About the Emma Rogers Society
Tech Reunions is a friendly and fun event for the entire family. Highlights include:
- Cardinal and Gray Dinner Dance Thursday, June 8
- Cardinal and Gray Academy Friday, June 9
- Tech Night at Pops
- Alumni Memorial Service Saturday, June 10
- Tech Day Lectures
- Emma Rogers Society Luncheon
- Toast to Tech
- Jazz Brunch Sunday, June 11
To learn more about the Emma Rogers Society, call 617-253-8059.
Nancye Mims, Director of the Emma Rogers Society
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
600 Memorial Drive, W98-200
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-253-8059 | Email: email@example.com
In 1989 at the invitation of MIT, a dedicated committee of widows of alumni and faculty began exploring ways to form an outreach group for the bereaved, with the goal of helping everyone continue to feel welcome at the Institute. What is known today as the Emma Rogers Society is the direct result of those discussions and was officially launched in 1990.
Aptly named for the wife of MIT’s founder, William Barton Rogers, who
passed away while he was president of MIT, the Emma Rogers Society (ERS)
provides widows and now widowers of alumni, faculty, and staff with a
way to stay connected to the Institute in their own right.
In 2013, ERS transitioned to a new, but natural home in the
Alumni Association. This allows the group to take advantage of a wide
variety of resources and promotes access to MIT Alumni Clubs, the
Cardinal and Gray Society, and all activities of the Alumni Association.
Today ERS, which meets several times a year in the Boston area and produces a newsletter every spring and fall for more than 5,000 members worldwide, continues to evolve and thrive. In May, 2015, we celebrated 25 years as an active group, honoring our founders former MIT President Paul Gray, '54 and his wife Priscilla, former VP and Treasurer Glenn Strehle, 58, and many of our founding members.
We also co-sponsor events, along with the Cardinal and Gray Society, in markets outside of Boston. In 2014 we were in the Philadelphia area, and in 2015 we traveled to Washington, D.C. Last year we held events in Northern and Southern California. In 2017, we will be in Palm Beach and Naples Florida. Stay tuned for more details!
In the meantime, please stay in touch and let us know how we can help you stay connected to MIT.
Class Programs and Emma Rogers Society
MIT Alumni Association
600 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
Travel with MIT and
See the world!
The MIT Alumni Travel Program offers over 40 programs per year to destinations all over the world. Each trip includes faculty lecturers and/or local experts who lead the trip’s educational programming. For your convenience, they handle the travel arrangements while you enjoy a high-quality, smoothly run experience. Some of the very best tour companies in the United States handle the logistical arrangements for them. You will be in good hands.
Lena Tung, widow of Frank Tung ’55, has enjoyed many trips with the Alumni Travel Program. She travels with them not only for the educational content, but also the camaraderie: “It is always a pleasure to travel with the MIT Alumni Travel Program. The trips are very well organized and informative. I return from each trip understanding the history, economics and standard of living from all the countries I visited. I usually travel alone, but with the Alumni Travel Program I feel like I am traveling with a big family.” *
If you have any questions about upcoming programs, please free to the Alumni Travel Program office at 800-992-6749 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are a few trips you might find interesting:
Canadian Rockies, June 30–July 8
Explore the most iconic areas of the Canadian Rockies: the Columbia Icefield, Lake Louise and Athabasca Falls as well as the Jasper Dark Sky Perserve, Maligne Lake, and Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Stay overnight in Kananaskis, Jasper, and Banff. If booking on or before December 14, take $500 off the per person rate
you are traveling alone, we might be able to connect you with another
single traveler to share a room. For more information, call the MIT
Alumni Travel Program office at 800-992-6749.
Read an article about traveling with MIT by ERS member and founding director, Betsy Millard.