In Pursuit of Excellence
Dartmouth College Recognizes with Deep Appreciation the Extraordinary Achievements of the
Class of 1995
2017 Class of the Year – 25 Years Out and Younger
The Class of 1995 is led by a strong and cohesive leadership team, focused on innovating its communications and bringing its classmates together.
After receiving Special Recognition for “Thoughtful and Effective Communications” in 2016, the Class of 1995 bolstered its award-winning communication strategy by expanding its executive committee, reviving its class newsletter, and further developing new initiatives such as the 95 Acts of Kindness program and the Empathos Committee, all while maintaining a rigorous mini-reunion schedule and setting the standard for dues participation among classes 25 years out and younger.
As President Jennifer Hee stated in the Class Activity Report, “We continually strive to increase our communications and to reach and engage as many classmates as possible.” The class leadership team has taken this mission to heart by reorganizing and expanding its executive committee to include two communications positions, a social media chair and a communications strategist.
New class initiatives further reinforce the mission of increasing communication and engaging members. This year, the executive committee resurrected its previously defunct class newsletter. The inaugural edition of “The GreenLine” included interesting features such as “A Student’s Experience” which explores the class’s ongoing financial support of the Rockefeller First Year Fellows program. The Class of ’95 also made progress developing and promoting the 95 Acts of Kindness program, which encourages classmates to improve their communities by completing acts of kindness; and the Empathos Committee, which provides assistance to classmates facing a life-altering event.
These new initiatives reinforce an impressive list of 2017 accomplishments that includes a mini-reunion campaign spanning 10 unique cities and a comprehensive class website that is updated monthly.
The Class of 1995’s relentless commitment to communications and engagement is demonstrated by the success of its dues program. In 2017, more than 25 percent of members contributed to the class treasury – the highest participation of classes 25 years out and younger. Furthermore, the Class of 1995 collected more than $17,000 in dues, 30 percent higher than the next closest class in this category. Thanks to an innovative dues structure, which includes a leadership giving level and an option to donate separately to class projects, the average dues payer contributed 50 percent over the asking amount in 2017.
Dartmouth’s Class Officers Association Executive Board is honored to recognize the Class of 1995 as the 2017 Class of the Year.