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Bicentennialâ—Š Emma Willard School Reunion and

May 9-11, 2014

Table of Contents

elcome from Head of School.................................................Page 1 W Welcome from Bicentennial Tri-Chairs...........................................2 Board, AAC, and Committee Members...................................... 4-5 Weekend Celebration Schedule....................................................6-7 Academy Information....................................................................8-10 General Information........................................................................... 12 Bicentennial Tours and Exhibits....................................................... 13 Campus Map.................................................................................. 14-15 Affinity Reunions and Department Open Houses...................... 16 Shuttle Schedule.................................................................................. 17 Alma Mater........................................................................................... 20 Thank Yous..................................................................................... 22-23 Corporate Sponsors........................................................................... 23 My Emma Network......................................................................24-25 Academy Notes............................................................................26-28

As we gather to celebrate 200 years of educating and empowering young women, I find myself both awe-filled and deeply grateful to be head of school at this singular moment. In this historic instance, we look reverently back and eagerly forward, knowing that the energy of legions has carried us thus far, and that many more believers will carry the baton to our next rousing success. We have prepared for this moment...for 200 years. Each of you has been a part of the creation of three-dimensional excellence that is Emma Willard School, and I am thrilled you could be a part of what promises to be a celebration heard around the world. We are ready—polished and brilliant—to embark on our third century. We know who we are; we know what we stand for; we are clear about where we are going. And we have Emma Hart Willard to thank for that clarity. She gifted us with a timeless vision, one that can be re-invented with magnificent passion for every generation of girls that passes through these grey walls. Most assuredly, our reputation is distinctive, and our work is dynamic. Look around and be proud. I hope you see what I see: girls who are embracing their educational experience with vigor and purpose, exceptional faculty and staff who bring passion to work every day, alumnae and parents who partner with us to secure the vision and offer their wisdom for each new challenge we confront, and a place we call home that is surely the most extraordinary campus in the country. Yes, be proud. Together we breathe vibrant life into the founder’s wonderful idea, just as others before us have done and those who follow us will do. This place, this school, this moment is a treasured gift. I believe we all know that and, certainly, that is a part of the energy we feel in this moment. This weekend is for celebration. It is for renewing connections and securing new ones. It is about true community and the dedication it requires to sustain excellence for two centuries. Finally, this weekend is about the future. Let’s link arms and loudly proclaim our conviction that Emma Willard School stands elegantly and authentically on Mount Ida, leading the way for girls’ education around the world. Thank you for joining us and for making this moment real indeed.

Trudy E. Hall Head of School

Welcome to the Bicentennial Celebration! This weekend we come together to make history. The women and their families spread around Mount Ida on this historic weekend represent generations of audacious women who share a common bond. We are bound together by this exceptional place. We are bound together by the confidence the Emma Willard School experience has engendered within us. And we are of course bound together through the friendships many of us have sustained for decades.

Throughout the weekend, you will most certainly reconnect with old friends, but you will also have the opportunity to meet other Emma Girls who share your authentic and bold spirit, dedication to helping others, and love for this school. Take advantage of the bond you already share and get to know the fellow alumnae surrounding you this weekend. Through the Emma Academies, you will explore your passions or perhaps ignite a new one. Dive in, make a new connection, and—like the proverbial Emma Girl—don’t be shy. As we move through the weekend, you will have opportunities to laugh as we dance under the stars for the Bicentennial Revelry and gather to share meals. And, because Emma has always been about both fun and substance, we will also have times for reflection as a community as we meet some of our most beloved faculty and think deeply about what the next 200 years of Emma Willard School might look like at the Signature Convocation. Get ready to think big. Get ready to celebrate. Get ready to proudly and joyfully usher in our Bicentennial! Bicentennial Steering Committee Tri–Chairs,

