FUN & FACTS: ALUMNAE WEEKEND 2022



What a rollercoaster of a journey we have taken together during the past several years to finally arrive at our destination - Alumnae Weekend 2022 held on campus April 21-24.

Friendship was in full force and sisterhood reigned supreme as we had FUN traveling through our respective years as classes celebrated a HUG-It-Out reunion.

Thank you to the many alumnae volunteers, College staff volunteers (especially the advancement team), and student volunteers who worked tirelessly to make the reunion a unique experience and one for the record books. Kudos to the WCAA Board of Managers for their leadership and to Alumnae Weekend Chair Natalie Puckett Evans ’02.

A very special heartfelt thank you to the WCAA for renaming the Distinguished Alumnae Award for Service to Wesleyan in my honor. I will be forever grateful for this special recognition.

Loyally,

Cathy Coxey Snow ’71

  • Annual Meeting attendance: Approximately 400 alumnae from approximately 40 Classes

  • Farthest international travelers: Karlyn Sturmer ’75 and Nannette Coco ’73 traveled from Costa Rica (more than 3,000 miles)

  • Farthest stateside traveler: Martha Conner Richard ’72 from Napa, CA (about 2,600 miles)

  • Celebrating their 65th reunion: 4 members of the Class of 1957 at the Annual Meeting: Nan McClellan Flowers, Julie Adams Hawk, Jean Middlebrooks Morris, Kay Lough Neely

  • Three Golden Belle events – a dinner for Classes 1970 and 1971 on Thursday and a luncheon for the Class of 1972 on Friday.

  • Alumna representation from earliest class at Golden Bells luncheon: Christine Nicholas, Class of ’48

  • Fundraising: Exceeded our weekend goal of $22,000, raising more than $38,000.

  • Special tribute to Wesleyan College President Vivia L. Fowler for her 15 years of service at Wesleyan

  • Successfully surprised Alumnae Director Cathy Snow, honoring her devotion to the College by renaming the Distinguished Service to Wesleyan Award to the Cathy Coxey Snow ’71 Award for Distinguished Service to Wesleyan.

  • Tremendous turnout for the panel discussion celebrating Wesleyan’s First Five Black Graduates, Class of 1972, as they celebrated their 50th Class Reunion: Sonya Tomlinson Holland, Marvette Baldwin Jenkins, Christine Everett, Dyleane Tolbert Taylor, and Carolyn McClinton Woodard.

  • Announced new award honoring Wesleyan’s First Five established by the Sisters of the First Five Black alumnae affinity group.



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