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30, 2015, represented the official end of Harrisburg Academy's 2014-15
fiscal year. By many measures, it was a year unlike any other in
the Academy alumni community's history. The collective impact of
this group has been seen in increased giving, volunteering, and
attendance at on-campus events.
For those of you
sports fans, you're well-acquainted with the concept of halftime - that
brief lull in the action when a team can pause for a moment, review its
performance, and identify the best ways in which to leverage its players'
strengths in a game plan.
In some ways, this
summer was our halftime. We have much to celebrate from the 2014-15
academic year. We have grown our total contributions by 25 percent
from the previous year, we've increased our donor base by 33 percent, and
our alumni participation in the Student Alumni Network has been truly
impressive for the first year of operation.
Halftime is about looking back, but it's more about looking
forward. Our momentum is undeniable, yet we have a long way to
go. Progress toward our ambitious goal will be claimed in pieces
large and small. The important thing is, we're moving forward
together and rallying for the win.
Relations Mission Statement
Alumni Relations program works to extend the advantages of an Academy
education beyond graduation day. 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.
Academy Alumni Statement of Purpose
We, the alumni of
Harrisburg Academy, are a diverse and global group of graduates committed
to supporting the advancement of each other and welfare of our
school. By tapping into this robust and dynamic network, we
continue to find value within the Academy community and add value to the
purpose of the school - the education of its current students. Our
Alumni Relations program acts as a vital link to assist in making these
connections and raising funds to ensure the financial sustainability of
Our culture is
founded in an unwavering dedication to the mission of Harrisburg Academy
and the benefits created from personal integrity, perpetual learning, and
philanthropy. As the Academy's alumni, we are partners of our alma
mater with a responsibility to "protect our heritage" and
"serve well this school," both now and in the future.
Weekend 2015: Register Now!
Get your friends
together, bring the family, and come to enjoy a wonderful time. Register online and start getting excited!
We will also be
welcoming back a number of former faculty members during Alumni Weekend
-- Lee March,
and Randy and Cindy
St. John will be in attendance.
Who Is Participating in the Alumni Fair!
Through the efforts
and hard work of the Student Alumni Network, we are pleased to announce
the following alumni who are returning to campus during Alumni Weekend. These alumni will speak about
their careers with current students and young alumni in a professional
networking forum. The following are the alumni who will be
attending and the professions that will be represented:
Alumni Awards Recipients!
We received many
great nominations from the alumni community for this year's Alumni Achievement Awards and Athletics Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony; thank you all for showing your support for your
fellow alumni. The Executive Alumni Board has reviewed all the
nominations and selected to award the following alumni for their
achievements -- Daniel
Shanken '89, Marylea
Madiman '99, Elaine
Rogers '71, Ethan
Titelman '97, Alicia
Dissinger '04, and Shannon Walborn '08. Click here for more about each recipient and the
award he or she will receive.
How to Walk Tall 101
Michael LaRue '02, assistant director of alumni relations
the classroom, time flies faster than you can imagine. You learn
the power of language, the thrill of scientific discovery, and the wisdom
of historic events. You learn expression through art, how to arm
your brain through TOK, and how emotion is conveyed through words.
You have built the foundation that will aid you in your future
endeavors, beginning with the first hesitant step you take on your way to
college. Read more...
Ambition: The Campaign for Harrisburg Academy
renovation success, and we are so pleased!
This summer, we
planned to complete part one of the Performing Arts Phase of capital
renovations made possible by generous contributions of alumni, alumni
parents, and current parents to the Bold Ambition campaign. The
scope of the work included creation of a welcoming and warm entrance to
the area adjacent to McCormick Auditorium, and renovations to the hallway
leading to the eventual site of a new 3,200 square foot music
suite. The work went right down to the deadline; the construction
team finished the last items on the punch list just hours before last
week's Back-to-School Nights.
Our new McCormick
Auditorium Commons is light and bright, and our students love it.
Next in line is construction of the music suite, followed by renovation
to our Middle and Upper School hallways, including new lighting and
flooring, and the installation of new lockers.
When you return for Alumni Weekend, I think you'll be pleased with what
you see. Our Bold Ambition campaign continues to roll along.
I encourage you to catch our bold spirit!
Update Your Contact Information
To best serve our
entire group of alumni, it is important that the Academy maintains
regular contact with its members. These connections allow us to
facilitate so many positive things -- such as alumni/current student
engagement, global alumni-to-alumni networking opportunities, and the
general support and celebration of the entire Academy family with its
members' individual success.
Accurate data is
important in accomplishing these things and more. Please take a few
minutes to submit your contact information to stay informed
of what is happening at the Academy and to reap the benefits of this
In addition, if
anyone has communicated with the following alumni, please
contact Michael LaRue to help update our records and put
us in contact with them.
Your Contact Information
Click Here to update your information.
Click Here to support the school this academic year.
Help the Student
Alumni Network 'SAN'
Click Here to support the Student Alumni Network.