45th Reunion


Smith 45 Canvas Bag_2

It was wonderful to see so many of you at Reunion.  Here are a few highlights of the weekend.

For a list of attendees   Reunion Registrations  (Password hint:First Name of our commencement speaker)

Having trouble opening this file?  Send an email to Connie Herrick Weiss

Mary Jane Gurdziel’s photos will give you a glimpse of the fun and the campus, which was looking especially lovely.  View them here: 45th Reunion

Art MuseumOur class-sponsored offerings were well attended and much enjoyed.  Thank you Kiki Smith, Susan Brundage, Ellen Lee and Shaunie Towers for running them.  And didn’t it feel great to be the hit of the Alumnae Parade (“if we must say so ourselves”)!!!  We received many accolades for our signs, scarves and colorful bags enlivened by Sally Cruikshank’s amusing take on the Abbey Road album cover.  If you missed reunion and would like a bag, let us know.

The Survey crew surpassed even our very high expectations, making serious data come alive in an entertaining and informative presentation at the Friday night dinner.  Thank you Mimi Zaugg, Sandy Cate and team.  For the results and survey instrument see the Class Survey Page

On Saturday we hosted eight of our favorite faculty members for dinner, thanks to the efforts of Holly Falik and Betsy Johnson.  We closed the evening with a slide show and audio clip from Gloria Steinem’s commencement speech, complete with personal greetings to the class from Gloria and regrets that she was unable to join us in person.  Carol Mann assures us that Gloria will be there to greet us at the 50th.  Click Words from Gloria to view the show.

BreakfastThanks for everyone who pitched in to keep our headquarters stocked with snacks and libations and to Anne Thistle who collected book recommendations on a bulletin board.  Check it out at Recommended books If you’d like to add to this list send an email to Connie Herrick Weiss

Congratulations to the new class officers elected to serve for the next five years led by Pinki Fontein and Cheryl Winter Lewy, co-presidents.  For the full Team50 and minutes from the class meeting click here:  Smith College Class of 1971 Minutes

And kudos to Angelica Light for amassing a record breaking class gift of $670,804 with 51% of the class participating.  Wow!

Donna’s Sunday morning Service of Remembrance brought this memorable weekend to a poignant close. Thank you Mary O’Keefe Kellogg and Randi Gronningsater Stroh for your moving performances and to classmates who spoke so eloquently about their departed friends.

LunchWe were sorry to miss those of you who couldn’t attend, but we know we will see you at the 50th!

With love and admiration from your reunion co-chairs Sarah Peskin and Donna Smerlas



2016 - Smith College Reunion Two