Her at Hun

Celebrating 50 Years of Girls and Women

You might call them trailblazers, disruptors, agents of change, or the first THIRTY-five.

We call them Raiders.

Fifty years ago, on February 15, 1971, then Headmaster Dr. Paul Chesebro, proposed a change of school policy to The Hun School Board of Trustees. Dr. Chesebro wanted to begin admitting girls, a move that would fortify enrollment and lead to a dramatic expansion of programming in the subsequent decade. Six months later, The Hun School’s first girls – thirty-five coeds across four grades – enrolled to create the largest student body the school had ever had.
 
Her at Hun is a year-long Celebration of 50 Years of Girls and Women at The Hun School. A full roster of anniversary events and programming aims to further enhance the girls’ experience at Hun, while honoring the paths of those who came before us.
 
Join the celebration by attending one of our events virtually or in person, reflecting on the female experience, or supporting Her at Hun philanthropically.
 
To all the women who have ever walked our halls, with Her at Hun, we thank you and we honor you.

 

 

girls running

Timeline of Her at Hun

"I raise up my voice - not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard."

Malala Yousafzai

The first THIRTY-five

In the fall of 1971, these thirty-five women enrolled at The Hun School across four grade levels:

Class of 1972

Deborah L. Farmer
Alison Fickes Miller
Cynthia Guyer Skoriak
Helen L. Rand
Dania Stager-Bakhos
Cheryl Wilson

Class of 1973

Ruth Cooper
Reva Gershen-Lowy
Virginia Hall Suechting
Leslie E. Low
Tanja Nager Union
Teresa O'Shea Deverell
Katharine Plough Farley
Cheryl Rahlfs Atkinson
Eileen Rappaport
Beth Schweden
Lisa Witt-Pinaire

Class of 1974

Ruth Gershen Gold
Judith D. Henn
Judith Gorter
Lynn Norton Poinier
Barbara Otway Rose
Jaqueline Soderman-Rosso
Mary E. Steele
Maureen Van Horn

Class of 1975

Beth Bogdan Tetrault
Marsha D. Cruickshank
Mindy Friedmann Duff
Susan Fulton Talbott
Julia R. Gorenstein
Amy Grodnick Eckenthal
Susan Kain Reeder
Stacey Kopliner Bonette
Kim M. Lamontovich
Jasmin Leary Barry

her perspective

Whether you were a member of one of the first co-ed classes or attended Hun more recently, we invite you to share your story with us.

The Anniversary Committee

Tracey Arndt

Jasmin Barry ’75, first class

Alexis Brock, tri-chair

Nancy DePalma ’92 

Otis Douce 

Bill Esher 

Sean Hildreth 

Maureen Leming ’95, tri-chair

Bethany Loffredo 

Nia Oparaji ’23

Leigh Ann Peterson ’86

Christine Petruzzelli 

Meghan Poller ’95, tri-chair

Megan Skelly

Alicia Tillman ’93 

Davirah Timm-Dinkins 

Shayna Weiss ’23

Shaun Workenaour

Want to be involved? Reach out to a committee member! Each member is assembling a subcommittee to support their projects and programming.
 

girls playing tennis
girls in the gym

Her at Hun Events

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yearbook photos

Her at Hun News

class of 2023 banner

Monday, September 13th was the official start to “Her at Hun,” a year-long celebration honoring the 50th Anniversary of co-education at the School. In honor of this historic milestone, Hun School trustee and accomplished business leader Alicia Tillman ’93 gave the keynote address and five alumnae from the first female classes joined the ceremony.

 

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