The Office of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Association Board of Governors look forward to welcoming and celebrating Reunion milestone classes ending in 4 and 9 at Reunion 2014. Alumni, friends and family are invited to join us on Saturday, June 14 to catch up with old friends, rekindle bonds and perhaps learn something new at one of our Enrichment Sessions. Alumni of all classes and all programs are encouraged to attend Reunion, this annual event provides us all with a wonderful opportunity to enjoy our beautiful campus and reminisce.
Reunion day has evolved over the years to include a number of new and exciting activities. We will begin the day with a Liturgy in loving memory of deceased classmates and friends at 10 a.m. in the St. Albert Atrium of the Tagliatela Academic Center. The Luncheon, beginning at 11:30 a.m. will feature the President’s Address, Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association, presentation of the Alumni of the Year Awards and Golden Society Induction Ceremony with champagne toast honoring the class of 1964.
We are very pleased to announce the Alumni of the Year honorees: Christopher Berg ’06, ’12 M.A. Leadership, Premier Achievement Award and Elizabeth Driscoll Jorgensen ’85, Alumni of the Year. Read more about your fellow alumni here.
Other highlights of this year’s Reunion include:
Session 1: Bette Francesconi Isacoff ’68, ’13 M.F.A. presents Memoirs and Memories of Albertus
2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Room 101, Hubert Campus Center
Isacoff received her BA in 1968 and her MFA in Creative Writing in 2013 from Albertus Magnus College and the College figures prominently in her book, Star Crossed. Join Bette for a discussion, reading, signing and walk down memory lane.
Session 2: Suzanne Palmieri ’95, The Lost Witch
2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Room 113, Tagliatela Academic Center
Discussion, reading and signing by Albertus alumna, faculty member and novelist Suzanne Palmieri (Hayes) author of The Witch of Little Italy, (Saint Martin’s Press/Griffin), and co-author of I’ll be Seeing You (MIRA Harlequin). She has two upcoming novels due out in May 2014, The Witch of Belladonna Bay and Empire Girls.
Session 3: Beer Loves Cheese
3:45 – 4:45 p.m., DeDominicis Dining Hall, 2nd floor, Hubert Campus Center
Join Jason Sobocinski, cheese expert, owner and founder of New Haven’s award-winning restaurant/cheese shop, Caseus Fromagerie Bistro, for a guided tasting of beer and cheese.
Session 4: Faculty Panel Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis
3:45 – 4:45 p.m., Behan Community Room, Hubert Campus Center
Panelists include: Ross Edwards, Assistant Professor of Political Science; Eric Schoek, Assistant Professor of English and Humanities; Dr. Matt Waggoner, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion; and Sarah Wallman, Associate Professor/Co-Director MFA Program. Moderated by Natalie DeVaull, Assistant Professor and Director of the Writing Program.
Also available throughout the day will be tours, residence hall visits and an art exhibit presented by the Albertus Magnus College Master of Arts in Art Therapy program faculty and students, “Small Works, Shared Spirits” Exhibit, in the MacDonough Art Gallery, on the first floor of the Hubert Campus Center. Finally, the day will conclude with the Cocktail Soirée featuring live music.
All reunion details and registration are now available online. Campus Map, Class Lost List, Lodging Information and Questionnaire available upon request, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 203-773-8502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.