Are you ready to celebrate our 10-year reunion?! Yes, 10! Time flies when you are doing amazing things in the world! Our 10-year reunion will be held June 3–6, 2021, so save the date! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we plan to embrace the new normal and hold a virtual reunion, which means you can join from anywhere!
So much has happened in our lives over the past 10 years, not to mention this year alone! Many of us have pursued graduate degrees, married or found partners, launched careers, and become parents. We have celebrated joys, grieved losses and experienced big transitions.
Emi: In the past 10 years, my journey has taken me from Agnes Scott to teaching English in Madrid. Getting my Master of Public Health at Tulane University in New Orleans followed a fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. After three years at the CDC, I was on the job market for a year before finally landing a position in April at a company I’ve always wanted to work for: John Snow Inc., in Arlington, Va. But of course, while preparing to move for work, a pandemic hit, and now, like many people, I’m living the work-from-home life in my hometown of Chattanooga, Tenn. I hope to move north sometime early next year when my office plans to reopen, so let me know if you’re in the D.C. area! 😉 When I think of Agnes Scott, I remember us dressing up as Amazon warriors, attending the bonfire, Black Cat week, pestle board and the junior play. I also think of all the invigorating conversations we had inside and outside the classroom. And most importantly, the sisterhood, leadership and Amazon spirit that was fostered there and has continued to fuel my journey since Agnes.
Kate: Over the past 10 years, I’ve enjoyed a career in nonprofit advancement work here in Atlanta, fostering philanthropic partnerships on behalf of Agnes Scott, Wellroot Family Services and Emory University. This spring, I decided to leave my career (and the proverbial rat race) to plan a new path, most likely as a therapist. It’s an exciting time, but turns out, discerning what you really want out of life is not easy! Anybody else asking themselves some hard questions? When I think of Agnes Scott, I think of our professors, that beautiful campus and the incredible connections we made with each other while students and in the years since. Working as a development officer at the college gave me the opportunity to connect with alumnae of all ages and made me deeply proud to share our alma mater with so many incredible Scotties.
We hope to host a reunion where we reignite fond memories of our Agnes days and see what everyone has been up to in the past 10 years! In order to fuel that Amazon spirit, your class officers on the Class of 2011 Reunion Planning Committee are excited to start planning our upcoming reunion. We will send out more email and text message communication as the reunion grows closer and 2020 FINALLY ends. So look out for those! These virtual times call for innovative ideas, so if you have any ideas or memories you’d like to share, please send them to us or send us a Facebook message. If you’d like to stay in the loop, please join our Class of 2011 Facebook page.
We are excited to reconnect and see you all at next year’s 10-year reunion!!
Stay safe and stay tuned,
Emi Watanabe , co-president
Kate Schrum, co-president
Emi Watanabe, co-president
Kate Schrum, co-president
Layne Johnson, co-vice president
Meghan Ryan, co-vice president
Sarah Bowen, secretary
Darcy Hammond, co-fund chair
Gwen Smith Watson, co-fund chair
T’Aira Duncan, reunion chair