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Reunions 2011: April 28 – May 1



Destination Madeira: Reunions 2011


ake plans to join classmates and friends for Reunions 2011: April 28 – May 1 to celebrate the place that is etched in your heart.

All alumnae are invited to be a part of this special weekend to reminisce, reconnect and rediscover Madeira. Alumnae Lives & Legacies: The weekend includes opportunities to hear from sister alumnae. Madeira women from each decade will share stories of what Madeira was like during their time here and the twists and turns, adventures and discoveries since they graduated. Class Visits & Campus Tours: Although there have been many changes to Madeira’s campus, the beauty in and out of the classrooms remains the same. Alumnae are invited to join classes with current Madeira students and see campus with a student tour guide. Faculty Presentation: Step back into the classroom and experience what learning is like today at Madeira with two of Madeira’s faculty.

Friday Cocktails and Dinner: Join us for the annual cocktail party followed by dinner on campus. Feel free to dress up! Meet Pilar Cabeza de Vaca! There will be a number of opportunities throughout the weekend to meet our new Head of School, Pilar Cabeza de Vaca. Griffith Cottages Ribbon Cutting: Join us Saturday afternoon for the official ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the Griffith Cottages and to thank all of those who contributed to the Cottages for Community Campaign! The Royal Wedding: On Friday morning join us in the Hospitality Suite for a taste of Britain. We will be serving tea and scones in honor of the Royal couple.

What Miss Madeira told her graduates in 1939 about Greenway’s beauty is still true today:

“It will come back to you very vividly, very often when you are in a vacant or pensive mood. Other memories will come, too, of friends, of classmates, of teachers… But no memory will be more vivid than the charm of Madeira.” Strong in Her Girls: The Madeira School Centennial History 1906–2006

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Committee Members 1931, 1936, 1941, 1946, 1951 Planning done by the Alumnae Office. If you wish to serve on your class’s committee, please let us know! 1956

Anne Archbold Collins Valerie Williams 1961

Monnie Bell Mary Paul Collins Meg Hemingway Eleanor Rubottom Odden Julie Schieffelin Pat Shea Ward 1966

Sarah Pettit Daignault Wendy Berol Gifford Tracy G. Savage Anne Leavitt Sexton Julie Sprague Christina Weppner 1971

Diana du Pont Heidi Hill Katie Lord Joan Morgan Ann Rasenberger


Dorsey Eshelman Elliott Carrie Ford Orser Jane Krumrine Lawson-Bell Laurinda Lowenstein Douglas Carol Morrison Shiels Liza Niemann Chase Rodgers Harrigan Kitty Weyl Dove Wendy Woodworth Robbins 1981

Kelly Callaway Bohart Elizabeth Coley Fralin Anne Murray Gambal Deborah Miller Greene Page Hopkins Joanie Tanous Bronwyn Kenneweg Thornton 1986

Heather McMillen Blevins Mary Alice Boehm Natasha Boissier Mia Laveran Buhl Carrie Rocco Dennis Eliza Wilson Ingle Alex Kuczynski Avery Miller

Michelle Malek Olson Victoria Reese Colman Rackley Riddell Sheila Sampath Cameron Proffitt Taylor Narges Zamani 1991

Alice Ayres Sarah Chellgren Cornwell Priscilla Lawson 1996

Pheobe duPont Harris Eleanor Johnson Estes Natasha Linn 2001

Sarah Amsbary Sarah Gorrell Kody Hill-Davis Kathleen McDermott Louisa Swain 2006

Noelle Andreano Mary Cadwallender Kristina Neighbour Carolina Richards

Schedule of Events Thursday, April 28 6:00–6:30 p.m. Alumnae Legacy Cocktails Chapel/Auditorium Terrace 6:30–7:30 p.m. Chapel/Auditorium Foyer

Legacy Dinner*

Mother and Daughters, Jane Casey Hughes ’55, Alexandra Kuczynski ’86, Carolina Kuczynski Reid ’81 *Madeira leg’·a·cy n., pl. -cies — an alumna with a family connection, either past or present, to The Madeira School

