A member of the Five College Consortium, Mount Holyoke is located in South Hadley, Mass. The school was founded by Mary Lyon, a nineteenth century pioneer in education. In 1834, Lyon founded the Wheaton Female Seminary in nearby Norton. That’s now Wheaton College. Three years later she founded Mount Holyoke and served as its first president (or “principal”) for 12 years. Yea, she was a boss. In 2004, Mount Holyoke hosted the U.S. Women’s Open on its 18-hole golf course, the Orchards. In the same year it was also the nation’s top producer of Fulbright Scholars.