Alumni

Reunion Weekend


 
Reunion is just around the corner, and we are thrilled to welcome all alumni and former faculty back to Vermont Academy as we celebrate our first in-person Reunion in three years! Join us from Friday, June 3 to Sunday, June 5 for a Reunion like no other.


SCHEDULE
All activities, times, locations, etc. are subject to change. Activities with a dollar sign ($) indicate an additional cost.

Friday, June 3, 2022
Overnight guests may check in to their dorms between 3 and 6 p.m. at Davis House.

1 – 2 p.m.                      Tee Times Available at Hooper Golf Course ($)
Hooper Golf Course, 166 Prospect Hill Road, Walpole, NH
Enjoy a round of golf with friends at Hooper Golf Course! Call Hooper at 603-756-4080 and mention “Vermont Academy Reunion” to reserve a tee time for your foursome. Spots are limited and will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis and individual players will be added to small groups to form complete foursomes.  
 
Individual class or decade-planned gatherings are listed below. Please contact activity organizers with specific questions. 
 
Fabulous 40s and 50s Multi-Decade Dinner (4 p.m.)
Alumni from the classes of 1940 to 1959 are invited to attend dinner on Friday, June 3, starting with cocktails at 4 p.m. at the Harvest Barn Inn (16 Webb Terrace #3157, Bellows Falls, VT). RSVP to David Morse '58 at dgmaei1@hotmail.com or 941-356-0754.

Class of 1967 55th Reunion Lunch (Noon)
Gather at The Restaurant at Burdick’s in Walpole, NH for a welcome lunch. RSVP to Rick Moulton '67 at rwmjr@gmavt.net.

Class of 1967 55th Reunion Golf Outing (Following Lunch)
Enjoy a round of golf at Hooper Golf Course in Walpole, NH after lunch. RSVP to Rick Moulton '67 at rwmjr@gmavt.net.

Class of 1967 55th Reunion Dinner (7 p.m.)
Join classmates at The Grafton Inn for a special class dinner at 7 p.m. RSVP to Rick Moulton '67 at rwmjr@gmavt.net.

Classes of 1979, 1980, and 1981 Drinks and Dinner (5:30 - 8:30 p.m.)
Hosts Sarah Campbell '80 and Corina (Luther) Belle-Isle '80 invite friends and classmates from the classes of 1979, 1980, and 1981 to a Reunion cocktail hour (BYO) and dinner at Sarah's home (8 Pleasant Street, Saxtons River, VT). Guests are asked to park on Main Street. Please RSVP to Sarah at sarah.campbell@me.com
 
Class of 1982 40th Reunion Dinner (5:30 p.m.)
Join classmates at the home of Nicole Goguen '82 in Walpole, NH for a special class dinner. RSVP to Tom Oxholm '82 (tcoxholm@gmail.com) or Nicole Goguen '82 (nahanter23@gmail.com) today.

Classes of 2010 to 2021 Dinner and Drinks (6:30 p.m.)
George Atkins ’15 and Eddie Miller ’15 invite alumni from the classes of 2010 to 2021 to gather for dinner and drinks at Hungry Diner in Walpole, NH at 6:30 p.m. RSVP George Atkins (george.w.atkins.1996@gmail.com) or Eddie Miller (kemiller9696@gmail.com) to confirm your attendance at the dinner.  

Saturday, June 4, 2022
Check-in and registration will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Davis House. Check-in and registration will reopen at the Reunion Tent on Alumni Lawn at 6 p.m. This should be your first stop when you arrive on campus for Reunion.
 
7 – 9 a.m.                      Breakfast for Overnight Dorm Guests
Shepardson Dining Center
Overnight guests are invited to enjoy a delicious breakfast of orange challah french toast casserole, a mushroom, leek, and fontina frittata, home fries, bacon, yogurt, granola, and fresh fruit. Orange juice, hot and iced coffee, and tea available.
 
9 – 11 a.m.                    Welcome Tent
Davis House Lawn
Enjoy coffee, tea, and whole fruit as you peruse Vermont Academy yearbooks, catch up with friends, or leave a message on the message board. 
 
