'93 Celebrates 25

Join us in Williamstown June 7-10, 2018

Get ready to reconnect with friends and classmates in the Purple Valley.  Whether you’ve come to every reunion or haven’t set foot on campus since graduation, we hope you’ll join us for a wonderful weekend.

  • Friday evening is a casual dinner buffet for the whole family under the tent on Poker Flats with games and activities available on the lawn, weather permitting. (If rain forces us indoors to the Towne Field House, there will be organized activities there, too.)

    On Saturday there is a separate 25th kids dinner and activities supervised by counselors at the Williamstown Youth Center (WYC), 66 School Street. This is included in your child's registration fees but it does require advance registration. To sign up, please complete the sign-up sheet and submit to the 25th Reunion Office. Parents should plan to check-in their children at WYC at 5:00pm (as well as sign waivers and permission slips – all ages). Dinner starts at 5:00pm. Following dinner, kids will be divided into groups by age and interest. Several choices will be available:
    • Arts & crafts
    • Outdoor (weather permitting) playground and games like basketball, tetherball, Capture the Flag, etc.
    • Movies on large screen TV
    • Games like dodgeball in the indoor gym
    • Foosball, pool or ping pong
    • Quiet time in the Learning Center or the Computer Lab
    • Walk to Images Cinema on Spring Street to see Coco (7:00pm) or The Greatest Showman (9:00pm)
    • Trip to Ramblewild for kids 11 and older
    WYC counselors will be in charge of each of the groups and a 25th staff person will be on hand at WYC. Groups leaving WYC will compile a list with the name of each child who is away from WYC. Parents are expected to pick up their child(ren) by 11:30pm.

    On Saturday a group of teens who have pre-registered will go to Ramblewild ropes course, 5:30-10:00pm. Parents of teens going to Ramblewild need to check-in their child(ren) by 5:00pm, so teens can eat and leave on the 5:30pm bus. The bus will not wait! To sign up for Ramblewild, please complete the waiver and submit both the waiver and $30 payment to the 25th Reunion Office.

    Teens at WYC will be able to enjoy their own space in WYC. Following dinner, teens can choose from the range of activities above or play Xbox (for teens 12 and older) in the Teen room.

    You can find a list of children's activities for all reunion classes on Saturday here.

  • REGISTRATION INFO:

    What is the registration deadline?
    Online registration for reunion opens on Friday, March 16, 2018. Online registration for reunion closes on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. If you miss the online registration, you are still welcome and encouraged to attend reunion, but please register in person when you arrive to campus at the 25th Reunion Headquarters in Mission Park.

    Where do I check in when I arrive to campus?
    25th Reunion alums should check in at Mission Park to pick up a schedule, class mementos, and dorm room keys.

    What are 25th Reunion check-in hours?
    Thursday:
    noon-11 p.m.
    Friday: 9 a.m.- 11 p.m.
    Saturday: 8 a.m.- 7 p.m.

    If you registered for College housing but arrive after check-in closes for the night, visit Security (Hopkins Hall, lower level) for access to your dorm room.

    May I receive a registration refund if I have to cancel my plans to attend reunion?
    If you need to cancel your registration and would like to receive a refund, email Conny Isby in the 25th Reunion Program at [email protected] with your information.

    LOGISTICS:

    Where can I find out information about the reunion program?
    You can review the ’93 schedule of events and the overall reunion schedule.

    Where can I park on campus?
    Parking on campus can be a challenge during reunion, so we suggest you park in the lot behind Thompson (the old Infirmary), in front of Poker Flats. If you are staying in the dorm, unload in the spaces along the north side of Mission and then move your car to the Thompson lot. If you do park elsewhere on campus, please pay attention to posted signs and time restrictions. Williamstown police will ticket violators.

    I’m interested in sharing a ride. Where do I find fellow carpoolers?
    If you’re looking for a ride to town, or willing to offer one, you can connect with classmates via the '93 Facebook page or use the Williams Switchboard to connect with other reunion attendees.

    What’s the dress code?
    Bring comfortable, casual clothes for the weekend. The Saturday evening reception and dinner are a bit dressier, but ties are not required. Remember that Williamstown in June could be boiling hot or cold and windy – there is even the occasional downpour. It would be wise to check the forecast before you come! Don't forget: our dinners will be on grass under a tent, so keep that in mind when selecting footwear.

    How do I sign up for golf at Taconic?
    All tee times for play at Taconic must be reserved through classmate Jon Nasser, '93 golf chair. Tee times are very limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Jon at [email protected] or (845)527-8810 by May 1st if you would like to play during the weekend (Taconic’s Pro Shop will refer calls to Jon, so save a step and contact him directly). He’s trying to set up some friendly competition, so tee it up.

