Welcome to the second issue of the WCAA newsletter. For most of you, this is your FIRST issue … we are glad to have you with us! (The first issue was sent to a small test group. If you wish to read it, click here.)

There is no prescribed timetable for this publication ... we send it when there is enough news to share.


News from the Western College Alumnae Association

Volume I, No. 2

April 2001

Western’s Senior Day tradition recalled

The WCAA hosted a banquet for Western Program seniors at the Shriver Center on March 22. Class flags -- ours and theirs -- flew (well, hung) as students and faculty enjoyed the special camaraderie that develops after four years of studying and living together. Remember? Judy Waldron welcomed our 50-plus guests, and Cathy Bauer Cooper ’60 added a few remarks on "the way it was." Toasts ensued, with each WCP class and the faculty represented. There was no receiving line . . .

Alumnae convene

One club date remains on the ’00-’01 calendar Southwest Ohio/Northern Kentucky/Southeast Indiana/Dayton-Miami Valley will meet for luncheon at Lebanon, Ohio’s historic Golden Lamb on Saturday, May 19. Peabody Scholar Leslie Abrams, who is working toward a degree in special education, will be the guest speaker.

Columbus and Chicago enjoyed gathering in March and April, respectively.

Alumnae reune in June

Brochures for the upcoming Alumnae Weekend on campus June 22-24 are in the mail. Come one and all!

Author! Author!

Phyllis Hoyt will be on campus during Alumnae Weekend to sign copies of her memoir, Where the Peonies Bloomed. The book can be purchased from the WCAA office.

We want YOU!

The e-mail directory is growing surely, but slowly. To see who is listed to date, go to WCAA E-mail Directory. Click here to register your e-mail address.

Czech exchange student skates for gold

Marta Horka, one of the four Czech students we are supporting at Miami this year, is a member of the synchronized skating team. The team won the gold at the 2001 Prague Cup.

RLV Scholarship recipient wins two titles

Lauren Collins, first-year RLV Multicultural Scholarship recipient and Western Program student excels in shot put and discus events on the Miami Women's Track and Field Team. The team placed second at the Southern Ohio Cup.

You could look it up

In June 1880,

(A) the Western Female Seminary celebrated its 25th anniversary.

(B) Auretta Hoyt ’58 was elected the first president of the newly formed Alumnae Association.

(C) 112 former Seminary students answered Miss Peabody’s summons to a "family reunion."

Or, you could click here for the correct answer.

Lost and (hopefully) found

We know they’re out there, but we no longer know where. Can you help us find any of these "missing persons"?

Enter now, win a valuable prize!

You could win a Western College Alumnae Association, Inc. mousepad in our contest to Name the Newsletter. Entries will be judged by the WCAA Publications Committee; the decision of the judges is final. Submit your entry by April 27 wcaa@muohio.edu.

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Happy spring and happy reading!

Judy Waldron

Director

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