ALumni Days 2017, October 7–8

On-site registration at Mather Reception Desk!

Come back home to Marlboro College for Alumni Days 2017. Even if you can’t attend, please help spread the word to your alumni friends.

For the second year in a row, this alumni reunion provides a unique opportunity to bring the Marlboro community of current and prospective students, parents, and alumni together on Saturday, when the reunion will coincide with the college’s Family Day and Open House. Celebrate your Marlboro memories as well as your dedication to the college of today and tomorrow. While Saturday's lunch-block and afternoon faculty/alumni panel discussion are the two combined activities, the rest of the day's events will be exclusively for alumni and faculty. 

Friday, October 6

3:00 The Absolution of Spirit: Forgiveness in Hegel's Philosophy of Religion talk by alumna Ursula Roessinger '11, Library reading room

Saturday, October 7

11:30–on Registration – Mather reception desk

11:30-12:30 Lunch and activities

  • Cider press, yummy treats, grad school table, and other activities on the front lawn
  • Art show by Ryan Kish '07, who will be present – Drury Gallery
  • Lunch with students and parents – dining hall

12:30-1:30 Community Service Projects

  • Split and load wood from fallen trees to donate to families in need
  • Help organize the library's periodicals
  • Trail work

1:45-2:45 State of the College presentation and discussion led by Kevin Quigley, president, and other key leaders – Campus Center

3:00-4:00 Faculty/Alumni Panel – Whittemore Theater

  • Democracy in the Deep Divide: Can We Still Work Together?
  • Twenty years ago, parents were open to their children marrying outside of the party. Nowadays, party allegiance is stronger than race and religion. How does this hyper-partisanship affect our democracy? Are we still capable of common action? The panel considers what it would take to restore humanity to our political conversations. 
  • Moderated by Meg Mott, professor of politics
  • Panel includes
    • Amer Latif, professor of religion
    • Jake Davis '03, Postdoctoral Associate, New York University
    • Katherine Gypson '05, Voice of America, U.S. congressional correspondent 
    • Amber Schafer '10, Brooklyn-based filmmaker
  • Closing remarks by President Kevin

4:15-5:30 Reception to celebrate retiring Outdoor Program Director Randy Knaggs '94, also open to students - climbing wall/green room in Whittemore

  • Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage as we toast our beloved Randy. There will be cake, too!

5:30-6:30 Community Dinner – Dining Hall


  • K-Pop Dance and Opening Remarks by sophomore Cyane Thomas, Renaissance Scholar recipient who studied in South Korea this summer, also open to current students. There will be a cash bar for beer and wine. – Campus Center
  • Campfire with Randy Knaggs '94, campus center meadow

Sunday, October 8

11:00-12:00 Brunch (with surprise guests) – Dining Hall


  • Alumni tour of campus
  • Paddle at South Pond with Randy Knaggs '94


Register now (suggested donation of $10, $25, $50, or $100). Your donations will help to offset a fraction of the cost for this reunion. The college, as well as our sponsors, 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. This year, limited space will also be available for a fee in Marlboro North. Email the alumni director at or 802-451-7145 for more information about lodging or other reunion details.

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. 

Thanks to our corporate sponsors:

And Individual Sponsors:
  • Anonymous Donor
  • Bart Goodwin, trustee
  • Kirsten Newcomer '82, trustee

Faculty attending

There will be several faculty members attending for all or part of these events. Keep checking back, as we will update this list as we get closer to the event.

Amy Beecher

Bev Burkett

William Edelglass

Jennifer Girouard

Seth Harter

Kristin Horrigan

Amer Latif

Meg Mott

Matt Ollis

Nelli Sargsyan

John Sheehy

Jaimie Tanner

Jim Tober

Tom Toleno

Confirmed Attendees

Diane Arndt '95
Andrea Arnstein '99
Brian Aust '94
Jason Breen '92
Barbara Cole '59
Bruce Cole '59
Anthony (Christos) Contakos '97
Pamela Contakos '98
Mike Crane '92
Daniel Doolittle '95
Cara Downey '08
Carol Dubie '75
Jonathan Franklin
Timalyne Frazier '94
Kevin Gallagher
Adrienne Guckenberger
Jim Guckenberger '06
Katherine Gypson '05
Scott Hartl '85
Lila Hurwitz
Hanako Jones '09
Elina Koumjian '08
Alec Koumjian '10
Sarah Lavigne '98
Sonia Lowe
Jason MacArthur
Lauren MacArthur '02
Molly MacLeod '08
Tyler Martin
Troy McAllister '98
Sue McClintock '05
Michael McIvor '14
Michael Mcrae '04
Richard (Rick) Nickerson '68
Jessica O'Pray '93
Matthew O'Pray '94
Elias Ohrstrom '14
Laurie Panther '86
Jesse Parry-Corvid '87
Jamie Paul '08
Ted Randolph
Amber Schaefer '10
Richard Stein
Anne Stein '86
Kelsa Summer '13, MBA '17
Hilly van Loon '62
Piet van Loon '63
Carrie West '99
Juliana Westcott
Zev Wexler '71
Amanda Whiting '11
Cathie Willis '71
Paul Willis '71