45th Reunion: June 7 - 9, 2013

How do you organize 57 independent, intelligent, don't tell me what to do Vassar grads?

We had a ball! Need proof? See photo album.

Congratulations to Cathy Blaine Muzzy, 45th reunion chair and her committee, for planning and coordinating our 45th.

Want to join our 50th Reunion team? Contact Lucey Bowen, reunion chair. June 2018.

Contact Lois Palestine Savage if you are interested in doing a Mini in your location or if you are willing to serve as an informal host for classmates visiting your area.  Look for details about Minis and area hosts on our Home page.

Friday, June 7, 2013 (cold and rainy)

11:00  Reunion chairs meet with class assistants in ACDC

11:00 Arboretum Walking Tour

1:30  Alumnare/i College programs

2:00  Springside bus tour or Walkway bus tour

3:00  More Alumnae/i College programs

4:30 - 6:30  1968 Reception and Tours: Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film (Delicious. Joleigh Kirkland's daughter, Arden '93, graciously conducted the tours)

7:00  All class buffet dinner in Tent by Walker Fieldhouse. (Talk about cold and rainy. And the food was as bad as the weather. Be assured, for our 50th, we will have a separate class dinner.)

9:30  Fireworks over Sunset Lake (moved to Saturday)

9:30 - 12:00  Live music & sing-along with beverages in Lathrop (Thumbs up for Tona Johnston Barkley and her husband, John, who performed Southern/Appalachian traditional ballads and fiddle tunes as well as popular songs from the 60s and 70s. Lydia Quillen McCloskey and Jill Wechsler Nelson joined Tona and John for a few Jug Band standards. Fabulous)


Saturday, June 8, 2013 (sunny and beautiful)

10:00  Parade and Reunion Celebration (Over 70 years of classes, the embodiment of Vassar's heritage, paraded from Main to the Athletics & Fitness Center to celebrate reunion volunteers and gifts. Dressed in our class color, red, we marched near the front which means there were a lot more classes behind than ahead of us)

12:30 - 2:00  Class Meeting, Box Lunch, and Panel Vassar: World Changing and Forever Young, moderated by Antoinette Chwastwk Wills (Panelists included Carol Scaravalone Kuchner's daughter and Polit prof Glen Johnson. Antoinette asked wonderfully thoughtful questions to which she received equally thoughtful responses.)

1:30 - 2:30  President's Hour in Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center

Afternoon: more alumnae/i college programs and various receptions and open houses by departments and buildings.

5:00 – 6:00 pm: 1968 Service of Remembrance (Candy Dern Johnston led a service remembering all our departed classmates, especially those women who died since our 40th reunion. (see obits).

6:00 - 6:45 Cocktail reception in Library main lobby with live Jazz performed by Joyce Solomon Moorman's husband, Wilson and his trio. (Delicious and delightful)

6:45 Class photo on Library steps. (hilarious)

7:00 Class Dinner in Library Reading Room with more jazz by Wilson and his trio (A great way to end our weekend.)

Sunday, June 9, 2013 (sunny and beautiful)

All week-end long: For Better and for Worse: 16 Decades of Wedding Wear at Vassar explored changing views of marriage over the last 160 years. The collection was supported by a gift in memory of our classmate, Ronni Kleinman. Appearing in photos were Elaine Beguin, Bets Howland,  and Roberta Price. Palmer Gallery, Main.

10:00 All college memorial service (chapel)