Wells College Class of 1976 Reunion News

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A belated Fallback Friday...Wells is definitely enriched with its global outreach!
11/16/2019

A belated Fallback Friday...
Wells is definitely enriched with its global outreach!

Join Wells College as we celebrate International Education Week 2019 with students and schools all around the globe! Over the next week, we will be highlighting the international student experience at Wells. Keep an eye on #wellsglobal to follow along!
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Wells College Class of 1976 Reunion News's cover photo
11/09/2019

Wells College Class of 1976 Reunion News's cover photo

Fallback Friday and the first snow falls as the Wells Bells chime!
11/09/2019

Fallback Friday and the first snow falls as the Wells Bells chime!

Throwback Thursday and Happy Halloween!
10/31/2019

Throwback Thursday and Happy Halloween!

It was a lovely Fallback Friday in the Northeast part of the country, But it is with a heavy heart that I bring the news...
10/19/2019

It was a lovely Fallback Friday in the Northeast part of the country,
But it is with a heavy heart that I bring the news of our beloved Eddie's passing...
In case you may not have heard:

Fallback Friday and the glow on campus of early October...
10/04/2019

Fallback Friday and the glow on campus of early October...

Fallback Friday...And now that the autumnal equinox has occurred, remembering fondly kicking through the leaves?
09/27/2019

Fallback Friday...
And now that the autumnal equinox has occurred, remembering fondly kicking through the leaves?

Hello 'Fallback Friday' and National POW/MIA Recognition Day...
09/21/2019

Hello 'Fallback Friday' and National POW/MIA Recognition Day...

Welcome Fall and 'Fallback' Friday the 13th!Well at least it feels like fall today...
09/14/2019

Welcome Fall and 'Fallback' Friday the 13th!
Well at least it feels like fall today...

Wells College Class of 1976 Reunion News's cover photo
09/14/2019

Wells College Class of 1976 Reunion News's cover photo

Flashback Friday (cause it's still Fri until I go to bed!)...This pic from our Alumnae page of an excited Senior with he...
09/07/2019

Flashback Friday (cause it's still Fri until I go to bed!)...
This pic from our Alumnae page of an excited Senior with her hard-earned (Jr) Mug reminded me of this scene from our 40th Reunion:

On this Flashback Friday and heading into the Labour Day weekend, which 47 yrs ago (OMG!) we were moving into our dorm r...
08/31/2019

On this Flashback Friday and heading into the Labour Day weekend, which 47 yrs ago (OMG!) we were moving into our dorm rooms for Freshman Orientation...

Ah yes, the ice cream social!
08/26/2019

Ah yes, the ice cream social!

Such a fun time at the ice cream social welcoming first year students!

Flashback Friday...And many of these 'bygone' traditions also provided campus employment: the switchboard and waitressed...
08/16/2019

Flashback Friday...
And many of these 'bygone' traditions also provided campus employment: the switchboard and waitressed dinners - Sun-Thu...

"We never thought they'd disappear
We took them all for granted
But now long gone, it seems quite clear
They've been permanently supplanted...

The list goes on and on
Of relics from the past
Looking back, they had their charm
It's sad some didn't last"

(from “Relics From the Past” by Stanley Cooper)

Riding in “Miss Wells,” playing tennis next to Morgan, the Switchboard, being served at the Dining Hall???? We like to think that Wells has always been whatever version it was when we were there but, just as we struggle when changes take place after our time here, those before us sometimes felt the same way. While Wells has a quality of timelessness about her, things have definitely changed over time. Take a look through the photos below at some Wellsian things that have since been retired.

#WellsStrong

Flashback Friday and a look at the 'renovations' to the Dining Hall...
07/27/2019

Flashback Friday and a look at the 'renovations' to the Dining Hall...

While our students enjoy a much-deserved summer break, it has been anything but restful for our dining hall staff! This summer, Wells and Hallmark Management have commenced work on some eagerly-awaited (and much-needed) renovations to the College's dining hall in Main Building.

When students return next month, they’ll find new bathrooms by the entrance, a “breakfast nook” in the south wing, new flooring, brighter shades of paint in the north and south wings, and a much-improved dishwashing area. (Don’t worry, that beautiful woodwork and the stained glass windows will remain as they are!)

Fun fact: by the time renovations are complete, workers will have gone through 30 gallons of paint and over 65 gallons (!!) of spackle.

We thank Hallmark, which provides dining services to the College, for being such a valuable partner!

Yo Gang - Throwback Thursday...And don't for get the 'One Wells' Celebration coming up next week!
07/19/2019

Yo Gang - Throwback Thursday...
And don't for get the 'One Wells' Celebration coming up next week!

