January 21, 2022

Class Notes & Obituaries

Send in a Class Note or Obit

Want to submit your a class note? Write to us about your latest travels, alumni you have seen recently, a marriage, new addition to the family, a job change or perhaps some other great happenings in your life. Obituaries may also be submitted.

This most recent batch of Class Notes and Obits were submitted before Oct. 1.

The deadline to submit entries for the Earlhamite‘s next issue is Oct. 1. Go to earlham.edu/class-notes to submit, or write to [email protected]. Submissions may be edited for length or other editorial considerations.

Need to get in touch with your class chair? Find them on the class chair page. The chairs serve as goodwill ambassadors and are encouraged to help organize class reunions and other alumni gatherings in their communities.

Alumni Council message

The Spring of 2020 changed all of our lives significantly, and so it changed Alumni Council in ways we hadn’t imagined. We had planned to address student outreach, establish working sessions to effectively involve alumni in both student enrollment and career planning and identify ways for Council to better communicate—until we had to cancel our in-person meeting.

Since the cancellation of that meeting, this story is about what’s different now. By necessity, we put a halt to project planning and pivoted into a phase of re-invention, looking inward to revise our purpose and function in the face of a vastly different world. As 2022 dawns and we carefully return to an active planning and programming agenda, we do so from a new place:

  • We are separating our processes from our governance. We have both a fledgling standard operating procedures manual and a new constitution, emphasizing a mission to inspire alumni engagement through opportunities to connect with members of the Earlham campus and global communities to advance the interests of Earlham College.
    • This includes revised Council participation expectations that, making use of virtual meeting technologies, allows Council to draw its membership increasingly from the growing global community of alumni.
  • We have a new committee structure with fewer, focused and different standing committees and more emphasis on ad hoc opportunities to serve alumni and to connect them to the campus community in new ways.
  • We have come together for diversity and inclusion training, delivered by EC alumni experts and are engaged in revising and acting on steps that Council first committed to in the summer of 2020, namely, to put into practice our mission to facilitate the longstanding relationship between the College and its global, diverse alumni community.

For more information about Alumni Council, visit https://earlham.edu/alumni/get-involved/alumni-council/. Email us at [email protected].

Martha Henn and Wendy Smiseck

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