Reunion Weekend

On behalf of the Alumnae Association Board of Governors, we are thrilled to invite you back to campus for reunion weekend. We hope to see as many of you as possible in May and look forward to a wonderful weekend of reconnecting with each other and with Westover.

Maura Tansley ’00
President of the Alumnae Association

Dorie Pease ’57
Vice President of the Alumnae Association

2017 Reunion Weekend Recap

Thanks to everyone for a fantastic Reunion Weekend on May 12 and 13 celebrating classes ending in 2 and 7.

Click here to purchase photos from the weekend Day 1
Click here to purchase photos from the weekend Day 2

2017 Westover Fund Awards

Each year we recognize volunteers who have achieved outstanding fundraising success in raising dollars and participation from their classes. Learn more about Distinguished Alumnae here.

The Julia B. Kirlin Award

Presented to the fundraising volunteers of the reunion class that has achieved the most exceptional results in support of the Westover Fund.
This year’s volunteers are from the Class of 1957: Dorie Milner Pease and Alane Gerdau.

The Adele Ervin Award

Presented to the Class Agents of a non-reunion class with the best results in participation and increase in total giving to the Westover Fund. This year’s Agents are from the Class of 2010: Olivia Bates, Hope Boyer, Allison Dinielli, Nicole Dover, and Brooke Flowers.

The Alumnae Board of Governors Award

Presented to the class from the most recent 15 years with the highest percentage participation to the Westover Fund. This year’s winner is the Class of 2002. The Agents for this class are: Lindsay Clark, Makenzi Hurtado, and Ashley Kalaus Mariano.

Reunion Schedule

Friday, May 18

8am-6pm Check in, Red Hall

8:15am-noon Optional Class Visits

11:30-12:45pm Lunch in the Dining Room

11:30-12:45pm Special Invitation: Appreciation Lunch for Reunion Volunteers, Former Trustees, and Former Governors at Lee House.

1pm Tour of Hill-Stead Museum (Shuttle provided by Westover, will return by 4pm)

2-2:45pm Discussion led by the Rasin Center for Global Justice

2-3pm Sense of Place renovation tour

2-5pm Westover alumnae entrepreneur displays in Red Hall

We Are Westover Screenings Red Hall

5 pm Greet and Eat Reception

Mingle with faculty and enjoy an array of catered selections and cocktails

6:30 PM Glee Club and Gospel Choir Concert, Directed by Bob Havery

7:30 PM A performance of A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters starring Christopher Sweeney and Marla Truini

In recognition of Christopher’s retirement

Saturday, May 19

8am Breakfast in the Dining Room

9:30 AM Alumnae Morning Assembly

led by Alumnae Association President Maura Tansley ’00; Remarks by Head of School Julie Faulstich and President of the Board of Trustees Susan Clark ’71

Distinguished Young Alumna Award to Elise Drew León ’03

The Maria Allen ’42 Volunteer Service Award to Christine Muldowney Dahl ’82, P’14

Westover Award to Fred Clark P ’11

Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions:

Kendall Mulligan ’08

Lauren Mathieu ’08

Eleanor “Shotsie” Bissell Wilson ’78

Marion “Scotty” Scott Searle ’73

11:00 AM Chapel Service led by Tom Hungerford, Chaplain

with alumnae speakers Elana Wertkin ’93 and Chay Costello Sosin ’93

11:30-1:30 Alumnae Cookout with faculty

Class photos taken during lunch

1:30-2:00 pm WISE Center Dedication to Ann Pollina

2:15-3 Alumnae Panel: Westover’s Evolving Chapel Tradition

Moderated by Tom Hungerford

3:15-4 PM Poetry reading and book signing with Bruce Coffin

Afternoon Options Sense of Place renovation tour

Printing Press workshop throughout the afternoon

We Are Westover filming sessions

We Are Westover Screenings

Home athletic matches

Networking 101: Workshop for the classes of ’08 and ’13

4:30pm Happy Hour with the Alumnae Governors and faculty

6pm Class Dinners at various locations

55th and Beyond Dinner hosted by Julie Faulstich with special recognition for those who are also Hillard Society members