Flashback Friday and a fascinating look at all the links to our Alma Mater!
07/12/2019

Flashback Friday and a fascinating look at all the links to our Alma Mater!

SIX DEGREES OF KEVIN BAC…WAIT…HOW ABOUT HENRY WELLS?

Tag-you’re it!! Pretty much anywhere you look, our Henry is connected in some way, from mega-businesses to genetics research. No way, you say?

WAAAAY!! Check it out:

Henry can be linked fairly easily to the White House and mega-giants American Express and Wells Fargo, but he can also be linked to the railroad, a musical, a battleship, the Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation, Cornell University, Abolitionism and Women’s Suffrage, a secretary of state, a famous artist, Japanese education and peace, a pair of famous poets, human genetics research…the list goes on and on. In fact, every single one of you is a link between Henry and everything of which you’ve been a part. Whew!

Click through the photos below to see how Henry connects with the previously mentioned and feel free to comment and let us know what else he links to through you!

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Throwback Thursday and Happy Independence Day!
07/04/2019

Throwback Thursday and Happy Independence Day!

Throwback Thuirsday - Remembering when it was the Dean's Cottage.  Though this does seem to be a much better use of the ...
06/27/2019
Wells College

Throwback Thuirsday -
Remembering when it was the Dean's Cottage. Though this does seem to be a much better use of the facility!

A tip of the hat to Barb Post ‘78 for her three decades of service to Peachtown Elementary—and congratulations to Alyssa Binns Gunderson, who will be taking over leadership duties at the school, which is housed on the College’s campus.

Summer Solstice Weekend...Summer in Aurora!
06/23/2019

Summer Solstice Weekend...
Summer in Aurora!

Flashback Friday and Happy Flag Day!
06/15/2019

Flashback Friday and Happy Flag Day!

For Throwback Thur, a D-Day Remembrance and a Thank You for eternity...
06/07/2019

For Throwback Thur, a D-Day Remembrance and a Thank You for eternity...

Happening now - Reunion Weekend! So for for Flashback Friday - Reminiscing about our 40th Reunion in 2016, already 3 yea...
05/31/2019

Happening now - Reunion Weekend!
So for for Flashback Friday -
Reminiscing about our 40th Reunion in 2016, already 3 years ago and one of the most fun activities was the hands-on demonstration at the Book Arts Center in Morgan Hall.

On this Flashback Friday and Eve of Memorial Day Weekend, let us keep in mind that it is indeed a time of Remembrance...
05/25/2019

On this Flashback Friday and Eve of Memorial Day Weekend, let us keep in mind that it is indeed a time of Remembrance...

With Wells College 151st Commencement in just a few short hours...  Some thoughts on 'commencement' - (a beginning or st...
05/18/2019

With Wells College 151st Commencement in just a few short hours... Some thoughts on 'commencement' - (a beginning or start) and reflections of ours...

OPEN THE DOOR AND COMMENCE!

"So when I ponder what advice to give, I say nurture resilience in yourself and in those you love. Wells made an enormous contribution to my sense of self, showing me how to be a capable and confident citizen of this world…My wish for each of you is the courage to do the right thing (or the better thing), the endurance to overcome obstacles, and the resilience to move on to face ever newer challenges, for what is life if not one challenge and problem-solving exercise (opportunity?) after another. Don’t just fall in line—be the one who throws closed doors open!"
—Anne Martinovics Moore ’68 (From “Words from the Class of 1968 to the Class of 2018”)

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Throwback Thursday and a look back at the end of the semester and  'Rites of Spring'...
05/10/2019

Throwback Thursday and a look back at the end of the semester and 'Rites of Spring'...

🎵 DON’T DANCE UNDER THE SYCAMORE TREE WITH ANYONE ELSE BUT ME… 🎵

Spring! The End of the Semester! Stunts! Picnics! Champagne! Moving Up!

Wells sure has an abundance of traditions in spring. As with most of our traditions, the details and specifics change a little over time, but the general aim for fun and comradery is always present. As our students finish up with their finals and our seniors gear up for commencement, here is a look back at our spring frolicking.

What were your favorite traditions of Wells in spring?

“If what I say resonates with you, it is merely because we are both branches on the same tree.”—W.B. Yeats

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What better way to celebrate Throwback Thursday!
05/02/2019

What better way to celebrate Throwback Thursday!

Life is Like a Maypole
By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders

Spring bows to thrill of cayenne summer,
dreams spiced in youthful glow come May.
Bright ribbons wake my bare feet’s slumber.
Spring bows to thrill of cayenne summer!
Rainbow pleats dance, no clouds encumber
my twirling limbs, life's weaved sashay.
Spring bows to thrill of cayenne summer,
dreams spiced in youthful glow come May!

