We are pleased to announce we now have online access to LEGENDA 1977. In addition, we have a new resource to help find classmates in the LEGENDA even if you don't know their Senior dorm. Click on the photo or the title above to read more and find the links.
The 45th Reunion connected and reconnected 108 classmates from the Class of 1977. Thank you to the Reunion Planning Committee, led by Susan Stone, for innovative programs that made everyone feel welcome and engaged in the celebration!
Our post-Reunion survey reveals that we really enjoyed the special spark and connection our Reunion Planning Committee created: the Saturday night disco theme, decorations, and costume contest; the photo booth; dancing, dancing, dancing. Afterwards, many of us returned to Bates, where we had an ice cream social and watched Linda Coulombe Roybal’s skillful rendering of the photos and videos we had sent her in what would become: Our Stories, Our Voices, Part One. If you submitted material for the video and did not see it in Part One, it will definitely be in Part Two.
Sixty-four classmates responded to the survey. Many respondents mentioned our Virtually Verdant online programs as one of the reasons they decided to attend this reunion. The virtual connections made during the pandemic inspired them to return to Wellesley. We plan on keeping our virtual community alive and flourishing by continuing to offer opportunities to share our interests. Special mention was made of the Wellesley Racial Justice Initiative, which celebrated its fifth year, thanks to the dedication of its founders, Michele Tinsley Leonard, Jessica Strauss, and Sherry Zitter. Laura Becker-Lewke’s labyrinth and Helen Kriz Marshall’s In Memoriam wall provided a time to reflect and remember.
Click here to see the survey results!
Everyone enjoyed Friday’s cocktail hour, Sunday’s Alumnae Parade, Step Singing, and lectures and tours. We loved the chance to be on campus together, to walk around Lake Waban, and visit old haunts.
We have proved ourselves remarkable in our recent gifts to the College. Mary O'Loughlin Rafferty, Co-Wellesley Fund Representative, expresses her sincere thanks and kudos to ‘77 for breaking a class fundraising record with the 45th Reunion. Class giving for the 12 months ending June 2022 reached 56.6% participation — a new high! It also included 27 Durant donors, and one generous classmate committed to giving $300,000 over the next five years. Our 45th Reunion gift totaled a whopping $1.89 million and represented the five years of contributions since our 40th Reunion in 2017. Gifts large and small all make a difference and are greatly appreciated. Special thanks to Frannie Wallace Robertson, who served as our Wellesley Fund Representative for the last five years.
Avis Hodge Seals set up the Class of 1977 Photo Repository.
We urge all of you to add to the wealth of memories Avis’s page holds. Send the photos on your phone to Avis’s link!
Don't miss the hilarious pictures of our classmates hamming it up in the Photo Booth.
In addition, see how we are staying in touch through our Virtually Verdant sessions highlighted below and click on the titles to read more.
Check out photos from our first two Destination Mini-reunions in Vancouver and Santa Fe at the bottom of this page. Also at the bottom, select 'Update Your Profile' to ensure we have your current email and that your other info in the directory is up to date.
We want to stay connected with you!
Sunday, May 15th
As we looked forward to our 45th Reunion and the joy of sharing each other's company, we took the opportunity to remember those classmates no longer with us, yet who remain a part of us in memory and spirit. Click on the photo or title above to read more and see a video remembering our departed classmates.
May 6, 2022
Our Class meeting takes place every five years and this year our meeting was held online and prior to Reunion. A terrific turnout of classmates elected Class officers, enjoyed a special visit with Wellesley College President Paula Johnson, got a peek at an exciting trailer of the Class Record Video and watched Robyn Frey demonstrate how to make a Hummer, one of our 45 Reunion signature mock/cocktails (think peppermint fudge pie...). Click on the photo or title above to meet the nominated officers.
Sunday, September 11, 2022
For those who couldn’t make it to our 45th and others who could, we couldn't wait to recreate this special weekend of connection with old and new friends... We premiered the compilation of our 45th Reunion submissions:
Our Stories, Our Voices, Part One
Read on to get the link to Part One.