Meet the Office

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    Ms. Tonia Fleming 

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

    Ms. Liz Olmsted 

    Associate Director of Advancement Operations and Stewardship
    (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 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.
  • 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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