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Make plans to join classmates and friends for Reunions 2011: April 29 – May 1 to celebrate the place that is etched in your heart. All alumnae are invited to be a part of this special weekend to reminisce, reconnect and rediscover Madeira. Click on the links on the left for more information about Reunions or read the highlights listed below.


  • DestinationMadeira

    Reunions 2011: April 28May 1

  • Alumnae Lives & Legacies: The weekendincludes opportunities to hear from sisteralumnae. Madeira women from eachdecade will share stories of what Madeirawas like during their time here and thetwists and turns, adventures and discov-eries since they graduated.

    Class Visits & Campus Tours: Althoughthere have been many changes toMadeiras campus, the beauty in and outof the classrooms remains the same.Alumnae are invited to join classes withcurrent Madeira students and see campuswith a student tour guide.

    Faculty Presentation: Step back into theclassroom and experience what learningis like today at Madeira with two ofMadeiras faculty.

    Friday Cocktails and Dinner: Join us for the annual cocktail party followed by dinner on campus. Feel free to dress up!

    Meet Pilar Cabeza de Vaca! There will be a number of opportunities throughoutthe weekend to meet our new Head ofSchool, Pilar Cabeza de Vaca.

    Griffith Cottages Ribbon Cutting: Join us Saturday afternoon for the ofcialribbon cutting ceremony to unveil theGrifth Cottages and to thank all of thosewho contributed to the Cottages forCommunity Campaign!

    The Royal Wedding: On Friday morningjoin us in the Hospitality Suite for a tasteof Britain. We will be serving tea andscones in honor of the Royal couple.

    Destination Madeira: Reunions 2011

    ake plans to join classmates and friends for Reunions 2011:April 28 May 1 to celebrate the place that is etched in your heart.

    All alumnae are invited to be a part of this special weekend to reminisce,reconnect and rediscover Madeira.


    What Miss Madeira told her graduates in 1939 about

    Greenways beauty is still true today:

    It will come back to you very vividly, very oftenwhen you are in a vacant or pensive mood.Other memories will come, too, of friends, ofclassmates, of teachers But no memory will bemore vivid than the charm of Madeira.Strong in Her Girls: The Madeira School Centennial History 19062006

  • 1931, 1936, 1941, 1946, 1951Planning done by the Alumnae Office.If you wish to serve on your classs committee,please let us know!

    1956Anne Archbold CollinsValerie Williams

    1961Monnie BellMary Paul CollinsMeg HemingwayEleanor Rubottom OddenJulie SchieffelinPat Shea Ward

    1966Sarah Pettit DaignaultWendy Berol GiffordTracy G. SavageAnne Leavitt SextonJulie SpragueChristina Weppner

    1971Diana du PontHeidi HillKatie LordJoan MorganAnn Rasenberger

    1976Dorsey EshelmanElliottCarrie Ford OrserJane Krumrine Lawson-BellLaurinda LowensteinDouglas Carol Morrison ShielsLiza NiemannChase Rodgers HarriganKitty Weyl DoveWendy WoodworthRobbins

    1981Kelly Callaway BohartElizabeth Coley FralinAnne Murray GambalDeborah Miller GreenePage HopkinsJoanie TanousBronwyn KennewegThornton

    1986Heather McMillenBlevinsMary Alice BoehmNatasha BoissierMia Laveran BuhlCarrie Rocco DennisEliza Wilson IngleAlex KuczynskiAvery Miller

    MichelleMalek OlsonVictoria ReeseColman Rackley RiddellSheila SampathCameron Proftt TaylorNarges Zamani

    1991Alice AyresSarah Chellgren CornwellPriscilla Lawson

    1996Pheobe duPont HarrisEleanor Johnson EstesNatasha Linn

    2001Sarah AmsbarySarah GorrellKody Hill-DavisKathleen McDermottLouisa Swain

    2006Noelle AndreanoMary CadwallenderKristina NeighbourCarolina Richards

    Committee Members

    Register@www.madeira.org/reunionsor call 1.800.893.2419

  • Schedule of Events

    Thursday, April 28

    6:006:30 p.m. Alumnae Legacy CocktailsChapel/AuditoriumTerrace

    6:307:30 p.m. Legacy Dinner*Chapel/AuditoriumFoyer Mother and Daughters, Jane Casey Hughes 55,

    Alexandra Kuczynski 86, Carolina Kuczynski Reid 81

    *Madeira legacy n., pl. -cies an alumna with a family connection, either past or present, to The Madeira School

    Friday, April 29 A hospitality area will be available in the Student Center Lounge

    8:00 a.m.8:30 p.m. Reunions RegistrationHospitality Area

    9:009:45 a.m. Class Visits or Student Led Campus ToursMain

    9:5010:35 a.m. Class Visits or Student Led Campus ToursMain

    10:5511:55 a.m. Reunion Keynote SpeakerChapel/Auditorium Milbry C. Polk 71

    12:001:30 p.m. Luncheon with Head of SchoolMain Terrace Pilar Cabeza de Vaca

    1:352:20 p.m. Class Visits or Student Main Led Campus Tours

  • Register@www.madeira.org/reunionsor call 1.800.893.2419

    1:453:00 p.m. Hidden Greenway by Bus IStudent Center Explore the far corners of

    Greenway. Visit spots youremember well and seenew additions to campus including Grifth Cottages.Led by Meredyth Cole,Assistant Head of School.

