Reunion Veterans Speak

Reunion Veterans Speak

For those on the fence:

GO! Go, go, go. We do not size up each other based on résumés, or looks, or any of the other cliché reunion yardsticks. The things that separated us when we were younger don’t matter now. Everyone is your friend. People are open and warm. You’re a Wellesley woman, and a classmate, so your other classmates naturally will assume you’re fabulous. Plus, the younger classes look up to you. How nice is that!

—Helen Kriz Marshall ’77 (six reunions)

Favorite reunion memory:

One year, a gorgeous older alum walked right up to me with a bright smile and said: “We made it and so will you!” I have thought of her generous comment many times over the years, especially when faced with inevitable challenges in life. If they can make it, we can, too!

—Grace Toh ’83 (five reunions)

Why she goes:

I come back to reunions to enjoy the campus and wonderful memories I have, but most importantly, to reconnect with my friends. Sometimes I have made a new friend or two who has become part of our core group, and I feel I have known her since freshman year. I only see my friends at reunions, but it seems no time has passed! Each reunion since our 25th seems to get better and better.

—Julie Sudler ’81 (seven reunions)

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