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FALL 2012

VOLUME XXVIII NUMBER 2

Wells THE MAGAZINE

OF WELLS COLLEGE ALUMNAE/I AND FRIENDS

2011–12 Honor Roll of Donors

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

The Change Imperative in Higher Education

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Contents Fall 2012

Board of Trustees

Arthur J. Bellinzoni Carrie Bolton ’92, Vice Chair Marie Chapman Carroll ’75 Sarah C. Chase ’69, Secretary Fiona Morgan Fein ’65 Pamela Edgerton Ferguson ’69 Daniel J. Fessenden Stephen T. Golding Sarah J. Jankowski ’92 Stanley J. Kott, Chair Duncan Lawrence ’11 Alan L. Marchisotto Amy Cerand McNaughton ’86 Renée Forgensi Minarik ’80 Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 George S. Slocum Kevin A. Wilson ’12 Nancy Wenner Witmer ’61 Stephen L. Zabriskie

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Editor-in-Chief Ann S. Rollo Managing Editor Clarissa Scott Editors Michael R. McGreevey Pamela Sheradin ’86 Editorial Assistants Hallett Burrall Jessica Corter David Foote ’11 Abigail Marnell Michele Vollmer Design Julia Reich Design | juliareichdesign.com Photography Jacqueline Conderacci George E. Farenthold Jr. Andrew Judson ’15 Nicole Pellegrino ’05 William Roberts Alex Schloop ’12 Neil Sjoblom Wells College Archives Debra Wilson

Honorary Trustees

Ann Harden Babcock ’45 John T. Bailey Katherine Gerwig Bailey ’52 Anne Wilson Baker ’46 David Barclay Nancy Barton Barclay ’56 Gordon Brummer Sara Clark Brummer ’56 Gail Fletcher Edwards ’57 George Edwards Jane Demarest Engel ’42 Lueza Thirkield Gelb ’52 Margery Leinroth Gotshall ’45 Suzanne N. Grey ’72 Joanne Lowell Johnson ’70 Shirley Cox Kearns ’54 David M. Lascell Jeannik Méquet Littlefield ’41 Edward E. Matthews Marcia Goetze Nappi ’56 Frank P. Reiche Janet Taylor Reiche ’52 Elizabeth Bowman Rothermel ’66 Shirley Schou Bacot Shamel ’58 Priscilla Slocum Virginia Grace Small ’50 Pike H. Sullivan Susan Wray Sullivan ’51 Martha Linton Whitehouse ’46 Henry F. Wood Jr.

Administrative Officers President

Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81

Provost and Dean of the College

Cindy Speaker

Director of Communications and Marketing Ann S. Rollo Chief Operating Officer Terry Newcomb Vice President for Advancement Michael R. McGreevey Dean of Students

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Jennifer Michael

Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Susan Raith Sloan ’86 Assistant to the President Kristen J. Phillips ’95

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ASSOCIATION OF ALUMNAE AND ALUMNI BOARD President Renée Forgensi Minarik ’80 Nominating Vice President

On The Cover Class of 2012 graduates, Jennifer Miller (individualized major in business and entrepreneurship from Dunkirk, N.Y.), Melissa Miller (English major with a concentration in literature from Binghamton, N.Y.) and Mitchell Moulton (sociology and anthropology major with a concentration in sociology from Sheffield, M.A.) listen to the 2012 Commencement Address given by the 2010 Wells College Association Award recipient Karen Frankel Blum ’67.

Fran Trubilla Kissell ’78

Reunion Vice President

Mary Mitchell Goodman ’70

Retreat Vice President

Margaret Neenan Leahy ’84

WCA Trustees

Pamela Edgerton Ferguson ’69 Amy Cerand McNaughton ’86 Nancy Wenner Witmer ’61

National Annual Giving Chair

Sarah J. Jankowski ’92

Award Committee Chair

Sarah Messenger Gleason ’88

Member-at-Large

Stepheny Powell McGraw ’70 Betty Rodriguez Vislosky ’78

Member-at-Large, FARGO

Travis Niles ’09

Director of Alumnae and Alumni Relations

Laura Sanders

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The Wells Express is produced by the College’s Office of Communications and Marketing. Article submissions from the extended Wells community are welcome. Send manuscripts to: Editors, the Wells Express, Office of Communications and Marketing, Aurora, N.Y. 13026. Postmaster: Send address changes to the Wells Express, Pettibone House, Aurora, N.Y. 13026. Telephone: 315.364.3407; FAX: 315.364.3362; Email: communications@wells.edu; Website: www.wells.edu.

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opened my 2010-11 message in the Annual Report by noting that colleges are increasingly challenged to prove the value of the education we provide, of the liberal arts themselves, and of higher education as a whole; and that small, residential, liberal arts colleges are the most threatened in this new environment for American higher education. I reminded us that while those of us who know Wells believe in the value of a broad, academically-focused education, that does not necessarily translate to students and their families choosing us. All of that remains true today and continues to shape the context in which we operate. It remains equally true that generations of Wells alumnae and alumni understand the importance of knowing how to learn and think, how to question and adapt, and are better prepared for all of life’s experiences thanks to their Wells educations. Nonetheless, as higher education seeks to remain relevant and appealing to students and to address critical social issues, we simply must continue to evolve. For Wells, that means focusing on developing strategic initiatives and partnerships to increase enrollment, generate revenue, better position Wells in the marketplace, and strengthen a Wells education for those students who do choose us. This is not optional; it is our inescapable reality. As Wells’ president, I find this to be an exciting turning point in our history.

The Changing Environment As I have said many times before, the environment for higher education has changed significantly over the past several decades—and it will continue to shift. Among those changes, we are seeing that:

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Demographics have shifted and there is a deceleration of demand. For example, closest to home, last year was the peak graduation year for high school students in New York in the foreseeable future. Thus, the 200-plus colleges across the state are competing for a declining number of in-state students in what is essentially a zero-sum game. That, in combination with the decreasing willingness or ability to pay, is driving up the cost of attracting students, especially the brightest students, as colleges are regularly offering substantial discounts off

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advertised tuition prices. Simply put, there are too many colleges competing for too few students. Our competitors have changed. The variety of institutions offering post-high school education has grown, and the reality is, they are all our competitors. Perceptions of the value of higher education have declined. In addition, we continue to face shrinking government allocations and increasingly burdensome policies.

It remains true that generations of Wells alumnae and alumni understand the importance of knowing how to learn and are better prepared for all of life’s experiences thanks to their Wells educations.

What students and their families expect from colleges continues to increase.They often expect a guarantee of a high-paying job, health and mental health services, hotel-style amenities, a wider array of dining choices, transportation services, and the list goes on and on. Technology has permeated our communication methodologies. Our core population of students is what are called “digital natives,” they have grown up with and are completely accustomed to technology as an integrated part of their communications. Thus, while we must improve our capacity for integrating online learning and other technology-rich methods into our teaching, simply adding online instruction is not an innovative strategy; it is just a necessary part of doing business.

Colleges Themselves Are Changing Like Wells, colleges themselves are adapting to this changing landscape. More importantly, however, we have to “get ahead of the curve” as the pace of change accelerates. To be clear, it is not that change is coming; change is here. While it is currently not too late to be innovative or to catch up, in five years it may be. Thus, even as we continue to do what we do well, we are implementing identifiable changes. Among them, I would highlight: Reaching further afield for students. While New York State is still a net-importer of students, we have to encourage more students to look at us. To that end, in concert with other marketing efforts, we are making ourselves easier to find and easier to understand via our websites and other social media. We are also engaged in directed, thoughtful international recruitment, even as we are doing more, including special scholarships and post-graduate incentives, to attract more of the best and brightest New York State and regional students. Additionally, we are partnering with community colleges to make sure our local pathways are open and easily navigated. Evolving our curricula. We are offering programs in emerging fields; and using expert adjuncts to bring in current, real-word perspectives. For example, the launch of our new Susan Wray Sullivan ’51 and Pike H. Sullivan Center for Business and Entrepreneurship has generated broad interest and unprecedented support, including the extraordinary gift from the Sullivans in whose honor it is now named. Programs like the Sullivan Center that connect our curriculum to the interests of today’s students, that better connect us to the marketplace, and that build on our fundamental strengths will be key to our capacity to compete in the new environment for higher education. In addition, we already have unique assets in our commercial properties that provide real opportunities for students pursuing virtually all areas of business.

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Not only is the Sullivan Center developing innovative courses, it builds on courses we already offer, and it is catching on fast. Mirroring the national norm, nearly 20 percent of our students are enrolled in business courses, most in more than one class. We are building, and must continue to build and broaden a variety of strategic partnerships. Nonetheless, future partnerships are likely to require much more of us. Just as the best partnerships in our own lives are not likely to be parallel tracks, but are about coming together to form something wholly different, and stronger than the sum of the individual parts, so too will our institutional partnerships. We are demonstrating relevance. With internships, study abroad, exposure to art and other current media, it is apparent that what students are learning in classrooms is, in fact, relevant to global issues and does contribute to developing the citizens and leaders who will help pave the way for addressing such concerns.

The Heart of the Matter: Teaching Students to Embrace and Lead Change While change may sometimes be daunting for established institutions, it may well be the norm for our newest generation of learners. Our challenge is not to introduce them to change or to help them cope with it. Instead, our challenge is how best to harness their capacity for change. Change is not something that will happen to them; if we do our work well, they will be the agents of future change. A Wells education is simultaneously about learning a subject matter with an indepth appreciation and about building a set of skills that contribute to lifelong career preparation and development. Moreover, even with a strong focus on skills development, with real intercultural competency, and with excellent preparation for post-graduate life, circumstances change, and people find themselves (usually many times over) changing jobs and professions. Such change is not relegated to the professional arena; lives change, relationships evolve, and our personal geography shifts. Whether of our own making or the result of great loves or tragic losses, the capacity to manage change with grace and dignity, with courage and empathy, can be one of life’s most valuable assets. At Wells, we believe that when we help teach students to think clearly, to develop strong intercultural competency, and to have true empathy to care about the communities wells.edu

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to which they belong and will belong, they will have the wherewithal to navigate life.

2011-12 revenues Tuition & fees

13%

Gifts

62% Room & board

21%

Endowment 2% Other 2%

2011-12 expenses Student aid

32% Academic & student life

22% 33% 13%

Operations & plant Salaries & benefits

More Options, Hybrid Experiences At Wells, as throughout the higher education community, even as we are strengthening our offerings, evolving our programs, and assuring that we provide something of value, given our current realities, we must be actively discussing what the future of higher education looks like and how we will have to change in the coming years. Having served for nearly two decades as a college president and through my service on numerous national education organizations, I have a deep appreciation for the variety of approaches, outcomes and methods that we employ throughout higher education and for the quality that is evidenced in that variety. In the past decade or so, I have seen that colleges who once enjoyed exclusive rights to “prestige” now find themselves sharing that with a broader range of institutions. We have come to more fully appreciate that different types of educational models, such as community colleges, 2-year colleges, 4-year programs, technical schools, proprietary colleges, online learning, research universities and other types of educational centers can each serve the needs of different students—or can meet the needs of the same student at different points along the educational journey. As we have become more student-centered, we have become ever more cognizant that meeting the needs of today’s learners is our real aim—rather than perpetuating our own methods or institutions. Given the mobility of today’s students, the four-year experience at a single college is no longer the norm. As students become more adept at hybridizing their educations, we will have to become more adept and more creative at developing more flexible partnerships, including public-private partnerships. Naturally, this can be complicated, as we all want to assure the unique market appeal of our own programs while at the same time facilitating a more seamless transition among institutions for students who transfer from one to another. Isolationism in this regard will not help us develop market-niche programs, but in all likelihood will just isolate us from potential future students. In this area, government-imposed standards may not actually be helping us measure when a blended experience is best for some students, as it is forcing us to measure persistence and graduation rates from a single program. Nonetheless, whether or

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not standardized measures are appropriate for comparing vastly diverse colleges, the results clearly suggest that some colleges will not make it as they currently exist. Some will close; others will create new opportunity through innovative mergers and affiliations. It is, of course, true that more capital and more money could help prolong the status quo. But is that actually what we need or even want? I believe that better strategic partnerships—not simply more donations, more tax dollars, or higher tuitions—will be the key. Colleges of the future will have more relevant and engaging programs, and be better partnered.

Lessons To Be Learned Especially in the area of strategic partnerships, we have the opportunity to learn some important lessons from health care: both avoiding some problems and borrowing some best practices. Just as we are seeing a growing variety in the sources of medical services, including traditional hospitals and doctor’s offices, outpatient clinics, specialized-care facilities, mobile medical units, urgent care centers, stand-alone surgery centers, and the list could go on with almost endless varieties, we are seeing a growing variety of those who are delivering education, from the institutions previously referenced to vocational trainers, and for-profit colleges and centers, to degree completion programs, job re-entry training, condensed course schedules, hybrid on line and hands-on programs, and so on. What is so interesting about health care—and from which higher education can learn—is the ways in which various centers have formed alliances that are stronger and offer better coordinated services than stand-alone operations. While the impetus for hospitals to form partnerships has largely been financial need, the outcome is generally better service and fewer gaps in coverage for patients.

Like Wells, colleges themselves are adapting to the changing landscape for higher education. More importantly, however, we have to get ahead of the curve as the pace of change accelerates.

In higher education we have the opportunity to lead the discussion about change with putting student needs first. When we imagine the ways we can provide seamless services for students at the forefront, we may find that it no longer makes sense for us to remain essentially single-service providers, especially when we are operating within a society that needs so many types of educational services, and among students who are likely to participate in several of those types throughout their educational journeys. Moreover, those journeys should be, as our Wells mission says, journeys of “lifelong learning.”

Questions, Questions, Questions: Are We Structured To Achieve Change? If we can agree that such change, or at least that openness to the possibilities for change, are important, the question that for me naturally arises for discussion is, “Are we structured to foster change within the academy?” This question, I think, relates both to our overarching structures as we seek to develop more creative, transformative, structural partnerships as well as how we develop new programs and new approaches within our colleges as they currently exist. At one point during our 2nd annual Entrepreneurship Week this spring, one of the wells.edu

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Leading The Way Toward Our New Future Scary is often the leading edge of change. Nonetheless, as the world and therefore our marketplace changes, we can work more effectively, not just by reacting to those changes, but in leading the way. I believe ample opportunity exists for Wells to build dynamic and strategic partnerships for a more mobile population of learners, with more options and more flexible

We must balance respect for our histories, the realities of the present, and the promise of our futures.

programming. We absolutely need not give up our core strengths in this new environment—but rather assure they provide real value and that the articulation of their worth rises above the noise. While we do some things very well, Wells needs to change. Just as is true in our own lives, in order to be the best partner possible, we must remain strong in who we are. Simultaneously, and similarly, we have to be open to becoming part of something wholly new in a new relationship. We have to put our best foot forward. We certainly do not want Wells to remain idly on the sidelines as others develop exciting, innovative, essential new partnerships. The Wells community does not want the future determined by default because we were not strong or savvy enough to discussion topics moved to “in-trepreneurship” or the ability to create entrepreneurial “spaces” within established, traditional companies, and I thought of how we might better foster that capacity within our colleges. It occurred to me that in some cases our committee structures and collaborative values are at odds with creating the kind of fresh, innovative, transformation we need.

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Are the systems we currently have in place designed to drive toward the historic norm? Do they actually stifle creativity? Might we have to suspend some of our traditional practices in order to carve out the space—physical and metaphorical—to develop and reward entrepreneurial solutions on our own campuses?

Wells’ strength and her future depend on being a desirable

What are the implications of size? Like the pebble dropped in a small pond, at Wells every change and every process reverberates outward and is visible to all—and seemingly magnified in our very small world. What will happen if we drop a very large stone in our pond? Or throw in a handful? Or is small the key to being agile, responsive and adept?

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We have to balance risk with reward, and ask carefully and honestly: risk to whom? the institution?, the student?; and reward for whom? the status quo?, the college?, the learner? We must balance respect for our histories, the realities of the present, and the promise of our futures. And in some cases we may have to suspend process in favor of results. 8

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expect that in doing so, we will pursue partnerships that will be completely necessary, that ought to make us something fundamentally better, and that are more likely than not, to produce something that is wholly new.

partner, and developing strong, strategic partnerships. Though there is not a pre-determined outcome, we do know that a successful relationship must be born of practicality and not

In positioning ourselves for that future, Wells College continues to offer the students of today a truly extraordinary education—one that equips them to lead any life they choose.

The Allure of Place

In tribute to Pleasant Thiele Rowland ’62 During her remarks at Reunion 2012, President Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 reflected on the enduring charm of campus and the nature of homecomings, “There are undoubtedly many reasons for returning to Reunion. It may be to enjoy the camaraderie of friends. Perhaps it’s to celebrate the value of your Wells education in your own life, and to celebrate the relationships that have informed and enriched your journeys. Perhaps it’s the lure of a beautiful place that’s important to you.” And turning to the 50th Reunion Class, she paid tribute to one of their classmates for her remarkable contributions, “As I invoke the beauty and allure of place, I want to pause to recognize one among you who has contributed so much in stewardship of that sense of place: Pleasant Thiele Rowland, Wells College Class of 1962, celebrating with her classmates their 50th Reunion! “From this magnificent auditorium, to the public spaces here in Macmillan and throughout our residence halls, to the restoration of the Inn and the rebirth of our village, Pleasant has shared generously her vision—of the grandest scale and the finest detail. She has shared her talent and her caring. While it may be the buildings that she so lovingly restored, it is the people who inhabit and interact with them for whom her love of place is truly transformative.” A standing ovation and heartfelt round of the Wells congratulation song were offered in response.

It remains grounded in the interdisciplinary curiosity at the heart of rigorous academics, and the commitment to personal integrity and interpersonal connection that lives at the heart of Wells. wells.edu

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As we approach our 150th anniversary, our enduring commitment is to deliver on the promise of our mission—to teach our students to think critically, reason wisely and act humanely, as they cultivate meaningful lives.

Honoring Today’s Strengths

In positioning ourselves for that future,Wells College continues to offer the students of today a truly extraordinary education—one that equips them to lead any life they choose.

In whatever iteration the future Wells takes, one of our core strengths is the relationships we have among one another, from the faculty-student relationships that inform our students’ educational journeys, to the lifelong friendships among classmates that inform our lives, to the ongoing relationships that connect our alumni to our alma mater. Like those of us who have gone before, today’s students leave Wells with the confidence, the life skills, and knowledge they need to move ahead with their lives, to follow their own paths. Our graduates leave Wells, not by leaving campus behind, but by remaining connected to the people—faculty, staff, friends and classmates—who enriched their Wells experiences and gave it meaning. As you continue to support our mission, you are an important part of those connections and of a Wells education.

An introduction to

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As she introduced President Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 prior to her annual Reunion Address, WCA President and Wells Trustee Renée Forgensi Minarik ’80 noted, “Since assuming the presidency in 1995, President Ryerson’s work on behalf of the College has been distinguished by a broad vision of institutional sustainability. A defining pattern of President Ryerson’s tenure has been building strong and lasting strategic partnerships—regionally, nationally, and internationally—whether it’s partnerships with the local schools here, her advocacy work with national educational organizations, or her support of Wells’ flagship off-campus programs. President Ryerson demonstrates the dynamic engagement and innovative thinking that is such an important part of Wells’ mission to educate extraordinary lives. “She has strengthened the national profile of Wells through her active participation in numerous state and national organizations. Among those, she has served as board chair for the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities of New York State, the Women’s College Coalition, and the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN). Her executive committee affiliations have included: the Council of Independent Colleges, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and the

In the Honor Roll of Donors that follows, we recognize and honor those who have contributed to Wells this past year. While for some, nostalgic giving honors the past, your giving is also an investment in our future. I believe that Wells’ supporters do not want to look backwards; they want to help create a vibrant, healthy, exciting future of integrity. Your gifts do just that!

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, for whom she chaired

As always, I thank you for your continued interest in, and concern for, Wells College.

Natural History Museum; a trustee of Auburn Community Hospital; director of the

their accountability committee. She is currently serving on the NCAA Division III President’s Council and the North Eastern Athletic Conference President’s Council. “In addition, President Ryerson continues to build important local and regional partnerships as she serves as advisory board chair for the Finger Lakes Cultural and Cayuga Fund of the Community Foundation of CNY; a member of the Board of Champions of the Finger Lakes STEM Hub; and on the advisory board of HSBC Bank. “Her accomplishments have earned her numerous awards, including recognition by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Girls Inc. of Central New

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York, the Public Relations Society of America, and the New York State Senate. In 2011, the State University of New York awarded her an honorary doctorate degree. “It almost goes without saying that President Ryerson leads by example in fostering the closely-knit, personal atmosphere that has long defined the community here in Aurora and among Wells alums across the country. Her capacity for innovation, for creative problem-solving, for addressing issues head-on, and for tackling the big questions—here on campus and in the higher education community at large—have delivered practical solutions for today and inspired Wells to look to her future with confidence and optimism. “This is a both a difficult and exciting time to be in higher education. As President Ryerson knows first-hand, the colleges that thrive will be those that have the foresight and the wherewithal to lead the way toward solutions, toward financial viability and strategic partnerships, and, ultimately, toward new futures. Given her leadership through the past two decades—through the revitalization of Aurora, to the transition to coeducation, to navigating the economic upheavals of the last several years, to the introduction of new programs and facilities for today’s students—Lisa Marsh Ryerson is well positioned to consider the next iteration of Wells’ future.”

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o have and to share: During the 2011-12 fiscal year, Wells alumnae, alumni, parents,

faculty, staff, students, friends and partners contributed over $5,700,000 to the College. Included in this total is $1,800,000 in unrestricted gifts to the Annual Fund, $1,200,000 in special unrestricted gifts, as well as $2,700,000 in donor designated gifts to areas ranging from the Book Arts Center, to athletics, to student scholarships, to support for career services and student life programs, as well as $538,000 from corporations and foundations. Altogether, Wells’ donors have provided extraordinary support to the College, helping to assure the benefits of a Wells education for today’s students as well as the generations of students yet to arrive. As Wells College looks ahead with optimism, strength and determination, we are deeply appreciative of the confidence and generosity of those who have made gifts of both time and treasure. While it may be true, as the American writer Miriam Bear posits, that “the results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation,” and the results of the extraordinary generosity of the Wells community are fully evident. Your philanthropy helps make a Wells education possible and provides critical funding for all that we do, including: scholarships for bright and deserving students; a wide range of co-curricular programming to assure that our students have healthy, balanced experiences; improvements and upkeep to our beautiful campus; and a talented faculty committed to scholarship, curricular development and, of course, teaching. As always, the true beneficiaries of your generosity are Wells students. Philanthropy is an adventure requiring passion, faith and patience. Each person listed on the following pages has turned that passion and vision into action. For this, we honor the many donors and volunteers listed in this Honor Roll of Donors, which features unrestricted giving to the 2011-12 Annual Fund, overall giving to the College during the 2011-12 fiscal year, and a tribute to our many volunteers who served the College throughout the year. Your participation in the life of Wells College is an investment in a vibrant, healthy future. Your gifts help to assure that the College’s next century will be as exciting and compelling as her first 150 years. Thank you for your support of Wells College.

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Annual Fund

Special Gifts

$1,487,010

$1,119,298

$87,003

$2,064,757

$4,758,068

$165,214

$220,323

$11,470

$1,101

$398,108

Corporations

$86,155

$7,850

$11,200

Foundations

$55,000

$78,000

$300,000

$433,000

$7,135

$160

$550

$7,845

$566

$40

$606

Other

$1,213

$12,349

$13,562

Totals

$1,802,293

$1,438,020

Source Alumnae/i Parents and Friends

Faculty and Staff Students

Capital Projects Endowment

$109,673

Total Gifts

$105,205

$2,366,408

$5,716,394

Please note that due to the multiple relationships a donor may have with the College, several Faculty and Staff gifts are listed instead under the Alumnae/i and Parents and Friends giving totals. Likewise, gifts from parents who are also alums appear under Alumnae/i giving.

donor recognition Annual gifts, planned gifts, and corporate matching gifts all qualify an individual for membership in a giving club or society. Donors are recognized in the following categories:

Giving Clubs and Societies

FARGO Giving Clubs

Henry Wells Society

$25,000 and above

(Friends and Recent Graduates Organization includes the last 10 graduating classes)

Aurora Society

$10,000–$24,999

FARGO Leaders

$150–$249

Tower Society

$5,000–$9,999

FARGO Friends

$50–$149

FARGO Club

Up to $50

E.B. Morgan Club

$2,500–$4,999

Sycamore Club

$1,000–$2,499

President’s Circle

Cayuga Club

$500–$999

Minerva Club

$250–$499

Unrestricted gifts of $5,000 or more to the Annual Fund ($2,500 or more for FARGO alumnae/i)

Stagecoach Club

up to $250

Legacy Circle Lifetime membership upon planned giving arrangement.

Honor Roll Notes: The Wells College fiscal year is July 1-June 30. Matching gifts for which donors or their partners/spouses are eligible are credited to the donor when the College is notified of the match. Contracted planned gifts are recognized in the year in which Wells is notified of the arrangement. For classes celebrating a reunion, giving society membership is based on pledged gifts payable by June 30, 2014, as well as received gifts. Gifts made by family members or friends in honor or memory of alumnae/i celebrating a reunion, as well as the Class of 2012, are counted in class gift totals. Five or more years of continuous giving is noted with a (5). Deceased donors are noted with a (d).

