Events Keep Alumni United

JoceLynn Labossiere ’19 peeled apples with visiting alumni and their families. (Photo by Autumn Atkinson ’13)

George School alumni had three opportunities to gather and network this fall. The events were held in New York and in Newtown.

The biggest event was Harvest Festival in October. Alumni and their families were invited to return to campus for this perennial favorite weekend. The day was filled with hayrides, pumpkin decorating, apple butter, and other fall food favorites.

Another popular event was a New York City networking event at The Malt House, located in the heart of Greenwich Village. The event was a success thanks to the efforts of alumni James Kingham ’99, Amelia Erwitt ’98, and Lauren Buroojy ’04 who helped organize the evening. Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Karen Hallowell said the event was well attended.

“It was wonderful to see so many members of our alumni community, including Julia Jiang ’17, who is currently a student at New York University,” Karen said. “Everyone reconnected with such great affection and energy.”

There was also a mixer on Thanksgiving Eve at the Green Parrot in Newtown. Karen said one of the highlights was the attendance of David Jacoby ’81, who was visiting from Bahrain, in the Middle East.

Karen said the events are a great social opportunity to keep in contact and a good way to make new business connections.

“Even if you don’t know people you are united by George School. Common experience makes it easy for people to network at these events,” Karen said. “They are always very welcoming.”

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