Save Chatham says THANK YOU!
On the eve of the coeducational vote, the Save Chatham administrators would like to take a moment to reflect on the past 72 days. We want to recognize the hard work and dedication that you, over 2,100 alumnae, students, and supporters, have put forth in an effort to save Chatham College for Women. You have spent countless hours researching and preparing articulate, fact based arguments for the benefits of a women’s college education, specifically the one many of you received at Chatham. You wrote eloquent, thoughtful responses to posts on Chatham’s Feedback blog and emails to the official Feedback email address. You stood up and spoke at townhall meetings with conviction, passion, and grace about how alumnae could change the future of Chatham College for Women, had we only been given the chance.
Along with all of the hard work you have committed to saving CCW, we want to thank alumnae for, perhaps most importantly, being our Chatham sisters. We have come together, independent of Chatham University, to finally become the alumnae network we were each promised as students at CCW. We have been given an incredible opportunity in this unfortunate circumstance to become a strong, devoted, enthusiastic group of alumnae that are truly a force to be reckoned with. Alumnae have created an unbreakable bond in the last 72 days that Chatham itself has been unable to foster in the past. We want to thank each of you for reminding us of why we went to Chatham – to stand with pride among women like you.
Regardless of the outcome of the vote tomorrow, there will still be work that needs to be done. But today, having done everything in your power to make a difference prior to tomorrow’s vote, you should be proud of your efforts in the fight to save CCW. We are incredibly proud of you and, from the bottoms of our hearts, we thank you.