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Class of 2008: Welcome to the City!

On June 1, the 364 members of Swarthmore’s senior class officially became alumni. On Sept. 6, the second annual worldwide Welcome to the City! event was held to help these graduates acclimate to their post-Swarthmore homes.
Alumni and friends in 18 different cities across the United States and around the globe gathered at locations including local [...]

Top 5 Ways to Volunteer for Swarthmore

5. Admissions
Alumni volunteers are a vital part of the Admissions Office’s outreach, recruitment, and yield efforts. They interview prospective students, represent Swarthmore at college fairs, and serve as resources for both prospective and admitted students and their families. Contact Christine Costello ’07 at or (610) 328-8307.
4. Extern Program
The Swarthmore Extern Program is a five-day [...]

Where Have You Been in Your Swarthmore Gear?

We want to know! As you travel the world for business or pleasure, snap a photo of yourself in your stylish Swarthmore duds and it may land here in a future issue of the Bulletin. Send digital photos to Please note who is in the picture and when and where it was taken. [...]

Class of 2012: Welcome to the College!

During orientation for the Class of 2012, Alumni Office staff welcomed the incoming class with its annual “mugging” event. First-year students stopped by the event in front of Parrish Hall to collect mugs, enjoy a variety of cooling ice cream, and sign up to work in the Alumni Office.

Alumni Weekend by the Numbers

54: Number of classes represented
79: Average high temperature for June 7 in Swarthmore, Pa.
94: High temperature on Sat., June 7
110: Number of events held during weekend
1,600+: Alumni Weekend attendees
Alumni were able to enjoy a rain-free reunion for the second year in a row. The entire weekend was beautiful, with barely a cloud in the sky, [...]

Time for Every Purpose

Marilee Roberg ’73, a self-employed attorney and arbitrator, received this year’s Joseph Shane Award in recognition of her service to the College community. An admissions interviewer since her undergraduate days, Roberg is a longtime member of Alumni Council, head of the Chicago Connections group, and founder of the Chicago book club.
“Swarthmore said ‘yes’ to me [...]

Lifelong Learning

Consider taking a Lifelong Learning course this fall. Courses are taught seminar style by Swarthmore faculty, but without grades or credit—just learning for learning’s sake. Swarthmore alumni, adult family members, and friends are encourage to enroll. Fall 2008 courses begin the week of Sept. 15 and run through the week of Nov. [...]

Alumni Council Proposes Changes to Member Selection Process

At its April 2008 meeting, the Alumni Council ratified a proposal to change the procedure for selecting new Council members. Currently, two new members are elected in each of seven geographic zones. The Nominating Committee of the Council selects four candidates to run for two positions in each zone, and alumni vote for two candidates.
Beginning [...]

Alumni Travel in Style

Richard Wilson ’73 wore his Swarthmore T-shirt while visiting Benin, West Africa. He and his wife, Emily Howe Wilson ’72, were hiking near the Chutes de Koudou in Parc National du W du Niger. Across the river behind them neighboring Burkina Faso is visible.
Where have you been in your Swarthmore gear?
We want to know! As [...]

Alumni Council

The Alumni Council welcomes the following new members, who have been elected to serve 3-year terms:
Sohail Bengali ’79
Anita Cava ’75
Lulu Chen ’05
Michael Davidson ’91
Debra Felix ’83
Deborah Frazer ’69
Mark Friedberg ’98
David Harrison ’89
Thomas Kramer ’65
Helen Lojek ’66
David Newman ’76
Susan Poser ’85
Catherine Salussolia ’04
Roger Shott ’60