Our 50th Reunion  May 29 - 31, 2015

From our Reunion Team:

Can you believe the time has come to return to Hollins to celebrate our 50th reunion? We certainly hope that all of you will make every effort to join us for this special weekend!
Reunion 2015 will run from May 29-May 31, and we will have a special 50th reunion dinner on the evening of May 28. You will receive a brochure in March from the Hollins alumnae office with various packages and pricing options, a full schedule of events, and a registration form. Start planning now to attend!
While some of us volunteered to serve on the committee for this special reunion, we would love to have company. If you would like to be involved , please let Sally Thompson, our Class Reunion Chair, know. (Her contact information is below.)
Assembling our 50th Reunion Website "Reflections" Page (in lieu of the Memory Book of our 25th Reunion) will be Sylvia Doughty Kraemer, our class webmaster. You can now click on the "Reflections" tab at the top of this page to revisit our Hollins experience with your classmates. For more on how to participate, see opposite side.
We now have a Reunion Gift committe, thanks to Connie Whittet Garrett, Anna Logan Lawson, and Yates Nobles. If you can help, please let Sally Thompson know, or contact Hannah Alley, associate director of development at Hollins. You can email her at alleyhl@hollins.edu or call her at (540)-362-6380.
Reunion giving ensures other young women get the chance to benefit from the world of possibility Hollins opened for each of us. Let?s set a record for the largest gift and participation from a 50th Reunion class!
Make your gift today online at www.hollins.edu/giveonline.

Don?t miss this most special weekend! Come back to Hollins for Reunion 2015.

THE CLASS OF 1965 REUNION TEAM:

Reunion Chair
Sally Thompson
tampasal@verizon.net
813-254-3009
813- 760-5120 (mobile phone)
813-251-1573 (fax)

Reunion Gift Committee
Connie Whittet Garrett, Chair
Anna Logan Lawson
Yates Nobles



"Reflections" Page Chair / Webmaster

Sylvia Doughty Kraemer
skraemer@baconspromise.org
207-772-4305

www.hollins1965.org

Class Reporter
Parlin Hargrave Meyerparlin_bill@yahoo.com
305-294-3720

Facebook Page:

www.facebook.com/Groups/Hollins1965


"Reflections" Page Chair / Webmaster
Sylvia Doughty Kraemer
skraemer@baconspromise.org
207-772-4305

www.hollins65.org

Class Reporter
Parlin Hargrave Meyer

parlin_bill@yahoo.com
305-294-3720

Facebook Page:

www.facebook.com/Groups/Hollins1965

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Hollins Alumnae

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CLASS OF 1965 REUNION TEAM:

Reunion Chair
Sally Thompson
tampasal@verizon.net
813-254-3009
813- 760-5120 (mobile phone)
813-251-1573 (fax)

Reunion Gift Committee
Connie Whittet Garrett, Chair
Anna Logan Lawson
Yates Nobles

Lost touch with your classmates?

Click on: Hollins Alumnae Directory

YOU WILL NEED A USER ID AND PIN TO ACCESS THIS SECURE AREA IN THE HOLLINS INFORMATION SYSTEM. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A USER ID AND PIN, PLEASE CALL

(800) 846-5371 AND

ASK FOR PAIGE CRAFT.

Going Places, with Well Furnished Minds

- Anna Logan Lawson, '65

(Remarks at Alumnae Reunion Celebration, Saturday, May 30, 2015)

Good morning to all of you! It is an honor to be speaking today, and something of a miracle , considering last night. I trust that I can do justice to the amazing class of 1965. Congratulations to our awardees, especially our classmates Hoppy and Wendy. We have with us our SGA president, our senior class president and vice president, the chairs of RLA, Campus Activities, Symposium, the Philosophy Club, International Relations Club, Forum, the Art Association, the Drama Association, several athletic groups, and Psi Chi. Interestingly, I was not any of these, nor was our Reunion Chair. Point one: the Hollins of the 1960’s nurtured late bloomers!

Our thanks to everyone on campus who has helped the ’65 reunion team bring our many classmates together, this weekend and beyond. We are
especially indebted to our Reunion Chair, Sally Thompson; to our Reunion Gift Guru, Connie Whittet Garrett (and her chief development consultant, Waddy); to our Hospitality and Logistics Manager, Yates Nobles; and to the Woman of Many Hats (including the ones we are wearing today), Parlin Hargrave Meyer (also our class reporter). Please, Sally, Connie, Yates, and Parlin—stand up.

And crucial to everything is our “Reflections” creator, webmaster and editor, Sylvia Doughty Kraemer, former editor in chief of the Hollins Columns. Sylvia, who could not be here today, is the computer genius and patient saint who devised our online “reunion book.”  Sylvia prodded, begged, cajoled, and (in some cases) threatened us to send her our information—250 words and current photo. She moved deadlines (pushing them back again and again), walked some of us through the nightmares of converting our Apple submissions into the site’s proper format, and then edited a few of our way-too-long autobiographies!  Sylvia’s work is a huge factor in our turnout for this weekend, and it will be the
glue for our connection to Hollins in the future. (Go to hollins65.org to see more —but later, please.)

