Home Days 2018, October 6–8
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Marlboro College Alumni Home Days 2018! Over 150 alumni and family members attended from all over the country.
About 50 people attended our first ever “Kevin Quigley Unplugged” session. Feedback on the session as universally positive with alumni commenting on the follow-up survey that it was “illuminating,” “a tough but necessary respectful dialog,” and “the best part of the weekend.” The biggest complaint was that the session was too short.
Over 100 people attended a celebration of life for Bob Engel. Faculty member and alumna Jenny Ramstetter ’81 employed alumni, students, staff, and family to help create almost 150 tiles, each dedicated to one of Bob’s Plan students. The installation was a testament both to the lingering impact that Bob will have, and the power of our little community.
Other highlights included a poetry workshop with Cate Marvin Dupont ’92; a super stimulating alumni panel featuring Alexia Boggs ’13, Sean Pyles ’13, Gretchen Chapman ’14, and Morgan Ingalls ‘10 covering the worlds of law, finance, publishing, bats and armpit hair; a mug painting workshop led by ceramic artist Diane Echlin ’91 which will result in a donating of many mugs to the Dining Hall; and, of course, the first ever “street broomball” challenge which primarily served as training ground for future generations of Fighting Dead Trees (PS, all hay bales will be recycled for the upcoming winter games). See a heartwarming photo gallery and enjoy clips from our Young Alumni Panel responding to the questions "Why Marlboro?" and "How did Marlboro help prepare you for you job?" or watch the whole panel discussion.
Planning has begun for Home Days 2019. The date is yet to be determined, but we are actively looking for alumni to help with content ideas, planning, and execution of the event to help make it what you want. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help out.
Thanks to our corporate sponsors:
And our individual sponsor:
Trustee Bart Goodwin P'04