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Meet the Office

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    Ms. Liz Olmsted 

    Associate Director of Advancement Operations and Stewardship
    (802) 869-6260
    Wheaton College - BA
  • Photo of Tonia Fleming

    Ms. Tonia Fleming 

    Director of Annual Giving
    (802) 869-6298
    Wellesley College - BA
    University of Chicago - MBA
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    Ms. Nicole Losavio 

    Director of Alumni Engagement
    (802) 869-6261
    The College of William and Mary - M.Ed
    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts - BA / BS
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    Mr. David Petrie 

    Director of Marketing and Communications
    (802) 869-6612
    Framingham State University - BA
    University of Iowa - MA

Welcome Alumni

Our Vermont Academy Alumni Association numbers nearly 4,000 constituents from many different eras. Whether a member of the Old Guard, one of Nita Choukas boys, a pioneering co-ed from the early 80s, or a newly minted grad, you are a valued part of our alumni community. Together, we are VA. Go Wildcats!

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  • How You Can Be Involved

    There are many ways that you can stay in touch with Vermont Academy, and volunteering a little of your time is an excellent way to do so! Here are some of the ways in which you can help Vermont Academy while keeping on top of the latest things happening on campus.
  • Refer a Student -- The Alumni Merit Scholarship

    Vermont Academy Alumni can refer an extended family member or friend for admission to the school. Qualified boarding applicants will receive a $10,000 merit scholarship that is applied for the duration of enrollment at Vermont Academy. The day student scholarship amount is $2,500.

    The referring alumna/alumnus must email Nicole Losavio, Director of Alumni Engagement, at nlosavio@vermontacademy.org. The alumna/alumnus also must write a letter of recommendation for the student (the form can be found here). This recommendation can be submitted to the admissions office at admissions@vermontacademy.org.
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  • Alumni Council

    Tom Oxholm ’82 and N'dia Riegler '02 are co-chairs of the Alumni Council. VA's Alumni Council works to connect alumni to each other and to Vermont Academy. The Council consists of alumni volunteers from different classes and geographical areas who work to promote the VA connection both on campus and around the country. They also share the alumni perspective with the Administration and the Board of Trustees with the hope of advancing VA's mission.
  • Class Representatives

    Sean Bersell ’77 is the Class Rep Chair. Class reps have three important job responsibilites. They are to:
    • CONNECT— keep class spirit alive through calls, emails, social networking, thank you notes, and/or class notes; send an annual letter to classmates; actively seek to find lost alumni/ae and capture email addresses for all classmates. Coordinate class involvement in Reunion Weekend.
    • GIVE — set an example by giving annually at the beginning of the fiscal year.
    • ASK — others to join you in supporting Vermont Academy financially.
  • Alumni Admissions Volunteers

    If you know of someone considering independent secondary school, keep Vermont Academy in mind! If you want to work with the Admissions Office, you may be asked to attend a school fair near you or interview prospective students and families who cannot make it to campus for a visit. You may also be asked to call student candidates in your geographical area or who share one of your interests.

    For more information, contact the Alumni Development Office at (802) 869-6223 or email the Alumni Office.
  • Alumni on the COVID-19 Frontlines

    A big thank you to all of our alumni who are serving their communities during these uncertain times. We have collected some of their stories here. 

    Dia Parker-McWhorter Riegler ’02, Educator
    Conor McArdle 06, Video and Digital Content Specialist at MIT’s Project Manus
    Julianna Carey Cartwright ’09, Nurse
    Yagmur Esemen ’09, Doctor
    Katie Howe 10, Prevention Program Manager
    Ben Asack 18, EMT
    Harry Mayer '18, Grocery Bagger

    If you would like to nominate someone to be featured, please email their name and email address to spoole@vermontacademy.org.

Alumni News

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  • "It Was Time to Re-Engage": Two Parents and Former Trustees on Returning to Serve

    Anne Herbert P '99 served as a Vermont Academy Trustee from 1998 to 2011, starting as a parent representative. She founded the Vermont Academy Parent Association and was a considerable fundraiser for the school. Her son Jeremy joined the Vermont Academy Board of Trustees in January 2021. When members of the board recently asked her to serve on the leadership committee for the Campaign for Vermont Academy's Future, she didn't hesitate to say yes.
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  • A New Scholarship to Foster Stronger Alumni Connections

    Like most alumni, Joe Dodi '84 thinks the world of Vermont Academy. "Academically and athletically, I had some very positive experiences," he explains. So when he struck up a professional friendship with the Tranquada family and then discovered that their daughter Ella was looking at college preparatory schools, Joe chimed in.
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  • Florence R. Sabin Class of 1889 Distinguished Alumni Award Given to Two Recipients

    Vermont Academy honors its most distinguished alumni with the Florence Sabin Class of 1889 Distinguished Alumni Award, named in honor of health pioneer Florence Sabin. 
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  • In Memoriam: Alum, Former Board Member Greg Chase ’61

    Gregory J. Chase ’61 passed away on March 7, 2021 of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) surrounded by his family in the comfort of his Venice, Florida home. He was 77 years old.
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  • Save the Date for One Day for VA

    Tonia Fleming P ’18, Director of Annual Giving
    Vermont Academy will celebrate its sixth annual One Day for VA giving day on May 4, 2021. This event brings community members together to show their support for the people, programs, and places that make VA so special. Please consider joining in the fun by making a gift that helps our school reach its goals at this critical time – weathering the unexpected needs of the pandemic while delivering on our mission. Go Wildcats – now and into the future!
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  • Wildcat Welcome: Celebrating the Class of 2021

    The Class of 2021 is getting ready to walk across South Lawn in a month and we need your help
    as we celebrate these soon-to-be Wildcat alumni with a video montage!
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Education for Life - One Student at a Time

Vermont Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding and day school in southern Vermont, serving grades 9-12 plus a postgraduate year.