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Reunion Weekend 2021

Save the date for reunion weekend, June 11-13, 2021. While we will continue to monitor health guidelines, we continue to plan for a special weekend come June. This year’s festivities will combine reunion classes ending in 0s and 5s with classes ending with 1s and 6s. Celebrating these two sets of milestone classes will certainly provide for an incredible weekend on campus, and we hope that you will plan on joining us then. We are in need of reunion support from representatives from the milestone classes.  Please email alumni@cranbrook.edu to get an update on plans for your class so far.

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Reunion Information

Planning for Reunion 2021 is underway and we hope that things will be very different than they were in spring of 2020.
We are excited to host a Double Reunion June 11-12-13.

We look forward to bringing together Reunion Classes ending in 0 and 5 (postponed from this past June) as well as Reunion Classes ending in 1 and 6 for special milestone celebrations. As always, alumni from all classes are invited to join in reunion festivities each year.

Join us June 11-12-13, 2021
when the classes of 1935,1936, 1940, 1941, 1945, 1946,1950,1951, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2016 will be celebrating major milestones. All alumni are invited to join us for a special weekend of activities.

If you are a member of a class celebrating a milestone reunion and want to find out more about class plans or get involved in planning, email alumni@cranbrook.edu. On Friday night there will be a cocktail hour on campus for all milestone classes, and Saturday will be an action-packed day including the traditional quadfest evening cocktail party.

We look forward to welcoming you back for a weekend of special events. Monitor the Reunion News section below,  as we will be adding information about special reunion events as it becomes available. Facebook users, please join the page to get reunion updates in your news feed. Hit the "like" button to ensure you see updates and news from the page. Invite your classmates to like the page so they will be up to the minute with alumni news as well!

Make sure your contact information is up to date by sending the latest to alumni@cranbrook.edu.

You can visit the to see pictures from the past reunions, and the for video.

For more information, please contact Madison Sanders at the Alumni Office at (248) 645-3132 or email msanders@cranbrook.edu.

Reunion News

List of 2 news stories.

  • Selma Blair '90 and Michael Acheson '80 named Distinguished Alumni 2020

    Each spring, the Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to an alumna and alumnus who has brought honor and distinction to herself/himself and to Cranbrook Kingswood through career achievement, public service or contributions in other areas. This year’s recipients serve as inspiration to all in the talents and passions they bring not only to their careers, but in the active role they take in the social causes in which they are involved. Actress Selma Blair ’90 and investment entrepreneur Michael Acheson ’80 have been named our Distinguished Alumni for 2020.

    Actress Selma Blair has been a familiar face on screens both large and small for more than two decades with roles in more than 50 films (Hellboy, Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde and Storytelling) and more than 30 TV series (Anger Management and American Crime Story). After earning a degree in photography from the University of Michigan, Blair went to New York to pursue a career behind the camera. Instead, a series of acting classes resulted in her discovery by an agent and launched her career as a performer. Blair also has held a lifelong interest in fashion and considers her work alongside legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld a highlight of her career. Following a 2018 diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, Blair has helped raise awareness surrounding the illness and is continuing to pursue a range of creative projects.

    A venture capitalist and committed philanthropist, Michael Acheson goes all in on the programs he supports. For more than 20 years, he has served as managing director of Interlaken Capital LLC, a private investment firm he launched to help fledgling firms in all aspects of corporate development. As a board member and donor, he has applied his business acumen to assist numerous nonprofit organizations throughout southeastern Michigan, focusing primarily on programs that help underprivileged children in Detroit. These include Math Corps, which empowers children through mathematics, as well as City Year, Detroit Public Television, Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan, Cranbrook Schools and Cranbrook Institute of Science. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
  • Toast our Retiring Faculty June 7-8-9

    Sending retiring faculty members on their way is one of the bittersweet gifts of reunion. This year, several longtime faculty members will be taking their leave. Performing arts director Sarkis Halajian will retire after 44 years at Cranbrook Schools. Alumni will have a special chance to bid him adieu at "Halajian's Jazz Cafe" at Kingswood Auditorium on Friday night from 7:30-9:30 p.m. There will be light refreshments and a cash bar available. Join fellow computer science and robotics alumni at the Cranbrook Library Reading Room between 4-5 p.m. on Saturday for a special gathering to honor Rich and Betsy Lamb. Rich has taught computer science at the schools since 1977, along with his wife Betsy Lamb who taught at the middle school and has been a pillar of the robotics program over the years. Share stories and memories of your days in the computer lab or in robotics competitions. Sharon Peacock retires this spring after serving as dean of girls since 2003. Celebrate Sharon's career at Cranbrook Schools at the Sunday brunch on the Quad from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For the detailed reunion 2019 schedule, visit the "downloads" section on this page. For information or to reserve a spot at any of these events email alumni@cranbrook.edu.
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    For your convenience, we are providing information for those using ride-share services.
    • For pickup at the Cranbrook campus ask the driver to come to the 520 Lone Pine lot, which is the alumni courtyard just west of the dining hall lot. 
    • For Kingswood ask the driver to come in the main entrance from 39221 Woodward and take the first left into the Kingswood parking lot and follow left to the circle. Or use gps coordinates 42.572820, -83.243486
    Local Cab Companies:
    • Michigan Green Cars - (248) 714-0566

    Services to transport you and your car:

    • Designated Driver Services: (248) 978-1767 - $30 pickup fee, $3/mile, additional charges for wait time or extra drop-off stops.
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