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Supporting Educational Excellence The College solicits and reports on gifts of all types, from many different sources and for a variety of purposes. All are deeply appreciated and all fill critical needs. But unrestricted giving through the Annual Fund for Wells serves as the foundation of our fund-raising efforts, and Annual Fund donors have a special place in our hearts. The Annual Fund provides a steady, predictable, annually repeatable source of revenue to support the College’s most critical priorities as identified through the annual budgeting process. Along with tuition revenue, room and board payments, and any available earnings from endowment, unrestricted giving provides the reliable stream of revenue that the College counts on each year. Many alums and friends of the College have made gifts each and every year—or nearly every year! We rely on you, we count on you, we are deeply appreciative of you, and we need more of you! To that end, our fund-raising staff and volunteers concentrate on four primary Annual Fund goals: New donors: We need to keep adding to the base of support the Annual Fund provides, so we need to keep reaching out to you. This year, we added a Faculty/Staff campaign, strengthened our outreach to parents, re-focused on Senior Gift efforts, and because we want all alumnae and alumni to join the tradition of Annual Fund giving, the Classes of ’52 and ’57 offered matching gifts to encourage our most recent graduates to become new donors. Each year, we renew our focus on generating new donors through reunion giving programs, our student phonathons and mail campaigns. “Regularizing” donors: Even loyal Annual Fund donors occasionally skip a year, and many donors who believe in Wells and support us in spirit, in actuality send in their gifts sporadically. We’d love to have you on board every year, so we try to make that both as compelling and as easy as possible, including through online giving and setting up multiple-year pledges—and we encouraged that through the “Keep Wells Strong, Pass It On” challenge. And you’ll note that throughout this Honor Roll, donors who have given regularly for at least the past five years have earned a “5” behind their names. Increased giving: We’re just never satisfied! Even once you’re on board as a regular Annual Fund contributor, we encourage you to increase your giving each year. Whether it’s inviting donors to join a new recognition society or to make an additional Annual Fund gift this year, we rely on your generosity to help the College meet our ever-increasing expenses and to provide our students with the latest opportunities and resources. This year, the “Trustee Challenge” helped to draw attention to this key area. Leadership giving: As is true in most arenas, there are those who step forward to lead. The Wells College Annual Fund relies on the extraordinary generosity of those individuals who join the President’s Circle to fill that role. We support a President’s Circle Committee and special events for President’s Circle members. And, of course, we devote some efforts at the Board level, as our Trustees and Honorary Trustees set the example for Annual Fund participation. Throughout all of our fund-raising efforts, we’re not alone. One of the greatest joys of our Annual Fund programs is that we work with so, so many wonderful and talented volunteers! Thank you for your own commitments and for helping to encourage others to join you in this incredibly worthy cause.

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want to express my deep appreciation to everyone who made a donation to the Annual Fund this year. With contributions from more than 2,000 donors across the Wells community, we were able to raise $1,800,000 in unrestricted Annual Fund gifts. Thank you, thank you, thank you! We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our alumnae, alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends.

These necessary funds allow the College to continue to deliver a quality education and unforgettable, life-changing opportunities to our students. Your support contributes to everything that makes a Wells experience unique—from the challenging coursework, to hands-on learning, to informative guest lecturers, to the beautiful setting in which it all takes place.

The following pages highlight key initiatives and challenges undertaken this year to draw attention to the importance of and to strengthen unrestricted giving to the Wells College Annual Fund. Recognizing donors of $5,000 or more, the President’s Circle is the pinnacle of the Annual Fund, and members are listed in this section. All Annual Fund donors are included among the class and constituent lists found in the “Overall Giving” section. We also want to recognize the numerous volunteers and fund-raising chairs for their commitment in partnering with our dedicated Office of Advancement. Their hard work prolongs the health and vibrancy of the institution we all care for so deeply.

We couldn’t have accomplished this without you. So thank you once again, and I hope to see you on campus soon!

Sarah J. Jankowski ’92 National Annual Giving Chair Trustee

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Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign For the first time in many years, Wells’ faculty and staff members joined together for a community giving campaign. This effort was led by the Ida Dorothea Atkinson Professor in Psychology Milene Morfei ’89, Head Men’s Soccer and Mixed Golf Coach Dan Kane and Circulation and Reserves Librarian Elsie Torres, who stepped up to drive the campaign and encourage their colleagues. These volunteers—and the 37 members of Wells’ faculty and staff who together contributed a total of $28,265— demonstrated the strength and dedication of Wells’ community. Ninety-five percent of faculty and staff donors gave at least a portion of this year’s gift to the Annual Fund. Wells’ faculty and staff colleagues work daily to make the College a great place to work, live or study, and the College is grateful for their generosity.

Senior Class Gift

Trustee Challenge

Members of the Class of 2012 gave $948 to the College including over $860 in unrestricted support for the Annual Fund. In addition, parents and friends gave 27 gifts totaling $10,021 in honor of the class, bringing the class gift total to $10,969. Beyond asking for a contribution to the class gift, the Senior Class gift committee encouraged classmates to make a pledge to support Wells with a gift the following fiscal year, six months after graduation. Sixty-eight percent of the donors in the class made a gift of $20.12 in the spring and a pledge of $20.12 that will be automatically deducted in the fall. In all, 23 percent of the graduating seniors contributed to the class gift. “As the Class of 2012, we were eager to begin our new legacy as stewarding alums,” said Sami Sheehan ’12, who led the campaign.“ The past four years have afforded us amazing opportunities that included participating in traditions, classroom discussions, sports events and long conversations with friends in the dining hall. We want to make sure those amazing experiences continue long after we graduate.”

The members of Wells’ Board of Trustees sponsored a special Annual Fund challenge in the spring, promising to make an additional contribution of their own for each donor who joined the Sycamore Club, E.B. Morgan Club, or Tower Society by donating within the $1,000-$10,000 range between March 1 and June 30. One hundred sixteen donors met their challenge, giving a total of $288,501 to the Annual Fund in unrestricted gifts and qualifying Wells for a match of $76,000 from the Trustees. Of these donors, 51 increased their giving this year enough to join a higher level society. Thank you to the Trustees and all who participated in support of Wells!

Bringing it Full Circle Alex Riad ’12, featured in our Fall 2011 Annual Fund appeal

“The focus at Wells on experiential learning outside of the classroom taught me to take risks to achieve my goals and rely on my own ambition to succeed. Graduating in this economy has been very challenging, but Wells has taught me to never take no for an answer and put myself out there in the face of adversity. In only a few short months, I’ve found a rewarding job and I’m pursuing my passion for theatre in New York City.”

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Student Phonathon During the 2011-12 Annual Fund Student Phonathon, students received $83,495 in pledges from 459 alumnae and alumni, and $3,760 in pledges from 63 parents of current Wells students, surpassing the program’s goals for the year. A total of 105 pledges were paid over the phone via credit card, making these gifts available for Wells to put to use right away. The phonathon took place over eight evenings in the fall and eight in the spring, with 25 students participating in the program this year. In the traditional Odd/Even rivalry, Evenline alums pledged the greater amount in the fall, and the Odds pledged the most in the spring. The students broke out into song more than once by request of alums and were excited and encouraged by good conversations. Sami Sheehan ’12, phonathon student manager for the past four semesters, did a great job of training and encouraging student callers. Molly Baillargeon ’14 is the new phonathon student manager.

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What’s in a Name?

The Annual Fund and Special Gifts

T Honoring President’s Circle Giving

Both kinds of gifts come to the College free of donor-designated restrictions, and thus share equal billing as “unrestricted gifts.” That is, you allow the College to put the funds to use where they are most needed. And both kinds of gifts are annually expendable, helping to meet current institutional needs; they directly and immediately impact today’s students. Together, the Annual Fund and Special Gifts help bridge the gap between what students pay for their educations and the actual cost of providing a Wells education. The differences between how we account for gifts as Annual or Special are largely in the size of the gifts and in their likelihood of occurring each and every year. Annual Fund gifts are those that are generally under $100,000 and are most likely to be repeated on an annual basis. Special Gifts are usually over $100,000 and result from a singular, unique circumstance, such as a realized bequest or a significant Reunion gift, or they occur in response to a specific, timely request. The first $25,000 from such gifts is generally allocated to the Annual Fund.

1992

Ever since their first step on the Wells College campus over twenty years ago, Class of 1992 members Laurie Munroe Abkemeier, Carrie Bolton, Sarah J. Jankowski and Meredith Cook VanDuyne have been friends and enthusiastic supporters of their alma mater. In continuation of the love they felt on their very first day at Wells, each generously increased her giving and led the path for their class members’ Annual Fund giving during the 2011-12 fiscal year. Thanks to the Class of 1992 President’s Circle members: Laurie Munroe Abkemeier (2011 Commencement speaker), Carrie Bolton (Wells College Board of Trustees, Vice Chair), Sarah J. Jankowski (Wells College Board of Trustees, Reunion Fund Chair, WCA National Annual Giving Chair) and Meredith Cook VanDuyne (Reunion Chair). President’s Circle members

he Annual Fund and Special Gifts are closely related, but each has its own unique characteristics and role in meeting the College’s funding needs.

donate $5,000 or more ($2,500 or more for FARGO alumnae/i) in unrestricted gifts toward the Annual Fund. The Class of 1992 members, and each member of the President’s Circle, give Wells students of today what Wells gave to them: an extraordinary education, lifelong friends and memories to be cherished forever.

In 2011-12, our many regular, ongoing donors (and, fortunately, quite a few new donors!) contributed $1,802,293 through the Annual Fund. Over the past 10 years, the Annual Fund has grown at an average rate of 7.4 percent, allowing the College to plan for and rely on the Annual Fund as an ongoing, predicable source of revenue. In addition, this past year we received $1,163,395 in Special Gifts— vital funding assuring that critical, immediate needs were met. Thus, donors of unrestricted, annually-expendable gifts contributed nearly $3 million dollars in support of today’s students and today’s Wells. As we look toward the next chapter for Wells, many donors also directed gifts toward specific capital or programmatic needs and to the endowment. Together, your generosity—and your individuality—help assure that we are able to meet today’s needs even as we look ahead to an exciting future for Wells!

Unrestricted Giving the annual fund

special gifts

Under $100,000

Above $100,000

Annually repeatable

Unique, one-time gifts

Predictable, steady revenue

Vary widely from year to year

top ten classes for unrestricted giving While gifts of all designation are deeply appreciated, unrestricted gifts including those to the Annual Fund allow Wells College the flexibility to address the College’s greatest needs. Unrestricted gifts provide approximately 15 percent of the College’s operating budget and support everything from sustaining our physical structures and academic catalogue to funding scholarships and new campus initiatives. In all, alumnae and alumni contributed well over $2.5 million in unrestricted giving during the 2011-12 fiscal year, and the following Top Ten classes together provided more than $1.64 million in unrestricted funding for the College. 1941

$602,025

1962

$222,613

1935

$150,528

1952

$148,037

1958

$146,230

1965

$102,279

1939

$72,320

1969

$69,963

1966

$68,424

1954

$61,420

Specific use is not designated by the donor Are used to meet annual, budgeted needs Immediately and directly impact today’s students Support our faculty and the academic program

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he President’s Circle recognizes those selfless individuals who have made unrestricted gifts of $5,000 or more to the Annual Fund. That such generous gifts are unrestricted speaks volumes about the confidence these donors have in Wells College. Put to use across all areas of campus, President’s Circle gifts are the bedrock of the Annual Fund. President’s Circle members contributed over $1,280,000 to the Annual Fund and nearly the same amount in additional unrestricted special gifts, assuring the College of over $2,450,000 in critical funding. President’s Circle donors and Committee members exemplify the foresight and concern for the next generation of students that are the hallmarks of Wells’ legacy of sharing. As Committee Chair, Trustee Fiona Morgan Fein ’61, noted in her annual appeal, “In our rapidly changing world, today’s students need an education that prepares them to live creatively, with empathy and with critical minds. At Wells, students engage with a wide array of topics, preparing them to succeed in any number of professions.They encounter people from all walks of life, learning to interact with—and learn from—all manner of expertise.Wells students gain practice articulating their positions artfully and respectfully.They come to understand the wide range of factors that inform their views.They learn to be great citizens, and to lead others in becoming the same. Such a transformative academic experience should be available for years to come.Wells College relies on the dedication and participation of many people in order to ensure that her students, now and in the future, benefit from the unique and life affirming experience of a Wells education.” Well said.

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RESIDENT’S IRCLE Anonymous Laurie Munroe Abkemeier ’925 Ann Bernhard Alford ’495 Jean Ashby ’73 Ann Harden Babcock ’455 Roger S. Bagnall and Whitney Scofield Bagnall ’675 John T. Bailey and Katherine Gerwig Bailey ’525 Anne Wilson Baker ’465 Quaintance Bartlett ’395 Patricia Robinson Benson ’475 Kristina Wheaton Berg ’715 Berkshire Charitable Foundation5 Isabel Longyear Besse ’80 Karen Frankel Blum ’675 Christopher Williams and Carrie Ann Bolton ’925 Elizabeth Boveroux ’575 S. Gordon Brummer and Sara Clark Brummer ’565 Julie Burnet ’725 Marie Chapman Carroll ’755 Sarah C. Chase ’695 Linda Law Clark ’72 William L. Clarkd Ann Mueller Coughlin ’515

Sharon Whatmore Cowles ’585 Perrie apJones Drysdale ’525 Elizabeth Bahn Edgerton ’425 The Fred L. Emerson Foundation5 Jane Demarest Engel ’425 Alexander Ewing and Anne Maddock Ewing ’435 Fiona Morgan Fein ’655 Pamela Edgerton Ferguson ’695 Daniel J. Fessenden5 F. Conrad Fischer and Sonja Fischer5 Daniel F. Flowers Sr. Barbara A. Frank ’695 Dan Fultz and Helen Holler Fultz ’755 John B. Dubeck and Susan Hotine ’705 The Alexander and Marjorie Hover Foundation Bruce S. Gelb and Lueza Thirkield Gelb ’52 Janet Couperthwait Goodyear ’535 Margery Leinroth Gotshall ’455 Suzanne N. Grey ’725 The Hagedorn Fund5 Scott M. Hand and Ellen MacMillan Hand ’695 Ernest Henderson III5 Roberta Henderson ’805 Alan Heuer and Jean Wahl Heuer ’635 Joan Farnham Howe ’48 Frank M. Hutchins and Jeanne Bahn Hutchins ’435 Sarah J. Jankowski ’925 Virginia Lindsay Jenness ’35d Involut Vogel Jessup ’545 Antoinette Johnson ’39d5 Joan Shepherd Jones ’48 Lisa Knapp Kaempffe ’80 David T. Kearnsd and Shirley Cox Kearns ’545 Silas Keehn and Marcia Lindquist Keehn ’515 Stanley J. Kott5 David M. Lascell and Donna Hopf Lascell ’645 Jane Langfitt Lind ’575 Jeannik Méquet Littlefield ’41 Lark Ludlow ’735 Frances Ford Luellen ’565 Sandra Maceyka ’625 Alan L. Marchisotto and Mary Jane Spellane Marchisotto ’755 Edward E. Matthews5 Scott McIntyre and Robin Hogan McIntyre ’815 Mary Melone McIsaac ’525

Daniel McNaughton and Amy Cerand McNaughton ’865 Suzanne Combs Mieso ’675 Renée Forgensi Minarik ’805 Marcia Goetze Nappi ’565 Sarah Burton Nelson ’465 Shirley King Orr ’525 Frank P. Reiche and Janet Taylor Reiche ’525 Ernest Mack and Gail Reid ’885 William Reinhardt and Janet Poole Reinhardt ’515 Ann Skerratt Richardson ’495 Jane Borsch Robbins ’61 Suzanne Waldowski Roche ’88 Sally Hurlburt Rosemond ’525 Elizabeth Bowman Rothermel ’665 Pleasant Thiele Rowland ’625 Ryder System Charitable Foundation Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 and George E. Farenthold Jr.5 Karlene Williams Salamon ’55 Carolyn White Sampson ’575 Dorothea Smith Sawicki ’665 Shirley Schou Bacot Shamel ’585 Helene Shumate George S. Slocum and Priscilla H. Slocum5 Scott Sommer and Karen Sommer Helen A. Smith ’62d5 Lynn Perrott Smith ’705 Susan Standfast-Wright ’575 Kenneth Stevens and RoseMary Dugan Stevens ’815 Ann Stratton ’46d5 Lillian Tenopyr ’38d Gail Slocum Thornton ’675 Mary Rankin Trautlein ’53 Hope Langford Turney ’42 Mark VanDuyne and Meredith Cook VanDuyne ’925 Sis Van Dorn ’695 Gail Benedict Van Winkle ’57 Patricia Parnie Wahlen ’665 Martha Linton Whitehouse ’465 Janet Lauster Witzeman ’52 Henry F. Wood Jr.5 Justine Fletcher Woods ’39d

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ver 2,000 alumnae, alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, family, friends and organizations contributed a total of $5,716,394 to Wells College during the 2011-12 fiscal year. This incredible generosity includes restricted and unrestricted gifts in support of current operations, contributions to capital projects, and additions to the College’s endowment. The College received gifts of cash, stock and life insurance, through online giving, as the result of realized bequests, as planned giving disbursements, and as matching gifts. Many donors specified the use of their gifts; others asked the College to put them to use where they are most needed. Some gifts honored special individuals and loved ones; others were made in honor of Reunions or other milestones. While the forms and methods of giving differ, they share in common a belief in Wells College and the importance of our educational mission.

All donors to Wells College during the 2011-12 fiscal year are listed in this section, as are memorial and tribute gifts, and planned gifts.

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“From the profound generosity and leadership of our Board of Trustees, President’s Circle, and Leadership Giving members, to the participation of each and every donor and volunteer, I am grateful for the terrific support of the Wells community. Wells College is remarkably fortunate to have such committed and thoughtful alumnae, alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, business partners, friends and neighbors who give generously in regards to both financial contributions and volunteer service.”

— Michael R. McGreevey, Vice President for Advancement

top ten class gifts

top ten participation

While the Honor Roll acknowledges individuals for their generous support of Wells, the list of Top Ten Class Gifts acknowledges the impact of the combined support of members of various classes. This cumulative support assists with annual and capital needs, including the annual budget, scholarships, faculty salaries, and academic programs. The classes ranking in the Top Ten for their gifts to Wells committed over $4 million to the College.

Alumnae/i participation in giving to the College is a factor in college rankings and in our ability to attract grants from foundations. It also provides a wonderful example to current students of the support alumnae/i provide the College years after attending. This year we congratulate and thank the following classes (11 due to a tie) that rank in our Top Ten Participation rates:

1951

$2,038,106

1938

86%

1941

$602,025

1962

78%

1962

$574,856*

1939

64%

1935

$198,828

1952

63%

1952

$172,378*

1941

62%

1958

$147,230

1935

57%

1949

55%

1965

$105,492

1957

54%

1969

$75,453

1950

52%

1939

$72,320

1942

47%

1942

$69,870*

1953

47%

* Includes alum pledges and/or gifts from family and friends in honor or memory of members of the class.

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he extraordinary generosity of those honored with membership in the Henry Wells Society, the Aurora Society and the Tower Society assures that the Wells students of today and tomorrow have the educational opportunities necessary to succeed in an ever-changing world. The determination of Henry Wells’ vision, the enduring charm of our village home, and the ever-present voice of the bell tower are apt symbols for our leadership societies, for the philanthropy of these donors carries the strength of our history into the future. For nearly 150 years, Wells has relied on generous contributions from many sources, providing the means for new buildings, critically necessary scholarships, and innovative new programs. From the early benefactors to today’s philanthropists, through steady annual giving, carefully planned transfers and singular gifts, the College’s extended community contributes extraordinarily to an intensely personal education for today’s students and a promising future for the College. We all benefit from the exceptional philanthropy of those who have joined the Henry Wells, Aurora and Tower societies with their gifts of over $5,000,000 this year. Thank you.

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Anonymous (2) John T. Bailey and Katherine Gerwig Bailey ’525 S. Gordon Brummer and Sara Clark Brummer ’565 William L. Clarkd Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation Jane Demarest Engel ’425 Fiona Morgan Fein ’655 Bruce S. Gelb and Lueza Thirkield Gelb ’52 Margery Leinroth Gotshall ’455 Suzanne N. Grey ’725 The Hagedorn Fund5 Jean Wahl Heuer ’63 and Alan Heuer5 Virginia Lindsay Jenness ’35d Antoinette Johnson ’39d5 David T. Kearnsd and Shirley Cox Kearns ’545 Stanley J. Kott5 Jeannik Méquet Littlefield ’41 Edward E. Matthews5 Suzanne Combs Mieso ’675 Shirley King Orr ’525 Elinor Bradt Posey ’60 Margaret Hodgens Powell ’38d Elizabeth Bowman Rothermel ’665 Pleasant Thiele Rowland ’625 Ryder System Charitable Foundation Jessica B. Shaeffer ’35d Shirley Schou Bacot Shamel ’585 George S. Slocum and Priscilla H. Slocum5 Helen A. Smith ’62d5 The Starr Foundation Pike H. Sullivan and Susan Wray Sullivan ’51 Justine Fletcher Woods ’39d

aurora society The Alexander and Marjorie Hover Foundation Jean Ashby ’73 Ann Harden Babcock ’455 Roger S. Bagnall and Whitney Scofield Bagnall ’675

Patricia Robinson Benson ’475 Berkshire Charitable Foundation5 Karen Frankel Blum ’675 Carrie Ann Bolton ’92 and Christopher Williams5 Marie Chapman Carroll ’755 Cayuga Lake National Bank Sarah C. Chase ’695 Ann Mueller Coughlin ’515 Sharon Whatmore Cowles ’585 Robert J. Doherty and Esther Doherty George D. Edwards Jr. and Gail Fletcher Edwards ’575 Alexander Ewing and Anne Maddock Ewing ’435 Daniel J. Fessenden5 F. Conrad Fischer and Sonja Fischer5 Daniel F. Flowers Sr. Barbara A. Frank ’695 The Fred L. Emerson Foundation5 The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Scott M. Hand and Ellen MacMillan Hand ’695 Louise Harrison Frank M. Hutchins and Jeanne Bahn Hutchins ’435 Sarah J. Jankowski ’925 Jephson Educational Trusts Involut Vogel Jessup ’545 Doris Heckel Krsnak ’705 David M. Lascell and Donna Hopf Lascell ’645 Lark Ludlow ’735 Sandra Maceyka ’625 Mary Melone McIsaac ’525 Sally Small Merrick ’47 Marcia Goetze Nappi ’565 The Park Foundation William Reinhardt and Janet Poole Reinhardt ’515 Sally Hurlburt Rosemond ’525 Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 and George E. Farenthold Jr.5 Bruce Sawyer and Barbara Getschel Sawyer ’62 Scott Sommer and Karen Sommer Ann Stratton ’46d5

Lillian Tenopyr ’38d Virginia A. McGuire Foundation Janet Lauster Witzeman ’52

tower society Anonymous Laurie Munroe Abkemeier ’925 Ann Bernhard Alford ’495 Anne Wilson Baker ’465 Quaintance Bartlett ’395 Kristina Wheaton Berg ’715 Isabel Longyear Besse ’80 Elizabeth Boveroux ’575 Julie Burnet ’725 Ann Linden Wagner Carlisle ’625 Linda Law Clark ’72 Donna Cohen ’70 Linda Glick Conway ’615 Robert Corrie and Ann Cameron Corrie ’485 Perrie apJones Drysdale ’525 Karen Rosenman Edds ’62 Elizabeth Bahn Edgerton ’425 Pamela Edgerton Ferguson ’695 Dan Fultz and Helen Holler Fultz ’755 Janet Couperthwait Goodyear ’535 Ernest Henderson III5 Roberta Henderson ’805 John B. Dubeck and Susan Hotine ’705 Joan Farnham Howe ’48 The John Ben Snow Foundation Joan Shepherd Jones ’48 Lisa Knapp Kaempffe ’80 Silas Keehn and Marcia Lindquist Keehn ’515 Roxanne Kelly Thomas Levenson and Linda Kendrick Levenson ’62 Jane Langfitt Lind ’575 Frances Ford Luellen ’565 The Lyric Foundation for Traditional Poetry, Inc.5 Alan L. Marchisotto and Mary Jane Spellane Marchisotto ’755 Scott McIntyre and Robin Hogan McIntyre ’815

Daniel McNaughton and Amy Cerand McNaughton ’865 Renée Forgensi Minarik ’805 Sarah Burton Nelson ’465 J. Andrew Noel Jr. and Elizabeth Noel5 John Panhuise and Vicki Keller Panhuise ’74 Frank P. Reiche and Janet Taylor Reiche ’525 Ernest Mack and Gail Reid ’885 Ann Skerratt Richardson ’495 Jane Borsch Robbins ’61 Suzanne Waldowski Roche ’88 Muriel Borg Ruhle ’425 Karlene Williams Salamon ’55 Carolyn White Sampson ’575 Dorothea Smith Sawicki ’665 Helene Shumate Lynn Perrott Smith ’705 Susan Standfast-Wright ’575 Kenneth Stevens and RoseMary Dugan Stevens ’815 Gail Slocum Thornton ’675 Time Warner Cable Mary Rankin Trautlein ’53 Hope Langford Turney ’42 Sis Van Dorn ’695 Gail Benedict Van Winkle ’57 Mark VanDuyne and Meredith Cook VanDuyne ’925 Patricia Parnie Wahlen ’665 Martha Linton Whitehouse ’465 Gail Zabriskie Wilson ’605 G. Robert Witmer Jr. and Nancy Wenner Witmer ’615 Henry F. Wood Jr.5 Martha Zalles ’29d5

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All alumnae and alumni donors—to all funds and for all purposes—are included in the class lists that follow. Thank you to all of our class volunteers and all who contributed!

