Class of 1978
Welcome to the Class of 1978 web page!
Whether you've been away for years, or you just left Alden Street, don't miss this chance to reconnect with friends and share your Springfield College memories. Details from your class reunion leaders and the office of alumni relations will follow throughout the year.
Click here to view the Save the Date Postcard.
March 1, 2013
Our 35th reunion is less than three months away, and, with much excitement, many of our classmates are making travel plans from near and far!
Our class has always done a terrific job of "giving back" our financial resources, especially in Reunion years. Our class still holds the giving record for a class celebrating its’ 30th Reunion. In 2008 we raised $459,889! The record we are going after this year is $265,029, currently being held by the Class of 1974. To date, we are at $112,497 in cash and pledges! If you have already given this year, thank you! If you haven’t had the chance yet, please do what you can and help us set a new record. Please consider giving during the month of March. Last year the College set out to make March the best month of giving to the Springfield College Annual Fund. Last year the College recorded a record total of $223,202.08! If we surpass that record total this year, the College has secured an anonymous alumni couple who will contribute an additional $10,000. Let's all make our annual gift, fulfill our outstanding pledges or make an additional gift to break the previous record and secure this challenge gift for our GREAT College!
Over the next six weeks we have a team of our classmates calling as many of "us" as possible to encourage all to make a difference in the future of Springfield College! Remember, ANY size gift is important and will get us closer to a new record for the Class of 1978 and for the College during the month of March.
While I still have your attention about giving, the Reunion committee is asking each classmate to give to our class dues account. These monies help to off-set reunion expenses, band at the reunion dinner, special guests and such. The committee has decided to ask each of us to make a class dues commitment of $19.78. This can be included in the envelope provided. That check should be made out to Springfield College. In the memo section put: 1978 Class Dues. Please consider this request....it is only $5.00 a year between reunions! :)
Please be looking for emails from the Reunion committee in the coming weeks with specific details about our Reunion. Also, follow us on our Facebook page – “Springfield College Class of 1978”. Connect (and re-connect) with friends, and maybe share any old photos you have of our college days, past reunions, etc.
Look forward to seeing you all in JUNE!!!
Class of 1978 Reunion Committee,
Mark Mathews, Mike Meehan, Anne Gearhart Freeze, David Swords and Karl Zacker
P.S. So, if you haven't made your travel plans...DO IT TODAY...if you haven't made your annual gift...DO IT TODAY!
February 14, 2013
How long ago does 1978 sound to you now? Well, 35 years ago we graduated from Springfield College. On June 6 - 9, 2013 our class is having our 35th reunion event at the college. With over 500 graduates from our class, we hope for a good turnout to see old friends, catch up on each other's lives and celebrate being together again at Springfield College.
The class of '78 Reunion Committee will be reaching out to all of you to set the date and for you to plan a visit to our campus again. There is an exciting four days of events planned so look for class e-mails, phone calls and possibly even a video inviting you to come back for the reunion. So, please note the dates - June 6-9! If you can't make it for the whole weekend, please come for part. When the reunion materials are received by you; sign up to join us!
Along with on-campus housing many of us will be staying at the Springfield Marriott where rooms have been discounted and blocked off for our class. To make your reservation at the Marriott, call 413-781-7111 and be sure to mention the Springfield College Reunion room block. Reservations must be made by May 9 in order to receive the group rate of $119 per night + tax. (A major credit card is required to hold your reservation.)
Please download the pre-response form and return to the Alumni Office as soon as possible. (Please note this is not your official registration but assists in the planning of the weekend.)
Also, be sure to check out the Class of '78's Facebook page. This could be a fun way for us to reconnect for the reunion and include any classmates who are unable to attend.
So, save the date and note your calendars for June 6-9, 2013. See you soon!
Class of 1978 Reunion Committee,
Dave Swords, Karl Zacker, Mark Mathews, Michael Meehan and Anne Gearhart Freeze
Note: Many classmates can't make all 4 days of the reunion…We encourage you to attend even for a day. It will be fun!!
Below is a list of Alumni who have indicated that they WILL be attending Reunion in June:
|Scott R. Bakerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Robin Ann Richards Bienemann||RobinAnn@CrimsonRook.com|
|Anne Gearhart Freeze|
|Michael P. McCombs||Mike.McCombs@comcast.net|
|William F. McDonald|
|Michael T. Meehanemail@example.com|
|Jackie Radcliffe Thorntonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wayne K. Wise||Wayne.email@example.com / wwisehoustonisd.com|
|Darlene E. Woolson||WoolyWoolson@comcast.net|
Below is a list of Alumni who have indicated they MIGHT be attending reunion in June:
|Christina Murphy Brannock||ChrisB413@comcast.net|
|Linda Wolfe DeFlaun|
|Barbara Moran Kelleyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kim Allen Mayfield|
|Sarah (Sally) Rice McCaigue|
|Paula A. Pagos|
|Deborah Ging McQuade Stewartemail@example.com|
|Nancy Bondaruk Wright||nWright@barrettandco.com|
Please note:Alumni volunteers whose contact information is listed have given consent to Springfield College to do so with regards to their respective roles of supporting Springfield College. The information has been established specifically for Springfield College communications. It is not a conduit for solicitation of a commercial, financial, or political nature. It is not to be used to raise funds for other charities.