Alumnae/i Weekend

June 9-11, 2023


Planning to Attend:
Jane Alexander Durrell 1947
Dorothy Poeschl Hawkes 1957
Polly Smith Venable 1958
Cathy Bauer Cooper 1960
Sharry Patterson Addison 1961
Mary De Jong Obuchowski 1961
Anne Adkins Weissenborn 1961
Judy Dudman Henderson 1962
Loretta Ryder 1963
Nia Jones Terry 1963
Lynne Drucker Albukerk 1964
Muriel Burstein 1964
Janet Smith Dickerson-Stephens 1965
Frances E Hoffman 1965
Sylvia G Stanfield 1965
Charla Coatoam 1966
Hazel Williams Drew 1966
Suzanne Lutz May 1966
Janie Graham Murphy 1966
Ann Walton 1966
Brenda Lee Bell 1968
Susan Blake 1968
Victoria Choy 1968
Katherine Dunlop 1968
Sharon Brickell Elfarnawany 1968
Jeanne Flowers Foster 1968
Patricia Jayson 1968
Susan Williams Oblinger 1968
Cece Peabody 1968
Anne Galbraith Rothrock 1968
Karen Prah Voris 1968
Barbara Williamson Wentz 1968
Nancy Wilson Kobayashi 1969
Maria Maldonado 1970
Mary Melison McDonald 1970
Patricia Pinkowski 1970
Ameerah Haq 1971
Susan Adland 1973
Joan Campbell 1973
Helen Pasquale Cella 1973
Lissa Cook Coady 1973
Rita Greene 1973
Kristin Kirkhoff 1973
Lyn Miller Neely 1973
Linda Li Ng 1973
Gita Pitter 1973
Nancy Pratt-Finfer 1973
Janie Rossitto 1973
Debbie Hefty Sayers 1973
Elaine Sussman Shafran 1973
Sally Mitchell Van Wyk 1973
Linda Watts 1973
Jennifer D. Wilson 1973
Christine Wines 1973
Chris Moranda 1974
Ann Crowley Pagano 1974
Betsy Salt 1974
Christine Cowden 1975
Pheetta Wilkinson 1976
Jeff Schreiber 1982
Elizabeth McNellie 1986
Alicia Broderick 1990
Mike Conaway 1990
Ben Gibbons 1994
Audree Boggs 2010

Thursday, June 8, 2023
Housing and meals will be offered to those who must arrive early due to travel complications. Official event registration begins on Friday, 11:00 a.m.

Friday, June 9
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Welcome Center Registration, Young Hall
12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Western buildings open: Boyd Hall, Clawson Hall, Kumler Chapel, McKee Hall, Peabody Hall, Presser Hall, Thomson Hall, Western Lodge
1:00 p.m. 2024 Alumnae/I Weekend Planning, open to anyone who wishes to participate in the discussion, Young Hall
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. All-Classes Open House, Young Hall
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Western College Memorial Archives Tour
4:30 p.m. 50th Anniversary Class Reception, Young Hall
5:30 p.m. Welcome Reception, Western Dining Commons
6:30 p.m. Welcome Dinner, Western Dining Commons
Following dinner– Western Karaoke Club, Young Hall

Saturday, June 10
7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast, Young Hall
8:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. Welcome Center Registration
8:15 – 8:45 a.m. Let’s Get Moving, physical activity, Young Hall patio
10:00 a.m. Annual Meeting, Boyd Hall
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Class Meetings, Boyd Hall
12:30 p.m. Community Celebration Luncheon, Clawson Hall (All Western buildings will be open and golf cart shuttles provided through 3:30 p.m.)
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Western Center for Social Impact and Innovation Open, Peabody Hall
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Patterson Place Open, docent led tours
6:00 p.m. Class and All Reunion Photos, Western College Legacy Circle
6:30 p.m. Alumnae/i Reception and Banquet, Western Dining Commons
Following Banquet – Western Lounge – wine, music and conversation, Young Hall

Sunday, June 11
7:30-9:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast, Young Hall
8:30 a.m. Choir Practice, Kumler Chapel
9:30 a.m. Kumler Chapel Closing Service
11:00 a.m. Farewell Brunch

Western Alumnae/i Weekend is for ALL classes. Haven’t been back to Western in a few years? Haven’t been back to Western since graduation? Here’s just a sample of what you will experience:

  • Stroll the stone bridges and visit your favorite Western buildings
  • Comfy accommodations in Young Hall with convenient parking and a luggage drop off zone
  • Student golf cart shuttles and tours (our staff includes students from Bangladesh, Canada, Kenya, Nigeria, and Ohio)
  • Explore the impressive Western College Memorial Archives
  • Purchase Western gear and bid on the silent auction items
  • Delicious meals in recently renovated Clawson Hall Dining Room and the Western Dining Commons
  • Themed buffets with specialty adult beverages
  • Music! Live musicians, Karaoke, piano lounge, chapel bells, and the Western choir (sing along and dance to some of your favorite songs from throughout the decades and join the Western choir on Sunday)
  • Chapel service in Kumler followed by the farewell brunch in Clawson Hall

Campus Lodging
Housing assignment in air-conditioned Young Hall will be done by classes. 

Young Hall is located near the Western Dining Commons and is nicely furnished with ample restrooms, including facilities for persons with mobility impairment.  If you have special accommodation needs, please specify on your Registration Form.  Pillows, towels, linens and blankets are provided. Children may share a room with parents at no extra charge.

For transportation to/from
Oxford, please make reservations no later than 48 hours in advance. If you or any member of your party is mobility impaired, please inform the shuttle service.

Denny’s Airport Shuttle
(513) 259-5554 or

Oxford Transportation
(513) 523-8728

Shuttle carts will be available on campus.

Frequently asked question:
Are spouses welcome and permitted to stay in the residence hall?
YES, spouses are welcome and are permitted to stay in the residence hall.

From Dayton International Airport 
I-70 West to Route 127 South (Eaton exit). RIGHT turn onto Route 73 West, which you will follow straight to Oxford. In Oxford turn LEFT at light onto Patterson Avenue (Route 27) and LEFT onto Western Drive  (south entrance) to Young Hall.

From Cincinnati/N. Kentucky Airport
Airport exit to first LEFT exit onto I-275 West (stay on I-275 West – don’t be tempted by Indianapolis signs). I-275 West becomes I-275 North.  Follow the signs toward Dayton.  Take Exit 33, Colerain Avenue (Route 27), and go LEFT (North) to Oxford.  Route 27 becomes Patterson Avenue in Oxford, turn RIGHT onto Western Drive and proceed to Young Hall.

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2023 Class Gifts
2023 gifts will support the Western College Legacy Seminars and the Western Center Scholarship for Experience-Based Learning. Both projects enhance the learning opportunities and programs within the Western Center for Social Impact and Innovation.