Reunion 2014

Event Details

FRIDAY | SATURDAY | SUNDAY
FRIDAY
10 am-9 pm
CAMPUS CENTER
Registration and Dorms Open

Registration, Sales Table, and Info Desk
12-1:30 pm
WYNDHAM GREEN
Welcome Picnic

1-5 pm
MEET AT PEM ARCH
Trip to the Barnes

(Bus boards promptly at 1:00 pm; return time approximate)
1:30-2:30 pm
DALTON 300
360° Mini Course: To Protect the Health of the Public Experience one of Bryn Mawr’s innovative 360°s while gaining a deeper understanding of the history and policies surrounding public health. “To Protect the Health of the Public” combined three courses, Global Public Health (Toba Kerson, Social Work), Improving Mankind: Enlightened Hygiene and Eugenics (Rudy LeMentheour, French), and Nutrition, Smoking Cessation and Cardiovascular Health (Jason Hewitt, Athletics) with fieldwork in Philadelphia and special lectures on work in several time periods and countries. This provided students from across the College with a rich, multi-perspective understanding of public health. A student who participated in this 360° will also be present to talk about her work in this fascinating class.
1:30-3 pm
CARPENTER 21
Virtual Tour

Facilities Director Glenn Smith, leads a virtual tour of recent campus projects and future facility initiatives.
2:30-3:30 pm
GOODHART, MUSIC ROOM
Step Sing Rehearsal

Class songmistresses should attend this rehearsal, led by the head songmistress, to prepare for Friday night’s Step Sing. All are welcome.
3-4 pm
DALTON 300
Luminaries

Hear from Pioneering Alumnae in this panel discussion led by Jennifer Jobrack ’89, Alumnae Association Board Representative for Clubs and Affinity Groups.

Katharine Blodgett Gebbie ’54 directed the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Physics Laboratory for 22 years, during which its physicists won four Nobel Prizes. She is now a senior scientist at the Joint Quantum Institute, a research partnership with the University of Maryland, the Laboratory for Physical Sciences, and NIST.

Susan MacLaurin ’84 is a senior vice president, Portfolio Management at GWL Realty Advisors Inc. in Vancouver, British Columbia, providing comprehensive asset management, property management, development management, and specialized real estate advisory services to pension funds and institutional clients. Susan serves on the Urban Land Institute British Columbia Advisory Board, which provides guidance on local, regional, and provincial land use policies and issues, and in setting the longterm strategic direction for ULI BC.

Robin Reineke ’04, a doctoral candidate in the University of Arizona School of Anthropology, is currently writing her dissertation, “Naming the Dead: Identification and Ambiguity along the U.S.- Mexico Border,” on the scientific, political, and social processes involved in identifying the bodies of deceased migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border. She is the co-founder and executive director of the Colibri Center for Human Rights (www.colibricenter.org), which seeks to assist families in their search for missing loved ones and to inform the public of an ongoing human rights crisis on the border. Her work has been featured in the BBC, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Economist, and The Nation.

Evelyn Rich ’54 is president of Rich Solutions, a consulting firm focusing on policy analysis and advocacy around issues regarding elementary and secondary education, government operations, aging, and health care. She served for 10 years as executive director of the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, a family foundation focusing on Himalayan art, access to health care, at-risk children and families, and cultural diversity. A retired educator, Evelyn formerly was associate dean, Division of Programs in Education, Hunter College, CUNY, with oversight over the Hunter College Campus Schools. She was also employed in the New York City public schools for many years as a teacher and principal.
4:15-5:15 pm
THOMAS GREAT HALL
Women, Work, and Personal Life: How Do We Define Success?

How do we each define success regarding the integration of our work and personal lives? What are our biggest challenges, and what insights can we share with one another? How may this picture have changed for Bryn Mawr alumnae over time? Kathy Simons ’74 and Marissa Golden ’83 will provide an overview and lead an interactive discussion as we tackle these issues together.

Kathy Simons ’74 directs MIT’s nationally recognized Work-Life Center, offering resources in childcare, eldercare, parenting, and work-life integration. She cofounded the College and University Work/Family Association, is on the board of the Children’s Investment Fund, and is a Trustee of Wheelock College. A member of the BMC class of 1974, she holds a master’s from Wheelock and a certificate in Infant-Parent Mental Health from U. Mass. Kathy lives with husband, Jack (Haverford 1973), in Danvers, MA; they have two grown sons.

