Celebrating 150 Years of Saint Mary’s Hall

November 02, 2016

Chapel service and program highlight 150th anniversary celebration.

Shattuck-St. Mary’s welcomed alumnae back to campus on Saturday, October 29 in celebration of 150 years of Saint Mary’s Hall.

Festivities began with a noon service in Bishop Whipple Memorial Chapel and featured the singing of traditional hymns, musical performances from several Shattuck-St. Mary’s students, and remarks and prayer from Fr. Colin Maltbie. The program then shifted to the dining hall for lunch and opening remarks from Linda Stone Dasher ’56, followed by a celebratory program.

Director of Institutional Advancement Lonnie Schroeder moderated two panel discussions examining the life of women at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in 2016. The first examined the life of a woman at SSM as a faculty member or administrator, and featured a panel of school leaders that shared some of the ways in which the school has changed while retaining its core values. 

A second discussion featuring current SSM students followed, as alumnae learned how present juniors and seniors structure their school days with the emergence of ScholarShift, outlined the importance of carrying on school traditions and establishing new ones, and shared their plans for college and beyond.

The group was then treated to a harp performance from Abigail Hansen ’17 before receiving their copies of 150 Years of Saint Mary’s Hall commemorative books filled with photos, history, and school memories. The event concluded with coffee, dessert, and campus tours.

Visit the SSM Flickr page for a photo gallery from Saturday’s celebration.