of The New York Times. BCCNY fosters networking among alumnae of all classes and interests through its cultural and educational programs.  The BCCNY Scholarship Fund was created in 1952 and supports a deserving Barnard student with an annual scholarship. The annual scholarship is generated by the interest earned on the fund.

In January 2015, BCCNY made a $1000 contribution to the BCCNY Scholarship Fund in memory of its devoted member, Ellen Rae Batt ’56, who passed away on December 5, 2014.  Ellen served as BCCNY Vice President, Chair of the Nominating Committee and Activities Co-Chair during her 35 years as an active member.  Ellen often said that it was only because of a scholarship from Barnard College that she was able to attend Barnard following her father’s untimely death when she was a high school senior.  She went on to obtain a Ph.D degree from Columbia University in biology and to teach at the college level for over forty years.  We are sure that Ellen would be pleased to have her name attached to this contribution to help a current deserving Barnard student realize her full potential.