Class of 1998
I hope that 2023 has started off well for you. As I look toward this year, at the top of my list is seeing you at our 25th Class Reunion.
Back in August the class officers had an opportunity to go back to ASC and begin planning our reunion. As the Reunion Chair, I was excited yet concerned about what I signed up to do four years ago (while under the influence of mimosas). After seeing Cynthia, Shymeka, Melinda, and Teri back on campus, I couldn’t wait for May to get here. I know I’m not alone when I say that the last few years have been difficult between the pandemic, social and political environment, economic uncertainty and well, just life. So stepping back in time and being “in person” with friends from 25 years ago gave me the energy and youthful boost that I honestly didn’t know I needed. In a nutshell, going back to ASC was like chicken soup for the soul.
With our busy lives, it’s difficult to stay connected with the amazing women in our class. The reunion is a great opportunity to reminisce, rekindle old friendships, and celebrate the women we are today. If you haven’t been to a reunion in a while (or ever), the twenty-fifth one is the perfect milestone to make your appearance. Alumnae Weekend is May 19-21, 2023 and you will need to register by April 23. Here are a few highlights of what to expect during the weekend:
Friday, May 19: Back to School classes, Meet the Faculty Reception, All-Alumnae Dance Party at 8:30 PM and Hub Sing (“Beer Beer Beer for Old Agnes Scott!”)
Saturday, May 20: Class Meeting at 9 AM, Convocation, Alumnae Weekend Luncheon, Affinity Group Gatherings, President’s Home Open House, Campus Tours, and our Class Party
You don’t want to miss our Class Party in Bullock Science Center at 7 pm! We’ll have heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks, a class gift, a photo booth and plenty of space for a fantastic evening. So come alone or bring your significant other for an evening you won’t forget!
Sunday, May 21: Memorial Service and Farewell Brunch
We are really excited to celebrate our 25th Reunion with you and hope that between now and May you will connect with us on our Facebook Group: Agnes Scott College 1998 – 25th Reunion. You may ask questions and find out additional class of ’98 information there. Finally, please consider commemorating our 25th reunion with a gift to the Annual Fund. Everyone who gives any amount will receive a special WW sticker and those who give at least $250 will receive a special recognition.
We truly hope you’ll join us to celebrate our 25th Reunion in May. You can find more about Alumnae Weekend at agnesscottalumnaeweekend.com. You may have noticed that Alumnae Weekend is later this year, which means the residence halls are empty. If you are eager to stay back on campus and not in a local hotel, you may reserve a room in Campbell Hall (which is now also a residence hall) or Rebekah. For more information about places to stay, check out the Alumnae Reunion Page for more details.
Wow. It has been five years since our last reunion, and never has five years seemed so long. While the last five years have been A LOT, I do find myself already remembering some of the bright spots. Many of them include my Scottie Sisters, who struggled and celebrated together through the many ups and downs we have been experiencing. While this was often made possible by the wonderful virtual ways we can connect, we get to celebrate our 25th year reunion in person! I CANNOT wait to see so many of you.
This year, Alumnae Weekend will be at a slightly different time, so make sure to mark your calendars for May 19-21. We won’t get to see as many students, but we will have an option to stay in the dorms! What?!? I will definitely be taking advantage of that, so I hope a lot of you join me. It is like the room lottery all over again. Crossing my fingers for a good room assignment. Rebekah? Maybe an Inman loft room?
The Reunion planning committee is already working to make our weekend together fun and memorable. If you want to be involved, let us know! We have a Facebook Group, or you can just email me, and I will pass it on. firstname.lastname@example.org
Last, but not least, let me put in a plug for Reunion year giving!
● If you are a competitive person- think of the joy of a Class of 98 victory during the reunion convocation.
● If you are an altruistic person- think of all the good that can be done for the school and its students.
● If you are a nostalgic person- think of the wonderful times we all had together. Your gift can be a fitting tribute.
● Just imagine how satisfying reunion giving can be if you are ALL of those things!
Seriously, though, any gift you can give would be WONDERful. (See what I did there with the Wonder Woman thing). If you are feeling particularly generous, consider a leadership gift. A gift of $2,500 or more will get you into the Tower Circle reception Friday, May 19. I would love to see some fellow Wonder Women there.
Regardless of what you give, it will be amazing to see each and every one of you there.