Marissa Martino Golden ’83 is the Joan Coward Associate Professor of Political Science at Bryn Mawr. She also serves on the local School Board. She is the author of What Motivates Bureaucrats and a co-author of the Report of the President’s Advisory Group on Faculty Work/Life Issues. She lives in suburban Philadelphia with her 13-year-old daughter and Haverford College alumnus spouse.
5:30-6:30 pm
TAFT GARDEN
’90s Reunion Opening Party Celebrate good times with your fellow ’90s decade alumnae at our Reunion Beer Garden! Specialty beers and foods will be served.
5:30-6:30 pm
MERION GREEN TENT
Opening Reception

Gather on Merion Green to celebrate the start of Reunion Weekend.
5:30-6:30 pm
THOMAS, LONDON ROOM
AA Bi-Co Reception

6-8 pm
CARPENTER LIBRARY
1964 50th Reunion Cocktails and Dinner

Celebrate your special milestone reunion with President Cassidy. All members of the Class of 1964 and their guests are welcome.
6:30-8 pm
MERION GREEN TENT
Opening Dinner

(All classes except for 1989, 1964, 1954, ’40s)
6:30-8 pm
WYNDHAM, MAIN DINING ROOM
1989 25th Reunion Dinner

6:30-8 pm
WYNDHAM, ELY ROOM
1954 60th Reunion Dinner

6:30-8 pm
WYNDHAM, BREAKFAST ROOM
1944 and 1949 Dinner

8-10 pm
GOODHART, COMMON ROOM
Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Awards and Dessert Reception GSSWSR alumnae/i are invited to join Dean Darlyne Bailey in honoring the recipients of this year’s Alumnae/i Emerging Leader Awards. Their passion and commitment to lessening the impact of inequities in the populations they serve are evident in the work they have done and continue to do.

GSSWSR Award Recipients

Anthony Morelli MSS ’12
Basha Silverman MSS ’12
Jennifer Stotter MSS ’99, PhD ’10
Kyra Turner-Zogbekor PhD ’13
9-10:30 pm
TAYLOR , SENIOR STEPS
Step Sing

This special Reunion Step Sing celebrates a favorite Bryn Mawr tradition. Feel free to bring your lantern.
10:30 pm
GOODHART, MUSIC ROOM
’90s Decade Post-Step Sing Party



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SATURDAY
7:30-9:30 am
Breakfast

1944-1969 - RHOADS , DINING ROOM

1974-2009 - ERDMAN, DINING ROOM
7:30-8:30 am
SCHWARTZ GYMNASIUM, MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM
Indoor Cycling

8-9:30 am
MEET AT BENHAM GATEWAY PORCH
Campus Grounds Horticulture and Landscape Tour

Ed Harman, assistant director of facilities for grounds, will lead a vigorous walking tour of the core campus. Learn about our inventory of more than 3,000 trees and the challenges the College faces in providing long-term health and ultimate replacement. Visit the numerous gardens on campus, the labyrinth, and the pond affectionately known as “Lake Vickers.” The tour will traverse our many hills and stairs, so be sure to wear comfortable footwear. Subject to cancellation in the event of rain.
8:45-10 am
PEM DANCE STUDIO
Yoga

9-10 am
CLOISTERS
Coffee with Faculty

10-11 am
THOMAS, GREAT HALL
State of the College with President Kim Cassidy

11 am-12:30 pm
Various Locations
Class Meetings

Class Year Meeting Space
1944Wyndham
1949Wyndham
1954Canaday, Coombe Suite
1959Quita Woodward Room
1964Rhoads, Main Living Room
1969Radnor, Living Room
1974Thomas, London Room
1979Merion, Living Room
1984Taylor E
1989Denbeigh, Living Rooms
1994Pem East Living Room
1999Pem West Living Room
2004Rock Living Room
2009Goodhart, Common Room

11 am-12:30pm
MERION GREEN
Spouse, Partner and Children’s Games

12:30-2 pm
MERION GREEN
Reunion Jubilee

Enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch at our Reunion Jubilee! There will be entertainment, games, and activities for all ages, along with a family fun zone.
2-3 pm
DALTON 300
The Affordable Care Act: Does It Matter?

