Homecoming 2023

Scenes from Dartmouth Night 2023!

(drone photo at top by Robert Gill for the College.)

Nacho Gutierrez ’25 Named John Robert Lewis Scholar

Ignacio “Nacho” Gutierrez ’25, the first Class of 1985 Scholar, shared the exciting news that he has been named a John Robert Lewis Scholar by the Faith and Politics Institute for the 2023-2024 cohort. Read the College’s press release about this exciting honor!

(above, Valerie Hartman and Leslie Davis Dahl visit with Nacho in Hanover)

Ignacio Gutierrez ’25 and Jackelinne Claros Benitez ’24 have been named John Robert Lewis Scholars. (Photos by Katie Lenhart)

Throughout the year, he will work alongside inspiring advocates as part of the third cohort of the John Robert Lewis Scholars and Fellows Program, “founded to examine Lewis’s nonviolent philosophy from a historical perspective; define its principles and strategies; and identify their applicability to modern times and movements.” He’s looking forward to applying the program’s discussions in D.C. and Selma to improving his advocacy work with Hispanic communities throughout the United States and Mexico. 

Reunions on the Road (Postponed – New Dates!)

Please join us on the road for two special Dartmouth in-person reunion celebrations for 24 classes (1960, ’61, ’65, ’66, ’70 ’71, ’97, ’80, ’81, ’85, ’86, ’87, ’90, ’91, ’95, ’96, 2000, ’01, ’02, ’09, ’10, ’11, ’15, ’16) in New York City and San Francisco. 

Visit https://alumni.dartmouth.edu/engage/reunions for more details and registration.

San Francisco
March 31, 2022
6-8:45 p.m.

The Pearl, 601 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

New York City
April 27, 2022
6-8:45 p.m.

The Edison Ballroom, 240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

A Celebration of Light

Let’s light up the holidays together as a community and toast to new beginnings for 2021!

Listen in to hear holiday traditions from featured alumni ’round the girdled earth that you can incorporate into your own celebrations. And enjoy a conversation with Donald Pease, Professor of English at Dartmouth, and filmmaker Chris Meledandri ’81 about his recent film adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.  Following the speaking program, join us for a live virtual party hosted by Cheryl Bascomb ’82, Vice President for Alumni Relations,and filled with shared stories of optimism and hope, joy, and laughter.

Joyce A. Sackey, M.D. ’85 MED ’89 will be our newest Alumni Trustee

How exciting is that? Our classmate Joyce Sackey (official College bio) was nominated by the Alumni Council to join fellow classmate Sue Finegan on the Dartmouth Board of Trustees. You may recall our post when Joyce was named the Dr. Jane Murphy Gaughan Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. As there were no petition candidates, Joyce will be Dartmouth’s newest trustee.

Joyce is Associate Provost and Chief Diversity Officer for Tufts University’s Health Sciences Schools, where she works closely with University leadership to fulfill the strategic mission and goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is also Dean for Multicultural Affairs and Global Health and the Dr. Jane Murphy Gaughan Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. At Tufts, she oversees the medical school’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, including programs to increase the number of under-represented students in medicine pursuing careers in the biomedical sciences and health professions. Her office also oversees and coordinates opportunities for students to gain exposure to global public health and health care delivery in international settings. 

Prior to her work at Tufts, she was Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Attending Physician in Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where she also completed her residency in internal medicine and served as Primary Care Chief Resident. 

After Dartmouth Joyce received her medical degree from the Geisel School of Medicine. She has served on the Geisel School of Medicine Alumni Council and as an alumni interviewer and has mentored and advised many recent graduates. She is a member of the Geisel Board of Advisors. Joyce has also served on the boards of Management Sciences for Health and the Foundation for African Relief and is currently a board member for the Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at Beth Israel Deaconess and Harvard Medical School. 

Joyce and her husband Kwaku Acheampong live in Sharon, Massachusetts and have two children, Kwaku and Nicole.

Campus Clips . . .

Looking for some Dartmouth-related bits and pieces that have nothing to do with politics? Check out these bits from Dartmouth students and staff:

How are undergrads spicing things up on campus while spending more than enough time in their dorm rooms? This article in the D from Emma Ginsberg has a few suggestions: https://www.thedartmouth.com/article/2020/09/ginsberg-spice-up-your-life-in-quarantine

The Dartmouth calendar mailing has long been a hallmark of the Dartmouth College Fund’s fall solicitation plan. This year, in response to the College’s careful management of expenses, all DCF donors in recent years were provided an opt-in opportunity to request a printed calendar for 2021. More than 8,000 alumni requested their copy and updated their contact information! If you’d like to grab a few images from the calendar, here you go: https://dartmouthcollegefund.org/calendar

Finally, as you know, every dollar given to the Dartmouth College Fund creates opportunities for talented students to attend Dartmouth, regardless of their ability to pay. Meet Reem ’23, a member of the Dartmouth College Fund’s student team, who wanted to express her appreciation to our alumni and for the opportunity to be back on campus for the fall term.

Stay healthy, stay happy, and keep thinking of Dartmouth!

Pre-union! Celebrate 35 Years in the Wide Wide World.

Thanks to the magic of clustered reunions, we’ll be celebrating our official 35th Reunion next year, June 17-20, 2021. But as you know, it’s been 35 trips ’round the sun for us post-Dartmouth, and we deserve a little pre-reunion celebration to mark the occasion. Perhaps the College developed this awesome set of pre-union activities for those alums whose reunions this year were cancelled, but that doesn’t mean we can’t virtually party like it’s 1985. So click on through and check out the activities June 14-20.

It all starts with a virtual commencement on Thursday, then there are seminars on all manner of topics, from cooking to athletics. You can watch the new movie Early Daughters of Dartmouth:  Blazing the Trail to Coeducation 1969-1972, and join a discussion of the film. And of course, there are opportunities to hear from Dartmouth administration and faculty.

220th Meeting of the Alumni Council

Little did I know when I become the class Alumni Council rep that my scheme to return to Dartmouth more often would be thwarted by a pandemic. Nevertheless, the first virtual meeting of the Dartmouth Alumni Council was a successful and informative affair. Click through to read the highlights from the meeting.

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Advise the 2020’s


The Dartmouth College Fund and Alumni Relations have partnered to create The D20 Connection program, to help support the Class of 2020 and foster in them a continuing connection with the College, during their Senior Spring and as they join the Dartmouth Alumni family.  As part of the program, we’re asking our Alumni to offer words of advice, wisdom and encouragement to the ’20s: these responses will be curated and posted on The D20 Connection website, going live later this week.

Please take a moment to send a message to the newest class joining the Dartmouth Alumni family.  The form for submissions can be found here: Dartgo.org/WordsFromAlumni