Winter 2012

Smith College Class of 1972
Winter 2012 NewsletterOur 40thReunion – May 24 – 27, 2012

Dear Class of 1972:
With 2012 well underway, our 40th Reunion on May 24 – 27 will be here before we know it! We have an exciting schedule lined up to allow us to Reminisce, Reconnect and Redefine.
All-Reunion activities:
  • All-College candlelight remembrance service on Thursday, May 24, in the evening
  • Alumnae College on Friday, May 25
  • Alumnae Parade and AASC Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 26, with various receptions and a ’60s and ’70s panel discussion in the afternoon, and Illumination Night after Saturday night dinner

Special events for ’72:

  • Morning yoga with Ann McMillan Budreika (bring your workout clothes and a mat)
  • Friday afternoon tea with our class authors and artists invited to display/sell their works
  • Friday class reception and dinner featuring the results of the Class Survey
  • Special presentation by Elaine Bromka of “Tea for Three” on Friday evening
  • Class meeting and “Aging Gracefully” panel discussion on Saturday afternoon
  • Class dinner on Saturday with a performance by the Class of 1972 Smithereens and Smiffenpoofs (contact Louise Parent at to join the group)
  • Book discussion led by Chris Bancheri
The class of 1972 survey is included in this mailing. We want to hear from you. Even if you are not planning to come to Reunion, please complete and mail the survey back; or you can download it from the class website at Please mail your survey to Nancy Jianakoplos (contact information is on the survey).
We welcome your additional suggestions for Reunion, please contact Kay or Evelyn. We will have a digital picture frame with photos from our days at Smith, past Reunions, and current activities. If you would like to include your favorites, please send them electronically to
Registration for Reunion opens in early March. Please go to the AASC website to register ( To take advantage of lower meal prices, register by April 20.
We look forward to seeing a record-breaking 40 percent of our Class at our 40th Reunion!
Kay Killian Balun, Vice President
Evelyn Maurmeyer, Vice President
Smith ’72 – Dollars for Smith Scholarships – a Life-Changer!
Our gifts to the Smith Fund help Smith educate “women of promise for lives of distinction.” Smith tries to provide educational opportunity for all qualified students, knowing that over 60 percent of them will require some level of financial assistance to attend Smith. The presence of these very capable women in classrooms all over campus enriches the fabric of the Smith community. In our conversations with prospective/current Smith students, and alums, we have seen Smith’s role as a life-changer, offering resources and opportunities not readily available in other settings.
As of February 2012, over 200 of our classmates have pledged or made gifts totaling more than $1,300,000. We are close to our 40th Reunion goal of $1,972,000.
We extend a special thanks to our 168 classmates who have faithfully made gifts, large and small, to Smith every year for the past four fiscal years. With a gift to Smith in this fifth year, you’ll be counted among our “Smith Stars” in May at Reunion.
Don’t pass up your chance to make a difference in time for Reunion. Think of your gift to the Smith Fund as a chance to change the world.
  • Give securely online at
  • Give by phone at 800-241-2056 option 1
  • Give by mail to The Smith Fund, 33 Elm Street, Northampton, MA 01060.

Nancy Ammon Jianakoplos, Class Fund Agent

Stefanie Solnick Cargill, Special Gifts Chair