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Alumni News Archive


  • May

    Leah Holmes ’20

    Hackley GVLX Alums Killing It in College

    The first weekend of May was an exciting one for some Hackley Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse alums, with successful conference tournament championships and bids to the NCAA in both Division I and Division III Women’s Lacrosse.  
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  • Kathryn Fernholz ’20 sings with the Boston Symphony Orchestra

    Congratulations to Kathryn Fernholz '20. Kathryn is a sophomore at the New England Conservatory and recently sang with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus at the Boston Symphony Orchestra's 60th anniversary concert of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem. The performance took place at Symphony Hall in Boston and was conducted by British-Italian conductor Antonio Pappano. Click here to watch the chorus sing the Ukrainian National Anthem - Kathryn appears at the 34-second mark. For more information, click READ MORE.
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  • April

    Jason Rizzi '03 named Executive Director at Autism Partnership Foundation

    Jason Rizzi '03 was recently named Executive Director at Autism Partnership Foundation. APF is committed to advancing professional standards and treatment for individuals diagnosed with ASD through research and training. Haleh Tavakol '84 served as Executive Director at APF for four years and will move into the role of Strategic Advisor. Click READ MORE to learn more about Jason's appointment.
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  • Campus "Nature News" by Science Teacher Tessa Johnson

    Science teacher Tessa Johnson shares updates with the community on the Hackley forest, Deer Pond, our new Orchard, and more in "Nature News". Click READ MORE to see what's happing this spring on campus.
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  • Clayton J. Butler '06 publishes his first book

    Clayton J. Butler '06 recently published his first book, True Blue: White Unionists in the Deep South during the Civil War and Reconstruction with LSU Press. He received his Ph.D. in 2020 and is currently a postdoc with the Nau Center for Civil War History located at the University of Virginia.
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  • Jack Houghteling '10's debut book GOODMAN receives high praise

    Jack Houghteling '10's debut book Goodman was longlisted for the Dzanc Books Prize for Fiction, which recognizes novels that are daring, original, and innovative. For a synopsis of the book, click READ MORE.
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  • Michael Makinde ’03 speaks to the Hackley community about his film, "The Talk"

    On February 7, Michael Makinde ’03, Counsel, Walt Disney Company, virtually presented his film The Talk to the Hackley community, with Upper School students during the day, and with nearly 80 parents and alumni in an evening session. He was the first speaker in the “Varying Perspectives in Action” series. Do learn more about this series, click READ MORE.
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  • Stacey Bewkes ’72’s latest design book

    Stacey Bewkes ’72’s latest book At Home with Designers and Tastemakers: Creating Beautiful and Personal Interiors is based on her "At Home With" YouTube series that garners 1,000,000 monthly views. To learn more about Stacey, click READ More
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  • Heather Bergman ’97 Guest Speaker at Hackley

    On February 3, Heather Bergman ’97, Portfolio Manager and Director with Allianz Global Investors, spoke to David Sykes’s Advanced Topics in Economics independent study students about her unique career path which included working in finance, multiple advanced degrees, and time as a professor.
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  • Michael Celentano '10 Guest Speaker at Hackley

    Michael Celentano '10 led a discussion for two Hackley AP Statistics and two Statistics and Probability courses in March. After briefly outlining his own circuitous route into the field of statistics and data science, Dr. Celentano offered a glimpse into the exciting and powerful ways the resource of data is shaping our world. He also provided examples of where big data analysis can go wrong and the importance of quantifying uncertainty.
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  • Gym in 1907

    Farwell to the PAC

    To learn more about the history of the Gymnasium, the PAC, and plans for The Center for the Creative Arts and Technology, click READ MORE.
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  • Hackley Athletics Winter Season Accomplishments

    The Athletics Department is pleased to announce the following accomplishments for the Winter 2021-22 season. Hackley had 26 All league recipients, five Individual Ivy Champions, four League team titles, three Individual NYSAIS Champions, and four School or League records broken by Hackley Student-Athletes.  The Athletics Department and its coaching staff could not be prouder of the student-athletes.

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  • Three Hackley Football Players Selected to the Golden Doze

    Seniors Iheukwumere Marcus ‘22, Daniel Nuzum ’22, and Ryan Thomson’22 were all selected to the 2022 Golden Dozen Team. Iheukwumere was chosen as one of the Golden Dozen Scholar-Athletes, and Ryan and Daniel received Honorable Mention.
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  • Varying Perspectives in Action: A Virtual Conversation with Dr. Gentry Torell '11

    In March, Dr. Gentry Torell ’11, HAA Director, returned to the Hilltop as our second speaker in our Varying Perspectives In Action series. Dr. Torell recently returned to the Military Family Center at NYU Langone to complete her postdoctoral fellowship. During her campus visit, she met with students in all three divisions. She later highlighted her recent research and talked with Hackley’s alumni veterans Col. Trevor Hill 93,
    Dr. Avery Ching 94, Stephanie Pfeiffer 00 in a virtual panel discussion with Upper School students. In the evening, Dr. Torell led another alumni panel discussion featuring  Arabella Liuba 85, Col. Trevor Hill 93, Bret Lowry 93, and Dr. Avery Ching 94
    which focused on the experiences of veterans for alumni and current parents.
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  • January

    Allison Pataki '03's latest historical fiction book

    Allison Pataki '03's new historical fiction book titled The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post is due out on February 15. It is an epic reimagining of the remarkable life of Marjorie Merriweather Post, the American heiress and trailblazing leader of the twentieth century, and has already received rave reviews. Click here to pre-order the book. Join us on Thursday, March 31 at 7:30 pm EST for a virtual book discussion with Allison. More details to follow soon.  
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