First founded in 1894, the organization includes former students and graduates as members and serves to enhance alumni’s relationships with each other and with their alma mater and its students. The association organized and held the first regular class reunion in 1914.
All alumni are invited and encouraged to return to campus and share in the spirit of a very special Reunion, with a day of dedicated 125th anniversary celebrations on Saturday, featuring events that follow President Pamela Fox’s State of the University address, including:
- Alumni Association 125th anniversary celebration and farm-to-table luncheon, with a mini farmers’ market featuring local growers and producers set up just outside of Hunt Dining Hall
- Remembrance service honoring Mary Julia Baldwin and her legacy in light of the association’s 125th anniversary
- Alumni and faculty dinner reception, the hallmark event toasting the 125th anniversary, invites graduates to honor the faculty who shaped their lives, and meet the engaging new faculty working with MBU students today. Thanks to the generous support of Jane Townes ’69 for this event.
- Conversation and dessert by the fire pit and the traditional candle lighting ceremony close the 125th celebration.
“As a Mary Baldwin alumna, I’m so excited to welcome all alumni back for our 125th anniversary celebration of the Alumni Association,” said Anne Holland ’89, director of special projects for the Office of Alumni Engagement. “It’s going to make this year’s Reunion even more special.”
These celebrations join an exciting slate of events for the classes of 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014, together with the Grafton Society and the classes of 1949, 1954, 1959, and 1964, which are celebrating their milestone Reunion years.
“There are so many things to be excited about it’s difficult to single out just one,” said Eng about this year’s Reunion program. “I am very much looking forward to welcoming back all alumni to our campus, reminiscing about the past, setting our sights to the future, and sharing with everyone the exceptionally good news occurring across the campus!”