Alumni News

List of 12 news stories.

  • A Community Built on Kindness

    Krysta Dudley '01
    “I consider myself to be a Hackley boomerang—I returned to Hackley after leaving for a period of time. At first, I thought being a Hackley boomerang was unique, but the longer I am here, the more I get to know alumni, or parents of alumni, or former teachers who have also returned here after a hiatus,” writes Lower School teacher, alumna, and Hackley parent Krysta Dudley ’01, P ’32, ’34. “When I sit down to consider the why—why do so many people return to the Hilltop, some after decades?—there is one undeniable answer: the community and the way that it makes us feel.”

    Read more about Krysta’s connection to the Hilltop in the March 2023 Hackley Perspectives post, now available online!
  • Spotlight: Danny Casper '19

    In January 2023, Danny Casper ‘19 and his curling team won silver at the 2023 FISU Winter World University Games in Lake Placid this past January. Click Read More for a Spotlight on Danny.
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  • Women of Hackley Entrepreneur Panel Event

    In February, alumnae from the Classes of 1985 to 2014 gathered in Greenwich, Conn. for the Women of Hackley Entrepreneur Panel Event, our first in-person event since 2019. The event featured a panel of inspiring entrepreneurs Kim Nichols ’93 P '28 '29, dermatologist and founder of Nichols MD of Greenwich Boutique Care for Beautiful Skin; Stephanie Naccari ’95, founder of Get it Done By Stephanie, a professional organizing firm; and HAA Director Ali Galgano ’01 P '34 '36, gemologist and founder of Serpentine Jewels. They shared their stories and gave us a glimpse in their impressive businesses. Moderator Sally Parker Nichols closed the discussion by asking, "Can women have it all?" The answers were fascinating and depended on what your personal definition of "all" meant. Thank you to Ali for hosting the event at the stunning Serpentine Townhouse.
  • The Just-in-Time Mentors Program

    The Alumni DEI Committee is pleased to announce: The Just-in-Time Mentors Program.
    Click Read More to learn more about the program. Save the date for our Brunch and Connect: Building and Sustaining Mentorship across Viewpoints and Voices on Sunday, April 30 Join our inaugural brunch! Connect and converse with us about Just in Time, our new inclusive and flexible mentorship program. More details to follow soon.
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  • Aurora Straus '17 visits with the Middle School Connect Club

    By Dianne Fahy '92 

    On February 15th, the Middle School Alumni Connect Club had the privilege of connecting with Aurora Straus '17. After asking about favorite teachers and where she went after Hackley, the students sat in awed silence when Aurora revealed that her current work involves being a race car driver. "You are the one in the car, wearing the helmet?" one asked in disbelief. "So the Daytona 500 means you drive five hundred laps, all at once?" another asked in awe."Wait, what do you mean you are part of a team?" another asked, trying to make sense of the crew of people who support the driver. It was great to connect with yet another alum to widen the perspective of our students. Thanks again to Aurora for taking the time to meet with us.

    Dianne Fahy ‘92 is a Middle School math teacher and MS-Alumni Connect Club founder and club advisor.
  • Thomas Anglero '84

    Thomas Anglero '84 at the World Government Summit
    Nordic CTO & Innovation Officer, podcaster, and author Thomas Anglero '84 was recently on a panel at the World Government Summit in Dubai discussing disruptive technologies. He is pictured here with the Assistant Minister of Technology for the Republic of Azerbaijan who also sat on the panel. The summit brought thought leaders, global experts and decision-makers from around the globe to share and contribute to the development of tools, policies, and models that are essential in shaping future governments.
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  • Varsity team honors their coach Margaret Scarcella '84

    Hackley Girls' and Boys' Varsity Basketball teams compete in the annual Coaches vs. Cancer benefit in January at the Fieldston School. All proceeds were donated to the American Cancer Society. The Girls' team played in honor of their coach, Margaret Scarcella '84, a cancer survivor. "The girls take it upon themselves to have shirts made to honor my cancer color...[It's] ver touching," notes Margaret."we all know someone affected by cancer, and during this great event, there are no losers on the court. The only loser here is cancer."
  • In the News: Fareeda Ahmed ‘02

    Fareed, Principal at Arthur D. Little, was recently named one The Top 25 Digital Transformation Consultants and Leaders of 2023 by the Consulting Report. Click here to read the article. 
  • Phebe Dupont '19 publishes her first novel

    Phebe Dupont '16 recently published her first book - Après-Ski: A Romance Novella under her pen name Phebe Powers. Click Read More to learn more about the book and Phebe. 
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  • Sarena Straus '88 new novel

    Author Sarena Straus ’88’s new sci-fi novel is out!
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  • Will Guidara ’97's published a new book

    In his latest book Unreasonable Hospitality, restaurateur, author Will Guidara ’97 shares many of the lessons about service and leadership he learned over the course of his long career in the restaurant business, and makes the case that any business can choose to be in the hospitality industry by taking ordinary transactions and turning them into memorable experiences. Click here to watch his TED Talk "The secret ingredients of great hospitality."
  • Taylor Robin ’20 returns to the Hilltop to perform

    In January 2023, Taylor Robin ’20 returned to the Hilltop to perform with her a cappella group, Shades of Yale (a group founded in 1988 and celebrates music of the African diaspora and African-American tradition) as part of our recognition of Dr. King’s legacy and impact. click here to learn more about Shades of Yale.
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