Teresa Gagnon Mellone begins this interview by discussing her early experiences at Pembroke, including freshman orientation week and the embarrasing experience of taking posture photographs. In Part 1, she also talks about the academic curriculum at Pembroke, her passion for languages, and the strict physical education requirement. In Part 2, she talks about the interactions between men and women, dress codes and rules on campus, dorm girls vs. city girls, her passion for teaching, and the positive female influences found in college.
In Part 3, Teresa discusses Pembroke traditions like Ivy Day and May Day, life in Germany with husband and family, and her teaching career abroad.
She continues to talk about teaching in Germany in Part 4.
In Part 5, she remembers teaching elementary school and getting her Masters in the US upon her return from Europe.
In Part 6, Teresa shares her opinion on the state of children’s education at the time of the interview and thendiscusses her involvement as an alumna. She concludes the interview by speaking of her children and grandchildren.