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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  Spring 2018 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
WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM WOMEN IN WARTIME
Click on the figures above
 to get there.
For More​
​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
Winter  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 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 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:


Barbara (Bebe) McClure Anderson
September 9, 2017

Elizabeth Humphrey Richardson
October 2016
No Further Information Available

Fleda Asbury Dean
October 22,  2017

Barbara Muehrcke Allen
November 26, 2017
JANUARY
2018
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. 

THE SMARTPHONE ERA POLITICS
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!
CAMPUS NEWS
Want to know what's happening 
back on campus?
For the latest from South Hadley 
click on the photo 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.
SONYA STEPHENS
ACTING PRESIDENT
CLASS HONORARY
We have created a new page for Sonya

  Click on her photo to keep up with her latest communications
Do you ever have  computer laughs?
Remember Gracious Dining?
At the Harvard Club
(NYC Mini)
2016 & 2017
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!
Can you relate 
to this???


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
 Deb  Hazzard Nash, about her 
college experience.

Others are from Gay Hartman
 about her freshman year 
 and two more from Phyllis Gaffney 
and Pat O'Keeffe.
 We hope that these entries will
 inspire you all 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 here to go there ...
You Betcha!
A NEW PAGE
OCTOBER 2017 WAS A BIG MONTH!

FROM MONDAY OCT.2ND TO WEDNESDAY OCT.4TH  
WE GATHERED FOR OUR ANNUAL

BACK TO SCHOOL MINI
&
(GUESS WHAT?) 
Mountain Day!
THEN ON WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25TH WE MET AT THE HARVARD CLUB IN NYC 
FOR LUNCHEON 


Click the gavel to read our president's 2017 
Class Letter
Click on the leaf and read all about it plus pictures galore!


"Are these guys smart or what?"
&
A few more cartoons!
They haven't changed one bit!

Lois Gaeta Baker, Mary Lou Judd Carpenter, Ada Ball Liggitt, Wink, Mary Saunders, the curator of the Harvard Collection,
 and David Baker
ONE NEW ARTICLE THIS MONTH
This month we were allowed to include 3 obituaries in the class notes. 
Previously only notifications were allowed. We apologize to the friends and family of those who we only were allowed to mention.


Re the hard copy Class Letter: Please know that I was never sent the proof copy before the mailing or I would have made sure they used the correct letterhead and used a font we all could have read as well as mailed it in a timely fashion!

Mea Culpa, Wink


The Board of Directors of the Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College is very pleased to announce that Nancy Bellows Perez ’76 has been named executive director of the organization. Nancy has been serving as the interim executive director since January 2016. The Board offered Nancy the position after an extensive national search led by a committee whose members included current board members, an alumnae trustee, and active volunteers with experience in numerous roles, representing the range of work of the Association
.
Nancy graduated cum laude from Mount Holyoke with a degree in French. As an alumna, she has volunteered extensively, planning her class reunions, serving on the Association Board of Directors in 2015, and serving as a member of the Association’s Strategic Planning Committee. Nancy also served on the Commission on the Relationship between the College and the Alumnae Association. As interim executive director, she has been instrumental in designing and implementing both the Association’s strategic goals and the Commission recommendations.

Nancy is retired from the IBM Corporation, where she had a long career as an executive with a focus on driving global strategy and transformation. She has extensive experience in sales, sales leadership, management consulting, and organizational change management. Nancy is also passionate about mentoring, employee and team development, and implementing effective interpersonal communications to drive change.





​Alumnae Association 
Announces Executive Director

BABY IT'S COLD 
OUTSIDE!
Brrr!!!