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AAGC Annual Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Sarah Levin
32:22
Wait, what?
Sarah Levin
32:38
There’s an older version?
NANCY DUCHARME
32:49
Greeting everyone!
Sarah Levin
33:11
Class of “16 and almost “21 for an MS
Leda Favor
33:13
Hello everyone! happy Alum weekend!!
Evan Marx
33:35
Happy Alumnae/I Weekend to everyone from beautiful Mammoth Lakes, CA!
Karen Cummins
34:11
When did Goucher go co-ed? I don't remember.
Evan Marx
34:21
'86!
NANCY DUCHARME
34:24
Hello from Tampa!
1976 Gayle Economos
34:25
1989
Risa Gorelick '91
34:33
'91 is first coed class
Kim Shaffir '83
34:39
Hi Gayle!
Lynne Kalish
34:59
it's a bit windy on this walk to the college center. Need my red hat!
Cindy Truitt
35:06
Welcome everyone! So excited to be here celebrating Goucher! :)
Leda Favor
35:16
Hello to anyone in the class of '79! :)
Sara Irwin
35:36
Anyone class of '74?
Linda Himmelberger
35:58
Hi Sara! Linda here
Sara Irwin
36:18
Hi, Linda!!! So glad you're here!!
Ruth Lenrow
36:28
Hi Sara, Ruth here
Sara Irwin
36:47
Ruth - so glad to see you again!!
Ruth Lenrow
36:57
Same here!
Linda Himmelberger
36:58
Hi Ruth!
Ruth Lenrow
37:10
HI Linda!
Margaret Drake "79
37:37
Hello from another Class of 79 - Margaret Drake
1976 Gayle Economos
37:55
Bicentennial Year of 1976!
Alison Schiller-Smith
38:00
Hi everyone! Here is the agenda!
Alison Schiller-Smith
38:04
AGENDA•Welcome•Invocation•AAGC Business•Recognition of the Public Service Award Recipient•Presidential Update•A Celebration of Reunion Giving•Closing Reflection
Cynthia --Chaplain
40:08
Amen. Thank you Chaplain Kibben
Leda Favor '79
40:29
Amen
Margaret Drake "79
40:43
Thank you Chaplain Kibben
Barbara Bernero
41:07
Hello to all from Barbara Maslak Bernero, Class of 1980.
Margaret Drake "79
45:23
Hi Barbara.! Margaret Drake '79
Barbara Bernero
45:59
Hi Margaret!
Sarah Levin
50:03
Accountability is key.
Sarah Levin
50:25
Along with transparency.
Sylvia Lang Weber '65
52:47
So moved
Nicole Kaplan '94
54:23
Thanks to our amazing outgoing board members!!
Leda Favor '79
54:41
Thank you all!
Sara Irwin '74
54:44
Yes, thank you!!!
Kim Shaffir '83, P'15
54:46
Thank you everyone for your service!
Alicia Copeland '01
54:47
Thank you for all of your hard work!
Carol Roth '70
54:49
Thanks to you Jay!
Kara Bundy '02
54:54
Thank you to our amazing AAGC!!
Alex Wood '06
55:03
Thanks to everyone for their service!
Caroline Leipf, MAAA'16
55:19
and thanks to Jay for your leadership!!
Risa Gorelick '91
55:47
thank you for your leadership & service to Goucher!
Auni Gelles '10
57:49
I echo Jay's thanks to Goucher staff! I am always amazed by your dedication, passion, and responsiveness. Thank you!
Michelle Krupkin
58:22
Thanks so much to the AAGC outgoing and incoming staff1
Alicia Copeland '01
58:25
Thank YOU Jay! You are an awesome leader!
Michele Ewing
58:36
Thank you for your leadership , Jay!!
Kara Bundy '02
58:55
Congratulations!
Auni Gelles '10
59:09
Thank you for all of your hard work, Jay!
Marc Cousins '95 '07
59:12
Thank you to Jay and AAGC partners
Diana Munoz '01
59:39
Congrats to everyone!!
Alicia Copeland '01
59:46
Congrats!
Carol Roth '70
01:00:42
Congratulations to the new board members!
Michelle Krupkin
01:01:54
Congrats Cindy! Wonderful work.
Sara Irwin '74
01:04:27
Amazing!!!
