June 2012 - Jean Eddy Reissner '62


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Jean Eddy Reissner earned two degrees from Macalester—first a biology degree and then an elementary education degree. Her husband, James Reissner '62, also attended the college, all of which goes a long way toward explaining her allegiance and loyalty to the school over the years.

She did a great job serving as the chair of the 50th Reunion committee, attracting 109 classmates and helping her class raise $1.1 million dollars—a 68 percent class participation. She also served on the Alumni Board for many years, ultimately serving as its president. While at Mac she was a Highland Dancer and helped develop and implement the Scottish Games that were held every spring on the campus for many years.

Why does she do what she does for Mac? Says Jean, "Macalester college enhanced my foundation on which to build upon as well as providing me with a great education, my husband, and lifelong friends. What could be better than that?"

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