50th Reunion

Our incomparable Reunion Chair Sarah Peskin has put together a marvelous report on our 50th Reunion.  It captures the essence of our experience at Smith as students and the work and adjustments that Sarah, her team and the other class officers put together to make last year’s virtual reunion especially meaningful and memorable. View the 50th Reunion Report and Parade Video


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

  Make sure your email address is up to date in the College directory and check here for our recent class newsletters and Special Bulletins

Enjoy this graduation video from Mimi Zaugg: Graduation 1971

50th Reunion Book

Our 50th Reunion Book, now in production, will be a highlight of our virtual celebration. Featuring photos and personal stories of 328 classmates and essays on Topics of the Times, the book will provide a memorable record of a group of unforgettable women and the times we experienced together.

Books will be sent to all classmates with mailing addresses

Thanks to the dedicated work of every member of the Reunion Book team – editors, core team members and most especially our tireless house reps, it will include an unprecedented number of stories from our classmates.

Editors Sandy Cate and Margery Goldman say: Setting out from Smith 50 years ago, our class stood at the cutting edge of a world radically redefining who and what a woman could be.  Each of your stories has created our story-a remarkable account of the choices we’ve made and the paths we’ve taken.

Our Class Reunion Gift

Make sure to Follow this link for information about 50th Reunion Giving and details of our class priorities:

  • The Smith Fund
  • The Class of 1971 Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Participation

Remember, 67% of students receive financial aid from Smith and the average grant is $48,117.  The College, and the future leaders it will graduate rely on us to keep its offerings undiminished and it’s ability to serve women from all backgrounds uncompromised.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Virtual Reunion June 3-6, 2021

Your Reunion Book Team
Sandy Cate
Sarah Peskin
Margery Goldman
Karen Osar
Sue Burns Maltz
Karen Burke

The Reunion Book