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Send-offs, Screenings, and Service

San Francisco: Members of the Class of 2019 are receiving warm welcomes to the Swarthmore community at Send-off to Swarthmore events around the world this summer. William Martin ’90 hosted alumni, parents, and students in San Francisco June 24. For additional locations and events, visit 

Los Angeles: More than 25 alumni, parents, and friends attended a May 6 screening of Minding Swarthmore, a documentary film about the College. The evening, hosted by Vice President for College and Community Relations Maurice Eldridge ’61, included a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers including producer Shayne Lightner ’87. 

Tucson, Ariz.: Laura Markowitz ’85, Tucson’s Connections chair, arranged for fellow alumni to help pack emergency food boxes and sort donated items at the Community Food Bank April 11.
See what other Connections chapters did for the Collection of Service here

Boston: Lisa Smulyan ’76, the Henry C. and Charlotte Turner Professor and educational studies chair, spoke to alumni, parents, and friends May 7. Her talk, Ask a Teacher: Listening to Leaders Who Make a Difference, was part of the spring Faculty on the Road series. Faculty also spoke in Washington, D.C., and New York City.

Honolulu: In April, Josh Green ’92 hosted an informal potluck barbeque for alumni and prospective members of the Class of 2019 at his home in Honolulu.