Spring sighs with age come broaching summer,
blue tears, red smiles ‘round pole in May.
Life's colors flow from gold to umber.
Spring sighs with age come broaching summer!
And shall I join wind’s lively number
or watch bright ribbons twist and play?
Spring sighs with age come broaching summer,
blue tears, red smiles ‘round pole in May!

May Day at Wells is a twisty, woven tradition that befits the wrapping of the maypole. It originally started as a way to celebrate E.B. Morgan’s birthday and then, later, evolved for a time into a day to honor newly elected Phi Beta Kappa members. It disappeared altogether for a decade starting in the late 1960s but is now, once again, a treasured tradition on campus. Enjoy our picturesque history of Wells in May.

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Ok, so I'm just a bit bummed out over the results*, but thrilled for a quite successful Annual Fund Challenge...
05/01/2019

Ok, so I'm just a bit bummed out over the results*, but thrilled for a quite successful Annual Fund Challenge...

ODDLINE VICTORY! 💛💜🎉

With a final score of 194 to 165, the Odds have claimed Odd/Even Challenge victory over the Evens.

Thank you to everyone who made a gift to the Wells Fund during the last 48 hours. Our students are the real winners, thanks to all of you.

Evens - a just a bit less than an hour left to the Challenge...We need a major infusion of Even Donors!
05/01/2019

Evens - a just a bit less than an hour left to the Challenge...
We need a major infusion of Even Donors!

The extra votes from President Gibralter have gone to the Odds, who helped bring in several first-ever Wells donors! They have joined an amazing group of dedicated alumnae, alumni and other friends of Wells College.

The Odds may be in the lead, 173-140, but it’s not too late for an Evens comeback. That’s because, starting now, we’re counting all votes TWICE! If you haven’t voted yet, now’s the perfect time to make DOUBLE THE IMPACT with your gift.

Submit your vote by midnight TONIGHT at:
http://alumni.wells.edu/oddeven

Already voted? SHARE this link with friends and classmates to help boost the score. And look for the final results to be announced Wednesday morning!

Approximately an hour and half left for the President’s Challenge... Let’s (at least) Even Up!
04/30/2019

Approximately an hour and half left for the President’s Challenge...
Let’s (at least) Even Up!

Now is the perfect time to make a difference in the score and in the lives of our students with a gift to Wells!

A gift between noon and 6 p.m. EDT not only counts as a vote for the Odds or Evens, but also might win your team some extra bonus votes from President Gibralter! That’s because the team with the most number of *first-time* donors during these six hours will receive an additional 25 votes for their team.

To see the live score update and vote: http://alumni.wells.edu/oddeven

Current Score:
ODDS - 114
EVENS - 112
*Updated 1:45 p.m. EDT

But look what has happened in an hour!😂
04/30/2019

But look what has happened in an hour!😂

You heard it here first: ODDS have taken the lead in the Odd/Even Challenge! 💜💛 This is our first lead change of the challenge, so far.

The score is extremely close:
ODDS - 101
EVENS - 97
*Updated 11:30 a.m. EDT

Vote: http://www.alumni.wells.edu/oddeven

SHARE this post with friends and classmates to keep the score close.

Ok Gang - 1 hr ago...
04/30/2019
Wells College Association of Alumnae and Alumni

Ok Gang - 1 hr ago...

It’s day 2️⃣ of the Odd/Even Challenge.

We had a great first day of competition! Thank you to everyone who made a difference in the score yesterday and the lives of our students. Each gift, no matter the size, makes a BIG difference 💚💙💛💜

Here is the current score:
ODDS - 85
EVENS - 91

With last night's mini challenge, the Odds were able to catch up quite a bit, but not enough to pull into the leader spot.

HINT: We have a very special challenge coming up at noon today!

VOTE: http://www.alumni.wells.edu/oddeven

Yo Gang - Evens are currently in front; keep up the fantastic work!
04/29/2019

Yo Gang - Evens are currently in front; keep up the fantastic work!

Go Evens!
04/29/2019

Go Evens!

The Odd/Even Challenge has officially begun! 🎉

Vote here: http://www.alumni.wells.edu/oddeven

Then, SHARE this post to spread the word. Don't forget, the winning team gets to paint the pub door their colors during Reunion 2019!

And the 2019 Even/Odd Challenge begins! It's 48 hours of the biggest rivalry at Wells College: Odds versus Evens. Alumna...
04/29/2019

And the 2019 Even/Odd Challenge begins!

It's 48 hours of the biggest rivalry at Wells College: Odds versus Evens. Alumnae and Alumni have two days to make a gift to the Wells Fund, which counts as a vote for their respective team. Gifts during this challenge will impact the score to determine a winner! The winning team gets to paint the pub door their line's colors during Reunion 2019.