It is from these “Reflections” that emerged, for me, THE compelling theme of our Hollins years: while I don’t think anyone here can forget the impact of
Hollins being a woman’s college, I want to focus this couple of minutes on the enormous, undeniable value of the liberal arts. What the “Reflections” of 60
of our classmates illustrate is that a liberal arts graduate can get a job, or many jobs, and that a liberal arts education is the absolute best preparation for leading a civilized and fulfilling life. Or, as Barnard College 

President Judith Shapiro has said, “You want the inside of your head to be an interesting place to spend the rest of your life.”

Economics majors, chemistry, French, music majors, English, politics majors, math, biology, and philosophy and religion majors, statistics—all of us had to know something about the whole liberal arts “scheme.”

Looking at the ways in which many of our classmates have spent their lives, it is clear that a liberal arts education prepares one to go in almost any direction, or several —simultaneously or in seriatim.  Among us is the English major who made a career if helping citizens in her city get access to affordable housing. Or another who founded a non-profit to insure equal pay for women; she has delivered 600 “smart salary” workshops in 49 states.

Then there is our classmate who majored philosophical and religious thought, studied on Hollins Abroad, went on to become a doctor (practicing today at UVA), and volunteers in Haiti where, she explains, “Kreyol is easier to learn if one has mastered French.” Or yet another English major who never took a biology course at Hollins, or a single economics class, but has spent the last two decades on environmental causes, learning about ecology and climate change, and 20 years ago help found a community bank.

One last point: we hear a lot today about women over 50 being “invisible.” This week, in an interview on NPR, Candice Bergen talked about her new memoir, focusing on the fact that SHE felt invisible. Candice Bergen! Men over 50—even those in their 60’s and 70’s—they don’t feel invisible. What is it with women? Can it be only the “youth oriented” American culture? Is Justice Ginsberg invisible? How about Gloria Steinem and her female cohort headed to North Korea? Or 80-year-old Jane Goodall who was right here on the Hollins campus 5 weeks ago talking about her Roots and Shoots Foundation, an effort to to educate young people a over the world about environmental issues.

I think it’s time we asked the question a different way: invisible to whom? Why do we think so? Take the questions with you. If answers are difficult find, go back to hollins65.org. You’ll find dozens of over-50 women there who are anything but invisible!

Remember this: Women who are going places start at Hollins (Trisha Rawles stole my line!)  Women who have been to Hollins are going places, again and again: in social justice, conservation, education, law, the science, the arts, business, politics.

Women in the class of 1965 are VISIBLE!! Stand up, you awesome women!!

REUNION LUNCHEON FOR CLASS OF 1965 – PLANNING MEETING FOR 2020 - Saturday, May 30, 2015

Sally Thompson, 50th Anniversary Reunion Chair

 We were able to squeeze in a class meeting on the Front Quad at our Saturday Reunion Luncheon. Our task was to identify classmates for the 2020 Reunion Committee to provide to Alumnae Relations.

Thanks to all you who participated contributed, etc. Rather than list all names, I second Anna’s words of appreciation to the right.   (2015 Reunion Committee members selected in 2010 are listed below.  Even if you were not contacted, we felt your support. )

This is the first time we have been able to do almost everything electronically so it really made a difference. We are hoping that there will be good participation at later reunions because reconnecting with old (and making new) friends surpassed all of our expectations. There was some discussion about a blog and looking into hosting a website, but at this time Sylvia Kraemer has agreed to continue to maintain this website for the foreseeable future. (See www.hollins65.org) I will continue to maintain the Facebook page as well. Because of confidentiality, some personal information, such as a more user friendly class listing, will be updated and available only by request. 

2020 class reunion chairs and members nominated and elected at this meeting are as follows:

Reunion Co-Chairs: Sally Thompson and Virginia Hunton Totten (Note VA was our 1965 Class President)

Reunion Gift Chair: Ann “Hoppy” Hopkins (assisted by Connie Whittet Garrett)

Reunion Committee Members: Anna Logan Lawson, Bini Herrmann, Priscilla “Bug” Fitzhugh, Parlin Hargrave Meyer, Sally Craig, Connie Whittet Garrett, Sylvia Kraemer, Perry Hodges, Judith Moore Goff, Mary-Mac Lamb Laing, Gay Lloyd Franklin Best, Yates Nobles, Diane Auslander

Class Reporter: Parlin Hargrave Meyer 

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This Web site was created by and for the Hollins College Class of 1965. Information on this Web site is intended for individual communication of a personal nature among Hollins alumnae. Use of this information for any other purpose is strictly prohibited. Accuracy of the information on this site cannot be guaranteed. Hollins University and the Hollins Alumnae Relations office are not responsible for the content of this Web site. Responsibility for the Web site and its content belongs solely to the 1965 Class. Web site developed and maintained by Sylvia Kraemer '65, skraemer@baconspromise.org.

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