In Pursuit of Excellence

Dartmouth College Recognizes with Deep Appreciation the Extraordinary Achievements of


Special Recognition 2016 Outstanding Mini-Reunion Award for Creativity and Leadership

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 2006, in anticipation of its 10-year cluster reunion in 2017 with the Classes of 2007 and 2008, took the lead with a “True 10 Year Reunion” celebration in 2016. Leveraging local volunteers, the class increased the reach of its annual summer celebration to include five cities – Boston, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., New York, and Chicago. With nearly 50 classmates participating, the Class of 2006 developed a wonderful program to build excitement before its “off-year” cluster reunion.

We hope the Class of 2006’s creative efforts will inspire other classes entering a cluster reunion. Hats off to the mini-reunion leadership team.