Wellesley Welcomes Classes Ending in 0's and 5's for Reunion 2015
Wellesley celebrates the 0’s and the 5’s this weekend, June 5–7, and welcomes alumnae back for Reunion 2015!
The weekend is full of events designed to allow alumnae to reconnect, reminisce and revel. Attendees may choose to participate in scheduled activities or simply visit with friends and enjoy the beauty of campus. Some social hours and dinners are class-specific; faculty lectures and physical activities provide outlets for those with shared interests; and many programs, such as stepsinging and “Dance Your Class Off,” bring all of the classes together. The schedule also features the perennial favorite Alumnae Parade, followed by the Alumnae Association’s annual meeting.
Among those planning to attend class dinners is Mary Ellen Crawford Ames ’40, who will be joining three other classmates marking their 75th anniversary year. Ames, who played multiple sports was both class vice president and class president during her time at Wellesley, remained extremely involved with the College long after graduation. She served as personnel director from 1946 to 1954 and later became the director of admission, implementing the need-blind admission policy and Open Campus days that continue at Wellesley today. “[I am] looking forward—very much—to seeing my classmates that I haven’t seen in so long,” Ames said.
In an open letter in the weekend program, President H. Kim Bottomly encouraged everyone to “rediscover your favorite haunts and to explore some new ones.” Guests seeking a new view in a familiar landscape may want to check out new developments on campus since the group’s last reunion five years ago, including an expansion of Whitin Observatory, major renovations in the Schneider Center and the Nanerl O. Keohane Sports Center, and a more accessible and functional (and very recently reopened) Boat House.
An overview of the weekend’s offerings can be found here, along with a PDF version of the full weekend program and information on how to download the Wellesley Guidebook app for your mobile device.