Friday, April 29

A hospitality area will be available in the Student Center Lounge

8:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m. Hospitality Area

Reunions Registration

9:00–9:45 a.m. Main

Class Visits or Student Led Campus Tours

9:50–10:35 a.m. Main

Class Visits or Student Led Campus Tours

10:55–11:55 a.m. Chapel/Auditorium

Reunion Keynote Speaker

12:00–1:30 p.m. Main Terrace

Luncheon with Head of School

1:35–2:20 p.m. Main

Class Visits or Student Led Campus Tours

Milbry C. Polk ’71

Pilar Cabeza de Vaca

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1:45–3:00 p.m. Student Center

2:00–3:00 p.m. Lecture Hall, Schoolhouse II

3:45–4:45 p.m. Lecture Hall

Hidden Greenway by Bus I

Explore the far corners of Greenway. Visit spots you remember well and see new additions to campus including Griffith Cottages. Led by Meredyth Cole, Assistant Head of School. Faculty and Student Presentation

Led by Martin Ferrell, History Teacher and Kate McGroarty, French Teacher “Madeira Women Have Something to Say”

Alumnae Panel Moderated by Sarah Pettit Daignault ’66

4:45–5:45 p.m. Student Center

Hidden Greenway by Bus II

6:00–7:00 p.m. Main Terrace

Cocktail Reception for all Reunion Classes

7:00 p.m.

Welcome and Remarks

Main Terrace

Head of School Pilar Cabeza de Vaca

7:30–9:30 p.m. The Land

Class of 1961: Leading Ladies’ Celebration Dinner

7:30–9:30 p.m. Meyer House

Class of 1986: 25th Reunion Class Celebration Dinner

7:30–9:30 p.m. Chapel/Auditorium

Dinner for all Reunion Classes

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Saturday, April 30

A hospitality area will be available in the Student Center Lounge.

8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Student Center

Reunions Registration

8:00–10:15 a.m. Dining Hall


9:00–9:45 a.m. The Hurd

Morning Pilates

Alexandra Buss ’99, Director of the Pilates Center at The Madeira School

9:00–9:45 a.m. Student Center

Hike to Black Pond

9:00–10:00 a.m. The Stables

Riding Clinic

9:30–10:00 a.m. Main Living Room

Alumnae/Student Choir Rehearsal

10:00–11:00 a.m. Main Living Room

Alumnae Memorial Service

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Lecture Hall

Led by Heidi Santner Freeman ’89, Science Teacher

Dianna Rankin, Director of Riding

All are welcome to join and rehearse with Madeira’s singing group, Sweet Ti

Reverend Marion N. Silbert ’72 Edith Wharton and the Villas of Rome

CeCe T. Haydock ’71

12:00–2:00 p.m. The Oval

2:00–3:00 p.m. Lecture Hall

3:00–4:00 p.m. Lecture Hall

Red, White, and Bluegrass

Picnic Lunch with the Virginia Ramblers Featuring a Photo Booth


State of the School

Head of School Pilar Cabeza de Vaca Board President Jane Krumrine Lawson-Bell ’76 A Day in the Life of a Madeira Girl: Student Panel

Moderated by M.A. Mahoney, Dean of Academic Affairs 3:00–5:00 p.m. Main Living Room

Alumnae Tea Hosted by the Black Student Union

3:00–4:30 p.m.

