Fall 2014

Dear ’72 Classmates:

Back in September of ‘68, we were making new friends as we arrived on campus, just as members of the Class of 2018 are doing now. Smith ties are strong, but after 46 years, it’s not surprising that we have lost touch with some of our Smith friends.

Announcing Project (Re) Connect

Thanks to the inspiration and leadership of Mary Burton, Class Connector, I am delighted to announce Project (Re) Connect. A representative from each house is being identified to help update email contact info, locate lost classmates, and foster communication.   As a result of outreach by Judy Frank and Mary, the following classmates have already graciously agreed to be House Connectors. (See Feature Article)

Like to help? I know Mary and Judy have big ideas – finding the lost, house “chain letters” and gatherings. Get in touch with Judy Frank at drijudy@aol.com or Mary Burton at MaryBurton@earthlink.net. For more information about Project (Re) Connect, check out “Feature Article” on our Class website, www.SmithCollege72.org. There you can also find news sent in by some of our classmates.

Upcoming Presidential Events

This past year, twenty-three ’72 classmates were among the 1700 alumnae who greeted President Kathleen McCartney on her inaugural “listening tour” this past year.   You can see their photos here.

Mark your calendar for the next series of Presidential events. You will not only enjoy meeting Smith’s new President, Kathleen McCartney, but also, it is a great opportunity to reconnect with some of your classmates.

Boston                                     Thursday, September 18, 2014

New York                                 Monday, September 22, 2014

Berlin, Germany                       Saturday, October 11, 2014

Denver                                    Monday, November 10, 2014

West Palm Beach, Florida          Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sarasota, Florida                      Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Naples, Florida                         Thursday, February 12, 2015

San Francisco                           Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Florence, Italy                          Sunday, April 19, 2015

As details become available, you can register for these events on http://www.smithcollege72.org/class-news.

Our Thanks

With your help, the overall goal of $12 million was raised for the Smith Fund in FY14.   Class Treasurer, Melissa Hield, Class Secretary Stefanie Cargill, and I thank you for your support of Smith students and the College.

We will soon begin planning for our 45th reunion in May, 2017. If you have thoughts or suggestions, I would love to hear from you.

Jackie Anthony Millan
President, Smith Class of 1972
Cell (203) 770-8300