MOUNT HOLYOKE CLASS OF 1975 FALL 2023 NEWSLETTER
September is here, and Mount Holyoke classes are in session under our new College President, Danielle Holley. President Holley’s formal inauguration is September 21, and time will tell how the College will evolve during her presidency. It’s an exciting time at Mount Holyoke! Last month, Holley held an online M&C’s (that’s what Milk and Crackers is called these days) for invited Alumnae Association volunteers. Your Class Co-president Sandi Carbonari Welsh and I found Holley to be articulate and eager to immerse herself into life at Mount Holyoke. This year’s first year class, the Class of 2027, is a very large one, as an unexpectedly high number of accepted students from last year’s applicant pool have enrolled at the College. Although this is a nice problem for Mount Holyoke to have, it has led to a housing crunch, and parts of Willits Hallowell Center have temporarily been converted to dorm rooms.
Our fall Class of 1975 activities begin with a Zoom Monday, October 2, on the topic of moving. Many classmates have left their longtime residences for a variety of reasons- to live closer to family members, to reside in a warmer place in the winter, or to have the adventure of living in a place they’ve always wanted to be. Some of us have downsized to avoid the upkeep of a large home we don’t need, or to save money. If you have moved or are thinking of moving in coming years, this Zoom is for you! Our panel will consist of the below alumnae. Liz will offer advice as a professional realtor, and Eileen, Coral, Ellen, and Gloria will discuss their recent moves. We have geographical representation from coast to coast!
Liz Hirsch, San Francisco CA,
Eileen Leahy Epstein, Falmouth, ME
Coral Grout, Winchendon, MA and Tarpon Springs, FL
Ellen Kane, Washington, DC
Gloria Niedringhaus Jarvis, St. Louis, MO
Below is the link to join this event:
Share Your Tips and Stories about Moving!
Time: Oct 2, 2023 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 853 5527 7312
Watch your inboxes for information on our second Zoom of the fall, a program on traveling and living in France, planned by Eileen Epstein. Eileen has traveled to France many times, and will be joined by classmates who live in France or who know the country intimately, including retired Kenyon College Professor of French, Jane Cowles.
Thank you to all who have paid class dues. Dues are not a donation to MHC, but fund Class of 1975 programming. For those who have not yet done so, 2020-2025 dues of $50 may be paid by sending a check to Co-Treasurer Alice Maroni at 15 Franklin St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3828. The more dues we collect now, the better our Reunion Chairs can budget for the festivities at our 50th Reunion.
As always, please contact me at email@example.com or Sandi Welsh at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have suggestions for class activities, and write Class Scribe Eileen Epstein at email@example.com if you have news to share with other ’75’s. You are also welcome to post news about yourself or others to our closed Facebook group, Mount Holyoke ’75.
Wishing you a safe and healthy fall season,
Co-president, Class of 1975