    2:003:00 p.m. Faculty and Student Lecture Hall, PresentationSchoolhouse II Led by Martin Ferrell,

    History Teacherand Kate McGroarty, French Teacher

    3:454:45 p.m. Madeira Women Have Something to Say Lecture Hall Alumnae Panel

    Moderated by Sarah Pettit Daignault 66

    4:455:45 p.m. Hidden Greenway by Bus IIStudent Center

    6:007:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception for all Reunion ClassesMain Terrace

    7:00 p.m. Welcome and RemarksMain Terrace Head of School Pilar Cabeza de Vaca

    7:309:30 p.m. Class of 1961: Leading LadiesThe Land Celebration Dinner

    7:309:30 p.m. Class of 1986: 25th Reunion ClassMeyer House Celebration Dinner

    7:309:30 p.m. Dinner for all Reunion ClassesChapel/Auditorium

  • Register@www.madeira.org/reunionsor call 1.800.893.2419

    Saturday, April 30 A hospitality area will be available in the Student Center Lounge.

    8:00 a.m.7:00 p.m. Reunions RegistrationStudent Center

    8:0010:15 a.m. BreakfastDining Hall

    9:009:45 a.m. Morning PilatesThe Hurd Alexandra Buss 99,

    Director of the Pilates Center at The Madeira School

    9:009:45 a.m. Hike to Black PondStudent Center Led by Heidi Santner Freeman 89, Science Teacher

    9:0010:00 a.m. Riding ClinicThe Stables Dianna Rankin, Director of Riding

    9:3010:00 a.m. Alumnae/Student Choir RehearsalMain Living Room All are welcome to join and rehearse with

    Madeiras singing group, Sweet Ti

    10:0011:00 a.m. Alumnae Memorial ServiceMain Living Room Reverend Marion N. Silbert 72

    11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m. Edith Wharton and the Villas of RomeLecture Hall CeCe T. Haydock 71

  • 12:002:00 p.m. Red, White, and BluegrassThe Oval Picnic Lunch with the Virginia Ramblers

    Featuring a Photo Booth

    2:003:00 p.m. State of the SchoolLecture Hall Head of School Pilar Cabeza de Vaca

    Board President Jane Krumrine Lawson-Bell 76

    3:004:00 p.m. A Day in the Life of a Madeira Girl: Lecture Hall Student Panel

    Moderated by M.A. Mahoney, Dean of Academic Affairs

    3:005:00 p.m. Alumnae Tea Hosted by the Main Living Room Black Student Union

    3:004:30 p.m. Zip Wire and Giant Swing

    4:005:00 p.m. Griffith Cottages Griffith Cottages Ribbon Cutting

    5:007:30 p.m. Dinner by the Bite Reception The Land for All Reunion Classes

    Sunday, May 1

    8:00 10:00 a.m. Trail RideThe Stables Lauren Blondell, Horse Care Specialist

    Bridget Hutchens, Riding Instructor

    10:30 a.m.12:00 p.m. Champagne Brunch Hospitality Suite and Weekend Slide Show

  • Reunion Speakers

    Milbry C. Polk 71

    Milbry C. Polk 71 is the Co-Founderand Director emeritus of WingsWorldQuest, a nonprot organizationthat supports the work of womenexplorers. Her own explorations havebeen in the Middle East and Asia(North Africa, Arabia, Yemen, Iran,Pakistan, India, Nepal, Laos, andBurma) and recently in the Arctic andTibet. A Fellow of the Explorers Club,a Fellow of the Royal GeographicSociety, and an Honorary Fellow of theRoyal Canadian Geographical Society,Milbry is creating educational programs to engage young people in scienceand exploration. She is the author of numerous books, a widely exhibited photographer, and a lecturer. Her prole on CBS Sunday Morning, They Also Dared, won a Gracie Award. Her other awards include Leader of the 21st Century from Womens eNews, the Womens Environmental Leadership Award from Unity College and in March 2011, Milbry will be awarded theAnne Morrow Lindbergh Award from the Lindbergh Foundation. In additionto these awards, she serves on a variety of museum, theater, news and artsorganization boards. Milbrys next venture involves a major conference onAffordable World Security. After graduating from Madeira, Milbry received a bachelors degree in Anthropology from Harvard University.

    Milbry will be the Reunion Keynote Speaker on Friday, April 29 at 10:55 a.m. in the Chapel/Auditorium.

  • CeCe Turner Haydock 71

    CeCe Turner Haydock 71 speaks frequently on historic gardens at colleges, arboreta, and garden clubs.A graduate of Princeton University,CeCe also has a masters degree inlandscape architecture from SUNYSchool of Environmental Science and Forestry. She has practiced residential landscape architecture for the past 25 years and specializesin sustainable building as a LEED (Leadership in Energy andEnvironmental Design) accreditedprofessional. She is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and theAmerican Society of Landscape Architects. Last fall she visited 25 gardensin France and is working on a lecture on Parisian gardens. In 2007 while aVisiting Scholar at the American Academy of Rome, CeCe researched andphotographed the Roman villas visited by Edith Wharton. Whartons proliccareer as a ction writer is well-known but her unusual ability both to observeand to write puts her at the forefront of Italian garden critics as well; her book Italian Villas and their Gardens remains today a scholarly resource onthe subject. CeCe will analyze eight Roman villas described by Wharton inher inuential book and discuss the inuence of the villas on Wharton's ownhouses and her novels.

    CeCe will speak onSaturday, April