Welcome to the Smith Class of 1955 Website

Hello Classmates:

Welcome back to our updated Class of 1955 website! I came across this Helen Hokinson cartoon a while back–it still says it all, right? Autumnal days are here and soon those leaves will start to fall. How beautiful it could be in Northampton and how grey and chilly it was too when we might be homesick or thinking we had fallen behind in our studies!  We were so young and no doubt so naive–with our lives all before us with its many happy and sad  times yet to come.

72 years ago we showed up in Northampton eager to begin our freshman year at Smith College. Our 65th Reunion has come and gone! (Time to think of our 70th !!) Actually over 90 classmates “attended” the Virtual Reunion in May.  The On-Line Reunion Webinar is still available to all!  Many thanks to Sally Greeley Bailey  & Sally Gooch Paynter,  1955 Class Presidents and the 1955 Reunion Committee who made our On-Line 65th Reunion such a success.

The “Sallys” continue as 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. And I labor on as your Class “Web Maven”.

All living classmates have received a bright green 1955 Directory.  Names were current as of 2020 — fortunately a reverse list of classmates with maiden names is included! Plus we still have our terrific 50th Reunion Yearbook compiled and edited by Sally Gooch Paynter in 2005.  Wonderful memories abound!

Stay well and Carpe Diem!

Mary Rose (Pattee) Caldwell Schlatter

September,  2023

Smith 1955 Reunion