I am a proud member of the "Long Blue Line" the collective for the alums of Mississippi University for Women, affectionately known as "The W". Within my family it is not just me: the Long Blue Line encompasses my two daughters, some nieces and various cousins. We know a good thing when we find it! The W means so much to all the people who have graduated there since its founding in 1884 and by far mine is not the only family with multiple generations and branches who have attended. The W offers a high quality education, ranking well in the various listings of top colleges, and as a public entity has admitted men since 1982. However, that quality is just a part of what connects to the hearts of its graduates.
There is something very special about Mississippi University for Women, "The W". The strong connection its graduates feel to it may not be that unusual, but the strong connections between widely disparate generations of them may be unique to it. The Class of '59, the Class of '91 and the Class of '08 link as strongly as same or adjacent years.