"Democracy works only if government officials act in the public interest rather than their own narrow self-interest."

"Considering the effects of your actions on the larger community is a critical part of citizenship, and Bryn Mawr's Honor Code nurtures and develops that habit. Bryn Mawr probably attracts students who have that tendency to begin with, but the Honor Code reinforces it. It's palpable in the atmosphere on campus; you can feel a very strong sense of community."

Bernadette Sargeant '83
Attorney,
Washington, DC

Major: history of art

Note: Bernadette Sargeant served as the junior class representative to the Bryn Mawr College Honor Board. A graduate of the University of Michigan's law school, she worked for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility and the House Ethics Committee before opening a private practice.

Bernadette Sargeant '83