9 – 9:45 a.m.                Sports on Snow Fireside Chat
Warren Chivers Ski and Outdoor Education Center & Online
Join Director of Sports on Snow Burleigh Sunflower for a conversation with Woodstock Ski Runners Alpine and Nordic Program Director Justin Lillie and notable Vermont Academy alumni. You'll hear about exciting program updates and how the Sports on Snow program has made a difference in the lives of the alumni speakers. Coffee, tea, and pastries will be available.
 
9:15 – 11:30 a.m.        Hiking Tour of VA’s Outdoor Learning Spaces
Meet at the Sturtevant House Front Porch
Join Director of Place-Based Learning Christine Armiger for a tour of Vermont Academy’s outdoor learning spaces. Enjoy pancakes and VA’s own maple syrup at the sugarhouse before returning to central campus. Sturdy walking/hiking shoes are recommended. Attendees should plan to meet at 9:15 a.m. as the group will depart promptly at 9:30 a.m.
 
10 – 10:45 a.m.            Alumni Soccer Game
Fuller Field
Calling all soccer alumni and fans of the game! Gather to play or cheer on players during the 2022 alumni soccer game.
 
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.      Tour of Vermont Academy
Meet at Leavitt House
Take a tour of Vermont Academy’s central campus and learn about today’s student experience.
 
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.          Campus Store Open
Shepardson Center
Stock up on your favorite Vermont Academy gear, gifts, and more!
 
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.     Food Truck Lunch ($) and AlumniFest
Alumni Field
Enjoy a sampling of local food truck offerings, lawn games, sand volleyball, crafts, a VA maple syrup tasting station, a graffiti wall for sharing your favorite VA memories, a VA swag and gear swap, and more! This is the perfect time to relax and enjoy catching up with friends. Food trucks will include: Rescue Dawgs, SunnySide Taqueria, and Jamaican Jewelz. (Note that the cost of lunch is not included in your registration fee. Please plan to pay the food trucks directly.)
 
1 – 1:45 p.m.                Experience the Outdoor Classroom
Meet at the VA Seal on Long Walk
Join Chair of the Humanities Department Dr. Greg Martin and Director of the Center for Learning Peter Ahlfeld to experience an outdoor learning space.
 
1 – 2 p.m.                      Tour of Vermont Academy
Meet at Leavitt House
Take a tour of Vermont Academy’s central campus and learn about today’s student experience.
 
1 – 4 p.m.                      Tennis Courts Open
Tennis Courts
Reunion attendees should plan to bring their own tennis rackets and balls from home.
 
1:45 – 3 p.m.                Welcome Tent
Davis House Lawn
Sip on lemonade and munch on granola bars as you peruse Vermont Academy yearbooks, catch up with friends, or leave a message for a friend on the message board.
 
2 – 2:50 p.m.                Awards Ceremony
Reunion Tent on Alumni Field
Gather as we honor the 2022 Florence R. Sabin Class of 1889 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Bill Chapman ’67, and the 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees – Dominick Dawes ’99, Shelby Johnson ’12, Patience Peterson ’00, Franklin Geist P ’84, and Russ Williams. 
 
3 – 3:45 p.m.                Alumni Speakers
Reunion Tent on Alumni Field
Learn from your peers during mini-TED-style talks. Speakers include Dr. Bill Chapman ’67, Katherine (Farkas) Dawes ’99, Alana Lopez ’15, and Bill Morton ’57. 
 
4 – 4:45 p.m.                Mixed-Gender Alumni Lacrosse Game
Fuller Field
Calling all lacrosse alumni and fans of the game! Gather to play or cheer on players during the 2022 alumni lacrosse game. Those wishing to play should bring their own equipment from home and be prepared to play by girls' rules. 
 
5 – 5:30 p.m.                Vermont Academy Alumni Association Meeting
Class of 2011 Great Room
 
5:30 – 6 p.m.                Memorial Service
South Lawn Flagpole
Immediately following the VAAA meeting, we’ll gather at the flagpole on South Lawn for a memorial service as we honor those who are no longer with us.
 
