This past weekend, October 4 and 5, Lincoln School alumnae with class years ending in 4 and 9 gathered to reconnect with and celebrate each other. Whether they graduated 5 or 50 years ago, the adage “once a Lincoln girl, always a Lincoln girl” was felt in all corners of Lincoln’s campus.
On Friday, alumnae were welcomed and invited to take student-led tours of both new and beloved areas of 301 Butler Avenue–cutting-edge facilities like the STEAM Hub for Girls brought 21st century learning to life, while memories from their days as students were found in favorite classrooms. Attendees then chose between a rousing performance from Lincoln’s Rock Band, or the hallmark tone of the handbell ensemble to relive the longstanding tradition of excellence in Performing Arts.
Three outstanding alumnae were honored in an all-community reception–Mih-Ho Cha Neenan ’81 with the 2019 Alumna Citation Award; Teena Shetty ’91 with the 2019 Distinguished Service Award; and Andrea Rickey ’09 with the 2019 Young Alumna Award. Learn more about this year’s award winners here.
The reception was followed by an alumnae lunch with the Class of 2020 featuring remarks by Head of School Suzanne Fogarty, Head of Upper School Peter Brooks, and Alumnae Association Board President Catherine Syner Shaghalian ’96, a traditional event that allows our soon-to-be-alumnae connect with members of this diverse and vibrant network of outstanding women. Afterwards, alumnae spoke with Lincoln’s Head of School Search Committee Chair Russell C. Carey P’16,’31 and Lincoln Board of Trustees Chair Jane P. Jamieson ’71, dug deep into a discussion about equity, community, and inclusion at Lincoln, and were treated to a select performance of Sonya Akhtar '21’s Sophomore Speaker Series speech.
Saturday, alumnae of different ages and professional expertise connected during LincUPtoNetwork, a speed-dating-style approach to networking. That evening, class dinners took place in various rooms in the newly renovated Science Wing and the award-winning STEAM Hub for Girls, allowing for smaller group discussions and reminiscing.
It was a wonderful weekend of celebrating both current happenings and the spirit of sisterhood, both within classes and among the greater Lincoln School alumnae network. If you’re a Lincoln alumna looking to enhance your personal and professional development by connecting with women in different stages of their lives and careers, join Lincoln Connect today! You never know what connections you'll find valuable until you begin a conversation.
For scenes from Alumnae & Reunion Weekend 2019, watch the highlight video below or check out the full photo album. We’re already looking forward to celebrating class years ending in 0 and 5 next year!