Swarthmore alumni and their families traveled to Eastern Europe in June with the Alumni College Abroad program. One of the highlights of the trip was a reception in Prague at the home of Elizabeth Smith Kolowrat ’56. Participants were, back row, from left: Stephen Zimmermann ’74, Pieter Judson ’78 (faculty director), Caroline Hussman, Seth Armstrong ’63, [...]
The San Francisco Business Alumni Group hosted 36 alumni, parents, new students, and friends at a recent event at the headquarters of WillowGarage.com, a “research park” setting in Menlo Park, Calif. Gil Jones ’01 of WillowGarage and Nathaniel Fairfield ’01 of Google were the key presenters.
The day before the event, Gil had some especially good [...]
This summer, the New York City Connection and the New York Business Network teamed up to host a reception for students with internships in the city. Organizers Cong Cao ’07, Robert Steelman ’92, and Connection co-chair Lily Ng ’08 sought this opportunity for the students—many of whom will look for full-time jobs in New York [...]
Santa Fe: Twenty-eight alumni, parents, and friends came out to enjoy the annual Santa Fe Indian Market, the largest Native-American arts market and exhibition in the country. After visiting the market and interacting with the more than 100 tribal artists presenting their work, the Swarthmoreans shared refreshments and conversation at the home of Jan Merin [...]
Alumni around the country welcomed incoming students and their parents to the Swarthmore community over the summer. Five send-off events were held—in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Durham, N.C,. and Washington, D.C. Attendance was the highest in recent memory, with D.C. leading with 41 participants, 12 of whom were first-year students. Many thanks [...]
The sixth annual Welcome to the City (WTTC) was a great success, as alumni from more than 30 cities around the world gathered Sept. 29 to welcome new alumni arrivals. For young alumni just graduating from Swarthmore, entering or finishing graduate school, or starting new jobs, WTTC offers a chance to meet the local Swarthmore [...]
President Rebecca Chopp hosted an event on Sept. 10 in Washington, D.C., for alumni, parents, and friends as the first in a series of receptions around the country. The 2012-13 receptions will highlight new initiatives that have resulted from the College’s strategic-planning process. In Washington, President Chopp was joined by Professor of History Tim Burke, [...]
As always, Alumni Weekend was packed with music, panels, art exhibitions, and activities for reunioners of all ages—but mostly it was a time to reconnect with old friends, share stories and memories, and enjoy being together as a community.
Alumni organized panels on such topics as “Trying to Help Others Across Cultural Divides,” “To Frack or [...]
A multigenerational mix of about 60 alumni, parents, and prospective students greeted President Rebecca Chopp during her first visit with Swarthmoreans in Oregon.
The reception at the Heathman Hotel in Portland, Ore., on April 18 enabled guests to hear from Chopp about the College’s new website, the TEDxSwarthmore event, Arts Weekend, and other highlights of the [...]
Chicago: Chicago alumni gathered in April for “MANYA—A Living History of Marie Curie,” written and performed by Susan Marie Frontczak ’77. The one-woman drama exposes the struggles and triumphs of Marie Curie—an academically impassioned, vehemently private, fervently Polish scientist, mother, and teacher. Frontczak has performed as Marie Curie more than 300 times in 24 states [...]