As a professional improv comedian, Pam Victor ’88 is uniquely positioned to make the best out of the COVID-19 quarantine. Victor, founder and president of Happier Valley Comedy, a nonprofit improv comedy theater in western Massachusetts, shares her best advice for taking the techniques of improv comedy and adapting them for real life—especially in stressful times like these.
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Smith College Will Host Virtual Reunion
Smith College has announced its first-ever virtual reunion, to be held Friday through Sunday, May 22 to May 24.
“We’ve been celebrating reunions for well over 100 years—and we’re not about to stop now,” Denise Wingate Materre ’74, vice president for alumnae relations, wrote in an email announcing the event. “True: it’s not possible for us to gather together on our beautiful campus, but that doesn’t mean we can’t connect, lift each other up, and honor our shared history as Smithies.”
The event—which will be offered at no charge—will bring together alumnae from classes ending in “0” and “5.”
Programming will include greetings from Smith College President Kathleen McCartney and Marleni Jisselle Chavana ’20, as well as faculty and staff webinars, lectures and presentations. Other events will be designed especially for individual classes, including Zoom-based class meetings.
College staff are working closely with alumnae class officers and volunteers to plan details, which will be announced in the coming weeks.
Additional information is available on the Reunion website.