Meet the Office

List of 5 members.

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    Ms. Melanie Hoffmann 

    Assistant Head of School & Dir. of External Relations
    (802) 869-6261
    Hollins University - BA
    University of Pennsylvania - MEd for School Leadership
  • Photo of Tonia Fleming

    Ms. Tonia Fleming 

    Director of Annual Giving
    (802) 869-6298
    Wellesley College - BA
    University of Chicago - MBA
  • Photo of Liz Olmsted

    Ms. Liz Olmsted 

    Director of Alumni Engagement
    (802) 869-6260
    Wheaton College - BA
  • Photo of David Petrie

    Mr. David Petrie 

    Director of Marketing and Communication
    (802) 869-6612
    Framingham State University - BA
    University of Iowa - MA
  • Photo of Pauline O'Brien

    Ms. Pauline O'Brien 

    Events Manager
    (802) 869-6605
Alumni

Welcome Alumni

Our Vermont Academy Alumni Association numbers nearly 4000 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.
  • 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 News

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  • Jam-Packed Reunion Weekend!

    Students, faculty and staff welcomed over a hundred alumni and their family members to campus for the 2019 Vermont Academy Reunion Weekend. Warm, sunny weather and early fall foliage embraced the attendees as they strolled from event to event
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  • 2019 Address to Alumni

    Almost 150 years since Vermont Academy was founded, the key identities and DNA of this place stand true: Faculty and staff meet students where they are. Students find joy in discovering how they learn. People join together to build a community of friends. The construction of character, citizenship, and authenticity is a daily focus. The learning and continued practice of self-advocacy is alive and well.
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  • Announcing Our New Annual Giving Chair: Diane Wilder '79

    Diane Wilder graduated in 1979 in one of the first coed classes at Vermont Academy. She enjoyed the theater program and sciences, and she learned the valuable lessons of participating in athletics. After graduating from Swarthmore College, she became a higher education administrator and in various fundraising roles has helped to raise close to half a billion dollars.
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