Ruth Shapiro Lenrow '74
01:07:57
Inspiring!
Edie Allers Windsor '71
01:08:31
Brava!
Margaret Drake "79
01:08:45
Congratulations. Cindy!
Cindy Truitt '86
01:08:54
thank you everyone!
Auni Gelles '10
01:09:00
Congratulations, Cindy! What an inspiration.
1976 Gayle Economos
01:09:17
As we say in Greek: AXIA! Worthy!
Carol Roth '70
01:09:19
WOW! A wonderful model of what Goucher is all about!
Evan Marx '11
01:09:37
Congratulations on a very well-deserved recognition of your service, Cindy!
Betsey Kuhn
01:12:04
I’m concerned about the graduation rate. It’s reported at 66% by the Dept. of Education. This seems low to me. Could you comment.
Karen Cohen Bloom '91 (she/her)
01:13:36
Nancy Ducharme is asking: Question: When do you expect for students to be able to go back to Goucher in person?
Karen Cohen Bloom '91 (she/her)
01:13:55
Nancy Ducharme also said: Congratulations Cindy!
Kim Shaffir '83, P'15
01:14:03
Is Goucher going to require students be vaccinated in order to attend in person?
Evan Marx '11
01:15:16
What will be done for students living in on-campus housing to ensure that proper COVID-19 mitigation efforts take place in the residence halls?
Sylvia Lang Weber '65
01:17:02
How are students in the new major in visual and material culture integrating their studies with the studio art major, and vice versa. I hope that students with both majors will have a requirement to take a course or courses in the other. This was true for fine arts majors in the '60s and earlier; studio courses provided an essential appreciation of visual media to us with an art history focus.
Karen Cohen Bloom '91 (she/her)
01:18:51
Mills College (that did not co-ed around the time that Goucher did) just announced: https://www.mills.edu/announcement/index.php
Karen Cohen Bloom '91 (she/her)
01:20:07
Nancy Ducharme is asking: n students still have r eciprocity with Johns Hopkins and/or other colleges/universities?
Sarah Levin
01:20:43
The graduation rate currently according the Colle Scorecard is 66%.
Jane Hammann Taft '60
01:21:16
What is the current student retention rate?
Sarah Levin
01:21:52
I’ll have to look
Sarah Levin
01:25:01
Weren’t many students taking Japanese and Chinese language courses at Towson.
Sarah Levin
01:27:18
Can you give an update on new online only programs?
Kara Bundy '02
01:28:48
Very easy and fast to make a donation at https://community.goucher.edu/donate. I encourage everyone to pay it forward and support our alma mater!
Diana Van Fossen (Schwab) '70
01:30:52
Some in our class wanted to know if giving more times a year would be beneficial to statistics??
Kim Shaffir '83, P'15
01:31:16
And if you’re like me and find making a lump sum donation doesn’t seem to fit in the yearly budget, you can set up a continuing donation and spread it out in smaller amounts.
Kara Bundy '02
01:31:47
Most important thing is participation! Alumnae/i participation is very important in several ranking systems and to potential funders
Michele Ewing
01:33:10
Giving in any and all ways helps Goucher. Cumulatively or over time what works with your schedule and budget -- both are greatly appreciated!
Andrew Deal '14
01:33:43
Setting up monthly giving is very easy!
Marty Sippel '70
01:34:41
There was also a question about graduation rate only at the 66% level...
Jay Gilman '09
01:35:17
Marty - next on my list! :) Making my way up the chat gradually.
Roxanne Frimmet Freedman
01:35:28
What percentage of students graduate in 4 years?
Karen Cohen Bloom '91 (she/her)
01:35:32
Nancy wants you to know: Nancy Ducharme Class of 75
Jay Gilman '09
01:35:43
Thank you, Karen. Got it!
Michelle Krupkin '85
01:36:54
In terms of online programs, any possibility of an online annex education program? Similar to something like UCLA Annex, still high-quality subject matter.
Sylvia Lang Weber '65
01:37:04
Now that we're in our 2nd successful virtual reunion, can we add a virtual component to future reunions for alums who can't travel to the campus?
Michelle Krupkin '85
01:37:28
Yes virtual component to future reunions would be amazing!
Sarah Levin
01:37:32
Engineering has been a longstanding program. Did I mention I’m in the HEA program?
