Reunion schedule and information – one week out

Here’s the link to our up-to-date schedule for reunion weekend. Items in blue boxes are specific events for our class.

Class of 1997

We strongly encourage classmates to register for reunion. If you are planning to attend and have not registered you will need to call 413-538-2201 to register or or change an existing registration.

If you arrive for reunion and have not registered, there is an event fee of $25 (cash only) for each of these 1997 events: Champagne and Strawberries, evening cocktail party and after dinner dance party.

If you have questions leading up to reunion please contact our fabulous reunion chairs Amy Wise Foster and Elizabeth Pettibone DeFilippo. They have worked so hard to plan for a wonderful 20th reunion. Also our hard-working class president Jennifer Travis Fout or I, your humble secretary/ web-coordinator, are happy to answer questions too.

We can’t wait to reunite with everyone back on campus next week!

Class of 1997 Officers

Our 20th Reunion, May 19–21, 2017

The class board and our reunion chairs are busy planning all the details for our 20th reunion. Register by April 15th to attend:


Reunion Planning Has Started!

Well, planning has been in the works for while. Though our fall email, our first reunion communication, has just been sent. Check back here often for more details!

Welcome to the Class of 1997 Website

Hello Fellow Griffins,
I am so happy to see that you have sought out the class. We are in the process of updating the website. Sarah Chasse, our Class Secretary, is spearheading the effort. Feel free to send her ideas, content or pictures. In the meantime, please don’t stop here. Connect with classmates on Facebook and LinkedIn. You will see that there are posts periodically. Plus as the class board becomes more active, we will be sharing so many exciting things.

Since you are here, I thought I would take a moment to update you on what the class board has been doing. First, you may recall we were elected at our 15th Reunion last May.  Second, a few of us attending training on campus last September (oh the leaves!). Third, we drafted a board vision. And fourth,  we are currently in the planning stages. You are probably wondering why the board needs a vision and what besides Reunion does the board plan.

Reunion is a great event and we have fabulous reunion chairs. However, not everyone is able to attend or others do not want to attend, quite frankly. We want to change the latter. Our vision is to reach out, reconnect and elevate. We are still refining the language. Though please let me elaborate on what we mean. We want to develop a program where we reach out to classmates and share with them how to reconnect (e.g. Liking Facebook or attending a webinar). We also want to give classmates different opportunities to connect whether it be online networking events or discussion forums. And lastly, we would like to highlight classmates for publishing a paper, book or blog; running a 5k or marathon; running a business, making tenure, changing jobs or running a household; volunteering in their community, etc. With technology and ideas, the opportunities are endless. That is why we have a vision and are planning. We hope you keep an eye on us the next few months as we share ideas and plans, and give us your feedback. We look forward to reconnecting with you and creating ways to elevate each of our classmates.

Happy Spring!
Jennifer Travis Fout, Class of 1997 President

Class of 1997 Reunion Schedule

Going to reunion? Yeah! Me too. Our hard-working, awesome reunion chairs (Sarah and Michelle) have put together a great weekend. Click here to view the schedule. Some key things for which you should check out the times and note… a class tradition – Friday night is our Pizza Party. Perhaps a new class tradition – We are going on a class hike on Saturday afternoon; families are welcome. (I will be bringing my one-year old.) Also on Saturday, parade costumes are being handed out at the dorm; the class picture is at 5:30pm; and our class meeting is 8-8:30pm – join us for it even if you don’t attend the dinner. Check out the the detailed schedule for more information. See you at reunion! Don’t forget your white outfit (and sneakers for the hike).