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Groups Celebrate History and Renew Ties at Reunion Events

Black Alumni Weekend

Sharon Ann Miller (Arch ’86), chair of Ridley at the University of Virginia (left), and her husband, Tracy V. McMillan (Com ’86), former chair and a board member of Ridley, share time with Sylvia Terry, former associate dean of the Office of American-American Affairs, during Black Alumni Weekend March 31-April 3. The event enjoyed the largest turnout ever, as more than 1,530 people—including 1,020 alumni—attended seminars, renewed friendships and extended networks. Held every other year, Black Alumni Weekend dates to the mid-1980s and served as the springboard for creating the Ridley Scholarship Committee.

Elisa Bricker

Women’s Weekend

Janet Palmer Mullaney (Col ’74, Grad ’76), Mary Beth Parrotta (Col ’74) and Mary Ellen Petersilia Wadsworth (Nurs ’75) were among more than 325 people who attended two days of activities March 25-26 celebrating the 40th anniversary of full undergraduate coeducation at the University. The event included addresses by President Teresa Sullivan, UVA’s first woman president; and Sheryl Gay Stolberg (Col ’83), White House correspondent for the New York Times.

Luca DiCecco