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Reunion Weekend Schedule

All event locations and times are subject to change.
Reference your weekend schedule upon arrival for activities throughout the weekend.

 Registration will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Student Center

Friday, April 28  Co-Curriculum 50th Anniversary Celebration 

For a list of speaker/panelist bios, click here 

8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Wing Library

 Boxwood Books 
 A collection of books on display by Madeira alumnae 

 

10:00 a.m. 
Chapel/Auditorium
Opening Keynote Speaker- To be announced  

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Chapel/Auditorium 

Design Thinking in Real Life: How to bring design, creativity, and innovation into your everyday life led by Emi Kolawole `00  

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Lecture Hall 

 

Earth in Crisis: Bold strategies to effect social change led by Lucy Blake `76, Catharine Gilliam Burns `74, and Meg Goldthwaite P`15, `19

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Stable 
(Bus leaving from Chapel/Auditorium)

Empower Your Impact: Discover how energy, intention, and body language affect your leadership and success in life...by way of the horse led by Shari Goodwin

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Main Living Room

5 Days, 5 Weeks, 50 Years: Co-Curriculum today led by Tara Nayak Palmore `88 and  Kate Opalack Watts `94
12:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. 
The Oval and Science Lawn 
Lunch 
2:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. 
Schoolhouse II, Campos Classroom 
Backstage! Professional actors share the good, bad, and ugly of a career in show business led by June Schreiner `12, Holly Twyford `86, and Fatima Quander `97 
2:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. 
Main Living Room
Find Your Balance: Discover tools to transform your physical and emotional well-being led by Emery Mikel `96, Alexis Merin `00, Reena Lawande Pande `92, and Rev. Katherine Stanford P`18
2:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. 
Lecture Hall 
Social Justice Movements: Where do we go from here? led by Clara Bingham `81, Joan Mower `67, and Gillian Thomas `86       
3:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Break 
3:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. 
Schoolhouse II
Lauren Berger, The Intern Queen: From internships and entrepreneurship: Career building blocks for every woman
3:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. 
Mac Lab
Necessity is the Mother of All Invention: Seizing opportunities in the modern marketplace led by Samantha Meyer duPont `90, Brandon Holley `85, and Katherine Petty MacLane `96 
3:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. 
Chapel/Auditorium 
 Pandas Gone Wild: Two alumnae take us on a remarkable photographic journey inside China's efforts to save the giant panda from extinction led by Sadie Quarrier `88 and Ami Vitale `89
3:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. 
Lecture Hall 
Running for Office: Navigating the course from volunteer to candidate led by Sara Akbar `92, Janelle Irick Bynum `92, Meg Kruizenga Froelich `81 and Sylvia Bravo Larsen `67
5:00 p.m.
Chapel/Auditorium  
Closing Keynote Speaker

Julia Reed `78, contributing Editor at Elle Decor and Garden & Gun magazines, and author of seven books

How Co-Curriculum Launched My Career
6:00 p.m. 
Main
Celebratory Reception 
25th and 50th class photos will be taken at the reception 
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 
The Land
Class of 1967: 50th Reunion Celebration Dinner
Bus departs from Main for The Land at 7:20 p.m. 
Meyer House Class of 1992: 25th Reunion Celebration Dinner
Bus departs from Main for Meyer House at 7:20 pm. 
Saturday, April 29    
 8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 
 The Bluff
(behind Chapel/Auditorium)
 
 Coffee & Canvas
 Paint the Potomac with step-by-step instruction 
 Prior Confirmation from the Alumnae Relations office required
 
Led by David Bottini, Former Art Dept. Chair 
 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
 De Sole Octagon
 The Madeira School Alumnae Council Spring Meeting 
 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
 Wing Library
 Boxwood Books 
 
A collection of books on display by Madeira alumnae 

 

 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 pm. 
 Tennis Courts
 Tennis Courts Open 
 
Tennis balls available at the Registration Table
 Bring your own racquet 
 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 
 Science Center Lawn
 Yoga on the Lawn 
 
All Levels Vinyasa Flow Yoga
 
Led by Shana Barnett, History Teacher
 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
 Main Living Room
 Alumnae/Student Choir Rehearsal 
All are welcome to join and rehearse with Madeira's singing group, Sweet Ti
 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. 
 Meet at Student Center
 Hike to Black Pond
 
Led by Sean Brunett, Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing
 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.   Hidden Greenway by Bus
 Prior confirmation from the Alumnae Relations office required
 
Led by Kim Newsome, Dean of Students
 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
 Main Living Room
 Alumnae Memorial Service
 
Led by Eleanor Harrison Bregman `88
 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
 Lecture Hall 
 State of the School Address
          Pilar Cabeza de Vaca, Head of School
          Andre Withers, Assistant Head of School
          Alex Heiberger, Chief Financial Officer
          Matti Donkor, Director of Enrollment Management
          M.A. Mahoney, Academic Dean
          Kim Newsome, Dean of Students
          Louise Holland Peterson `75, Director of Development
          Karen Joostema, Director of Communications and Marketing
 12:30 p.m.
 Main Terrace 

 Bluebell Lunch 
 Seated lunch
 Class photos will be taken
 The Madeira Fund Challenge Cups will be presented

 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 Meet in Student Center
Zip Wire and Giant Swing 
Prior confirmation from the Alumnae Relations office required
 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 Lecture Hall 
Alumnae Spotlight featuring Priscilla Craven `82, Senior Instructor, Language  Program Coordinator at University of Colorado, Director "Culture Wars in Rome"
 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. 
 Meet in Student Center
 Hidden Greenway by Bus
 
Prior confirmation from the Alumnae Relations office required
 
Led by Becca Brooks, Director of Information and Innovation 
 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
 Schoolhouse I, Classroom 7
 Fabrication Lab Open House
 
Demonstrations
 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
 Meet in Student Center
 Zip Wire and Giant Swing 
 
Prior confirmation from the Alumnae Relations office required
 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. 
 Main Living Room
 Legacy Tea 
 Speakers: Mary Cosby Rinehart `57 and her granddaughter
 Mary Clark `18
 
 Legacy photo will be taken at 3:30 p.m. 

 3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 Fiction Room 

 Black Student Union Tea 
 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
The Land
 Finish in Style Reception for All Reunion Classes

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It’s never too early to start planning for Reunions 2017!

Consider joining your Reunion Committee. It’s a great way to connect with classmates and help plan your Saturday night off-campus gathering. If your class year ends in a 7 or 2, then you have a milestone reunion, April 28-29, 2017.

Contact Holland Williams, Director of Alumnae Relations