For over a century, Concord Academy alums have been bound together by a love of learning, service to others, and a proud legacy of advocacy. With close to 6,000 CA graduates living around the globe, we are a small but mighty community and our connections to CA and each other span both distance and time.
As someone who attended CA, you are automatically a member of the Concord Academy Alumnae/i Association, a group that serves as a primary link to fellow alums as well as current students and school developments. We strive to ensure CA remains present and relevant in all stages of your life.
The CA Alumnae/i Association mission statement reflects our goals and purpose:
The Alumnae/i Association fosters lifelong connections between Concord Academy and its alumnae/i community. The Association facilitates meaningful opportunities to preserve and promote a love of learning, service to others, and a commitment to diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Through involvement in the life of the school, within the community, and through service to the greater world, the Association strives to renew and affirm the core values instilled while at CA.
Our days in Concord were unique, and I invite you to remain involved or re-engage in the life of the school —sharing your professional experiences with CA students, attending regional events for alums, serving on your reunion committee, and supporting the school’s Annual Fund are just a few of the many opportunities open to you.
Please also be sure to read our emailed community newsletter, send in class notes for the CA Magazine, update your contact information, and stay up to date on all things CA via Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and CA’s Centennial celebrations. We look forward to collaborating with you to bring the Alumnae/i Association mission alive in innovative, creative and exciting ways.
Join me in celebrating your CA experience as we venture into the school’s next century!
Trelane Clark ’92, P ’22
President of the CA Alumnae/i Association
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2022–23 Alumnae/i Steering Committee
The Alumnae/i Steering Committee spearheads different alum initiatives and activities across a wide variety of areas such as Community and Equity, the Joan Shaw Herman award, the Alumnae/i Annual Fund, and the Alumnae/i Admissions Network. They serve as ambassadors, thought partners, galvanizers, and cheerleaders in all that they do for CA. Thank you all for your important work — we are grateful for your leadership and love for our great school.
Documentarian Ken Dornstein P’23 Shares His Search for the Truth in 2022 Centennial Davidson Lecture
At CA, Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and author Ken Dornstein P’23 shared his riveting life story, a true tale of dogged determination and investigative journalism.
On October 20, a special literary reunion took place at CA as part of the Concord Festival of Authors. Publisher Susan Knopf ’74 moderated a discussion among authors Julia Glass ’74, Susan Minot ’74, and Ruth Ozeki ’74. Between reflections on their youthful days at Concord Academy and their writing process today, the evening’s talk was lively indeed.
Graduates understand precisely what they mean when they say, “That’s so CA!” So I was not surprised when, in answer to my questions, alumnae/i would often say something like this: ‘I don’t know exactly how to answer that one. But let me tell you a story.’”...
Co-founder and CEO of Material Innovation Initiative, Nicole Rawling ’97 is revolutionizing the materials we all use. Her organization is helping scientists, investors, and companies identify and create new plant-based materials to make the sustainable option the easy option.
Adnan Zubcevic ’75, 2022 Centennial Joan Shaw Herman Award Recipient, Finds in Treating Trauma a New Calling
During CA’s 100th birthday celebration in April, physician Adnan Zubcevic ’75 received the 2022 Centennial Joan Shaw Herman Award for his life’s work in support of immigrants and refugees. When he was a student at CA in his senior year, through the American Field Service, he little suspected that 20 years later he would return to Concord, Mass., fleeing the Bosnian War. In the Boston area, Zubcevic went on to launch many programs supporting immigrants and refugees, one of which has become a national model.
Around 250 alumnae/i gathered at Concord Academy for Reunion Weekend in June. At this first on-campus alumnae/i celebration since 2019, the joy of meeting again in person was pervasive.
On April 22, 2022—Concord Academy’s 100th birthday—the CA community will bestow the Centennial Joan Shaw Herman Distinguished Service Award. This award was first given to Joan Shaw Herman ’46 herself, posthumously, in 1976. Herman, who was paralyzed after contracting polio the summer after her graduation from CA, worked to improve the lives of other individuals with physical disabilities. Her story speaks to the power that resilience, generosity, and an enduring desire to make life better for others can have, and why this award is so important at Concord Academy.
On June 3, Concord Academy honored the class of 2022 in the Academy Garden, celebrating the accomplishments and promise of the newest members of CA’s alumnae/i community. A damp morning didn’t subdue the spirits of the 102 members of CA’s 98th graduating class. And in her Commencement address, Trelane Clark ’92, P’22 advised them to embrace gratitude, grace, and greatness.
As the 2022 Centennial Hall Fellow, Rashaun Mitchell ’96, a dancer, choreographer, educator, and mentor, shared his artistry and life story at Concord Academy this spring. “I’m not
working with narrative; I’m not working with music,” he said at a dance demonstration at CA. “We’re really trying to understand what is happening in the body when we’re dancing and how we can expose the mechanics of the creation.”
On April 22 and 23, the CA community united in honor of Concord Academy’s 100th birthday. On this historic occasion, the Centennial Days of Service and Sustainability involved listening, learning, and taking action. The celebration extended beyond campus to include alumnae/i, parents, and friends of the school. Together over these two days, CA community members made a difference for others, and for our planet, in support of the commitment in CA’s mission to build a more just and sustainable future.