Tess Carstensen grew up in the small picturesque town of Brant Lake in the Adirondacks where her high school graduating class was forty five students. From Brant Lake to Troy was in many ways like coming to a big city. For as long as she can remember Tess wanted to be a nurse, except for a brief time when her mom told her she wanted to be a dolphin trainer who played the autoharp.
It seems as if summer always passes too quickly. As I think back on my summer, it began celebrating Reunion 2019 with the 4s and 9s – and honoring the class of 1994 on their 25th Reunion and the class of 1969 on their 50th reunion. Edna Wells ’39 was able to join us as well in celebration of her 80th reunion! Throughout the weekend, we witnessed not only connections between classmates, but also the connections across the class years as alumnae of all ages talked about what the College was like when they were students and the many changes that have occurred throughout the years.