Alumni Leadership Conference

More than 200 alumni gathered for the 34th Alumni Leadership Conference, September 24–26. They gained an in-depth look at Middlebury today, hearing from President Ronald D. Liebowitz, Vice President for College Advancement Michael D. Schoenfeld ’73, alumna Jane Bryant Quinn ’60, faculty and staff members, and students. On this page, you'll find all the remarks, links to useful sites for volunteers, and photos from the weekend.

President Liebowitz on the State of the College


President Liebowitz considers what it means to be the global liberal arts college, including the new opportunities presented by the merger with the Monterey Institute; how the college is addressing the high cost of a college education; and more in this frank discussion.

Why Volunteer for Middlebury?


Vice President for College Advancement Mike Schoenfeld shares his perspective.

Solar Decathlon

A team of more than 70 students is designing and building a 100 percent solar-powered house for the international Department of Energy-sponsored Solar Decathlon competition. Middlebury is the first-ever liberal arts college to be selected as a finalist in the competition. Learn more from four of the team's leaders.

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General Information about ALC

Welcome to Alumni Leadership Conference! The information on this page is designed to help you make plans for the weekend.

Average Temperatures

BreadLoaf fall

Bread Loaf is 1,500 feet above sea level, and fall evenings can be quite cool. Average temperatures are generally in the mid-70s during the day and mid-40s during the evenings. Although all accommodations are equipped with basic sheets, blankets, and towels, feel free to bring extra blankets for your personal comfort.

Cell Phone Coverage and Internet Access

There is very limited cell phone coverage at Bread Loaf. Phones that accept phone cards are also located in each of the cottages.The Internet can be accessed through computers located in the Davison Memorial Library.

Directions to Bread Loaf

The Bread Loaf campus is on VT Rte. 125 in Ripton, a five-minute drive east of the town center and 11 miles (a 20 to 25-minute drive) from Middlebury. Middlebury is about 40 miles south of the Burlington airport and 35 miles north of Rutland via U.S. Rte. 7.

Please Note: If you are using a GPS or an online map site like mapquest, use the address "College Cross Road." These entities do not recognize "Bread Loaf Campus," but College Cross Road will put you on Rte. 125 across from the Bread Loaf Inn.

Pets

No pets are allowed on the Bread Loaf campus.

Recreation

Aside from the weekend’s schedule of organized events offered during Saturday’s afternoon downtime, you may also decide to hike or run one of Bread Loaf’s many trails, enjoy shopping in downtown Middlebury, or take a scenic drive in the nearby area.

Smoking

Bread Loaf is a smoke-free campus. Vermont State Law prohibits smoking in any building on campus, including dormitories.

Special Needs

If you have any special needs (dietary, housing, etc.) or require assistance, please contact Tonya Roberts at 802.443.6000 or middevents@middlebury.edu.

Transportation to and from the Bread Loaf Campus

The College does not provide transport between transportation hubs (i.e., airports, railroad depots, and bus stations) and Bread Loaf. Please contact Middlebury Transit at 802.388.3838 to schedule pick-up service or visit www.middleburytransit.com for more information.

Alumni Leadership Conference 2012 Schedule

Please note: this schedule is subject to change

Friday, September 28

7:00 a.m.  MCAA Breakfast – Bread Loaf Inn, Dining Room

8:00 a.m.  Middlebury College Alumni Association (MCAA) Board Meeting  Davison Memorial Library, Second Floor

11:00 a.m.  AFEC Meeting – Davison Memorial Library, First Floor

Noon  Classes of 1963 and 1964, 50th Reunion Lunch – Bread Loaf Inn, Dining Room

Noon  MCAA/AFEC (Annual Fund Executive Committee) Lunch  Davison Memorial Library, First Floor

1:00 p.m.  50th Reunion Presentation: Classes of 1963 and 1964 – Burgess Meredith Little Theater

2:00 p.m.  General Registration  Bread Loaf Inn, Lobby and Blue Room

4:00 p.m.  Gift Planning Workshop: Honor the Tradition & Plan for the Future  Burgess Meredith Little Theater

5:30-6:30 p.m.  Social Hour – Bread Loaf Inn, Porch and Tent

6:30-8:00 p.m.  Dinner – Bread Loaf Inn, Dining Room

8:00-9:00 p.m.  Student Spotlight: Education in Action, moderated by Shirley Collado, dean of the college – Burgess Meredith Little Theater

