After a highly-competitive campaign, the Oddline—members of the Wells community who graduated (or will graduate) in an odd-numbered year—won the 2018 Odd/Even Color the Campus Challenge! Coordinated by the Office of Alumnae and Alumni Engagement, the annual event records "votes" on each side in the form of donations to Wells. We're excited to share that this year's challenge raised over $50,000 for the Wells Fund, money that will go directly toward supporting the student experience.
Although it was a tight race that narrowed significantly during its final few hours, the Odds held on to their lead and claimed a 2018 victory with a final score of 215 to 176. The winner of each year's challenge is memorialized by having their team colors painted on the door of Wells' campus pub, The Well. Until the 2019 challenge, the Oddline's purple and gold will welcome students and community members stopping by for a meal.
We are grateful to everyone who contributed this year, especially our generous donors who provided matching funds: Marie Chapman Carroll '75, Patti Wenzel Callahan '79, Mary Pastore Cryan '84 and Vice President for Advancement Craig S. Evans. A major driver of this year's Odd/Even Challenge was our alumnae and alumni ambassadors on social media, and we were delighted to see the numerous graphics and photos of pets wearing Wells bandanas as they promoted the challenge to their friends and former classmates. Visit our Instagram or Facebook pages to see a selection of these. Thank you to all who supported Wells and shared our messages online!
The Odd/Even Challenge is, of course, connected with our longstanding campus tradition and popular class rivalry. Visit wells.edu/student-life/traditions to read more. At the end of the tradition's events and our Odd/Even Challenge, we recognize the spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood that connects generations of Wellsians.