TC Alumni Celebrate Summer in the Berkshires

Members of the TC community recently enjoyed a weekend escape in the Berkshires. Trustee Jack Hyland and Larry Wente welcomed President Fuhrman, Provost Tom James, alumni and friends, to their spectacular gardens. Citing TC’s “roots” in Grace Hoadley Dodge’s vision for educating women at the Kitchen Garden Association back in 1880, President Fuhrman spoke of the gardens as a “perfect gathering place for all of us who cherish Teachers College for its history and legacy, and who care about its future.”

Berkshire Event
Dann Kenefick and Mitchell Thompson, M.A. '96 

At Tanglewood there was a wonderful celebration of music and TC’s commitment to Arts Education. Recalling TC’s trailblazing history as “the birthplace of dance education as an academic field” and in offering the country’s first graduate level-courses in jazz, President Fuhrman spoke of Tanglewood as a “fitting venue to celebrate TC’s legacy of innovation and excellence in the arts.” Alumni, faculty, donors, friends, parents and trustees all relished the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet other members of the TC community.

Berkshire Event
Larry Wente (L) with Robert Roscow and Maravene Taylor Roscow, Ph.D. '84 

With TC’s fundraising Campaign more than 80 percent toward its $300 million goal, and alumni participation more than double that of the previous campaign, President Fuhrman reminded the participants that “every gift counts. Every gift helps a talented TC student become a master educator, scholar, or leader.” As a powerful example, Julia West, doctoral student in Music Education, spoke to the group of her joy at being a part of the TC community and her gratitude for its committed alumni. "It would not have been possible for me to experience the supportive and creative community of learners at Teachers College had it not been for the generosity of people who care and who have given to scholarship funds."

Rosella Garcia, Senior Director of Alumni Relations, was delighted to see so many constituencies of the TC community brought together over the weekend. Reminding guests about the Campaign's equally meaningful priority of engaging with TC alumni, she encouraged them to share their ideas with her for future local, cultural events that could be presented with a "TC twist" to alumni and friends in the area annually. We hope to see you there on our next adventure in the Berkshires!

Published Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016

TC Alumni Celebrate Summer in the Berkshires

Members of the TC community recently enjoyed a weekend escape in the Berkshires. Trustee Jack Hyland and Larry Wente welcomed President Fuhrman, Provost Tom James, alumni and friends, to their spectacular gardens. Citing TC’s “roots” in Grace Hoadley Dodge’s vision for educating women at the Kitchen Garden Association back in 1880, President Fuhrman spoke of the gardens as a “perfect gathering place for all of us who cherish Teachers College for its history and legacy, and who care about its future.”

Berkshire Event
Dann Kenefick and Mitchell Thompson, M.A. '96 

At Tanglewood there was a wonderful celebration of music and TC’s commitment to Arts Education. Recalling TC’s trailblazing history as “the birthplace of dance education as an academic field” and in offering the country’s first graduate level-courses in jazz, President Fuhrman spoke of Tanglewood as a “fitting venue to celebrate TC’s legacy of innovation and excellence in the arts.” Alumni, faculty, donors, friends, parents and trustees all relished the opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet other members of the TC community.

Berkshire Event
Larry Wente (L) with Robert Roscow and Maravene Taylor Roscow, Ph.D. '84 

With TC’s fundraising Campaign more than 80 percent toward its $300 million goal, and alumni participation more than double that of the previous campaign, President Fuhrman reminded the participants that “every gift counts. Every gift helps a talented TC student become a master educator, scholar, or leader.” As a powerful example, Julia West, doctoral student in Music Education, spoke to the group of her joy at being a part of the TC community and her gratitude for its committed alumni. "It would not have been possible for me to experience the supportive and creative community of learners at Teachers College had it not been for the generosity of people who care and who have given to scholarship funds."

Rosella Garcia, Senior Director of Alumni Relations, was delighted to see so many constituencies of the TC community brought together over the weekend. Reminding guests about the Campaign's equally meaningful priority of engaging with TC alumni, she encouraged them to share their ideas with her for future local, cultural events that could be presented with a "TC twist" to alumni and friends in the area annually. We hope to see you there on our next adventure in the Berkshires!

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