Virtual Reunion 2021

Tuesday, June 1 - Sunday, June 6, 2021

Virtual Reunion Schedule

Join us for a week of virtual connections as we celebrate Saint Michael’s College Reunion 2021! Each event requires an individual registration to receive the Zoom link to join the event. Please check back soon as we are continuing to add events to this year’s schedule.

All members of the St. Mike’s community are invited to participate in this year’s events. A special raffle will be held only for our Reunion class years ending in a 0, 1, 5 or 6. Each event you participate in provides another entry to this raffle, with no limit for total entries. Winners will be drawn the week following our Reunion events. Here is a list of our raffle prizes.

  • Night Stay at the Hotel Vermont in Burlington
  • Night Stay at the Delta Hotel in South Burlington
  • Campus Store Gift Cards
  • Gift Card to the Windjammer Restaurant
  • Lift Ticket to Sugarbush Resort

Another important aspect of Reunion is the class-giving effort, which honors your time at Saint Michael’s and ensures that current and future students have the resources and opportunities they need to succeed.

Reunion classes are a major driver of the overall alumni participation rate each year. We need your help to reach our goal of 21% alumni participation by June 30. Gifts of all sizes to any area of the College that is meaningful to you count toward your class gift and participation.

If you haven’t made a gift yet this year, there is still time! Class giving totals will be announced during the Purple & Gold Alumni Awards on June 3.

Tuesday, June 1st

Fireside Chat with President Lorraine Sterritt (5:30 pm ET)

Join President Lorraine Sterritt for a discussion about the past year and the future of Saint Michael’s College. This event will be held at 5:30 pm ET. Register for this event and send your questions for President Sterritt by following this link.

Celebrate MOVE (7:00 pm ET)

The Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts (MOVE) continues to inspire our students and alumni to “do well and do good” in their communities. After the launch of our “What MOVEs You?” community spotlights, we wanted to provide a space for people to connect and share their MOVE stories. Join us at 7:00 pm ET for a Zoom call with various themed breakout rooms on the different MOVE programs that contributed to our growth in our personal, professional and global lives. Register through this link to join us.

BIPOC Alumni Affinity Space (8:00 pm ET)

Join us as we host our BIPOC alumni, staff and faculty members to connect and reconnect more members of this part of our community. This call will be hosted by Sarah Childs, director of the Center for Multicultural Affairs and Services, Margaret Bass, special assistant to the president for diversity and inclusion, and Stella Santos, assistant director of admission. We will be holding the group Zoom call at 8:00 pm ET by registering at this link.

Class Zoom Calls

The following reunion class committees have chosen to host a meet-up for their classmates. Follow the link for your class year to receive the information to join the call at the specified date and time. If you do not see a call for your class, we encourage you to participate in our other events and connect with your SMC network.

Class of 1996 – 8:30 pm ET: Hosted by Cathy Cesarz and Michael Savage

Wednesday, June 2nd

Golden Knight Connections with Fr. Richard Berube, SSE ’66
(2:00 pm ET)

Fr. Richard Berube will be hosting a Zoom call at 2:00 pm ET for our Golden Knights reunion classes of ’55, ’56, ’60, ’61, ’65 and ’66 to reconnect and pay tribute to deceased classmates. Register here to receive the Zoom information to join the call.

Athletics Zoom Featuring Basketball Coaches Eric Eaton and Shannon Bollhardt (4:00 pm ET)

Men’s basketball coach Eric Eaton and women’s basketball coach Shannon Bollhardt will co-host this Zoom call to discuss their respective teams, their incoming recruiting class, how they kept their student-athletes engaged and healthy during the pandemic, and what our Student Athlete Advisory Committee accomplished over the past year. Register here to receive the Zoom information to join the call.

We Love Craft Beer! (7:00 pm ET)

Vermont is home to over 60 breweries and brewpubs across the state. The local craft brewing scene continues to inspire through its dedication to science, the environment and the local community. Join Eric Larkin ’10, owner of Cohesion Brewery, and Maegan Gorton ’12, Territory Sales Manager at Switchback Brewing Company, as they discuss their inspirations for jumping into these careers and share their tips for tasting beers at home. This discussion will be held at 7:00 pm ET. Register for this event by following this link.

Class Zoom Calls

The following reunion class committees have chosen to host a meet-up for their classmates. Follow the link for your class year to receive the information to join the call at the specified date and time. If you do not see a call for your class, we encourage you to participate in our other events and connect with your SMC network.

