Reunion - Concord Academy
Reunion 12

June 7-9, 2019

 

If your class year ends in a 4 or 9, it’s your reunion year! We hope you will make plans to join friends across generations for a fun-filled weekend your whole family will enjoy. Opportunities for your entire class to get together only come along once every five years — don’t miss this one!

As reunion approaches, please visit this website for updates and additional information about events and activities. Much of our communication about the weekend happens over email, so make sure to send us your current email address. You can share your new contact information here: advancement@concordacademy.org.

Whether it has been five years or 50 since you were last on campus, we look forward to welcoming you home!

Questions? Contact Emily Walberg, alumnae/i program officer, at emily_walberg@concordacademy.org or 978-402-2248.


  • Schedule of Events

    Subject to change

    Friday, June 7

    3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    Registration + House Check-In, Welcome Tent

    3:00 + 4:00 p.m.

    Campus Tour + Highlights, Depart from Welcome Tent
     
    With Don Kingman, director of campus planning and construction

    4:00 p.m.

    Alumnae/i of Color Reception, Sylvia M. Mendenhall Common Room, Bradford House
     
    All alumnae/i of color are invited to join Laura Twichell ’01, assistant dean for community and equity, and fellow alumnae/i of color for a networking reception. Learn about the initiatives that the Community and Equity Office has worked on this year, and connect with other alumnae/i of color.

    5:00 p.m.

    Annual Alumnae/i Association Assembly, Performing Arts Center
     
    The Concord Academy Alumnae/i Association is delighted to host this important gathering for CA graduates across all class years. An evolution of the Annual Meeting, the Alumnae/i Association Assembly is a chance to bring alumnae/i together to hear updates from school leadership, connect with members of the Alumnae/i Association Steering Committee, and take part in the ongoing community-wide conversation about CA’s future. The program will include the presentation of the 2019 Joan Shaw Herman Award and the alumnae/i community will vote on the Alumnae/i Association Officers for terms commencing on July 1, 2019.

    7:00 p.m.

    Alumnae/i Welcome Celebration, Chapel Lawn Tent
     
    Join fellow alumnae/i in toasting your shared CA experiences! Enjoy a casual gathering with friends, good food, and the Ross Adams and Jonathan Fagan ‘11 jazz duo. Dinner, beer, and wine will be served. All alumnae/i are welcome to attend.


    Saturday, June 9

    7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

    Breakfast, Student-Faculty Dining Hall

    7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

    Yoga, The Dance Studio, Student Health & Athletic Center

    8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Registration + House Check-In, Welcome Tent

    8:00 a.m.

    Alumnae/i Morning Run
     
    Rise and shine! Get the day started with a relaxed 5K around Concord, led by cross-country coach Jon Waldron. End your run with donuts and coffee at Moriarty Athletic Campus.

    9:15 - 10:45 a.m.

    Explore Walden Pond with Ayres Stiles-Hall, English faculty
     
    Spend an early summer morning taking in the sights and sounds of Walden Pond. Explore the trails or relax on the beach with your friends and family, and experience the connection with nature that inspired Henry David Thoreau's Walden.

    9:15 - 10:45 a.m.

    Tour of Old North Bridge, Depart from Welcome Tent
     
    Join former history department chair Bill Bailey P’87 ’88 ’91, GP’21 ’22 for a tour of Old North Bridge, the historical site of “the shot heard 'round the world”.

    11:00 a.m.

    Memorial Service, Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel

    12: 00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

    Reunion Luncheon, Chapel Lawn Tent

    12:45 - 1:30 p.m.

    Roundtable Conversation
     
    An opportunity for open dialogue between the alumnae/i community and Rick Hardy, head of school, and school leadership.

    1:00 p.m.

    2019 Joan Shaw Herman Award Recipient: Presentation of Work and
    Service
    Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel

    1:30 p.m.

    Back to Class! A Peek Inside the AtomCA Labs
     
    Join Will Tucker, science faculty for an afternoon of science! Through a combination of lecture and hands-on work, this course will look at how we arrived at our modern understanding of atomic structure.

    2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Afternoon Activities at Moriarty Athletic Campus
     
    Join us for pick-up soccer, baseball, Frisbee, lawn games, and ice cream from Christina’s of Cambridge, owned by CA’s Marion Odence-Ford ’82.

    2:15 p.m.

    Campus Tour + Highlights, Depart from Welcome Tent
     
    With Don Kingman, director of campus planning, and construction

    3:45 - 4:30 p.m.

    Alumnae/i Discussion Panel, “Women and Power: What do we want now?”, Moriarty Athletic Campus
     
    Moderated by Julia Preston ’69, alumnae/i of different generations will reflect on their power - in the workplace, in their communities, and over their own lives. Do they have the power they wanted or expected? Do they have enough power? What power do they want now? What do women have to do to get it?

    6:00 p.m.

    Reunion Celebration Reception for All Classes

    7:00 p.m.

    Class Dinners


    Sunday, June 9

    8:30 - 11:00 a.m.

    Brunch, Student-Faculty Dining Hall
     
    With live music by John Funkhouser ’84

  • Reunion Pricing

    Full Weekend Packages (Classes of 1999 and older):

    Full Weekend with housing: $175
    Full Weekend without housing: $125

    *The housing charge is per bed for your entire stay, regardless of whether you stay one or two nights. Full weekend packages include all meals, panels, and activities. Friday and Saturday dinners include an open bar (beer and wine).