    COLLEGE HOUSING:

    What is the cost to stay in on campus housing?
    The cost is $80 per bed for the entire weekend.
    You can reserve a room through the online reunion registration or on the reunion registration form in your packet. Rooms contain one single bed, but you may bring sleeping bags and an air mattress for a child or children to share your room at no additional cost. Babysitters attending reunion with your family are housed in the dorm at no cost. If you prefer to stay in a nearby hotel, here is a list of local hotels.

    Can I be housed with my friends?
    Yes. We automatically house families together. If you’d like to be housed near friends, when you register for housing, please list the friends you’d like to be near and we will do our best to room you together in a suite or on the same floor.

    Will sheets and towels be provided in the college rooms?
    Yes. No need to bring your own linens if you are staying in college housing, although some classmates bring their own linens and towels for comfort. You will be provided basic sheets, 1 blanket, 1 pillow and 1 towel per bed registration.

    Can I find out where I am housed on campus before I come to town for Reunion?
    Housing is finalized just before reunion so unfortunately we cannot let people know in advance of Reunion weekend where they are housed. However, if you know you will be arriving on campus after 25th Reunion Check-in has closed, please let the 25th Reunion Program know and we can get you your room information just before you arrive to campus.

    Can my pet stay with me in on-campus housing?
    No, pets are not allowed in college housing. Pets are allowed on the campus grounds, but not in campus buildings unless you have a medical need. Please look for local kennels, or speak to local hotels/rentals about pet accommodations.

    Are the rooms air conditioned? Do they have private bathrooms?
    The rooms are not air conditioned. The majority of the dorm rooms do NOT have private bathrooms. They are the same dormitories that you remember from your years as students, communal bathrooms and all!

    AMENITIES:

    What childcare is available during reunion?
    Friday night: The 25th Reunion Program will have ’93 Activity Counselors organizing games and activities during the family dinner at Poker Flats.

    Saturday: There is an extensive family activities program on Saturday. Details can be found here.

    Saturday night: The 25th Reunion Program provides a separate kids dinner and activities (for kids 5+) supervised by counselors at the Williamstown Youth Center from 5 p.m – 11 p.m. This is included in your kids' reunion fees but does require advance registration. Parents should plan to drop their kids off at 5 p.m. (as well as sign waivers and permission slips). Dinner starts at 5 p.m. Following dinner, kids will be divided into groups by age and interest. Many choices will be available including but not limited to: arts & crafts, outdoor games (basketball, tetherball, Capture the Flag), dodgeball, foosball, ping pong, quiet time in the Learning Center or Computer Lab, excursions to Images Cinema for a movie (Coco 6:30pm, The Greatest Showman 9:00pm), and video games. Teens (11+) will also have the opportunity to go to local high ropes course Ramblewild. Pre-registration for Ramblewild is required (cost $30). You will have the opportunity to sign up and download the waiver on the online registration or you can use the forms in your registration packet. Please contact the 25th Reunion Program if you have any questions.

    Will I have cell-phone service in Williamstown?
    Yes

    How can I access the campus wireless network?
    We’ll provide you with directions on how to connect to our network upon arrival to campus.

    Will the pool be open?
    Samuelson and Muir swimming pool will be open Thursday-Friday afternoon from 2- 5pm and Saturday 1-4pm.

    Where can I find driving directions, travel information, hotel information, etc?
    Check out the Visitor’s Guide: http://www.williams.edu/home/visitors/

    STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
    Contact the 25th Reunion Program at 25th[email protected] or 413-597-4208

     

  • Each 25th reunion class produces a book featuring autobiographical essays from its members. The book is conceived and edited by the Class Book Committee and often includes historical photos, comments from the president, and essays written by members of the class. This keepsake is sent in the spring, prior to Reunion Weekend, to all members of the class, regardless of whether they plan to attend reunion. The 25th Reunion Office oversees and guides this project to completion.

     The deadline for personal submissions for 1993's Class Book was November 30, 2017.

    1993 25th Reunion Class Books were mailed on Friday, May 4, to all members of the class. Enjoy these heartwarming essays and the many photos, especially those from back-in-the-day. Tremendous thanks to Class Book Co-Chairs Kathrine Forster Kuo and Dennis Kuo and the entire Book Committee for the many hours that went into compiling this collection that captures the Class of '93 so well.

