REUNION weekend 2017 SCHEDULE

Join us as we celebrate another reunion weekend and welcome back the Class of 1967, as they celebrate their 50th reunion and become the newest members of the Golden Graduates. We have a lot of fun activities planned for the weekend, inlcuding the Distinguished Alumni Luncheon in which we celebrate the accomplishments of our many talented alumni. We hope to see you then!

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Back to the Classroom lunch with Dr. Bob Bence,
PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND HISTORY EMERITUs
"
ISLAM: MY SEARCH FOR UNDERSTANDING"

12 – 2 p.m.

Join the class of 1967 and golden graduates for this semi-annual Faculty Emeriti Luncheon.

Murdock Hall, Sammer Dennis Room (218)
Registration required. REGISTER HERE

 

Men's Soccer vs. Westfield State 

6 p.m.

Watch under the lights at Shewcraft Field as the Trailblazers take on the rival Owls in MASCAC action!

Joseph Zavattaro Athletic Complex, Shewcraft field

 

Alumni Mingle

8 p.m.

Alumni come together to kick off the weekend. Enjoy friends, food, and more! Complimentary snacks with cash bar.

Ramuntos
67 Main Street, North Adams

Registration required. REGISTER HERE

 

Saturday, September 23, 2017 

REGISTRATION, coffee, AND GIFT bag!

9:30 – 11 a.m.

Grab a cup of coffee and donut, receive your alumni gift bag and your complete reunion schedule, and sit down to hear about the extraordinary things that are happening at your alma mater with MCLA's 12th President, James F. Birge.

Murdock Hall, Sammer Dennis Room (218) 
Registration required. REGISTER HERE

 

"State of the College" address by President James F. Birge 

10 a.m.

Join President James F. Birge for an update on MCLA today. Learn the latest about the College's new programs of study, our 2017-2022 Strategic Plan, and other college initiatives. Take this opportunity to hear directly from President Birge about all the good things that are happening at your alma mater!

Murdock Hall, Sammer Dennis Room (218) 

 

LOOK GREAT AT THE GATES: PHOTOBOOTH

10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Get your classmates together for a picture at the iconic MCLA Gates. These gates have been a tradition at MCLA for years. They open twice a year: once as the freshmen enter into the College, and again in May when the seniors graduate.

The gates on Church Street, across from Berkshire Towers 

 

Residence Hall Tours and Student Conversations

11 a.m.

Stop by Berkshire Towers and Hoosac Hall. See what residential life is like today. Take a guided tour of Berkshire Towers and Hoosac Hall with staff and students. 

Begins at Berkshire Towers

 

Volleyball Tri Match vs. Salem State/Elms College

11 a.m.

Watch the Trailblazers compete in a tri match with the Vikings and Blazers!

Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium

 

Distinguished Alumni Luncheon

12 – 2 p.m.

This annual luncheon honors six distinguished alumni who have made outstanding contributions in community service, or in service to the College and its alumni. We also recognize the Class of 1967 as they celebrate their 50th Reunion, joining our golden graduates who graduated 50 or more years ago.

This year's awardees are:

Young Alum Award: Jamal Ahamad '11
Humanitarian Award: Wayne A. Soares '89
Outstanding Educator Award: Susan A. Bell '97
Outstanding Educator Emeritus Award: Russell J. Pearce '60
Service to the College Award: Daniel J. Trombley '90
Distinguished Alumna Award: Ellen L. Kennedy '83

$30 per person
Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation
Registration required. REGISTER HERE 

Questions & information contact Christine Naughton '99, director of alumni relations and development (413) 662-5074 or C.Naughton@mcla.edu

 

ALUMNI BASEBALL/Softball game
(Alumni vs. current Trailblazer roster)

1 p.m.

Come up to Zavattaro complex as the alumni take on the current Trailblazers in the popular games and reminisce with old friends.

Joseph Zavattaro Athletic Complex, Softball field
No alcohol allowed on the field.

 

Open alumni Kick-Around-Men's and Women's Soccer

1 p.m.

Come up and check out Shewcraft field for some pick up soccer games on the turf with other alumni.

Joseph Zavattaro Athletic Complex, Shewcraft field
No alcohol allowed on the field.

 

Women's Tennis vs. Johnson State 

1 p.m.

Watch as the Trailblazers battle the Badgers in North Atlantic Conference action! 

Joseph Zavattaro Athletic Complex, Tennis court

 

Class of 1967 Brick reveal

2 p.m.

The Class of 1967 is invited to join us for the unveiling of the newly etched brick on the exterior of Murdock Hall.

Murdock Hall

 

Sharing our stories: Alumni Oral History

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Join the conversation! Golden Graduates are invited to stop by the College's television studio to share highlights of their lives over the past 50+ years.

Mark Hopkins Hall, TV Studio
Registration required. REGISTER HERE

 

ARTS MATTER! MCLA and Berkshire County ***

2:30 p.m.

Join professors Lisa Donovan and Melanie Mowinski, MCLA Fine & Performing Arts Department, for an arts discussion at Gallery 51 followed by optional Mass MoCA visit. 

Gallery 51
51 Main Street, North Adams

Mass MoCA (self-pay museum ticket)
1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams 

Registration required. REGISTER HERE

 

INNOVATION BEGINS HERE: 

Bowman hall, fcsi, Freel library, mark hopkins hall, and venable hall Tour

3 p.m.

Enjoy a full tour of the newly renovated Bowman Hall, Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, Freel Library, Mark Hopkins Hall, and Venable Hall to learn about what these buildings have to offer our students and the community.

Begin at Bowman Hall, 2nd floor atrium

 

all alumni reception 

4:30 p.m.

Unwind with classmates and other MCLA friends at a casual reception on the veranda before heading off to your dinner destination. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres with cash bar.

Holiday Inn Berkshires
40 Main Street, North Adams

Registration required. REGISTER HERE

 

ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME Reception and DINNER ***

5:30 p.m.

Join us as we induct our newest members of the Athletics Hall of Fame.

This year's inductees are:

Jen Wehner '12 (Women's Soccer and Basketball)
Phil Caruso (Men's Soccer)
Kevin Carmody (Baseball)

$50 per person ($20 children 12 and under)
Holiday Inn Berkshires
40 Main Street, North Adams

Registration required. REGISTER HERE

 

Class DINNERS

If you are celebrating a milestone reunion year and would like to set up a reservation for a class dinner, please contact Christine Naughton, director of alumni relations, at (413) 662-5074 or C.Naughton@mcla.edu.

 

CLASS of 1967 dINNER ***

6:30 p.m.

Grazie Italian Ristorante
26 Marshall Street, North Adams
Registration required. REGISTER HERE

 

CLASS OF 1966 DINNER ***

6:30 p.m.

Grazie Italian Ristorante
26 Marshall Street, North Adams
Registration required. REGISTER HERE

  

Sunday, September 24, 2017

RUGBY CLUB VS. Framingham State University

1 p.m.

Come up and support the MCLA Rugby Club!

Joseph Zavattaro Athletic Complex, Shewcraft field
No alcohol allowed on the field.

 

Reconnect with North Adams ***

MASS MoCA Galleries
$10 tickets (coupon included in your registration gift bag)

Hoosac Valley Train Ride 
11 a.m., 1:30 pm., and 3:00 p.m.
Click here for more information and prices

The Clark Art Institute
10% off tickets (coupon included in your registration gift bag)

*** Indicates self-pay

Beta Lambda's Dance-A-Thon
 

Questions?

Contact the Office of Institutional Advancement:
(413) 662-5224 or
email advancement@mcla.edu

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