Sunday, May 20

8:30-10a Continental Breakfast in the Dining Room

9am Yoga at Seven Sisters

Led by Diana Estey ’83, owner of Roots and Wings yoga studio

10-12:30p Farewell Brunch in the Dining Room

10:30am WALSA Reunion Brunch with current students

Spectrum/GSA Reunion Brunch with current students

11:30am Memorial Walks on campus led by Reunion chairs


Class of 1943

Alison Barbour Fox '43

Class of 1958 - 60th Reunion

Mary Brereton Frost '58

Peyton Chapman Horne '58

Deborah French Glynn '58

Jane Jackson Trask '58

Penelope Jones '58

Lucy Lisle Murray-Brown '58

Judith Malone Hayne '58

Martha McCormick Porter '58

Josephine Merrill Eastman '58

Class of 1968 - 50th Reunion

Ann Markham Judd '68

Patricia Simonds Taylor '68

Emily Thomson Williams '68

Barbara Chadwick '68

Caryn Cluett Gregg '68

Annis Gilbert Kukulan '68

Beverly Johnson Jaques '68

Leigh Keyser Phillips '68

Chris Knowlton '68

Susan Logan Whitman '68

Whitney Neville Harvey '68

Cynthia Perry Colebrook '68

Clinton Savage Standart '68

Karen Sawyer O'Brien '68

Patricia Simonds Taylor '68

Marion Thompson Murfey '68

Class of 1969

Starr White Snead '69

Class of 1973 - 45th Reunion

Nancy Handy Grogan '73

Palmer Marrin '73

Annie Scott Lynch '73

Marion Scott Searle '73

Class of 1978 - 40th Reunion

Lori Bellini Cannistra '78

Eleanor Bissell Wilson '78

Christine Gamble Brooks '78

Debra James Case '78

Susan Johnson Currier '78

Bettina Tuttle '78

Elizabeth Uhl '78

Coila Worley Campbell '78

Class of 1980

Lisa Detwiler '80

Class of 1983 - 35th Reunion

Mai-Ning Thayer '83

Class of 1985

Heather Lundy Macdonald '85

Class of 1988 - 30th Reunion

Morgan Birtwell Bau '88

Matilda Cantwell '88

Helen McGrath '88

Neil Patterson King '88

Marla Stelk '88

Class of 1993 - 25th Reunion

Chay Costello Sosin '93

Sarah Glennon Pietragallo '93

Class of 1998 - 20th Reunion

Rosamund Firth Kummel '98

Laura McCormack '98

Class of 2003 - 15th Reunion

Ellen Magin '03

Sarah Bronko '03

Sara Chaudhri '03

Elise Drew León '03

Jessica Haggerty '03

Julia Isenberg '03

Adrienne Jones '03

Amanda Newberg Thomas '03

Alissa Ryan Kelley '03

Emily Pomeroy Schneider '03

Danielle Stewart Knope '03

Jaime Winchenbach '03

Class of 2008 - 10th Reunion

Chelsea Dostaler '08

Elizabeth Foltz '08

Elizabeth Froeber '08

Kendall Mulligan '08

Tea Psorn '08

Bronwyn Schlaefer '08

Elizabeth van Luling '08

Adine Bhumitra '08

Jee Hee Son '08

Class of 2013 - 5th Reunion

Phoebe Carlisle '13

Stephanie Colucci '13

Lindsay Petricca '13

Emily Guanci '13

Reunion Committee Members

If you would like to join the Reunion Committee for your class, please email Carrie at

Class Volunteers

Susan Logan Whitman
Clinton Savage Standart
Patricia Simmonds Taylor
Adeline Gwynne Kurtz
Heather Heard Hetherington
Leigh Keyser Phillips
Whitney Neville Harvey

Palmer Marrin
Nancy Grogan
Liz Crane

Jennie Lamonte
Shotsie Wilson

Laura Boogaert

Barb Valente
Erin Hussein

Susanne Charbonneau Carpenter

Maggie Nunez Fernandez


Danielle Knope
Karimah Gottschalk


Alexandra Fonseca
Libby Froeber
Liz van Luling

Lindsay Petricca
Julia Friedman


I have not been on campus in a while. What should I expect this weekend?

Reunion is the perfect time to come back to campus! As school is still in session, you will not only be able to catch up with classmates, but also have the chance to meet current students and faculty as well. Campus is as beautiful as ever, Red Hall is still red, and we promise a good time for all!

How can I reconnect with classmates ahead of reunion?

Your reunion chairs are a great place to start. Many classes have set up Facebook pages, so you may want to look there. Also, the alumnae portal is available. Visit and join to search for classmates in the online directory.

Does the cost to attend reunion count as a reunion gift?

It does not. The registration payment goes towards food, beverage and entertainment costs. Gifts made to the Westover Fund in a reunion year will go towards the class gift total and participation total.

Where can I stay?

We recommend the Southbury Plaza (formerly Crowne Plaza). A number of rooms have been reserved for reunion weekend. For reservations, call 203-598-7600 and reference Westover School for a discounted rate.

Participate in this ongoing project while you are on campus for reunion.

Record your video alone, or with a friend. Answer a few of our questions about your time at Westover or bring your own anecdotes to preserve forever.