More than 400 alumnae and alumni and other visitors were on the Randolph campus this weekend to rekindle old friendships, participate in campus traditions, and much more. With 420 registered participants, Reunion 2018 was the most-attended Reunion since 2006.
In addition to the high attendance, Reunion alumnae and alumni gave generously and raised $975,643 for all purposes. The Class of 1968 was recognized both for highest Reunion attendance with 84 attendees, and also highest Reunion class gift participation, with 109 members of the class making gifts (62%). The Class of 1973 was recognized for largest Reunion class gift, with over $130,000. The Class of 1958 set the record for the greatest Reunion attendance of any post-50th class, with more than 30 classmates in attendance.
Also during the 2018 Reunion, the College recognized Dorothy Braden Bruce ’42 with a special Alumnae Achievement Award. Bruce is the featured character in Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II, written by New York Times bestselling author Liza Mundy.
At the special ceremony, John Long, director of education for the National D-Day Memorial, facilitated Bruce’s sharing stories of courage, service, and accomplishments during her top secret mission breaking Japanese naval codes.
The Alumnae Achievement Award recognizes an alumna who personifies the value of a liberal arts education and who has brought honor to herself and to the College through her outstanding accomplishments.