Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12, coed school in Westport, CT

Alumni

alumni reunion 2019

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, October 18, 7-9 PM - Drinks at The Horseshoe (355 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT).

Saturday, October 19, 9 AM-12 PM - Alumni of Color Brunch and Equity & Social Justice Seminar (McGrath Gallery).

Saturday, October 19, 2:30 PM (2:00 PM Warm-up) - Alumni vs. JV Boys Soccer Game.

Saturday, October 19, 3:15 PM - Campus Tour (leaving from the reception area).

Saturday, October 19, 4-6 PM - Oktoberfest on the Front Lawn featuring Charlie Hall '92 and an alumni ensemble band consisting of 20 alumni (check in through the Lower School courtyard).

Alumni Band: Anthony D’Alto ’91, Toph Dawson ’90, Charlie Hall ’92, Tim Hotchner ’90,  Brian Kannry ’91, Andy Laird ’92, Rich MacDonough ’83, Judd McArthur ’82, with Prash Akkapeddi ’92, Andy Biggs ’92, Josh Fishkin ’92, Justine Campbell-Elliott McLaughlin ’93, Michie Foster Miller ’97, Jake Robards ’92, Peter Rose ’82, Mike Shugrue ’89, Thea Sullivan ’84, Christopher Sylvestro ’92, Jeff Velez ’10, Ariel Waldman ’92.

REGISTER HERE

LOOK WHO'S COMING

Shuttles will be running from the Greens Farms train station to GFA.

Contact Ana Holwell, Director of Alumni Relations, with any questions. 

Jane Doe

Class of 2007

Ace Patterson
(AKA Call Me Ace)

His world is an open songbook. From the formative years at GFA to a job at Facebook, music weaves in and out of his life, tying each experience to the next. Rapper, marketer, family man, volunteer, mentor, Patterson sees music as a way not just to fuse together the different facets of his life, but to share them with others. Read more

 

Being able to push myself academically, as well as being provided with resources to help flesh out what I was called to do really became a training ground for where I am now.

Call Me Ace

Photo: Shot by Sig

 

Carolyn Hale

Class of 1992

Charlie Hall

Drummer for the Grammy-winning The War on Drugs, alumnus Charlie Hall takes his GFA experience with him wherever he goes, and reminds us: "As we navigate our way through life both personally and professionally, what matters is how you treat others and what kind of citizen you are." Read more

Not a day goes by that I don't think of one of the many memorable lessons learned in my GFA days. 

John Smith

Class of 2016

Lauren Telesz

Being a teenager is all about being surrounded by your peers, it is a period of life where you are really figuring out who you are: navigating school, extracurriculars, friends, relationships, and social media. It’s a vulnerable time for anyone, but especially a teen with cancer.

 

I couldn’t have found a more kindhearted community than GFA. To this day, I still feel the unmistakable warmth and character of this school.

Lauren Telesz

 

Max Rosenberg

Class of 1997

Judge Max L. Rosenberg

We sat down with Judge Max L. Rosenberg from Probate Court jurisdiction 47 and alumni of the Greens Farms Academy Class of 1997. Rosenberg currently serves as a Judge by morning, a managing partner of a law firm by afternoon, and a devoted father and husband by night. Read more

 

Of all the things that my parents have ever given me in my entire lifetime … those four years at GFA were, by far, the best gift I’ve been given and the greatest privilege I’ve ever received.

Judge Max L. Rosenberg

 

We are excited to launch GFA Connect — our first-ever, exclusive alumni online platform re-connecting you with the Greens Farms Academy community. This platform allows our esteemed alumni network to reconnect with fellow alumni and faculty, seek mentors and mentoring opportunities, get the latest on GFA events, news, and much more!

Read more about GFA Connect is Live

Upcoming Events

Reunion 2019

Join us for Reunion Weekend 2019 on October 18–19!  

Friday, October 18, 7-9 PM - Drinks at The Horseshoe (355 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT)

Saturday, October 19, 9 AM-12 PM - Alumni of Color Brunch and Equity & Social Justice Seminar

Saturday, October 19, 2:30 PM (2:00 PM Warm-up) - Alumni vs. JV Boys Soccer Game

Saturday, October 19, 3:15 PM - Campus Tour

Saturday, October 19, 4-6 PM - Oktoberfest on the Front Lawn featuring Charlie Hall '92 and an alumni ensemble band consisting of 20 alumni.

Alumni Band: Anthony D’Alto ’91, Toph Dawson ’90, Charlie Hall ’92, Tim Hotchner ’90, Brian Kannry ’91, Andy Laird ’92, Rich MacDonough ’83, Judd McArthur ’82, with Prash Akkapeddi ’92, Andy Biggs ’92, Josh Fishkin ’92, Justine Campbell-Elliott McLaughlin ’93, Michie Foster Miller ’97, Jake Robards ’92, Peter Rose ’82, Mike Shugrue ’89, Thea Sullivan ’84, Christopher Sylvestro ’92, Jeff Velez ’10, Ariel Waldman ’92.

REGISTER HERE

Alumni Council

Mission

Working as ambassadors to unite all alumni with one another and GFA today: communication; orchestrating meaningful events; supporting the school with time and treasure; maintaining life-long relationships and networking to better serve our school and help one another achieve both career and personal goals.

Members

Carl G. Anderson III '97

Michelle Gallagher Backus '00

James Bebon '83, President

Anna C. Birinyi '09

Nicole Ganim Brightbill '95

Nicole A. Chardavoyne '95

Michelle E. Cole '01

Nicholas D'Addario '04

Rebecca Brock Dixon '95

Josh Fishkin '92

Mari Bebon Flicker '82

Kathleen M. Hennessy '75

Matthew S. Hintsa '06

Tracy Wheeler Lennon '82

Michelle Levi '01

Sefra A. Levin '03

Martha Gates Lord, Ed.D. '74

Brooke E. Mcgrath '11

Olivia Newhouse '06

Michele M. Orris-Modugno '76

Harrison G. Potter '14

Gioia J. Riccio, M.D. '84

Christopher E.G. Saxe '74

Katherine Price Snedaker '85

Rosamond Koether Stephanak '82

Elizabeth McKinney Tritschler '78

Mentorship Programs

Global Studies (Upper School)

The Reader Project offers alumni the opportunity to work with GFA students pursuing a diploma with a concentration in Global Studies on their global thesis projects. The time commitment is around 10 hours per year. Readers are matched with students based on their relevant expertise or background in the topic. Please fill out this simple form to sign up for the Reader Project. If you have any questions about the Reader Project, please contact Ward Abel, Upper School World Languages Department.

Nonprofit (Middle School)

GFA alumni who work in the nonprofit sector have the experience and expertise our eighth grade students need as they create and pitch their own nonprofit organization in the spring semester. For information about how you can be a resource for this year's eighth graders, please contact Griffen Stabler, Middle School Dean.

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