Please join us for a frank discussion of what the federal health care law does and does not achieve, moderated by Reed Abelson ’83.

Reed Abelson ’83 has been a business reporter for The New York Times since 1995. She currently covers the business of health care, focusing on how financial incentives effect the delivery of medical care, and she has written extensively about the new health care law and what it means to patients, hospitals, insurers, and doctors. Abelson was among a team of reporters who were finalists for a 2004 Gerald Loeb Award for their series “Fixing Medicare.”

Deborah Bae ’99 sat on the Coverage team at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where she worked on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 11 states. In addition, at the Foundation, Deborah sits on the Pioneer portfolio and her focus includes finding innovative health solutions from around the world to improve health and health care in the United States. Deborah holds M.P.A. and M.B.A. degrees from New York University and an A.B. in chemistry from Bryn Mawr College.

Carol A. Bernstein, M.D. ’69 is an associate professor of psychiatry, vice chair for education in psychiatry, and director of residency training in psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. She is also a past president of the American Psychiatric Association. Among many accomplishments and accolades, Carol was selected as a 2003 Fellow in ELAM (Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine), a national program designed to promote leadership for women in medicine. She hosts a weekly call-in show for consumers on Sirius Radio’s Doctor Radio Channel, which is sponsored by the NYU Langone Medical Center.

Carolyn Hart ’79 is the director of John Snow, Inc.’s Washington office and the SPRING Project (Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally). Carolyn lived in Thailand as a Luce Scholar at the Population and Community Development Association, and has traveled for short-term assignments in over 20 countries in Africa and Asia. Her specialties include program management, policy development, and public health supply chains.
2-3:30 pm
MEET AT BENHAM GATEWAY PORCH
Campus Grounds Horticulture and Landscape Tour

2:30-3:30 pm
GOODHART, MUSIC ROOM
Night Owls 25th Reunion Jamboree

The all-Bryn Mawr a cappella group, the Night Owls were founded in 1989 and have been singing on campus and on tour ever since. For their 25th Anniversary, Night Owls past and present will be jammin’ at the 2014 reunion.
3-4 pm
THOMAS, QUITA WOODWARD ROOM
LGBTQA and Women of Color Gathering

Alumnae/i of color and LGBTQ alumnae/I are invited to gather together for some time to catch up and mingle. Then hear from The Pensby Center’s Vanessa Christman, assistant dean and director of leadership and community development, and Stephanie Nixon, director of diversity, social justice and inclusion, who will share information about the College’s diversity initiatives—where we’ve been, where we are, and where we are going.
3-4 pm
THOMAS, LONDON ROOM
Travelers Gathering

3-4 pm
DALTON 2
Career Conversations: Building Relationships for Long-Term Success

Please join us for this practical workshop: we will look at networking and discuss effective methods to apply this in job research and targeted outreach. Networking is still the most effective way to get the work you want!

With Cori Ashworth, Director for Alumnae Career Services
3:30-5 pm
HAVERFORD , MAGILL LIBRARY
WHRC Radio Alumni Reception

Mingle with fellow DJs and WHRC enthusiasts and explore the “Turn On/Turn Off: 90 Years of Radio at Haverford” exhibit in the Alcove Gallery. This exhibit explores the origins and trajectory of radio broadcasting at Haverford, including the contributions by the Bi-Co community. A tour of old and new radio station spaces will be offered following the reception.
3:30-4:30 pm
THOMAS 110
The Rise of the Woman Athlete: Opportunity, Airtime, and Access

Jenepher Shillingford, Bryn Mawr’s Athletic Director Emeritus, a lifelong advocate for women’s sports, leads a discussion on why female athletes have thrived in recent decades and what unfinished work remains to ensure their future success.

