In 1896 the first Y.W.C.A. was formed in Carlisle in addition to the Y.M.C.A. Mary S. Dunn, the State Secretary of the Y.W.C.A., visited Carlisle in 1895 and began organizing the association. The Y.W.C.A. included in its membership all the ladies of the college and preparatory school, as well as some of the alumnae. Ladies from the school that were chosen to run it were Mary Thompson as president, Frances Logan as Vice-President, Anna Isenberg as Corresponding Secretary, Grace Vale as Treasurer, and Helen R. Horn as Recording Secretary.
A picture of the junior class of 1896 is shown in the 1895 Microcosm. In the photograph it includes the images of the five women of the class, Mary L. Billings, Anna E. Isenberg, Frances C. Logan, Mary Thompson and Mary Wilcox. Under the class officers, Mary Thompson is listed as being the class poetess. There is also a section included in the Microcosm that lists some fun facts about the junior class. For Mary Billings it lists that she is only 16, her favorite pastime is rowing and that in the future she wants to become a teacher.