Jamie Adkins Baxter ’61 Deb Dodds ’79, P’14 Megan Toohey ’00



Board of Trustees Anne N. DePrez ’73, Chair Judith A. Kleiner ’74, Incoming Chair Diane Wynne Mercer ’61, Secretary Glenn Epstein P’10 ’12, Treasurer Phillip Bernstein P’05 ’08 James D. Brassord Agnes Bogdan Chapski ’79 Philip Cifarelli Debora Freedman Clower ‘79 Jane Cohen Freedman ’86 Deborah S. Geraghty ’88 Lisa Grace ’77, P’15, Parent Trustee Wendy S. Graham ’85, Ex Officio Trudy E. Hall, Head of School, Ex Officio Ann Gambling Hoffman ‘70 Farah Jaffer ’93, Ex Officio Elisabeth Allen LeFort ’72 Wendy Pestel Lehmann ’64 Erica H. Ling ’75 Ian MacCallum Sarah J. McCarthey ’73 Michael McKenna Kathrin Phelan Midgley ’92 Denise Mormino Katherine Roome P’14, Parent Trustee Tobi Saulnier P’07 Debra Spiro-Allen, Faculty Trustee Kathleen A. Van De Loo P’14, Parent Trustee Pinki Srivastava Verma ’79, P’11 ’13

Honorary Trustees

Jamie Adkins Baxter ’61 Linda Remington Dietel ’48, P’76 ’81, GP’16 Thomas S. Halsey Douglas E. Hart P’01 Harold B. Higgins P’69 Joyce Wyman Hyde ’42, P’72, GP’05 John Klingenstein P’85 Sally Klingenstein Martell ’85 James E. Morley Jr. P’87 Kendra Stearns O’Donnell ’60, P’88 Linda Glazer Toohey ’66, P’00 ’03 Michal Colby Wadsworth ’65 Alice Dodge Wallace ’38, P’70 Victoria Thompson Winterer ’61

Alumnae Association Council Jane Cohen Freedman ’86, President Susan Koerner Pearson ’83, Vice President Samantha Jones ’92, Secretary Jamila Best ’06 Jaclyn Canning-Murphy ‘64 Judith Kittle Carle ’89 Karen Busch Cox ’76, P’07 Olivia Post Fiske ’61 Rachel Goodstein ’70 Beverly Burke Gunther ‘60 Caitlin Jones ’04 Erin Silverman Kim ’00 Heidi Knoblauch ‘04 Noel Nowicki Knowles ’88 Rebekah Strock Layton ’01 Suzanne Longley ’94 Sandra Mardigian ’71 Kelly McDonald ‘05 Virginia Hinrichs McMichael ’74 Sophia Michelen ‘05 Marisa Moriarty ‘91 Elizabeth Leib Pollack ’76 Evelyn Reading ’50 Laura Rodormer ’86 Nancy Hoagland Steidl ’54 Karen Gordon Styslinger ’75 Abigail Sussman ’05 Heather-Leigh Wells ’88

Heads of School Mary Alice Knox

John and Sarah Willard Emily Wilcox

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Bicentennial Committees Steering Committee

Jamie Adkins Baxter ‘61, Tri-Chair Deb Dodds ‘79, P’14, Tri-Chair Megan Toohey ‘00, Tri-Chair Wendy Pestel Lehmann ‘64, Trustee Liaison Mark Van Wormer, Faculty Liaison Jodi Kittle Carle ‘89 Robyn Cummings Coles ‘79 Trudy Hanmer P’05 Polly Ormsby Longsworth ‘51 Marion Roach Smith P’14 Rex Smith P’14 Lindsay Gedge Strand ‘73

Celebration Committee

Jamie Adkins Baxter ‘61 Jodi Kittle Carle ‘89 Robyn Cummings Coles ‘79 Deb Dodds ‘79, P’14 Susan Koerner Pearson ’83 Josie Rea-Tomlinson ‘14 Nicole Stamas ‘14 Megan Toohey ‘00 Mark Van Wormer

Commemoratives Committee

Deb Dodds ‘79, P’14 Janet McKean ‘76 Bob Nielsen Meg McNamara Novak ‘90 (1971-2014)

Communications Committee Marion Roach-Smith P’14 Rex Smith P’14 Lindsay Gedge Strand ’73

Frances O’Connor Philip Deely Eliza Kellas

William Dietel Robert Parker Robin Robertson Anne Wellington Trudy Hanmer Dennis Collins Clemewell Lay Trudy Hall



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Bicentennial Celebration Weekend Schedule May 9-11, 2014 Friday, May 9 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Welcome Center Open for Check-in Bicentennial Tent 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Emma Academy I

11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch and Networking Eliza Kellas Dining Hall and Kellas Foyer 12:00-1:30 p.m.

