Hello, members of the Class of 2010.5, and welcome to the ranks of Middlebury alumni. Check out the Feb Celebration slideshow and our photographers' photos below and relive this momentous occasion in your Middlebury careers.
Hear from the Celebration Speakers
On Friday evening, graduates and their parents convened in the Mahaney Center for the Arts to hear from Peter Spyrou ’10.5 (pictured above), President Ron Liebowitz, and Professor of Humanities Kit Wilson. Wilson, who has a special bond with the Class of 2010.5 and was chosen as speaker by its members, delivered a powerful and moving talk about living a meaningful life. You can watch all three speakers in the video above.
On Saturday morning, the mid-year graduates convened at Mead Chapel where Will Bellaimey, a member of the graduating class spoke and President Liebowitz delivered an address. Liebowitz and Dean of the College Shirley Collado presented the Jason B. Fleischman Award to Pier Lafarge. Zachary Bourque '01, president of the alumni association, presented the customary replicas of Gamaliel Painter’s cane to the graduates.
In a funny and poignant talk, Bellaimey shared his thoughts about the unique camaraderie that develops among the Feb class. "I have several theories," he said. "One is that taking some time off, time away from that endless treadmill of academic achievement that we use to turn our best and brightest into sleep-deprived zombies with perfect SATs, taking time away from all that puts things in perspective. Whether you spent your Febmester teaching in a dirt-floored classroom halfway across the globe or waiting tables at the Greasy Spoon diner on the corner, we arrived here with a real appreciation for how blessed we are to get to spend four years in this place. ...The single greatest decision that I ever made was to make an x in a little box that said February only." Read more.
Get Involved & Stay Connected
You've been a part of the Middlebury community for the past four years, and we hope you'll choose to be part of it for the rest of your life. You can have on impact on Middlebury's global community as an alumnus or alumna. Below you will find some great volunteer opportunities that support the college, your fellow alumni, current and future students:
Class Agents spearhead the Annual Fund drive, encouraging their classmates to support Middlebury financially. Our 985 plus class agents are the key to Middlebury's record-breaking participation levels in recent history.
Chapter Volunteers organize regional alumni events ranging from happy hours to sports team outings to museum tours. Help brainstorm and execute events for Middlebury alumni in your area.
Alumni Admissions Interviewers meet with and talk to Middlebury applicants in their areas, helping the college continue to attract outstanding students.
MiddNet Career Advisers provide perspective and advice to current students and other alumni on their professional areas of expertise. Irrespective of your field, be it teacher, banker, dancer, biologist...you name it...there is a student or alumnus who will benefit from your experience.
Class Correspondents collect social and professional updates from their peers for publishing in the Middlebury Magazine.
If any of the above roles interest you click here to sign up or to ask for more information.
Some other links that you'll find helpful as you segue into your new role as alumni:
- Events: For alumni, on campus and where you live
- MiddNet Career Center: For career networking, advising and job postings
- Middlebury Online: Middlebury's social and professional networking site featuring an alumni directory, events calendar, career networking, class notes and more
- The Middlebury College Alumni Association: Dedicated to connecting alumni to each other and to Middlebury in mutually beneficial ways
Congratulations again! We look forward to seeing you at homecoming, reunions, and our regional chapter events. Let Middlebury remain a part of your lives!
— The Middlebury Alumni Office