Here's what you need to know about the Challenge:

Make a gift to the Wells Fund to vote. Your gift is your vote.
48 hours ONLY: April 29 and 30.
If the Evens win: the Well (pub) door is painted blue and green.
If the Odds win: the Well (pub) door is painted purple and yellow.
Prizes and updates can be found on social media throughout the Challenge.

http://www.alumni.wells.edu/s/1844/17giving/home.aspx?sid=1844&gid=2&pgid=449#VoteScore

Flashback Friday and Happy Arbor Day! And of course, our very special tree...
04/27/2019

Flashback Friday and Happy Arbor Day!
And of course, our very special tree...

Happy Earth Day and Earth 🌎 Week!
04/23/2019

Happy Earth Day and Earth 🌎 Week!

Happy #EarthDay! There are some great events lined up this week to celebrate our Earth and campus community - look for the Earth Week flyers around campus for more information.

🌎 TODAY at Noon | Sustainability Perspectives Series speaker, Steven Gabriel | Zabriskie 106

🌎 FRIDAY at 7 p.m. | Documentary by Nathanael Costa and Marc de la Ménardière, "A Quest for Meaning" | Zabriskie 106

Be sure to stop by these events and more!

On this Flashback Good Friday, most definitely a ‘blast from the past’...
04/19/2019

On this Flashback Good Friday, most definitely a ‘blast from the past’...

GUARDIANS OF TIME

Wells has many guardians who have witnessed its history: Minerva, Pettibone, Glen Park, the Sycamore and-oldest of all-Cayuga Lake. We love our old friends who have seen so much of our past, take part in our present, and will be here to celebrate our future. If only they could share what they have seen with us.

Unfortunately, the only way we can know the rich past of Wells College is to make sure that we keep documents, photos, and memorabilia. The Long Library has a wonderful archival collection of all things Wells and, here in Pettibone, we have closets and bookshelves packed with Cardinals, songbooks, and student handbooks. Many of these items come from alumnae, friends, and family who want to preserve Wells’ history.

In addition, we will soon place a time capsule in the Sommer Student Center with items donated by alumnae, alumni, students, faculty, and staff for future Wellsians to discover! We’re still collecting and would love to include something from you.

♥ There are places I’ll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all ♥
(From “In My Life” by the Beatles)

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It's that time again...The 'Challenge' will take place April 29-30!
04/12/2019

It's that time again...
The 'Challenge' will take place April 29-30!

We're looking for enthusiastic alumnae and alumni who want to help lead their team to Odd/Even Challenge victory!

Interested in being a social media ambassador?

Sign up here:
http://www.alumni.wells.edu/odd-even-ambassador

Stay-tuned for Odd/Even Challenge announcements next week!

It's Throwback Thursday with a tribute to one of our classmates and her amazing family and contributions to Wells... Our...
04/04/2019

It's Throwback Thursday with a tribute to one of our classmates and her amazing family and contributions to Wells...
Our class 'sister', Marcia Baranowski's sister-in-law is the Alumnae Honoree at this year's Reunion Weekend!
Congratulations Shelley!!!

Oh Shelley we sing to you
You are so good and true
We’ll all be loyal to you
We’ll raise your name
And praise you, too
And so we sing to dear old Wells and you
Hey!

Before the month is over,  reflections on Women's History Month...
03/30/2019

Before the month is over, reflections on Women's History Month...

Wells College Class of 1976 Reunion News's cover photo
03/21/2019

Wells College Class of 1976 Reunion News's cover photo

On this St. Paddy's Day Weekend... Wishing all:
03/16/2019

On this St. Paddy's Day Weekend...
Wishing all:

Flashback Friday... And this indeed takes us back!
03/08/2019

Flashback Friday... And this indeed takes us back!

FROM THE 1896 CARDINAL:

“This, the first number of the CARDINAL, is due to no originality on the part of ’96,—too many other classes have wished to do the same thing, (at least so we hear) to allow us to make that claim…(O)n the eve of our departure from Wells, we bequeath to our lower classmates…THE CARDINAL to you to perpetuate, to improve, to make more spicy, more literary, more generally interesting…”

The Cardinal! The Yearbook! The book of our year! Showcasing our adventures, our events, our memories. For the past 123 years, Wells College students have taken pictures, written stories, collected information and stuffed it all into the Cardinal. This annual memento is an absolute gem to anyone looking into the history of Wells. As we flip through decades of books, we are struck by what has changed over time but, more importantly, by what has stayed the same.

Action shots, faculty and staff members, covers, and dedicated Cardinal staffs: Won't you please, won't you please, please won't you sign my yearbook?

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