Emma Academy II

2:00-3:30 p.m.

Emma Academy III

4:00-5:00 p.m. Alumnae Association Council Connections Event Student Tent 5:00-8:00 p.m. Satellite Welcome Center and Check-in The Desmond Hotel 6:30-7:30 p.m. Reunion Class Reception (4s and 9s) The Desmond Hotel 7:00-9:00 p.m. Welcome Home Buffet Dinner for Non-Reunion Guests The Desmond Hotel 7:30-9:30 p.m. Reunion Class Dinners (4s and 9s) The Desmond Hotel

Information and schedules for Bicentennial Tours and Exhibits can be found on page 13. Academy speakers and locations can be found on pages 8-10.


Saturday, May 10 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Welcome Center and Check-in Bicentennial Tent 8:30-10:00 a.m. Emma Academy IV 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. Signature Convocation Bicentennial Tent 12:30-2:00 p.m. Lunch Eliza Kellas Dining Hall, Kellas Foyer, and Mott Gymnasium 12:30-2:00 p.m. Affinity Reunions and Department Open Houses 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Emma Academy V

3:30-4:30 p.m. Bicentennial Choir Rehearsal Alumnae Chapel 6:30-11:30 p.m. Bicentennial Revelry Great Teachers Reception, Strolling Supper, Dancing, and Fireworks Bicentennial Tent and Student Tent

Sunday, May 11 8:00-10:30 a.m. Welcome Center and Check-in Bicentennial Tent 9:00-10:00 a.m. Bicentennial Choir Rehearsal Bicentennial Tent 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Semper Fidelis Gathering Bicentennial Tent 12:00-1:30 p.m. Farewell Lunch Eliza Kellas Dining Hall and Kellas Foyer


Academy Information ACADEMY I Friday, 10:00 a.m. Athletics Lyon-Remington Liz Parry, moderator Hannah Christiansen ’10 Amy VanTassel ’94 Francesca Gundrum ’13 Writers Student Center Meg McClellan, moderator Polly Ormsby Longsworth ‘51  Leah Friedman ‘02 Science Kiggins Linda Maier, moderator Yen Duong ‘97 Athena Nagi Mays ‘87 Pratima G.N. Rao ‘89 Media and Entertainment Kellas Commons Lindsay Slaughter, moderator Natasha Kermani ‘06 Mary Leigh Roohan ‘09

Emma Pioneers Sage Study Ann Gambling Hoffman ’70, moderator Jamie Adkins Baxter ‘61 Elizabeth “Lisa” Radcliffe ‘82 School History Alumnae Chapel Trudy Hanmer P’05, associate head emerita Career Exploration Maguire Auditorium Beth Leib Pollack ‘76 Personal Finance 101 Wadsworth Arlene Mainster Holtzman ‘81 Jill Mainster Menuck Organization and Leadership 101 Library Wendy Graham ‘85 Digital Photography Weaver 101 Mark Van Wormer, arts instructor

ACADEMY II Friday, 12:00 p.m. Marketing Student Center Lindsay Gedge Strand ‘73, moderator Barbara Hathaway Vass ‘76 Samantha Jones ’92 Law 2e-café Jane Cohen Freedman ‘86 Poppy Bingham Quattlebaum ‘54 Erin Hayner ‘94 Health, Wellness, and Medicine Kiggins Diane Wynne Mercer ‘61, moderator Jennifer Kealy ‘81 Mary Lake Polan ‘61 Career Exploration Maguire Auditorium Beth Leib Pollack ‘76 Negotiation Skills Kellas Commons C.K. “Tina” Gunsalus ‘74


Philanthropy Sage Study Deborah S. Geraghty ‘88, moderator Megan Toohey ‘00 Linda Glazer Toohey ‘66, P’00 ‘03 Elizabeth Toohey ‘03 Ecological Literacy 101 Weaver 101 Claudia G. Thompson ‘71 Poetry Workshop Lyon-Remington Kathleen M. McNamara, English instructor College Admissions Wadsworth Kent Jones P’04, director of college counseling Research at Emma Alumnae Chapel Katie Archambault, director of research Nancy Iannucci, archivist