Classes of 1909–1934 Tower Society

Martha Zalles ’29d5

Minerva Club

E.B. Morgan Club

Betty Nugent Cook

Ethel Harkness Grace ’09d5

Stagecoach Club

Sycamore Club

Marion English Scofield ’32 Dorothy Jay Thompson ’28d Minerva Club

Anna Hale ’30 Gertrude Murrell Howland ’31 d5

Class Of 1935

Dorothy Sims Ryan PARTICIPATION: 64% CLASS GIFT: $72,320

Antoinette Johnsond5 Justine Fletcher Woodsd

Henry Wells Society

Sycamore Club

Mary Norton Gilbert

Class Of 1936

Minerva Club

Mary Cusick Brister Ann Brown Spaulding 5

Class Of 1940

PARTICIPATION: 14% CLASS GIFT: $250

PARTICIPATION: 32% CLASS GIFT: $3,025

Minerva Club

Charlotte Tanner Timbers

Class Secretary Janet Stewart Hengerer

Class Of 1937 75th REUNION

Sycamore Club

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PARTICIPATION: 30% CLASS GIFT: $700

Class Secretary Lois Brock

Ruth Harris Bennett5 Jane Nye Burditt5 Cayuga Club

Janet Stewart Hengerer5 Minerva Club

Minerva Club

Jane Gerwig Strouss5

Frances Weld Shaffer5

Stagecoach Club

Stagecoach Club

Helen Oswald Ragsdale5 Bertha Loeb Wallbrunn5

Class Of 1938

Jennie Holekamp Burst Barbara Crosby Enright5 Virginia Matson Robinson5

Class Of 1941

PARTICIPATION: 86% CLASS GIFT: $66,453

PARTICIPATION: 62% CLASS GIFT: $602,025

Henry Wells Society

Margaret Hodgens Powelld

Class Secretary Virginia Vanneman Fisher

Aurora Society

Henry Wells Society

Lillian Tenopyrd

Jeannik Méquet Littlefield

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Class Secretaries Margaret Starbuck Clark Sabra Briggs Johnson Sycamore Club

Harriet Husted Wooten Minerva Club

Class Of 1942 70th REUNION

Mary Augustine Jane Whittemore Brace Margaret Starbuck Clark5 Elizabeth Bowlby Gomez5

Minerva Club

Caroline Murray Gates5 Anne Zabriskie Sheldon Virginia Franks Smith

Stagecoach Club

Class Of 1949

Ann Palmer Bayliss5 Charlotte Gaddis Sheridan5 Martha Miller Vayhinger Mariette Barkhorn Buchman5 Sue Stern DuBroff5 Martha Youmans Gregoryd Margaret Viele Meath5 Jean Sweany Nekola

Annie Garrett Bennett5 Dorothy Ritzhaupt Vanderslice

Class Of 1947 65th REUNION

PARTICIPATION: 37% CLASS GIFT: $41,790 PLANNED GIVING: $50,000

Elizabeth Bahn Edgerton5 Muriel Borg Ruhle5 Hope Langford Turney

Class Secretary Margery Leinroth Gotshall

Sycamore Club

Henry Wells Society

Margery Leinroth Gotshall5 Aurora Society

Tower Society

Sally Wasson Baldwin Sycamore Club

Patricia Robinson Benson Sally Small Merrick

Janet Staley Howard5 Shirley McKee Shreiner5 Olivia Ray Singleton5

Sycamore Club

Cayuga Club

Aurora Society

Jane Wadhams Kitchen

Class Of 1945

Tower Society

Class Secretary Barbara Abt Hickling

E.B. Morgan Club

PARTICIPATION: 30% CLASS GIFT: $34,582

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Jane Demarest Engel5

PARTICIPATION: 55% CLASS GIFT: $22,818

Ann Bernhard Alford5 Ann Skerratt Richardson5

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Marjorie Schenk Decker5 Laura Beale Toy5 d

Betty Fisk Giddings Elizabeth Imbrie Werrenrath5

Isabel Sullivan Sefton5 Evangeline Guhse Truesdell Barbara Reed Turner5

Cayuga Club

Cayuga Club

Stagecoach Club

Stagecoach Club

Elizabeth Thomas Renn

Quaintance Bartlett

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Patricia Fox McIlroy

Virginia Lindsay Jennessd Jessica B. Shaefferd

Class Of 1944

Frances Stephens Fowler Mary Ellen Combes McNeil Ann Lazarus Schloss5

Henry Wells Society

Class Secretary Ruth Teninga Anderson

Tower Society

Minerva Club

Class Secretaries Suzanne Horr Mindnich Laura Beale Toy

Class Of 1939

Class Secretary Elizabeth Imbrie Werrenrath

Barbara Fincke Talburtt

Virginia Vanneman Fisher5

PARTICIPATION: 47% CLASS GIFT: $69,870

Henry Wells Society

PARTICIPATION: 57% CLASS GIFT: $198,828

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Sycamore Club

Betty Anne Forbes Getzendanner5 Gretchen Schneider Hickok

TOTAL GIFTS: $11,410

Sycamore Club

Cayuga Club

Mary Loomis Beer Katherine Fisher Chase5 Joan Borden Drury5 Minerva Club

Frances Jackman Tenison5 Stagecoach Club

Margaret Pearson Aldrich Sally Doerschuk Ketchum Alice Hohlfelder Webb

Lenore Elman Asher5 Carol Ecklund Cadwell5 Joelle (Inky) Seiff Weiss5 Minerva Club

Jacqueline Kean Aronson5 Julia Buck Kringel5 Elizabeth Taylor Joan Kurtz Theurer5 Stagecoach Club

Joan Parry Helde Emily Sykes Rohrer

Ann Cameron Corrie5 Joan Farnham Howe Joan Shepherd Jones

Stagecoach Club

E.B. Morgan Club

Dawn Batchelder Burke Margaret Teter Herrmann Barbara Abt Hickling5 Jeanne Munning Luehs5 Mary Louise Woods Raymond5 Barbara Coe Sly5 Barbara Haynes Staats Martha Stephens5 Merle Jacobson Tyler Jean Cappers Vivian5 Carolyn Decker Whipple5 Joan Heard White Ruth Miller Woodcock5

Sycamore Club

Class Of 1950

Cayuga Club

PARTICIPATION: 44% CLASS GIFT: $29,818

Joanne Warvel Davis Katharine Lydecker Lowe5

PARTICIPATION: 52% CLASS GIFT: $10,790

Anne Maddock Ewing5 Jeanne Bahn Hutchins5

Aurora Society

Minerva Club

Class Secretaries Judith Blank Goldsmith Sarah Leidt Hockings

Sycamore Club

Tower Society

Ann Harden Babcock

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Minerva Club

E.B. Morgan Club

Emily Stanley Hirsch5 Dorothy Carroll Massy5 Suzanne Horr Mindnich5 Suzanne Harsh Rogstad Stagecoach Club

Martha Taylor Lea5 Dorothy Morgenthaler Linn Henry Royster5 Elizabeth Barlow Sanderson Norma Whiteford

Jean Clark5

Class Of 1948

Sycamore Club

PARTICIPATION: 39% CLASS GIFT: $22,283

Terry Silver Becker Nancy Lennox Collis5 Helen Anderson Morey5 Ellen McFarland Sutton5 Minerva Club 5

Maude Erskine Banta5 Cynthia Reed Sampson

Class Of 1943 PARTICIPATION: 45% CLASS GIFT: $22,300

Class Of 1946

Class Secretary Isabel Ford MacDermott Aurora Society

Ann Stratton

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Mary Jane Schorr Bension

Anne Wilson Baker Sarah Burton Nelson5 Martha Linton Whitehouse5

Minerva Club

Sycamore Club

Cayuga Club

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Nancy Swan Harms Stagecoach Club

Mary McDowell Hopkins Isabel Ford MacDermott5 Frances Teninga Olson

Tower Society

Priscilla Penfield Chester5 Marian Merrick Cutting5

Carol Nalen Boslet Doris Van Iderstine Fichtner Joanne Stager Gould5 Barbara MacLachlan Jamieson Phebe Miller Sorensen5 Anngenette Groton Tyler 5

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Marjorie Bailey Rachlin

Class Secretary Virginia Rogers Burgess

Diana Phillips Brashears Audrey Edwards Brown Cayuga Club

Trevanion Hugo-Smith Pope Joan Petersen Walworth

Stagecoach Club

Jean Morrow Benson5 Mary Bradley Bliss5 Dorothy Loomis Dunbar5 Ann Perkins Entenman5

E.B. Morgan Club

Anne Churchill Jones5 Sycamore Club

Corinne Howard Farnham5 Kathryn Mayo Loomis5 Emilie Van Petten Merritt5 Cayuga Club

Judith Blank Goldsmith Dean Palmer Hall Sarah Leidt Hockings5 Virginia Grace Small5

Memories Shared From marching in the parade, to reminiscing with past professors, to dining at the Inns of Aurora with their Wells daughters, Marjorie Schenk Decker ’42 and Muriel Borg Ruhle ’42 surely had a fabulous time celebrating their 70th Reunion in the spring. Besides being honored as the oldest alumnae at Reunion 2012, Marjorie and Muriel were especially happy to be sharing their 70th Reunion with their daughters, Carolyn Decker Schmidt ’74 and Jody Ruhle Barnard ’76, who accompanied them to Reunion. The four Wells alumnae shared a table together at the Inns of Aurora dinner Friday night and talked about their time spent at Wells. The Class of 1942 recollected the times of a bicycle being placed on top of a telephone pole on Halloween, climbing the bell tower in the middle of the night to play a wedding march, and the requirement of wearing long evening dresses to Saturday night dinner, while their daughters shared stories of gliding down the hill on a lunch tray, Sunday evening bridge games and Odd/Even basketball games. Throughout their history with Wells, both Marjorie and Muriel have volunteered their time to the College through various roles. Together they’ve served as a Reunion Social Chair, Class Fund Chair, Reunion Fund Chair, Admission Volunteer, Class Agent, and Sycamore Vice Chair.

Minerva Club

Carol Schrier Gelles Charlyn Floyd Kerr5 Helen Graseck McClure5 Helen Rosen Yellin Stagecoach Club

Enola Sargent Almany Diana Brandley Clarke Jean Lincoln Fish Geraldine Lind Gilbert5 Cynthia Vogler Henritzy5 Constance Macdonald

Millicent Fox Mailliard5 Hermine Vogel Siegel Edith Tozier Stocks Joan Small Van Ulk5 Sara Squires Weed5 Carol Kane Weiser

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Class Of 1951

Janet Taylor Reiche5

PARTICIPATION: 45% CLASS GIFT: $2,038,106

E.B. Morgan Club

Class Secretary Janet Poole Reinhardt

Sycamore Club

Betty Snyder DeVoll5

Ann Mueller Coughlin5 Janet Poole Reinhardt5

Louise Cameron Benson Corrine Langton Drill5 Margaret Gray Good5 Sandra Adler Leibowitz5 Carolyn Shults Millonig5 Joan Fiery Vogel5

Tower Society

Cayuga Club

Henry Wells Society

Susan Wray Sullivan Aurora Society

Marcia Lindquist Keehn5

Terry Caswell Butler5

Suzanne White Foley5 Frances Clinch Jones Jean Bauberger McCauley5 Ruth Hatch Pearson5 Winifred Kendall Wannamaker

Cayuga Club

Minerva Club

E.B. Morgan Club

Claire Gumaer Curtis5

1952 1957 “Keep Wells Strong, Pass It On”

As part of their Reunion giving, the Classes of 1952 and 1957 joined in support of a challenge in the spring titled “Keep Wells Strong, Pass It On,” with the goal of inspiring alumnae and alumni who graduated in the last 25 years to take up the longstanding legacy of support established by our many dedicated alumnae. Over a four month period, these classes offered to contribute $100 to the Annual Fund for each member of the classes of 1987-2011 who scheduled a recurring credit card gift, and $50 for any non-recurring gift. The challenge resulted in an additional $8,850 for the Annual Fund from the Classes of 1952 and 1957. During the four months that the challenge took place, 152 donors from the Classes of 1987-2011 made contributions, including 33 first-time donors and 25 recurring gift donors. The Classes of 1952 and 1957’s own support of Wells College and the Annual Fund was exemplary; 63 percent of the members of the Class of 1952 made a gift this year, and 54 percent of the Class of 1957 made a gift.

Sycamore Club

Carolyn Ledgard Hallman5 Jane Cole Scott5 Minerva Club

Barbara Hagaman Westbrook5 Alice Brown Westervelt5 Stagecoach Club

Joan Clark Bartlett5 Christine Mansfield Berquist5 Virginia Stockfish Borland5 Mona Williams Brown5 Ruth Hadley Dunbar5 Sally Cummings Goodrich5 Margarete Weisbrod Lindsley Anne Cusack Parkhurst5 Cornelia Ransom5 Joan Mowry Richter Nancy Weil Rosenthal Jean Carr Semonite5 Jean Kaufman Stotter

Class Of 1952 60th REUNION

Henry Wells Society

Katherine Gerwig Bailey Lueza Thirkield Gelb Shirley King Orr5 Aurora Society

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Mary Melone McIsaac5 Sally Hurlburt Rosemond5 Janet Lauster Witzeman Tower Society

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Stagecoach Club

Sycamore Club

Alice Woodall Comiskey Val Nearpass Duffy Lucille Stuart Finter Martha Hutchinson Garvey5 Mary Denison Scott5 Katherine Garnock Shannon Cynthia DeLong Washburne5

Class Of 1953 PARTICIPATION: 47% CLASS GIFT: $16,235

Class Secretary Roxanne Per-Lee Motter Tower Society

Janet Couperthwait Goodyear5 Mary Rankin Trautlein

Cayuga Club

Julia Randolph Foster5 Roxanne Per-Lee Motter5 Anne Wilson Robbins5 Minerva Club

Marie Fortin Beringer Anne Tower Edmonds Virginia Nash Wheeler Stagecoach Club

Sarah Penchoen Attridge Priscilla Strand Berry Janice Hudson Davies Amelia Cooper Dupin5 Valentine Picking Dutchyshyn Nancy Betham Gould5 Edith Blaney Greene Lorraine Littman Heine

Shirley Cox Kearns5 Aurora Society

Involut Vogel Jessup5 Florence Dowdell Fasanelli Barbara Bennet Hart5 Cayuga Club

Elizabeth Balch Dickinson Susan Metcalf Lancaster5 Nancy Dobson McGilliard5 5

Minerva Club

Cynthia Billings5 Joan Pierson Frackelton5 Marilyn Wenner Gordon5 Magali Riquelme Grimany5 Louise Veprovsky Reebel5 Josephine Vitanza Stento Jacklin Wright Weil Stagecoach Club

Lesley Wilcox Anderson5 Nancy Friedman Eleanor Marsh Hillersd Yvonne Koser Kun5 Joan Koerner Levin5 Flora Howie Logie5 Alice Hanawalt Morgan5 Ann Lennox Olson5 Betty Cerruti Srere Marjorie Lewis Wallace5

Class Of 1955 PARTICIPATION: 41% CLASS GIFT: $12,442

Class Secretary Anita Calkins Shannahan Tower Society

Karlene Williams Salamon Sycamore Club

Anne Parker Tack5 Cayuga Club

Ann Jennings Jones5 Helen Beard Jordahld5 Minerva Club

Jane Darling Barnstead5 Sarah Hitch Barton-Higgins5 Patricia Colby Ferguson Helen Hasbrouck Harling5 Nancy Smith Harnsberger5 Ann Greener Ottaviano Anita Calkins Shannahan5 Elizabeth Phillips Taliaferro5 Stagecoach Club

Class Secretary Katherine Van Wormer Howard Henry Wells Society

Susan Mehnert Closson5 Constance Oberlander Phillips5

Class Secretary Rosemarie Wirth Krenitsky Reunion Class Chair Janet Taylor Reiche Reunion Fund Chair Lueza Thirkield Gelb

Class Of 1954

Mary Alice Winger Dickson Ann Finch5 Rosemarie Wirth Krenitsky5 Laura Nader

Sycamore Club

PARTICIPATION: 63% CLASS GIFT: $172,378 PLANNED GIVING: $240,000

Mary Ann Roush Howard Glenna Roberts Johnson Elizabeth Keck Janet Graseck Kobe Frances Myers Krohn Rachel Stone Michaels Nancy Perry Siddall5 Jennifer Hardy Speer5 Elizabeth Shanahan Stader5 Sondra May Steinman Mary Kent Twardock

Carin Wyckoff Phillips5 Genevieve Savarese Schubert5

Anne Wright Hess Marcia Hendrie Holroyd5 Sallie Brown Larkin Patricia Veale Mlaska Joan Ruf Pappas Susan Avery Peckham Molly Rannells5 Laura Woolven Shapleigh5 Nancy Haines Snow Molly Shannahan Taylor5 Kathleen Van Deusen Milly Zourabichvili5

Class Of 1956 PARTICIPATION: 40% CLASS GIFT: $53,505

Susan Goodrich Motycka5 Mary Louise Lehmann Peterson5 Roxanne West Powning5 Marilynn Ray Janet Marsteller Spillman Lucretia High Von Kleeck5 Barbara Unsworth Washburn Georgia Cortright Weathers Donna Applegate White5

Class Of 1957 55th REUNION

PARTICIPATION: 42% CLASS GIFT: $147,230

PARTICIPATION: 54% CLASS GIFT: $56,413

Class Secretary Ellin Messolonghites Johnson Reunion Fund Chairs Elizabeth Boveroux Gail Fletcher Edwards Aurora Society

Gail Fletcher Edwards

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Tower Society

Elizabeth Boveroux5 Jane Langfitt Lind5 Carolyn White Sampson5 Susan Standfast-Wright5 Gail Benedict Van Winkle Sycamore Club

Class Secretary Susan Kendall Scammell Henry Wells Society

Sara Clark Brummer5

Ellin Messolonghites Johnson5 Janet Lutton Olt Ann Crimmins Rafano5 Karen Young Sproat Cayuga Club

Joanne Hatch Bruch5

Aurora Society

Marcia Goetze Nappi

5

Tower Society

Frances Ford Luellen5 E.B. Morgan Club

Patricia Buell Anderluh5 Nancy Barton Barclay Sycamore Club

Katherine Keller Bulette5 Barbara Brickley Dollard Elise Unhoch Mock Cayuga Club

Joan Olsen Mueller5 Eleanor Diederich Pennington5 Ruth Harrison Venable Minerva Club

Ann Cullen Cassell5 Martha Mavon Friday Ann Davis Hamilton5 Ann Austin Jacoby5 Helen Elite Kostel5 Daphne Hersey Wetmore Stagecoach Club

Judith Krider Fanning5 Marilyn Schreiber Fisher Barbara Harris Judy Zook James5 Barbara Lloyd Johnstone Beverly Carothers Kaveney5 Ann Converse Marx Priscilla Smith Maurer Mary Lou Foradora Webber5 June Tiesler Weissinger5

Elissa Mueller du Pont

Minerva Club

Karol Kavanagh Bibbs5 Lauralee Hill Clayton Barbara Poag Dantzler5 Barbara Gabis Hagerman5 Anne Koenig Larson Elisabeth McConnell Suzanne Crelly Nash Mary Ann Colwell Nitchie5 Lyn Ellis Pope Gayle Rich Roberts Dorothy Harris Wilken Stagecoach Club

Dillu Ashby5 Priscilla Daniels Bellingrath5 Miriam Speno Brown5 Valerie Hansen Cross5 Judith Reid Fitz-Patrick Sibyl McCormac Groff Elizabeth Ridall Henry Mildred Kestenbaum Klein Lois McGrath Jean Richardson McKeon

Class Of 1958 Class Secretaries Cynthia Ferguson Campbell M’Liz Campbell Parkhurst Patricia Smith Waterbury Henry Wells Society

Shirley Schou Bacot Shamel5 Aurora Society

Sharon Whatmore Cowles5 E.B. Morgan Club

Andronike Leondis Passios5 Sycamore Club

Suzanne K. Smith Collins5 Birgit Nielsen Deeds Frances Ludwick Marx5 Cayuga Club

Ann Snyder Allport5 Agnes Stevenson Cameron5 Margaret Royal Hudson Virginia Goldmark Koehler5 Judy Korman5 Roberta Hunt Salisbury5 Minerva Club

Becky Hatch Glezen5 M’Liz Campbell Parkhurst5 Carol Stoodley Richards Roberta Monaghan Smith5 Patricia Smith Waterbury5 Stagecoach Club

Nancy Brown Armstrong Rosaly Swann Bass Barbara Davison Bayer Ann Bentley Beltz Betty Mundy Bigwood5 Cynthia Ferguson Campbell5 Kimmey Carnell Decker Susan Hough Doyle5 Katherine Ganzauge Gray5 Mary Ellen Houck Mary Jane Janke Krieger Sarah Babb Leonard Janice Melcher Lewis Deborah Fowler MacKay 5 = 5+ years continuous giving d = deceased

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Mary Louise Barley Martin5 Virginia Williams Merwin Mary Karros Radnik5 Virginia Haffner Reid5 Sue Schubert

Class Of 1959

Cynthia Greene Buchwald5 Cayuga Club

Cayuga Club

Marjorie Billington5 Raquel Davenport Boehmer Betty Blaydes Bovee5 Ruth Lamy Brons Joan Mallett Bruno5 Lynne Sheppard Chanin Barbara Dunnell Clough5 Nancy Rawls Dauk Joyce Osborne Grattan5 Elizabeth May Groskoph5 Carol Hamblen5 Margaret Stone Helene Janet Foss Howell Lynn Rider Jacobsen5 Caroline Campbell Knott5 Nancy Lee Leeming Elizabeth Chamberlain Leonard Harriet Smith Lindblom5 Carol Crowell Maider Lorenne Cote Marden Ann Davidson Moorefield5 Isabel Whelan Morrison Patricia Dwyer Pawlick5 Carol Britton Pellegrine5 Gretchen Gardner Ramsey5 Lucinda Laybourne Ryley Catherine Sedgwick Sanders5 Mary Shaw Patricia Gay Sills Sheila Bradley Thoman5 Carol Coatsworth Van Winkle Gail Barker Webb5

1935 ’62. On Sunday morning after breakfast, the Class

of 1962 left the Dining Hall as a group singing the chorus of “There’s a Tavern in the Town”: Fare thee well for I must leave thee Do not let our parting grieve thee

For remember that the best of friends must part. Adieu dear friends I say adieu

I can no longer stay with you, so I’ll hang my heart on the weeping willow tree

And ever, ever think of thee.

The tree held a heart for every member of the class, inscribed with their names. “That’s it,” explained

Marcia Mazeine ’62. “Kind of corny but we like it!”

Class Of 1960

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Sycamore Club

Ann Shaver Hammer Lillian Vitanza Ney Camilla Roeder Nielsen5

Stagecoach Club

Avery Wagner ’35, mother of A.L. Wagner Carlisle

Gail Zabriskie Wilson5

Sycamore Club

Patricia Ryan Prem

tradition was passed on by the classmates of Imogen

Tower Society

Molly Harding Nye5

Class Secretary Mary Collins

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E.B. Morgan Club

Anne-Marie Mohn Glenn

Minerva Club

branches of the willow tree beside Glen Park, placed

Elinor Bradt Posey

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Joanna Crowe Dillon Beatrice Clyde Girolamo5 Maria Caldiero Hanna5 Janet Grove Tietz5

noticed the red paper hearts intertwined with the

Henry Wells Society

E.B. Morgan Club

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Anyone visiting campus in the summer probably

Tower Society

Linda Glick Conway5 Jane Borsch Robbins Nancy Wenner Witmer5

PARTICIPATION: 46% CLASS GIFT: $6,765

Sycamore Club

“…And ever, ever think of thee”

Class Secretaries Edith Wilcock Patrick Susan Becker Tier

Judith Carty Betsy Truex Steele5

Susan Hemmersley Homestead5 Linda Gilgore Klopfenstein5 Barbara Boyle Leggat5 Judith Trencher Marshall5 Quincy Lockett Northrup5 Cornelia Hamlin Schade Sandra Scheurle Sinclair Mary Armbrister Youngd Cayuga Club

Linda Boyd Ashlock Nancy Mathias Granborg Priscilla Keith Kirby5 Marcia Specht5 Beth Bradley Taylor5

Anne Nordlander Baldwin5 Louise Mackie5 Susan Cornwell Mellen5 Nancy Eberhardt Sisson Cricket Cunningham Twichell Elizabeth White

Stagecoach Club

Minerva Club

Minerva Club 5

Elizabeth Hulsman Alcaide5 Anna Katan Angrist Barbara Polacheck Blutstein5 Sally Hitchcock Brady5 Elizabeth Clark Brummer5 Nancy Wilkes Coggins Mary Gleason Colton5 Catherine Cox5 Georgia Stetson Diefendorf Janell Tyler Fiarman Patricia Lewis Goodman5 Betty Greener Henry5 Jane Rumsey Kelley Polly Pollock Leaf5 Audrey Mishuris Lewak Jane Marshall Lohman5 Cynthia Beste Marechal Marion Morey Jane Carlson Robb5 Mary Mather Snyder5 Janet Goodwillie Swann5 Susan Falk Thompson Susan Becker Tier Viki Graf Turner5 Marilyn Krengel Van Raalte Lucinda Fish Waters

Class Of 1961 PARTICIPATION: 36% CLASS GIFT: $34,903

Class Secretaries Susan Biele Alitto Sally Maclay Dayton Jane Borsch Robbins

Susan Biele Alitto Elisabeth Loeb Levin Holly Howard Pollinger5 Carolyn Gaines Ruckle5 Stagecoach Club

Eugenia Nash Doyle Ruth Samuels Drucker5 Gail Mack Garner Carol Reading Goldsmith Phyllis Hammond Graves5 Judith Hoffman Hays Katherine Herron Jordan5 Joan Thompson Majeed5 Judith Behrhorst Munro Marjorie Kunc Powell Ann Fitzwater Rathjen Gail Rheingold5 Anne Coughlin Stavisky5 Linda Large Wood5

Class Of 1962 50th REUNION PARTICIPATION: 78% CLASS GIFT: $574,856 PLANNED GIVING: $4,000

Class Secretaries Sandra Metcalf Bertetti Patricia Richter Ondrick Reunion Class Chairs Linda Kendrick Levenson Marcia Dillon Mazeine Reunion Fund Chairs Carolyn Byers Anderson Barbara Getschel Sawyer

Class of 1962 Reunion Giving In celebration of their 50th Reunion, members of the Class of 1962 gave or pledged a total of $299,756 to the College, with 78 percent participation. The Class decided to dedicate a part of their 50th Reunion gift ($68,910) to Wells’ Office of Experiential Learning and Career Services. “There is a real need to have the academic experience closely aligned with the real world,” said Carolyn Byers Anderson ’62, who coordinated the effort with Reunion Fund Co-Chair Bonnie Getschel Sawyer ’62. “We felt that this choice would help students to be confident in what they want to focus on by giving them exposure with their field of choice.” Director of Experiential Learning and Career Services Eric Vaughn is grateful for the additional resources that will help prepare students for their first steps after graduation. “I was excited by the Class of 1962‘s generosity. Their support will help expand what my office is able to offer to students and actually be able to make these resources available to alums as well.” After an open house meeting with Eric over Reunion weekend, Carolyn noted, “Many of our class became even more enthusiastic about the gift that we had selected. Eric’s work helps those outside the College get to know Wells and the quality of students we have.”

