Reconnect with friends and faculty at Reunion 2023!

Come back through the blue doors to celebrate Reunion 2023 with your classmates and fellow alumnae! We will be celebrating the milestone reunions of classes ending in 3 and 8, and all alumnae are welcome to attend reunion events May 19-20, 2023.

For more information, contact Director of Alumnae Relations Emily Bronstein at

All attendees will be expected to adhere to all school, local, and federal protocols to ensure the safety of all.


RSVP to Reunion 2023!

Who will win the Reunion Cup Challenge?

Join the race for the Reunion Cup! Have you made your gift to the 2022-2023 Nightingale Fund yet? Gifts of any size made from July 1, 2022 through May 19, 2023 count towards your participation in the Challenge. The reunion class with the highest participation will be presented with the Reunion Cup during the cocktail reception.


Schedule of Events


Reunion Kickoff Brunch | 12:00–1:30 p.m.

Class of 1973's 50th Reunion Roundtable with Head of School Paul A. Burke | 1:30–2:30 p.m.

  • Zoom option is available for those who cannot attend in person.

Join a Class in Session | 1:30–2:30 p.m.

Attend a Middle School Assembly | 2:30–3:20 p.m.

  • Visit the H. Dale Hemmerdinger Auditorium during a Middle School's afternoon assembly to watch their end-of-year dance performance.

Panel Discussion | Alumnae in Leadership: Current and Former Student Leaders through the Years featuring Susan Torrey Coppock '63, Kathy E. Forer '73, Juliet Rothschild Weissman '93, Samantha M. Fleming '13, and Hannah Skobe '18 | 3:30–4:30 p.m.

Schoolhouse Tours | 4:30–5:30 p.m.


Tour of The Met with Marin Nass '13 | 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

  • Do you ever wish you could go on a field trip again? While no parental note will be required, join alumna and experienced tour guide Marin Nass '13 on a trip of Nightingale reminiscence around the Metropolitan Museum of Art. From memories of Lower School days in the Armour wing, to recollections of Upper School Art History papers, this tour will be a journey through Nightingale curricula and the joys of art that awaited us both inside and out of the blue doors. Space is limited to 20 participants.

Book Club Discussion with Students leaders | 2:00–3:00 p.m.

  • Join us for a discussion about the book Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami.

LGBTQ+ Alum Social | 3:00–4:00 p.m.

  • Alums from all class years who identify as LGBTQ+ are welcome to come together in community in an affinity space.

Alumnae of Color Social | 3:30–4:30 p.m.

  • Alumnae of color from all class years are invited to come together, celebrate and engage, by building and deepening connections across class years.

Alumnae Chorus Rehearsal | 4:00–5:00 p.m.

  • Alumnae from all years the opportunity to participate in our first ever Alumnae Chorus led by Music Department Head and Director of Choral Programs, Michael Goede. Find more information here.

Schoolhouse Tours | 4:00–5:00 p.m.

All Alumnae Cocktail Reception & Program | 5:00 –7:30 p.m.

  • Connect with your classmates, hear the Alumnae Chorus, celebrate the Distinguished Alumnae Award Winners, and more!

Local hotel discounts and other information to come!

Reunion Representatives

Reunion Representatives

Reunion Representatives serve an important role by bringing their classes together to celebrate their milestone reunion years.

Linda Neshamkin '63

Lee Habermann Wadelton '63

Susan Torrey Coppock '63

Rosemary Williams Begley '73

Sharon Keim Grelsamer '78

Cynthia Volk '78

Amanda Sullivan '83

Winifred Wine Abramson '88

Robin Schafer Dillon '88

Vanessa Leneman O'Friel '88

Alli Schoenthal '93

Celena Kingson Knox '93

Erika Sumner '93

Karen Pantzer Gelder '93

Naomi White Randolph '93

Meg Hadlock '93

Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss '93

Fraser Ross Maloney '98

Sarah Jaxheimer '98

Jane Hegleman Freeman '98

Jessie Page Greenberg '03

Michelle Peissis Koeppel '03

Anna Spanfeller '08

Kristin Simmons '08

Alexandra E. Savona '08

Laura Plimpton '13

Sasha Whittle '13

Samantha Fleming '13

Tatiana Esposito von Mueffling '13

Madisun Campbell '18

Grace Feagin '18

Emily Janover '18

Sarah Lipe '18

Isabelle Wood '18

If you have any questions, please contact Director of Alumnae Relations Emily Bronstein at 212-537-5655 or

Alumnae Awards

Honoring Our Alumnae

**At each Reunion, we honor two alumnae with these awards:

Distinguished Alumnae Achievement Award

The Distinguished Alumnae Achievement Award is granted to a Nightingale-Bamford School alumna who has built upon her Nightingale education and achieved significant accomplishments in her professional life, or for distinguished human service to her community, state, or nation.

The 2023 award honors Tschabalala Self ’08.

Tschabalala Self is an artist earning significant international recognition and acclaim. She has exhibited at renowned galleries and museums, been featured and interviewed in countless publications, and lectured at events, near and far from 92nd Street. Nominated for the Achievement Award by her classmates, Tschaba builds a singular style from the syncretic use of both painting and printmaking to explore ideas surrounding the Black body. She constructs depictions of predominantly women using a combination of sewn, printed, and painted materials, traversing different artistic and craft traditions. The formal and conceptual aspects of Self’s work seek to expand her critical inquiry into selfhood and human flourishing.

“Art is really all about sight; looking and investigating. I think I really developed that skill, or really started to develop that muscle while at Nightingale.” - T. Self '08

Distinguished Alumnae Service Award

The Distinguished Alumnae Service Award is granted to a Nightingale-Bamford School alumna who has demonstrated outstanding service and devotion to the school throughout her lifetime.

The 2023 award honors Susan Torrey Coppock ’63.

Serving as Council President during her senior year, Susan has continued to be a leader for the Class of 1963—keeping her classmates connected to each other and Nightingale through the years. As a Reunion Representative and Class Agent, she has stayed involved with Nightingale—the place that helped plant the seed of her love of poetry, which she returned to in her 70s! And, in April 2022, one of Susan’s poems was shared with the Nightingale community during Poetry Month. She finds joy in attending alumnae events, like Reunion, and recently attended a Boston-area brunch where alumnae found common ground in their Nightingale experiences, even though they graduated decades apart. Susan has consistently supported the Nightingale Fund for 40+ years in hopes that other Nightingale students may benefit from the same community and encouragement she received.

“Nightingale is where the best of you was encouraged and I want it to continue.” - S.T. Coppock ’63

Please submit a nomination for yourself or a classmate for this award here: Submit a Nomination