Alumni Weekend 2024 in Pictures

Hundreds of Fords and their families flocked to campus to celebrate classes from years ending in 4 and 9.

From May 31 to June 2, Haverford welcomed more than 700 alums, friends, and family members as the College celebrated Alumni Weekend. This year’s festivities included alums from class years ending in 4 and 9 and included a schedule packed with events focused on building community, fun, and moments of reconnection. 

Programming included tours of Philadelphia led by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship, an exploration of the campus’ recent sustainable endeavors from green roofs to aerobic digestion, and a memorial softball game in memory of Jon Konove ’00. Alums were also invited to hop aboard the new all-electric Blue Bus to participate in programming at Bryn Mawr College. 

On Saturday morning, eight Fords were honored with Alumni Association Awards during a ceremony in the Michael Jaharis Recital Hall led by College President Wendy Raymond and Alumni Association Executive Committee President Beverly Ortega Babers ’84. Ann West Figueredo ’84, P’12, P’22, a member of the College’s first co-ed class, received the Kannerstein Award; Alexia Kelley ’89 received the Haverford Award; John Melle ’77 received the Distinguished Achievement Award; Rebecca Chang ’19 and Talia Scott ’19 each received the Young Alumni Award; Matthew Jennings 99 received the William Kaye Award; Matt Leighninger ’92, P’20, P’24 received the Lawrence Forman Award; and Charles Robinson ’89 received the Archibald MacIntosh Award. A video of the ceremony is available to watch online

Alumni Weekend also included a special screening of Dr. Ira Reid: Haverford College’s Unsung Scholar Activist, a new documentary on the legacy of Haverford’s first Black professor. In addition to Stephen Washburn ’69, the film’s executive producer, several additional members of the College community served as producers. They are Steven Bailey ’69, James Pabarue ’72, Assistant Dean of the Office of Multicultural Affairs Denise V. Allison (now retired), and Professor of Fine Arts William E. Williams. The film made its debut earlier this year at the International Black Film Festival in Nashville in September.

It’s not too early to start making your plans for 2025’s Alumni Weekend! Mark your calendars for May 30 to June 1 next year as we welcome back members from class years ending in 5 or 0. 

Photos by Holden Blanco ’17, Patrick Montero, and Paola Nogueras.