Reunion 2019 June 6-9

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Class of 1989
May 2019

Dear Class of 1989,

Late August, 1985 … as the youngest of four, my parents were thrilled that Springfield College offered “Pre-Camp” (an extra couple of days before orientation even began) and were anxious to drop me off ASAP! I remember them helping me bring my belongings to the 3rd Floor International … and in a blink of an eye, they dropped me off on the lawn of the old BC and sped away.

I saw that there were other new students wandering around, figured I must be in the right place and then was greeted by (what appeared to be an overly enthusiastic) upperclassman who welcomed me and then told me to start moo-ing so that I could find the other cows (some students were barking, some were clucking—you get the idea) … and that was my introduction to my new life at Springfield College and to team building activities (didn’t we call them “New Games” at the time?).

I can’t believe it has been 30 years! Although I was a little hesitant that first day, I am so grateful for my education and experiences at Springfield College and am especially thankful for the ladies of the 3rd Floor International who have been by my side since 1985. All have shaped me. I have drawn from all of this throughout my different careers and personal experiences.

I look forward to the reunion and catching up with everyone! Whether you have just a few memories of SC or many, it is a great way to catch up and take a walk down Memory (or Amnesia) Lane with our classmates.

Here are some helpful links:

*Register!
Golf, tours, wine & beer tasting, Class of '89 BBQ and more! Register now.

*For a schedule of events  
In addition to the busy schedule planned by our Alumni Office, there are a few ol’ haunts still downtown not to mention the new casino! Check it out!

*Reserve a room
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place in downtown Springfield (One Monarch Place, Springfield, Mass.) at a special group rate of $149/night. Call 413-781-1010 to make your reservation and be sure to mention the Springfield College Reunion. Reservations must be made by May 7 to receive the special rate.

*Order a t-shirt 
T-Shirts for Sale - Class of ‘89 Springfield College T-shirts, mailed directly to your home! Everyone places their own order and items are shipped to them. Orders are due by May 13th, and everyone should receive their order at the end of May. Even if you cannot make the reunion, order a shirt and be there in spirit! Place your order here.

Connect with us on Facebook to stay up to date: Springfield College Class of 1989 
Share your photos to this page if you'd like!

*Photos to Steve Monson for a slide show for our Class of 1989 BBQ Saturday night (remember the guy with the hair) send photos to: spmonson.mn@gmail.com. Deadline for sending photos is Friday, May 24.

 

Hope to see you!

Sincerely,

Alice Reeves DeMeo and the
Class of '89 Reunion Committee
Cindy Blasewitz 
Clare Coupe Scott
Jeni Gordon Mowry
Lorri Mayer
Steve Monson


February 2019

Hello Class of 1989!

Can you believe it?  Our 30th reunion is just around the corner!  Come back to Springfield College and let’s celebrate together!  It’s time to share memories and make new ones!

We have some great information about our upcoming reunion:

  • Mark your calendars: June 6-9, 2019.  Come for part of the reunion or come for it all!  We are planning 3 days of activities for you!  Stay tuned as our agenda grows.
  • Come back to Springfield College and see the remarkable transformation since your last visit!  New buildings, dynamic leadership, and the same amazing Spirit, Mind and Body that is Springfield College6!
  • We are hoping to see as many of you as we can, this is a perfect time to plan a weekend getaway and connect with some old friends or make some new ones!
  • A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place in downtown Springfield (One Monarch Place, Springfield, MA.) at a special group rate of $149/night.  Call 413-781-1010 to make your reservation and be sure to mention the Springfield College Reunion.  Reservations must be made by May 7 to receive the special rate. 
  • If you have not done so already, please fill out this online pre-response form.  This is not the formal registration but helps us in planning the weekend. You can also download and print out a form at the bottom of this page.
  • Mark your calendars…the 2019 Day of Giving (SC’s 4th annual Day of Giving) is March 6th, 12:00 pm – March 7th 12:00pm.  Remember, it’s not how much you give, it’s that you give!  So, please feel free to give $10, $100, $1,000 or any denomination! There will be a competition among Reunion classes to see which class has the highest percentage of giving.  Celebrate your love for Springfield College and your support of our students by helping us reach our record breaking goal of 1,600 donors in 24 hours.  Beginning at noon on March 6th, you can make your gift on the Giving Day website at springfield.edu/givingday or by calling the Office of Development at 413-748-3124 between noon and midnight on March 6 and 6:00 am and noon on March 7.  Watch e-mail and social media for more details. 
  • Silent Auction during Reunion Weekend!  If you have anything you are willing or would like to donate, (value of at least $50.00) please contact Jeni Mowry via alumni@springfieldcollege.edu and et us know.  All monies raised during the silent auction will go directly to our Class of ’89 treasury (some ideas may include donating a condo/home for a weekend getaway, tickets to a game, etc.).  
  • COMING SOON - Watch e-mail and social media for additional details regarding:       
    • Old photos/new photos for Class of ’89 Video to be presented reunion weekend!
    • T-Shirts for Sale - Class of ‘89 Springfield College T-shirts, mailed directly to your home!
  • You may have received a phone call, voice mail message or email message from one of us on the committee, we are reaching out on behalf of our 30th Reunion year!
  • Connect with us on Facebook to stay up to date: Springfield College Class of 1989.

