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CA Magazine

Summer 2023

In this issue of Concord Academy Magazine, we wrap up CA’s Centennial with voices from across our school community and celebrate the students, faculty and staff, and alums who contribute so much to this school and the world.

An Unprecedented Opportunity

This is the moment for the global CA community to support the Centennial Campaign. Learn about the planned Centennial Arts Center and a bold leap for the school’s endowment.

News and Stories

Whose Stories Get Told?

We asked three CA alum storytellers working in film and television about their recent projects and why diverse representation matters in their work. Caroline Suh ’89, Ami Boghani ’99, and Eugene Sun Park ’96 share how they create entertainment.

MacArthur Fellow Imani Perry ’90 Envisions the Beloved Community

Interdisciplinary scholar and writer Imani Perry ’90 was named a 2023 MacArthur Fellow this fall for giving fresh context to history and the cultural expressions forged by Black Americans in the face of injustice.

History Is About Choices: A New Memoir by Drew Gilpin Faust ’64 Invites Us to Get Into “Necessary Trouble”

A new memoir by Drew Gilpin Faust ’64, president emerita of Harvard University, invites us to get into “necessary trouble.” With her keen historian’s eye, Faust tells a coming-of-age story set at a time of rapid transformation—and, in part, at Concord Academy.

Meet CA’s New Board Co-Presidents Jen Burleigh ’85 and Jennifer Pline P’13 ’15

In summer 2023, Jen Burleigh ’85 and Jennifer Pline P’13 ’15 stepped into a joint leadership role as co-presidents of Concord Academy’s Board of Trustees. Burleigh says the co-presidency model, while new for the school, is “a very CA approach.”

Homegrown Entrepreneur: Josh Reed-Diawuoh ’09 Has Launched a Snack Company With a Social Mission

For Josh Reed-Diawuoh ’09, GRIA Food Co. is a true labor of love, one that combines his appreciation for food, his business savvy, and his personal ties to West Africa.

For the Love of Language: Dialect Coach Erika Bailey ’90, P’26 Connects With CA Students

Dialect coach Erika Bailey ’90, P’26 works with professional actors at the American Repertory Theater, with undergraduates at Harvard, and with individuals as a public speaking coach. Over the past two years, she has also coached CA students.


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