Thank you to everyone who celebrated our first I Heart Wells Week! We were thrilled to connect with so many of you throughout the week and beyond.
Our alumnae and alumni community shared fantastic photos and stories on social media and through our website. We enjoyed seeing how you’re sharing time with fellow alums, still using your Wells mugs, and proudly wearing your onyx rings. Here on campus, current students helped out by penning thank-you cards to young donors as well as faculty and staff members, turning up to support their Wells Express athletic teams, and celebrating their own accomplishments.
The most touching moment of the week came to us from Nicole Pellegrino ’05, winner of the campus naming challenge. Nicole chose to rename a room in Glen Park in memory of Ariel Lawson ’08, who passed away in 2010.
“For me, GP 9 will always be the place where I feel the closest to Ariel,” Nicole shared. “It was there—when I was a senior living there and she was a first-year—that we first became close. Three years later it became her room, too. One of my favorite ‘Ariel moments’ was her laying on the bed less than an hour before her graduation, her room not at all packed, panicking about graduating. I had lived out that same experience three years earlier.
“Although Ariel is gone, that room links together all who have lived there, and I can’t help but feel her presence there. Wells, that room, and Ariel are so incredibly special to me, and I would love to have it named after her,” Nicole added.
We send our thanks to Nicole for her thoughtful gift and her touching reminder of the meaningful connections that we share with each other.
Though I Heart Wells Week 2018 has ended, we always appreciate hearing the ways that our alumnae and alumni are living their Wells education. Reach out to our office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to share your story.