Concord Academy’s Virtual Reunion

a month long series of virtual activities and celebrations

May 12 – June 12, 2021

 

The Alumnae/i Association is pleased to announce Concord Academy’s 2021 Virtual Reunion Celebration. Please join CA classmates and friends across class years for a month long series of special gatherings and activities from the safety and comfort of your home. Whether you are joining us from Concord, from across the country, or from the other side of the globe, virtual reunion programming will make it safe and easy to participate. Also, we are pleased to offer all of these virtual experiences free of charge. This reunion celebration will prove to be the biggest and best yet we hope you will join us!

Many thanks to our reunion committees who have worked so hard on their reunions—your chameleon spirit is inspirational! 

Question? Contact Merrill Genoa, Annual Fund and Alumnae/i Programs Officer at merrill_genoa@concordacademy.org.

If you are in a reunion year ending in 1 or 6, please click here to register for your class gathering and other virtual reunion activities.

Included in this virtual care package are a few items to enjoy throughout the Reunion 2021 celebration series.

Excited to “see” your classmates, fellow alumnae/i, and favorite teachers this spring? Download your favorite CA Zoom background and whip up Chameleon Fizz before joining virtual events! Eager to learn what CA is like today? Read the latest edition of online school newspaper, “The Centipede” or enjoy the virtual campus mini-tours. Feeling nostalgic? Take a trip down memory lane and listen to top songs from your graduation year or sit in the Chapel for a few minutes with “Sights and Sounds of CA.”

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Virtual reunion programming is open to all alumnae/i. Zoom information will be sent by email to registrants and also be posted here prior to each event.

 Wednesday, May 12 | 12:15 p.m. EDT

Visit CA’s Virtual Classroom with Abby Laber P’16, retiring English Faculty, and Stephanie Manzella P’14 ’17 ’19, History Faculty

What’s it like to be a CA student today? How have faculty reimagined their teaching practices during COVID-19? Join fellow alumnae/i for this lunchtime program and get a glimpse into two virtual classrooms.

Remember the energy, the curiosity, the eager embarrassment, the confusions and discoveries of English class? What might that look like in a virtual setting? Come and experience the dynamic space of the infinite whiteboard as Abby leads a close read of Ross Gay Delight.

How do you prepare students for the 2020 presidential election–the first ever of an impeached president? Join Stephanie Manzella for a conversation about teaching The Presidency last fall and hear how students processed the election turmoil, from revelations about tax fraud and Covid-19 to the January 6 insurrection, while also learning about presidential precedents of the past.

 

Wednesday, May 19 | 7:30 p.m. EDT 

Courageous Conversations

In recognition of the inequities laid bare by the global pandemic, the racial violence and unrest this past summer and fall, and the recent presidential election, the Community and Equity (C&E) team shared the framework of “Courageous Conversations” with new and returning students in programming throughout the fall semester. The tools and principles in this framework will help CA work through this dynamic and complex year together in a spirit of compassion, truth, and inquiry.

Rob Munro, dean of academic program and equity, and Laura Twichell ’01, interim dean of faculty, are pleased to reprise this workshop at reunion. We hope you will join us to see how CA brings the community into social justice engagement and the hard work of striving for equity that the mission describes. This work offers opportunities to reflect and engage and is accessible to those who wish to listen and learn privately as well.

  

Wednesday, May 26 | 12:15 p.m. EDT

The Student Experience: Life at CA today

In a year unlike any other, CA students have met the moment and in true chameleon fashion, adapted to a hybrid living and learning experience all while keeping CA’s traditions alive and well. Hear what it’s been like to be a CA student today – from living in the Houses, to chapels, meals on campus, and more. A student panel will be ready to answer your questions, and share stories about the CA experience — the spirit you know and love is still there! 

 

Wednesday,  June 2 | 7:30 p.m. EDT

Joan Shaw Herman Award for Distinguished Service: Presentation of Work and Service: Dr. Leslie Davidson ’66 and Dr. Ingrid Walker-Descartes ’91

Join us to learn more about our 2021 recipient’s work and celebrate our community’s commitment to serving others.

 

Wednesday, June  9 | 7:30 p.m. EDT

Alumnae/i Association Assembly

The Concord Academy Alumnae/i Association is delighted to host the 2021 Alumnae/i Association Assembly. An evolution of the Annual Meeting, the Assembly is a chance to bring alumnae/i across all class years together to hear updates from school leadership, meet members of the Alumnae/i Association Steering Committee, and take part in the ongoing community-wide conversation about CA’s future. 

 

Friday, June 11

8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. EDT | Virtual Commencement Coffee, hosted by the Alumnae/i Steering Committee 

Start your day with fellow alumnae/i and celebrate the Class of 2021! Meet alumnae/i volunteers who lead the CA Alumnae/i Association and hear from former faculty member Lucille Stott, who will share her progress on the Centennial book.

 

10:00 a.m. EDT | Concord Academy’s 99th Commencement Exercises 

Commencement at Concord Academy marks the end of the academic year and the celebration of the senior class with faculty, staff, families, and friends. We are pleased to invite all alumnae/i to view this year’s ceremony virtually. The 2021 commencement speaker will be announced at a later date. 

 

Saturday, June 12 

9:00 a.m. EDT | Virtual Morning Yoga 

Grab your classmates and start your day with morning yoga.

 

Virtual Class Reunion Gatherings | Various Times To Be Determined

CA’s reunion team is working in partnership with each class’s reunion committee to find a gathering time that works for the majority of your class. This page will be updated with more information on the timing of your class gathering as they are set by each class’s reunion committee.

Who Is Coming

 

Concord Spirit

1946

Elizabeth Ahern Crowley

1951

Catherine Carter

1971

Concord Academy Chameleon

1986

Elizabeth Ahern Crowley

1991

Betsy Nicholson

1991

Karma Karma Chameleon

Faculty/Staff

Merrill Genoa

Faculty/Staff

If you are in a reunion year ending in 1 or 6, please click here to register for your class gathering. Pre-registration is not required for other virtual reunion series events. 

Ways To Engage

The engagement of our alumnae/i community has never been stronger. Now is a great time to check that you are following us/have liked us on on social media:  

2021 Reunion Committees >

Reunion Giving >

Joan Shaw Herman Award >

Reunion Recap 2020 >

If you have questions, or are interested in helping to lead your class reunion efforts, please contact Merrill Genoa,
Annual Fund and Alumnae/i Programs Officer at merrill_genoa@concordacademy.org.