Karen Cohen Bloom '91 (she/her)
01:38:13
Next question from Nancy Ducharme: are there local high school students who are high achieving and can take Goucher courses either in person or virtual? N Fuvhstmr '75
Dana Friedenberg Storr'98
01:38:37
Fantastic future for Goucher with the current and future partnerships.
Jennifer Pawlo-Johnstone
01:40:35
We will start offering in person events in the new school year but also continue virtual event series...stay tuned
Risa Gorelick '91
01:41:55
so are you looking for 1st generation alumnae/i to mentor students who are 1st gen?
Michelle Krupkin '85
01:41:57
Thanks Jennifer.
Andrea Rebeck
01:42:31
Re: retention, pay attention to how you handle scholarships. Getting a student to come, but then cutting scholarships in her future years, means more dropouts. I had this happen to the daughter of a friend of mine whom I worked hard to get into Goucher.
Jess Solomon '18
01:44:04
💛💙💛💙💛
Kara Bundy '02
01:44:20
Well, done!!!!
Leda Favor '79
01:44:56
Awesome!!!
Jess Solomon '18
01:45:58
Very well done!!!!
Karen Cohen Bloom '91 (she/her)
01:46:34
Congratulations Class of ’70 and Class of ’71!!!!!
Sara Irwin '74
01:46:53
Incredible!!!
Carol Roth '70
01:47:04
Congrats to Liz and the 1970 team; the 37% participation rate blew me away!
Kim Shaffir '83, P'15
01:47:34
Wow! Great job, “70 & ’71
Kara Bundy '02
01:47:37
My favorite quote!
'71 Stella Miller Robertson
01:48:29
Jay, great job. Thanks for your leadership.
Edie Allers Windsor '71
01:48:30
It is an embodiment of the Goucher philosophy and community … our strength comes from the people!
Risa Gorelick '91
01:48:31
Goucher community reaches far and wide through students, faculty, staff, and alumae/i
Kim Shaffir '83, P'15
01:48:49
Thank you Jay! Great job!
Marty Sippel '70
01:48:51
Thanks, Jay, for your service to Goucher!
Nicole Kaplan '94
01:48:54
Thank you for your service Jay!
Ruth Shapiro Lenrow '74
01:49:12
BRAVO Jay!!
Jess Solomon '18
01:49:12
Thank you, Jay for all of your service and work!
Nicole Kaplan '94
01:49:13
And thanks to Jen and all of the alumnae/alumni staff! You are all the best.
Sara Irwin '74
01:49:17
Good call, Laura!!
Jenifer Mitchell Reed ‘86
01:49:19
Thank you Jay. You are an inspiration!
Risa Gorelick '91
01:49:21
thank you, Jay, for your service
Kara Bundy '02
01:49:31
Thank you for your leadership, Jay! Well done!
Michelle Krupkin '85
01:49:37
Thank you Jay!
Cynthia --Chaplain
01:49:38
Jay! such amazing leadership; thank you!
Carol Roth '70
01:49:43
Jay, you have been an amazing president!
Sarah Levin
01:49:43
Thank you Jay! See you at graduation!
Leda Favor '79
01:49:54
Jay, you are the best! Thank you for all your service in leading the AAGC and integration it into the Goucher family strategy which was challenging in this this pandemic environment!
Sara Irwin '74
01:49:57
Yes, you have done very well!!!
Alicia Copeland '01
01:50:12
Woohoo Damon!
Karen Gasco Cummins '66
01:50:14
Thank you Jay.
Leda Favor '79
01:50:25
Welcome Damon!!! Thank you so much....
Jess Solomon '18
01:50:42
Welcome Damon!!
Ruth Shapiro Lenrow '74
01:50:43
Welcome Damon!
Gloria Kantor '04
01:50:58
As he was on my move in day in 2000
Dana Friedenberg Storr'98
01:51:02
Thank you Jay and Welcome Damon!
Carol Roth '70
01:51:13
Congrats to you, Damon! Good Luck!
Michelle Krupkin '85
01:51:31
Welcome Damon!
Sarah Levin
01:51:33
Welcome Damon!
Nicole Kaplan '94
01:51:33
Congrats Damon!!
Marty Sippel '70
01:51:38
Welcome, Damon - we know you'll do a tremendous job!!!!
