A half-dozen cities along the East Coast received a visit from St. Mark’s during the week of October 15, 2018. In partnership with the School’s regional volunteers, the Office of Development & Alumni Relations hosted nearly 150 alumni and guests at events in New York City, Washington, D.C., Boston, New Haven, Princeton, and Philadelphia. Along with Eugene McDermott Headmaster David W. Dini, several special faculty guests made the trip, including Kevin Dilworth, Scott Gonzalez, and JT Sutcliffe.
“It felt like I was attending a family reunion of the best kind,” said JT Sutcliffe, Suzanne and Patrick McGee Family Master Teaching Chair in Mathematics, who has taught more than three decades of Marksmen. “All of our alumni seemed happy, and I could tell that they are making a positive difference no matter what they are currently doing. What a joy to see them happy and thriving!”
Regional alumni gatherings allow Marksmen across the country to feel connected to their alma mater, hear updates about what is happening on campus, and get to know fellow graduates living in their area.
“The opportunity for all of us to be in the same room to talk and hear about a place we all love is truly special,” said Harrison Perkins ’14, a graduate student at Columbia University who attended the New York Alumni Event at The River Club. “Being so far away from St. Mark’s, it is sometimes easy to forget just how massive and supportive the community really can be. It was a great opportunity for younger graduates like myself, just beginning our careers, to meet with Marksmen in the same industry to get advice and hear about their experiences.”
As we approach the holiday season, alumni will have more chances to reconnect with the School and one another at the Alumni Holiday Luncheon, College-Age Marksmen Day, and the Alumni Games. In February, members of the St. Mark’s faculty will travel once again, heading west to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Palo Alto.
Photo galleries are available from the events held in New York City
and Washington, D.C.
To learn more about Regional Alumni Clubs and how community members can become involved, click here