ACADEMY III Friday, 2:00 p.m. Authors Student Center Nancy Linkroum Pennell ‘61, moderator Lucia Ewing Greenhouse ‘80 Terri L. Weiss ‘74 Elizabeth Cody Kimmel ‘82 Media and Entertainment Kellas Commons Judith A. Kleiner ‘74, moderator Agnes Bogdan Chapski ‘79 Teki Cruickshank ‘88 Lisa Bloch ‘89 Entrepreneurs Sage Study Barbara Jones Higbee ‘64, moderator Deborah S. Geraghty ‘88 Megan Maguire de Roulet ‘73 Kelly McDonald ‘05 Social Media Networking 101 Weaver 101 Valerie Gonyea ‘82 Amy Cole ‘83 Advanced Personal Finance Slocum 221 Arlene Mainster Holtzman ‘81 Jill Mainster Menuck Difficult Situations and People Kiggins C.K. “Tina” Gunsalus ‘74

Food Locavores Alumnae Chapel Rachelle Faroul ‘03 Youth-Driven Philanthropy Lyon-Remington Anna Beardsley Blue ‘96 Rachel Cohen Gerrol ‘96 Career Development 101 Slocum 222 Megan Toohey ‘00, moderator Fae Jencks ‘06 Jamila Best ‘06 Freshman Program at Emma Slocum 223 Kristina Blundon, resident faculty Stacey Dodd, resident faculty Rob Buckley P’09, science instructor Emma’s Signature Project Wadsworth Jon Calos, Signature director Emma’s Advising Program Sage Browsing De Shan Lett, director of cognitive skills Sabra Sanwal P’14, French instructor Fair Trade at Emma Maguire 101 Mark Van Wormer, arts instructor Research at Emma Slocum 225 Katie Archambault, director of research Nancy Iannucci, archivist

ACADEMY IV Saturday, 8:00 a.m. Single Moms by Choice Sage Browsing Marquis Taylor Pattinson ‘64, moderator Laura Rodormer ‘86 Jen Zalucky ‘85 Public Policy Sage Study Anne N. DePrez ‘73, moderator Antonia “Tona” Stolper ‘75 Meredith Manning ‘80 Passion to Profession Kellas Commons Kelsey MacMillan Banfield ‘95 Women, Hearth, and Food Student Center Lucy Mize ‘75 Arts Kiggins Lindsay Slaughter, moderator Jessica Todd Harper ‘93 Faith Puffer Welsh ‘64 School History Alumnae Chapel Trudy Hanmer P’05, associate head emerita Re-entering the Job Market Wadsworth Susan Dewitt Cramer ‘89 Problem-based Learning at Emma Slocum 222 Angie Richard, mathematics instructor Raimie Utterback, mathematics instructor

Girls Write Here Slocum 221 Frances O’Connor, English instructor Correlated Humanities at Emma Slocum 223 Jonathan Mossop, English instructor Intro to Engineering at Emma Weaver 101 Meredith Legg, curriculum innovation Emma Admissions Dietel Library Jamie Hicks-Furgang, director of enrollment Laura Burgess ’02, associate director of admissions Wendy A. Pattison P’14, international admissions Audrey Wallace, assistant director of admissions Residential Life at Emma Kellas Little Dining Room Judy Bridges P’05, assistant head for community life Jenn Ulicnik, resident faculty Wellness at Emma Health Center Shelley Maher, director of wellness and athletics Liz Parry, health and wellness instructor Mary Moore P’13, director of counseling Judy Dignum P’15, lead nurse Emma’s Signature Project Slocum 310 Jon Calos, Signature director Classroom Innovation Slocum 225 Diane McCorkle, Latin instructor and scheduler 9

