"As we work towards our 150th year, we do so with the intent of building a stronger, more profound community, one prepared for the dynamism of the higher education landscape in the next century. We approach this work knowing that our success is dependent upon gathering old and new partners alike who wish to imagine our future."
President Carmen Twillie Ambar
On the Crest of the Future Launch
Sesquicentennial Golf Outing at Saucon Valley Country Club Visit
Official Kick-off of On the Crest of the Future Celebration and Sesquicentennial Faculty Lecture Series
Learn More: Press Release
Naomi Houser Lecture
Johanna Schwingel, Ph.D. '04
Assistant Professor, Biology
St. Bonaventure University
Illuminating the Way: Using Split-GFP to Dissect Pathways Important for Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence and Gaining the Most Out of Your Experiences
Reception: 3:30 p.m.
Visualizing Higher Education in 2027
A Conference Exploring the Future of Higher Education
Faculty Lecture – “#Oceanoptimism: Why It Is Not Too Late,” Presented by John Cigliano, Associate Professor of Biology
Arboretum tour and Earth Day celebration
Cedar Crest Night at the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
Launch of special 150th Anniversary edition of Pitch: A Journal of Arts and Literature
“On the Crest of the Future” Commencement Ceremony and address by Molly Barker, Founder of Girls on the Run
• Send off the Class of 2017
• Parade of Classes
• Alumnae Council Meeting
150th Anniversary of Cedar Crest College on-campus faculty and staff party
Reimert lecture with Lisa Ling, journalist and host of CNN’s This is Life with Lisa Ling (tickets required)
Fall Family Weekend
Faculty Lecture – “Whence Do Dreams Come? An Exploration of Dreams through the Lens of Philosophy, Literature, and Science,” Presented by Micah Sadigh, Professor and Chair of Psychology
Crest Society Reception and Scholarship Dinner (invitation only)
October 20-21 - Reunion Weekend
• 150th Kick-off Celebration Dinner
• Hall of Fame Awards and Reception
• Nursing Department Reception and Presentation by Afaf I. Meleis, Professor of Nursing and Sociology and Dean Emerita, University of Pennsylvania, Penn School of Nursing
“On the Crest of the Future” Gala, including:
• Onyx & Gold Society Dedication
• Crest Society Reception
• Reception and Gala (sponsorships available)
Learn More: Celebration Reception and Gala
Unveiling of the Sesquicentennial Memory Book by Jill Odegaard, Associate Professor and Chair of Art
While on the crest of the future, the College reflects on its past success throughout its vibrant history. We celebrate 150 years of timeless friendships, countless memories, inspiring visionaries, fearless leaders and lifelong traditions.
In the year ahead, we invite you to celebrate with us. Share your memories use the hashtag:
On the Crest of the Future
Celebrating 150 years of Cedar Crest College in Pictures
This commemorative book features hundreds of images of Cedar Crest’s history including Traditions, Student Life, Campus Landscapes, Athletics, Performing Arts, Alumnae Relations and more.
Reserve your copy today!
Books will be shipped after April 3, 2017 and will be available for pick up in the Office of Institutional Advancement at that time.
Shipping: PA, NY, NJ:$6.00, Other States:$7.50
150th Anniversary Merchandise Collection
150th Commemorative items on sale in the Campus Bookstore. Stop in or buy online.
Cedar Crest College is 150 years old and she is still leading the way for women
Basketball in gym class
Dorm room in Butz Hall.
Students headed into the Administration Building
Hartzel Hall in the snow
Hanging around on campus!
The Buskin Society
Dorothy Blaney at Reunion
Student fun at freshman orientation
Cherry Blossom Festival
SAGE staff at Trunk or Treat