Henry Wells Society

Pleasant Thiele Rowland5 Helen A. Smithd5 Aurora Society

Sandra Maceyka5 Barbara Getschel Sawyer Tower Society

Ann Linden Wagner Carlisle5 Karen Rosenman Edds Linda Kendrick Levenson E.B. Morgan Club

Nancy Rockwell Consedine5 Olivia James Patricia Richter Ondrick5 Hazel Hollenbeck Ralph5 Sycamore Club

Carolyn Byers Anderson5 Sandra Metcalf Bertetti5 Wendy Todd Bidstrup Jane Jowett Brooks5 Susan Taylor Cashman Alice Jones Chorin Cynthia Low Davenport Karen Eckberg Gottovi5 Judith McFarland Hanrahan5 Rose Marie Ferri Hawke Ann McKnight Kittelberger5 Dorothy Knittel-Biener Patricia Day LaBarbera Karen Larsen Sandra Kolyer Masih Marcia Dillon Mazeine Dorothy Marvin Miles Margaret Langeler Rogers Susan Scherer

Coco Annable Siewert Judith Billington Stallkamp5 Ellen Romoff Witkin Cayuga Club

Priscilla Morse Byerly5 Katharine Lawder Ellyard Joan Bissell Hyde5 Deborah Cutler Riveros June Hamilton Withington Minerva Club

Kate Birdsall Duffy Martha Soule Estey Kay Manternach Gordon5 Rebecca Arnold LeBuhn Linda Johnson Lindsay Kirsten Olsen Prigge Hope Creed Skilling

Cynthia Wickes Vail Stagecoach Club

Anne Taylor Almy Karen Ahlberg Armour Barbara Smith Bachtel Claire Coleman Chen June Dallery Doolittle Margery Chamberlin Edmundson5 Joan Hunter Hansen5 Jane Kohring Hoey5 Bonnie Fraser Lundberg5 Mary Lou Johnson Malachowski Melinda Stoudt Mast Daisy Mathias Jokhim Williams Meikle 5 = 5+ years continuous giving d = deceased

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Lili MacCormick5 Susanne Jones McGuinness5 Rosemary Phelps Murphy5 Martha Benjamin Parks5 Susan Wright Reed5 Minerva Club

Emily Czapek Margaret May Hillegass Judith Cox Hollohan5 Laurie Semple Reed Rena Cavataio Warren5 5

Wendy Todd Bidstrup ’62 and Elizabeth Bowman Rothermel ’66 Accept WCA Awards

1962 1966 One of the high points of this year’s Reunion weekend was the Wells College Association of Alumnae and Alumni’s Awards Convocation, held on Saturday morning following the Reunion Parade. Both award recipients gave gracious, entertaining speeches to those that attended. “I have attended many reunions and have listened to speeches by the Alumnae Award winners and feel very humble to be included in this outstanding group of women,” said Wendy Todd Bidstrup ’62 during her remarks at the ceremony. “Their accomplishments in so many different fields reflect the power of the unique education that we were privileged to have here at Wells.”

“Throughout the 50 years of my association with Wells I have been consistently inspired by the intelligence, generosity, curiosity, and pluck that characterizes those people who’ve been educated—and who’ve educated one another—at Wells,” Elizabeth Bowman Rothermel ’66 said while accepting her award. “Wells has been a focal point and touchstone since my first visit in 1962. We are so lucky—God bless you all and thank you for this great honor.”

Gretchen Gersumky Mercy Sally Leary Murphy Valerie Ossipoff Barbara Lucas Regen Ann Harper Roberts Judith Hummer Schaub Rosie Harlow Segal Ida Sharkey Anne Skinner Strand Katherine Johnston Williams

Class Of 1963 PARTICIPATION: 44% CLASS GIFT: $42,075

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Jean Wahl Heuer5 Sycamore Club

Barbara Shields Drenning Bonnie Baron Shrager5 Susan Allerton Spofford5 Lynn Crear Valenti5

Stagecoach Club

Elinor Scott Abbe Mary Holmes Bloomer Lynn Adams Bodicky5 Kathryn Matey Borman Nancy Carey Charlotte Sector Caton5 Jessie Robinson Cochran5 Virginia Weyant D’Ercole5 Evelyn Myers Doherty Maria Ernest Linda Edgett Evans Jean Reynolds Haddon Anne Shlionsky Hagiwara5 Nancy Holland5 Dorothy Law Hoobler Ellen Gordman Kornrumpf Sarah Test Lawton Barbara Cash Lorge5 Vivian Manuel Marilyn Schou McCabe Christine Foster Meloni5 Barbara Spillman Mentzer5 Elisabeth Minthorn Katharine Dana Nelson5 Lynn Johnston Pauquette Georgia Wilkinson Prentiss5 Martha Weiner Schwartz Laura Huber Shucart Lillian Milner Smyser Nancy Hequembourg Snyder Virginia Morgan Stahlsmith5 Madelaine Busch Surette5 Jean Strothman Tews5 Robin Battersby Whiting5 Ann Wolff 5

Class Of 1964

Aurora Society

Donna Hopf Lascell

5

Sycamore Club

Lucia Albino Gilbert

Barbara Kennedy5

PARTICIPATION: 43% CLASS GIFT: $48,277 PLANNED GIVING: $100,000

Minerva Club

Barbara Buddington Angle5 Joan Alexander Fordham5 Toni Thompson Harrison Constance Akland Platt5 Gail Vander Horst Procter5 Susan Haber Rauch Cynthia Antoni Thomas5 Stagecoach Club

Sally Wilson Arbuthnot5 Tanya Ivanoff Artinian Stefanie Korol Barley5 Cynthia Frederick Bright5 Anne Coventry Cassidy5 Hanley Bird Cox5 Frances Franks Curry5 Laurie Lydecker Dings5 Muriel Farley Dominguez Martha Loker Eberly Susan Eddy Suzanne Appel Flynn Elizabeth Boehme Howe5 Wendy Oberlander Maggio Ryna Joseph Marinenko5 Lorraine Lang Niemela5 Mary Tompkins Osborn5 Shane Logie Rood5 Judith Haklik Sander Leslie Sargent Leigh Spencer Sorensen5 Suzanne Spencer5 Janet Gilchrist Spring5 Margaret Richie Weymouth5 Suzanne Steinbuhler Wickham Dixie Burns Wilson

Class Of 1965 PARTICIPATION: 41% CLASS GIFT: $105,492

Class Secretaries Laura Beth Mason Foster Ellen Fleming Yeckley

Elizabeth Winslow Wagner5 Ellen Fleming Yeckley5

Cayuga Club

Minerva Club

Deborah Nelson Aylesworth Constance Burns Cheryl Reid Byrd5 Nancy Fitzsimmons Cornell5 Cindy Allen DeMoss5 Laura Beth Mason Foster5 Anne Kent Necker5 5

Stagecoach Club

Carol Morgan Bigman5 Pat King Blommer Sandra Lascell Bruce5 Constance Reinhardt Cermak5 Carol Zeller Clark5 Deborah Guptill5 Deborah Beaman Hopps5 Anne Price Iverson5 Darcy Hetzel Jagger Anne Peters King Sarah Bailey Light Leila Jones Linen5 Judith Taylor MacMillan Constance Mainwaring Leila Lindsay Merims Adele Maslen Miller5 Susan Stamberger Barbara Pearce Williams

E.B. Morgan Club

PARTICIPATION: 39% CLASS GIFT: $68,570

Joan Horsburgh Ainsworth5 Jane Chamberlin Bartrum5 Pamela Hotine Espenshade Donna Kuhn Laidlaw5 Kathryn Wenner Palmer5 Marcia Cox Vaughey5

Raelene Lyons Bowman5 Candace Lee McDowell Emily Bryant Rancier5 Joanne Elrod Williams5

Susan Huntley Baker5 Elisabeth Dieter Glascoff Leslie Stewart Ketchum5 Marilyn Cowles King Helen Wentz Panitt5 Nancy Hall Zambie5

Class Of 1966

Fiona Morgan Fein5

Sycamore Club

Cayuga Club

Henry Wells Society

Sycamore Club

Class Secretary Barbara Kennedy

Cayuga Club

Barbara Osborn David5 Carolyn Tobey Hicks5 Judith Coulson Pitman

Mary Ella Wagner Jones Susan Rice Lewis5

PARTICIPATION: 30% CLASS GIFT: $18,225

Class Of 1967 45th REUNION

Cayuga Club

Class Secretaries Susan Van Ranst Crego Kate LeBoutillier O’Neill Mary Jane Wight Pia Henry Wells Society

Elizabeth Bowman Rothermel5 Tower Society

Dorothea Smith Sawicki5 Patricia Parnie Wahlen5

Patricia Strzepek Artinian Susan Van Ranst Crego Claudia Haase Elkins5 Hope Dillon Jones Kate LeBoutillier O’Neill5

Class Secretaries Eileen Kraskouskas Katherine White McCullough Reunion Class Chairs Sally Hauck Allen Kathleen Keare Leavenworth Kathleen Hourigan Lique Henry Wells Society

Suzanne Combs Mieso5 Aurora Society

Whitney Scofield Bagnall5 Karen Frankel Blum5 Tower Society

Gail Slocum Thornton5 Sycamore Club

Florence Dey Herbruck5 Rosemary Leonard Nelson Pauline Snyder5

Constance Coles5 Cynthia Gravely Morse Jean Reid5 Elizabeth Van Ranst5

Stagecoach Club

Cayuga Club

Minerva Club

Kathryn Whittemore Adams5 Shirley Anderson5 Christina Tower Bancroft Susan Jenks Breen Mary Pollard Breyer Charlotte Stoddard Campbell Kristen Valentine Crittenden Laurie Batchelar Culbertson5 Nancy Harvey Davidson5 Ellen Reid Dodge Sarah Dowson Julianne Jones Edmondson5 Marena Basos Gonz5 Susan Bradford Goodman Sandra Smyrski Grindlay Adelaide Murphy Gundlach Nancy Hamlin-Vogler5 Cheryl Schroeder Hargesheimer Caroline Whipple Jennings Helen Osborn Kruppa Jo Ann Kessler Lake5 Beth Swanson Leyking5 Deborah Maher Jane Talbot Marshall5 Susan Benford McCoy5 Kathleen Richardson McDonald Mary Jane Wight Pia Carol Mason Robinson Leslie Shaw Schneider Katharine Sawyer Stover Dorothea Shipway Webster Gretchen Woelfle5

Dotty Stevens Corcoran5 Eileen Kraskouskas Lynn Lederer5 Carol Mawhinney5 Sharon Schutz5 Martha Ryan Severens5 Barbara Denniston Snapp5 Melinda McCain Tabor5 Minerva Club

Sally Hauck Allen5 Jacinta Amaral Margo Lozon Brackett5 Kathleen Keare Leavenworth Kathleen Hourigan Lique Ann Freehoffer Manley Faith Tyldsley5 Kathryn Sawyer White Mary Lyall Wight5 Stagecoach Club

Deirdre Gebhardt Bissell Marianne Martien Bogen5 Thomasene Brodhead5 Jane McCagney Coleman Fay Yerdon Colvin Judith Cope Lee Briggs Eaton5 Jane Fitzsimmons Karen Lewis Foley5 Suzanne Nave Fonda Adelma Park Gillespie Nancy Hood Hastings Judith Heck Masako Sugimura Inaoka

Barbara Hopgood Jones Carol Doty Kalauskas5 Dorothy Holmes Kather5 Retta-Leigh Perel Keil5 Lorion Bowne Korkosz Suzanne Lloyd Liebolt5 Karen Rodemann Lloyd Katherine White McCullough Patricia Douglass McNeilly Ollie Parsons Moochler5 Virginia Meeker Munkelwitz5 Carol Quinley Donna Tripp Ravn5 Elisabeth Kimbell Rogers5 Judith Reed Scott Katherine Boehm Shaw Bonnie Baxter Vesper5 Susan Coyle Wardrop Joan Mitchell Whitbeck5 Katharine Wolff5 Anne Ryan Wood

Class Of 1968 PARTICIPATION: 38% CLASS GIFT: $17,766

Class Secretaries Karen Kennedy Gallimore Susan L. Mills E.B. Morgan Club

Jane Lang5

Sycamore Club

Virginia Edgecombe Barr5 Karen Kennedy Gallimore5 Susan L. Mills5 Gail Funston Wasson5 Cayuga Club

Dionys Miller Briggs Joan Norris Daurio5 Carol Iskols Daynard5 Judith Ehren5 Lesley Birkett Jacobs5 Barbara Christy Kimberly5 Katherine Newhall Miller5 Anne Martinovics Moore Lyle Geary Toohey5 Minerva Club

Patricia Clarke Anderson5 Amanda MacIntosh Berman Mary Brayton Ann Fallon Bugher5 Wendy Wilson Hilty5 Rhea Hirshman Virginia Fewsmith McBride Janet Lyeth Sharp Stephanie Wallach5 5 = 5+ years continuous giving d = deceased

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Carroll Wetzel Wilkinson5 Christine Lapp Williamson5 Stagecoach Club

Tingle Culbertson Barnes5 Barbara Max Betus Alice Brooks Bourgoin Jan Dederick5 Laura Dorow Myra Egelman Feeney5 Suzanne Endemann Fox Cheri Gerstung5 Katherine Gressle Margaret Devenish Handley5 Katherine Wohlers Harder5 Lynn Schemm Harding Helen Hardy Julie McCain Hunter Andrea McMahon Lamoreaux Barbara Mahler Markussen5 Susan Upham McIntosh Nancy Peterson Meserole Nancy Cook Nelson5 Wendy Lundgren Nicolosi Elisabeth Betz Parker5 Karlye Gill Pillai Frances Sullivan Repperger Ann Dynes Schaefer Barbara Thayer Wallace Nancy Wilson5

Class Of 1969 PARTICIPATION: 45% CLASS GIFT: $75,453

Class Secretaries Anne Oliver Roberts Nancy Tillinghast Sarah C. Chase5 Barbara A. Frank5 Ellen MacMillan Hand5 Pamela Edgerton Ferguson Sis Van Dorn5

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Sycamore Club

Rosemary Brady Cynthia White Foster5 Lucinda McIlroy Higgins5 Nancy Hubbard5 Sally Colegrove Jones5 Nancy Nutt Schiffer Judith Whittum-Hudson 5

Cayuga Club

Ruth Harlow5 Susan Coe Adams5 Cynthia Petersen Bernhard5 Gale Thurston Grindstaff Wendy Lippman Montgomery5 FAll 2012

Inga Anderson Golay5 Margery Harrison Healing5 Carol Steele Patricia Kauffman Strickland5

Barbara Sterling Willson Aurora Society

Diane Chaffee Sorace5 Amalia Barbieri Stephens Ruth Danowski Walker

Stagecoach Club

Minerva Club

Cayuga Club

Sycamore Club

Class Of 1974

Demi Walsh Ayres Laird Crandall Mary Feeney5 Dorothy Gaines Susan Simmons Ganzenmuller5 Roslyn Wade Gibson Susan Cantrell Gilchrist Mary Geldmacher Goble Judith Sinclair Goldsmith5 Margaret Smith Green5 Linda Calcote Kayser5 Judith Shaw Latin Clair Henderson Leighton5 Denison Silverstein Levy5 Caryl Kelly Love Nan McCarthy5 Elizabeth Early Mortlock Jill Corby Morton5 Kathryn McCoy Mullane Marilyn Post Geraldine Proctor Anne Oliver Roberts Paula Storms Schoonmaker5 Dorothy Christ Solomon Wendy Stolz Thomas5 Ellen Todd5 Eileen Bingham Tuttle5 Kathleen Vick Jane Walsh-Brown5 Ellene Farmer Whitmore PARTICIPATION: 34% CLASS GIFT: $31,975 PLANNED GIVING: $10,000

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Class Of 1970

Aurora Society

Minerva Club

Jane Luedke Olstad5 Patricia Lang Perry Nancy Tillinghast5 Alice McAteer Wilson5

Class Secretary Karen Brown Aurora Society

Doris Heckel Krsnak5

Patricia Adams Justicia-Linde5 Deborah Lee Nancy White Martinez5 Anne Stevenson5 Sandra DiIorio Thorn5 Gail Walker5 Stagecoach Club

Stefanie Adams Patricia Krol Averson Suzanne Bailliere Marion Henze Bartell5 Susan Stambaugh Beaton Julie Vail Brown Karen Brown Carolyn Anderson Collins Clara DeLaCruz Sarah Dennison Holly Richardson Donovan Beverly Hitchins Pamela Pollock Howard Barbara Kirk Jane Winand LaFever Laura Craig Lyman Joanna Lyons Linda Magrum Martha Moor Sarah Studenmund Newhall Meredyth Davies Patterson5 Louise Potter Susan Raab Deborah Gillett Roecker5 Susan Rupp Bonnie Briggs Sargent5 Susie Avenali Schaefer Joan Suffness Schlesinger5 Kathleen Ryan Shank Lydia Slater Janet George Stewart Sylvia Schilling Younkin

B. Bonnie Baranowski5 Nancy Stocker House Sophia Liang5

Class Of 1971

Sycamore Club

Class Secretaries Suzanne Doty Paula Scali

Mary Mitchell Goodman5 Joanne Lowell Johnson Mary McAllister Nijhout5 Gail Pesyna Tobie Tyler van der Vorm5 Katharine Hutchins Welling5 Cayuga Club

Ann Bartlett Judith Wallis Fenton5

PARTICIPATION: 30% CLASS GIFT: $25,034

Julie Burnet5 Linda Law Clark Sycamore Club

Marjorie Peterson Anderson Suzanne Doty Nancy Osberg Durocher5 Anne Ewing Patricia Dekar Gilbert Mary Graham5 Jean Spallino Graziani5 Christine Caughman Hodde Hillary Coan Hoppock5 Katherine Holmes Kobos5 Mollie Lampi Gay Kinney Larsen5 Mary Shannon Locke5 Christine Kiley Maxfield5 Martha Merrill-Grose Betsy Newell Beverly Harasiemowicz Pasley April O’Brien Rozboril Cynthia Schmidt5 Mary Sonnichsen Charlotte Stetson Linda Richter Stier Louise Thorson5 Diana Gough Tindall Gladys Varona-Lacey5

Class Of 1972 40th REUNION PARTICIPATION: 41% CLASS GIFT: $56,359 PLANNED GIVING: $50,000

Henry Wells Society

Sara Petersen Buell5

Tower Society

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Sycamore Club

E.B. Morgan Club

Suzanne N. Grey5

Stagecoach Club

Barbara Faust5 Jane Gilbert5

Kristina Wheaton Berg5

Cayuga Club

Margaret Cozier Arnold5 Wilma Squires Birk5 Brigita Stegers Clementi Rachel Beers Cochran5 Ruth Foster-Morgan Virginia Mange Houston5 Patricia McNabb Susan Rothmann Lindley Hunter Silverman5

Class Secretary Holly Gosselink Davidson Reunion Class Chair Holly Gosselink Davidson Reunion Fund Chair Julie Burnet

Tower Society

Nancy Phipps Byrne5 Kathleen Phelps Lamb5

Minerva Club

Tower Society

Donna Cohen Susan Hotine5 Lynn Perrott Smith5

Jean Ashby Lark Ludlow5

Anonymous5

Jane Carlson Bergen5 Susan Roeller Brown5 Deborah Soule Esposito Lynne Magnuson Gilbert Joanne Betlem Kehr Olivia Mayer Marks5 Deborah Brown Ricci Cayuga Club

Lee Baumann Cohn5 Holly Gosselink Davidson5 Susan Gwinn Goetze5 Ottilya Mex Hallinan Mary Esser Jorde5 Katharine Shapleigh Kolowich Susan Olmstead-Wang Sarah Keny Rugen5 Abby Snell Sandling Minerva Club

Sondra Sparling Allen Jessie Brinkley5 Jeanne Cronin Ceccolini Anne Enright Czarnowski Martha Cannon Gimson Cornelia Meritt Wood Stagecoach Club

Carolyn Bozenhard Acerra

Susan Dancik Bahman Nancy Bishop Fern Bryan Carol O’Connell Drawbaugh5 Jane Duncan Nancy Juraschek Dykes Barbara Fabricant Susan Carlson Garratt Susan Goldsborough Glynn Anne Cagwin Hagstrom Katharine Rohrer Haight5 Sandra Hile Herrmann Harriet Higgins Mary Hotchkiss Pamela Small Kinneen5 Lea Manly-Power Kusner5 Mary MacMillen5 Patricia Harrington McMullen Constance Root Nuss5 Elizabeth Reid Cheryl Sadler-Pugh5 Jill Kohn Sands5 Cynthia Stewart Janet Hubsch Winthrop5 Catherine Hatch Young

Class Of 1973 PARTICIPATION: 22% CLASS GIFT: $32,185

Class Secretaries Kathi Lenrow

Elizabeth Elkinton Barr5 Thayer Quoos5 Minerva Club

Anne Murphy Acton Elizabeth Coleman Brooks Elizabeth Gram Calcutt Denise Horasanci Deborah Stockford Hoyt Suzanne Leo Luckey Sarah Oakes Schrecker5 Laura Sutherland Thomas5 Barbara Benson Williams Stagecoach Club

Mary Albert Carole Vanderhoef Banks Maxine Bergen Susan Campbell Nancy McCouch Davis5 Anne Nicholas Dodd5 Susan Johnson Patricia Jones Pamela Jones Linda Noyes Kneen Deanie Leonard Elizabeth Maltman5 Anita Deinhardt Manuele5 Ritamary McMahon Lisa South Misiti Sandra O’Connor5 Marjorie Cellar O’Donnell5 Carol Pearce Barbara J. Rich Felicia Roper5

PARTICIPATION: 28% CLASS GIFT: $22,961

Class Secretary Pamela Thomas Tower Society

Vicki Keller Panhuise E.B. Morgan Club

Deborah J. McLean5 Randall Shaw Zabriskie5 Sycamore Club

Lisa Matt Frances Cantwell Shepard5 Roberta Husted Young5 Cayuga Club

Gail Gentes5 Miriam Romeril Leonard Donna Krager Lyon5 Ellen Brenton McAllister Merrie Schippereit5 Emily Harwood Wexler5 Minerva Club

Lori Cameron Nancy DeFonce Lapera Cordelia Carroll Moeller5 Stephanie Newell5 Pamela Rothmann Carolyn Decker Schmidt5 Stagecoach Club

Margaret Vail Anderson5 Ellen French Bunch5 Susan Campany5 Candyce Cavanagh Mary O’Hara Doubleday Jessica Vermylen Fiddes 5 = 5+ years continuous giving d = deceased

Cheers to 40 Years Members of the Class of 1972 marked 40 years as Wells alumnae by stretching their giving and participation to present the College with a generous class gift. Ninety-eight percent of the donors gave at least a portion of their gift to the Annual Fund and many increased their giving with second and even third gifts as Reunion Weekend grew nearer. With the encouragement and leadership of Reunion Fund Chair Julie Burnet, 41 percent of the class gave $56,359 for their 40th class gift, which will provide funds for academics, student life, and all that makes Wells an important part of their lives. This Reunion gift represents a 50 percent increase over both the previous year’s number of donors and the previous year’s class gift total. In addition to their strong support of current programs through the Annual Fund, an anonymous donor in the class notified Wells of a $50,000 planned gift that will provide 5 = 5+ years continuous giving support for Wells in the future. d = deceased wells.edu

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Anne Raynes Harnish Karen Hartung Howard Elizabeth White Krysiak Marilyn King Leetaru5 Ruth McCrea Deborah Dalton Robertson Marjorie Salzman Julia Volpe Schrader Jayne Dolton Shaw Sharyn Solish Pamela Thomas Deborah Lux Woltag Marion Wood