ACADEMY V Saturday, 2:00 p.m. Writers Slocum 316 Marion Roach-Smith P’14, moderator Joshunda Sanders ‘96 Keven Ryan Bellows ‘55 Page Starzinger ‘76 Politics Student Center Antonia Stolper ‘75, moderator Vivian Brady-Phillips ‘85 Lilliana Anthony-Brown Mason ‘96 Fae Jencks ‘06 Owning Your Own Business Lyon-Remington Lindsay Gedge Strand ‘73, moderator Emma Marvin ‘98 Sarah Bucknell Treco ‘73 Sandy Mardigian ‘71 Jane Cohen Freedman ‘86 Health, Wellness, and Medicine Sage Study   Nancy Squire Burgess ’68, P’02, moderator Lisa Ganjhu ‘84 Kishwer Sultanan Nehal ‘86 Finance Kellas Little Dining Room Erin Silverman Kim ‘00, moderator Judith A. Kleiner ‘74 Jennifer Schmelter Rivera ‘85 Candice Corvetti ‘02 Environment Alumnae Chapel Linda Maier, moderator Claudia G. Thompson ‘71 Carol Russell Collier ‘69 Shawn Sager ‘74 Emma Pioneers Slocum 222 Valerie Phillips Parsegian ‘61, moderator Hollister “Holly” Turner ‘73 Martha Stauffer ‘52 Elizabeth Foretek ’03


Education 2e-café Caitlin Jones ‘04, moderator Kendra Stearns O’Donnell ‘60, P’88 Rebecca Jones ‘88 Jamila Best ‘06 School History Dietel Library Trudy Hanmer P’05, associate head emerita Wine Kellas Commons Sarah Sutel Looper ‘90 Using Social Media to Find a Job Wadsworth Valerie Gonyea ‘82 Amy Cole ‘83 Human Rights Maguire Auditorium Lina Srivastava ‘87 Advanced Organization and Leadership Slocum 221 Wendy Graham ‘85 Digital Photography Weaver 101 Mark Van Wormer, arts instructor Global Initiatives at Emma Slocum 223 Andy Gyves, director of global initiatives Memoir Slocum 307 Meg McClellan, English department chair Girls and Making Weaver 105 Meredith Legg, curriculum innovation Campus Spaces Slocum 225 Pete McCorkle, chief administrative officer Cognitive Skills at Emma Weaver 107 De Shan Lett, director of cognitive skills Emma’s Signature Project Slocum 310 Jon Calos, Signature director

Information Important Notes This weekend is unlike any Reunion before it. One of the biggest differences is that all generations of Emma Girls, including our current students, are coming together in one place. To keep our youngest and underage Emma Girls safe:

· Alcohol is only allowed inside the Bicentennial Tent. · We are proud to say that Emma is a 100-percent smoke-free campus. Smoking is not allowed on

campus, including the parking lots or tents. · We know you miss your old room, but the dorms are our current girls’ homes and they will be living there throughout the weekend. To protect the safety and privacy of the students, the dorms will be locked throughout the celebration. Bicentennial Boutique Hours Friday 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Saturday 8:00–10:00 a.m. and 12:30–4:00 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Health Center Hours Friday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Saturday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. To-Go Lunches Friday 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Eliza Kellas Dining Hall & Kellas Foyer Saturday 12:30–2:00 p.m. Eliza Kellas Dining Hall, Kellas Foyer, & Mott Gymnasium Sunday 12:00–1:30 p.m. Eliza Kellas Dining Hall & Kellas Foyer Childcare For those who have registered for childcare, the services are offered on the lower level of Wellington-Lay on Saturday from 9:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.–midnight. Please drop off your child along with a sleeping bag and pillow or other personal comfort items. Emma Alumnae App On the alumnae app you can map alumnae in your area; search the secure alumnae directory by name, class year, college, company, or position; integrate with LinkedIn; view the alumnae events calendar; keep up with Emma news on Facebook and Twitter, and more! For more information and to download the app visit


Bicentennial Tours and Exhibits Campus Tours Admissions, Sage Step off with student guides for these one-hour tours. Friday Saturday Sunday

8:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m.

