Vassar Quarterly - Spring 2018 - 57
Class of 1969 Joint
What do you do when most of your classmates are hitting a milestone birthday in
the same year? The class of 1969 celebrated
in style with a joint birthday party held at
Alumnae House during a weekend Reunion
Planning Conference in November. Vassar
President Elizabeth Bradley even stopped
in to offer greetings.
Clockwise from top: Courtesy of the gordons / Karl rabe / All else, courtesy of the subjects
Harris Gordon '15 and Tara Sheridan Gordon '13 were married in Tarrytown, NY,
last October with about 25 Vassar alums and one current senior in attendance!
If you think that's a lot of Vassar people, wait until you learn who officiated-
Rabbi Rena Blumenthal, former Assistant Director of the Office of Religious and
Spiritual Life and Advisor to Jewish Students. "It was a magical day, filled with
a lot of Vassar love," says Tara. The two lovebirds began dating in September
2012, during Tara's senior year. "One of the best things about being two years
apart was that I had a very good excuse to visit Vassar for two more years after
I graduated!" Tara says. The two are currently living in Manhattan. Tara
is a speech-language pathologist at LearningSpring School, where she works
with children on the autism spectrum. Harris is a founder and Head of Sales
at EEVO, a virtual-reality company co-founded by five Vassar alumnae/i.
Vive la France!
The newly revitalized Vassar Club of France
held its first event in the fall of 2017-a joint
Vassar-Wesleyan networking program.
Organized by Vassar's Office of Alumnae/i
Engagement and club leaders Joshua
grainsky '79 and Christian Holthausen '96,
the event included a reception and panel
discussion featuring Vassar and Weslyan
alums. Both alumnae/i and parents were on
hand during the networking session to talk
to Vassar's current students about opportunities to work, live, and study in France.
Networking in Nashville
In December, Nashville, TN-area alumnae/i
met at the home of Martha Rivers Ingram '57
to connect and to create opportunities for
community building in the region. Below
from left: Stacey Floyd-Thomas '91, Associate Professor and E. Rhodes and Leona B.
Carpenter Chair in Ethics and Society at
Vanderbilt University Divinity School, and
Ingram, an international business leader
and philanthropist, traced their professional journeys and discussed how their Vassar
liberal arts education has contributed to
their interests in education and community
building. The event was organized by
Deborah Macfarlan Enright '82, right.
for more information about the Vassar
Club of France.
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