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Happy spring!

The Insta-worthy photo op flowers near the dining hall are almost in bloom (okay so maybe a few more weeks…but still!), students are back on campus, and Sawyer Field has been plowed of snow for spring sports: all signs that March break at Williston has ended!

Before we head into the busyness of spring, I wanted to send out a huge THANK YOU to everyone who gave on Founders Day last month. Founders Day was a terrific success this year, with more than 1,300 donors, beating our goal of 1,178. As the young crowd of alums, you guys really showed up, stepped up, and stole the show this year. In fact, alumni from the 2010 decade had a 43 percent increase compared to last year, 2016 had the most donors of ANY class (#2016Proud), and donors from 2000-2018 made up 44 percent of alumni donors. This is HUGE, and again I just want to thank each and every one of you for your participation and for sharing the word on social media. I loved seeing all the reasons you give to Williston!

Until next time— and thank you again!


ALUMNI NEWS

Our own Anya Klepacki ’09 “takes over the Taber Gallery with a dynamic and immersive mixed media installation.” Her exhibit, If The Future of This World Can’t Be Depended On, I’ll Make My Own, will be at Holyoke Community College until March 21 (tomorrow!), ending with a gallery talk from 5-6 p.m. Go support Anya!

Women’s History Month is here! We are so proud of our incredible alumnae from the Williston Northampton School and the Northampton School for Girls, and all that they do for the world and for our community. Katie Murray ’15 is doing amazing community service work, Meg Sullivan ’01 runs Joes Cafe in neighboring Northampton, Johnae Strong ’08 is working hard at connecting Williston alumni of color, Kim France ’83 gives us fashion detes, and Jennifer Dubois ’02 just wrote another book…and that’s just the beginning! Send me info about what you are doing in your community—we love to stay updated with awesome stuff going on in the lives of alums!

CAMPUS BUZZ

Last month students celebrated and spread awareness of Black History Month by compiling a video filled with submissions from alumni, explaining what Black History Month means to them. Thank you to everyone who participated in this– you can check out the final video here.

Williston Athletic Trainer Rob “World’s Strongest Gay” Kearney not only got married over the weekend (huge congrats!) but also WON the Arnold Australia Pro Strongman! Governor Arnold Schwarznegger celebrated with the couple this weekend after the big win, and even tweeted out congratulations!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

4/2/19 —Washington D.C. Reception, RSVP here

4/29/19— Boston Professional Networking night RSVP here

6/7/19— 6/9/19—REUNION!!!!