Bicentennial Hallway Slocum Stroll through school history in this informative display of artifacts from the Emma Willard Archives, including recent proclamations celebrating our Bicentennial. Emmaginings Sage Foyer Relive highlights from the Bicentennial Launch (February 2013), Mini Maker Faire (October 2013), Great Education Debate (January 2014), and EmmaTalks (February 2014). Revels Costume Collection Sage Basement Master Costumer Chris Carroll offers a very special tour of the Revels Costume Collection. Chris has lovingly stewarded this collection for 38 years, refreshing, repairing, and redesigning pieces for this most beloved of Emma Willard traditions. Each piece has a story to tell. Meet Chris in the Revels Costume Room (former school store space), Sage Basement (down the corridor from Health & Wellness Center). Friday Saturday

3:00–4:00 p.m. 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Archives Tour Dietel Library, Lower Level Discover Emma Willard’s unique collections—sought-after resources for students and historians alike. Archivist and History Instructor Nancy Iannucci gives you an insider’s look. Sunday

9:00–10:00 a.m.

Hidden Spaces Archway Be ready to climb, squat, and limbo your way around as we explore Emma Willard from tunnels to turrets. Friday Sunday

3:00–4:00 p.m. 9:00–10:00 a.m.

Athletics Mott Gymnasium Enjoy displays of some oldies but goodies from Emma Willard sports history. Go, Jesters! Senior Art Show Dietel Library, Gallery View culminating work by members of the Bicentennial Class. 13

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Campus Guide Restroom Entrance Beverage Station Campus Tours Begin Here Schedule on page 13

Handicap Accessible Shuttle Pick Up/Drop Off Schedule on page 17

1.  Slocum Hall Lyon-Remington 2. Kiggins Auditorium 3. Weaver Hall 4. Hunter Science Center 5. Maguire Art Wing 6. Dietel Library & Gallery 7. Snell Music Wing Maguire Auditorium 8. Alumnae Chapel 9. Kellas Hall Wadsworth, Dining, Kellas Commons, Bicentennial Boutique 10. Hyphen Hall Health & Wellness Center, 2e-cafÊ, Archway 11. Sage Hall Sage Study, Sage Browsing, Student Center, Admissions 12. The Bridges 13. The Laundry 14. Mott Gymnasium 15. Helen S. Cheel Aquatics Center 16. Welcome Center and Check-in 17. Student Tent 18. Cluett House 19. Wellington-Lay 20. Lower Playing Field 21. Robison Track

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Affinity Reunion and Department Open Houses We welcome all participants to pick up boxed lunches at the conclusion of Saturday’s Signature Convocation and wander through the open house spaces. Join classmates and current Emma Girls and reconnect with faculty and those organizations that engaged you while you were a student. Saturday, May 10

12:30-2:00 p.m.

12 Tones/Junior Singing Group (JSG) Dietel Library, Gallery Agonies Mott Gymnasium Arts Department Dietel Library, Gallery Athletic Teams Mott Gymnasium Athletics Mott Gymnasium Black and Hispanic Awareness (BHA) Mott Gymnasium Campus Players Dietel Library, Gallery Choir, Inner Choir, Semiquavers Dietel Library, Gallery Community Life Mott Gymnasium Curriculum Innovation Dietel Library Dance Company Dietel Library, Gallery Emma Geniuses Hunter/Weaver Emma Green Hunter English Department Dietel Library Fair Trade Mott Gymnasium Foreign American Student Organization (FASO) Mott Gymnasium Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools (FOCUS) Mott Gymnasium Health & Wellness Mott Gymnasium History & Social Science Kellas Commons Languages Department Kellas Foyer Math Tutors Hunter/Weaver Mathematics Department Hunter/Weaver Mock Trial Kellas Commons Model UN Kellas Commons Outing Club Mott Gymnasium Peer Educators Mott Gymnasium Phila Mott Gymnasium Pride Alliance (GSA) Mott Gymnasium Proctors Mott Gymnasium Quiz Team Kellas Commons Science Hunter/Weaver Science Olympiad, Science Club, Internships Hunter/Weaver Slavery No More Kellas Commons STEM Internships Hunter/Weaver STEM@Emma Hunter/Weaver Student Government Mott Gymnasium Student Publications (Clock, Triangle, Gargoyle) Dietel Library


Shuttle Schedule The Desmond, Albany Marriott, and Troy Hilton will each have a designated shuttle. The ride will be approximately 30 minutes.

Friday, May 9 Pick up at Emma Pick up at Hotel 5:15 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 10 Pick up at Hotel 7:15 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 6:15 p.m.

Sunday, May 11 Pick up at Hotel 8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m.

