Alumni Weekend

 

Virtual Alumni Weekend — May 28-29, 2021! 

As many of you now know, we unfortunately had to postpone Alumni Weekend 2020, originally scheduled for September. And while the decision was heartbreaking to make, it was the smartest, safest, and most responsible thing to do. With the Gould Pledge, our goal is to keep you, our students, and our greater Gould community healthy.

Alumni Weekend 2021 will take place virtually in late May. We are excited to celebrate beloved alumni, inviting not only reunion classes ending in ’0 and ’5, but also our classes ending in ’1 and ’6. Events will be open to all Gould Alumni. 

If you are interested in helping rally the troops, please sign up to be a Class Agent by emailing the appropriate Engagement Officer below. Walking down memory lane and re-connecting with other Gouldies is fun and engaging, and we are here to support you along the way. 

If you are planning your own small, socially distant celebration this year, please be in touch as we are here for support with class lists, banners, and anything else you might need. Gould has some great new facemasks, too!

If you have ideas that you would like to share, we would love to hear from you! Please contact your class’s engagement officer listed below–

Amy Connell (1930s-1968), Engagement Officer
Kathleen Willis (1969-1988), Engagement Officer
Beth Garfield (1989-Present), Engagement Officer

 

Amy Connell

Engagement Officer
B.A. Saint Michael’s College

Bio

Mrs. Connell joined Gould in July of 2017. She brings with her a wealth of experience having held positions in Alumni Relations at both Hebron Academy and Bates College. Prior to her jobs at both schools, Mrs. Connell worked in fine wine sales in New York and Maine. Additionally, her passion for the arts led her to Boston for a position at the Museum of Fine Arts as well as an assistant directorship at a community art center in Newton, MA.

A native of Western New York’s “Snowbelt,” Mrs. Connell loves Maine’s long winters. Whether it’s riding Sunday River’s Magic Carpet with her daughter or chasing her husband down the slopes, she can be found outside enjoying the white stuff. And when the seasons change, she enjoys hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

Mrs. Connell resides in beautiful Bethel with her husband, Rogan, and their young daughter, Elinor.
Beth Garfield

Engagement Officer

M.Ed, Plymouth State University

Bio

Mrs. Garfield brings extensive experience working in education as a school counselor and holds a Vermont Level II Professional Educator’s License Endorsement for K-12 School Counselors. She worked at Dothan Brook Elementary School in White River Junction, Vermont, where she was instrumental in designing and implementing a nationally recognized comprehensive school counseling program to improve achievement, attendance, and discipline and close achievement and opportunity gaps. She has been a PBIS instructional practice coach, high school counselor, class advisor, teacher mentor, kindergarten teacher, and Yogakids instructor. She and her family enjoy the experiential learning and outdoor recreation and opportunities that Gould and Bethel have to offer. She lives in Bethel with her husband, Brian, and their three children — Maia ’20, Phoebe ’22, and Zachary.

Kathleen Willis

Engagement Officer

B.A. Sweet Briar College