Alumni Summer Reunion
Classes of 1981 and Prior and any other alumni who prefer Plymouth in the Summer
Friday, July 30, 2021
- Meeting Rooms open for Reunion Classes to gather, 10 a.m.
- Lunch: Noon to 1:30pm, Newfound Room of Prospect Dining Hall
- Remarks by President Don Birx and Alumni Director Rodney Ekstrom ’09G
- Class photos: 1:30 – 2pm, North side of Prospect Dining Hall, (inside if inclement weather)
- Plymouth State in 150 Objects exhibit in Silver Center Lobby and Wayfinding exhibit in Museum of the White Mountains, 2-4 p.m.
- Campus tree tour at 2 p.m. with Prof. Mary Ann McGarry, scroll down for more details.
- Tour of benches and other outdoor spaces at 3 p.m. by Gene Martin ’09
- Farewell: 4:30 pm, Silver Center Lobby
- Coffee, tea, and light refreshments
- Thank you from Director of Development, John Scheinman P’19
Pricing: $10 per person
Prefer not to pay online? Call the Alumni Relations Office at 603-535-2428, we’re happy to register you over the phone.
View the full gallery from the 2019 Summer Reunion here.
Volunteer to be a Class Agent and help us connect and invite your classmates. If interested please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (603) 535-2589 and ask to speak with assistant director and volunteer coordinator, Brian Gagnon ’05, ’09G. Class Agent responsibilities include reaching out and inviting classmates via mail, phone, email, or social media. PSU will provide outreach materials.
Campus Tree Tour: MaryAnn McGarry, Endowed Abbot Professor of Environmental Studies, will lead a Tree Tour meeting and leaving from Prospect Dining Hall. Dr. McGarry and her students have been researching the 106 different species of PSU’s informal arboretum, in part quantifying the ecosystem services, 22 benefits trees provide to humans. McGarry will share stories and showcase unique trees on the campus- unusual ornamentals, natives, beneficial species for pollinators, species with interesting global connections, species with interesting features and policy considerations. McGarry will pay tribute to two local current Plymouth residents: Doug McLane and his passion for Chestnuts and disease resistant American Elm trees and Steve Sweedler, former horticulturist for PSU for over 30 years who is responsible for the fascinating diversity of trees planted on the campus. McGarry and her students have helped PSU become the only higher education institution in NH to achieve Tree Campus and Bee Campus USA designation. McGarry says her goal with students has been to make them aware of the rich, outdoor learning laboratory space the campus provides. McGarry hopes the students will share information with roommates and look forward to returning as alumni to check on the trees they have come to know and appreciate. A series of videos about the trees is being produced as part of the 150th anniversary of PSU.