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Happy Hours were dreamed up and are brought to you by the Purnell Alumnae Association Steering Committee. Members listed on homepage.


Help keep this organization in existence. Get involved.


Daisy Patterson Decker '79

What a great time to be alive, when Purnellies can virtually connect via Zoom across the years and across the miles! Come for the laughs, to share memories and connect with alumnae around the country - and world. It's casual - just drop in! Former faculty are invited, too. The Steering Committee will host FOUR Happy Hours in 2023-24.  All take place on Sunday evenings.

Click to request Zoom link. Include your full name and class year.


April 21, 2024 – "Making a Difference"

7pm Eastern time (4pm Pacific)
Hosted by Ilyana Kadushin '89, founder of the 501(c)3, Stories Love Music
Come tell about the non-profit organization you support!


Looking back at this Zoom season...

21 came to the Zoom for the 2000s!
February 25, 2024 – "2000s Alumnae & Faculty"


Leslie B Patient and Beth Crandall '09 hosted. Special Thanks to Leslie

for reeling in all those faculty we haven't seen in awhile! Dan & Maedean

Kramer, Donna Andeskie, Kathleen Tucker Weems, Nikki Buccello, and Tracy

Blaisdell. People zoomed in while doing laundry, making soup, and tending

babies. Always good to get together and laugh at how crazy and young we

once were! And how is it possible that some faculty AND students are

grandparents now?! Here's who was there besides those already mentioned - and thanks to Mary

Frances Chuhinko-Blount '06 for the screen shot: Jesse Armstrong '09,

Stephanie Crawford '13, Jeanne Sampson '00, Dani Barkat Turner '00, Elizabeth

Bostick '06, Anig Stevens '04, Gabriella Van Saders '19, Suzanne Meister '06,

and Canyon Williams '01 - from a Lyft! Plus Marina Bradlee Murdock & Claire Candler Caruth, both '79ers.

16 came to the first Art Share! 
January 14, 2024"Art Share"

7PM Eastern time (4PM Pacific) - Please note earlier start time.
Come share with other visually-creative alumnae!

Do you make art? To sell or just for creativity's sake? Are you an art teacher? Crafter? ALL are welcome - let's share how the art department at Purnell launched us. What have you been making lately? Art Appreciators welcome, too!

Hosted by Liz Fisher McLean ‘89
There was such a good reception, we decided to do another ART SHARE on THURSDAY, APRIL 18 at 7pm Eastern, again hosted by Liz Fisher McLean '89.  Add your name to Liz's email list.

21 came to the first Happy Hour in 2023-24! 

October 15, 2023 – "Alumnae & Friends"


So fun to see everyone! Bonner Boynton, Gail Mardfin, Donna Martin, Maria Bowditch, Claire Candler Carruth, Marcy Everett Voelkel, Peter & Mary Pierson, Martha Blair Heymann, BZ Churchman, Liz Fisher McLean, Diana MacLear Renehan, Cindy Padulla-Lacosse, Martha T Cummings, Meryl Brownstein, Daisy Patterson Decker, Ethna Hopper, Bill Vickery, Meg Purnell, Bridget Reilly, Heather Semple.

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