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

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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

Don’t miss the Homecoming Events this weekend!

Homecoming: Oct. 11-12

Here’s our Class schedule:

1.  Dartmouth Night Parade – Friday night (tonight!) – gather/line up with our class and others at 6:45pm down by the backside of the stadium for the Dartmouth night parade at 7:15pm.  This is for ALL 85s and families/friends/animals/pets etc!😜

2.  Clustered mini-reunion (85s joined by 86s and 87s) – Salt Hill Pub on Friday night (tonight!) at 8:30 pm (post bonfire) – come celebrate Dartmouth Night and the launch of our clustered mini-reunion effort which will connect our classes for the next 2 years leading up to our clustered 35th in June of 2022!

3.  Fab Four Tailgate – Saturday morning (tomorrow) from 11 am- 1:45pm – Zimmerman lounge in Blunt Alumni Center – come join the classes of ‘82, ‘83 and ‘84 as we celebrate homecoming and Dartmouth football pre-game. With food and drinks, we’ll hear from the acapella group the Rockapellas at noon and keep the party going until kick-off.  Bring family and friends! 

4. Dartmouth Football v. Yale – Saturday afternoon (tomorrow) on Memorial Field – kick-off @1:30pm – (ask to be seated in the 85 section when you buy your tickets)!!

Special Events:

  • Friday, October 11: 4-5:30 pm: Film Screening: Early Daughters of Dartmouth – Blazing the Trail to Coeducation, location TBD
  • Friday, October 11, 5-7 pm; DARToberfest; Tent, Alumni Gym Lawn, Hanover, NH
  • Friday, October 11, 7 pm, Alumni and Dartmouth Students Gather for Parade, Ceremony & Bonfire on the Green, Corner of Crosby and Lebanon streets
  • Friday, October 11: 9 pm:  Alumni & Families Tent on the Green
  • Saturday, October 12: Call to Serve Project, Room 007, Kemeny Hall, Hanover; 9:00am to 10:00am (come help assemble bags of non-perishable food items to be donated to students in need living in the Upper Valley) https://alumni.dartmouth.edu/events/call-serve-project
  • Saturday, October 12: Coffee and Donuts with Women of Dartmouth; Common Ground, Collis; 9:00am to 10:00am EDT

And don’t forget the ’85 block for football at Yankee Stadium vs. Princeton in New York next month!

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11TH to purchase your tickets to Dartmouth Football at NYC’s Yankee Stadium in the Class of 1985 block.  Click HERE for more details, instructions, and 85 pre-game tailgate information!

Valerie Hartman ’85 and Todd Cranford ’85

 (your Class of 1985 mini-reunion co-chairs)

Yankee Stadium versus Princeton

  • Saturday, November 9
  • Thursday, November 7, 5:30-7:50, Dartmouth Club of NY, Future of Work in Sports SymposiumFriday, November 8, family event: Spider-Man screening, Directors Guild of America Theater, NYSaturday,
  • November 9, Dartmouth run thru Central Park, Southwest corner, 9 am
  • Pre-game tailgate: Billy’s Sports Bar, 856 River Ave., The Bronx, NY https://alumni.dartmouth.edu/events/pre-game-tailgate-dartmouth-headquarters

Shades of Green – Spring 2019

Spring has sprung and another Shades of Green hits the presses! In this issue: part 2 of our visit with classmates in the Earth, Energy, and Environment fields and much, much more. Click through to our website to download or watch your mailbox!

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