    À la Carte Options
    Friday Evening Only: Complimentary (Alumnae/i Association Assembly and Reception)
    All Day Saturday Only: $100 (includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
    Saturday Evening Only: $55 (includes reception and dinner)
    Sunday Brunch Only: $25
    Add Housing: $50 (The housing charge is per bed for your entire stay, regardless of whether you stay one or two nights)

    Note: À la carte options include meals, panels, and activities. Friday and Saturday dinners include an open bar (beer and wine).

    *Special prices 5th, 10th, and 15th classes are as follows:

    5th, 10th, and 15th Reunion Full-weekend package: $75

    *Full weekend packages include all meals, panels, and activities. Friday and Saturday dinners include an open bar (beer and wine).

    À la Carte Options for the 5th, 10th, and 15th Reunion:

    Friday Evening Only: Complimentary (Alumnae/i Association Assembly and Reception)
    All Day Saturday Only: $60 (includes all meals)
    Saturday Evening Only: $40 (includes reception and dinner)
    Sunday Brunch Only: $15

    Note: À la carte options include meals, panels, and activities. Friday and Saturday dinners include an open bar (beer and wine).

    All cancellations received by May 24, 2019 will be refunded in full. Due to contractual agreements with our caterers and other vendors, we regret that we cannot offer any refunds for cancellations received after this date.

  • Accommodations

    Accommodations

    For those who want to be close to events without driving worries, housing on campus is available for a modest fee for Friday and Saturday nights. Accommodations are in CA’s Main Street houses, with a choice of single, double, or triple rooms, all with shared baths. Classmates will be housed together whenever possible, and friends who would like to share rooms should note their request on the registration form. Pets are not permitted.

    5th, 10th, and 15th Reunion Accommodations

    Special accommodations are available for CA alumnae/i celebrating their 5th, 10th, and 15th reunions at local hotels. Room blocks are available at the following locations:

    Colonial Inn
    (978) 369-9200
    CA reunion rate: $189 /night

    To book online, visit http://www.concordscolonialinn.com/ and enter the group code 0619CONACR in checkout. Please book your room by April 7, 2019, in order to receive the discounted rate.

    Residence Inn Concord
    (978) 369-5610
    CA reunion rate: $179/night
    *Please book your rooms by May 8, 2019, in order to receive the discounted rate.

    Other Accommodations
    Accommodations are also available at other area hotels including the Hawthorne Inn (978) 369-5610 and North Bridge Inn (978) 371-0014.

  • Reunion Committees

    1954
    Maisie Crowther

    1959
    Mary Poole

    1969
    Marion Freeman
    Louise ‘Robin’ Alden
    Julia Preston
    Nancy Schoeffler
    Laura Aronstein
    Jenny Scheu
    Susie Day
    Kate Erwin
    Dorothy (Molly) Raymond
    Helen Hollingsworth
    Connie Burr Evans
    Sue McEwan

    1974
    Barbi Shimer

    1979
    Jennifer Beal
    Carey Weber

    1984
    Catherine Gunn
    Becky Derby
    David Feldman
    Nancy Shohet West

    1989
    Andrew Heimert

    1994
    Jorge Solares-Parkhurst
    Meisha Thompson Newman
    Tess Munro Bauta
    Michael Lichtenstein
    Eunice Coppo
    Paul Sommer

    1999
    Mirra Levitt

    2004
    Megan Harlow
    Samantha Siegal
    Minh Dinh
    James Hall
    Amelia Keiser

    2009
    Lindsay Kolowich
    Adam Cole
    Eliza Fish
    Cathy Nam
    Joshua Reed-Diawuoh
    Lewis Salas
    Mia Stange

    2014
    Katherine McNally
    Becca Miller
    Elinor New
    Paolo Sanchez
    Eliza Thomas
    Wyatt Welles

  • Joan Shaw Herman Award

    Each year during reunion, the Concord Academy Alumnae/i Association presents the Joan Shaw Herman Award to a member of the CA community who has demonstrated dedication to service in either a professional or volunteer capacity. This award is a powerful statement of CA’s values.

    Our impressive field of past honorees have made their mark through work in medicine, the arts, social justice, environmentalism, education, science, and more. In 2018, we celebrated the work of Catherine Saalfield Gund ’83: her career fighting injustice and intolerance through the medium of documentary film. In October, she returned to campus to share her journey with students, faculty, and staff.

    On behalf of the Concord Academy Alumnae/i Association, we invite you to join us in honoring this year’s recipient, Dr. Kate Morse Erwin ’69 during on Friday, June 7 as part of the Concord Academy Alumnae/i Association Assembly. We hope to see you there!
    Learn more about the Joan Shaw Herman Award.

  • Reunion Kids' Club

    We hope you will bring your family with you to Concord! Childcare is provided on Friday and Saturday evening for children of guests attending reunion festivities. A kid-friendly dinner, snacks, and entertainment will be provided for Kids’ Camp attendees. Please note that all Kids’ Camp attendees must be pre-registered as part of online reunion registration.

    Friday Kids Club
    4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Check-in
    5:15 - 5:45 p.m. Dinner
    5:45 - 7:00 p.m. Arts & Crafts, Gym Games
    7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Movie
    9:00 - 10:00 p.m. Pick Up Available

    Saturday Kids Club
    5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Check-in
    6:15 - 6:45 p.m. Dinner
    6:45 - 7:30 p.m. Arts & Crafts, Gym Games
    7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Movie
    9:00 - 10:00 p.m. Pick Up Available

    Please note that all Kids’ Club attendees must be toilet-trained. The maximum age to attend is 12 years old.