Laura Ristrom Goodman5 Pamela Welch5

Class Of 1976 PARTICIPATION: 24% CLASS GIFT: $9,604

Minerva Club

Class Secretary Sue Drinkard Fullgraf E.B. Morgan Club

Pamela Stephans Moench

5

Sycamore Club

Charenton Zelov Drake Susan Hengerer Sneeringer5 Cayuga Club

Victoria Taggart Cox Christina Hopkins Winchester5 5

Minerva Club

Class Of 1975 PARTICIPATION: 24% CLASS GIFT: $43,819

Class Secretaries Pamela Bugbee Laurion Wendy Pratt Aurora Society

Marie Chapman Carroll5 Tower Society

Helen Holler Fultz5 Mary Jane Spellane Marchisotto5 E.B. Morgan Club

Patricia Profeta

5

Sycamore Club

Winifred A. Baker5 Denise Hoogland Malkin5 Cayuga Club

Susan Chamberlin Brachna5 Sheldon Wirsing Cullison Deborah Dishman Minerva Club

Molly Rahe Baumgardner5 Pamela Skinner Diane DeVoll VanderMeer5 Pamela Wells Stagecoach Club

Carol Franz Allen Judith Schwartz Arendt Eileen Perkins Baessler5 Michelle Greener Bishop Dorothy Burgdorf5 Mary Kay Dugdale Danskin5 Ann Dowd Hale5 Roberta Greene Patricia Casendino Gusoff Carol Fitch Joob Cynthia Simmons Leen Mary Onorato Dianne England Sperling Mary Carr Sustar Allison Moore Toms 5

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Joanne Ruhle Barnard5 Sharon Harford Malt Rhonda Mead McConnell Robin Sykes-Rowe Stagecoach Club

Judith Johnson Ahlers5 Elizabeth Gibney Amsbary5 Janeen Tingley Beebe5 Sheila McEwan Breeding Martha Osberg Clark5 Patricia Connor-Greene Maureen Casey Gernert5 Nancy Axtell Langworthy Susan Lapp5 Robin Kluth Lott Carol Wood Lustenader Iris Pasternack Paul Jeannette Zack Peer5 Marilyn Skinner Richaud5 Joanne Sawyer5 Robin Schiff Katie Vogt Schneider Donna Butkewicz Shaw Jann Drummond Smith5 Pamela Price Von Rhee

Class Of 1977 35th REUNION PARTICIPATION: 24% CLASS GIFT: $6,247

Class Secretaries Rhonda Rivers Tevels Margaret Tocantins Reunion Class Chairs Judith Erdely Jordan Pamela Hoskyns Yanco Reunion Fund Chair Laura Ristrom Goodman Sycamore Club

Janice Svizeny5 Cayuga Club

Leigh Barbour-Deehan Christine Wilmer Barkus5 Jennifer Bater5

Lisa Fontana Balkaran5 Sandra Tait Buckles Patricia Griffin Cynthia Lent Phillips Michele Ketcham Przybylinski5 Stagecoach Club

Linda Rooney Bauer Donna Bauman Linda Rodgers Bove5 Katy Dallam Janice Gavan5 Cynthia Gration5 Judith Erdely Jordan Lucy McDonald McCown5 Joan Tisdall McLaughlin5 Nancy Roetman Menzel Elizabeth Gardner Patton Nancy Siddens Rhonda Rivers Tevels Cara Williams Tobey Renee McNamara Valovage Elizabeth Westlake5 Pamela Hoskyns Yanco5

Class Of 1978 PARTICIPATION: 24% CLASS GIFT: $10,135

Class Secretaries Elisabeth Hursh Ginsburg Lynne Widli

Cayuga Club

Janice Watkins Albano5 Sara Tallaksen Greene Barbara Post5 Minerva Club

Eleanor Mullaney Coughlin5 Ann McLaughlin5 Jane Vidovich Shearer Stagecoach Club

Maryann Ekblom Cudd Elisabeth Hursh Ginsburg Frederika Steven-Hubbard Hungate Susan Pollard Jones Sara Keller Margaret MacAuslan Kujawa Maura Mullaney Eileen Murphy5 Anne Hoffman Porter Donna Kopytowski Radlowski Cynthia Sammis5 Eileen Schongar Schmitt5 Wendy Shores Michelle McKaig Wallace5 Louise Blume Watson5 Barbara Williams5 Elise Hotte Young5

Class Of 1979 PARTICIPATION: 24% CLASS GIFT: $9,658

Class Secretaries Martha Dove Heather Moncrieff Schelhorn E.B. Morgan Club

Frances Trubilla Kissell

Patricia Wenzel Callahan5 Lisa Mazzola Cania5

Sycamore Club

Sycamore Club

E.B. Morgan Club

Sally Parnell Miller5 Betty Rodriguez Vislosky5 Mary Ann Emma Swanson5

Minerva Club

Jessica DeWitt Susan Eskedahl Jane Baker Pasquini5 Stagecoach Club

Stephanie Sutton Beavers Deborah Deephouse Blecich Martha Dove5 Susan Epstein5 Anne Frackelton Geyer Constance Kernan Gittard Durrie Durant Golding5 Sara Hutcheson5 Katharine Martin5 Patricia Cottom Morris5 Heather Moncrieff Schelhorn Mary O’Neil Sido Deborah Smith-Cohen Amy Durant Solomon Anne Jones Szymanski Ann Loftus Triplett Anne Porter Van Buren Elizabeth Wylegala5

Class Of 1980 PARTICIPATION: 23% CLASS GIFT: $27,000

Cayuga Club

Class Secretaries Janice Collins Kristine Selander Gordon

Molly Fandrich Trapani

Tower Society

Alice Tanner

Isabel Longyear Besse Roberta Henderson5 Lisa Knapp Kaempffe Renée Forgensi Minarik5

Carol Descutner Nora Holley Bridget Best Johnson Lisa Lock Levine Barbara Costello Lyons Janey McCoy5 Mary Shaw McDaniel Susan Fenoglio Merritt Virginia Miner Stephanie Nelson Nancy Hallstead Purdy Sarah Livingston Svendsen Robin Vanderwall5 Wendy Mathieson Winant Anna Wood-Cox5

Class Of 1981 PARTICIPATION: 27% CLASS GIFT: $32,485

Class Secretaries Helen Schwickrath RoseMary Dugan Stevens Aurora Society

Lisa Marsh Ryerson5 Tower Society

Robin Hogan McIntyre5 RoseMary Dugan Stevens5 Sycamore Club

Tacie Stoker Anderson Jane Fawcett Dearborn5 Cayuga Club

Judy Mazgulski

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Minerva Club

Sycamore Club

Carol Lynn Courtney5 Kristine Selander Gordon

Pamela Hale5 Ann McKinlay Horan Helen Schwickrath5 Amanda Marvin Terenzio

Cayuga Club

Stagecoach Club

Karin A. Gregory Nell Sprague Massee5 Minerva Club

Sandra Robertson Clifford5 Janice Collins5 Jennifer Johnson Friends Valerie Austin Price Stagecoach Club

Linda Martin Carpenter Elizabeth Cooper5

Donna Finger Amyot5 Mary Walton Baumer Mary Mendzef Brown5 Leslie Ann Jones Buhrmaster5 Heather Carruthers Kim Anderson Cooke Laura Main Evans Eleanor Gibson Garvey5 Julianne Paradise Graessle5 Carol Hall

Lisa Kaartinen Cristina Kasales-Gimenez Linda Niles Laura Ellenberger Rainoff Lynn Schneider Stutz5 Molly Vaughan Ward5

Stagecoach Club

Cayuga Club

CLASS GIFT: $5,080

Gail Sugo Boomer Andrea Chevalier5 Andrea Cittadino Goldberger Marion Schooley Hares5 Alyn Feuer Katzung5 Karen Lartin Amy Lehman Class Of 1982 Mary Sue Albino Lundy5 30th REUNION Amelia Montanaro Massi5 PARTICIPATION: 24% Barbara Moochler-Warren CLASS GIFT: $8,325 Jennifer Nachbur5 Class Secretaries Sandra Mielke Schurz Teresa Self Schaller Kristin Soderberg Zimmerman Deanna Stuart Diane Goss Valentine Reunion Class Chair and Fund Chair Amy Walsh Denise Smith Karen Clements Winterstein Sycamore Club Debora Britland Wong Kathleen Dooley Sally Murphy Woods5 Juliana Dunlap Julianne Matzell Class Of 1984 Heather Thomas Stevens PARTICIPATION: 21% Lorie Chaiten5 Amy Jones-Richardson5 Denise Smith Minerva Club

Sharon Badian Elise Curlee Burfield Stagecoach Club

Barbara Andrews Michelle Beck Bosomworth5 Norma Timerman Bowley Deborah Kozdra Colton5 Judi Bettucci Cooper Brenda Foley Susan Lawton Fulton Cynthia Lehman Kester Maryellen Hartwick Lewicki Christine Hannotte Luly Jacquelyn Domachowski Meyer Catherine Ruhland Nelsa Selover Victoria Cross Shuster5 Christine Tierney Nano Visser5 Jessica Breul Wilke

Class Of 1983 PARTICIPATION: 21% CLASS GIFT: $2,580

Class Secretaries Bambi Tancioco Kokinos Julia Lerman Emma Weiss Cayuga Club

Mary Arthur Minerva Club

Marcia Herrling Finch

Class Secretaries Elizabeth Brady Signe Jeanne LeFever Lisa Kendrick Nichols Judith Scott Pellowe Sycamore Club

Mary Pastore Cryan Cayuga Club

Annabel Goan Cronin Margaret Neenan Leahy5 Brenda McLean5 Minerva Club

Karen Russell Esperson5 Signe Jeanne LeFever Cori Lynn Asaka Patricia Arthur Sisti Stagecoach Club

Mary Austin Laura Bishop Elizabeth Brady5 Patricia Coleman Dawn Krahn Denman Theresa Fritz5 Sheila Mahoney Hayward Monica Medollo5 Laura Snyder Meyer Lisa Kendrick Nichols Gretchen Alsdorf Orschiedt5 Lisa Pettigrass Patricia Handrich Rohan Meredith Stover5 Kathryn “Terry” Ellis Thomas Judy Venditto5 5 = 5+ years continuous giving d = deceased

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Class Giving The chart below lists the giving totals of each class. Totals of several classes celebrating a reunion, as well as the Class of 2012, include gifts made by family members or friends in honor of or in memory of an alum in the celebrating class. The gift totals of several classes celebrating a reunion also include pledged gifts to be made over the next two years. The gift totals for all other classes represent alumnae and alumni gifts and corresponding matching gifts from the period of July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012.

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Class Of 1985 PARTICIPATION: 11% CLASS GIFT: $1,301

E.B. Morgan Club

Crary Reynolds Brooks Sycamore Club

Cherie Buhlmann Mitchell

Class Secretaries Joelle Cabal Vitale Andrea Reyen Wright

Cayuga Club

Minerva Club

Cayuga Club

Allison Selfridge Cyganowski Wendy Hudson Ramsey

Deborah Callahan5 Stagecoach Club

Donors

%

Total Gifts

Grad Year

Donors

%

Total Gifts

1909-34

6

N/A

$11,410

1974

37

28%

$22,961

1935

4

57%

$198,828

1975

28

24%

$43,819

1936

1

14%

$250

1976

29

24%

$9,604

1937

3

30%

$700

1977

28

24%

$6,247

1938

6

86%

$66,453

1978

27

24%

$10,135

1939

7

64%

$72,320

1979

25

24%

$9,658

1940

7

32%

$3,025

1980

29

23%

$27,000

1941

8

62%

$602,025

1981

26

27%

$32,485

1942

15

47%

$69,870

1982

26

24%

$8,325

1943

9

45%

$22,300

1983

20

21%

$2,580

Class Of 1986 PARTICIPATION: 16% CLASS GIFT: $10,631

Katherine Camarro Laurie Griggs Lisa Klotz Marsha Lawrence5 Anne Lovejoy5 Carol Zawacki Merrill Paula O’Brien Morrow5 Carol Ann Constantine Rofrano Nancie Tengi Saphara Melanie Valencia Karen Wroblewski

Stagecoach Club

Brenda Casselman-Young Delia Case Ingham Susan Staneslow Olesen Heather FitzPatrick Pierce

Class Of 1988 PARTICIPATION: 21% CLASS GIFT: $18,580

Class Secretaries Jennifer Barnett Jennifer Hagberg Candib Tower Society

Gail Reid5 Suzanne Waldowski Roche

1944

7

32%

$2,330

1984

24

21%

$5,080

1945

11

37%

$41,790

1985

12

11%

$1,301

1946

16

44%

$29,818

1986

16

16%

$10,631

1947

10

30%

$34,582

1987

8

9%

$4,670

1948

20

39%

$22,283

1988

16

21%

$18,580

1949

26

55%

$22,818

1989

15

20%

$2,245

1950

24

52%

$10,790

1990

12

12%

$9,705

Melissa Berger Stoller5

Sarah Messenger Gleason5 Mary Beth Navin Wilmit5

1951

23

45%

$2,038,106

1991

10

13%

$4,390

Sycamore Club

Minerva Club

1952

31

63%

$172,378

1992

32

34%

$48,050

Sycamore Club

Anonymous5 Lisa Montgomery Hill Sandra Murphy5

Class Secretary Andrea Franklin Tower Society

Amy Cerand McNaughton

5

E.B. Morgan Club

Heidi Russell Johnston Cayuga Club

1953

29

47%

$16,235

1993

3

4%

$1,078

1954

24

44%

$61,420

1994

3

4%

$275

1955

26

41%

$12,442

1995

6

8%

$550

1956

28

40%

$53,505

1996

10

14%

$1,340

Stagecoach Club

1957

41

54%

$56,413

1997

9

9%

$2,045

1958

36

42%

$147,230

1998

8

13%

$900

Susan Frelier Ahner5 Cecily Brown Cindy Brown Ciaralli Siobhan Knox Julia LeStage McOsker Kammy Rudd Popiwczak Eileen Beach Potter5 Susan Raith Sloan5 Carol Ann Cuttitta Viebrock5 Patricia Rogers Walsh Lisa Ward

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46%

$6,765

1999

9

12%

$595

1960

38

45%

$16,458

2000

9

16%

$940

1961

36

36%

$34,903

2001

5

6%

$925

1962

69

78%

$574,856

2002

10

14%

$1,270

1963

51

44%

$42,075

2003

7

8%

$795

1964

38

30%

$18,225

2004

6

8%

$415

1965

42

41%

$105,492

2005

6

8%

$765

1966

47

39%

$68,570

2006

13

15%

$802

1967

60

43%

$48,277

2007

10

12%

$315

1968

51

38%

$17,766

2008

7

11%

$235

1969

51

45%

$75,453

2009

13

12%

$451

1970

54

34%

$31,975

2010

13

9%

$946

1971

44

30%

$25,034

2011

25

16%

$708

1972

50

41%

$56,359

2012

25

23%

$10,969

1973

38

22%

$32,185

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PARTICIPATION: 20% CLASS GIFT: $2,245

Class Secretaries Deborah Callahan Marsha Lawrence

Grad Year

1959

Class Of 1989

Kathleen Manning Allen Minerva Club

Pamela Sheradin5

Class Of 1987 25th REUNION PARTICIPATION: 9% CLASS GIFT: $4,670

Class Secretary Heather Coburn Snyder Reunion Class Chair Karen Chimento

Cayuga Club

Christine Smith Howard Stagecoach Club

Kristina Gray Bartleson Shari Bickerstaff Calabria Amy Crawford-Faucher Patricia Stafford Hampton Rebecca Kirch5 Elizabeth Ehbrecht Pifer Sara Wallrich Ryan Janet Shay5

Donna Brown Avery5 Milene Bills Morfei Minerva Club

Annie Coburn-Kane5 Linda Joseph5 Stagecoach Club

Suzanne Ingersoll Burrows Alison Christie Karen Howiler Fuchs Leah Hanes Kendra Meinert Hodson Cydney Kelly5 Diane Macdonald Kubarek5 Cheryl Walts Myers Suzanne Rubenstein Michelle Olinski Schifley5 Irene Stafford5

Class Of 1990 PARTICIPATION: 12% CLASS GIFT: $9,705

Class Secretaries Colleen Corcoran Heather Kowalski E.B. Morgan Club

Kristine Swanson Munden5 Rachelle Stanko5 Sycamore Club

Heather Kowalski5 Erika Rich5

1992 20 Years of Blue and Green

Together, the Class of 1992 celebrated their 20th Reunion with over 20 class members in the spring. Their Evenline presence and spirit were certainly felt throughout campus. Thanks to the leadership and generosity of the Class of 1992 President Circle members, the Class of 1992 gave $48,050 to the College with 34 percent class participation. Every single gift from the Class of 1992 during this fiscal year was designated to the Annual Fund.

Stagecoach Club

Margaret Arthur Caldwell Linda Parkin DeBraccio5 Theresa Passarotti Cheri Rosen Amy Swarr Amy Whitney

Class Of 1991

Cayuga Club

PARTICIPATION: 13% CLASS GIFT: $4,390

Minerva Club

Class Secretary Davida Barboza Kosa

Deborah Cotter Colleen Corcoran5

Sycamore Club

Roslyn Beecher Deborah Murphy Minerva Club

Hilary Seefeldt McCarron Mary Malone McCarthy Wade5 Stagecoach Club

Vanessa Blais5 Tara Wood Doupe Carolyn Cuddeback Evans Stephanie Kranz Quinn Beth Redington Kathleen Dawson Stone Sarah Carson Whiffen

Class Of 1992 20th REUNION PARTICIPATION: 34% CLASS GIFT: $48,050

Class Secretaries Susan Arthur Gorman Julie Hamblin King Reunion Class Chair Meredith Cook VanDuyne Reunion Fund Chair Sarah J. Jankowski Aurora Society

Carrie Ann Bolton5 Sarah J. Jankowski5 Tower Society

Laurie Munroe Abkemeier5 Meredith Cook VanDuyne5 Sycamore Club

Rachel Welch Cayuga Club

Dena McDonough Minerva Club

Gina Crevello Jennifer Dimond Tandy Hamilton Shannon Hunt Tess Miner-Farra Goo Godfrey Newman 5 = 5+ years continuous giving d = deceased

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Joselyn Northrop Jennifer Stump Pelton Elizabeth Wollman Stagecoach Club

Darlene Burlingame Rebecca Richards Davis Kirsten Schwille Desai Susan Arthur Gorman Collene Dewey Hein Deborah Zellinger Jordan Julie Hamblin King Valerie Albert Lardy Kelly James Maley Sarah Viele McLean Maryl Mendillo Lalena Meriwether5 Melanie Chapman Morton Martha Olver5 Molly Frackelton Schutrumpf5 Cecilia Vick Staunton Jennifer Sellen Thurston5

Class Of 1993 PARTICIPATION: 4% CLASS GIFT: $1,078

Class Secretaries Kelly Bouchie Bell Dayanne Douglas Izmirian

Betty Ruth Doehring Diane Huajardo Green

Class Of 1995 PARTICIPATION: 8% CLASS GIFT: $550

Class Secretaries Bridget Williams Dudzik Christy Gunderson VanArnum Stagecoach Club

Barbara D’Onofrio Amy Lok Kristen Phillips Helen White Pollack5 Keelin Regan-Reed Amy Hart Ringberg

Class Of 1996 PARTICIPATION: 14% CLASS GIFT: $1,340

Class Secretary Susan Priscott Snyder

Class Secretaries Karlyn Kasperek Finucane Katharine Halligan-Elinoff Reunion Class Chair Mona Bradley Amanda McCrary Richardson Minerva Club

Esther Chang Shannon Gilfillan Diana Babel Abigail Bokaer Debbie Bond Sunia Boneham Janine Rella Frank Martha King

Class Of 2001

Class Of 1998

Minerva Club

PARTICIPATION: 13% CLASS GIFT: $900

Stagecoach Club

Minerva Club

Minerva Club

Elizabeth Temple Truax

Ami Dudzinski Mehr

Stagecoach Club

Stagecoach Club

Ericka Boutin Albright Mildred Helgeson Brudvig Amy Hamaker Debbie Payne Arielle Pezold Susan Priscott Snyder5 Erin Stepowany Jody Rossman Whitehurst5

Class Secretary Jessica Moran

Class Of 1997 15th REUNION

PARTICIPATION: 12% CLASS GIFT: $595

Stagecoach Club

PARTICIPATION: 9% CLASS GIFT: $2,045

Carol Carbary5 Stagecoach Club

Tiffany Hancock Clark Rebecca Cook

Class Of 1994 PARTICIPATION: 4% CLASS GIFT: $275

Teresa Dahm-Draksic

Class Of 1999 Class Secretary Carol LaGrow Stagecoach Club

Traci Camilli KT! Eaton5 Laura Ferrel Susan Kenderdine Carol LaGrow5 Molly Moen Karen Nolan5 Kelly-Rene Halverson Wade Jennifer Zalewski

Class Of 2000 PARTICIPATION: 16% CLASS GIFT: $940

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Thy Bui Cynthia Dubuque5 Amy Jo Kaufman5 Khankham Leuam Champassak Vanessa Rom Danielle Sullivan Constance Landry Vatsa Andrea Westerfeld

Stagecoach Club

Jessica Barnes Anne Dean-Huerta Bonnie Kupris5 Elizabeth Simister Suzanne Simpson Jaime Thornton LiMing Tseng5

Sycamore Club

Stagecoach Club

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Chia-Jen Siao

Cayuga Club

Abigail Lawrence Belanger

Sycamore Club

Class Secretaries Tarah Papiak Loy Audrey Kittredge Yeager

Karen Howard Chakraborty Melanie Jones Parker5 Jennifer Silverman Emily Rose Smith Sarah Woodward-Jones5

Cayuga Club

PARTICIPATION: 6% CLASS GIFT: $925

Class Secretary Jennifer Burke Cayuga Club

Joan Poore Vogtman Faye Justicia-Linde Alicia Bender Sarah Marcham Anne Marie Werthmann

Class of 2002 10th REUNION PARTICIPATION: 14% CLASS GIFT: $1,270

Class Secretary Megan Nagurney Phanthasy Reunion Class Chair Gigi Meyers Minerva Club

Class of 2007 5th REUNION PARTICIPATION: 12% CLASS GIFT: $315

Diana Sprague Gallagher Shannon Funke Seddon

Class of 2004 PARTICIPATION: 8% CLASS GIFT: $415

Class Secretary Alexis Boyce FARGO Friends

Laura Burns Lily Cavanaugh5 Brea Roberts Herrington Eberle Schultz Bassani Rachel Young FARGO Club

Alexis Boyce5

FARGO Friends

Monica Chapman Sabrina Johnston Victoria Hurley Peck FARGO Club

Patricia Castro-Vega Alessandra Sarrica LaTour 5

Class of 2006 PARTICIPATION: 15% CLASS GIFT: $802

Class Secretary Katie Fong Minerva Club

Melayne Karnitz FARGO Friends

Class Secretary Sarah Bryce

Jaclyn Freeland Eliza Heppner5 Stephanie Jones5 Rachel Porter Mira Weisenthal Elizabeth Young

Cayuga Club

FARGO Club

Class of 2005 PARTICIPATION: 8% CLASS GIFT: $765

Nicole Pellegrino5

Stephanie Achille

FARGO Friends

Nadirah Blassingame Jessica Keller Kovalchick Diana MacKenzie Justine Rouse Olszewski FARGO Club

Ryan Dwyer Laura Lamb Kathryn Smithler

Class Secretary Allison Dodge Gunnip Reunion Class Chair BathAnne Nelson Reunion Fund Chair Erin Porter

Class of 2009

FARGO Friends

Angela Azevedo Melissa Doyle BethAnne Nelson5

Linda Balk Kelly Siegfried Catherine Walker

FARGO Club

FARGO Club

Allison Dodge Gunnip Christina Gothard Lawrence Christina Miglino Rebecca Miles-Steiner Erin Porter5 Anna Radlowski Laura Tennen

Class of 2008 PARTICIPATION: 11% CLASS GIFT: $235

Class Secretary Erica Thomas

PARTICIPATION: 12% CLASS GIFT: $451

Class Secretary Talyse Hampton FARGO Friends

Lisa Hoff Whitney Singley Holladay Erin Hutton Melissa Jordan Hilary Lukas Patricia Neal Travis Niles Tiffany Orellana Danielle Rook Andrew Yanco 5 = 5+ years continuous giving d = deceased

Kristy Bly Head Saira Raza FARGO Leaders

Mary Moskowitz FARGO Friends

Emily Baldwin Tsering Choden Asli Dolucan Laura Perry Finch5 Shannon Stoll Hillman Mavis Mather Raeesa Waheed 5

Class of 2003 PARTICIPATION: 8% CLASS GIFT: $795

Class Secretary Brooke Anderson Cayuga Club

Tracy Flynn FARGO Friends

Katherine Lysyczyn Bacon Kristin Puleo Mary West5 FARGO Club

Sarah Strong Adkison

2012

The Morgan Greenhouse Project

Experiential learning and putting theory into practice are hallmarks of a Wells education. And the rigorous senior thesis allows students to connect their academic interests with real life issues, problems or opportunities. Recently, Amanda Kelly ’12 took advantage of this capstone experience to make a visible and lasting contribution to the Wells campus.

