Reunion 2011

Highlights of Reunion and Commencement Weekend and All Reunion Weekend

Alumnae from the classes ending in 1 and 6 came back to Smith in 2011, with the class of ’61 celebrating their 50th Reunion. The earliest class to return was the class of ’36, celebrating their 75th Reunion, and the class of 2006 returned to campus for their first. In addition to traditional events like the Alumnae Parade and the Senior Strawberry Celebration, many panel discussions, lectures, and workshops were held. Below are highlights from the two weekends.

2011 senior strawberry celebration
Senior Strawberry Celebration
Video of Smith’s class of 2011—and soon-to-be alumnae—celebrating their last day of classes.

2011 ivy day parade video
Ivy Day Parade
Video highlights of the 2011 Ivy Day Parade held during Reunion and Commencement Weekend, which included the classes of 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, and the graduating class of 2011.

Ivy Day 2011 slide show
Ivy Day Slide Show
Highlights of the Ivy Day Parade and Ceremony

Jewels Rhode ’11
A New Alumna
Video of Jewels Rhode '11, 2011 Ivy Day Speaker, as she talks about what being an alumna of Smith College means to her.

All Reunion weekend video
Alumnae Parade, All Reunion Weekend
Video highlights of the Alumnae Parade, with the classes of 1936, 1941, 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, and 1981.

All Reunion weekend slide show
All Reunion Weekend Slide Show
Highlights of the 2011 All Reunion Weekend Alumnae Parade and Ceremony.

sign from reunion 2011
Signs of the Times
A slide show of some of the best signs seen during Reunion 2011.

Alumnae Volunteer Awards Ceremony 2011
Class Volunteer Awards
Video presentation of the 2011 Alumnae Association Class Volunteer Awards by Lois Hoffman Thompson ’66, AASC Board of Directors.

Members of the panel, "Change and Turmoil"
“Change and Turmoil: The ’60s and ’70s Experience at Smith”
Video of the panel discussion on what it was like to be a student at Smith during the turbulent decades of the ’60s and ’70s. Participants included Anne Mollegen Smith ’61, Lindy Hough ’66, Randi Gronningsater Stroh ’71, and Frances Grace ’76. Moderated by President Carol Christ.

Panel, "Change and Turmoil"
Times of Turmoil and Transformation

A look at the panel “Change and Turmoil: The ’60s and ’70s Experience at Smith.”

Karen Russo
“A Reporter’s View from New Delhi”
Video of Karen Russo ’96, ABC bureau chief, Mumbai, India, delivering the Alumnae College Keynote Presentation, May 13, 2011.

Sherley Young
“It’s All About Empowerment”
Video of Sherley Young ’61, volunteer leader for Habitat for Humanity International, delivering the Alumnae College Keynote Presentation, May 20, 2011.