Reunion 2020

June 5-7

At this time we are continuing to plan for Reunion Weekend, June 5-7. We are hopeful that we will be able to welcome alumnae/i to campus, however, the Covid-19 situation is fluid and changing rapidly. As decisions are made in the best interest of all CA community members, we will keep you informed. If you have any questions, please contact Hilary Rouse at hilary_rouse@concordacademy.org

Celebrating the classes of 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015!

We hope you’ll join us for a wonderful weekend on campus reconnecting with old friends—and making some new ones! Make plans to come back and then call your classmates and encourage them to join you. Opportunities for your entire class to get together come along only once every five years. Don’t miss this one!

Schedule of Events

Haines House Seal

Friday, June 5
3:00 – 7:00 PM Registration and House Check-In
Welcome Tent, quad 

3:00 + 4:00 PM Campus Tour and Highlights
Departs from Welcome Tent
With Don Kingman, director of campus planning, design, and construction 

4:30 – 5:15 PM Alumnae/i of Color Reception
Sylvia M. Mendenhall Common Room, Bradford House
All alumnae/i of color are invited to join Karen McAlmon ’75 and Paolo Sanchez ’14, co-chairs of the alumnae/i community and equity committee, and fellow alumnae/i of color for a networking reception. Be part of the conversation about about CA’s efforts to ensure that all members of our community have equitable access to our program and experience.

5:30 PM Annual Alumnae/i Association Assembly
Performing Arts Center
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 volunteer leaders, and take part in the ongoing community-wide conversation about CA’s future. The program includes the presentation of the 2020 Joan Shaw Herman Award. 

7:00 PM Alumnae/i Welcome Reception and Dinner
Chapel Lawn Tent
Join fellow alumnae/i in toasting your shared CA experiences and enjoy a casual gathering with friends and faculty across generations. Dinner, beer, and wine will be served. All alumnae/i are welcome to attend. 

Saturday, June 6
7:30 – 9:30 AM Breakfast
Student-Faculty Dining Hall

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Registration and House Check-In
Welcome Tent, quad 

8:00 AM Alumnae/i Morning Run
Departs from Aloian Circle Rise and shine! Get the day started with a relaxed 5K around Concord. End your run with donuts and coffee at Moriarty Athletic Campus.

8:30 AM Yoga
Dance Studio: Second Floor, Student Health and Athletic Center 

8:30 - 9:15 AM Coffee and Conversation with Rick Hardy, Head of School
Student-Faculty Center, Second Floor
An opportunity for open dialogue between the alumnae/i community and Rick Hardy, head of school, and school leadership. 

9:45 – 10:45 AM The 1619 Project and CA
The 1619 Project is a New York Times initiative observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of U.S. slavery by exploring its enduring effects on American life. The project was the inspiration for a new evening course taught in CA’s History Department this past fall. Join faculty member, Stephanie Manzella P ’14 ’17 ’18 to learn more about the course, and to reflect on slavery’s legacy in this country.

11:00 AM Memorial Service
Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel 

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch
Alumnae/i from the Classes of 1970–2015 and later are invited to reconnect with friends and faculty and celebrate their CA ties.
Chapel Lawn Tent

12:00 – 1:00 PM  Alumnae Luncheon
Stone Soup Common Room & Hobson House Common Room, Bailey Commons
All alumnae who have celebrated their 50th reunion are welcome to a special luncheon with Rick Hardy, head of school, Fay Lampert Shutzer ’65, President of the Board of Trustees, and Lucille Stott, former faculty, in the recently dedicated Bailey Commons. 

1:00 PM Joan Shaw Herman Distinguished Service Award: Presentation of Work and Service
Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel

2:00 PM Campus Tour and Highlights
Departs from Welcome Tent
With Don Kingman, director of campus planning, design, and construction 

2:00 – 3:00 PM Places with Provenance: The History of the Main Street Houses Stone Soup Common Room & Hobson House Common Room, Bailey Commons
Authors, inventors, pioneers of social justice, and presidents have walked these halls. Today, we are all part of the unfolding story, which began hundreds of years before Concord Academy established its roots. Join historians Ed Rafferty P ’19 ’22 and Lucille Stott, former faculty, for a conversation about continuity, resourcefulness, and the evolution of the neighborhood that became our campus.

