ALumni Days 2016, October 7–9

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Come back home to Marlboro College for Alumni Days 2016. Even if you can't attend, please help spread the word to your alumni friends.

This year’s alumni reunion provides a unique opportunity to be a part of the positive momentum and renaissance that Marlboro College is experiencing this fall. Celebrate your Marlboro memories as well as your dedication to the college of today and tomorrow. 

We are excited to bring the Marlboro community of current and prospective students, parents, and alumni together for the first time on Saturday when the reunion will coincide with the college's Family Day and Open House. While Saturday's lunch-block and afternoon kickball game are the two combined activities, the rest of the reunion's events will be exclusively for alumni and faculty. Alumni Days event highlights include: 

  • Friday, October 7: Kick-off reception and film screening in Brattleboro

  • Saturday, October 8: Faculty-led sessions, activities, and social events, as well as a celebration of Luis Batlle's life, undergraduate campus

  • Saturday night: Dessert reception and art exhibit by Carol Hendrickson, faculty emeritus, on the undergraduate campus (updated)

  • Sunday, October 9: Sessions and brunch at both the undergraduate and graduate campuses

See the full schedule below, and register and pay the fee online ($50, $25 for alumni from the classes of 2011 to 2016). The fee, which is significantly lower than the last reunion in 2012, helps to offset a fraction of the cost for this reunion. The college, as well as our corporate sponsors (listed below), cover the majority of the event's budget.

Lodging will be scarce in the region, so please plan ahead. There may be Marlboro College community members able to provide space. Email the alumni director at for more information.

If you can't attend Alumni Days but would like to make a donation in support of the college, please visit our giving page. Alumni giving is an expression of your support for the Marlboro education you received, an important indicator for our prospective students and their parents.

This is the perfect time for our beloved undergraduate and graduate alumni to visit. Thank you for supporting Marlboro College.

Contact Kathy Waters, alumni director, at or 802-451-7145 for more information.

Thanks to our corporate sponsors, Michael J. DeLaurentis, Esq., Metz Culinary Management, Ingram Construction, The Richards Group, and Howard Printing.

Full Schedule (subject to change)

Alumni community photo


Friday, October 7: Brattleboro

  • Kick-off Reception at the Marlboro College Graduate Center, Brattleboro, 6:00–7:30 pm. For alumni and faculty. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.
  • Film Showing at the Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center, 8:00 pm. Walk with Me: The Trials of Damon J. Keith, a documentary directed by Jesse Nesser ’13, who will be present. Several other Marlboro College community members worked on this inspiring film. As an extra attraction, Marlboro professor of photography John Willis' exhibit, "House/Home, A Work in Progress" will be showing at the museum. The screening is open to the public in conjunction with Brattleboro Gallery Walk.
  • In-Sight Photography Project's Annual Auction, 49 Flat Street, Brattleboro, 5:30 pm.
  • With You, a photography and video show by Marlboro alumna Hannah Cummins, Latchis Art Gallery, 5:30 pm.

Saturday, October 8: Marlboro campus
(This is the alumni schedule; Lunch block and Kickball/Ice Cream social intersect with Family Day/Open House are noted)

  • Registration, 9:30 am, dining hall
  • Welcome Session, 10:00-10:30 am, dining hall, featuring Laura Stevenson, professor emeritus of literature and writing, Kevin Quigley, president, and surprise guests.
  • Morning Sessions, 10:45-11:45 am, led by faculty members
    • Talk/Discussion on this year’s presidential campaign led by Meg Mott, professor of politics
    • Hike/Talk led by Bob Engel, professor emeritus of biology and Jenny Ramstetter ‘81, professor of biology and environmental studies
    • Arts tour led by the visual arts faculty, Roberto Lugo, Cathy Osman, Tim Segar, and Marcus DeSieno ’10, visiting photography professor
  • Lunch & Mid-Day Activities (in conjunction with Family Day/Open House attendees), 12:00-1:30 pm
    • Lunch shifts in the dining hall
    • Activities on the front lawn
    • Photo booth, admissions building
    • "Tell Your Marlboro Story" video sessions; be interviewed and share your Marlboro story, Snyder Center for the Visual Arts
    • Faculty art show, "Tell Your Marlboro Story" video presentation
    • Sunny Tappan ’77, voice actor, records voicemail messages
  • Community Photo, 1:30-1:45 pm, on library lawn
  • "Town Meeting," 2:00-2:45 pm, in dining hall.  Includes Marlboro “Renaissance” discussion, and break-out groups by eras and other affinity groups.
  • Celebration of Luis Batlle, 3:00-4:00 pm, including video of Luis’ last piano rehearsal. T Wilson, literature and writing, will be reading a tribute by Dana Howell.
  • Afternoon Soccer Game & Ice Cream Social, (open to Family Day/Open House attendees) 4:15-5:15 pm
  • Dinner, 5:30-6:30 pm, in dining hall

Saturday night: Undergraduate campus

  • Dessert Reception and Art Exhibit by Carol Hendrickson, faculty emeritus of anthropology, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Whittemore/Drury Gallery. Carol will be in attendance. Open to alumni and faculty.
  • 6th Annual Blanche Moyse Chorale Concert, Persons Auditorium, 7:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased through the Brattleboro Music Center.

Sunday, October 9

  • Marlboro Grad School Activities, Brattleboro (coincides with the residency weekend). Open to alumni from the graduate and undergraduate campuses.
    • Community Circle, 8:00 am
    • Sit in on classes
    • Lunch provided by alumni office for alumni, GPS students, faculty
  • Undergrad Campus Activities, Marlboro. Open to alumni from both campuses.
    • Alumni meeting with some trustees, 10:00 am
    • Brunch in the dining hall, 11:00 am
    • Alumni tour of campus, 12:00 noon

Faculty attending part or all of alumni days

(check back as this list is updated)

Gloria Biamonte, Literature, Writing

Beverly Burkett, TESOL Graduate and Undergraduate programs

Marcus DeSieno '12, Photography

William Edelglass, Philosophy, Environmental Studies

Bob Engel, Professor Emeritus, Biology

Adam Franklin-Lyons, Environmental Studies, History

Jennifer Girouard '01, Sociology

Lori Hanau, GPS Management Graduate Program

Seth Harter, Asian Studies, History

Brad Heck ‘04, Film-Video Studies

Carol Hendrickson, Professor Emeritus, Anthropology

Kristin Horrigan, Dance, Gender Studies
Kate Jellema, Associate Dean for Graduate & Professional Studies

Amer Latif, Religion

Jerry Levy, Professor Emeritus, Sociology

Roberto Lugo, Ceramics

Meg Mott, Politics

Jean O'Hara, Theater, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies

Matt Ollis, Mathematics

Cathy Osman, Painting, Visual Arts

Geraldine Pittman de Batlle, Literature

Kevin Quigley, President

Tom Ragle, Retired President

Kate Ratcliff, Amercian Studies, Gender Studies

Jenny Ramstetter ‘81, Biology, Environmental Studies

Matan Rubinstein, Music

Nelli Sargsyan, Anthropology

Tim Segar, Scupture, Environmental Studies, Visual Arts

John Sheehy, Literature, Writing

Todd Smith, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Studies

Rosario Swanson, Gender Studies, Languages

Jamie Tanner, Biology, Environmental Studies

T. Wilson, Literature, Writing