Class of 1972 50th Reunion! 

Class of 1972 50th Reunion Newsletter – February 2022

Dear Trinity 1972 Classmates,

It’s been a long time—50 years to be exact—since we said farewell to our friends and classmates under the Red Roof of Trinity College. And now, five decades later, planning is underway for what is sure to be a phenomenal 50th Reunion Weekend on October 28-29, 2022!

Our Reunion Weekend coincides with the 125th anniversary of the founding of Trinity College and features a week full of celebratory and educational events. This will be an exciting time for the Class of ’72 and the entire Trinity community. Truly Trinity is the bond that links us all!

A group of our classmates has come together to form the Class of 1972 50th Reunion Committee. We have important information to share with you about the planning thus far. This newsletter will provide updates about:

  • 50th Reunion Weekend Event Planning
  • Classmate Contact Information
  • Reunion Class Gift
  • What’s Next?

Event Plans for our 50th Reunion Weekend

The 50th Reunion Committee is energized planning the events for a truly special weekend. This is a golden opportunity for the Class of ’72 to come back to Trinity, reconnect with college friends, and share memories from our college years. The timing is optimal for a lovely Fall weekend in our nation’s capital and on Trinity’s campus. We will have a memorable time celebrating this golden milestone!

Members of the 50th Reunion Committee are coordinating with the Trinity staff hosting the events held on campus, as well as planning off campus events. They are working on selecting hotel accommodations for out-of-town classmates. Convenience to campus and a common space to gather are essential, all at an affordable price.

We are researching other venues for our weekend festivities off campus. Stay tuned! Details to follow when finalized!


Friday, October 28

Trinity Campus

  • Registration — All afternoon
  • Trinity Reception — 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Off-Campus — Evening, if desired

  • Class Happy Hour or casual dinner – TBD

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Trinity Campus

  • Guided Tours of Trinity Campus – Morning
    • Visit the Payden Academic Center, the Trinity Center for Women and Girls in Sports, the home of the Trinity Tigers athletic teams, and more
  • Grand Luncheon — 12:00 p.m.
    • Remarks by President Patricia McGuire
      Class of 1972 to be honored
      Medal Ceremony
  • Class Photo
  • Class Meeting – Location TBD
    • Remembrance of Deceased Classmates – Location TBD
  • Mass in Notre Dame Chapel
  • Reception following on the front lawn


  • Dinner and Class Party – Time/Location TBD

Sunday, October 30, 2022


  • Brunch – Time/Location TBD

Classmate Contact Information — Help Needed

Efforts continue as we work to contact all members of the Class of ’72. We are working to confirm or update contact information for all classmates in Trinity’s database. We are making progress and have confirmed information with 65% of our classmates! We want to be sure that all members of our class receive information about the 50th Reunion so that they can be a part of this milestone celebration!

Here’s What You Can Do!

Please check your voice mail, texts, and emails to see if you have heard from a member of our Reunion Committee seeking contact information. You can respond to them or send it directly to Janet Bucca Higgins. (Contact information below) You may even receive a personally handwritten note from Ann Marie Curran Wheeler on fancy (41 year old wedding) stationery!

Please be sure to confirm or update your: 

  • Full Name, including your maiden name as reference
  • Address
  • Phone numbers – cell and/or landline

Class of 1972 Reunion Gift

We are excited to share that our 50th Reunion Class Gift will be dedicated to Renaissance Alumnae Hall, the signature building project for the Trinity 125th Anniversary Campaign! The Renaissance Alumnae Hall project will create a true campus center that will welcome all students, commuter and residential, as well as faculty, staff, conference guests, alumnae and visitors.

A new Student Lounge will be a focal point created in the lower level of Alumnae Hall including the space we all remember as “The Smoker.”

Our goal is to rally class support around this major project and raise funds to permanently name the Student Lounge. This will forever commemorate the unique bond of the Class of ’72 with Trinity.

Trinity has made a lasting contribution to our lives through our education and life-long friendships. The Renaissance of Alumnae Hall will carry on this tradition by creating a space for Trinity students to enrich their lives where they gather, meet one another, study together and share ideas.

Our Class of ’72 is the first Trinity class to come together in support of the Renaissance Alumnae Hall Capital Campaign. We are excited that our class will be recognized for this important role at the Trinity 125th Anniversary celebration.

President Patricia McGuire will have more information about the Renaissance Alumnae Hall project in her upcoming 125th Anniversary Newsletter.

What’s Next?

This is the first newsletter from the 50th Reunion Committee for the Class of ’72. We look forward to sharing updates on the plans in the months to come. Those of us who have been working together on our Reunion have enjoyed reconnecting and renewing friendships. It is amazing how easily it is to pick up where we left off 50 years ago!

Please reach out to any of us if you want to get involved in the planning for our Reunion.

On behalf of the Class of 1972 50th Reunion Committee, we send our warm wishes with hopes to gather in October. See you in October!

All the best,
Ginny, Mimi, and Janet

Ginny Schnitzler Voorhees

Mimi Loferski Fleury Bremer

Janet Bucca Higgins

Class of 1972 Reunion Committee

Jill Carangelo Ailleo

Denise McCarthy D’Avella

Mary Curry Narayan

Mary Ann Brennan Newcomb

Maureen Phelan Previti

Elizabeth Lundholm Taglieri

Christine Tetrault

Francine Tolson

Ann Marie Curran Wheeler

Kathleen Hallahan Zeifang


Class of 1972 50th Reunion Newsletter – November 2021

Dear Trinity Red Class of 1972,
We are pleased to announce that we will be celebrating our 50th Reunion in October 2022 in conjunction with Trinity’s 125th anniversary year! We are grateful to many of you for sharing your thoughts on reunion timing and for the enthusiasm you have shown for connecting with one another. Thank you, thank you!
Reunion Weekend Is October 28-29, 2022 – Save-the-Date!
We are excited to gather on the Trinity campus to celebrate this milestone we will only reach once in our lifetimes. We will walk the campus, reminisce, and engage in many beloved reunion traditions while also being part of Trinity’s 125th anniversary “Celebrating Renaissance” celebration.
As we hope you read in the recent newsletter, big plans are underway to celebrate Trinity as an institution still committed to the founding vision of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur for the education and empowerment of young women. For those of us who are able and interested, the week preceding Reunion weekend will feature numerous program offerings. Stay tuned!
Now that we have a confirmed date for our in-person reunion, we are beginning to make plans. Over the next several months, we will be sharing updates and inviting your participation.
We invite you to join the Reunion Committee to help with event planning and fundraising for our class gift. Please contact us, emails below, if you are interested in joining our efforts to make our 50th Reunion a huge success. You may also reach out to Ashley Bianchi in the Trinity Alumnae/I Relations and Development Office at
We look forward to hearing from you and gathering for our once-in-a-lifetime celebration.
Sincerely yours,
Ginny Schnitzler Voorhees
Mimi Loferski Fleury
Janet Bucca Higgins