Elizabeth C. Mackey, '75, is the founder of women's squash at
Franklin & Marshall College. Mackey was a member and co-captain
of the first varsity squash team that won its first regular season
match at Wesleyan 8-3.
Before the team made the jump to varsity status, she was on the court in F&M's first match as a club against Penn, and played in the 1974 and 1975 NIRSA Championships. She also participated in F&M's first Howe Cup appearance at Yale in 1973.
Mackey was the first woman to serve as president of the Alumni Association, assuming the post in 1982, 13 years after the College moved to co-education. In 1990, the Alumni Medal was bestowed upon Mackey in recognition of sustained, distinguished and outstanding service to the College. Mackey was the natural selection to chair this year's Legacy of Women Homecoming Committee, when the College is celebrating 40 years of coeducation.
Mackey is a Senior Manager in Business Development for Microsoft, and is married to Jim Campbell '78. Their son, Alex, is a second-year MBA candidate at the University of Chicago. Mackey has discovered her adventurous side in her adult life, taking up skydiving at 53. She has also rafted the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.