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Class of 1955

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A REQUEST FROM YOUR WEB MISTRESSES!
 Please, please, if you change your email address, let us know!
Email Gay at 
fchagh@gmail.com 
with your new address.
As good as a phone call...
FLICKR-- A HOT NEW 
LINK FOR OUR WEBSITE!
Click here for  the latest 60th reunion photos & other photos
Books
Click on the keyboard 
to read our
Scribe's unabridged column for 
the  Fall 2016 Quarterly
  An Uncommon Women's Page
Here you'll find articles, tips, etc. related to women and women's issues

Read a new ( May 25 ) article from the 
NY Times concerning women's colleges
Click on the figures above
 to get there.
How Old Are You?
Check it out

​Our Clown has all the 
inside information!
​Give Him a Click
Get the latest 
campus"Newsy"news
 by clicking 
on the papers
We have  a
 new book for your late summer 
reading ...

Click on the pile of books to go there.

Short term memory problems? Click in the laughing lady for a good laugh.


Click on the palette to go there.

Here’s your chance to share your talents with your classmates. We expect to have new material each month because ’55 is full of clever women. Please contact Gay or Wink at
 fchagh@gmail.com or millsr1@prodigy.net
 or…you can even phone them to see how you can participate. We expect this will be a popular page so don’t be shy…be creative

CREATIVE DISPLAY ROOM 
Check out the Class of 1955's new
UNCOMMON WOMAN AWARD
Click on the sphnix to see some
exciting news!

We have 5 new Uncommon Women!
Class of 1955  Honoraries
Our latest addition is none other than the vivacious and popular Dean of the Faculty, Sonya Stephens - 
Read all about her by clicking on the Sphinx.



Edwina Cruise who spoke to us at our 35th reunion was the first post-grad honorary. Read her new entry on the Honorary Page...it is so funny!


After our 50th we welcomed Eleanor Townsley who inspired us all with her immense help at our Seminar Day.


No reunion was ever complete without listening to Vinnie Farraro. We are delighted to claim him as one of our own.


Click on the Sphinx to read messages from our honoraries
Click here for the Memorial Page
Here is a direct link to one of Gail Collins' recent articles 
about turning 80  http://nyti.ms/1fPrUmO

AND, another by Frank Bruni  about reading   http://nyti.ms/1iH9fLr 


 We sadly report the deaths of 

Virginia Starr Pope
May 1, 2016
&
Liz Winship Periale
May 31, 2016
&
Janice A. Krusen
June 27, 2016


September
2016
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HERE WE ARE AT OUR 60TH 
A great time was had by all!!
MEET OUR NEW HONORARY
A NEW PAGE
In Case You Missed This ....
We have added a new page which will have interesting and relevant articles that you won't want to miss.  We will alert you in our blasts when there is a new one added. Click below for the latest ones. 

New! Great articles by Garrison Keillor 
and Delia Ephron 
Ask the Class
Another new page!!  We are calling it 
"The Resource Page"

With our 80-odd years of experience we are  
fountains of knowledge waiting to be tapped.

We have set up a Guest Book on the Resource Page for people to ask advice or to leave interesting tid-bits of knowledge. It's a two way street, 
so join in and ask your questions, 
large or small, serious or silly, such as:
 tips on dealing with dementia, moving, retirement communities, travel, who lives near me, etc. 
And/or share your wisdom and experience.
Click on the puzzled lady on the left 
to go to the new page.
JUST FOR FUN
Click on our picture to see much more about it
and some more new pictures!
http://www.wnyc.org/story/automated-call-response-center-weinbaum-residence/
Click on the URL below for a fun listen we call all relate to!
Cheers for ALICE CZYZ!
At least we know someone is listening.  Below is what Alice has been writing in the Guest Book trying mightily to get a dialogue going. Gay and I are impressed. This has inspired us to make another new page called CONVERSATIONS WITH ALICE,  and we invite all of you to either sign on to the Guest Book and write your entry or email either of us 
and we will make sure it gets on the website. This could 
be fun ladies what are your earliest memories of MHC?
​ANOTHER NEW PAGE!
Want to know what's happening 
back on campus?
For the latest from South Hadley 
click on the photo and be in the know.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION!

TIPS FROM THE TECHIES
​The little arrow at the left hand top of your screen (pointing backwards) will take you back to wherever you were on your last screen. It is not necessary to find the "back to homepage" button each time.
SAVE THE DATES!

TWO NEW 
MINI-REUNIONS!
Thanks to Lois Gaeta we will be having a New York City luncheon (and more) at the Harvard Club on Wednesday, Oct. 26th at noon. 
Details...Just click on the fall leaves 
Let's go back to school!
We hope to see you at our on-campus mini, October 11-13. We have an exciting array of classes to attend on Wednesday, Oct. 12 and the morning of Thursday, Oct. 13. However, we think you will want to arrive on Tuesday, October 11, since we have been invited by class honorary Sonya Stevens to have dinner with her at the President's House!

Other highlights include a discussion of the common read, bestseller Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Wednesday night dinner with honoraries Eleanor Townsley, Edwina Cruise and Vinnie Ferraro, after which Vinnie will help us understand our complex world. Click on the link below for the Registration Form to print out and send in.

If you have any questions, please contact 
Nancy Lane (nanbop2@aol.com) or 
Dee Barstow (deebarstow01@gmail.com)

Click here for the registration form
.As you all know our class has elected special faculty who we feel have been especially close to our
 class over the years.
5 YEARS IN A ROW...'55 ROCKS!
100% PARTICIPATION IN THE MOUNT HOLYOKE FUND!
Talk about “by the skin of our teeth”!!!!! Chalk it up in the win column…’55 get’s 100% 5 years in a row! Our newest class agent, Mollie Hibbard, came through big-time by volunteering to contact all of the laggards after our last communication and boy did she do a good job! Let’s hear a big “shout-out” for Mollie who helped insure we kept our fantastic record! 

Now, you might think 100% is no big deal. It IS a big deal! The nearest class to us got 80% and that was for their 60th reunion. After that the percentages drop hugely. To be more specific classes in the ’60’s had around 55% participation; those in the ’70’s around 45% and those in the ’80’s approximated 35%, and it goes down very steeply after that. That’s why 100% is a big deal!

Now how much did we raise? Well our goal was $135,000.00. Unofficially we came in at $203,746.00 which I believe is the highest we have ever been except for our 50th reunion. Jinny Pope made a very generous gift before she passed away and the matching gift program gave us $26,025 in matched gifts. All in all it was a very good year financially for 1955.

Congratulations to all of you for your loyalty and generosity!

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CLICK ON ALICE'S PICTURE TO GET TO THE NEW PAGE
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE WRITE UP AND PICTURES OF OUR
 APRIL MINI REUNION AT WINK'S
SONYA STEPHENS
ACTING PRESIDENT
CLASS HONORARY
We have created a new page for Sonya

  Click on her photo to read her article called A Degree of Continuity