Are you ready for our 40th Reunion
May 17th – 20th, 2018?

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Class Reunion Program
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College Reunion Schedule

Break out those old Albums, Dig out the yearbook
and get ready to Rock ‘n Roll!


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Smith College Class of 1978 40th Reunion


1978 Top 40

What are your Top 40 Favorites?
What will you be Parading to?

Program Highlights and Reminders


Our Next Phase: Purpose in our 60s

Saturday May 19, 3:30 – 5:00 PM

As members of the Class of ’78, we left Smith College at a unique time for women. As we now proceed into our 60s, what can and does purpose look like for us? How can we be resources to one another? Our panelists will share their own journeys, and their personal/professional perspectives. There is no template for this for our generation of women; we look forward to this start to a meaningful, ongoing discussion and Q&A.

Kate Lehman, Substance use assessment and counseling.  Has counseled with Hazeldon/Betty Ford.  Now, also in private practice

Debra Barger, Dean of Continuing Education at California State University, Chico.

Tanya Denckla Cobb, Director, Institute for Environmental Negotiation, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Cindy Kohlbry, Principal at Executive Bridge/ Conley Search.  Executive recruiting and search

Pipier Smith-Mumford, retired. Educator, school principal, community activist and adjunct professor at Harvard


Grace Lowe Russak, Senior Director, BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Laurie Hughes,  retired. Music & entertainment law attorney



Other Class of 1978 Reunion Activities:

Bike the Norwottuck Rail Trail Northampton to Amherst – 1:30-3:30 Meet outside Campus Center facing Elm St. with a Bike.  Ride will be lead by Classmate Diana Lane Calligan.  Bring a bike, or reserve one for rental at the Northampton Bike Shop. or call 413-586-3810 to reserve. $25 rental fee.  Ride is weather permitting!

Tea & Talk, Friday at 4, King LR,    Bring your old yearbooks, current photo’s and catch up with Tea and Goodies in the Living Room.

Paradise Pond – Boating for the Class of 1978, Saturday 1-3.  Grab your sandwich at Chapin and head over to the hill at Paradise Pond (rain location is King LR), and relax….then take a spin on Paradise Pond in a kayak, canoe or stand up paddle board…. rowboats may be available as well!

Exercise Class – Saturday morning 6:45 in the King/Laura Scales Courtyard, rain location King LR.  Get Going! Led by Classmate Joyce Davis

Bird Watching Walk of Campus – Sunday morning 7:15, meet in King LR.  Walk led by classmate Sandi McRae Duchesne – Bring Binoculars!

What to Bring to Campus:

  1. White or Off-White to wear to the Ivy Day Parade
  2. Your red pashima from our last reunion if you have it
  3. Photo’s, Yearbook & memories from Smith or prior reunions
  4. Clothes to go “boating in” or exercise class or bike ride…. cocktail & dinner wear
  5. Bike or reserve one for rental at Northampton bike shop if you want to do the Friday Bike Ride
  6. Binoculars & comfortable walking shoes if you want to do the Sunday Bird walk
  7. Leave valuables at HOME – no locks on the bedroom doors
  8. Flip flops & a robe for the hallway bathrooms
  9. Towel, sheets, blanket, pillow and pillow cases ARE provided


Your Reunion Committee

House Representatives

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