Russell Sage Reunion May 31 - June 2 Features Dedications and Sign Unveilings

May 31, 2013 at 10:20 am

More than 300 Russell Sage alumnae will return to their alma mater in Troy this weekend to reconnect, reflect, and enjoy significant investments and improvements to campus. Highlights of the weekend on Saturday, June 1 include several dedications and unveiling of exterior signs  in honor of generous donors, as well as the colorful Parade of Classes.

11:45 a.m. ESTEVES SCHOOL OF EDUCATION DEDICATION

Sage will dedicate the School of Education in honor of Donna Esteves ’70, who gave Sage a transformative gift of $10 million. The gift made possible the purchase of 37 First Street for education offices, funded the establishment of a speaker series, expanded enrichment programs for area schoolchildren, and strengthened clinical and field experiences for education majors.

  • Location: 69 First Street (facing the Lorraine Walker Bardsley Building across the street)
  • Available for comment: Donna Esteves ’70, President Susan C. Scrimshaw, Ph.D., and Esteves School of Education Dean Lori Quigley, Ph.D.

1:45 p.m. PARADE OF CLASSES

More than 300 alumnae of all ages – from the Class of 1943 to present day and including 30 members of the Class of 1963 celebrating their 50th Reunion – wearing their class colors and showing their Sage spirit, march down a closed First Street behind a spirited marching band.

  • Location: First Street between Division and Congress (starts at McKinstry Courtyard, heads north, and ends at Bush Memorial Center)

3:15 p.m. AVERY’S GARDEN DEDICATION

Celebrate the dedication of newly-installed Avery’s Garden, a gift from Virginia Kurtz Stowe ’65 in tribute to her granddaughter. Virginia “Ginny” saw an area of campus that needed attention while attending her reunion in 2010, and reached out to make this gift.

  • Location: 71 First Street, at Ferry Street Plaza (above tunnel)
  • In attendance: Virginia Kurtz Stowe ’65, and Avery, age 2 (who will dig in the garden)
  • Available for comment: New York City landscape architect Todd Haiman; and executive director of Audubon New York, Erin Crotty ’88 will be on hand to discuss the importance of native landscaping and sustainability

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