Zip Wire and Giant Swing

4:00–5:00 p.m. Griffith Cottages

Griffith Cottages Ribbon Cutting

5:00–7:30 p.m. The Land

“Dinner by the Bite” Reception for All Reunion Classes

Sunday, May 1 8:00 –10:00 a.m. The Stables

Trail Ride

10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Hospitality Suite

Champagne Brunch and Weekend Slide Show

Lauren Blondell, Horse Care Specialist Bridget Hutchens, Riding Instructor

Reunion Speakers Milbry C. Polk ’71 Milbry C. Polk ’71 is the Co-Founder and Director emeritus of Wings WorldQuest, a nonprofit organization that supports the work of women explorers. Her own explorations have been in the Middle East and Asia (North Africa, Arabia, Yemen, Iran, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Laos, and Burma) and recently in the Arctic and Tibet. A Fellow of the Explorers Club, a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Milbry is creating educational programs to engage young people in science and exploration. She is the author of numerous books, a widely exhibited photographer, and a lecturer. Her profile on CBS Sunday Morning, “They Also Dared,” won a Gracie Award. Her other awards include Leader of the 21st Century from Women’s eNews, the Women’s Environmental Leadership Award from Unity College and in March 2011, Milbry will be awarded the Anne Morrow Lindbergh Award from the Lindbergh Foundation. In addition to these awards, she serves on a variety of museum, theater, news and arts organization boards. Milbry’s next venture involves a major conference on Affordable World Security. After graduating from Madeira, Milbry received a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Harvard University.

Milbry will be the Reunion Keynote Speaker on Friday, April 29 at 10:55 a.m. in the Chapel/Auditorium.

CeCe Turner Haydock ’71 CeCe Turner Haydock ’71 speaks frequently on historic gardens at colleges, arboreta, and garden clubs. A graduate of Princeton University, CeCe also has a master’s degree in landscape architecture from SUNY School of Environmental Science and Forestry. She has practiced residential landscape architecture for the past 25 years and specializes in sustainable building as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professional. She is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and the American Society of Landscape Architects. Last fall she visited 25 gardens in France and is working on a lecture on Parisian gardens. In 2007 while a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Rome, CeCe researched and photographed the Roman villas visited by Edith Wharton. Wharton’s prolific career as a fiction writer is well-known but her unusual ability both to observe and to write puts her at the forefront of Italian garden critics as well; her book Italian Villas and their Gardens remains today a scholarly resource on the subject. CeCe will analyze eight Roman villas described by Wharton in her influential book and discuss the influence of the villas on Wharton's own houses and her novels.

CeCe will speak on Saturday, April 30 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lecture Hall.

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Awards The Louise Wheelock Willson ’48 Outstanding Volunteer Award This year’s award recipient is Terry Huffington ’72. This award, established in June 1998, by sisters Jo Monell ’83 and Kathleen Kavanagh (former Director of Development and Campus Resident), recognizes a volunteer whose record of service to Madeira has made an outstanding contribution to the School. The award recognizes and honors the spirit and accomplishments of Louise Wheelock Willson ’48. A volunteer from her days as secretary for her class during her senior year, Louise went on to serve as class agent, class secretary, gift club chair, reunion committee chair, and in the process became a catalyst for communication among her classmates. Her enthusiasm and love of her school and her classmates were shown in every task she undertook; no job was too big or too small for her to tackle and do well. It is a pleasure to honor Louise’s memory and future volunteers who, like her, help keep Madeira strong.

The Alumnae Recognition Award This year’s award recipient is Milbry C. Polk ’71. The Alumnae Recognition Program was developed in 1991 to note the achievements of special alumnae: to make them known as real women and role models for the student body and other graduates. Miss Madeira was determined never to have academic awards in her school, and wrote that “the principle of recognition is a correct thing, but not the principle of reward.” The Madeira School recognizes Milbry Polk’s achievements in the field of exploration and her efforts to support women in exploration. This year’s awards will be presented Saturday, April 30th at the Picnic Lunch: Red, White and Bluegrass.


We, the class of 2011, have given with gratitude & excitement for the four years of education we received at Madeira. Won’t you join us?

Please celebrate your reunion by making a special gift to The Madeira Fund.

Challenge Cups to be awarded during Reunion Weekend The Festina Lente Cup Awarded to the reunion class that reaches the highest percentage of participation in The Madeira Fund.

The Madeira Cup Awarded to the reunion class that meets its fundraising goal for The Madeira Fund. Awards will be calculated based on gifts/pledges received by April 22, 2011. In addition, winning classes will enjoy champagne throughout the weekend.

Transportation Information Shuttle Service Madeira will provide shuttle service from the Staybridge Suites McLean to campus throughout each day. A complete schedule of pick-up and drop-off times will be available at the hotel and the Reunion Registration desk. Madeira will also provide golf cart and shuttle service to and from events on campus. Private Executive Services Contact James Jones at 703.975.7920 or for private car service.