“For the last three years I looked at a neglected piece of Wells history with broken windows, peeling paint, and covered with a gray tarp. With this in mind, I set out to research, write and design a plan for renovating this greenhouse with sustainability in mind,” said Amanda, whose thesis was titled “A Proposed Sustainable Redesign on the Morgan Greenhouse: Wells College, Aurora, N.Y.” Working with Wells’ Buildings and Grounds staff and the Office of Advancement, Amanda set out to realize her goal for a renovated, sustainable greenhouse. Over the last several months, she’s worked diligently, serving as project manager and lead fundraiser for the Morgan Greenhouse project. She looks forward to completing the project this fall, knowing that she will have left her mark at Wells. 5 = 5+ years continuous giving d = deceased

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Class of 2010 PARTICIPATION: 9% CLASS GIFT: $946

Class Secretary Amanda Gordon Cayuga Club

Kelley O’Keefe Zabriskie FARGO Friends

Alarie Alghali Michael Birklin Courtney Carnahan Caitlyn Kubinski Emily Sterling FARGO Club

Bethany Cereo Martina DiMeglio Anna Feldman Mary Gooding Elisabeth Goodman Laura Masse Jordan Stanton

Class of 2011 PARTICIPATION: 16% CLASS GIFT: $708

Class Secretary Christine Becker FARGO Leaders

Duncan Lawrence FARGO Friends

Eric Freel Eva Koshel Margaret Mahr Nichole McCarthy FARGO Club

Seyda Akyuz Christine Becker Amanda Casselman Rebecca Chambers Betty DeLuna Elizabeth Dial Caroline Horton Lorina LaMier Mindy LaMier Alison Marchione Ashley Mercure Barry Nelipowitz Emily Northrup Michael Price Elizabeth Raymond Jessica Root Kassandra Stepniak Caitlin Titus Anthony Troiano Abagail Williams

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Class Secretary Jessica Ward Tower Society

Amanda Kelly FARGO Club

Caitlin Bradley Kelsey Brunasso Meghan Burns Phoebe Chestna Rachael Compton Caitlin Farris Stephanie Marvin Chelsea McGowan Emily Mulkerne Lucia Munoz Claudia Nolan Katie Prichard Jessica Rathbun Alex Riad Elisabeth Rollo Bryant Sanders Alex Schloop Sami Sheehan Sarah Sherboneau Hannah Sterling Kaylin Thonnesen Idolyn Villiotti Sharon Vitello Kevin Wilson Audrey Wojtkowski

PARENTS

The Class of 2016 The largest class in over four decades, the Class of 2016 arrived on campus in late August, along with 23 transfer students. Here’s a snippet about our new students:

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applications for the Class of 2016 enrolled in the class (133 women, 64 men)

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Henry Wells scholars

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self-identify as students of color

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average high school grade

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average SAT score

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performed community service in high school

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students involved in high school performing arts

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students played a sport in high school

Aurora Society

Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 and George E. Farenthold Jr.5 Tower Society

Ernest Henderson III5 Roxanne Kelly sycamore club

Gregg and Deborah Gottshall Alan and Jean Jankowski5 Stephen Judson and Alice Tanner ’79 Robert Skebeyd John A. Stevens and Heather Thomas Stevens ’82 Charles and Marian Van Loan Cayuga Club

Deborah Callahan ’855 Laura Ristrom Goodman ’775 Alice Lesney John McKinney5 Minerva Club

Sharon Badian ’82 Ruth Berry Aaron Godfrey Brian and Victoria Stone Jamie and Nebojsa Trninic Terrence and Susan Wissick

Stagecoach Club

Jamie Acoff Charles and Caryn Allen Richard and Donna Arancio Charles and Frances Arthur Marie Augustin Maria Ausherman Perry and Susan Babcock Russell and Gail Baillargeon William and Susan Baldwin5 Catherine Barlow Mary Louise Bater Chris Beeman Ellen Bennett Diane Blakley Donald and Dorothy Bonawitz Peter Britten Mark and Deborah Brunasso Laura Burns ’04 Joseph and Sandra Cane Raymond and Tammy Ceroalo Roxanne Christensen Richard Coburn

William and Linda Cotter Angela Cozzarin Benjamin Cuttitta George Davis Sherry Decker Patricia Dennis-Taft Paul Deschenes and Shelley Viles Dwight Diament Karen Dolan Suzanne Doty ’71 Catherine Dougherty Christopher and Jeanne Duffy Anita Dvornicky Joseph Dwyer Dale and Elvira Ebling James and Karin Eisenberg Tracy Evans William and Deborah Evans Evlyn Fergus Daniel and Joy Freel

Edward Freeman and Joan Eaton Freeman Carol Frezza Robert and Robin Gaige Wanda Gardner Larry and Lynn Gresock Jeffrey and Mary Grunvald Thomas and Maralee Gunderson Paul and Bridget Hernon Norman Hilding Terrance and Kathleen Horner Richard Hutcheson Bruce Jamieson and Pam Steeg Philip and Alice Jones Judith Erdely Jordan ’77 Frederic and Carolyn Kaufman Karl and Kathleen Keller Astrid Kersten Todd and Debra Kienzle Meg Kiernan K. Scott Kilbourn and Diane Bengtson-Kilbourn Joseph Knapp5 Patrick and Marcia Kolb Christine Konetchy Ronald and Marjorie Kwiatkowski Timmie LaCourse Robert and Kazuko Landau Michael and Regina Lankin William and Lisa Lavelle Randall and Corine Lombardo Virginia Lorraine John Ludlow Thomas and Patricia Lugaric Michael and Debra Lynch John Lyons Thomas and Deanne Manzella James Maxson and Cindy Ratzlaff Gabriel Mbaya and Marina Kasongo Edwin and Grace McKinlay5 Jeffrey and Lohanne Messenger Edward and Judy Miller Michael Moen Brian and Phyllis Mulkerne Stephen Munford Christopher and Pamela Murray Oswaldo and Teresita Naula James and Anita Neenan Robert and Susan Nutt Timothy and Alice O ’Callaghan Sallie Ann Orlando-Cataldi Patricia Orr

Morgan and Janice Paine Raymond and Elizabeth Payne Nicholas and Rosemary Pellegrino George and Betsy Pepper Michelle Pierre Eric and Betsy Pittman Michael and Susan Primmer Silvio and Mary Puglielli5 Arthur Quoos5 Marilyn Skinner Richaud ’765 Barry and Leilani Rigby Mike and Ann S. Rollo5 Lori Rook Catherine Root Isaac and Cora Sanders Patricia Schemm Jonathan and Diane Schloop Sherryl Seigfreid Roger Smith and Martha Regan-Smith Calvin and Gail Steck5 Steven Sterling Mary Stewart Herbert E. and Barbara O. Thomas Elizabeth Toner Frederick and Carol Touron Jeffrey and Sherri Vibbard Herbert and Karen Volkert Leonard Weisenthal Catherine White Keith and Marjet Williams Nancy Wilson ’685 William and Robin Wilson Richard and Rebecca Wright Pamela Hoskyns Yanco ’775 Jeanne Zouck

FRIENDS Henry Wells Society

John T. Bailey5 William L. Clarkd Bruce S. Gelb Alan J. Heuer5 David T. Kearnsd5 Stanley J. Kott5 Edward E. Matthews5 George S. and Priscilla H. Slocum5 Pike H. Sullivan Aurora Society

Roger S. Bagnall5 S. Gordon Brummer5 Robert J. and Esther Doherty George D. Edwards Jr.5 Alexander Ewing5 George Farenthold Jr.5

Daniel J. Fessenden5 F. Conrad and Sonja Fischer5 Daniel F. Flowers Sr. Scott M. Hand5 Louise Harrison Frank M. Hutchins5 David M. Lascell5 William Reinhardt5 Bruce Sawyer Scott and Karen Sommer Christopher Williams5 Tower Society

Robert D. Corrie5 John B. Dubeck5 Dan Fultz5 Silas Keehn5 Thomas Levenson Ernest Mack5 Alan L. Marchisotto5 Scott McIntyre5 Daniel McNaughton5 J. Andrew and Elizabeth Noel5 John Panhuise Mary Partridge Frank P. Reiche5 Helene Shumate Kenneth Stevens5 Mark VanDuyne5 G. Robert Witmer Jr.5 Henry F. Wood Jr.5 E.B. Morgan Club

Lesley Bannatyne David M. Barclay John Callahan5 Salvatore Cania5 William Chester5 Edward Curtis5 Stephen L. Zabriskie5 Sycamore Club

Douglas Bates Richard Bennett5 Warren Bulette5 Edgar Davis Robert Dearborn5 Ralph and Barbara Dupont John Finnigan D. Fort Flowers Jr. James Hill Alfred Jones5 Richard and Karen Kimberly Charles Kreiner Thomas Elliott Leggat5 George Loomis5 Kathleen Newcomb Joseph Nye5 George Phillips5 Charles Pitman John Richardson5

C. Hunt Salembier George and Janet Schemm Jeffrey Shepard5 Eugene M. Sneeringer5 Kenneth and Eva Steadman Donald Swanson5 Robert Ullrich5 Jeremy Wunsch Robert Arthur Young5 Cayuga Club

John Baldwin5 David and Nancy Borden Sherwood Cadwell5 David Corson Joseph Girolamo5 Douglas and Debra Montford Stanley O’Connor Peter Schwab Michael K. Trapani David Wilson5 Kenneth Zabriskie Minerva Club

Georgianne Copley Ann Dunlap John C. Glezen5 William C. Gordon5 James Hamill N. Landon Hoyt Craig Hutchinson John A. Levin Brenda Marsh Daniel McCarron Karen McGreevey5 Charles Nitchie5 James Frederick Ramsey Robert F. Taylor5 William Tyler Peter VanderMeer5 Merritt Vaughan Michael Williams Stagecoach Club

Alejandro Allen Bruce T. Amsbary5 Steven and Mary Anderson Burton Angrist Laurie Asermily John Bent Stephen and Lorraine Berkett5 Robert Berquist5 Peter Bloomer Carl E. Breyer Gloria Buckham H. Franklin and Elizabeth Bunn Robert Burrows Sally Campbell 5 = 5+ years continuous giving d = deceased

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Jerry Caris Godard and Jane Godard Caris Jane Chandler Abbott C. Combes III5 Vincent and Kathy Jo Corona Karen Cote Thomas Craig5 Eugene Curry5 W. Perry and Sandra Curtiss Robert Delaney Cheryl DeLuca-Johnson Richard Denison Marie Dentes George Drew Phyllis Dunlap Jacqueline Farlow5 Audrey Fetterolf John Fiddes Richard and Mary Louise Fitzgerald Edward Freeman William Fulton Nancy Galleher Maya Gasuk Ann Gionet Joel Glenn and Penny Cash Stephen and Carolyn Golding William Helene Frances Hildahl Robert Hopps Lisa Hoynowski-Lok William F. Huther Maritza James Thomas and Ann Johnson Nancy Karpinski George Kay Patrick Kelly Mark and Anne Kuchta Andrew and Susan Langan Robert and Deborah Lanigan Ralph and Nancy Locke John Manning Anthony and Joyce Martino Maury McKeon Harry and Carolyn Mohrmann Ricardo Myles Gerald and Lynn Nagy June Nesselhof Natalie Neusch Carl Pelton Harriet Peters Oscar Ponder Martha Post Debora Price John Roberts Janice Ryan Charles Schneider Andrew Schutrumpf5 44

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Richard Shiffrin Dale Shuster5 Michael Siegel Timothy L.S. Sitz Lori Sonken Richard Spates Benson M. Srere Erich and Mimi Steadman John and Sheila Stempeck James and Gail Titus Charles Tobey Kerri Vancleef Gregory Wadhams Robert Walker Bob and Katherine Weidner William and Evelyn White William Winton James Wise Jeffrey and Cynthia Yingling

FACULTY AND STAFF Aurora Society

Lori Rook Laura Sanders Clarissa Scott Kelly Siegfried ’09 Susan Raith Sloan ’865 Penny Sutterby Michele Vollmer

WELLS AFFILIATIONS FARGO Board5 Minnesota Wells Club5

CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION DONORS Henry Wells Society

Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation The Hagedorn Fund5 Ryder System Charitable Foundation The Starr Foundation Aurora Society

Milene Bills Morfei ’89 Nicole Pellegrino ’055

The Alexander and Marjorie Hover Foundation Berkshire Charitable Foundation5 Cayuga Lake National Bank The Fred L. Emerson Foundation5 The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Jephson Educational Trusts The Park Foundation Virginia A. McGuire Foundation

Minerva Club

Tower Society

Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’815 Tower Society

Meredith Cook VanDuyne ’925 E.B. Morgan Club

G. Alan Clugston Sycamore Club

Arthur J. Bellinzoni5 Terry Newcomb Cindy Speaker Cayuga Club

Michael R. McGreevey5 Pamela Sheradin ’865 Stagecoach Club

Laura Burns ’04 Hallett Burrall John Cook Jessica Corter John Dentes Deborah Gagnon Cynthia Garrett Muriel Godbout Thomas Gunderson Spencer Hildahl Deborah Jones Daniel Kane Cynthia Koepp Michelle Landers Janet Mapstone Abigail Marnell John Nesselhof Daniel Renfrow Laurie Rocker Ann S. Rollo5

John Ben Snow Foundation The Lyric Foundation for Traditional Poetry, Inc. 5 Time Warner Cable Sycamore Club

Cognitive Marketing Cayuga Club

Cooks Construction and Restoration Jacobs Press Incorporated Minerva Club

Frontier Soups Pasco Swarthout Coaches, Inc. Stagecoach Club

Choice Foods, Inc. Iron Mountain MacMillan Communications, Inc. Trillium Graphics5

MATCHING GIFT ORGANIZATIONS

The Allstate Foundation Ally Amgen Foundation Analog Devices, Inc. Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. Aon Foundation Apache Corporation AptarGroup Charitable Foundation AXA Foundation Bank of America The Bank of New York Mellon The Boeing Company Bridgestone Firestone Trust Fund Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Inc. Chevron Corporation Coca-Cola Enterprises ConocoPhillips Coridan Business Solutions, Inc. Fidelity Foundation FirstEnergy Foundation Frontier Capital Management Company General Electric Foundation Gensler Goldman, Sachs & Company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt HSBC Intel Foundation International Business Machines Corporation Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. MeadWestvaco Foundation Merck & Company, Inc. Monsanto Fund New York Life Foundation PepsiCo Foundation Pitney Bowes, Inc. Shell Oil Company Foundation UBS Wealth Management United Technologies Corporation Verizon Foundation Wells Fargo Zeon Chemicals Incorporated

Wells at a Glance Academics • Liberal Arts: Rigorous academics emphasize close faculty/student interaction, undergraduate research, off-campus study, internships, and active community service and involvement. Wells offers 20 majors and 39 minors, in addition to individualized programs. • Faculty: 93% of Wells faculty members have doctorates or terminal degrees in their disciplines. Approximately 92% are tenured or in tenure-track positions; 10% are persons of color; more than half are women. • Student/Faculty Ratio: 10/1. Average class size: 12 students. • Off-Campus Study: The College manages its own study abroad programs in Dakar, Florence, and Paris and is affiliated with numerous programs domestically and around the globe. For the Fall 2012 semester, 19 students are studying abroad. • Susan Wray Sullivan ’51 and Pike H. Sullivan Center for Business and Entrepreneurship: The newly-formed center provides grounding in the liberal arts for one of the United States’ most popular and fastest growing areas of study. The specially designed “Innovation Lab” offers a unique space for collaboration and project planning. • The Book Arts Center: The Wells Book Arts Center was established in 1993 to instruct in all areas of book arts and technologies. It offers an annual summer Book Arts Institute on campus. • 3/2 and 4+1 Articulation Programs: Within five years, both the B.A. from Wells and the professional degree from the affiliate university are granted. Wells has professional school affiliations with Cornell University (engineering); University of Rochester (teacher education); Clarkson University (business administration, engineering); and Columbia University (engineering). • Cross-Registration Programs: Wells has cross-registration agreements with Cornell University, Ithaca College and Cayuga Community College.

Students • Enrollment: Fall 2012 full-time enrollment consists of 356 women (68%), 167 men (32%). First year enrollment: 197 full-time students (Class of 2016), 133 are women (68%), 64 are men (32%). • Diversity: Fall 2012 semester, 21% of students self-identified as persons of color; 4.1% are nontraditional age students; and 11 are international students. • Athletics: The College is a Division III member of NCAA and the North Eastern Athletic Conference. Wells offers the following intercollegiate teams—Women: basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. Men: basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, and volleyball. Mixed golf is open to all students. In addition, the Intramural Association offers intramural and club sports activities.

Cost of Attendance • For 2012-13: Tuition—$33,200; room and board—$11,900; fee—$1,500 for a total of $46,600. • Scholarships and Financial Aid: Approximately 98% of Wells students receive financial aid, with about 88% eligible to receive need-based aid and about 74% receiving merit-based aid.

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hether in tribute to a dear friend, to honor exceptional service, or in memory of a loved one, many Wells donors choose to dedicate their giving to special individuals. In some circumstances these are organized efforts to honor a classmate or an alum who has touched the lives of many, in others they are spontaneous outpourings of affection. No matter the impetus, the result is a wonderful tribute to someone special and a tangible benefit to today’s faculty and students at Wells. In the lists that follow, In Honor of and In Memory of, the names of those being honored are in bold and are followed by those who made such gifts. The College joins in honoring these individuals and offers deep appreciation for such thoughtful giving.

TRIBUTES

In Honor Of The Office of Advancement Fiona Morgan Fein ’65 Patrick Arancio ’12 Richard and Donna Arancio The Art Department Jaclyn Freeland ’06 Mary Arthur ’83 Charles and Frances Arthur Molly Babcock ’12 Perry and Susan Babcock Karen Frankel Blum ’67 Richard Shiffrin Jane Jowett Brooks ’62 Bridget Best Johnson ’80 Kelsey Brunasso ’12 Mark and Deborah Brunasso 46

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Jenna Buss ’12 Diane Blakley Margaret Arthur Caldwell ’90 Charles and Frances Arthur Lydia Marie Chapman ’09 Maria Ausherman Margaret Starbuck Clark ’44 Anne and Mark Kuchta Carrie and Harry Mohrmann The Class of 1946 Trevanion Hugo-Smith Pope ’46 The Class of 1947 65th Reunion Hallett Burrall The Class of 1952 60th Reunion Bruce S. Gelb and Lueza Thirkield Gelb ’52 The Class of 1992 Alan and Jean Jankowski The Class of 2007 5th Reunion BethAnne Nelson ’07

The Class of 2012 The FARGO Board Stephanie Marvin ’12 Pamela Sheradin ’86 Professor G. Alan Clugston Felicia Roper ’73 Janet L. Cornacchio ’75 Mary Carr Sustar ’75 Deborah A. Cotter ’90 William and Linda Cotter Professor Waltraut Deinert Esther Chang ’97 Jennifer Eaton ’91 Edward Freeman and Joan Eaton Freeman Sue Edinger Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 and George E. Farenthold Jr. Professor Sheila Edmunds Maura Mullaney ’78 Colin Evans ’12 William and Deborah Evans

Frances “Sissy” Tarlton Farenthold Tiffany Hancock Clark ’93 G. Alan Clugston Thomas and Maralee Gunderson Spencer and Frances Hildahl Amy Cerand McNaughton ’86 Cherie Buhlmann Mitchell ’87 and Jeremy Wunsch Harriet Peters Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 and George E. Farenthold Jr. Pamela Sheradin ’86 Janice Gavan ’77 Bridget Best Johnson ’80 Erika Keller Giacalone ’94 Karl and Kathleen Keller Nancy Gil David Corson Susan Arthur Gorman ’92 Charles and Frances Arthur Jenna Grunvald ’12 Jeffrey and Mary Grunvald Lynn Schemm Harding ’68 Patricia Schemm Sarah Jankowski ’92 Alan and Jean Jankowski Patricia E. Jones ’73 Philip and Alice Jones Sally Colegrove Jones ’69 Alfred Cookman Jones Joanne E. Kelley ’83 Jennifer Nachbur ’83 Amanda Kelly ’12 Roxanne Kelly Alissa Kent ’12 Ellen Bennett Page Kienzle ’12 Todd and Debra Kienzle Professor Kent A. Klitgaard Charles and Marian Van Loan Emily Knapp ’12 Roxanne Christensen Jaclyn Kolb ’12 Patrick and Marcia Kolb Dr. Anne M. Kress, President of Monroe Community College Anita Deinhardt Manuele ’73 Matthew Kwiatkowski ’12 Ronald and Marjorie Kwiatkowski Renee Eaton Lloyd ’93 Edward Freeman and Joan Eaton Freeman Lark Ludlow ’73 John Ludlow

Michelle Horner Macris ’95 Kathleen and Terrance Horner Kathleen Maxson ’12 James Maxson and Cindy Ratzlaff Joel McCarthy Terry and Kathleen Newcomb Kristen Phillips ’95 Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 and George E. Farenthold Jr. Michael R. McGreevey Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 and George E. Farenthold Jr. Mary Melone McIsaac ’52 Martha Post Ami Dudzinski Mehr ’98 Kristen Phillips ’95 Melissa Miller ’12 Edward and Judy Miller Renée Forgensi Minarik ’80 Amy Lok ’95 The Annual Minnesota Féte Patricia Kauffman Strickland ’71 Minnesota Wells Club Michael and Karen McGreevey Emily Mulkerne ’12 Brian and Phyllis Mulkerne Terry Newcomb Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 and George E. Farenthold Jr.

The Odds Caitlin Titus ’11 Mr. and Mrs. Calvin J. Osberg Nancy Osberg Durocher ’71 Cathy Patella Charles and Caryn Allen The Physics Department Melanie Jones Parker ’06 Professor Laura Purdy Alison Christie ’89 Lisa Lorraine Radtke ’76 Virginia Lorraine Jessica Rathbun ’12 Sherryl Seigfreid Alexander Riad ’12 Suzanne Doty ’71 Ann S. Rollo Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 and George E. Farenthold Jr. Elisabeth Rollo ’12 Ann and Mike Rollo Jessica Root ’10 Catherine Root Jacqueline L. Ross ’11 Lori Cameron ’74 Elizabeth Bowman Rothermel ’66 Raelene Lyons Bowman ’66 Anthony and Joyce Martino Helene Shumate

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Special Thanks to the Edwards

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Since 1993, the Wells College Book Arts Center has provided a broad learning opportunity for Wells students and other practitioners in the arts and crafts of the book. Students learn first-hand the traditions and history of the book through letterpress printing and bookbinding courses. Students can pursue a minor in Book Arts, while others interested in the Book Arts can take courses offered at the Wells Book Arts Summer Institute.

Pleasant Thiele Rowland ’62 Jane Jowett Brooks ’62 Pamela Sheradin ’86 Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 Brenda Marsh Meredith Cook VanDuyne ’92 Bryant A. Sanders ’12 Cora and Isaac Sanders Alexander Schloop ’12 Jonathan and Diane Schloop Shirley Schou Bacot Shamel ’58 Thomas and Ann Johnson Thomas and Patricia Lugaric Gerald Nagy Sami Sheehan ’12 Abigail Marnell Pamela J. Sheradin ’86 Jennifer Zalewski ’99 Patricia Arthur Sisti ’84 Charles and Frances Arthur Susan Raith Sloan ’86 Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 and George E. Farenthold Jr. Cindy Speaker Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 and George E. Farenthold Jr. Rachel Kinsman Steck ’96, PhD Gail and Calvin Steck Hannah Sterling ’12 Steven Sterling Arielia Taft ’12 Patricia Dennis-Taft Professor Crawford Thoburn Melanie Valencia ’85 Meredith A. Thomas ’01 KT! Eaton ’99 Meredith Cook VanDuyne ’92 Arthur J. Bellinzoni Carrie Ann Bolton ’92 and   Dr. Christopher Williams Marie Chapman Carroll ’75 Sarah C. Chase ’69 Fiona Morgan Fein ’65 Pamela Edgerton Ferguson ’69 Karin A. Gregory ’80 Sarah J. Jankowski ’92 Stanley J. Kott David M. Lascell and Donna Hopf Lascell ’64 Duncan Lawrence ’11 Alan L. Marchisotto and Mary Jane Spellane Marchisotto ’75 Daniel McNaughton and Amy Cerand McNaughton ’86 Renée Forgensi Minarik ’80 Terry and Kathleen Newcomb

Current Chair of the Book Arts Advisory Board, George Edwards, led a special fund-raising effort this year in support of the Center’s operation and work. In addition, George’s wife, Gail Fletcher Edwards ’57, led her class fund-raising efforts for Reunion this year and was especially instrumental in helping facilitate the “Keep Wells Strong, Pass It On” Annual Fund challenge for alumni from the last 25 years. Both George and Gail have also hosted events in their home for Wells and sponsored internships for students over the years. Wells is grateful to have the longstanding support of the Edwards on behalf of our Book Arts Center and the College.

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J. Andrew Noel Jr. and Elizabeth Noel Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 and George E. Farenthold Jr. George S. and Priscilla H. Slocum Juli Vibbard ’12 Jeffery and Sherri Vibbard Carol Ann Cuttitta Viebrock ’86 Benjamin Cuttitta Mary Ward ’81 Merritt Vaughan Former President John D. Wilson Sr. G. Alan Clugston Kevin Wilson ’12 William and Robin Wilson Molly Woods ’16 Sally Murphy Woods ’83

MEMORIALS

In Memory Of Kathy Aibel ’52 Arnold Leibowitz and Sandra Adler Leibowitz ’52 Jacqueline Kean Aronson ’49 Barbara Coe Sly ’49 Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Avery Ann Linden Wagner Carlisle ’62 Elizabeth Lloyd Bagg ’20 Merritt Vaughan Sally Van Arsdale Barnes ’52 Perrie apJones Drysdale ’52 Suzanne White Foley ’52 Elise Barrow Deborah Dishman ’75 Marilyn Pease Barry ’69 Sarah C. Chase ’69 Gale Thurston Grindstaff ’69

Nancy Bird ’71 Deborah Lee ’70 and Georgianne Copley Allan D. Bishop Jr. Laura Bishop ’84 Professor Betty Bohannon Ann Palmer Bayliss ’46 Joyce Trautwig Bunce ’62 Hope Creed Skilling ’62 Mary Poston Burke ’34 Christina Tower Bancroft ’66 Susan Roush Carpenter ’57 Mary Ann Roush Howard ’53 Samuel Cavataio Rena Cavataio Warren ’63 Mary Jane Bishop Chambers Laura Bishop ’84 Christine Patton Chapman ’54 Florence Dowdell Fasanelli ’54 Lawrie Chisholm ’72 Joanne Betlem Kehr ’72

Nancy Hutchinson Baxter ’43 Gloria Buckham W. Perry and Sandra Curtiss Joel Glenn and Penny Cash Craig Hutchinson

William L. Clark Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 and George E. Farenthold Jr.

