Recalibration: Reunion 2013

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As Sarah Achenback ’88 so eloquently put it in her 25th reunion remarks, “Every five years your feet need to touch Front Quad to recalibrate.”

And that’s what more than 400 alumnae did during this year’s reunion. The occasion included panels, parades, workshops, food, song, and celebrations, both public and personal. Relive the occasion at, where you’ll find lists of  award winners, the 25th and 50th reunion remarks, more photos, and a video of the parade of classes.

Photos by Michael Sink and Kerry Kinnison ’12

Panel discussion with alumnae discussing the 50th anniversary of "The Feminine Mystique"Hollins kicked off a yearlong observance of the 50th anniversary of the publication of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique with a panel discussion, led by gender and women studies associate professor LeeRay Costa. Among the panelists were (from left) Betty Lincoln Francis-Brown ’48 (retired marketing director, Chowan College), Wyndham Robertson ’58 (first female editor at Fortune magazine and first female vice president at the University of North Carolina), and Betsy Brooks Carr ’68 (member of the Virginia House of Delegates, 69th district).

The Class of 1953 at Reunion 2013The class of 1953 sporting tiny green and gold umbrellas.

The Class of 1963 at Reunion 2013The class of 1963 celebrated their 50th in style.

Alumnae applaud announcement at Reunion 2013Applause in response to the announcement at Saturday’s celebration that the class of 1968 won the Tinker Mountain Award for the largest total gift to the Hollins Fund.

The Class of 1973 at the Saturday parade at Reunion 2013The class of 1973 getting into the groove during the Saturday morning parade.

The Class of 1978 at Saturday night's dinner at Reunion 2013Big smiles all around among the class of 1978 at Saturday night’s dinner on Front Quad.

Alumnae enjoy their lunch at Reunion 2013Members of the class of 1988, celebrating their 25th reunion, enjoy lunch in the Beale Garden.

Members of the Class of 2011 at Reunion 2013Members of the class of 2011 enjoying their first reunion.

Chocolate Tasting Session at Reunion 2013The chocolate tasting session was a huge hit.

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