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Schedule of Events



October 11

9:30 a.m.

Welcome Desk and Registration opens

Mellon Center Lobby


10:30 a.m.

Remembrance Ceremony

Mellon Living Room

This service honors those alumni and Chatham University community members who have passed since Reunion Weekend 2018, featuring a member of the Chatham University Choir. Share your favorite memories of classmates and professors who we have sadly lost, but not forgotten.


12:00 p.m.

Intergenerational Luncheon w/ Chatham Student Leaders

Mellon Pond Tent

All attending alumni are invited to an intergenerational luncheon featuring various student leaders and scholarship recipients with an update on admissions from Amy Becher, vice president for enrollment management.


2:00 p.m.

TED Talk-style Research Updates from Current Faculty

Location TBD


4:00 p.m.

Shuttle to Eden Hall Campus

This event is sold out.

Depart from Campbell Memorial Chapel


5:00 p.m.

Themed Cocktail Hour with Strolling Tour of Eden Hall Campus

This event is sold out.

Tour stops: Café Anne, Large Barn, Solar Tunnels, and Aquaponics Lab
Rain Location: Virtual Tour inside Esther Barazzone Center


Harvest Dinner
& Live Music

Friday, October 11
6:00-8:30 p.m.

Esther Barazzone Center

This event is sold out.

A family-style, farm-to-table dinner featuring foods grown at Eden Hall, served with beer and wine and live music.

7:15 p.m. First return shuttle to Shadyside Campus

8:15 p.m. Final return shuttle to Shadyside Campus

Multiple drop-off spots, including Gate House, Chapel, and Mellon Center



October 12

9:00 a.m.

Welcome Desk and Registration opens

Mellon Center Lobby


9:30 a.m.

Traditional Bloody Mary and Mimosa Reception

Welker Room, James Laughlin Music Center


10:30 a.m.

Awards Ceremony with Distinguished Alumna Keynote Address by Dr. Lynette Charity ’74

Campbell Memorial Chapel

Featuring piano intermezzo by world-renowned pianist Robin Meloy Goldsby ’79, joining us from Germany!

  • Awards will be presented to:
  • Annette Calgaro ’84, William Trimble Beatty Volunteer Award
  • Dr. Lynette Charity ’74, Distinguished Alumna Award
  • Dorothy Cohn Fox ’64, Cornerstone Award for Art
  • Jolene Ereditario Chinchilli ’74, Cornerstone Award for Environmental Stewardship
  • Rebecca Leighty Abrams ’94, Cornerstone Award for Nonprofit Management

11:15 a.m.

150 Years of Chatham History Retrospective by Chatham Presidents

Campbell Memorial Chapel

Featuring current President David Finegold and former Presidents Alberta Arthurs, Louise Royster Brown ’67, and Esther Barazzone


12:30 p.m.

50th Reunion Class Luncheon

Mellon Living Room


12:30 p.m.

Luncheon featuring TED Talk-style Updates from Past Alumna Award Winners

Mellon Pond Tent


2:30 p.m.

“Chatham Feminist Activists” Multimedia Exhibit Tour/Reception

Chatham Art Gallery

Featuring five distinguished Chatham graduates documented in the In Sisterhood Project:

  • Cynthia Vanda
  • Maureen McHugh ’74
  • Anne Lange ’74
  • Kipp Dawson ’94
  • Lois “Toni” McClendon ’02
  • About the In Sisterhood Project:
  • Pittsburgh was the birthplace of some influential leaders of the women’s movement and was home to several pioneering feminist organizations during the latter part of the 1900s. “In Sisterhood: The Women’s Movement in Pittsburgh” is an oral history and multimedia project created by Dr. Pat Ulbrich. The project is designed to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of this inspiring aspect of the region’s history and to highlight how progress was achieved through the hard work and determination of a diverse group of local grassroots activists.

3:30 p.m.

Piano Concert with Robin Meloy Goldsby ’79

Pianist, author, and composer Robin Meloy Goldsby performs live in a variety of settings. She often serves as a cultural ambassador for European organizations dedicated to transatlantic relations and women’s rights. Robin recently presented her new solo piano program, Home and Away, for His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales and 250 of his guests at Buckingham Palace, in honor of the non-profit In Kind Direct.


150th Anniversary

Long Purple Line Gala

Saturday, October 12
5:30-9:00 p.m.

Athletic & Fitness Center, Gymnasium


This event is sold out.

The Athletic & Fitness Center will be transformed into a reminiscent walk along Chatham’s Long Purple Line from 1869. Guests are guided through the four eras of Chatham’s history: Pennsylvania Female College, Pennsylvania College for Women, Chatham College, and Chatham University.

Memorabilia and featured videos will highlight accomplishments and notable moments and people from each era. Enjoy music, dinner, and signature drinks from Chatham’s past.

Cocktail attire suggested.



October 13

9:30 a.m.

“Fabled Faculty Fact or Fiction” w/ Emeriti Faculty Dr. Tom Hershberger and Dr. Bill Lenz

Eddy Theatre

Drs. Tom Hershberger and Bill Lenz will host an hour of storytelling with reminiscences on the larger-than-life Chatham faculty they have known over their roughly 100 years at Chatham. Do you remember Drs. Frances Eldridge, Frank Lackner, Mary Kostalos, Ericka King, O.J. ...? They also want alumni to come prepared to share their own fabulous faculty stories about their favorite professors. Yes, this is an interactive experience, just like the classes you took with Hershberger and Lenz. Can’t attend in person? Send your photos and memories of Chatham professors to


11:00 a.m.

Farewell Brunch w/ Former/Current Faculty

Welker Room


1:30 p.m.

Architectural Tour of Shadyside Campus

This event is sold out.