Jenepher Shillingford is a pioneer in women’s athletics. While at Bryn Mawr, Jen coached field hockey (1976-98), tennis (1976-77), basketball (1977-81), and lacrosse (1980-81). From 1980 to 1999, she served as the College’s director of athletics. In her playing days, Jen excelled in field hockey, playing for the United States national team. Jen has served more than 55 years in both academia and athletics as a teacher, coach, commentator, official, and athletics administrator. She served as president of USA Field Hockey (1993-2000) and was on the board of directors for the U.S. Olympic Committee (2001-03). Following her retirement from Bryn Mawr, Jen continued to promote women’s athletics as the Snell Professor at Ursinus College and started the Snell-Shillingford Coaching Symposium to promote women entering coaching as a career. Jen graduated from Ursinus College in 1954 before earning her M.Ed. in 1959 from Temple University.

Jen Gapin ’03, Ph.D., is a sport and exercise psychology consultant for The Victory Program at McCallum Place, an eating disorder treatment program for athletes. in St. Louis. At Bryn Mawr she studied psychology and was captain of the soccer team. She received her master’s degree from the University of Illinois and her doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Karen Kerr ’89 is the founder and managing director of Agile Equities, LLC. Karen is also a director of the Center for Venture Education and a member of both the National Science Foundation SBIR/STTR Advisory Committee and the National Institute of Standards and Technology Visiting Committee on Advance Technology. In 2012, C Suite Quarterly named her one of L.A.’s top innovators, and in 2000, Crain’s Chicago Business selected her as one of the 40-under-40 leading business professionals in Chicago. Karen earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Chicago and an A.B. in Chemistry from Bryn Mawr. She is a member of the Charter Class of Kauffman Fellows. While at Bryn Mawr, Karen played varsity tennis for four years and was captain of the team her senior year.

Libby Sander ’99 is a senior reporter at The Chronicle of Higher Education, where she has written award-winning features about a variety of topics, including Title IX and college sports. At Bryn Mawr, she studied history and was a two-time captain of the field hockey team. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

Ellen J. Straurowsky, Ed.D., a professor in sport management at Drexel University, is author and editor of the forthcoming Women in Sport: From Liberation to Celebration and co-author of College Athletes for Hire. She is also a columnist for College Sports Business News and the blog Women in Coaching. She received her undergraduate degree at Ursinus College, her master’s from Ithaca College, and her doctorate from Temple University.
4:30-5:30 pm
CLOISTERS
Athletics Cocktail Reception

5-6 pm
THOMAS GREAT HALL
President’s Reception for Slade and Taylor Societies

Members of the Slade and Taylor Societies are invited to join President Cassidy for a special thank you at reunion. This invitation is open to Society Members by special invitation. Membership in the Slade Society, Bryn Mawr’s leadership giving circle, begins with a gift of $2500 or more. For GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade), Slade membership equals the number of years since graduation multiplied by $100. The Taylor Society honors those alumnae/i who have established a gift annuity or trust, informed us of a bequest intention, or have made Bryn Mawr the beneficiary of a retirement account or life insurance policy.
6-7 pm
Various Locations
Cocktails by Decade

1940s
Wyndham Blue Room

1960s
Radnor Lawn

1970s
Guild Courtyard

1980s
Denbigh Lawn

1990s
Pem East Green

2000s
Rockefeller Arch

6-7 pm
CARPENTER LIBRARY
1989 25th Reunion Cocktails with the President

Join President Cassidy for cocktails to celebrate your special milestone reunion.
6-7 pm
HOME OF SALLY AND FRANK MALLORY
1959 55th Reunion Cocktails

6-7 pm
WYNDHAM TERRACE
1964 50th Reunion Cocktails

6-7 pm
THOMAS, LONDON ROOM
AA Bi-Co Reception

7-8:30 pm
MERION GREEN TENT
Dinner

7-8:30 pm
Alternate Locations
Class Dinners

1984
Haverford, Cricket Pavilion

1979
Haverford, Coop Patio

1974
Haverford, Zubrow Common Room

1964
Wyndham, Main Dining Room

1959
Wyndham, Ely Room

1954
Merion Cricket Club
(6:15 pm Cocktails)

1940s
Wyndham, Breakfast Room

8:30 pm- 12 am
HAVERFORD COLLEGE ATHLETIC CENTER, DANA SWAN ROOM
MegaMixer at Haverford

