Welcome, Smith70!

Just over a year ago, many of us were travelling home from our 45th reunion. And 4 years from now, we hope even more classmates will make the trip back to Northampton to celebrate our 50th reunion.

Your class officers are already looking ahead to that event. To get us off to a great start, Reunion Chairs Jeanne Garvey and Wendy John have provided a list of suggestions to get you thinking about what would make our 50th the best yet. Check it out on the 50th Reunion page of the website.

Thank You!

Mary Pratt Grant, Class Fund Agent thanks the amazing and generous class of 1970! We set a record for giving by the 45th reunion class, with a total of more than $3,800,000 over five years with 46% participation. Our one-year total was $1,756,843 with a participation rate of 53%, exceeding our goal! Together we did what no one in the Development Office expected us to do, and our gift will make a huge difference to Smith students. It’s not too late to participate in this year’s giving. Gifts received by the college before June 30 will be counted toward our reunion total. To donate, go to Smith.edu and click on “Make A Gift” in the purple box on the home page. You can also call 800-525-2023 to donate by phone or mail your check to The Smith Fund, Smith College, 33 Elm Street, Northampton, MA 01063, made out to Smith College with “Class of 1970” in the memo line so that your check is credited to our class.

Couldn’t Come to Reunion?

We missed you! Please let your classmates know what you’re doing by sending news today to our class secretaries. Contact information is on the password-protected Class Officers’ and Connections pages. That way we can stay connected until our 50th.

Money, Money

Our 45th Reunion will be  great, and our 50th will be here before we know it.  To ensure that we continue to have terrific reunions and stay connected as a class, we need your class dues. Only $70 for 5 years–where else can you get so much for less than 4¢ a day?! See our Dues page for details on where to send your check.

Our Website

We have set up the site so that only the home page is public. Most other pages, especially those with names, posted photos, and emails are password protected and viewable by only you and your classmates. Want to access the rest of the website? The password is easy to remember—and your hint is right here: the name of the pond where we rowed crew and went ice skating in the winter (one word, eight letters, all lower case).

Our website is the place to check for the latest class news and stay connected until we gather again in 2020 in Northampton the May. Tell us what you’d like to see on the website, and we’ll do our best to keep it lively and informative. If you have content to post, send it along. If you are a website or tech person, we would love to have your input and help! Contact me with your ideas. Questions? Email Marlene Bellamy, Social Media Chair, at mbellamy [at] alumnae.smith.edu.

Communications Updates

Be sure your email address is listed and current in the Alumnae Association Directory! That is where we get the distribution list for our class email blasts. Only you can make changes to your profile; please do not send the information to us.

SAQ Class Notes: Please note that the Smith Alumnae Quarterly now solicits news via an email blast to all classes. You will no longer receive emails from your class secretaries. When you get the blast please send your news to your class secretaries. Better yet, don’t wait for the email blast, send your news today to your Class Co-Secretaries (contact information is on the password-protected Class Officers’ and Connections pages). Your classmates want to read your news!

Join our class Facebook group!

Our Smith Class of 1970 Facebook Group– https://www.facebook.com/groups/309169861311/–gives us another wonderful opportunity to keep in touch. Click on the Facebook icon to visit. It is open only to members of the Class of 1970 who request an invitation.

You’ll need a Facebook account to join. Click to sign up. Using our class group is a good way to learn about Facebook, which is a fun way to connect. For example, joining the Smith College and Smith College Alumnae pages puts frequent posts with campus and alumnae news in your FB news feed (do a search for the ,  then “Like” the page and check “Get notifications” to see posts in your news feed).

You don’t have to use Facebook for anything else and can set privacy settings so that only friends—those you invite or accept—have access to your profile and can post. You can also customize the privacy settings to limit access to others in the Smith network, for example.


This is the official web site of the Smith College Class of 1970, independent of, but affiliated with, the Alumnae Association of Smith College. This page was created by and for the Class of 1970 of Smith College. Information on this page is intended for individual communication of a personal nature among Smith alumnae from the Class of 1970. Use of this information for any other purpose is strictly prohibited. Accuracy of the information on these pages cannot be guaranteed. Smith College and the Alumnae Association of Smith College are not responsible for the content of these pages. Responsibility for that content belongs solely to the Smith College Class of 1970. This site is maintained by the class Web administrator: mbellamy [at] alumnae.smith.edu.