March 20, 2020

Dear Honored Alumni of the Class of 1970, 

Greetings once again from Baldwin Wallace! In the time that has passed since our last communication, there have been many changes at the University in order to adapt to the worldwide response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). After thoughtful conversations with University leadership, and based on recommendations from the Governor of Ohio, local and national health agencies, we have decided to postpone the Class of 1970 50th Anniversary Reunion, originally scheduled for May 15 – May 16, 2020. This is in accordance with BW postponing or canceling all campus events through May 31, including Commencement for the Class of 2020.

As a BW alumna from the Class of 2001, I share in your disappointment, as we were all looking forward to gathering together with friends this spring. However, I am delighted to share, in consultation with your team of Class of 1970 Reunion Ambassadors, your 50th reunion will now be celebrated in May of 2021, together with BW’s Class of 1971. If you have questions or thoughts to share about this decision, please reach out to me or any of your Reunion Ambassadors. 

This is an unprecedented time that affects us all. As we navigate through these uncertain times together, we eagerly anticipate the joy and fun that is in store for all of you a year from now with a joint '70/'71  celebration. As a fellow classmate said, “This will be the best 51st Reunion BW has ever hosted!” Just as history is being made this year, we are sure a May 2021 reunion will be worthy of the BW history books, in a far more positive way.

Again, please do not hesitate to reach out to me personally with questions, concerns, or ideas as we look to the future. In the meantime, know all of us here at BW send our best wishes for your health and good spirits.

All my best,

Christie Davenport ’01
Director of Alumni Engagement
(440) 826-3170 

P.S. With the health and safety a priority for our BW campus community, the University has changed many campus services. You can read more about BW’s response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) here. In addition, an address by President Bob Helmer yesterday via a video from Strosacker Hall may be viewed here.


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