Alums of Color Reunion

Friday, March 31 – Sunday, April 2, 2023

At Concord Academy

CA alums of color are invited to the inaugural Alums of Color Reunion to be held from Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April 2, 2023! Over the past several months, the planning committee has been hard at work to develop a weekend program that will deliver a balance of connection, reflection, impact, and FUN!

There will be several opportunities throughout the weekend to connect with current students of color, network with fellow alums, and spend time with Henry Fairfax and school leadership to learn about CA today. This special reunion dedicated entirely to alums of color is long overdue, and we need your presence to make it successful. We hope you’ll weekend with fellow alums back in Concord! This event is free to attend.

Alums of Color Reunion Planning Committee

Trelane Clark ’92, P’22
Adam Geer ’99
Karen McAlmon ’75
Anthony Neal ’77
Meisha Thompson Newman ’94

Shanika Paul ’15
Jocelyn Ronda ’02
Paolo Sanchez ’14
Sharon Shakur ’80
Elly Veloria ’16

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

The Schedule is subject to change. Campus locations will be added.

Friday, March 31, 2023

6:00 p.m. 

Alums and Seniors of Color Networking Reception

Get to know current seniors of color as Cocoa Beantown leads you through a chocolate tasting.

 

7:00 p.m.

Alums of Color Welcome Dinner

Reconnect with friends old and new as we welcome you back to campus!

 

9:00 p.m.

Game Night and Music

Wind down with some table games and good conversation.

    • Hospitality Suite, Residence Inn

Saturday, April 1

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast

 

9:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Get Reacquainted with Concord

Discover something new exploring places and spaces on campus and in town.

12:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch and Life at CA Today

In this interactive program you’ll learn about what’s happening at CA today from various perspectives within the community.

Featuring:

    • John Grossman, Chair of Board of Trustees Community and Equity Committee
    • Alexa Holmes, Director of Community & Equity
    • Students of color 
    • Faculty and staff of color

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Freetime/Choose Your Own Adventure

Enjoy all that campus has to offer! Offerings include, but are not limited to:

    • Centennial Augmented Reality Tour
    • Canoe or kayak the river

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Fireside Chat with Henry Fairfax, head of school

Get to know Henry by joining for conversation and camaraderie.

 

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Working Session with Students

Gather with current students of color in fellowship and good conversation. More details to come about the format of this session.

 

4:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Open Time

 

7:00 p.m.

Dinner with School Leadership, Alums, Current and Past Faculty/Staff of Color

Enjoy a festive evening reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. Beer and wine will be served.

 

9:00 p.m.

After-party at the Residence Inn

Keep the party going after dinner and enjoy some music and refreshments back at the hotel.

 

Sunday, April 2

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Brunch with Students and Fellow Alums

Enjoy breakfast in the Stu-Fac with students before departing campus!

 

Who Is Coming

Katherine McNally

2014

Stanley Zheng

2017

Kaity Goodwin

2018

Alan Hernandez

1981

Ceili Lemus

2019

Anthony Neal

1977

Georgiana Chevry

1997

Sharon Shakur

1980

Karen McAlmon

1975

Accommodations 

With school in session, on campus housing will not be available for reunion attendees. Room blocks are available at the Residence Inn in Concord, Mass., at a discounted rate of $189/per night. Call (978) 341-0003 to reserve your room today. This special rate is available through March 1, 2023. Transportation will be provided throughout the weekend between the hotel and campus.

Child care

Child care is provided on Friday and Saturday evening for children of guests attending reunion festivities. A kid-friendly dinner, snacks, and entertainment will be provided. We kindly request that all children are toilet-trained, and the maximum age to attend is 12 years old. Children must be pre-registered.

 

Whether you frequently engage with CA or you haven’t been back since graduation, this reunion is an opportunity to reconnect and reflect on your CA experience with fellow alums of color.

Make sure to update your contact information with CA to ensure you receive updates about this event. Please reach out with any questions, and we hope you will join us back in Concord this spring!