Upcoming Alumni Programs & Events

January - April 2021
5:30 pm

Green Living Seminars

Every semester the Green Living Seminars center around a different topic, timely and relevant in current sustainability issues.

Presented by the Environmental Studies Department and the MCLA Berkshire Environmental Resource Center (BERC). Free and open to the public. 

View Schedule and Register>>>

 


February 8, 2021
4 pm

Mindfulness Mondays Series with Monique Symes '11

Join us at 4pm every Monday starting Feb. 1 – Mar. 1, 2021 with owner and creator of Mindful Mashup, Monique Symes ’11 for a Mindful Monday. Each week, Monique will guide participants through light office-friendly stretches and breathing exercises in classes lasting the length of your 15-minute coffee break.

Monique is a yoga and wellness instructor who has taught over 100 hours of children's yoga full time in the Boston Public Schools, adult Zoom yoga and special events. Monique currently infuses wellness practices into her online teaching as a Boston Public Schools educator and offers online yoga classes several times a week. Monique is excited to be partnering with MCLA to bring some self-care and joy to her alma mater! Please note that we will not meet on February 15, 2021 due to the holiday.
Each session will be streamed live to MCLA Alumni’s Facebook page.

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February 13, 2021
9 am 

Alumni Association Board Meeting

To RSVP and receive dial-in information for this meeting, contact us at alumni@mcla.edu.


February 18, 2021
12 pm`

Trailblazing the Path: Careers in Social Work Roundtable 

Your major can lead in many directions. Hear from a panel of alumni who have built a career in Social Work and learn how they followed the path from MCLA to their current position.
Program is suited for students and graduates of the last decade. Free and open to the public.

Register here>>>

Learn more & join the conversation on Facebook>>>


February 22, 2021
4 pm 

Mindfulness Mondays Series with Monique Symes '11

Join us at 4pm every Monday starting Feb. 1 – Mar. 1, 2021 with owner and creator of Mindful Mashup, Monique Symes ’11 for a Mindful Monday. Each week, Monique will guide participants through light office-friendly stretches and breathing exercises in classes lasting the length of your 15-minute coffee break.

Monique is a yoga and wellness instructor who has taught over 100 hours of children's yoga full time in the Boston Public Schools, adult Zoom yoga and special events. Monique currently infuses wellness practices into her online teaching as a Boston Public Schools educator and offers online yoga classes several times a week. Monique is excited to be partnering with MCLA to bring some self-care and joy to her alma mater! Please note that we will not meet on February 15, 2021 due to the holiday.
Each session will be streamed live to MCLA Alumni’s Facebook page.

Watch here
To receive event reminders click here.


March 1, 2021
4 pm

Mindfulness Mondays Series with Monique Symes '11

Join us at 4pm every Monday starting Feb. 1 – Mar. 1, 2021 with owner and creator of Mindful Mashup, Monique Symes ’11 for a Mindful Monday. Each week, Monique will guide participants through light office-friendly stretches and breathing exercises in classes lasting the length of your 15-minute coffee break.

Monique is a yoga and wellness instructor who has taught over 100 hours of children's yoga full time in the Boston Public Schools, adult Zoom yoga and special events. Monique currently infuses wellness practices into her online teaching as a Boston Public Schools educator and offers online yoga classes several times a week. Monique is excited to be partnering with MCLA to bring some self-care and joy to her alma mater! Please note that we will not meet on February 15, 2021 due to the holiday.
Each session will be streamed live to MCLA Alumni’s Facebook page.

Watch here
To receive event reminders click here.


March 3, 2021

Lavender Voices: a Conversation with Mayor Alex Morse

Join us at 6 P.M., Wednesday, March 3 for a moderated discussion with Mayor Alex Morse about his experience as the first openly gay mayor in the history of the city of Holyoke and his advice to students seeking a similar path in politics.
The event is free and open to the public!

Click here to register for your spot today: https://bit.ly/AlexMorse21


March 16, 2021
7 pm

SGA Student/ Alumni Event: "Ask Me Anything"

Details to come!


March 12, 2021 
4 pm

Zoom Dance Party with DJ Bengey (Bengey Asse '06)

Join alum Bengey Asse '06 Mar. 12 at 4 – 4:45 p.m. to wind down and shake off the winter blues.

He’ll be spinning tunes live on Zoom.

Register here>>>


March 23, 2021
4 pm

MCLA Foundation Inc. Inaugural Endowment Summit

The MCLA Foundation has been proudly investing in the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts since 1977. You are invited to the Foundation’s first-ever Endowment Summit, an opportunity for donors to hear from our investing partners about the growth and trajectory of the endowment investments, as well as from College leadership about the path forward for MCLA.

RSVP is requested by March 20, 2021 by clicking here or calling 413-662-5224.


March 25, 2021
4 pm

"The Leadership Decision" Fireside Chat with Author Catherine Rymsha '06

Join us Mar. 25 at 4:00 p.m. for a virtual conversation with Catherine Rymsha ’06, author of “The Leadership Decision” and MCLA English/Communications professor, Paul Lesage, as they discuss what it means to be a leader and how alumni and students can make the active decision to lead each and every day.

Learn more and Register >>> 


April 7, 2021
6 pm

Lavender Career Roundtable: Faculty on Being Out in Academia

Join us Apr. 7 at 6:00 p.m. for a moderated discussion of LGBTQIA+ identified MCLA faculty and staff members as they explore concerns related to the intersection of professional practice and sexual orientation, gender expression, and identity in academia.

This event will serve as a safe place for panelists, students, and alumni to share lived experiences, advice, and build community while tackling difficult conversations.

This panel is free and open to current students and alumni.

Cohosted by the MCLA Alumni Association and the Queer Student Union

Register here>>>


April 14, 2021
6 pm

Lavender Career Roundtable: Alumni on Being Out in the Workplace 

Join us Apr. 14 at 6:00 p.m. for a moderated discussion of LGBTQIA+ professionals as they explore career concerns related to sexual orientation, gender expression, and identity.

This event will serve as a safe place for panelists, students, and alumni to share lived experiences, advice, and build community while tackling difficult career conversations.

This panel is free and open to current students and alumni.

Cohosted by the MCLA Alumni Association and the Queer Student Union

Register here>>>


April 24, 2021
9 am 

Alumni Association Board Meeting

To RSVP and receive dial-in information for this meeting, contact us at alumni@mcla.edu.


April 29-30, 2021

#MCLA Gives

Details to come!


May 15, 2021

Class of 2021 Commencement

We'll be celebrating the newest class to enter the Alumni Association and honoring the class of 1971 who will celebrate their 50th reunion anniversary. 

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May 20- May 23, 2021

 

 

Class of 2020 Reunion Weekend 

The Class of 2020 will gather for Commencement ceremonies and other activities including Baccalaureate, Honors Society recognitions, and traditional Senior Week events. On-campus housing will be provided. When a final schedule with further details is available, it will be shared with the class by email. 

Registration information to follow. 


June 18-20, 2021

 

 

Save the Date: Alumni Reunion Weekend

Join us in beautiful North Adams to reconnect and reminisce with classmates and friends. 

Registration information to follow. 


June 18, 2021

Alumni Association Board Meeting

To RSVP and receive dial-in information for this meeting, contact us at alumni@mcla.edu.


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