The Harrisburg Area's
First IB World School
the past few years, I have spent a great deal of my time introducing
current students to alumni and encouraging meaningful conversations about
experiential learning and professional paths.
The next step is to
actually help place young alumni with professional alumni, either through
internships or first-job introductions. A number of professional
alumni have been in contact with the Academy, looking to forge these
types of relationships, and we look forward to facilitating even more
Many other Academy
alumni and I want to help our young alumni launch their careers, develop
their passions, or find a mentor. If you are a professional and
want to help a recent graduate pursue his or her career, please contact
me. If you, yourself are looking for career advice, please contact
me. Together we can build an engaging and rewarding alumni
Relations Mission Statement
Alumni Relations program works to extend the advantages of an Academy
education beyond graduation. We are committed to expanding our
global network of alumni, enriching Academy alumni relationships, and
galvanizing the philanthropic support of current and future alumni for
the school's mission and operations.
Nominations for the 2016 Alumni Achievement Awards!
alumni are invited to submit a nomination for the 2016 Alumni Achievement
Awards, to be held in September. Nominate a fellow alumnus or
alumna doing exceptional work or nominate yourself! The Alumni
Achievement Awards Induction Ceremony has become an important tradition
to the Academy community and is the perfect time to recognize alumni accomplishments.
Visit our website to submit a nomination, and mark your calendar for
Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 to join us for the ceremony! The awards
ceremony will be part of Alumni Weekend 2016, so stay tuned to the
Explorer and the Academy website for more information. Questions?
Please contact Michael LaRue.
Your Stories for the 2017 NewsMagazine
Did you enjoy your
copy of the 2016 NewsMagazine? With each edition, we rely
on you to help us choose stories that are relevant and interesting to the
entire Academy community. For our 2017 edition, we are excited to
feature a theme of public service (political office at all levels, philanthropic
leadership, etc.) as we wrap up a year of big national elections.
Most importantly, we will focus on how three core skills taught at the
Academy - reading, writing, and speaking - prepare students to be
successful in these competitive occupations.
Do you or an Academy
friend have a great story to share? An epic adventure or a chance
meeting with someone famous? A notable accomplishment achieved in
your profession or through community service that fits this greater
theme? If so, please be in touch with Kristina Pae,
director of communications.
Spring Benefit, "Gala in the Garden"
and be part of a great evening! The 30th annual Spring Benefit, "Gala in the
Garden," is Saturday
April 16, 2016, 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Stock's Manor in
Mechanicsburg. The benefit raises funds to enhance the classroom
experience for each student. All alumni are invited to attend and
support our school!
Please contact Beth Zak in
the Development (717-763-7811 ext. 1396) for questions or to purchase
Lunch n' Learn with Dr. Jennifer Shannon D.M.D. '02
Academy alumni return to the school to host Lunch n' Learns, which
introduce current students to professional careers that interest them.
Alumni are also proud to share the benefits they received from their
Academy education. Recently, Dr.
Jennifer Shannon D.M.D. '02 visited the Academy to speak
with students about her career in dentistry. Jennifer earned a bachelor's
degree in biology from College of Charleston, attended the Kornberg
School of Dentistry at Temple University, and is now a partner at Locust
Lane Dental Group in Harrisburg. Thanks, Jennifer!
Marketing Videos Are Now Live!
Office has been hard at work producing two new Harrisburg Academy
marketing videos to showcase the many advantages of an Academy education.
We are excited to share the final product! We are so proud of
our school, and we hope that you, too, feel proud to be a part of this special
community. Questions? Please contact Kristina Pae.
Advantage" - Harrisburg Academy's Early Childhood and Lower School
Advantage" - Harrisburg Academy's Middle School and Upper School
Academy to Break Ground on Music Suite this Spring
PA - With signs of spring everywhere, the Harrisburg Academy community is
excited to celebrate the new season with further facilities
upgrades. Through a unanimous vote at its Feb. 18 meeting, the
Academy's Board of Trustees gave the green light to the next part of the
school's Bold Ambition campaign, construction of a new
3,200-square-foot music suite. This capital expansion project, the
second of the comprehensive campaign's Performing Arts phase (Phase II),
includes construction of two large instruction rooms, smaller
practices rooms, and instrument storage. Read more...
Be sure to connect
with Harrisburg Academy online in the places that you visit and engage
most. Through our postings on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, and our blog you can take a peek into the daily happenings
at the Academy, both in and out of the classroom. For Academy
alumni updates and events, be sure to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Students Are Our Purpose. You Are Our Partners!
Make your Academy
Fund gift today -- every gift helps to meet the 2015-16 Academy Fund
goal. Your generosity directly impacts the Academy learning
students are our purpose. You are our partners!
Please contact Beth Zak in the Development Office.