Pick up at Emma 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:45 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. 11:45 p.m.

Pick up at Emma 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.


Alma Mater Reared on the heights of Ida, Against the wide-arched sky, The sunbeams fall athwart thee, The moonbeams gently lie. Across thy open hilltop, The winds blow bold and free; O ye grey walls, protecting, We raise our song to thee! Come let us sing together, A song of grateful praise; In honor of our founder The joyous strains upraise. ’Twas she beheld the vision And wrought with steadfast will; ’Tis we with joyous labor That vision must fulfill! “Semper fidelis” singing To Emma Willard dear, Above the grey walls ringing Our song floats sweet and clear. O touch each fleeting moment With friendship’s alchemy. The days that lie before us, Our memories soon shall be!

Verse by Caroline Carter Davis, Class of 1904 Music by Mendelssohn


Own a piece of history. The Bicentennial Boutique includes everything from specially commissioned works of art to custom jewelry, wine glasses, and silk scarves— all in honor of our Bicentennial.

These unique items will only be available for this historic event. To purchase your piece of Emma history, visit the Bicentennial Boutique in the lower level of Kellas Hall.

Thank Yous

A bicentennial is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for reverence and celebration. Due to the passion, zest, and hard work of so many, a year and a half worth of festivities and “Emmaginings” culminate in this special moment. Emma Willard School would like to thank every individual who has participated in the Bicentennial, with special thanks to:

Emma Willard Community Maker Faire:

The Arts Center of the Capital Region Tech Valley Center of Gravity Make Magazine All Over Albany The Maker Faire Advisory Board: Andrew Carle Jodi Kittle Carle ‘89 Laban Coblentz P’13 Chris Dehnert P’15 Tobi Saulnier P’07 Pinki Srivastava Verma ’79, P’11 ‘13


Shirley Ann Jackson Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute EmmaTalks Speakers: Shabana Basij-Rasikh Eden Full Tabi Haller-Jorden ’75 Meg Lowman Courtney Martin Shamim Okolloh The Emma Talks Advisory Board: Anisa Kamadoli Costa ’93 Ann Gambling Hoffman ’70 Judith Kleiner ’74 Elisabeth Allen LeFort ’72 Susan Poisson-Dollar P’10 ’12 Elizabeth Colton ’66, P’05 International Museum of Women EMPAC Staff Catherine King



Downtown Troy Business Improvement District The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Book Tour and Bicentennial Regional Events: Jamie Adkins Baxter ’61 Ann Morley Carmel ’74 Trudy Hanmer P’05 Anno Bent Murphy ’69 Anna Quick Palmer ’88 Katharine Bell Ryan ’64 Antonia Stolper ’75

The Great Education Debate: Alison Almasian P’16 Katie Abrahamson-Henderson Olivia Balton Fran Bisselle Leon Botstein Heather Briccetti Kristen Brown Lawrence Charap Carolyn Curtis Peter DeWitt Jody Douglass Peter Ellard P’16 Karen Gross Trudy Hanmer P’05 Jim Knowlton Mark Lauria Sally Mixsell Michael Mugits Megan Murphy Lynn Pasquerella Tobi Saulnier P’07 Catherine Snyder Sabine Stain ’16 Emily Van De Loo ’14 Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard Taylor West Paul Zachos Mubuso Zamchiya

Bicentennial Logo: Sarah Kinkade ’88


Bicentennial Hallway: Nancy Iannucci Lindsay Slaughter

Videography and Photography: Lisa Grace ’77, P’15 Mark Van Wormer

Jewelry Design:

Meg McNamara Novak ’90 (1971-2014) Darrien Segal ’90

Bicentennial Artwork: Lindsay Slaughter

Bicentennial Celebration Weekend:

Academy speakers and moderators Alumnae Association Council RPI Ambulance

Corporate Gifts:

Carol Rifenburg Miller ’82, P’11 and Richard J. Miller Jr. P’11 Rifenburg Construction, Inc. Tobi Saulnier P’07 1st Playable Productions Sodexo Usherwood


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Honoring its founder’s vision, Emma Willard School proudly fosters in each young woman a love of learning, the habits of an intellectual life, and the character, moral strength, and qualities of leadership to serve and shape her world.


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