Class of 1981 Officers: 2016 - 2021
Carolyn Whitney Bosserman, President Hello! My job as Class President is to keep the connections among our classmates current and vibrant from one reunion to the next. I will do this by organizing and directing our class officers, keeping the class up-to-date on events and happenings at the College, and overseeing the planning of our next reunion. I currently split my time between Phoenix and Cape Cod, teaching part time, traveling, golfing, hiking, and volunteering. I love attending Wellesley-in-Phoenix events, and plan to attend as many 1981 mini-reunions as I can in the years before our next reunion.
Jill Bristow, VP - Connections Hi! As your Co-Vice President, I am very excited to be involved with our amazing class! I live in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, 20 miles from New York City. My most important responsibility as your Vice President is to help us stay connected. Mini-Reunions are one way and I would love to help you plan one. Wellesley considers a mini-reunion as any sort of gathering with three or more classmates. A mini can be held anywhere. Possible ideas include getting together in someone’s home or at a restaurant, going on a tour of a museum or gardens, relaxing at a spa or resort and meeting at a local Wellesley Club or College event. A destination mini would be fun too! Please let me know how I can help!
Karen "Penny" Sawyer, VP - Communications
Hello Class of '81! I'm your Co-Vice President, Penny (Karen) Sawyer and I live in Washington, D.C. I'm eager to keep the lines of communication open and flowing, and during the next four years I look forward to being in contact with many of you through email, snail mail, Facebook, or in person. Ideas and suggestions for gatherings and social events are always welcome.
Anthea Raymond, Secretary Greetings. As your class secretary, my big job is to write our quarterly Class Notes column. You’ll also see me pop up on our Facebook page from time to time. A journalist, teacher and coach, I now sit on the Los Angeles County Beach Commission -- as an appointee of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, the first woman to serve as California Assembly speaker. I am proud to be part of a network of strong, active outspoken women. Being your secretary is part of that.
Jennifer Colagiuri Eccles, Treasurer Hi-my job as Treasurer is to manage our class' finances. I have an MBA in finance and spent more than 30 years working with the banking industry. I retired at the end of April 2016, had a fabulous time at reunion, and now ride my horse every day, travel, and enjoy learning through online courses. I've also helped with mini-reunions in the Washington, DC area.
Mary Baker Wiley, Wellesley Fund Volunteer Committee Representative
I am, once again, the Wellesley fund representative for our class. We are a phenomenally engaged class, with classmates keeping in touch over social media, attending mini reunions and reunion, and giving to Wellesley. The chance to reach out to all of you is the best part of this job!
Giving to Wellesley, in any amount, is one of the strongest ways we can support future generations of Wellesley women. Shoot me an email any time if you have questions on donating or just want to say hello.