    Class Book Committee

    Co-chairs:  Kathrine Kuo and Dennis Kuo
    Allison Achauer
    Linda Allen Overbay
    Anne Conrad Hummel
    Eve Gerber
    Lauren Golden Boskoff
    Linda Good
    Michael Lapin
    Jon Nasser
    Chad Orzel
    Jennifer Thurman Pruett
    Sara Treworgy Osborn

  • Find our class on Facebook

    Find our class on LinkedIn

    Communication and Reconnection Committee

    Chair: Paul Piquado
    Allison Achauer
    Linda Allen Overbay
    Nadine Block
    Eric Chiu
    Sharon Crary
    Katherine Lee Koles
    Kerrita Mayfield
    Jon Nasser
    David Nickoll
    Chad Orzel (Facebook group moderator)
    Camille Preston (LinkedIn group moderator)
    Jennifer Thurman Pruett
    Heather Traeger

  • This year, spearheaded by the ’93 Leadership Committee and the Alumni Fund agent team, the Class of  ’93 will seek continued support for the Alumni Fund and will also be supporting the Class of 1993 Fund for Integrative Wellbeing, providing Williams with an opportunity to innovate and lead in the area of student mental health services, transforming it into a core competency of Williams – helping students really thrive, not just survive, in a vibrant and challenging academic environment.

    Over the years, recent 25th classes have made gifts to the college ranging from $2 million to $10 million that have helped to fund initiatives such as faculty endowment, scholarships, new construction and building renovations.

    Gifts and pledges to the Class of 1993 Fund for Integrative Wellbeing and to the Alumni Fund will count toward the 25th Reunion Fund total. The magnitude of individual gifts varies, based on each donor’s financial capacity and his or her inclination to give to Williams. Nonetheless, most class members who participate in the 25th Reunion Fund stretch to make the largest commitment they have ever considered to Williams.

    What counts and how does crediting work?

    View a history of 25th Reunion Fund.

    Leadership Giving

    Co-Chairs: Jonathan Coleman and Mika Wood Frechette
    Tom Davidson
    Brian Foster
    Jon Gans
    Damon Hemmerdinger
    Reenita Malhotra
    Ed McDermott
    Rosamond Moxon O’Connor
    Jay Venkatesan
    Jeff Whitaker
    Nadine Block (Class Agent)
    Matt Smith (Class Agent)

    Alumni Fund Agent Team

    Co-Head Agents: Nadine Block and Matt Smith
    Sarah Platman Baird
    Rebecca Beavers
    Holly Bernstein
    Adam Brandt
    Nina Coslov
    Heather Espinosa
    Mika Frechette
    Robb Friedman
    Nina Pyle Furlanetto
    Lauren Golden
    Tom Hall
    Tom Koltis
    Kerrita Mayfield
    Jennifer McQuaid
    Jon Nasser
    David Nickoll
    Rosamond O’Connor
    Trevor Pound
    Camille Preston
    Jenny Minton Quigley
    Mary Reale
    Heather Traeger

  • Class Officers:

    President:               Tom Kimbis
    Vice President:      Mary Buss Reale
    Secretary:               Anne Conrad Hummel
    Treasurer:              Brian Foster

    25th Reunion Committees

     Weekend Planning 

    Chair:    Tom Kimbis
    Mary Buss Reale
    Eric Chiu
    Anne Conrad Hummel
    Bridget Conry
    Ashley Deeks
    Jeff Hummel
    David Nickoll
    Tim Pinto
    Jennifer Raney Harris
    Mike Wynn
    Golf Chair: Jon Nasser

    Communication and Reconnection

    Chair: Paul Piquado
    Allison Achauer
    Linda Allen Overbay
    Nadine Block
    Eric Chiu
    Sharon Crary
    Katherine Lee Koles
    Kerrita Mayfield
    Jon Nasser
    David Nickoll
    Chad Orzel (Facebook group moderator)
    Camille Preston (LinkedIn group moderator)
    Jennifer Thurman Pruett
    Heather Traeger

    Class Book

    Co-chairs:  Kathrine Kuo and Dennis Kuo
    Allison Achauer
    Linda Allen Overbay
    Anne Conrad Hummel
    Eve Gerber
    Lauren Golden Boskoff
    Linda Good
    Michael Lapin
    Jon Nasser
    Chad Orzel
    Jennifer Thurman Pruett
    Sara Treworgy Osborn

    Leadership Giving

    Co-Chairs: Jonathan Coleman and Mika Wood Frechette
    Tom Davidson
    Brian Foster
    Jon Gans
    Damon Hemmerdinger
    Reenita Malhotra
    Ed McDermott
    Rosamond Moxon O’Connor
    Jay Venkatesan
    Jeff Whitaker
    Nadine Block (Class Agent)
    Matt Smith (Class Agent)

    ***If you’d like to join any of the committees, please contact the 25th Reunion Program at [email protected] or feel free to reach out to the committee chairs directly.***

  • Staff

    Beth Reynolds '95, Director, 25th Reunion Program
    (413) 597-4652

    Conny Isby, 25th Reunion Program Coordinator
    (413) 597-4208

    Wendy Skavlem, Alumni Fund Development Officer
    (413) 597-4685

    Erin Breen, Alumni Fund Program Coordinator
    (413) 597-4432