2:00 – 4:00 PM Afternoon Activities and Ice Cream
This is your time to choose your adventure! Canoe the river, take a dip in the pool or venture over to Moriarty Athletic Campus for lawn games and ice cream

3:15 – 4:15 PM “Living the Mission” Alumnae/i Panel
Moriarty Athletic Campus
Trust. Integrity. Empathy. Justice. Sustainability. When we commit to these values and demand their application, we all have the potential to provoke extraordinary changes in the human condition. Hear from fellow alumnae/i who are bringing the CA mission to life. 

6:00 PM Reunion Celebration Reception for All Classes
Chapel Lawn Tent 

7:30 PM Class Dinners 

Sunday, June 7

8:30 – 11:00 AM Jazz Brunch
Student-Faculty Dining Hall
With live music by John Funkhouser ’84 

12:00 PM House Check-Out

Reunion Pricing

All weekend activities are offered free of charge. We only ask alumnae/i and guests to cover the cost of any meals that they will be enjoying on campus. Meal offerings and prices are listed below. Friday and Saturday receptions and dinners include an open bar (beer and wine). Pricing is per person. 

FRIDAY, JUNE 5
Alumnae/i Welcome Reception and Dinner | $50 

SATURDAY, JUNE 6
Breakfast | $25
Lunch | $30
Reunion Celebration Reception and Class Dinner | $55 

SUNDAY, JUNE 7
Jazz Brunch | $25

Special pricing is available for the Classes of 2005, 2010, and 2015.

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING
Accommodations are available in CA’s Main Street houses, with a choice of single or double rooms, all with shared baths. 
Single | $75
Double | $60

Accommodations

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING 

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 or double 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.

Single | $75
Double | $60

OFF CAMPUS ACCOMMODATIONS

Special rates are available for CA alumnae/i celebrating their reunions at local hotels. Room blocks are available at the following locations:  

The Colonial Inn | 978.369.9200 
CA Reunion Rates: 
Prescott Queen Rooms | $155 plus tax/night 
Main Inn Rooms | $179 plus tax/night 
Please book your room by April 10 in order to receive the discounted rate. 

Residence Inn Concord | 978.369.5610 
CA Reunion Rate $180 plus tax/night 

OTHER AREA HOTELS  

Hawthorne Inn 978.369.5610 
North Bridge Inn 978.371.0014 
The Inn at Hastings Park 781-301-6660

Reunion Committees

Class of 1950 | 70th Reunion
Molly Shaw Beard  

Class of 1955 | 65th Reunion
Carolyn Smith Davies 
Betsy Atwood Nelson
Elizabeth Hall Richardson

Class of 1960 | 60th Reunion
Natalie Churchill
Pamela Prouty Ikauniks
Elizabeth Rice Thomas

Class of 1965 | 55th Reunion

Class of 1970 | 50th Reunion
Susan Bastress
Catharine Beecher
Bobbie Brown
Annabele Ebersole
Lucy McFadden
Priscilla Stevens French

Class of 1975 | 45th Reunion
Meg Hauge
Puddie Hauge Sword 

Class of 1980 | 40th Reunion

Class of 1985 | 35th Reunion
Charles Collier

Class of 1990 | 30th Reunion
Samantha Halem

Class of 1995 | 25th Reunion
Matt McCahill

 Class of 2000 | 20th Reunion
Michael Littenberg-Brown

Class of 2005 | 15th Reunion
Bryan Hobgood
Catherine Down

Class of 2010 | 10th Reunion
Ariel Bliss
Alex Ocampo 
Tessa Steinert-Evoy

 Class of 2015 | 5th Reunion
Samantha Culbert
Sophie Drew
Henry Feinstein
Ben Stoloff

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.

Learn more about the Joan Shaw Herman Award, including how to nominate someone.

Reunion Kids' Club

We hope you will bring your family with you to Concord! Child care will be 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’ Club attendees. 

Please note that all Kids’ Club attendees must be pre-registered and all necessary forms must be filled out ahead of reunion weekend. If online registration is not an option for you, please contact us directly at 978.402.2238

 

We kindly request that all children enrolled in Kids’ Club be toilet-trained. The maximum age to attend is 12 years old.

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