Travel back in time to relive memories of college mixers and rock ’n’ roll to hits of the ’60s and ’70s, featuring the musical talents of The Shameless Eclectic Duck, Dingo, and Tammany.
9-10 pm
GOODHART, MUSIC ROOM
2004 & 2009 Quizzo Tournament

Test your Bryn Mawr trivia skills and see which GOLD class walks away with reunion quizzo bragging rights. Hosted by our very special guest, Nancy J. Vickers.
9:30 pm-12 am
GOODHART, ATRIUM AND TEACHING THEATER
Decade Dance Party

From Donna Summers disco to Britney Spears pop, come dance along to your favorite music from your time at Bryn Mawr. Don’t forget to stop by the photo booth with your friends for a fantastic reunion souvenir!
9:30 pm-12 am
GOODHART, COMMON ROOM
Coffee House

After a long day reuning, enjoy catching up with your friends and sampling specialty coffees and liqueurs in a relaxed coffeehouse atmosphere.


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SUNDAY
7:30-9 am
Breakfast
1944-1969 RHOADS, DINING ROOM
1974-2009 ERDMAN, DINING ROOM
8:30-9:15 am
WYNDHAM, ELY ROOM
Meeting for Worship
9:15 am
GATHER ON ERDMAN WALK
Parade of Classes
10-11:30 am
MERION GREEN TENT
117th Annual Meeting of the Alumnae Association
Award Recipients:
Marot Hoskins ’04, Young Alumna Service Award
Susan MacLaurin ’84, Distinguished Alumna Service Award
Hilary Carlson ’64, Lifetime of Service Award
Sally Zeckhauser ’64, Lifetime of Service Award
12:30 pm Dorms Close


For more information, including information on your class-specific events, please refer to reunion communications and your welcome packet at registration.

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Taylor Society Coffee

On Friday afternoon and Saturday, stop by theTaylor Society’s Coffee Kiosk on Merion Green outside of the Campus Center for a complimentary beverage. You’ll get the energy you need to traverse our 40-acre campus, generously donated by Dr. Joseph Wright Taylor in 1878. The Taylor Society honors alumnae/i and friends who have created gift annuities, bequests, and other planned gifts for Bryn Mawr.

Career Counseling

Cori Ashworth, director of Alumnae Career Services, will be leading private one-on-one, half-hour coaching sessions for alumnae interested in Career Coaching. Appointments can address a variety of subjects, including planning a career search, changing careers, developing a solid brand, reentering the workforce, planning for retirement, or balancing life and work. Please indicate your interest on your registration form, and the Alumnae Association will be in touch with more details. Space is limited, register early.

Admissions Chats

Campus Center

Friday, May 30, 12-2 P.M.

Saturday, May 31, 10 A.M.-1 P.M.

Members of the Bryn Mawr Office of Admissions staff will be on hand with highlights and news on prospective students applying to the College and the admissions landscape today. They will also be available to answer your general questions regarding the college search process. Additionally, if you are a current Alumnae Admissions Representative or would like to start volunteering, please stop by!

A Century of Self-Expression: Modern American Art in the Collection of John and Joanne Payson

Class of 1912 Rare Book Room, Canaday Library.

A Century ofSelf-Expression: Modern American Art in the Collection of John and JoannePayson is a student curated exhibition that marks the centennial of the 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art (more popularly known as the “Armory Show”) and explores the way visual, cultural, and intellectual conditions have changed dramatically since it transformed American visions of art and of the artist. The thirty-six works on view comprise a wide variety of media—paintings, works on paper, photography, and sculpture—by artists including Max Weber, Paul Cadmus, Jacob Lawrence, Red Grooms, and Louise Nevelson. The exhibition has been organized as one component of a Bryn Mawr College 360° course cluster in collaboration with History of Art faculty and Special Collections/Art and Artifacts staff. The catalogue for the exhibition includes essays by Armory Show scholar Laurette E. McCarthy and 360 course cluster instructors Steven Z. Levine and Brian Wallace, excerpts from a conversation with collectors John and Joanne Payson, and entries on individual works of art by each of the participating students.

Special tours of the exhibition by faculty, staff, and students will be available during Reunion weekend.