Smith Class of 1971

Thank you everyone for making our Virtual 50th Reunion a huge success. If you missed one of our class programs, or want to watch it again, follow the links below:

Class of 1971 Reunion Events Recordings

Making Waves: Then and Now – Thursday, June 3 from 3 – 4:30 EDT

Presentations from the reunion team, followed by Prof. Carrie Baker & Yacine Fall ’21 on Smith Now and Sandy Cate and Margery Goldman on the Reunion Book experience.

Act II of Gloria: A Life  – Sunday, June 6 from 4 – 5 PM EDT

Our own participatory Talking Circle inspired by the Broadway play about Gloria Steinem, led by its author Emily Mann, and introduced by her sister Carol Mann ‘71. The PBS Great Performances recording of the play was available for viewing from May 24 – June 9 and is still available for PBS Passport members.

Please note that recordings of College programs are posted at: Virtual Reunion website

 See Our ’71 Parade Signs Reunion Parade

50th Reunion Book

Thank you everyone for submitting your stories for our 50th Reunion Book, a highlight of our celebration.  Your response has been phenomenal and we’ve received 328 individual submissions!  These will appear in the Book along with your photos and much more.  The Book team is pleased to announce that the publication will be sent to all classmates for whom they have mailing addresses – currently 478 of us – and will include entries from quite a few who left Smith to become the first women undergraduates when a number of peer institutions went coed.

House Reps

Anne Nickel Curtin and Sue Brundage, House Rep Coordinators report that the house reps are doing a great job of reunion cheerleading.  We thank them and all the house reps for encouraging their housemates to submit Reunion Book bios, and organizing ZOOM mini-reunions.


Smith Fund

As Smith students, we received a world-class education that enabled us to live lives of distinction and purpose.  Now the cause of educating women of promise to be leaders needs you.  Will you consider becoming a champion for women’s education by making a gift this year and each year? Click here for more info Our  easy guide to giving shows how each of us can significantly multiply our giving to make our 50th class gift Guide to Giving  Click here to give now.

Smith Fund Co-Chair Angelica Didier Light
Smith Fund Co-Chair Suzy Ross McDowell
Planned Giving Chair Deborah Lans

October 2022 Newsletter

Check out an essay by Jane Torrey – Meet your Classmates

For future class communications make sure we have your current email address.  The easiest way is to verify your address on the alumnae website Alumnae Address If you do not want the college to have your email address please send an email with your address to   Smith Class of 1971

Celebrating Milestone Birthdays

Check back next month for more information!


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