Volunteer and former alumni association president Sperky Whiteside Byrne '56 (l) greets Dorothy Phinney '44 at the start of the "Hi! Tea Welcome Back Reception"
Our alumna who travelled the farthest to attend: (l) Esther Omolara Kayode-Adedeji '74, from Nigeria, with classmate Mary Lenore Gricoski Keszler, M.D. Welcome home!
Friday afternoon's "Hi! Tea Welcome Back Reception" led directly into a selection of educational/personal enrichment sessions led by four faculty members and two alumnae. Bravo all around, so say our alumnae who attended.
We're definitely at CHC...always with an opinion!
Cardiothoracic surgeon Kathleen McNicholas '69 co-presents the session "Where Do You Go Between the Obstetrician and the Pediatrician?" with Nancy Loving '68, former director of WomenHeart.
Karen Wendling, Ph.D. '03, assistant professor of chemistry, addressing the session "CSI: CHC...How DO They Do It?"
Father Rick Malloy, S.J., Ph.D, assistant professor of cultural anthropology, fascinates alums & guests with his "Catholicism Through Hollywood Eyes" session.
Assistant Professor of Music Ed Strauman, Ph.D. shared video excerpts from classic musicals while exploring key elements common to all during his "Broadway Musicals: Art or Entertainment?" session.
Pretty much a packed house for music professor Ed Strauman's 'Hollywood Musicals" session. That's right, Toto, we're in Chestnut Hill, not Kansas.
Suzanne del Gizzo, Ph.D. addressing the session "Hemingway on the Big Screen."
Catching up at Friday's Spanning the Globe Buffet Dinner immediately following the concurrent educational/enrichment sessions.
"To Boldly Go...," one final session after Friday's buffet dinner, conducted by physics professor Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, Ph.D. A first-time visit to the planetarium for many alums!
Friday night's "CHC Idol Night on the Hill" moved to the Social Room from the rain-drenched, tented Piazza --- but spirits were high as just about everyone kicked into karaoke mode. The Tiki Bar helped a bit, too.
(l-r) Alumni association president Pat Cholewinski Nicholson '70 greets Terry Clarke Trudeau '68 and Nancy Loving '68, co-presenter with Kathleen McNicholas, M.D. '69 of the women's heart health educational session. Nancy received the Distinguished Achievement Award in 2008 for her public advocacy success with women's heart health issues.