9:15 p.m.  Social Gathering  Bread Loaf Inn, Tent
 

Saturday, September 29

6:30-8:30 a.m.  Breakfast – Bread Loaf Inn, Dining Room

7:30-8:15 a.m.  Milestone Coffee Hour: 25th and 50th Reunion Coffee – Davison Memorial Library, First Floor

8:30-10:00 a.m.  Welcome Presentation – Burgess Meredith Little Theater

10:00-10:20 a.m.  Coffee Break – Outside Burgess Meredith Little Theater

10:30-11:30 a.m.  Workshops

Interactive Fundraising Workshop for the 25th Reunion Class, Reunion Committees, and Leadership Gift Committee: The Joy of the Ask, Jeff Stauch ’05, assistant director of principal gifts Bread Loaf Inn, Dining Room

Workshop for the 50th Reunion Class of 1963: Midd Life - 50 Years Later
Davison Memorial Library, First Floor

Workshop for Class of 1964: Building Momentum
Barn Classroom #2

Workshop for Class Agents and Lead Class AgentsStrength in Numbers
Barn

Workshop for Class CorrespondentsStaying Connected
Barn Classroom #1

Workshop for Chapter Leaders

Barn Classroom #4

11:30-12:30 p.m.  Workshops Continued 

Interactive Fundraising Workshop for Class Agents, Lead Class Agents, Class Correspondents, Chapter Leaders & Class of ’64: The Joy of the Ask, Jeff Stauch ’05, assistant director of principal gifts Barn

25th Reunion Class of 1988: Let's Plan It
Davison Memorial Library, Second Floor

50th Reunion Class of 1963: Midd Life-50 Years Later (continued)
Davison Memorial Library, First Floor

Leadership Gifts Committee Meeting: Advancing the College's Priorities
Bread Loaf Inn, Front Porch

Workshop for Reunion Committees: Let the Good Times Roll
Bread Loaf Inn, Dining Room

12:30-1:15 p.m.  Lunch

25th and 50th Reunion Committees
Davison Memorial Library, First Floor

Reunion Committees, Leadership Gift Committee  
Bread Loaf Inn, Dining Room

Classes of 1964-1967, Chapter Leaders, Class Agents, Class Correspondents
Barn

1:15-2:00 p.m.  Alumni Admissions Program Committee Volunteers Workshop: Honing Your Interview Techniques  Barn Classroom #3

1:15-2:00 p.m.  Cane Society RepresentativesRaising Canes

2:00-3:00 p.m.  Alumni Admissions Program Chairs Roundtable  Barn Classroom #3

2:00-3:00 p.m.  Technology Tools for Volunteers  Davison Memorial Library, Apple Cellar 

3:00 p.m.  Fresh Air Excursions  All Depart from Bread Loaf Inn, Porch

Hike to the Frost Cabin with AFEC member Philip Picotte ’08
Tour of Lincoln Peak Vineyard with owner Chris Granstrom ’74
Campus Sustainability Tour with 2013 Solar Decathlon Team and Middlebury College Organic Farm staff and interns

6:00 p.m.  Social Hour – Bread Loaf Inn, Porch and Tent

7:00-8:30 p.m.  Awards Dinner  Bread Loaf Inn, Dining Room

9:00 p.m.  Social Gathering  Barn

 

Sunday, September 30

7:00-9:00 a.m.  Breakfast  Bread Loaf Inn, Dining Room

12:00 p.m.  Bread Loaf Checkout

 

For information about late registrations or cancellations, please contact Jolene Newton at 802.443.5183 or middevents@middlebury.edu.


 

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A Weekend at Bread Loaf for Alumni Volunteers

September 28-30, 2012

Please join us for Middlebury's 36th Alumni Leadership Conference! This year’s program of engaging workshops and fun events will reinvigorate your volunteer passion.  We invite you to add your voice to three days of exploration and discovery at beautiful Bread Loaf.
 
  • Enjoy the Green Mountains at the peak of fall foliage as a guest of the College.
  • Get an insider's view of Middlebury with President Ron Liebowitz.
  • Unleash "The Joy of the Ask" an interactive workshop on the psychology of giving.
  • Get tips and tools to help you plan your volunteer work.
  • Meet current students and learn about the Middlebury experience today.
  • Discover how the Center for Education in Action is leveraging new initiatives to help students build meaningful careers.
  • Reconnect with classmates and expand your Middlebury network.

Alumni leaders like you are vital to Middlebury’s future. Thank you for giving your time and energy to make a difference for the College!

