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Special thanks to the
University of Delaware
Alumni Association for the Satellite Assistance Program Award in support of
the Reunion.
University of Delaware Alumni Association
Planning Process

10 Fellows +  12 months = 1 fabulous celebration!

The Longwood Graduate Fellows are taking the lead role in organizing the 2011 LGP Reunion for program alumni. Invitations, food, music, decorations, programming, budget, and all other aspects of the day will be determined and coordinated by the Fellows, with the assistance of Graduate Program and Longwood Gardens’ staff.

Committee Organization

Responsibility for planning the Reunion is divided among several committees. Below is a list of the Fellows serving on each Committee as well as their key responsibilities.


Leadership Team:


Dongah Shin (Reunion Leader), Ashby Leavell (Assistant Reunion Leader)


Programming Committee:


Kate Baltzell (Chair), Laura Vogel (Alumni Association Launching Leader), Ashby Leavell, Felicia Yu

   •  Coordinate music and photography
   •  Create displays to showcase program history
   •  Develop a framework for new LGP Alumni Association
   •  Coordinate launching of Alumni Association at the reunion


Marketing Committee:


Rebecca Pineo (Chair), Aubree Pack, Raakel Toppila

   •  Update alumni directory
   •  Develop branding and promotional strategies
   •  Create save-the-date email and invitations
   •  Develop and maintain the reunion website


Guest Relations Committee:


Zoe Panchen (Chair), James Hearsum

   •  Coordinate the menu and the day-of logistics at Longwood Gardens
   •  Manage RSVPs and communications with attendees
   •  Coordinate transportation options


Green Efforts
An ongoing aspect of the Longwood Graduate Program is our internal Environmental Impact Team. Fellows Kate Baltzell and Felicia Yu coordinate implementation of environmentally-friendly practices for all Program activities. Here are some of the green initiatives for the 2011 LGP Reunion:

Paper Reduction
   •  Electronic advertising through emails,Facebook and LinkedIn
   •  Save-the-Date sent electronically
   •  Paper media for the Reunion printed on recycled or FSC certified paper
   •  Exhibitions created electronically to prevent an abundance of printing

Transportation
   •  Fellows carpooled to and from meetings with professionals
   •  Guests encouraged to carpool as much as possible through Rideshare
   •  Organized bus transportation to/from the APGA Conference hotel