Welcome to the Smith Class of 1955 Website

Hello Classmates:

Happy New Year! Almost 70 years ago we showed up in Northampton eager to begin our freshman year at Smith College. Now our 65th Reunion has come and gone! Though disappointing for all who had been planning and anticipating an on-site Smith College campus event,  still over 90 classmates “attended” the Virtual Reunion in May.  Now the On-Line Reunion Webinar is available to all! Thanks to our 2015-20 Class President Sally Greeley Bailey  & Vice-President Sally Gooch Paynter,  1955 Class Officers, and the 1955 Reunion Committee whoSmith Class President made our On-Line 65th Reunion such a success. Read their new message to our class with exciting information about our Class of 1955 donation to the the Neilsen Library!

During the summer and fall months our Class reorganized, as you can see by the revised pages. The “Sallys” are now Co-Presidents, Katie Cowen Weldon is Class Secretary, Jan Carlson Oresman is Planned Giving Chair, Alice Wayland Cruikshank is Memorial Chair, and Special Gift Fundraisers are Edie Stenhouse Bingham, Barbara Stein Scott, and Linda Ekstrom Stanley.  We no longer require a Treasurer, House Reps Chair or Annual Giving Chair.

Our Fall 2020 Newsletter was mailed to all classmates and all living classmates have received a new bright green 1955 Directory.  Names are current but happily there’s a reverse list of classmates with maiden names! Plus we still have our terrific 50th Reunion Yearbook compiled and edited by Sally Gooch Paynter in 2005.  Wonderful memories abound and are so enjoyable to read!

Stay well and Carpe Diem!

January, 2021

Smith 1955 Reunion