Class of 1960
We hope this message finds you well during this unusual time of social distancing, work from home, shelter in place, and quarantine. Even as you are adjusting to this new normal, we suspect, too, that you are doing all that you can to stay connected with your communities. Such is the Springfield College way.
As the College continues to adjust plans based on prevailing direction of this pandemic, the President's Leadership Team (PLT) has made the difficult but prudent decision to postpone Reunion 2020. This, of course, comes at a time when the President has also communicated that Commencement will be postponed. Classes celebrating Reunion in 2020 are invited to join those classes celebrating Reunion in 2021 for what will be a tremendous celebration that is scheduled for June 10-13, 2021.
The Alumni Council and your respective Reunion Committees have been apprised of this decision. Your Reunion Committees and the Alumni Relations staff will continue to communicate with you and share information regarding the GRAND Reunion in 2021 as plans unfold. We look forward to welcoming you HOME between June 10 and 13, 2021 if not before. In the meantime please stay well and stay safe .
Tamie Kidess Lucey '81, G'82
Dear classmates of our 1960 graduation class,
When I attended the October 2019 Homecoming Weekend, we had a class reunion leaders meeting in Cheney Hall. We met with Tamie Kidess Lucey ‘81, our Alumni Director, and other members of the reunion year classes. The goal of our meeting was to begin planning for our 2020 Reunion Weekend of June 11th through June 14th. More specifically, this is our 60th Reunion! Did I get it right? YES, our 60th!
The one thing we now have in common is our age range, between 80 and 85+. I get the feeling we are like old cars that need new parts and check-ups every three months. On the other hand, we still try to work out and enjoy our family and friends.
When you come back to the campus, you will notice that the campus is pristine. The students are outstanding, helpful and generous with their time. They will share their personal stories as they chauffeur you on campus with their golf carts.
President Mary-Beth A. Cooper has made a tremendous impact on every aspect of campus life. She is very engaging with every person on campus and has taken a significant interest in the alumni. What really impressed me was the new Learning Commons and the new Archie Allen Baseball Field.
At the 2019 homecoming, we attended the President’s Gala. It was a huge success and raised significant funds for student scholarships. It was also announced that Springfield College is now ranked in the top 20 of our category in US News & World. That is outstanding.
In preparation for our 60th Reunion on June 11th through the 14th, 2020, I called many members of the 2015 committee and had robust conversations with them.
I had a great time talking with our fellow classmates. They shared their thoughts about the 2015 Reunion that they attended. The Saturday evening buffet at President Mary-Beth Cooper’s home was much enjoyed by the 35 people who attended. They really appreciated the informal one-to-one conversations that they had with their classmates and said that this was the best part of the evening.
The Class of 1960 “Reunion Gift” is the total of giving (to all funds) from members of our class from June 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. Including SC in your year-end philanthropic priorities is simple. No matter your personal capacity to give, gifts of all sizes ($60, $600 or more) help pay the SC experience forward to the next generation of students. You may designate your gift to high impact need areas across the College landscape; financial aid, student life, athletics or East Campus, to name a few. Please consider a meaningful gift to SC this year in honor of our milestone 60th Reunion. Make your gift today at https://springfield.edu/gift
As of October 2019, our Treasury Balance was $297.93. It would be good to boost our balance prior to Reunion. Thus class dues will be $10.00. Please remember dues are above and beyond your gift to our Alma Mater (as described above) and are not tax-deductible. Checks may be made out to Springfield College with “Class of 1960 dues” written in the memo line.
To get ready for our 2020 Reunion weekend, we first need to SAVE THE DATES, JUNE 11-14 on our new 2020 calendar. You will receive the registration brochure of reunion events in the spring of 2020. In the meantime, you can download a pre-response form below. This is to give us an advanced idea of numbers. It is not your formal registration.
Great news! Bob Keogh is planning on holding an open house at his home as a part of our Reunion festivities. The date and time will be decided. All classmates and guests are invited. Bob’s address is 37 Brookside Circle, Springfield, MA 01129. Directions will be available at the Reunion Check-In.
Class of 1960