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Class of 1955




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Wink-----joanripley@me.com
 Gay------- fchagh@gmail.com
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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  Winter 2019 Quarterly
and other recent class notes
  An Uncommon Women's Page
Here you'll find articles, tips, etc. 
related to women and women's issues

READ ALL ABOUT IT
   the facts on "ERA ..."
Click on the figures above
 to get there.
For More​ Laughs
​Our Clown has plenty
of chuckles.
​Give Him a Click
Get the latest 
campus"Newsy"news
 by clicking 
on the papers
We have a new book 
for your 
summer reading 

Click on the pile of books to go there.

Click on the palette to go there.

Here’s your chance to share your talents with your classmates. We expect to have new material often because ’55 is full of clever women. Please contact
 Gay or Wink at
 fchagh@gmail.com or joanripley@me.com 
to 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 new President
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 on the Lilies 
to go to 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:


Marcia Eigen Evans
September 13, 2018

Judith Cooper Healy
December 5, 2018

Margot Rusch Allison
January 15, 2019

Elise (Butch) Raymond Wallace
May 22, 2019

Peggy Paschen Stewart
August 19, 2019
SEPTEMBER 2019
HERE WE ARE AT OUR 60TH 
A great time was had by all!!
MEET OUR NEW HONORARY
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 on A New Page below for the
 latest ones. 

Read about Grandparenting

Find a wonderful link about women in the 
coding and programming field


JUST FOR FUN!
Click on our reunion picture above to
 see much more about it
and some 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!
CAMPUS NEWS
Want to know what's happening 
back on campus?
For the latest from South Hadley 
click on the PHOTO at the left 
and be in the know.
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.
As you all know our class has elected special faculty who we feel have been especially close to our
 class over the years.
We all know that our 1955 Honorary Vinnie Ferraro is our most popular lecturer when we go back for our “Back to School” mini every fall. Here’s the exciting news. He writes a blog. A what you say? A Blog called World Politics. What it means is that we can access that blog anytime just by signing up to receive it over our email. Then you can read it, save it, delete it, whatever, but you”ll be connected to Vinnie’s thinking and teaching of World Politics from your iphone or computer whenever you want.

To sign up for his blog go onto google and type in vferraro1971 and the form to sign up will become available. 

Happy Politics!

EXCITING NEWS!
Back when we were planning our 50th reunion (can we remember back that far?) we asked everyone to please send us their memories of Mount Holyoke. Back then everyone cooperated and actually did it. Not all of them could go into our presentation or our book but now on our website we have unlimited space so we thought we should share some more of these 
wonderful memories.

Our latest memory comes from
Barbara Muehrcke Allen


Others are from Deb Hazzard Nash,
Gay Hartman, and Pat O'Keeffe, et al.

We hope that these entries will
 inspire you to think of some of your memories to share with our class. 
We are ready and waiting for more 
so send them to either 
Gay or Wink.
Memories, Memories ...
Click on the above picture to go there ...
A NEW PAGE

Click the gavel to read our president's 2018
Class Letter


CLICK HERE TO SEE A  SHORT VIDEO THAT TAKES YOU BACK AND FORTH 
IN TIME
A BONUS!
Click here to see how someone from the class of 2014 discovered her route to MHC.
Scroll down until you see the blue box and click on the forward triangle to start the video.
ENJOY!

Gay and Wink are asking for photos from the rest of you. Please send us picutres of you and your family or you and other Alums as our roving photographer cannot cover the entire country.

Call us if you need instructions. You can send the actual printed photos or send them over the internet.

​We are very flexible except in our knees!
Photos! We Need Photos!
Click on Safford to see the video from 
our President ... It's fun!

MHC Common Read 
for 2019-2020

There  There
by Tommy Orange
From Diana Alexanian Jalelian
Starting on the left are my son, Lincoln, and his fiance, Kim, son-in-law, Bill, husband of Cerise, '81, grandson Nicholas the Eagle Scout, me, Diana, daughter Julie '84, her son, Liam, Dartmouth 2020. It was a gala ceremony. Missing are: granddaughter Susan and her father, and Jim, husband of daughter Julie. 


Eagle Scout Ceremony
January 31, 2019
Wink, Deb Hazzard Nash & Pat O'Keeffe Brodt
Sarasota, FL  March 2019
SAVE THE DATES!!!
OUR NEXT REUNION IS OUR 65TH!!!

MAY 22 - MAY 24, 2020
The good news is we are guests of Mount Holyoke
Food and Lodging is all free...What a deal!
Much more reunion news to come each month so start thinking
If you haven't read your 
church bulletin lately 
check these announcements!

See the Class of 2019 Laurel Parade!  



Graduating seniors from the class of 1955 have had to look to their laurels this weekend as Mount Holyoke welcomed back after a half century or more 100 alumnae from the classes of 1890, 1895, 1900 and 1905.

The varied accomplishment and achievement of the graduates of these older classes has sent them all over the world during the fifty-odd years since they left Mount Holyoke.

The Mount Holyoke they knew has changed considerably, for their undergraduate days marked an exciting stage in the college’s development. The four ladies of the class of 1890, who headed yesterday’s alumnae parade, were back for their 65th reunion and graduated when Mount Holyoke was still officially a seminary.

All four of the returning members of the class of 1890 began their post-college careers as teachers. One taught history in the Simsbury High School for 36 years. The other three stopped teaching to marry, but all maintained an interest in community affairs, with local school boards and town committees.

Graduate work was first port of call for five of the eight members of the class of 1895 who have returned for their 60th reunion. Two took M.A.’s at Columbia and one studied for a year in Paris. One spent four missionary years in China returning to this country at the outbreak of the Boxer Rebellion.

Among the teachers in the class of 1905 is the first academic dean of Mount Holyoke.

​FROM THE MOUNT HOLYOKE NEWS, JUNE 5, 1955

GATHERING ALUMNAE OBSERVE CHANGE FROM COLLEGE OF FIFTY YEARS AGO
CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR NEW 65TH REUNION PAGE
Click on the picture on the left 
to get you in the mood
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