Bryn Athyn College Alumni Magazine Fall/Winter 2017-18 - Page 2

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT President Blair recognizes distinguished alumna Becca Smith (BA ’03) at the Alumni Reception during Charter Day. T he 2017-2018 academic year has had a very bright beginning. With a record- breaking incoming class of more than 140 students, the College started the new year with a brilliant fireworks display at the season-opening athletics weekend in September. In October, Charter Day attendees enjoyed warm and sunny weather as they moved between recep- tions, athletic competitions, art exhibits, concerts, and more. In this issue of the Bryn Athyn Alumni Maga- zine you will find a review of some of these fall events, spotlights on alumni, faculty, and staff, and informative and engaging accounts of current and historical happenings on campus. The trove of accomplishments shared by the Bryn Athyn College network seems to grow with every pub- lication as we unearth bygone stories and report recent achievements. I am delighted to be able to connect with you through this magazine, and I invite you to come visit the College in person if you have the opportu- nity. There are a number of upcoming events that our alumni and friends can experience on campus, online, and in various regions of the country (visit brynathyn.edu/events to learn more). It is a plea- sure and a priority to continue growing a dynamic and thoughtful relationship with you. Thank you for being a member of the Bryn Athyn College family. Sincerely, BRIAN BLAIR PRESIDENT, BRYN ATHYN COLLEGE ALUMNI MAGAZINE managing editor & layout Serena Silverman Sutton  senior editor Angella Irwin (BA ’08)  contributing editors Amanda Lichtenstein, Sasha Silverman (AA ’99)  copy editor Holly Adams (BA ‘14) contact us magazine@brynathyn.edu | 267-502-6045 | Bryn Athyn College, Office of Alumni Relations & Advancement, P.O. Box 717, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 2 | FALL/WINTER 2017-18