Travel Information Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) National is approximately thirty minutes from Madeira and is Metro accessible. The nearest Metro stop to Madeira is West Falls Church on the Orange Line. ( Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) Dulles is approximately thirty minutes from Madeira. ( Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) BWI is approximately one hour from Madeira. ( Union Station Amtrak trains terminating at Union Station are Metro accessible. The nearest Metro stop to Madeira is West Falls Church on the Orange Line. (

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Arrival When you arrive on campus, check in at the Student Center to receive your nametag, weekend program, and other important information that you will need for programs and events. Please Note: for security purposes, please wear your nametag at all times.

Attire The dress for Reunions 2011 is both comfortable and casual. Friday night’s attire is cocktail while Saturday night’s attire is casual. Don’t forget to pack your Red and White and, as always, come prepared to do a good bit of walking around campus. The weather in Virginia in April can be unpredictable. We suggest you bring a light sweater and an umbrella, just in case!

Alumnae Office We look forward to receiving your registration by Monday, March 28 and seeing you on campus April 28 — May 1. Please do not hesitate to contact the Alumnae Office with any questions. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Madeira School, Alumnae and Development Office 8328 Georgetown Pike McLean, Virginia 22102 703.556.8221 800.893.2419 703.893.1532 (fax) Holland Williams ’83 Director of Alumnae Relations 703.556.8223 or Rebecca Sparks Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations

703.556.8232 or

Facebook page: Madeira Alumnae

Hotel Information The Madeira School has established a special rate at the Staybridge Suites McLean-Tysons Corner, VA for the weekend. The dates of the block are April 28, 2011 to May 1, 2011 Staybridge Suites McLean-Tysons Corner 6845 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA 22101 1.800.238.8000

Rooms and Rates: Studio suites: $99 per night, plus 9% tax One-bedroom suites: $109 per night, plus 9% tax Block code: J93 Block name: Madeira School Cut-off date: Thursday, April 7, 2011 You can use the block code (J93) to make reservations on-line at or you can call the reservation line at 1.800.238.8000 and ask for ‘group block’ and use our block name (Madeira School).

Other Tysons Corner hotels, at which Madeira does not hold room blocks, are listed below. Please note that there is on-going construction in the area surrounding these hotels. Hilton McLean at Tysons Corner 7920 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Virginia 22102 703.847.5000 Sheraton Premiere 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, Virginia 22182 703.448.1234 Residence Inn by Marriott 8616 Westwood Center Drive, Vienna, Virginia 22182 703.893.0120 Ritz-Carlton 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, Virginia 22102 703.506.4300

Registration We expect strong attendance for Reunions 2011—please help us make your return to Greenway an enjoyable one by registering no later than Monday, March 28, via phone (703.556.8221) or online at It is essential that all alumnae and guests formally register to participate in any facet of Reunions 2011.

Fees & Cancellations The weekend fee of $125 per person covers the cost for each individual to participate in all of the on campus activities and includes the cost of breakfast, lunch, cocktails, and dinners offered on campus during the weekend. Cancellations received prior to April 1 will be refunded less a $50 fee. No refunds can be made for cancellations received after April 1. Option 1: All Inclusive Reunion Weekend, $125 (per person) Option 2: All Inclusive Reunion Weekend for the Class of 2006, $60 (per person) Option 3: Friday: All Inclusive, $70 Saturday: All Inclusive, $70 (per person)

The registration deadline is March 28 and all fees are payable in advance.

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Can’t wait to see you at Reunions 2011

April 28 – May 1

McLean, VA 22102-1200

8328 Georgetown Pike

The Madeira School

2011 Reunions Brochure  

Make plans to join classmates and friends for Reunions 2011: April 29 – May 1 to celebrate the place that is etched in your heart. All alumn...

2011 Reunions Brochure  

Make plans to join classmates and friends for Reunions 2011: April 29 – May 1 to celebrate the place that is etched in your heart. All alumn...