William Bayliss Annie Garrett Bennett ’44

Mary Hamlin Combes ’41 Abbott C. Combes III

Lillian Lacy Beale, Class of 1905 Laura Beale Toy ’42

Gretchen Combs Suzanne Combs Mieso ’67

Louise Baker Berkett ’34 Stephen and Lorraine Berkett

Katherine Cornell ’68 Barbara Max Betus ’68

Diane Bigelow Mary Graham ’71

Carl Cottom Patricia Cottom Morris ’79

Evelyn Clinton John and June Nesselhof

Jeanne Springmeier Craig ’47 Thomas J. Craig Carol Durgom Cranmer ’59 Carol Crowell Maider ’59 Janet Grove Tietz ’59 Hope Harlan Dallam ’53 Katy Dallam ’77 Departed Classmates Frank P. Reiche and Janet Taylor Reiche ’52 Mary Denison Scott ’52 Rosie Harlow Segal ’62 Elizabeth M. Eaton ’89 Elizabeth Ehbrecht Pifer ’88 Sally Fabens ’86 Amy Cerand McNaughton ’86 Pamela Sheradin ’86 Belle Samuels Frank Ruth Samuels Drucker ’61 Heather Ann Gaglianese ’11 Deborah Gagnon Susan M. Getzendanner ’65 Nancy Hall Zambie ’65 Kay Butler Gill ’53 Jennifer Hardy Speer ’53 Professor Hannelore Glasser G. Alan Clugston Charlotte Gaddis Sheridan ’46 Thomas L. Glenn Jr. Anne-Marie Mohn Glenn ’60 Jocelyn Carey Gordon ’61 Nancy Carey ’63 Barbara Dorr Greene ’35 Cynthia Greene Buchwald ’59 Sandra Fraser Harrsen ’62 Carolyn Byers Anderson ’62 Jane Jowett Brooks ’62 Ann Linden Wagner Carlisle ’62 Patricia Day LaBarbera ’62 Sandra Maceyka ’62 Rosie Harlow Segal ’62 Caroline James Herrin ’54 Benson M. Srere and Betty Cerruti Srere ’54 Jennifer S. Hogue Janet Marsteller Spillman ’57 E. Margie Filter Hostetter ’62 Edward E. Matthews The Starr Foundation Professor Raymond Jaffe Suzanne K. Smith Collins ’58 Sabra Briggs Johnson ’44 Ann Bartlett ’70 wells.edu

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Unwavering Commitment For over 60 years, Janet “JayDee” Taylor Reiche ’52 has been an unwavering positive force at Wells College. Jay-Dee’s list of accomplishments and involvement is too extensive for the space allotted in this publication, but it should be noted that she is not only a former Chair of the Board of Trustees; she was also the first woman and first alumna to hold the position. She is a 1996 Wells College Association Award recipient, a past Alumnae Admission Ambassador, and a past member of the WCA, Major Gifts Committee, and Campaign Committee. Previous history aside, Jay-Dee shows no signs of slowing down. For Reunion 2012 she led her class fund-raising and social planning while helping launch the “Keep Wells Strong, Pass It On” alumnae/i crossgenerational challenge.

Ione Davis Jones ’31 Gertrude Murrell Howland ’31 Susan M. Jones ’74 Marion Wood ’74 Helen Beard Jordahl ’55 Janet Lutton Olt ’57 Molly Rannells ’55 Carolyn Pennock Kelly ’41 Caryl Kelly Love ’69 Ann Sorensen Kennedy ’62 Dorothy Marvin Miles ’62 Elizabeth Essick Kimberly ’26 Richard and Karen Kimberly Elizabeth Drake King ’40 Anne Peters King ’65 Professor Lynn Kirtland Alice McAteer Wilson ’69 Phyllis Schafmeister Krieger ’48 Emilie Van Petten Merritt ’50 Elsa Jung Kreiner ’42 Charles Kreiner Ariel Grace Lawson ’08 Nadirah Blassingame ’08 Sallie Ann Orlando-Cataldi and Tiffany Orellana ’09 Nicole Pellegrino ’05 Kenneth Zabriskie and Kelley O’Keefe Zabriskie ’10 Raymond and Leah Fearing Leonard Rosemary Leonard Nelson ’66 50

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Will Liberi ’05 Janel Doyle ’07 and Natalie Neusch Nicole Pellegrino ’05 Crosbie Eccles MacMillen ’44 Mary MacMillen ’72 Dr. Diether Markees Ryna Joseph Marinenko ’64 Angenette Martin ’68 Jane Lang ’68 Nancy Scott McCabe ’60 Georgia Stetson Diefendorf ’60 Susan Becker Tier ’60 Sally Bunnell McLeod ’47 Steven and Mary Anderson Nancy Brown Armstrong ’58 Sally Campbell Jane Chandler Robert Delaney Richard Denison Iron Mountain Susan and Andy Langan Robert and Deborah Lanigan John Roberts Janice Ryan Mary O’Neil Sido ’79 Frances Jackman Tenison ’47 Bob and Kathy Weidner Cynthia and Jeffrey Yingling Elizabeth Lee McQuillan ’47 Margaret Pearson Aldrich ’47

Standing next to this great Wells woman is her husband, Frank Reiche, who served President Jimmy Carter as Chairman of the Federal Election Commission and is an expert in tax law, campaign finance and estate and trust administration. Frank has never been shy in supporting his wife’s alma mater. He has also embraced an active role in the National Planned Giving Committee (NPGC) at Wells, where he shares his extensive legal knowledge as it relates to charitable giving and estate planning. Together, Frank and Jay-Dee, both serving as Wells College Honorary Trustees, have hosted events in the Princeton, N.J. area, including the inaugural NPGC roundtable discussion last fall, and they are steadfast donors to the Annual Fund. In 1995, they joined the Wells College Pooled Income Fund, which pays the donors income for life and will ultimately benefit the College. Thanks to regular contributions to the fund, the Reiches have enjoyed positive growth throughout the life of their investment.

Bertha Rich Metcalf, Class of 1905 Sandra Metcalf Bertetti ’62 Mr. and Mrs. James Mills Susan L. Mills ’68 Marjorie Oswald Morgan ’35 Helen Oswald Ragsdale ’37 Alison Wells Ney Lillian Vitanza Ney ’60 Nancy Delia Palmer ’64 Elizabeth Boehme Howe ’64 Josephine Peterson ’50 Richard and Karen Kimberly Emily Hsu Landau Quach ’83 Robert and Kazuko Landau Ann Quackenbush ’59 William Helene and Margaret Stone Helene ’59 Ann Wallach Radabaugh ’67 Stephanie Wallach ’68 Janet Young Richardson ’50 Lesley Bannatyne Elizabeth Westbrook Richter ’47 Barbara Hagaman Westbrook ’51 Professor Anne J. Russ Ericka Boutin Albright ’96 Linda Berry Santino ’81 Ruth Berry Richard Sillick, Cognitive Marketing Creative Director 1998-2011 Cognitive Marketing Audrey Crawford Simmons ’46 Cynthia Simmons Leen ’75 Sherry Skebey ’76 Robert Skebey Professor Miriam Small Ann Palmer Bayliss ’46 Helen A. Smith ’62 Priscilla Morse Byerly ’62 Janet B. Smith ’59 Lynne Sheppard Chanin ’59 Debora Price Bernice Solish Michael Siegel and Sharyn Solish ’74 Sarah Scott Sommer ’42 Scott and Karen Sommer Lisabeth Phin Strand Steinmetz ’23 Priscilla Strand Berry ’53 Mary Westbrook Stuckey ’53 Barbara Hagaman Westbrook ’51 Susan Garretson Swartzburg ’60 Polly Pollock Leaf ’60

Carol Whitney Thomason ’69 Arthur J. Perry and Patricia Lang Perry ’69 Dorothy Christ Solomon ’69 Martha Pappas Tsiros ’62 Barbara Smith Bachtel ’62 Deborah Cutler Riveros ’62 Edna F. Tyldsley Faith Tyldsley ’67 Harriette Green Ullrich ’41 Robert Ullrich Elizabeth Bagg Vaughan ’46 Merritt Vaughan Jean Avery Wagner ’35 Ann Linden Wagner Carlisle ’62 Jane McMurray Walker ’34 Robert G. Walker Jr. Katherine Wilson White ’42 Anne Wilson Baker ’46 Cheryl DeLuca-Johnson Joanne Stager Gould ’48 Richard Spates John and Sheila Stempeck William and Evelyn White Barbara Whitehall ’72 Catherine Hatch Young ’72 Mary Perrott Whitehill ’41 Virginia Vanneman Fisher ’41 Frances Stephens Fowler ’41 Margaret “Tatsie” Conner Wilson ’49 David Wilson Edward Wirsing Jr. Sheldon Wirsing Cullison ’75 Anne McCurley Wise ’35 James Wise Carolyn Bunn Wood ’52 Louise Cameron Benson ’52 John P. Bent Jr. H. Franklin and Elizabeth Bunn Jane Godard Caris and Jerry Caris Godard Ann Dunlap Suzanne White Foley ’52 Arnold Leibowitz and Sandra Adler Leibowitz ’52 Frank P. Reiche and Janet Taylor Reiche ’52 Mark VanDuyne and Meredith Cook VanDuyne ’92 Joan Fiery Vogel ’52 Henry F. Wood Jr. Arcadia C. and Jorge E. Zalles Martha Zalles ’29d

Supporting Wells’ Students Every Wells student has a story, and many of those stories illustrate the importance of scholarship support. While each story is unique, they often share common messages as shown in the scholarship students’ thank you notes to donors last year: “I really found my place at Wells,” and “I wouldn’t be here without my scholarship.” Wells College strives to provide students with rigorous educational opportunities—both in and out of the classroom—and provide a community in which to explore vibrant diversity and multiculturalism and emerge as a leader. Ultimately, many of today’s students and their families need financial aid support to help achieve their educational goals. Last year, Wells provided $8.3 million in scholarship and grant aid to students—supporting more than 90 percent of the student body with both need- and meritbased scholarships. Accessibility for outstanding and deserving students is one of Wells’ highest priorities, and the College couldn’t provide the support students need, and continue to need, without the partnership of loyal and generous donors. Thank you for your support and encouragement, and your belief in higher education and the Wells experience.

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or many in the Wells community, establishing a planned gift has been the ultimate way to demonstrate devotion and support the mission of the College. Thoughtful planned giving strategy tailored to the donor’s vision allows assets to be put to work for any chosen aspect of Wells—while the donor and the College share the benefits. This creative philanthropy produces win-win solutions while impacting the education of tomorrow’s leaders.

Legacy Circle REALIZED BEQUESTS AND PLANNED GIFTS William L. Clarkd Ethel Harkness Grace ’09d Martha Youmans Gregory ’46d Anna Hale ’30d Virginia Lindsay Jenness ’35d Antoinette Johnson ’39d Helen Beard Jordahl ’55d Margaret Hodgens Powell ’38d Jessica B. Shaeffer ’35d Robert Skebeyd Helen A. Smith ’62d Ann Stratton ’46d Lillian Tenopyr ’38d Dorothy Jay Thompson ’28d Justine Fletcher Woods ’39d Martha Zalles ’29d

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In recognition of these heartfelt gifts, donors who have embraced Wells in their estate plans become part of our Legacy Circle. The exceptional generosity and forward thinking of Legacy Circle members confidently affirms that Wells will be shaping meaningful lives for years to come.

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Anonymous (2) Baldwin Averyd and Harriet Averyd Arthur J. Bellinzoni Mary Holmes Bloomer ’63 Sara Clark Brummer ’56 Perrie apJones Drysdale ’52 Mary Scheller Dyrkacz ’42 Mary Jane Brooks Evans ’40 Katherine Ganzauge Gray ’58 Charlyn Floyd Kerr ’50 William W.G. Maclachlan Jr.d and Marjorie Lind Maclachlan ’47d Arthur J. Perry and Patricia Lang Perry ’69 Carin Wyckoff Phillips ’55 Karlye Gill Pillai ’68 Francis J. Pollnow Jr.d and Georganne Funsten Pollnow ’43d Pike H. Sullivan and Susan Wray Sullivan ’51 Grace Glass Terwilliger ’32 Roy C. Turneyd and Hope Langford Turney ’42 Robert Wilson

Arthur J. Bellinzoni Lois Brock ’37 Lisa Mazzola Cania ’79 Jean Clark ’45 Alexander Ewing and Anne Maddock Ewing ’43 Nancy Gates Gerber ’58 Margaret Royal Hudson ’58 Amy Jones-Richardson ’82 David T. Kearnsd and Shirley Cox Kearns ’54 Sandra Maceyka ’62 Cathleen Foley MacInnes ’72 Linda Moeller ’70 Michael Moen Helen Schwickrath ’81 Andrew B. Searle Laura Woolven Shapleigh ’55 Jennifer Sprague ’93 Susan Standfast-Wright ’57 Anne Parker Tack ’55 Patricia Parnie Wahlen ’66

The Wells College National Planned Giving Committee is pleased to announce that the College has forged a new alliance with Key Private Bank for its charitable asset management and planned giving services. Key, which has been assisting non-profit institutions for nearly a century, currently manages over $12 billion in charitable assets coast to coast and was instrumental in helping establish the nation’s first community foundation. “This strategic partnership will prove to be a great fit for the College,” said Director of Leadership and Planned Giving Hallett Burrall. “Key brings an impressive depth of knowledge and a high level of sophistication to the table. Their competitive rates and product expertise will undoubtedly benefit our donors—and ultimately Wells College—for years to come.”

POOLED INCOME FUND Anne Wilson Baker ’46 David M. Barclay and Nancy Barton Barclay ’56 Arthur J. Bellinzoni Mary Holmes Bloomer ’63 Lois Brock ’37 Jean Anne Kittelberger Cooper ’39 Claire Gumaer Curtis ’51 Betty Fisk Giddings ’35 Ernest F. Grant Marjorie Mock Gregory ’37 Carolyn Ledgard Hallman ’51 Ann Richardson Helmsderfer ’43 Ellen Mentzer Ironside ’48 Joan Shepherd Jones ’48 Kathryn Mayo Loomis ’50 Lark Ludlow ’73 Isabel Ford MacDermott ’43 Dorothy Morgenthaler ’42 Beryl Marshall Nesbit ’41d Mary Jean Ogden ’46 Judith Coulson Pitman ’64 Patricia Goodenough Place ’53 Robert A. Plane Frank P. Reiche and Janet Taylor Reiche ’52 Virginia Matson Robinson ’40 Marion English Scofield ’32 Virginia Grace Small ’50 Barbara Wood Smith ’38 Grace Glass Terwilliger ’32 Laura Beale Toy ’42 Kathleen Van Deusen ’55 Gail Benedict Van Winkle ’57 Sylvia Beckman Warner ’33 Constance White Wentzel ’45

Norma Whiteford ’42 Martha Linton Whitehouse ’46 Barbara Hobbis Williams ’49d

IRA AND 401(K) ARRANGEMENTS Caroline Magrish Calder ’80 Martha Dove ’79 Jan Fortune Nancy Perry Siddall ’53 Robert D. Ullrich and Harriette Green Ullrich ’41d

WELLS IN WILL Anonymous (6) Elizabeth Abbe ’72 Ann Bernhard Alford ’49 Patricia Allen-Hunt ’61 Elizabeth Gibney Amsbary ’76 Marjorie Peterson Anderson ’71 Jacqueline Kean Aronson ’49 Patricia Strzepek Artinian ’66 Tanya Ivanoff Artinian ’64 Jean Ashby ’73 John T. Bailey and Katherine Gerwig Bailey ’52 Anne Wilson Baker ’46 Shelley Osmun Baranowski ’68 Virginia Edgecombe Barr ’68 Quaintance Bartlett ’39 Sarah Hitch Barton-Higgins ’55 Stephanie Batcheller ’79 Nancy Hutchinson Baxter ’43d Arthur J. Bellinzoni Ruth Harris Bennett ’40 Barbara Polacheck Blutstein ’60

Sabra Blodgett Boelke ’56 Dorothy Blackadder Booth ’41 Mary Dougherty Booth ’51d Virginia Stockfish Borland ’51 Raelene Lyons Bowman ’66 Jane Whittemore Brace ’44 Susan Egelman Brand ’56 Lois Brock ’37 Anne Brodie ’78 Mona Williams Brown ’51 Barbara Masten Buchanan ’40 Patricia Buckley ’56 Sara Petersen Buell ’71 Katherine Keller Bulette ’56 Constance Burns ’65 Suzanne Ingersoll Burrows ’89 Priscilla Morse Byerly ’62 Caroline Magrish Calder ’80 Deborah Callahan ’85 Katherine Camarro ’85 Carol Carbary ’93 Ann Linden Wagner Carlisle ’62 Karen Doig Carpenter ’82 Jane Titsworth Christiansen ’60 Jean Clark ’45 Margaret Starbuck Clark ’44 Nancy Rockwell Consedine ’62 Linda Glick Conway ’61 Gloria Geary Coolidge ’70 Jean Anne Kittelberger Cooper ’39 Jennifer Corcoran ’93 Colleen Coughlin ’84 Gail Cowie ’80 Jean Smith Crosby ’44 Claire Gumaer Curtis ’51 Debra Dahn ’78 Holly Gosselink Davidson ’72 Carolyn Day ’65 Diana Dean ’83 Betty Snyder DeVoll ’52 Joanna Crowe Dillon ’59 Robert J. Doherty Jean Shimp Dunn ’42 Julianne Jones Edmondson ’66 Judith Ehren ’68

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“Life was good at Wells,” says Lisa Montgomery Hill ’88, looking back on her days in Aurora. The mathematics major/American government minor played in the orchestra, studied abroad in Oxford, participated in Model Congress, was on the swim team and learned to sail. “I was more than prepared to go into the ‘real’ world after Wells.”

Cherie Buhlmann Mitchell ’87 Mary Potts Montgomery ’64 Wendy Lippman Montgomery ’69 Marion Morey ’60 Alice Hanawalt Morgan ’54 Paula O ’Brien Morrow ’85 Marcia Goetze Nappi ’56 Allison Nichols-Dunsmuir ’79 Felecia Niebojeski ’75 Camilla Roeder Nielsen ’60 Constance Root Nuss ’72 Mary Jean Ogden ’46 Elizabeth Aziz O ’Keefe ’89 Shirley King Orr ’52 Ann Greener Ottaviano ’55 Virginia Grohe Paine ’39 Edith Wilcock Patrick ’60 Susan Avery Peckham ’55 Louise Page Kastner Pelton ’45 Arthur J. Perry and Patricia Lang Perry ’69 Gail Pesyna ’70 Mary Louise Lehmann Peterson ’57 Bonnie Phinney ’74 Mary Jane Wight Pia ’66 Karlye Gill Pillai ’68 Elinor Bradt Posey ’60 Sherry Hansel Qualls ’79 Marjorie Bailey Rachlin ’43 Harold F. Reed Jr. Frank P. Reiche and Janet Taylor Reiche ’52 Gail Reid ’88 Pamela Davis Renai della Rena ’47 Elizabeth Thomas Renn ’42 Carol Stoodley Richards ’58 Naomi Riess ’81 Jane Borsch Robbins ’61 Molly Robbins ’86 Gayle Rich Roberts ’57 Marion Strickler Rolston-Fritter ’48 Shane Logie Rood ’64 Carolyn Gaines Ruckle ’61 Cheryl Sadler-Pugh ’72 Aubin Redfield Sander ’51 Priscilla Smith Savage ’47d Judith Sayles ’67 Rita Schiano ’77

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Laurette Speer Engelmann ’48 Erica Eversman ’88 Corinne Howard Farnham ’50 Anne Langfitt Fawcett ’54 Fiona Morgan Fein ’65 Margaret Beatty Finch ’50 Susan B. Forbes Shirley Forsberg ’55 Julia Randolph Foster ’53 Catherine Fought ’96 Barbara A. Frank ’69 Lucy Wachter Freeman ’70 Jennifer Johnson Friends ’80 Catherine Stover Gaines ’72 Stacey Garretson ’92 Lucia Albino Gilbert ’63 Margery Leinroth Gotshall ’45 Katherine Ganzauge Gray ’58 Karin A. Gregory ’80 Lillian Growney ’56 Barbara Gabis Hagerman ’57 Nancy Peek Hallenbeck ’36 Carolyn Ledgard Hallman ’51 Barbara Knapp Hamblett ’48d Tandy Hamilton ’92 Doris Hanson-Schlins ’73 Christine Hoover Harding ’70 Ruth Harlow ’69 Janet Stewart Hengerer ’40 Linda Drisko Hickok ’73 Carolyn Tobey Hicks ’64 Lisa Montgomery Hill ’88 Eleanor Marsh Hillers ’54d Mary Ellen Houck ’58 Nancy Stocker House ’71 Katherine Van Wormer Howard ’54 Beth Wehrli Hughes ’71 Suzanne Love Huml ’57 Sandra Hurd ’71 Frank M. Hutchins and Jeanne Bahn Hutchins ’43 Beal B. Hyde Lesley Birkett Jacobs ’68 Blair Jennings ’86 Involut Vogel Jessup ’54 Wenche Wollmar Johnson ’56 Mary Dean Johnstone ’42d

Raised in a philanthropic-minded family and appreciative of the difference that Wells made in her life, Lisa has never hesitated to give back. “I come from a family that values quality education. My parents inspired me,” she notes. Lisa has given to the Annual Fund every year since graduation. “During my four years at Wells, there were so many things that I loved: the small classes, the quality of teaching, wonderful friends and the amazing location on Cayuga Lake. I’m inspired to do my small part to ensure that the Wells experience is available to others.”

Lisa has also included the College in her will. “Again, I am following in my parents’ footsteps. I wanted to be clear about my support for this institution,” she says. Her husband, James, is on board with this philosophy as well and gives to the College through his job. “His employer creates a Charitable Spending Account for each employee that is funded by the employee. James saw Wells on the list of approved recipients and knew it would mean a lot to me to designate his share to Wells.”

Ann Jennings Jones ’55 Anne Churchill Jones ’50 Pamela Jones ’73 Sally Colegrove Jones ’69 Mary Esser Jorde ’72 Lisa Knapp Kaempffe ’80 Joanne Betlem Kehr ’72 Sara Keller ’78 Jane Wadhams Kitchen ’47 Laura Arpei Kline ’95 Rosemarie Wirth Krenitsky ’52 Doris Heckel Krsnak ’70 Anne Horton Ladau ’58 David M. Lascell Mary Leonard ’82 Margaret Lindsey ’71 Lark Ludlow ’73

Louise Darling-Glick Luria ’39 Adrienne Lybarger Isabel Ford MacDermott ’43 David S. Macdonald and Dorothy V. Macdonald Sandra Maceyka ’62 Cathleen Foley MacInnes ’72 Mary MacMillen ’72 Robert Marx and Frances Ludwick Marx ’58 Carol Mawhinney ’67 Nan McCarthy ’69 Jean Bauberger McCauley ’52 Dorothy Dickson McGann ’44d Stepheny Powell McGraw ’70 Suzanne Combs Mieso ’67 Adele Maslen Miller ’65 Susan L. Mills ’68

Mary Louise Munson Schmalz ’70 Genevieve Savarese Schubert ’55 Sharon Schutz ’67 Rosie Harlow Segal ’63 Kathleen Ryan Shank ’70 Laura Woolven Shapleigh ’55 Mary Shaw ’59 Victoria Sherwood ’06 Bonnie Baron Shrager ’63 Victoria Cross Shuster ’82 Kelly Siegfried ’09 Sandra Scheurle Sinclair ’61 Virginia Grace Small ’50 Alice Margaret Woodson Smith ’70 Barbara Wood Smith ’38 Christina Smith ’85 Susan Hengerer Sneeringer ’76 Sally Warren Soest ’64 Susan Newman Solomon ’70 Phebe Miller Sorensen ’48 Susan Allerton Spofford ’63 Susan Standfast-Wright ’57 Carol Steele ’71 Susan Stevens Whitney ’69 Kristina Strom ’70 Louise Heflin Stuart ’38 Marion Cotins Stuart ’42d Lynn Schneider Stutz ’81 Susan Wray Sullivan ’51 Maxine Bridgman Summerfield ’47 Ellen McFarland Sutton ’45 Amy Swarr ’90 Thomas M. Swingly Anne Parker Tack ’55 Grace Glass Terwilliger ’32 Jean Strothman Tews ’63 Joan Kurtz Theurer ’49 Nancy Tillinghast ’69 Nancy Torbet ’45 Laura Beale Toy ’42 Barbara Reed Turner ’41 Elizabeth Turner Antoinette Cerveny Uffner ’59 Tobie Tyler van der Vorm ’70 Elizabeth Van Ranst ’67 Ruth Harrison Venable ’56 Howard S.Viele and Patricia T.Viele Carol Voorhees ’67

Creative Giving at Wells College In addition to an Annual Fund gift, have you imagined a lasting gift to Wells, but are unsure of how to get started? Are you interested in helping the College meet its needs without compromising your future lifetime income? Do you want to be philanthropic now, but are uncomfortable with the timing? For a confidential discussion of creative gift options, please contact: Hallett Burrall Director of Leadership and Planned Giving Office of Advancement, Pettibone House Wells College 170 Main Street Aurora, NY 13026 315.364.3275 phone 315.364.3441 fax hburrall@wells.edu

Ruth Walker Voshall ’32 Patricia Parnie Wahlen ’66 Stephanie Wallach ’68 George M. Wallrich and Virginia R. Wallrich Georgia Cortright Weathers ’57 Mary Lou Foradora Webber ’56 Marta Samuels Weiner ’60 Emma Weiss ’83 Ruth Diffenderffer Wentworth ’44d Katherine Wilson White ’42d Mary Perrott Whitehill ’41d Dijana Benesch Winter ’84 Janet Lauster Witzeman ’52 Patricia Orgain Wood ’68 Susan Wood ’84 Betsy Latt Yamron ’80 Pamela Hoskyns Yanco ’77 Nancy Hall Zambie ’65 d = deceased

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olunteer service can be measured in much more than the time spent (countless hours), the roles filled (as illustrated in the lists that follow, and then some), the goals achieved (whether lofty or practical), or the satisfaction felt (tremendous, we hope). Wells volunteers have contributed to the very essence of our mission—to the success of our students! From the leadership roles that the College’s Board of Trustees, the Association and FARGO Boards, the BAC Advisory Board and National Planned Giving Committee take on, to the ongoing work of committee members, internship and event hosts, admissions and career service volunteers, class secretaries and fund chairs, and myriad fundraisers, Wells College is better for your efforts. We thank the volunteers listed below—and throughout this publication—for holding Wells in your hearts and putting your hands to work in our students’ behalf.

