We turn not older with the years, but newer every day ~ Emily Dickinson



Our 2015 Reunion Parade Queen!

Come on in to find general Class info, a recap of the 35th Re”Zoom”ion plans created for our virtual reunion, follow-up on our Class Meeting and Alumnae Association’s meeting that was held June 6th, volunteer opportunities, an In Memorium section, a recently updated Class Events page, and an MHC85 in the News page, detailing selected members of the Class of 1985 who have garnered press and accolades!

> Be sure to check our CLASS EVENTS page for details on upcoming Zoom happy hours and our Spring 2022 book club!

> Details for the 2022 March4MHC Challenge ~ every gift matters!

> BIG thanks to all who participated in our Summer 2021 Survey ~ your feedback will help us better curate programs and products for the next few years leading up to the 2025 Reunion!    Here’s a recap of the results!
MHC85-2021 Survey Results

> Have you seen our Class Agents’ video in support of the Mount Holyoke Fund? 
It’s guaranteed to make you laugh, have fun identifying your friends and campus locations and traditions ~ and hopefully garner your support to become a Sustaining Donor for the Mount Holyoke Fund!

Got news?  Make sure to email your Class Scribes with details!

Need to add or update your profile with the Alumnae Association? 
Click here to get started!

A note from our Head Class Agent, Anne-Marie McGonnigal:

Dear Class of 1985:
Fiscal year 2020 ended 06/30/2020, here’s an update on how our Class did:
  > Our 2020 Reunion goal amount of $100,000 has been achieved:
      we raised $103,171!!!   THANK YOU!!!
  > Our 2020 Reunion goal of 35% participation was close:  32%! 
  104 of our donors are Laurel Chain Society members!
  >  In the last five years, we have raised $412,774 for the Mount Holyoke Fund, and have
       given over $1.1 million to all funds at Mount Holyoke (numbers not final).
Here’s the link to donate.

Thank you!!
Anne-Marie McGonnigal

Roommates, Classmates, Big Sisters, Little Sisters… ever wonder what happened to [insert name]?   Check out MHC’s new Find Your People feature and send them an email!

For COVID-19 info from MHC: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/health/coronavirus

We turn not older with the years, but newer ever day ~ Emily Dickinson
Celebrating & connecting MHC85 for 40 years! 



12 Responses to We turn not older with the years, but newer every day ~ Emily Dickinson

  1. Griffin says:

    About Griffins (Andy Ford – Mythical Creatures)
    The griffin has its origin in the Middle East , and it is usually depicted with a combination of animal characteristics. Predominantly, it is part lion and part eagle (the wings and head encompassing the characteristics of the eagle).

    A griffin can be considered any creature that is part mammal and part bird regardless of the specifics. As bird and beast it is symbolic of heaven and Earth, sprit and matter, good and evil, guardian and avenger. As guardian it is considered protective and gentle; as avenger, it is vicious and relentless.

    To encounter a griffin is to encounter great magic and power. It is ever vigilant, and it guards both the Earth and the sky. Thus it provides protection whilst awake and asleep. It will be able to hear your softest whisper and will awaken within you the ability to hear what is behind the words of others.

    Meeting a griffin heralds a time of great power and magic. It lends its immense strength to whatever task may be at hand. After an encounter with a griffin you are likely to find an unusual feather in the mortal world!

  2. Griffin says:

    Thanks Jill, you and your girls are looking great too!

  3. The website ROCKS! Great job ladies. I look forward to keeping in better touch with my classmates between reunions. Love the mini reunion idea. Hope there is one closer to me someday (I’m in Richmond, VA). Think a woman’s wellness retreat or a spa weekend would be tons of fun. How about the Homestead?

  4. Griffin says:

    Thanks Adrienne for your positive comments. Agree with you that a Woman’s wellness retreat/spa weekend could be a big hit for the pampering of our hardworking Griffin classmates. We will keep everyone posted on future mini reunions.

  5. Monica Scantlebury says:

    Beautiful website! Thanks also for providing the description of the griffin above. I went through four years at Mount Holyoke without really contemplating its power and significance. It’s truly an awesome!

  6. Brooke Russell-Zaccone says:

    The site is wonderful – cheers and thanks to you!

  7. Griffin says:

    Thanks Brooke for your words of support. All of us are working to improve the connection among the 1985 MHC Griffins. It’s been exciting to see our classmate reconnect with each other and even form new relationships.

  8. Marvic says:

    I like the idea of having a grand reunion exciting because I can see again my older classmate and freind..Really enjoyable..I think this year we had a plan to set again a class reunion..flat rate movers

  9. Allison Palmer says:

    Hello! Anyone living near Norman, Oklahoma? I couldn’t make it to the reunion, but would love to have a mini-reunion!

  10. Griffin says:

    Did you get any response to your request for a min-reunion Allison? If not, please consider posting it on our MHC85 Facebook page. I noticed you are a member.

    For those ’85 Griffins who are not members yet of our MHC85 Facebook page, please join us. We are now at 185 members!

  11. Suzanne Massicotte Ward says:

    I just signed myself and my 15 year old daughter up for reunion. Can’t wait to see everyone and reconnect!

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