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Schedule and Registration

We are excited to welcome you back on campus for the 2021 Alumni Reunion Weekend! This page includes the schedule and registration for in-person and virtual engagement opportunities, as well as a registration list of alumni joining us for events.

Schedule of In-Person Events

Shadyside Campus

3:00 p.m. – Welcome Desk & Registration Opens

4:30 p.m. – 1960 Class Party


5:00 p.m. – 1966 Class Party


6:00 p.m. – 1970 Class Party


6:00 p.m. – 1971 Class Party 


Shadyside Campus

8:30 a.m. – Welcome Desk & Welcome Desk Opens

9:30 a.m. – Mimosa and Bloody Mary Brunch and 2021 Alumni Awards Ceremony

Join us for this beloved Alumni Reunion Weekend tradition as we honor the 2021 Alumni Award Winners. The awards being presented include the Cornerstone Awards for outstanding achievement in their particular fields, the William Trimble Beatty Alumni Volunteer Award, and the Distinguished Alumni Award. Attendees will be seated by Class/decade.


11:30 a.m. – Explore Shadyside Campus

Shadyside Campus Walking Tours (choose one, limited capacity)

  • Tour 1: Shadyside Campus Arboretum Tour with Head Landscaper, Kristen Spirl, MLD ’12. Please join us as we explore the Chatham University Arboretum featuring 115 different varieties of species. We will stroll through campus where you can learn more about the flora and fauna that make up our landscape.  Please come ready to walk. 
  • Tour 2: Shadyside History & Architecture Campus Tour with Archivist & Public Services Librarian Molly Tighe. Explore the history of Chatham through campus landmarks and buildings. Led by Chatham Archivist Molly Tighe, this tour will explore how campus has changed over the years and will feature images from the historical collections that reveal the beauty of campus through the centuries.
  • Tour 3: Student-led Shadyside Campus Tour. Has the campus changed since your last visit? Join one of the Chatham Student Ambassadors for a tour of the Shadyside Campus, information on each office, and learn more about what’s new on campus!


The following locations will be open for self-guided visits. Take some time to visit a favorite spot on the campus or discover something new!

  • Chatham Bookstore
  • Jennie King Mellon Library (Interactive Displays)
  • The Susan Bergman Gurrentz ’56 Art Gallery
  • Rea House & Rea Coffeehouse or Laughlin House

No registration necessary.

12:30 p.m. – 50th Reunion Luncheon with remarks by President David Finegold (Class of 1970 and Class of 1971)

Register (Class of 1970)


Register (Class of 1971)

12:30 p.m. – Lunch and Recognition of the 2020 Alumni Award Winners

Join us for lunch as we acknowledge the winners of the 2020 Alumni Awards; including the winners of the Cornerstone Awards, William Trimble Beatty Alumni Volunteer Award, and Distinguished Alumni Award.


6:00 p.m. – Young Alumni Reception with Special Recognition 

The Young Alumni Committee invites you to join them for the 1st ever Young Alumni Reception! Graduates of the past 15 years are invited to reconnect over drinks and appetizers as we honor the winners of the inaugural Young Alumni Awards and recognize our newest alumni—the Class of 2021.


Eden Hall Campus

3:30 p.m. – Shuttle to Eden Hall Campus


5:00 p.m. 2011 Class Party (Eden Hall Campus)


5:00 p.m. Campus Experience (choose one, limited capacity)

  • Option 1: Aquaponics Lab and Solar High Tunnel
  • Option 2: Focaccia Bread oven demo with CRAFT and Tour of Eden Hall Campus Test Kitchen
  • Option 3: Agroecology Garden Tour
  • Option 4: Sit ’n Reminisce at the Fire Pit


6:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

Enjoy drinks, appetizers, and live music at the beautiful Eden Hall Campus before sitting down for the Farm to Table Dinner.


6:30 p.m. Farm to Table Dinner

Dr. David Finegold will provide a welcome and remarks before you enjoy a delicious dinner sourced with local ingredients accompanied by live music. Attendees will be seated by Class.


8:00 p.m. First return shuttle to Shadyside Campus


8:30 p.m. Final return shuttle to Shadyside Campus


Schedule of Virtual Events

8:00 a.m. – Livestream CWE Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series featuring Kelly Hanna Riley ’95, President of Global Relocation and Business Development for Howard Hanna Real Estate

Join us as Kelly Hanna Riley ’95, discusses the opportunities and challenges presented by working in a family business. Learn how the Howard Hanna family has grown and moved together to evolve the business into the nation’s largest family-owned and operated full service real estate brokerage and how they navigated residential sales through the pandemic.



9:00 a.m. – Breathe, Stretch, and Relax with Dr. Marylloyd Claytor, MLA ‘00

Take time to relax and work on deep breathing to improve relaxation and circulation with Dr. Marylloyd Claytor MLA ‘00. Marylloyd Claytor is a modern dancer trained in Graham, Humphrey-Weidman, and Duncan techniques at Mount Holyoke College and the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance. This interactive session will be conducted over Zoom.


10:00 a.m. – 2021 Alumni Awards Ceremony Livestream

Chatham University’s Alumni Awards were established to honor the contributions and achievements of our alumni. Each year, the Alumni Association’s Awards Committee works to identify and research nominees, and the finalists are selected through a vote of the Alumni Association Board of Directors.


Celebrating on Campus

  • Virginia Wilson Gregory ‘60
  • Louise de Carl Adler ‘66
  • Susan Cohn Brenner ‘66
  • Hannah Gilman ‘66
  • Dolores Adamson Moore ‘66
  • Bobbie-Lee Hewitt Orloff ‘66
  • Sherrie Smith ‘66
  • Jan Thomas Snyder ‘66
  • Sandra Lettrich Baumgardner ‘70
  • Pamela Bradley ‘70
  • Evelyn Lewis Freeman ‘70
  • Barclay Jackson ‘70
  • Martha Fix Krupa ‘70
  • Patricia Williams Mason-Browne ‘70
  • Elizabeth Peterson McNicholas ‘70
  • Annie Wakeley Wall ‘70
  • Susan Sponzilli Zimecki ‘70
  • Ellen Gonchar Horowitz ‘70
  • Linda Martin Barber ‘71
  • Elizabeth Cotsworth ‘71
  • Diane Peterson ‘71
  • Gloria Goodwin Raheja ‘71
  • Nancy "Rooty" Wener ‘71
  • Martha-Jean Hughes Wynnyczok ‘71
  • Janet Necessary ‘75
  • Robin Means Coleman ‘91
  • Mary Allen Dias ‘00
  • Barb Pfaeffle Hunt ‘00
  • Khadija Walker ‘00
  • Amanda McKendree ‘01
  • Dana Scotti Donaldson ‘05
  • Stephanie Jellison ‘10
  • Veronica Leone ‘10
  • Kathleen Colleton ‘11
  • Megan Gallagher ‘11
  • Katie McAuley ‘11
  • Rakshya Pokharel ‘11
  • Allie Reznik-Van Dam ‘11
  • Sarah Sindler ‘11
  • Tiffany Tupper ‘11
  • Meaghan Clohessy ‘14
  • Kristi Hruska ‘15
  • Hunter Milroy ‘16
  • Kelly Nestman ‘16
  • Brianna Young ‘16
  • Adriana Jurado ‘21

Celebrating from Home

  • Carole Smith Petro ‘60
  • Terri Schnell Thomasma ‘82
  • Deirdre Webster Cobb ‘84
  • Bonnie Datt McDonald ‘93
  • Janee Chanet ‘10
  • Elizabeth Dorssom ‘12