On Saturday, May 8, over 100 alumnae joined Winsor's second Virtual Alumnae Day and took advantage of the opportunity to reconnect and engage in meaningful dialog. In the morning, alumnae went back to school, logging in to join one of three virtual classes. Next, a session on building engagement with alums of color offered invaluable insight, and then alums joined breakout sessions on women as non-profit leaders, using Alumnae Connect, finding work/life balance, and updating a resume. Alumnae also heard inspired remarks from the 25th and 50th year reunion speakers and from Head of School Sarah Pelmas, and joined a moving celebration of life. 

View recordings from some of the day's sessions below. Note: The recordings require a password, and alumnae received the password via email.

9:00am
Welcome and Remarks

Audrey McAdams Fenton ’93, P ‘26, President, Winsor Alumnae Association
Beth Peterson ’80, P ’11, Director, Alumnae Engagement

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9:30-10:30am Back to Class: Experience Distance Learning with Winsor Faculty.

Alumnae choose
to join one class:
 
Who Said It Was Simple? Intersectional Feminism and Interdisciplinary Teaching at Winsor

Libby Parsley, History Faculty
Susanna Ryan, English Faculty

"In this session, we'll talk through the evolution of our interdisciplinary course on Feminism, now in its sixth year at Winsor, and look at an Audre Lorde poem together as a means of exploring the issues of intersectional feminism that are so central to the course and to the movement."

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  STEM @ Winsor: Signals, Sounds, & Music

Chris Player
, STEM Integrator and ILab Manager

An interactive introduction to our perception of music, the science of sound, and the computation of signals, we will skim through some of the work of our IV’s “Temporal Arts Studio” STEM course to demonstrate interesting auditory phenomena and synthesizer design alike.

 
Sixth Grade Pandemic Math 

Jodi Kerble, Math Faculty 

What are the tools that we use in math class to teach/learn both remotely and socially distant? What has changed from previous years? What will stay when the pandemic is gone? How do students learn collaboratively? How does the teacher know if the students are learning? Jodi will share the answers to all of these questions while you get to explore the tools.

10:45–12:00pm
Building Bridges to Engage Alums of Color

Trina Gary
Founder and Executive Director of  Independent Trust, and CEO, Brown-Gary Associates, LLC 

1:00–1:30pm Sarah Pelmas, Head of School

Remarks

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1:45-3:00 p.m Breakout Sessions

Alumnae choose to join one session: 
Working for the Greater Good

Join fellow alumnae to discuss why women are inspired to found, volunteer, work and lead non-profit organizations.

Lizzie Schueler ’81
President, Manomet Inc

Liza Yntema ‘76
Founder and President of Dance Data Project®

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Alumnae Connect!

Explore the redesigned Winsor Alumnae Connect App for connection, career building, and mentoring opportunities.

  Work Life Balance

You don't have to do it alone! Share, listen and learn from other Winsor alums balancing work, home, relationships, and caring for kids and elders.

 
Resume Refresh

Whether you need to build a resume, or your existing resume needs a refresh, learn how to put your best foot forward.
3:05-3:25pm
Class Reunion Speakers

A Winsor tradition, these speakers are chosen by their classmates to represent their class.
  • 25th Reunion Speaker:
    Mariama White-Hammond ’96
  • 50th Reunion Speaker:
    Ellen Pinderhughes ’71
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3:30–4:00pm Celebration of Life

Memorial Service and reflections by
Kate Baker-Carr ‘80 and Sarah Pelmas, followed by Closing Remarks.

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Evening Sip and Dish!

Class gatherings by Zoom. Zoom links will be distributed by each Reunion Committee. 


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Revisit Alumnae Weekend 2018