'Jewel on the Thames'
A full slate of programs and activities awaited alumni of all ages who traveled to Conn from around the world. Alumni were soon busy catching up with old friends and getting reacquainted with the campus.
"To make sure that no one could leave Conn without being able to engage with different cultures." Professor of Slavic Studies and Chair of @conncollCISLA Andrea Lanoux discusses the goals of international learning during a tour of the new Walter Commons at #CCReunion. pic.twitter.com/3kkGlceznN— Connecticut College (@ConnCollege) June 1, 2018
The annual Sykes Society Luncheon kicked off a busy Friday by honoring the 50th Reunion of the Class of 1968. The first day of Reunion was capped off with a champagne reception and the ever-popular lobster bake, along with other festive activities. The day ended with the keynote event, a lively conversation between President Bergeron and Tim Armstrong '93, CEO of Oath Inc.
The celebration continued Saturday with activity across campus, including the annual Reunion parade and the Alumni Convocation, where alumni were presented with awards for their distinguished service.
Martha Joynt Kumar ’63, Marcia Asquith Kaufman ’73 (posthumously), Robert Hale, Jr. ’88, Chris D. Hensman ’03, Nancy Dorian ’58 and Marjorie Bussman Gillis ’73 received awards at #CCReunion for their contributions to @ConnCollege and the community. pic.twitter.com/XkqBPqPZy5— Connecticut College (@ConnCollege) June 2, 2018
Saturday afternoon provided alumni opportunities to attend programs led by faculty and staff, participate in mini-reunions, and spend quality time with their classmates.
For many, Reunion 2018 was the perfect opportunity to relive old memories while making new ones. Music on the green and in Harkness Chapel wrapped up a special weekend that made alumni proud to be a part of the Connecticut College community.