ALC SCHEDULE: Click here to view a schedule of the weekend's events

REGISTER NOW! Click here to register online

At the 2011 Alumni Leadership Conference, our photographer, Todd Balfour captured the playful mood of the occasion, from lively forums to chocolate-covered strawberries. Click here to view and download photographs.

Resources for volunteers

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Alumni Leadership Conference

More than 200 alumni gathered for the 34th Alumni Leadership Conference, September 24–26. They gained an in-depth look at Middlebury today, hearing from President Ronald D. Liebowitz, Vice President for College Advancement Michael D. Schoenfeld ’73, alumna Jane Bryant Quinn ’60, faculty and staff members, and students. On this page, you'll find all the remarks, links to useful sites for volunteers, and photos from the weekend.

President Liebowitz on the State of the College


President Liebowitz considers what it means to be the global liberal arts college, including the new opportunities presented by the merger with the Monterey Institute; how the college is addressing the high cost of a college education; and more in this frank discussion.

Why Volunteer for Middlebury?


Vice President for College Advancement Mike Schoenfeld shares his perspective.

Solar Decathlon

A team of more than 70 students is designing and building a 100 percent solar-powered house for the international Department of Energy-sponsored Solar Decathlon competition. Middlebury is the first-ever liberal arts college to be selected as a finalist in the competition. Learn more from four of the team's leaders.

MiddTags:

General Information about ALC

Welcome to Alumni Leadership Conference! The information on this page is designed to help you make plans for the weekend.

Average Temperatures

BreadLoaf fall

Bread Loaf is 1,500 feet above sea level, and fall evenings can be quite cool. Average temperatures are generally in the mid-70s during the day and mid-40s during the evenings. Although all accommodations are equipped with basic sheets, blankets, and towels, feel free to bring extra blankets for your personal comfort.

Cell Phone Coverage and Internet Access

There is very limited cell phone coverage at Bread Loaf. Phones that accept phone cards are also located in each of the cottages.The Internet can be accessed through computers located in the Davison Memorial Library.

Directions to Bread Loaf

The Bread Loaf campus is on VT Rte. 125 in Ripton, a five-minute drive east of the town center and 11 miles (a 20 to 25-minute drive) from Middlebury. Middlebury is about 40 miles south of the Burlington airport and 35 miles north of Rutland via U.S. Rte. 7.

Please Note: If you are using a GPS or an online map site like mapquest, use the address "College Cross Road." These entities do not recognize "Bread Loaf Campus," but College Cross Road will put you on Rte. 125 across from the Bread Loaf Inn.

Pets

No pets are allowed on the Bread Loaf campus.

Recreation

Aside from the weekend’s schedule of organized events offered during Saturday’s afternoon downtime, you may also decide to hike or run one of Bread Loaf’s many trails, enjoy shopping in downtown Middlebury, or take a scenic drive in the nearby area.

Smoking

Bread Loaf is a smoke-free campus. Vermont State Law prohibits smoking in any building on campus, including dormitories.

Special Needs

If you have any special needs (dietary, housing, etc.) or require assistance, please contact Tonya Roberts at 802.443.6000 or middevents@middlebury.edu.

Transportation to and from the Bread Loaf Campus

The College does not provide transport between transportation hubs (i.e., airports, railroad depots, and bus stations) and Bread Loaf. Please contact Middlebury Transit at 802.388.3838 to schedule pick-up service or visit www.middleburytransit.com for more information.

Middlebury Alumni Leadership Conference
Save the Date for 2015!

October 16-18, 2015


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Calling all Class Agents, Reunion Volunteers, and Cane Society Reps! 

Join us for the 39th Middlebury Alumni Leadership Conference (MALC).
We hope our program of stimulating discussions and workshops—combined with Homecoming get-togethers and events—will energize your volunteer work.


Alumni Leadership Conference falls on Homecoming Weekend, so come and meet up with Middlebury friends while learning how you can make a difference for Middlebury.

  • Attend a fundraising workshop to get the tools you’ll need to succeed.
  • Reconnect with classmates and expand your Middlebury network.  
  • Meet President Laurie L. Patton and join her for a conversation about Middlebury.
  • Meet current students and gain insight into Middlebury today.
  • Enjoy a weekend in Vermont and celebrate Homecoming as a guest of the College.

Alumni leaders like you are vital to Middlebury’s future. Thank you for giving your time and energy to support the College!


Resources for Volunteers

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