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2018 recap: Alumnae came MoHome for Reunion 2018
During the last two weekends in May, we welcomed back nearly 1,600 alumnae from classes ending in eights and threes plus the class of 2016, Frances Perkins Scholars and all alumnae/i who hold graduate degrees from Mount Holyoke. Generations spanning nearly a century traveled from across the globe to reconnect with each other and the idyllic campus they still call home.
Alumnae visited favorite professors and attended Back-to-Class sessions. They toured the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and Abbey Memorial Chapel, returned to their favorite spot in Williston Library, and stopped at the Odyssey Bookshop to purchase new MHC gear. Friends came together over M & Cs and, for the first time, shared meals in the new Dining Commons. And, of course, everyone donned their white for a rousing parade through campus.
Acting President and President-elect Sonya Stephens updated alumnae about current initiatives at the College and spent time with several classes over breakfasts, social hours and dinners. “As you walk these paths again, my hope for each of you is that you will find connection to the College, and to each other, in ways that reignite in you memories and excitement, as well as the joy and intellectual stimulation of this community,” she said in her address at the Annual Meeting.
Mount Holyoke alumnae played a huge role in planning the festivities. Each returning class organized dinners, social hours, dances and other special programming, including an alumnae choir performance and even a rugby game. Paired with the Alumnae Association’s events, such as the Welcome Ceremony for New Alumnae, the Laurel Parade and the Old-Fashioned Community Picnic, Mount Holyoke reunion is a very special event.
More than 30 awards bestowed to alumnae
The Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College congratulates the 2018 alumnae award winners who have taken the values of Mount Holyoke College out into the world, as well as donated their time, expertise and service to the Alumnae Association and the College.