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Lyn Burr Brignoli ’62 Honored with 2017 Joan Shaw Herman Distinguished Service Award

June 20, 2017

“Positive change flows from a human connection,” says Lyn Burr Brignoli ’62. She received the 2017 Joan Shaw Herman Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her sustained personal efforts on behalf of education both locally and internationally. As a volunteer teacher for children with Down syndrome and other special needs in her Connecticut community, she traveled to Ghana in 2000 with a Fulbright group of teachers. Following that initial trip, she has returned twice to undertake work on a girls’ education initiative.

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Lyn Burr Brignoli ’62 Honored with 2017 Joan Shaw Herman Distinguished Service Award

June 20, 2017

“Positive change flows from a human connection,” says Lyn Burr Brignoli ’62. She received the 2017 Joan Shaw Herman Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her sustained personal efforts on behalf of education both locally and internationally. As a volunteer teacher for children with Down syndrome and other special needs in her Connecticut community, she traveled to Ghana in 2000 with a Fulbright group of teachers. Following that initial trip, she has returned twice to undertake work on a girls’ education initiative.

A 2017 Reunion Conversation with CA Difference Makers: The Transformative Power of Public Service in Politics

June 14, 2017

During reunion weekend, Dave Cavell ’02 and Meg Ansara ’97 joined moderator and history teacher Stephanie Manzella P’14, ’17, ’18 to discuss emerging opportunities to make a positive impact in a changing political landscape. The conversation with these alumnae/i who have made their careers in politics addressed ways to break out of the “blue bubble,” the importance of working to reinstate civil discourse, and the skills necessary for working as campaign managers and organizers. The upshot: Local and state elections still matter.

Reunion Weekend 2017: A Time to Reconnect and Look Ahead

June 13, 2017

Around 225 alumnae/i returned to Concord Academy for reunion weekend, June 9 through 11. Sunny skies and balmy temperatures made it feel like the unofficial start of summer, as old friends and faculty members reconnected over music, food, and fun. Alumnae/i shared many laughs and smiles as they measured the passage of time — both in one another and in the evolution of CA.

CA Farmers: Back to the Land, and the Lab

May 30, 2017

A number of CA alumnae/i are embracing the challenge of farming for reasons that are political, aesthetic, economic, and intellectual. They’re doing it in ways both traditional and high-tech.

Emma Quinn ’09: A Naval Officer on Okinawa

May 25, 2017

Emma Quinn ’09 has built a career as a naval officer in the Marine Corps. She views the military as a critical nonpartisan tool of U.S. foreign policy.

Timothy Bergreen ’82: Fighting the Good Fight on Behalf of U.S. Intelligence

May 25, 2017

A passion for foreign policy led Timothy Bergreen ’82 to become a watchdog over national security programs, as minority deputy staff director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Sarah Russell ’87: A Champion Then and Now

May 25, 2017

Earning plaudits for her athletic prowess is nothing new to Sarah Russell ’87, who has become a world-class triathlete.

Have Camera, Will Shoot: 2016–17 Hall Fellow Eleanor Bingham Miller ’64

May 19, 2017

“Path? There was no path,” says Eleanor Bingham Miller ’64, and laughs, when asked how she ended up in documentary filmmaking. When she graduated from Concord Academy, the medium she loved, television, was dominated by the studio system, and by men. So it was a chance encounter with a new technology, a small, portable video camera — the Sony Portapak — along with an irreverent inclination, that launched her career as a pioneering videographer and documentary producer in the early 1970s.

2016–17 Davidson Lecture: Refinery29, Philippe von Borries ’97 and Justin Stefano ’98

April 7, 2017

On April 6, Justin Stefano ’98 and Philippe von Borries ’97 returned to their alma mater to present the 2016–17 Davidson Lecture and speak with students and faculty over lunch. They also gave a CATalk to families and alumnae/i that evening in Kendall Square, tracing their zigzagging path from some humble origins. Read more about how they built the world’s largest media company focused on women and the advice they had for CA students.

You’re Invited to a CATalk in Boston on April 6

March 28, 2017

You are invited to join fellow CA alumnae/i, parents and friends  for good food, drink and conversation as we welcome Philippe von Borries ’97 and Justin Stefano ’98, co-founders of Refinery29, to talk about the future of digital media. The event will take place on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., CATalk at 7:00 p.m. at the Kimpton Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge, MA. Spouses and other guests welcome. $15 per person. Kindly RSVP here.

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