'96 Celebrates 25

June 10 – 13, 2021

**You are invited to our 25th Reunion Planning meeting in Williamstown, April 3-5, 2020. All classmates who are interested in helping with reunion are welcome. Regardless whether you have already volunteered to help or not, please join us! To get an idea of what we’ll be doing, you can review the weekend agenda.  If you will be attending, please register by March 25, 2020.  Please see the  local accommodations list for making your lodging reservations for the weekend. If you have any questions about the Planning Meeting, please contact the 25th Reunion Office at [email protected]. ** 

Each June the 25th Reunion Class gathers in the Purple Valley to celebrate, renew acquaintances, and make new friends. Get involved in the planning and connect with classmates throughout the year leading up to reunion!  See below for the many ways you can get involved.  Contact the 25th Reunion program or Class Presidents Mitch Howell and Shawei Wang for more information or to volunteer.

Reunion Weekend

Led by Peter Everett, Katherine Kelton and Shawei Wang, this team will be planning the big weekend at Williams. In partnership with the 25th Reunion staff, this committee is responsible for activities, menus, special beverages, entertainment/music, tent decor and speakers. This group also includes a Golf Chair to organize golf rounds at the beautiful Taconic Golf Club.

Class Book

This committee creates the most significant product of the reunion – year after year, people say it’s their favorite. The class book includes personal input from each classmate, as well as photos, essays, and nostalgic items. We look for volunteers to lead and/or participate on this committee. In partnership with the 25th Reunion staff, the committee will encourage classmates to write submissions and will help create and proof the book. . *Submission guidelines*

Communications Committee and the Reconnect Team

This committee reconnects and networks with classmates, and uses social media tools to remind and encourage record-breaking turnout at reunion weekend! Each class needs a Committee Chair (or Co-Chairs!), plus a Social Media Chair and quite a few classmates to help reach all our scattered geographies and affiliations (e.g. freshman entries, teams, activities, special networks).

Reunion Fund Committee

This committee partners with and builds on the great work of the Alumni Fund agent team to lead the class towards making its largest gift to Williams to date. Classes mark their 25th reunion with a special gift designated to a particular purpose. Recent 25th class gifts have ranged from $2 million to $10 million. These gifts have helped to support faculty, provide scholarships, fund tutorials, and finance new construction and building renovations.

’96 Class Officers

Co-Presidents:                          Mitch Howell and Shawei Wang
Vice President:                          Heather Wilkinson
Secretary:                                  Connie Cocroft Brown and Ron Chowdhury
Treasurer:                                  Carrie Strauss Dunn
Alumni Fund Head Agents:     Mitch Howell and Brian Lee