Alumni News

List of 12 news stories.

  • Biology students visit Apiary with James Pratt '97

    James Pratt ’97 of Fly Honey Farms and Ms. Johnson took biology students into the hives for the first time this academic year. The students all had the chance to pull comb out and watch nature at work. Ms. Johnson is hoping to get at least two or three more classes out to the apiary this fall.
  • Congratulations Dave Sykes!

    Congratulations to Director of Hudson Scholars and Upper School economics teacher David Sykes on being recognized by the Tarrytown Union Free School District for his work with the Hudson Scholars program. 
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  • Director of Advancement John Gannon P ’21

    Hackley Announces New Director of Advancement

    John Gannon P ’21 has been named Hackley’s next Director of Advancement.
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  • Joel Miller '02 visits football practice

    Hackley alum Joel Miller ’02 stopped by a pre-season football practice this summer to share a few thoughts with the Varsity Football team. 
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  • Tessa Johnson (left) and laboratory assistant Lynn DeMichele (right) visited Andy Retzloff (center) in the Adirondacks last summer.

    A Legacy of Learning: Faculty Mentorship on the Hilltop

    By Rozanne Rosenberg, Assistant Director of Communications
    Ask any member of the Hackley community, and they are likely to tell you that people are what make Hackley, well, Hackley. Throughout its storied 123-year history, the students, alumni, families, staff, administrators, coaches, and faculty have made this institution what it is today. It is those same people who continue to champion Hackley’s legacy. 
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  • The vision for the Dial is to have a newsroom atmosphere, with many voices contributing to the creation of the publication.

    Behind the Headlines

    By Sami Rowbottom ’23 and Chloe Yancovich ’23, the Dial Editors-in-Chief
    Ten years ago, Pete Barrett ’11 published a reflection titled “Renaissance Again: Hackley’s Dial” in the 50th anniversary edition of the Hackley Review. Barrett’s piece covered his experience with the Dial, his opinion on its growth, and its progress over the previous 85 years. Looking back at this article, it is clear that not much has changed.
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  • Christie Philbrick-Wheaton ’00 (left) on Alumni Day with the Hornet and Michelle Annunziata Hambright ’94.

    Choosing to Stay Connected — Alumni on the Hilltop

    By Aisha Laspina-Rodriguez, Director of Communications
    As you walk across the Quad and through the main entrance door above which is inscribed “Enter here to be and find a friend,” one cannot help but feel instantly moved by a sense of welcome and comfort. Perhaps that warmth was the goal more than a century ago when Mrs. Hackley first envisioned the School. One thing is certain: for many, Hackley is where the heart is.
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  • Director of Alumni Engagement Margie McNaughton Ford ’85 (left) reconnects with fellow alumni (left to right) Jackie Leitzes ’93 (HAA director), John Van Leer ’65 (former Upper School history teacher) and Zan Variano ’09 (HAA director) at Alumni Day 2022.

    Connecting Communities: Hackley’s Networking Initiative

    The Hackley Review sat with Margie McNaughton Ford ’85, Director of Alumni Engagement, to learn more about the Networking Initiative — a mentorship program that grew organically within the Alumni Office — and how the program engages alumni daily, as well as how families can get involved.
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  • Violinist Emil Chudnovsky '88 Concert in Thornwood on 8/7 & 8/8

    Violinist Emil Chudnovsky ’88 will be playing free concerts at the Summit Music Festival at EF Academy in Thornwood, NY tomorrow, Monday 8/7, and Tuesday 8/8. He invites all members of the Hackley community to attend. A world-renowned violinist, Emil has played concerts all over the world and is on the adjunct faculty of the Catholic University of America and the faculty of the San Miguel de Allende Chamber Music Festival in Mexico. Click the link for concert information and to view Emil’s bio.
  • Alumni Spotlight: Peter Smith ’91

    We recently caught up with PETER SMITH ’91 to discuss his album and his time on the Hilltop.  Click READ MORE to read our Q&A with Peter.  
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  • Dave Karger '91's new book

    Dave Karger '91 has written a book titled "50 Oscar Nights: Iconic Stars & Filmmakers on Their Career-Defining Wins" from TCM and Running Press. It is an exclusive look behind the scenes of the Academy Awards featuring interviews with 50 Academy Award winners including Nicole Kidman, Elton John, Julia Roberts, John Legend, Sally Field, Mel Brooks, Barry Jenkins, Rita Moreno, Steven Spielberg, and Meryl Streep, plus dozens more. And it’s filled with gorgeous archival photos. The book comes out on January 23, 2024 (Oscar nominations day!) but you can pre-order it now anywhere books are sold.
  • Hornets Take Big Wins at NYSAIS Championships

    Hackley School had an exceptional day at the NYSAIS Championships this week! The Hornets crowned two team champions and three individual champions. We also had runner-up performances for two teams and one individual.
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  • Legendary faculty member Kathy Szabo and Margie McNaughton Ford ’85.

    Growing up on the Hilltop

    Hackley Review Winter 2017-18: By Margie McNaughton Ford ’85: Hackley has been my home since I was an infant. I took my first steps in the Grille Room, rode my tricycle on the quad, had my first my kiss on Clark Oval, learned to drive a stick shift on the Hackley hills, was married in King Chapel, and it was there we joined Hackley friends in saying farewell to my dad this past June. Hackley and I have an intimate history.
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2021 Alumni Coffeehouse

Young Alumni Virtual Finance Event Recording (Audio only)

    • Anne Siviglia reads "The Tell Tale Heart"

    • 2017 Commencement Speaker Allison Pataki '03

    • Hackley’s quadcopter “Hornet-1” is in business. Check out your Hilltop’s beautiful campus. Go Hack!

    • Keith Olbermann '75 and Arthur Naething: a Conversation.

    • Hackley School Football 1931

    • Chris Berman '73 and Coach Ditka salute Rob Pickert

    • Replay: Hodgson Challenge 2016-17

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