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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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