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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.

Commencement Speaker Maura Healey, Massachusetts Attorney General, Inspires Concord Academy Class of 2017

June 5, 2017

The skies were bright on June 2 for Concord Academy’s 95th Commencement exercise. The class of 2017 and their families listened to many words of reflection, celebration, and encouragement, while the values of the community took pride of place in the Commencement address from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. The message was clear: The future is bright in the hands of this generation.

Portraits of the Class of 2017: A Senior Project by Nina He ’17

June 1, 2017

For her senior project, Nina He ’17 painted acrylic-on-canvas portraits of each of the 97 members of the class of 2017. She has donated them to Concord Academy. Watch her at work in this video.

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.

Personalizing “The Police”: Detectives Lanita Cullinane ’91 and Vittoria Incandela Share Their Professional Experiences at a Community and Equity Assembly

April 24, 2017

On April 20, an extended Community and Equity assembly was moderated by student leaders Mary Craig ’17 and Kunaal Verma ’17, who posed questions from the Student Council and affinity groups, followed by an open Q&A. On stage were detectives Lanita Cullinane ’91, from the Boston Police Department, and Vittoria Incandela, from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Investigative Bureau in Chicago. They opened up for the entire body of students, faculty, and staff — about the realities of law enforcement officers’ day-to-day lives, the threats they face, and the difference they can make in the communities they serve and protect.

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.

Please Consider Gift to the 2016-17 Annual Fund Before June 30

December 12, 2016

Every year, gifts to Concord Academy’s Annual Fund ensure that our children continue to thrive in this dynamic and inspiring community. Our overall goal for the 2016-17 Parent Annual Fund campaign is $1 million — let’s strive to reach the halfway mark of $500,000 by December 31!