Virtual Reunion

A gathering in cyberspace! Classes originally slated to celebrate their Reunions last year got together online June 10–13 for Trinity’s Virtual Reunion Weekend. Alumni representing seven decades of Trinity’s history came together for 20 events during the course of the weekend, including class-specific functions organized by Reunion Planning Committees and All-Reunion speaking programs and on-demand contests. Classes originally slated to gather in 2021 also were invited to join in on the fun in advance of planning for joint in-person festivities with the classes celebrating in June 2022.

Bantams logged on from 27 states and six countries to take part in the weekend, which featured the expertise of alumni across numerous industries and current and retired faculty members. Alumni competed in a Virtual Reunion 5K and Virtual Reunion Trivia Contest, connected with one another in virtual class lounges, and more!

View recordings of the All-Reunion presentations at

Making a Mark: Bantam Experts on Building a Brand

Clockwise from top left: Jess Sims ’10, Peloton instructor, in-arena co-host of the New York Liberty, and Reebok athlete; Chris Hatch ’80, CEO of Food Banks Canada; Paul Sullivan ’95, New York Times columnist and host of the Trinity podcast Beyond the Summit; and Bryant McBride ’88, P’20, CEO of Burst and producer of the acclaimed film Willie

The Art and Science of Memory: How Do We Remember? with Joanne Berger-Sweeney, president and Trinity College professor of neuroscience.

Joanne Berger-Sweeney P’22 and Arko Ghosh ’04, assistant professor in cognitive psychology at Leiden University and co-founder of QuantActions

Fighting for the Underdog: A Conversation with Civil Rights and Employment Attorney Lisa Banks ’90

Adrienne “Renny” Fulco, director of Trinity’s Public Policy and Law Program and associate professor of legal and policy studies, and Lisa Banks ’90

Make Ahead Summer Salads and Side Dishes for Picnics, Potlucks, and BBQs: A Cooking Class for the Class of 1980 with Lee Clayton Roper ’80

Lee Clayton Roper ’80, cooking instructor and author of the award-winning cookbook series A Well-Seasoned Kitchen, and one Roper’s dishes

A Shifting Admissions Landscape: Current Trends and Future Issues in American Higher Education

Clockwise from top left: Lee Coffin ’85, vice provost and dean of admissions and financial aid at Dartmouth College; Ann Newman Selvitelli ’91, director of college counseling and leadership at Suffield Academy; Adrienne Amador Oddi, Trinity’s dean of admissions and financial aid; and Zee Santiago ’09, college and career planning manager in the Office of Postsecondary Readiness in the NYC Department of Education

A View from ’Neath the Elms: Reflecting on the Year and Envisioning the Future

Clockwise from top left: Mitchell Polin ’96, associate dean for curriculum and associate professor of theater and dance; Drew Galbraith, director of athletics and chair of physical education; Joe DiChristina, vice president for student success and enrollment management; and Joanne Berger-Sweeney P’22, president and Trinity College professor of neuroscience

Special awards

Virtual Reunion 5K Winner: Gary Morgans ’75

Virtual Reunion 5K First Runner Up: Christine Siegfried Rampe ’95

Virtual Reunion 5K Second Runner Up: Dave Patterson ’05

Virtual Reunion 5K Participation Bragging Rights: Class of 1975 and Class of 2005

Virtual Reunion Trivia Contest Drawing Winner: Dave Lander ’75