2011-12 BOARD OF TRUSTEES Chair

Stanley J. Kott vice Chair

Carrie Bolton ’92 Secretary

Sarah C. Chase ’69 Arthur J. Bellinzoni Marie Chapman Carroll ’75 Fiona Morgan Fein ’65 Pamela Edgerton Ferguson ’69 Daniel J. Fessenden Karin A. Gregory ’80 Sarah J. Jankowski ’92 Duncan Lawrence ’11 Alan L. Marchisotto Laura E. Masse ’10 Amy Cerand McNaughton ’86 Renée Forgensi Minarik ’80 J. Andrew Noel Jr. Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 George S. Slocum Stephen L. Zabriskie

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President’s Circle Committee Chair

Fiona Morgan Fein ’65 Committee Members

Arthur J. Bellinzoni Carrie Bolton ’92 Sarah C. Chase ’69 Sarah J. Jankowski ’92 Lark Ludlow ’73 Mary Jane Spellane Marchisotto ’75 Renée Forgensi Minarik ’80 Gail Reid ’88

Wells College Association of Alumnae and Alumni Board President

Renée Forgensi Minarik ’80

HONORARY TRUSTEES Anne Wilson Baker ’46 David Barclay Nancy Barton Barclay ’56 Gordon Brummer Sara Clark Brummer ’56 Gail Fletcher Edwards ’57 George Edwards Jane Demarest Engel ’42 Lueza Thirkield Gelb ’52 Joanne Lowell Johnson ’70 Shirley Cox Kearns ’54 David M. Lascell Jeannik Méquet Littlefield ’41 Edward E. Matthews Marcia Goetze Nappi ’56 Janet Taylor Reiche ’52 Elizabeth Bowman Rothermel ’66 Shirley Schou Bacot Shamel ’58 Priscilla Slocum Virginia Grace Small ’50 Pike H. Sullivan Susan Wray Sullivan ’51 Martha Linton Whitehouse ’46

Vice Presidents

Amy Cerand McNaughton ’86 Ami Dudzinski Mehr ’98 Deborah Murphy ’91 Betty Rodriguez Vislosky ’78 Rachelle Stanko ’90

WCA Award Committee Chair

Sarah Messenger Gleason ’88 Committee Members

Karen Eckberg Gottovi ’62 Virginia Meeker Munkelwitz ’67 Kate LeBoutillier O ’Neill ’66 Lynn Perrott Smith ’70

FRIENDS AND RECENT GRADUATEs ORGANIZATION Board Chair

Stephanie Jones ’06

Mary Mitchell Goodman ’70 Frances Trubilla Kissell ’78 Margaret Neenan Leahy ’84

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WSA Trustees

WCA Liaison

Pamm Edgerton Ferguson ’69 Karin A. Gregory ’80 Amy Cerand McNaughton ’86 National Annual Giving Chair

Sarah J. Jankowski ’92

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Sarah Messenger Gleason ’88 Members-at-Large

Stepheny Powell McGraw ’70 Natasha Hauptfleisch ’04 Betty Rodriguez Vislosky ’78 Alumnae and Alumni Relations Director

Kristen Phillips ’95 (until June) Laura Sanders

WCA Nominating Committee Chair

Frances Trubilla Kissell ’78 Committee Members

Susan Eskedahl ’79 Heather Kowalski ’90

Melanie Jones Parker ’06 Secretary

Sarah Woodward-Jones ’06 Natasha Hauptfleisch ’04 Board Members

Stephanie Achille ’06 Joanne Arey ’04 Angela Azevedo ’07 Katherine Lysyczyn Bacon ’03 Eberle Schultz Bassani ’04 Alexis Boyce ’04 Tory Brownell ’08 Sarah Bryce ’05 Michelle Carr Carter ’05 Melissa Carusone ’05 Patricia Castro-Vega ’05 Lily Cavanaugh ’04 Karen Howard Chakraborty ’06 Brittainy Cortilet ’07 Betty DeLuna ’11 Carrie Elliott ’05 Anna Feldman ’10 Alexandra Felix ’10 Brenna Finnegan ’03 Alyssa Frederick ’06 wells.edu

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Wells Sisters Giving More Finishing their terms as Chair and Vice Chair of the FARGO Board this summer, twin sisters Stephanie Jones ’06 and Melanie Jones Parker ’06 have remained active in the life of Wells since graduation. Members of the FARGO Board since 2006 and 2008, respectively, and officers of the Board since 2010, Stephanie and Melanie helped to lead the Board’s reengagement in fund-raising for Wells, as well as taking on active roles in the Board’s programs geared at retention and building community among students and alums. Stephanie and Melanie served as fund-raising Co-Chairs for FARGO giving campaigns, presenting the case for young alum giving through letter and email appeals and also personally contacting classmates to encourage support. Stephanie returned to campus to speak at the Class of 2010 senior class gift reception, and both sisters volunteered their time this past Reunion weekend to raise money for the College through the sale of ivy plants and wristbands. Their service to Wells becomes even more impressive when considering that both were finishing doctoral programs throughout their terms leading the Board. This past spring, Stephanie completed her Ph.D. in chemistry at Syracuse University, and Melanie earned her Ph.D. in geology and geophysics from Yale. “We have enjoyed working with and for Wells College to give current and future students the same rewarding and memorable experiences we will forever share with our classmates,” said Melanie and Stephanie. “Wells has a truly amazing network of alumnae and alumni, and it has been a pleasure to meet and work with so many of you on FARGO Board, on the Association Board, and at various campus events.”

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Alessandra Sarrica LaTour ’05 Raquele Laury-Lee ’09 Christina Lunsford ’05 Katherine Lysyczyn Bacon ’03 Margaret Mahr ’11 Elizabeth Maple ’09 Sarah Mastrolia ’05 Laura Mauro ’10 Gigi Meyers ’02 Meghan McCune ’03 Katherine McLaren ’05 Ashley Mercure ’11 Jennifer Migliore ’03 Rebecca Miles-Steiner ’07 Valerie Miller ’03

Mary Moskowitz ’02 Travis Niles ’09 Kimberley Olmstead-Morris ’03 Nicole Pellegrino ’05 Michelle Trickey Perkins ’02 Joanna Pidlypchak ’02 Erin Porter ’07 Rachel Porter ’06 Kristin Puleo ’03 Saira Raza ’02 Marie Rice ’03 Danielle Rook ’09 Jacqueline Ross ’11 Victoria Sherwood ’06 Kimberly Stergas ’05 Erica Thomas ’08 Caitlin Titus ’11 Heather Turner ’05 Rebecca VanOrman ’02 Elizabeth Van Loan ’10 Sarah Waugh ’07 Derek Wheeler ’10 Jaimie White ’05 Rachel Young ’04 Jin Joo Yun ’05 Kelley O’Keefe Zabriskie ’10

Event Hosts Anne Wilson Baker ’46 Hyannis Port, Mass. Kristina Gray Bartleson ’88 Seattle, Wash. Debbie Bond ’97 Depew, N.Y. Katie Camarro ’85 Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Linda Glick Conway ’61 Williamstown, Mass. Mary Pastore Cryan ’84 New York, N.Y. Kathy Ehrlich-Scheffer ’97 Rochester, N.Y. Cynthia White Foster ’69 Piedmont, Calif. Sue Pollard Jones ’78 Skaneateles, N.Y. Barbara Plasman Lund ’74 Excelsior, Minn.

Renée Forgensi Minarik ’80 Rochester, N.Y. Frank P. & Janet Taylor Reiche ’52 Princeton, N.J. Jane Borsch Robbins ’61 Buffalo, N.Y. Nancy Wenner Witmer ’61 Rochester, N.Y.

Career Services Volunteers Experiential Learning and Career Services would like to take this opportunity to thank alums who have assisted the department over the last academic year with programming, mentoring, sponsoring interns, housing an intern and being a resource for students and fellow alums. We had over 30 alums assist the department in various ways and would like to double that number for the 2012-13 academic year! Christine Alexander ’02 Deborah Cotter’90 Linda Lowen D’Aloisio ’83 Mary Jeanette Haenggi Dee ’86 Mollie Devoe ’98 Florence Dowdell Fasanelli ’54 Joanne Betlem Kehr ’72 Ritamary McMahon ’73 Renée Forgensi Minarik ’80 Milene Bills Morfei ’89 Nicole Pellegrino ’05 Jennifer Stump Pelton ’92 Kristen Phillips ’95 Barbara Post ’78 Cori Lynn Asaka Pratel ’84 Dr. Jennifer Prutsman-Pfeiffer ’91 Tina Post ’99 Linda Schwab ’73 Pamela Sheradin ’86 Susan Raith Sloan ’86 Dr. JoAnne Johnson Ziemba ’99

Admissions Volunteers Rebecca Nichols Bailey ’09 Marcia Fitzsimons Burnell ’83 Janine Casper ’84 Lily Cavanaugh ’04 Karen Howard Chakraborty ’06 Mary Pastore Cryan ’84 Katie Davis ’99 Dede Ojeda De Sevilla ’97 Ginny Weyant D ’Ercole ’63 Leah Cermak Dimler ’96 Suzanne Doty ’71 Martha Dove ’79 Janel Doyle ’07 Anna Feldman ’10 Karlyn Kasperek Finucane ’97 Karin A. Gregory ’80 Dorothy Birnbryer Harden ’87 Renatta Hopper ’82 Mary Ellen Houck ’58 Joanne Lowell Johnson ’70 Fran Trubilla Kissell ’78 Kristy Kossmann-Wren ’99 Shelly Larson-Peters ’99 Michelle Lester ’06 Janeen Mantin ’09 Kate Maple ’09 Catherine McCabe ’08 Stepheny Powell McGraw ’70 Robin Hogan McIntyre ’81 Ami Dudzinski Mehr ’98 Heather Legge Meyer ’01 Renée Forgensi Minarik ’80

Mary Ann Young Murphy ’88 Suzanne Myers ’82 Susan Nellen ’73 Melanie Jones Parker ’06 Kristen Cairns Peckham ’75 Karen Peterson ’74 Cynthia Lent Phillips ’77 Kristin Puleo ’03 Pershemia Reynolds ’09 Amy Hart Ringberg ’95 Eberle Schultz Bassani ’04 Debbie Goldman Schwencke ’84 Irene Stafford ’89 Heather Thomas Stevens ’82 Rachel Welch ’92 Lisa Hotte Young ’78

Senior Class Gift Committee David Kaus ’12 Katherine Prichard ’12 Alexander Riad ’12 Bryant Sanders ’12 Samantha Sheehan ’12 Sara Spezzano ’12 Hannah Sterling ’12 Kevin Wilson ’12

Book Arts Advisory Board

National Planned Giving Committee

Established in 1993, the Wells College Book Arts Center offers academic courses for Wells students, including a concentration in the Visual Arts major, as well as an annual Summer Institute. Its Board of Advisors, including members of the larger book arts world, provides guidance to the Center and serves a valuable network of connections and resources.

The Wells College National Planned Giving Committee is responsible for the growth and enhancement of all aspects of the planned giving program at the College. Through collaboration with the Office of Advancement, the committee seeks to engage alumnae/i and friends of the College by creating and increasing awareness of the benefits of charitable legacy giving.

Chair

George D. Edwards Jr. Board Members

Katie Baldwin Bruce Bennett David Corson Robert J. Doherty Steve Galbraith Nancy Gil David R. Godine Ron Gordon Barbara Kretzmann David Marshall Francie Ludwick Marx ’58 Katherine Reagan Sarah Roberts Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 Cindy Speaker Deirdre Stam Donald Swanson James Tyler Gail Zabriskie Wilson ’60

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Arthur J. Bellinzoni Committee Members

Frank P. Reiche Anne Wilson Baker ’46 Gail Reid ’88 Paul Burmeister

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tewards of the College, Trustees and Honorary Trustees serve Wells College selflessly. As described in the College’s original Charter of 1868, the Board of Trustees appoints its own members, oversees real property holdings, selects the President who is also a member of the Board, establishes degrees to be awarded and assumes overall fiduciary responsibility for the College. While these duties have remained thus for nearly 150 years, the work of the Board—and expectations of Board membership—have evolved. The Board now includes the President of the Wells College Association of Alumnae and Alumni ex officio, three Trustees nominated by the Association membership, and two Collegiate Trustees put forward by the Senior Class. All serve as full voting members of the Board with the best interests of the College in mind, and none as representative of a particular constituency. Honorary Trustees are so named and appointed for their extraordinary contributions to the well-being of the College. Together, Board members lead by example as they give generously of their time, expertise and resources to the College. Trustees’ leadership and dedication sets the tone for volunteer and philanthropic commitment. For their exemplary service to Wells as they are called upon to lead, time and again, the College community is profoundly grateful.

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New Members of the Wells College Board of Trustees Stephen T. Golding is the vice president for finance and administration at Ohio University, treasurer of the Ohio University Foundation and managing partner for The 1782 Group higher education consultants. He has previously served as executive vice president for finance and administration at Cornell University, principle advisor to the governor’s Task Force on Diversifying the New York State Economy, and chief financial officer for the University of Colorado System, the University of Pennsylvania and Wells College. Kevin A. Wilson ’12 is the Collegiate Trustee for the Class of 2012. He majored in history at Wells, spent his senior year as the Student Affairs Committee representative to the Board of Trustees and received the College’s History/Political Science Prize. Kevin spent the summer as a staff assistant for the office of New York State Congressman Richard Hanna following an internship he completed during the spring semester. Nancy Wenner Witmer ’61 earned her degree from Wells in mathematical and physical sciences and went on to be a computer programmer and homemaker. She has supported and remained connected to the College over the years, participating in numerous Reunions, volunteer retreat weekends, WCA meetings, and alumnae/i events as well as serving as the 40th Reunion Fund Chair for her class. Nancy has also volunteered in her own community of Webster, N.Y., working with the PTA, Webster Arboretum Association, Webster Community Chest and her church.

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Ann Harden Babcock ’45 earned her degree in art history at Wells and went on to study at the New York School for Interior Decorating. She has been a long-time supporter of Wells, serving for nine years with the Board of Trustees and lending her expertise to the Pettibone House Restoration Committee, the Strategic Planning and Nucleus Fund Committees and the Science Campaign Committee. Ann further demonstrated her leadership and commitment to higher education as president of Harden Furniture’s Harden Foundation, which provides scholarships for the company’s employees. Katherine “kay” Gerwig Bailey ’52 received a bachelor’s in biological and chemical science at Wells and went on to earn a master’s in library science from Case Western Reserve University. She served with the Wells Board of Trustees from 1987 to 1996 and was a Class Officer from 1987 to 1990. Kay was a laboratory assistant with the Rockefeller Institute and spent 20 years volunteering in her own community with the Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland Natural History Museum. Kay’s husband John T. Bailey studied English literature at Harvard and went on to positions as an executive with the New York Times and CEO of Edward Howard and Company, Ohio’s largest public relations firm. He was a Wells Trustee from 1973 to 1982, spending five years as vice chair. Jack has also served on the boards of Chautauqua Institution and the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art. The Baileys’ service carries on the legacy of Kay’s mother Henrietta Titzel Campbell, Wells College Class of 1912, who was also a Wells Trustee and endowed the Campbell Visiting Scholarship. Margery Leinroth Gotshall ’45 earned her Wells degree in sociology and went on to an extraordinary amount of volunteer work assisting Meals on Wheels, tutoring elementary students, giving tours with Historic Bethlehem and supporting the American Association of University Women (AAUW). She has been especially active with AAUW, organizing,

fund-raising and serving as president of the local chapter. Marge has remained engaged with the Wells community as a Class Secretary, Chair of the Annual Fund for her class, Chair of the Sycamore Fund, member of the Minerva Committee and host of several alumnae/i events in her area. Suzanne N. Grey ’72 earned her degree in philosophy at Wells and went on to a remarkable professional career that included time as vice president of strategic alliances for Bayer Health Care; senior vice president of marketing and strategy for Bowne & Co., Inc.; and vice president of corporate integration at CA Technologies. Sue was appointed to the Wells Board of Trustees in 2001 and served as Chair,Vice Chair and member of the executive committee. She has also been board president of St. Luke’s LifeWorks and volunteered at the Waveny Care Center in Connecticut. Frank P. Reiche has been a practicing attorney for more than 50 years. He has lent his expertise to the New Jersey Tax Policy Committee, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the Federal Election Commission, the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, and members of Congress regarding campaign finance law. Frank is the former national chairman of planned giving for Williams College and is a member of Wells’ National Planned Giving Committee. He studied law at New York University Law School and Columbia University Law School after earning degrees from George Washington University and Williams College. Henry F. Wood Jr. graduated from Harvard in 1953 and married Carolyn Bunn Wood ’52, who also served as an honorary trustee for many years. Over the course of his career, Hank spent time as vice president and manager of the Paris office for J. Walter Thompson Co., managing director for Lord & Taylor, marketing executive for New York Telephone Co., and telecommunications executive with AT&T. Now retired, he is a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and Grand Harbor Golf and Beach Club in Vero Beach, Fla., and Short Hills Club in New Jersey.

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Lori Rook

Hallett Burrall Director of Leadership and Planned Giving hburrall@wells.edu

Advancement Assistant lrook@wells.edu

“From a professional and personal standpoint, it is an exciting time to be at Wells because of all the change and positive energy. Every alum has an interesting story to tell and it easy to understand why this special place has instilled such passion and loyalty among its graduates and friends.”

“My proudest moment as a Wells staff member was seeing my daughter graduate in the Class of 2009.”

Laura Sanders Director of Alumnae and Alumni Relations lsanders@wells.edu “I am inspired by nature and kindness, and we’re surrounded by both at Wells.”

Jessica Corter Advancement Assistant jcorter@wells.edu

Meet the

Office of Advancement Staff

“The relationships I’ve formed at Wells will be with me for the rest of my life.”

Database Administrator ksiegfried@wells.edu

Michelle Landers

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he staff members of our Advancement office work year-round to facilitate connections between alums and current students, answer questions from those outside campus, seek out new sources of support for academic programs and special campus efforts, and help the greater Wells community stay informed about happenings at the College. While you may have seen some of their names on College correspondence, we’d like to make sure you’re able to put a name with the face!

Michael R. McGreevey Vice President for Advancement mmcgreevey@wells.edu “I am grateful to be a member of an engaged community that values learning, civil discourse and diversity of perspective and have a role in connecting the on-campus vibrancy and opportunities with the interests and passions of our alumni and friends.”

Pamela Sheradin ’86 Director of Annual Giving psheradin@wells.edu “Wells is a part of me. I felt it when I came to campus 30 years ago and I still feel it today. It’s where I continue to learn, to make friends and to appreciate the world around me.”

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Kelly Siegfried ’09

Coordinator of Corporation & Foundation Relations mlanders@wells.edu

“I began as an employee at Wells, but am now proud to call myself a graduate too. What started as taking a couple of classes for personal enrichment culminated with completing a degree; Wells gave me the opportunity to broaden my horizons.”

“I would contend that my view of Cayuga Lake from second floor Pettibone is among the most beautiful office views anywhere. It’s a daily inspiration to me.”

Michele Vollmer Assistant to Vice President for Advancement; Coordinator of Stewardship mvollmer@wells.edu “It seems like I’ll never finish learning about the history of Wells. It’s astounding how many people have passed through and been touched by our institution and what they’ve gone on to do.”

Janet Mapstone Assistant to Advancement and Communications jmapstone@wells.edu “What’s great about working at Wells is that I get to communicate and interact with some of my closest friends every day. It never gets old.”

Office of Advancement Contact Info

Abigail Marnell Assistant Director of Annual Giving amarnell@wells.edu “It is amazing to come to work at such a beautiful place, and I feel like my efforts can really make an impact at Wells.”

Alumnae & Alumni Relations T 315.364.3221 alumoffice@wells.edu

Advancement 315.364.3275 315.364.3441 advancement@wells.edu T F

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Inspiration through Art

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arly in the 1970’s, a new Professor of Art William Roberts served on the committee that worked with architect Walter Netsch on the design and construction of the Barler Music Hall and the Campbell Arts Building, following the completion of Wells’ Louis Jefferson Long Library. Taken with the architect’s theories and principles on design, Professor Roberts folded them into his other professional interests and produced over the next several years a series of abstract paintings markedly different from his prior work.

Natural Life, 1975, 72x96, acrylic on canvas

“Netsch’s designs, with an emphasis on planes and color and movement, were intriguing to me in terms of not only the architecture but of what I was trying to do with my own artwork,” he said, “taking the blank canvas and trying to make it dynamic by creating the illusion of movement.”

Since retiring from Wells, Roberts and his wife Laurie—also an artist—had a studio built on their Aurora property, where he continues his painting, drawing and photography. “The things I’m doing now are kind of a continuation of the work I’ve been doing ever since the 1970’s. It’s evolved into something that might not look quite like [the two donated artworks]; it has the same sensibilities, but a little more distilled.”

Today, two paintings from this series, titled “Natural Life” and “Voyage,” hang in the Learning Commons of the very library that helped inspire them. Both large acrylic paintings, they present a striking accent to the space, overlooking the communal study area between the circulation and information desks. Roberts, now a professor emeritus of art, made the decision to donate the two paintings last spring after a great deal of consideration. “I knew retirement was impending and I wanted to do something to convey my appreciation for the support that I received at Wells College,” said Roberts.

Wells changed my life for sure, and more, it allowed me to persist and pursue my dream as an artist. I was given free rein in terms of what I taught, and I was supported and encouraged to develop my own work.”

Roberts was honored and the paintings unveiled to the community during a special presentation last May, held in conjunction with the Wells Board of Trustees’ visit.

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To have the trustees and colleagues and faculty and staff present for this—it was like a perfect exclamation mark to the whole thing. I can’t emphasize enough the privilege that I felt teaching at Wells College and the extraordinary students that I had over the years. There are so many students that I felt a close connection to because I felt that they shared the same level of passion and intensity about art and about painting. The quality of the work done by Wells students over the years is just so rewarding for me as a teacher.”

Voyage, 1977, 48x72, acrylic on canvas

And of course, Roberts is still in touch with Wells. His studio flush with the College’s property, he attends exhibits, has lunch with friends and works out at the Schwartz fitness center. “I occasionally see some of my former students, and while I don’t want to intrude, every now and then I peek in to see what they’re working on.” It’s not easy to let go of the close faculty-student connections that help to make Wells so valuable. “I learned so much from the students. It’s not a one-way street, where the teacher comes in and teaches the student. It’s a two-way street, the teacher is learning along with the students. That’s an actuality at least from my experience — what makes it really viable and legitimate is when you have that two-way thing working. It was the opportunity of a lifetime to do what you want to do, do what you believe in, and to teach at a school like Wells.”

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A Celebration of Leadership President Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 to Retire from Presidency

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ells’ president since 1995 and the College’s first alumna to hold the position, President Lisa Marsh Ryerson ’81 has announced that she will retire from the presidency at the end of this academic year.

“Lisa has served the community with extraordinary dedication delivered with sincerity. She has accomplished much on behalf of the College especially as higher education faced the challenges of rising costs, changing student wants and needs and the recent global economic turmoil. She has led the institution with integrity, strength, and grace, and she has positioned the College for an exciting future,” notes Stanley Kott, Chair of the Board of Trustees. The Board will establish a Presidential Transition Committee comprised of representatives of the Wells community; its first duty will be to search for an interim President for the 2013-14 academic year. Reflecting on her career at Wells, President Ryerson says, “Serving Wells, including the past 18 years as President, has been my life’s work and a great joy. Moreover I am incredibly proud of the advances the College has made. Together with my enormously talented and dedicated colleagues on the Board, the faculty and the staff, we have accomplished much. Each generation of students has energized my work, and I am deeply grateful to have had the support of many alumnae and alumni, generous donors, friends and the higher education community. I am confident Wells is poised for a wonderful future, and I will remain connected to my alma mater and the many relationships I have made along the way.” For the full text of the announcement and more information on celebrations in honor of President Ryerson’s extraordinary accomplishments and contributions, please go to www.wells.edu.


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