35th Reunion Class of 1978

[Visit our booth] Bring a friend, speak into a mic, record a Wesleyan memory.

Reunion & Commencement Weekend is May 23-26, 2013!

Check this page regularly for updated information regarding the weekend's events and logistical details -- including who's planning to attend, class specific events, and more. 

35th Reunion Committee
Susie Muirhead Bates     Suki Hoagland 
Jeff Binswanger     Moira McNamara James
Dan Brugioni    Michael Klingher
Diane Burstein    Sam Liss
John Frank    Kathy Mintz
Bill Friedler    Ruth Pachman
Irma Gonzalez    Jill Pearson Rappaport
Joe Haddad    David Rosenthal
Joyce Hall    Renny Smith
Jodi Wilinsky Hill    Jon Spector

1978 35th Reunion Challenge

The Class of 1978 has set a goal of raising at least $500,000 for the Wesleyan Fund from 60% of the class.

To motivate classmates to make a generous gift and make it now, John Frank '78, P’12 has agreed to match all new contributions made between March 1 and May 1 (up to $100,000). If as a group the class donates $100,000, John will add in $100,000!

$500,000 translates to 20 “Wesleyan Scholarships,” supporting 20 students for a year of their Wesleyan education. Financial aid continues to be a tremendous need and critical fundraising priority at Wesleyan. Please participate in this effort.


The following hotel is recommended for the 35th Reunion. When calling ask for a room in the "Wesleyan Reunion" block.

Homewood Suites by Hilton, Glastonbury
Phone: (860) 652-8111
Rate: $129/night
Included: free shuttle to and from campus, by reservation before May 15 only, call (860) 659-5003
Block cutoff date: April 29, 2013
Minimum stay: none
Cancellation without penalty by: 24 hours before day of arrival

Dorm beds for Reunion and Commencement 2013 are sold out. To get on the waiting list, please email Reunion Housing Coordinator, Cynthia Tong ’14, at ctong@wesleyan.edu with your name, class year, number of beds you need, and preferred email address and Cynthia will respond to your email.

Class Contact

Theresa Kidd
(860) 685-4878

Class-specific events and highlights for the Class of 1978

Only select activities of special interest to the Class of 1978 are listed below.  Visit the Reunion & Commencement schedule for a complete up-to-date schedule of weekend events. The schedule is subject to change. Check back often for updates.