Alumnae Reunion 2018

Alumnae Reunion 2018, celebrating classes ending in 3 and 8, will take place March 23 and 24, 2018.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

Reunion invitations and registration forms will hit mailboxes in January 2018. You can also register online below.

Which hotels will be hosting reunion attendees?

We encourage alumnae to stay at the Portola Hotel and Spa, where we will host the Saturday-evening Alumnae Reception and Dinner. The hotel is offering a special rate for Santa Catalina guests that weekend. Rooms at the above rate are available from March 21–25, 2018. Rooms must be booked by February 23 to receive the special rate.

What is the schedule?

Friday, March 23

Events on Friday are designed for alumnae to experience Santa Catalina as it is today. Join us for Assembly, attend classes and a student/faculty panel, and enjoy lunch with students. After lunch, take a campus tour before heading off campus to your class gatherings.

10:30 a.m. Registration | Library
Enjoy coffee and tea as you register for Reunion.

11:15 a.m. Which class will you attend? | Classrooms
Attend one class from a list of several and experience what is being taught at Catalina today. Some alumnae might recognize a teacher or two!

  • AP English Literature: Dr. Gerry Kapolka
  • World History 1: Mr. Broeck Oder
  • French 1: Ms. Heather Frost
  • Rehearsal and Performance: Mrs. Lara Wheeler Devlin ’02
  • Computer Science 2: Mrs. Amy Azevedo Mulgrew ’02

12:00 p.m. Lunch | Dining Hall
Lunch for alumnae, faculty, guests, and students. Join classmates and other alumnae for a casual buffet-style lunch with students.

12:45 p.m. Assembly | Study Hall
Go back in time and see Study Hall and participate in Assembly. See what is new and what traditions remain the same.

1:15 p.m. Santa Catalina Today | Study Hall
Learn about academic and extracurricular offerings from current faculty and students.

2:05 p.m. Which class will you attend? | Classrooms
Attend one class from a list of several and experience what is being taught at Catalina today. Some alumnae might recognize a teacher or two!

  • Philosophy: Dr. John Murphy
  • English 1: Dr. Nancy Hunt
  • Algebra 2: Mrs. Jennifer Duncan
  • Art 2: Mrs. Michelle Avery
  • Marine Science: Dr. Lisa Marrack
  • U.S. History: Mr. Dan Place

3:00 p.m. Campus Tour | Red Parlor
Take a walk down memory lane with current alumnae, staff, students, and faculty. Don’t miss the tour of the math and science building!

Evening. Class Gatherings | Off Campus

Saturday, March 24

Events on Saturday are designed to celebrate alumnae. Join your class and other anniversary classes for the Alumnae Reunion Celebration, lunch, and Alumnae Mass. Enjoy cocktails and dinner off campus at The Portola Hotel and Spa.

9:00 a.m. Registration | Library
Enjoy coffee and tea as you register for Reunion.

10:00 a.m. Alumnae Reunion Celebration | Performing Arts Center
Gather with your classmates for the annual Reunion Celebration.

  • School Welcome.
  • Enjoy performances by students.
  • Honor Robin Hatcher ’63 and Teresa Barger ’73 as they receive their 2018 Distinguished Alumna Awards.
  • Celebrate the Class of 1968 on its 50th Reunion.
  • Singing of the “Alma Mater.”

Following Reunion Celebration. Lunch | Dining Hall
Lunch for alumnae, administration, and former faculty.

1:00 p.m. Campus Tour | Red Parlor
Take a walk down memory lane with current alumnae, staff, students, and faculty. Don’t miss the tour of the math and science building!

5:00 p.m. Alumnae Mass | Rosary Chapel
Alumnae and students participate in this special Liturgy.

6:30 p.m. Cocktails and Dinner | 2 Portola Plaza, Monterey
Cocktails and dinner with your class at The Portola Hotel and Spa. Professional photos, including class shots at each table, will be taken throughout the evening. Head of School Meg Bradley will present an update about Santa Catalina as it is today.

How can I assist with planning my class's Friday-evening party?

Please contact your Reunion 2018 ambassadors. There are reunion chairs for all classes celebrating milestone years: 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013.

Where should we host our class gatherings?

There are many options available on the Monterey Peninsula: restaurants, clubs, and private homes. Please choose whatever will most appeal to your class. The Alumnae Office is happy to assist.

How can I contribute to the Santa Catalina Fund in honor of my upcoming reunion?

There are three easy ways to make a reunion gift to the Santa Catalina Fund.

  1. Mail your donation to the Development Office: Santa Catalina School, 1500 Mark Thomas Drive, Monterey, CA 93940
  2. Call the Development Office at 831.655.9379.
  3. Give online.

Gifts to the Santa Catalina Fund truly make a difference in the lives of our current and future students. Help your class celebrate Santa Catalina’s past and future!

Learn more about giving and the Reunion Challenge here.

If I contribute to the Santa Catalina Fund now, will that still count towards my reunion giving?

Yes! Any contributions made to the Santa Catalina Fund between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018, will count as a reunion gift.

How will I receive updates on Reunion Weekend and my class activities?

Reunion volunteers will share information via email and class Facebook groups. Santa Catalina’s website will host information on the alumnae reunion pages of the website. A formal invitation will be mailed out in January 2018.

Who are the staff contacts for Reunion?

For reunion activities:
Gretchen Mueller Burke '83, '79 LS
Director of Alumnae/i Relations
831.655.9392
gretchen.muellerburke@santacatalina.org

Shannon Leigh Gaughf '08
Alumnae/i Relations Coordinator
831.655.9391
shannon.gaughf@santacatalina.org

For reunion gifts to the Santa Catalina Fund:
Cristy Mehringer
Annual Fund Coordinator
831.655.9310
cristy.mehringer@santacatalina.org


Register for Reunion

Please select your class below, as well as any guests you would like to bring along. You will then be prompted for your name and payment information.

To view photos from Reunion Weekend 2017, click here.

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