For the first time, Alumni Weekend (April 26-28) includes a reunion for all women graduates of Mines, an event that could be the largest campus reunion ever.

To celebrate the tenacity and success of the school’s women graduates, the alumni association is inviting all ‘Women of Mines’ back to campus for Alumni Weekend 2012, which will include a series of special opportunities for attendees to hear about the strategies for lifelong success employed by others, and to share their own.

“Mines was instrumental in allowing me to achieve professionally,” says Terry Fox ’89, who is a judge on the Colorado Court of Appeals and a member of the planning committee. “I consider it my responsibility to help other Mines women graduates and students, by sharing my professional and personal experiences. The Women of Mines component of Alumni Weekend is the ideal venue in which to share.”

Women represent a remarkably loyal and cohesive portion of the Mines community. The school’s student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers is the largest in the country and the largest student organization on campus, women remain engaged with the school and alumni association long after graduation, and the bonds they form on campus are particularly deep and long-lasting, for a great example, see the Wild Women profile.

In addition to activities designed specifically for female graduates, participants in Alumni Weekend will have the opportunity to rediscover Mines through a series of special seminars and tours, including a hard-hat tour of the new petroleum building, Marquez Hall. At the annual Celebration of Alumni event, alumni and past Mines Medalists and Distinguished Achievement Award recipients are invited to honor this year’s recipients, as well as the graduating class.

Other groups celebrating a reunion this April are the classes of ’35-’61 (Golden Miners), Class of ’52 (60th), Class of ’62 (50th), Class of ’67 (45th), Class of ’72 (40th), and graduates of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, which is marking its 60th anniversary.