We (the Reunion Committee) have started planning a great weekend!  You can expect to reminisce, reconnect, and remember those who can’t be there with us.

Sincerely,

The Class of '89 Reunion Committee:
Cindy Blasewitz 
Alice Reeves DeMeo 
Lorri Mayer 
Steve Monson 
Jeni Gordon Mowry 
Clare Coupe Scott 

 


 
Hello, Class of ‘89 – Happy 2019! 

This is the year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of our graduation from Springfield College! Believe it or not, 30 years equates to 10,950 days, or roughly the same number of phone calls placed to Campus Pizza and Pizza King during finals week. 

It’s crazy how memories of SC can be as clear and as vivid as last week’s happy hour. Well, vivid may be a stretch if you were “fortunate” enough to discover The Well that very first night of freshman year. But there’s no question that time can stand still when reliving the college years with those that have the same shared experience. Has it really been 30 years…or 30 days? 

Reunion weekend is June 6-9. There are fun events planned, so whether we see you for one day or for all four, the most important element is you and the stories and memories that come along for the ride. Reach out to that roommate, that teammate, that classmate…whomever that partner-in-crime may be and make plans to be on campus in June. 

Over the next several weeks, the Reunion Committee will be reaching out to you, hoping to hear that you will be attending. In the meantime, please find some helpful information in the links below.

Looking forward to seeing you again soon, 

Your 30th Reunion Committee:
Cindy Blasewitz 
Alice Reeves DeMeo 
Lorri Mayer 
Steve Monson 
Jeni Gordon Mowry 
Clare Coupe Scott 

 


 

December 2018
Dear Fellow Class of 89ers,

In just a few months, we will have the opportunity to walk the grounds of SC at our 30th Reunion and we want you there with us!  If you have not seen the extensive work done on campus, from removing the road in front of the upgraded BC to the impressive athletic center, you are in for a surprise.  You’ll certainly feel pride…and probably a bit of jealousy as well.

The reunion is the weekend of June 7-9, 2019.  For those with preexisting conflicts, we get it, so be there in 2024.  For those without conflicts, the excuses of “I don’t know anyone any longer” or “No one will remember me” are not going to fly this reunion.  Think back to August 1985.  You didn’t know anyone then.  You walked onto campus with excitement and fear but soon you met your roommate(s), your hall mates, your classmates with the same last initial, the upper classmen and finally the professors.  Some of us found our spouses, some of us found friends for life, but we all found out what we were made of during our first taste of freedom.

So find that skills uniform.  Dust off that beanie.  Grab a few extra quarters for the 2nd chicken patty at Cheney and represent.  Represent the Class of ’89 in June.  Represent all that you have become and all you have contributed.  But, most of all, come and share a laugh will old friends and maybe meet some new ones.

Whether you attend for a day or the whole weekend, there are plenty of activities occurring from Friday (golf outing and dinner) through Sunday (brunch).  You can stay on campus in Alumni Hall or at the Sheraton in downtown Springfield.  (A block of rooms have been reserved at $149+tax/night)*.  You can choose your own lodgings.  Wherever you stay, join in the fun and raise a glass to us, the Class of ’89.

We even have a Facebook page:  Springfield College Class of ’89 30th Reunion.  It is accessible even without a Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/scclassof89.

In the spirit of paying it forward, we ask that you join us by making a gift to the Springfield College Fund.  No matter your personal capacity to give, gifts of all sizes help pay the SC experience forward to the next generation of students.  Make your gift today: https://springfield.edu/gift.

See you soon,
Your 30th Reunion Committee:
Cindy Blasewitz 
Alice Reeves DeMeo 
Lorri Mayer 
Steve Monson 
Jeni Gordon Mowry 
Clare Coupe Scott 

 

*Call 413-781-1010 to make your reservation.  Reservations must be made by 5/7/19 to receive the group rate.  Be sure to mention the Springfield College Reunion.

Class of 1989 Resources