In Pursuit of Excellence

Dartmouth College Recognizes with Deep Appreciation the Extraordinary Achievements of


Special Recognition 2016 Outstanding Mini-Reunion Award for Broadening Volunteer Participation and Outreach

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 1988 continued its run of excellence with the recruitment of 13 new volunteers in cities across the country, and the hosting of nine mini-reunions with nearly 375 classmates and guests participating. New this year was the addition of multiple hosts for each event, and personal outreach following event invitations. As a result, the Class of 1988 increased attendance, especially among first-time mini-reunion attendees!

The Class of 1988 showed the way when it comes to volunteer recruitment and participation. Congratulations to your mini-reunion leadership team for a job well done.