Class of 1990 – 8:00 pm ET: Hosted by Kate Sawyer
Class of 2011 – 8:00 pm ET: Hosted by Kath Hackett, Christine Gallager and Liz Sapia
Class of 2016 – 8:00 pm ET
Class of 1995 – 8:30 pm ET: Hosted by Jason Sharpe and Christine Hartnett Keefe

Thursday, June 3rd

Military Community Affinity Space (4:00 pm ET)

Join Ken O’Connell, director of military community enrollment and resources, as he leads a group discussion with Ashley Parker ’21, AFROTC Cadet, 2021 Cadet Wing Commander 867 DET and AFROTC Distinguished Graduate awardee, on the impact our military heritage has had on Saint Michael’s. All veteran alumni are invited to join us at 4:00 pm ET by registering at this link.

Purple & Gold Alumni Awards (7:00 pm ET)

Reunion would not be complete without honoring our amazing community members for the Alumni of the Year and Fr. Mike Cronogue Service Awards. Join us at 7:00 pm ET as we showcase the incredible accomplishments of our awardees who are celebrating their reunion this year. There will be surprise guests and fun to be had by all. Please join us by registering through this link.

Alumni of the Year
Jerry Flanagan ’71 P’94 P’98 P’01 P’11
Billie Miles ’76 P’07
Bill Frain ’86
Paul Lagermasini ’91
Craig Duffy ’06
Christine (Amoresano) Gallager ’11

Young Alumna of the Year
Alix Lara ’16

Fr. Michael Cronogue Award for Service
Katherine Hackett ’11

Class Zoom Calls

The following reunion class committees have chosen to host a meet-up for their classmates. Follow the link for your class year to receive the information to join the call at the specified date and time. If you do not see a call for your class, we encourage you to participate in our other events and connect with your SMC network.

Class of 2001 – 8:00 pm ET: Hosted by Seth Cole and ShawnnaLea Zemanek

Friday, June 4th

Faith Community Affinity Space (4:00 pm ET)

Edmundite Campus Ministry will host a space for our Catholic and Christian community members to reconnect and pray as a larger community. This call will be hosted by our Assistant Director of Campus Ministry, Anna Lester ’98, and Marianne Strayton ’98. Join our Zoom call at 4:00 pm ET by registering through this link.

Fire and Rescue Reunion Call (5:00 pm ET)

Our Fire and Rescue program continues to inspire our students and alumni to engage with their local community by creating an incredible network of compassionate professionals. Join the current directors of the Fire and Rescue program, Erik Haversang ’11 and John Keating ’17, as we host a call for this network to reconnect and share memories. Register for this call at 5:00 pm ET by following this link.

Saturday, June 5th

PK5K

Our Purple Knight 5K is back and better than ever for Reunion 2021! Lace up your sneakers, take a hike or pull out your rollerblades for a virtual 5K. Participate by doing 3.1 miles in any activity of your choice: running, walking, biking, kayaking, or rollerblading, etc.

A portion of the $25 entry fee will be donated to the Saint Michael’s Student Equity Fund. Please complete your registration here by May 20th in order to receive your tech-shirt in the mail in time for reunion weekend. Shirts and sizes are limited so be sure to register today!

Thank you to our sponsors: Allagash Brewing Company, Gorton Law Offices, Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group, Outside In: Outdoor Athleticwear.

Virtual Golf Tournament

If you are hitting the links this week, be sure to sign-up for our Virtual Golf Tournament! Play at your local course, or try out a new one any time during reunion week to participate in this competition. Complete this registration and we will send you a score entry form prior to Tuesday, June 1. You can play as many times as you would like during the week, but only one score entry form will count per person. A winner will be selected at random from each of the four score ranges: 79 or lower, 80-89, 90-99, and 100 or above.

Sunday, June 6th, 2021

Virtual Mass

Join Edmundite Campus Ministry at the Saint Michael’s Chapel for live streamed Mass exclusively for our reunion attendees at 11:00 am ET. Access to the live feed can be found by following this link.

For any questions, please contact events@smcvt.edu.

Future Event

Virtual Pride 2021

We would like to invite members of our LGBTQIA+ community to join us in celebrating our second Virtual Pride Celebration. This event will be held on Friday, June 18th, at 4:00 pm ET. We will be hosting a number of alumni, student and staff speakers to share their stories of growth and resilience as we celebrate this part of our larger Purple Knight community before continuing the discussions in themed breakout rooms. Register for our celebration by following this link.