Tradition

Family-style dining in Blackwell. Greeting friends in the Farmville train station. Singing in the Rotunda before dinner. These and other beloved traditions were revived in late September for the first Joan of Arc Celebration, a special event for members of Longwood’s Gold Society (alumni who have already celebrated their 50th reunion). Among the 72 alumnae representing the classes of 1966 and earlier at Longwood’s newest tradition were Judy Smith Liles ’62 (second from left), who attended with her husband, David Liles; Peggy Green Olney ’62 and Betsy Wilson Price ’62. Gold Society members and guests also enjoyed a wine and cheese social, a memorial service and a presentation on the history of Joan of Arc by Dr. Steven Isaac, professor of history.

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