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. We hope you’ll weekend with fellow alums back in Concord!

Alums of Color Reunion Planning Committee

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

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


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 while enjoying a chocolate tasting sourced from minority-owned businesses.
Ransome Room, Math and Arts Center


7:00 p.m.

Alums of Color Welcome Dinner

Reconnect with friends old and new as we welcome you back to campus!
Dance Studio: Second Floor, Student Health and Athletic Center


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.


Student-Faculty Dining Hall

9:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Get Reacquainted with Concord

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

        • Student-led tours of CA’s campus
        • Walking Tour of Concord, in partnership with Visit Concord
        • Self guided tours of the Concord Museum
        • Canoe or kayak the river
        • Time in the Chapel

12:00 p.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.
Ransome Room, Math and Arts Center

        • Rob Munro, assistant head for academics and equity
        • John Grossman P’17 ’19 ’26, Chair of Board of Trustees Community and Equity Committee
        • Alex Holmes, Director of Community & Equity
        • Students of color 
        • Faculty and staff of color
        • Alyse Ruiz-Selsky ’05, director of studies

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
        • Student-led tour of CA’s Campus
        • Spend time in the Chapel

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.
Student-Faculty Dining Hall Patio Tent


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.
Performing Arts Center


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.
Ransome Room, Math and Arts Center


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!
Student-Faculty Dining Hall


Who Is Coming

Nicole Turner


Meisha Newman


Georgiana Chevry


Willie Diaz


Adam Geer


Adil Bahalim


Alyse Ruiz-Selsky


Dat Le


Makeba Rainey


Aisha Smith


Ariele Martinez-Bugay


Joshua Reed-Diawuoh


Lewis Salas


Alex Ocampo


Alex Fernández


Carolina Diez


Andy Zou


Alexandria Craig


Andres Gallego


Seonjae Kim



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!