Celebrating Salem's 250th Anniversary

Salem Academy and College announces the upcoming Celebration of Salem’s 250th Anniversary to be held during the academic year of 2021-22. We will be commemorating and celebrating both Salem’s remarkable history AND our inspiring future as a trailblazer in education for girls and women.

The year-long recognition will include a special focus on all of Salem’s traditional events, beginning with orientation 2021 and concluding with graduation 2022. We will also celebrate with a number of special events, kicking off with a Gala concert and dinner(s) tentatively scheduled for September 25, 2021, and wrapping up with a Finale Weekend that includes Founder’s Day on April 22, 2022 and Reunion Weekend April 22-24, 2022.  


We will invite the participation of people from across the many groups that comprise Salem - both internal and external, alumnae and community partners, students, faculty and staff - to shine a bright light on the importance of Salem’s mission, values, and contributions - past, present, and future. If you have an interest in being involved in creating and implementing the 250th Celebration, please complete this volunteer form.

250th Steering Committee

Abrea Armstrong A'09
Rah Bickley A'82
BJ Buckland C’90
Catherine Burroughs A’76
Angel Coleman C’98
Ann Wilson Cramer C’66
Shari White Dallas C’83 
Stephan Dragisic
Andrea Falden Hulighan C'04
Brenda Fenton Gerding C’81
Karla Gort Fisher C’00
Michelle Hopkins Lawrence
Cynthia Marvin
Beth Murray C’92
Elizabeth Novicki
Margaret Driscoll Townsend A’81
Monica Varandani C’01 
Katherine Montgomery White C’02
Deana Bass Williams C’95                            
Janie Butler Wilson A’67
Staff chairs: Kathy Marakas Barnes C’81, Katherine Knapp Watts C’80


Ellen Todd Drew C’81, chair
Robin Howell A’79
Susan Lundeen Smith C’72
Mary Lou Ford Stott C’69


2021-22 promises to be a great one!