Reunion 2012 - It's Our 15th Reunion!

Our 15th-year reunion is shaping up beautifully. Attendance is picking up as our class officers and reunion volunteers work hard to organize an outstanding weekend.  

Megan Howell Smith has put together four outstanding discussion panels that will remind us all what liberal arts is all about:

Making Better Teachers - Jennifer (Wallace) Jacoby '97 and Jonah Rockoff '97
These two educational experts explore the lasting economic and educational impact of teacher performance as well as how to help develop tomorrow's teachers.
 
Connecting People with Environmental Science - Sarah Carr '97, Sandy (Smith) Cunningham '97 and Jessica Green '97
This panel will discuss how to improve the national debate on the world's environmental problems by providing a common understanding of basic conservation research for all Americans.

Nurturing the Skin You're In - Christina Chung '97
Whether we're Class of '07 or Class of '47, we're all getting older. Dermatologist Dr. Christina Chung discusses the latest advances in skin care and answers your questions about the best ways to keep your skin healthy no matter what your age.
 
What is ... Jeopardy! - Brian Meacham '97
Think you have what it takes to triumph in one of America's longest-running game shows? Four-time Jeopardy! champion and Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist, Brian Meacham '97, talks about his favorite questions, his buzzer-handling skills and what Alex Trebek is really like.

Update: That FREE DAYCARE that I alluded to in the last email is actually more like super-fun FREE DAYCAMP for the kids, run by an impressive group of local high school and college students. In addition to all of the traditional arts/crafts/gym class fun that you would expect from camp, we have also lined up pony rides, magicians, bouncy houses and music!

Don't forget to register early to ensure placement in the pristine and newly-renovated Charles Pratt dorm. Housing for children ages 4-10 is $10. The charge for all others is $35 per person, per night. The class fee for attendance will be $125 per adult and $20 per child. This fee includes dinner, open bar and entertainment Friday and Saturday nights, breakfast Saturday and Sunday, kids' activities at headquarters (independent of the college's children's reunion) and class souvenirs.

We are still looking for class officer nominations; let us know who you think should lead the class for the next five years.

Jesse Lock