Kristine Reyes '02
01:51:47
Congratulations, Damon!
Edie Allers Windsor '71
01:51:51
Maybe Jay is sprinting over to where Damon is with the gavel, :-)
Alicia Copeland '01
01:51:59
lol
Jay Gilman
01:52:45
Damon and all - my apologies! What a metaphor for this year, and thank you for continuing to lead the meeting. :) :)
Evan Marx '11
01:53:17
Thank you Jay for your leadership over the past couple of years, and Damon, congratulations to you!
Diana Munoz '01
01:53:53
Jay, you've done an amazing job. Thank you so much for your service!
1976 Gayle Economos
01:54:32
The Class of '03 is amazing! So many dynamic grads - I keep up with a ton of my former students from that class. Congrats, Damon!
Diana Munoz '01
01:54:33
Damon, so excited to see you step into this role!
Jennifer Pawlo-Johnstone
01:55:04
You are a rock star Jay!
Cynthia --Chaplain
01:55:19
yes!!!
Ann Dahl
01:56:40
Lots of talent reflected in the past and now future AAGC leadership Congratulations to you both.
1976 Gayle Economos
01:56:52
Thanks you for your service, Jay!
Edie Allers Windsor '71
01:57:16
Well said, Ann! I second her thoughts
Sara Irwin '74
01:57:58
Cynthia!!!
Auni Gelles '10
01:58:12
Cynthia, you will be missed! Thank you for everything that you've done for the Goucher community.
Sara Irwin '74
01:58:12
All the best to you!!!
Evan Marx '11
01:58:13
Cynthia, you will be sorely missed. Thank you for your inspiring words and all of your support to the Goucher community over the years.
Jess Solomon '18
01:58:14
Cynthia, we love you so so much!!!
Kim Shaffir '83, P'15
01:58:24
Cynthia, thank you for your service, you will be missed greatly!
Risa Gorelick '91
01:58:25
thank you, Cynthia
Marty Sippel '70
01:58:36
Blessings, Cynthia... And thank you for *your* service to this wonderful school...
Jay Gilman
01:58:40
Thank you, Cynthia !
Nadiera Young '12 & '14
01:58:43
Cynthia, you’ll be missed!
Nae Jefferies ‘20
01:58:55
The dopest Chaplin ive ever met ✨
Leda Favor '79
01:59:08
Future blessings to you Cynthia!
Jay Gilman
01:59:12
Thanks for the kind words here in the chat - and to Damon for literally jumping in when my computer shut down!
1976 Gayle Economos
01:59:49
Thank you for your service and sharing your love with us, Cynthia!
Deanna Galer '17
02:01:39
We have been blessed to have you, Cynthia ❤️
Jess Solomon '18
02:01:42
Amen ❤️
Jess Solomon '18
02:02:42
This is beautiful!
Michelle Krupkin '85
02:03:00
So moving.
Cynthia --Chaplain
02:03:12
This is so wonderful!
Leda Favor '79
02:03:15
Oh my! Love this.... perfect ending to our AAGC meeting.
Leda Favor '79
02:03:25
So cool to see you Jay!!!
Jeanne Derderian
02:03:29
Lovely way to end the meeting
Evan Marx '11
02:03:29
So honored to have been apart of this amazing project with Red Hot Blue. An amazing send off!
Edie Allers Windsor '71
02:03:38
Wonderful! Thank you Red Hot & Blue!
Karen Gasco Cummins '66
02:03:55
Wonderful!
Marty Sippel '70
02:04:05
This wonderful song was released in 1970... Just sayin'... Thanks, Red Hot and Blue!
Jenifer Mitchell Reed ‘86
02:04:18
Wow! Such talent :)
Marty Sippel '70
02:04:18
Well, Bridge was, anyway...
'71 Stella Miller Robertson
02:04:43
Bridge over troubled waters..... a favorite...….. wonderful medley….. makes us smile with hope
Marcia Dahlberg 1970
02:04:49
Wonderful presentation!
Jennifer Nelson
02:04:54
So lovely! What a great mood to end the meeting. Thank you!
Marty Sippel '70
02:05:54
Great meeting!
Karen Cohen Bloom '91 (she/her)
02:06:52
Thank you for a fantastic meeting! See you tonight!