Mount Holyoke College Class of 1975
Mini-Reunion and Updated class notes!

Mini-Reunion and Updated class notes!

Time for some new class info!  Some of our classmates went hiking in Boulder Colorado.  I will be posting the pictures here.

I also have some updates class notes which I got from Judy Stein.  I will put them here in case you did not get the email.  Notice that there is an address for the class scribe at the bottom, so that you can keep us all updated.  In the upcoming months I will try to make it easier for people to post things here and keep up with their friends. We should all keep in touch -KateJerome (webmaster -email

Mini- Reunion pictures

Some of our classmates went on a walking tour in Colorado, and sent some pictures of their trip. 

A Colorado pictures are available on Flickr at the following address:


It is hard to believe that our last reunion was one year ago. Those who were able to attend had a wonderful time. The weather was glorious, the campus beautiful and the atmosphere festive. We gathered in the new residence hall--so happy to not be in Torrey. By the end of reunion weekend, our dormitory had been renamed the “Joanne Creighton Hall” in honor of President Creighton who had retired as President of the College.

On Friday afternoon we took a tour of the special exhibit of early Renaissance art at the Art Museum. The evening featured a lovely dinner at the Willits-Hallowell followed by a 1970’s music trivia contest organized by Holly Hughes. On Saturday morning we donned yellow pashminas and carried embroidered canvas bags for the traditional Alumnae parade. That afternoon many of us participated in a walking tour of South Hadley conducted for our class by a guide from the South Hadley Historical Society. We were thrilled when the end of the tour led us to the old Sycamores and Rawson homes where none other than Kenneth Williamson, our chemistry professor, lectured on the history of these historic buildings.

During a busy weekend, we did find time to hold our class meeting. We were elected as Co-Presidents. Other elected officers are:

Mary Reed Kelly--Vice President
Eileen Leahy Epstein--Secretary/Scribe
Diana Deane—Treasurer
Sandy Fotiades, Midge Nealon Seibert, Coral Grout and Denise Schutzenberger Terrazas—Nominating Committee
Diane Kadlec—Class Agent

Saturday evening featured dinner in a beautiful room in Blanchard that overlooked the grounds. Sandy Carbonari Welch, Bernice Lieber, Susan Noonan and Eileen Sheehy scored high marks for planning that event! Of special interest was our conversation with three of our former professors, Robert Shilkret, Harriet Pollatsek and Harold Garrett-Goodyear. We gathered in the living room of the dorm after dinner and talked with them about how the College has changed over the past thirty-five years. Finally we spent Sunday morning having one last meal together (until next reunion) at the restaurant that once had been known as Chanticleer.

We want to thank those who planned the reunion as well as all of you who travelled to South Hadley (often coming from a great distance) to reconnect with classmates and the College community. We are always pleasantly surprised at how much we continue to have in common with one another. It is especially fun to meet classmates whom we did not know when we were on campus in the 70’s.

Liz Bacon, Debbie Campbell, Sandy Fotiades, Nancy Perkins and Denise Terrazas attended the first class "destination" mini-reunion on May 27-29 in Boulder, CO. They hiked through the Enchanted Mesa, visited the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), toured the Celestial Seasonings tea factory, shopped on Pearl Street, enjoyed a Bruce Cockburn concert in the historic Chautauqua auditorium, and drove by the "Mork and Mindy" house. They stayed at the Missions House Lodge and had lots off opportunities for "conversations with uncommon women" over root beer floats in front of the fireplace, over coffee in their pajamas and over buffalo burgers at the brewery. We would like to thank Denise for organizing this mini-reunion.

In an effort to stay in touch, we would like to organize a class mini-reunion in New York on Saturday, November 5, 2011. Our past mini-reunions in the city have been successful. Would you like to visit the Metropolitan Museum again for a lovely lunch in the café followed by a tour or would you prefer a new venue? Other possibilities include the Neue Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, or perhaps The Whitney. We welcome your suggestions, but please save the date.

Christmas Vespers will be in Boston this year on Sunday night, December 9. We thought a class dinner before the concert would be fun. If you live in the Boston area and would be willing to organize this event, please let us know. In the absence of any volunteers, we will plan the event although we may not be able to attend.

Eileen Epstein would love for you to take a few minutes and to send her your personal news for the class notes. When the MHC Quarterly arrives, most of us immediately turn to the class notes. She can share only the news that she receives! Eileen’s e-mail address is and her mailing address is 8 Flintlock Lane, Falmouth, Maine 04105.

A class letter would not be complete without a request from our treasurer for payment of class dues. Please make your check payable to Mount Holyoke College Class of 1975 in the amount of $50 (amount for 5 years—a great bargain) and mail it to Diana Deane at 15 Railroad Place, Pennington, New Jersey 08534.

We hope you have a wonderful summer and that you find some time for relaxation and renewal.

Warm regards,

Judy & Arminee

Judy Karlen Stein & Arminee Hovanessian Bowler

Great News!  Judy Stein created a whole book of reunion photos that are viewable at:

To view the book click on preview book.  It will let you view all the pictures, though it takes some time to load.  Have fun.

 Mini reuinion last winter

 These pictures are from the mini reunion last winter. 

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