Agnes Scott College - Alumnae Weekend


Class of 1971

Dear Class of ’71,

What a challenging year 2020 has been! We hope all of you are doing well and looking forward to catching up with classmates as we move into 2021, our 50th reunion year. It’s been a while since 1967 when we chose Jiminy Cricket as our mascot. He was a snappy dresser in a top hat whom we thought was a good representation of our class style, friendships and social awareness when he said, “Let your conscience be your guide.”

What has changed at ASC? We are sure you have seen the amazing accolades in US News & World Report: Most Innovative Liberal Arts College in 2019, 2020 and 2021; Best First Year Experience in all Colleges and Universities in the U.S.; and as a tribute to our faculty, No. 2 in Best Undergraduate Teaching compared with all liberal arts colleges. The faculty is different from those we treasured, like Dr. Pepperdene, Dr. Brown, Dr. Drucker and many more, but you can tell from the rankings that we still have faculty with outstanding teaching ability.

At this time, the Alumnae Office is working on plans to have virtual reunion events on June 3–6, 2021. We participated in a Zoom Reunion Boot Camp in August and were joined by Paula Hendricks Culbreth, Margaret Funderburk O’Neal and Jane Duttenhaver Hursey. It was a creative start to planning ways that we can get our class together, including those who left before graduation. We will be sharing ways to connect with old friends and to reintroduce those we may not have known as well through Facebook groups, at the very least. Stay tuned.

As we plan for the class giving part of our reunion, remember that the percentage of our class participation is more important than the amount that you are able to give. You will be hearing more about that very soon.

We have missed you all and will be looking forward to establishing creative ways to rekindle class connections in 2021!

Judy Watlington Hudgins
Bernie Todd Smith
Class of ’71 Co-Presidents

Class Officers:
Judy Watlington Hudgins, co-president
Judy.hudgins@earthlink.net

Bernie Todd Smith, co-president
Btoddsmith32@gmail.com

M.A. Isele, vice president
Mary.alice.isele@gmail.com

Jane Duttenhaver Hursey, secretary
janedhursey@gmail.com

Running Bear Loved Little White Dove
On the bank of the river Stood Running Bear Young Indian brave
On the other side of the river Stood his lovely Indian maid
Little White Dove was her name. Such a lovely sight to see
But their tribes fought with each other So their love could never be
Running Bear loved Little White Dove With a love big as the sky
Running Bear loved Little White Dove With a love that couldn't die
He couldn't swim the raging river 'Cause the river was too wide
He couldn't reach the Little White Dove Waiting on the other side
In the moonlight he could see her Throwing kisses 'cross the waves
Her little heart was beating faster Waiting there for her brave
Running Bear loved Little White Dove With a love big as the sky
Running Bear loved Little White Dove With a love that couldn't die
Running Bear dove in the water Little White Dove did the same
And they swam out to each other Through the swirling stream they came
As their hands touched and their lips met The raging river pulled them down
Now they'll always be together In that happy hunting ground
Running Bear loved Little White Dove With a love big as the sky
Running Bear loved Little White Dove With a love that couldn't die