In Pursuit of Excellence

Dartmouth College Recognizes with Deep Appreciation the Extraordinary Achievements of


Special Recognition 2016 Outstanding Mini-Reunion Award for Creativity, Continuity, and Coordination 

The Mini-Reunion Chairs Association is comprised of all class mini-reunion chairs – a group of individuals spanning seven decades and the globe – who are selected by their classmates and generously volunteer their time building and maintaining the bond between their classmates and the College. Mini-Reunions are integral to providing Dartmouth alumni with opportunities for classmates and friends to gather, reflect, and generate enthusiasm.

Mini-reunion chairs foster classmate connections by building upon the legendary ties that Dartmouth alumni feel toward alma mater. The mini-reunion program, in turn, encourages alumni to both return to campus for major events such as Homecoming and Reunion and to provide critical – and generous – financial support to the many classes following in their footsteps.

The Class of 1957 continues to impress with a strong mini-reunion program. Its “Shared Read” event stands out for its creativity, continuity, and coordination. Bringing together elements of a major class project, continuing education, and current student engagement, the Class of 1957 drew 80 participants with options to participate in Hanover or online. Classmates and Great Issues student scholars read The Blue Sweater, then met at Dartmouth’s Global Village for a joint discussion in January. This mini-reunion helps classmates understand the impact of their contributions to the Class of 1957 Fund for Great Issues Innovations at the Dickey Center, while giving current students one of those undoubtedly special Dartmouth experiences. Bravo!