On Wednesday, April 14, the Office of Alumnae Relations held two Alumnae Induction Ceremonies for the Class of 2021. The ceremonies, at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Jones Chapel Courtyard, marked the Class of 2021’s official membership in the Alumnae Association.
The evening’s program included greetings from several special alumnae and classmates. Taylor Wilson Twine, ’13, assistant director of alumnae relations and the Class of 2021 advisor, welcomed students and spent a moment reflecting back on their four years together. Hannah Kicklighter, ’19, brought greetings from the Big Sis class. Anne Luter Bromby, ’71, looked back on her class’s time as 2021’s “Golden Sisters,” a bond forged four years ago between classes that are 50 years apart in graduation years.
Lindsey Lewis, ’21, and Neali Helms, ’21, gave an update on the Class of 2021’s three potential class gift options and Grace Clougherty, ’21, and Haley Ivey, ’21, introduced their class doll, Ms. Gwendolyn Daisy Ad Astra. To conclude the event, Courtney Allen, ’10, incoming Alumnae Association president, administered the induction oath by candlelight.
“It could not have been a more beautiful evening to celebrate a class that has so gracefully handled such a difficult senior year,” said Twine. “Even masks could not hide the happiness on each of their faces to be together and to have made it to this point.”