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Grand Reunion 2021

A Two-pronged Event

PRONG 1
June 11 and 12 (Virtual)

PRONG 2
November 13 Reunion Fall Fest (In Person)

Classes ending in 0, 1, 5, and 6
June 11 and 12, 2021

PRONG 1: Virtual Grand Reunion

students Smile at a Springfield College reunion event

Friday, June 11

1-2 PM

Highlights of Cutting-edge Research on Health and Wellness at Springfield College

This interactive Zoom program will feature three former Distinguished Springfield Professors of HumanicsSamuel A.E. Headley, PhD, professor of exercise science; Charlie Redmond '68, G’71, retired dean of the former School of Health Physical Education and Recreation; and Sue Guyer, DPE '03, dean of the School of Physical Education, Performance, and Sport Leadership. Guyer and Redmond will interview Headley and some of our incredible graduate students on cutting-edge research being conducted here at Springfield College.

2-3 PM

Say What? Self-talk Theory to Practice Workshop

Join Judy L. Van Raalte, PhD, former Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics, director of the athletic counseling program, and professor of psychology, for an interactive workshop exploring the power of self-talk and practical self-talk strategies you can apply in everyday life and sport.

3-3:45 PM

“Welcome to Reunion” Virtual Reception for the Classes of 1955, 1956, 1960, and 1961

After a welcome message, join breakout rooms by class to enjoy fellowship, fun, and memories of your days on the shores of Lake Massasoit.

4-4:45 PM

“Welcome to Reunion” Virtual Reception for the Classes 1965 and 1966

After a welcome message, join breakout rooms by class to enjoy fellowship, fun, and memories of your days on the shores of Lake Massasoit.

4-4:45 PM

50th Reunion Virtual Toast for the Classes of 1970 and 1971

Join President Mary-Beth A. Cooper for a toast to your Golden Reunion and then enjoy time in class breakout rooms. A special gift will be sent to those 50th Reunion class members who register prior to June 1.

6-6:45 PM

“Welcome to Reunion” Virtual Reception for the Classes of 1975, 1976, 1980, and 1981

After a welcome message, join breakout rooms by class to enjoy fellowship, fun, and memories of your days on the shores of Lake Massasoit.

6-6:45 PM

“Welcome to Reunion” Virtual Reception for the Classes of 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1995, and 1996

After a welcome message, join breakout rooms by class to enjoy fellowship, fun, and memories of your days on the shores of Lake Massasoit.

6-6:45 PM

“Welcome to Reunion” Virtual Reception for the Classes 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2015, and 2016

After a welcome message, join breakout rooms by class to enjoy fellowship, fun, and memories of your days on the shores of Lake Massasoit.

7:30-9 PM

Reunion Paint and Sip

Grab your favorite glass, your favorite beverage, and your favorite household members to join the Alumni Relations team for our first-ever virtual Paint and Sip. Those who register will be sent a list of all the essentials needed to paint along well ahead of the program.

Saturday, June 12

9 AM

5k Reunion Fun Run/Walk/Bike Ride

Those who register by June 1 will be emailed material to make a commemorative Reunion Virtual 5k bib. Don your bib and start your journey along your favorite 5k (or more) route. Take selfies and share them at alumni@springfield.edu along with whether you participated as a runner, walker, or cyclist. We will select photos to post on the Alumni Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts throughout the day. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. The first 25 alumni to register before June 1 will receive T-shirts to wear during their 5k.

10:30 AM

State of the College Address with 13th President Dr. Mary-Beth Cooper

Grab your favorite caffeinated beverage and a danish and settle in for a warm, wonderful conversation about the future, hopes, and dreams for the College, which means so much to so many. Those alumni who register prior to June 1 will receive a special gift from Dr. Cooper.

4:30-5:30 PM

Virtual Wine 101 with Our Very Own Dave Boyle '83, Vice President, Martignetti Company Inc.

Whether you enjoy wine or just being social, join Dave for this fun, warm, informative, and humor-filled program, including sparkling beverages. Those who register for the program will be sent the wine and sparkling beverage list well in advance. You can either purchase the wine from a list that will be sent to everyone who registers prior to June 1 and taste along with Dave, or simply listen and enjoy. The first 50 alumni to register prior to June 1 will receive a commemorative wine glass.

6–7 PM

Virtual Cooking Class Compliments of Azuluna Foods

Azuluna Foods

Azuluna Foods is a carefully curated, local, meals-to-go company located in Woodstock, Conn. In this class, Executive Chef Rachael LaPorte will virtually invite you to the farmhouse kitchen to prepare customer-favorite recipes. The class will focus on how to layer flavors using herbs and spices easily found in your grocery store, as well as classical cooking techniques that you can apply to upgrade your kitchen repertoire to chef status. This three-course menu includes: mini-crab cakes; garlic, lemon, and herb-roast chicken with a natural pan jus; coconut-whipped sweet potatoes with sautéed garlicky kale; and dark cocoa date bites for dessert. Please register prior to June 1 to have the shopping list of ingredients emailed to you. Feel free to cook along with Chef LaPorte or simply sit back, listen, watch, and enjoy.

7:30-9 PM

Reunion Singo Bingo

Join the Alumni Relations team and Singo Bingo hosts Mary and Larry for what has become a favorite virtual event. There will be plenty of contests and prizes awarded throughout the evening.

Saturday, November 13 (In Person)

PRONG 2: Grand Reunion Fall Fest

This day-long program will be filled with fall fun and festivity for the whole family, including but not limited to, a Wine and Food Truck Festival, a service to honor our veterans, Courageous Conversations panel discussion, activities for “cubs” ages 2-12, and a Springfield College Family Thanksgiving Dinner. Watch your email and social media in October for details and registration material.

This event is planned to be held in-person, within the guidelines set by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Any changes to this will be shared with you closer to the event.

A panel of students speak at a reunion event