6 – 8 p.m.                      Farm to Table Dinner
Reunion Tent on Alumni Field
Feast on a dinner prepared with locally sourced ingredients by Vermont Academy’s Sage Dining Services. Enjoy lemon-garlic breaded turkey cutlets, arugula and beet salad, strawberry and feta salad, quinoa and black bean salad, sweet potato pancakes, grilled asparagus, cheddar mashed potatoes, vegan bean and quinoa stuffed tomatoes, mushroom risotto, and house-made herb focaccia with whipped maple butter. Top your dinner off with gelato provided by Vermont Gelato Company.
 
8:30 p.m.                       Movie Under the Stars
Horowitz Performing Arts Hall Lawn
Grab some kettle corn and snuggle up for a fan favorite! Be sure to make your movie recommendations when you register to attend Reunion.
 
10 p.m. – Midnight     Bonfire
Nick Grout ’03 Memorial Fire Pit
Toast marshmallows and make s’mores as you warm up around a blazing fire!
 
Sunday, June 5, 2022
 
8 – 11 a.m.                    Overnight Dorm Guest Check-out and Breakfast
Reunion Tent on Alumni Field
Overnight guests are invited to enjoy a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage links, yogurt, granola, danishes, and whole fruit. Coffee, tea, and orange juice available. 
 
All overnight guests are required to turn in their keys by 11 a.m.
 
 
REGISTER NOW
 

List of 4 items.

  • Registration Fees

    Registration prices listed below include all Saturday activities and the Saturday evening Farm to Table Dinner. Friday class/decade activities, Saturday food truck meals, and dorm lodging are not included in the registration fee.

    Regular Per-Person Registration Pricing (May 6 at noon ET to May 27 at 11:59 a.m. ET)
    • Adults: $100
    • Alumni (VA Classes of 2005 to 2014): $75
    • Alumni (VA Classes of 2015 to 2022): $50
    • Children (Ages 12 and younger): $15
    • Former VA Faculty: $30

    Late Registration Per-Person Pricing (May 27 at noon ET through Reunion)
    • Adults: $125
    • Alumni (VA Classes of 2005 to 2014): $100
    • Alumni (VA Classes of 2015 to 2022): $75
    • Children (Ages 12 and younger): $20
    • Former VA Faculty: $30
  • Reunion Giving

    Philanthropic support of Vermont Academy is an important gift that alumni bestow upon current and future students. This year’s reunion classes represent 60% of all school alumni and by coming together, this group could raise significant funds to help our beloved school deliver on its mission. All Vermont Academy alumni are encouraged to consider membership in our gift societies. Donors who attend Reunion or make a gift during Reunion will receive a special Vermont Academy lapel pin to proudly acknowledge their support. 

    Commemorative benches, made with wood from the former Fuller Hall stairs, will be awarded to the milestone Reunion classes ending in 0, 1, 2, 5, 6, and 7 with the highest participation in giving and the highest overall dollars donated. Consider making a gift today.   

    Please contact tfleming@vermontacademy.org with questions about supporting Vermont Academy with a Reunion gift.

  • VA Dorm Accommodations

    Overnight housing can be provided in Vermont Academy dorms on a first-come, first-served basis. As space permits, we will do our best to accommodate roommate requests. Guests must reserve on-campus housing via the Reunion registration form by May 6. Registration and housing must be booked at the same time.

    The cost of housing is $55 per person (excluding children under 12 years of age) and includes Friday and Saturday evenings in the dorm. Bedding will be provided and includes the following items: 
    • Pillow and pillowcase
    • Fitted and flat sheets
    • Light blanket
    • Bath towel
    • Hand towel
    • Washcloth
    Vermont Academy dorms all have shared bathrooms that will be supplied with hand soap at each sink and toilet paper in each stall. Overnight guests should plan to bring any additional toiletries, heavy blankets, etc.

    Attendees will only be placed in a room with someone else if:
    • Attendees register together
    • Attendees request one another as roommates through the registration form
    In order to ensure children under the age of 12 are supervised in the dorms, they will not be guaranteed a bed. Please be prepared to bring an inflatable mattress or sleeping bag for children.

    Note: Use of alcohol, tobacco products, and other substances is not permitted in the Vermont Academy dorms.
  • Reunion Message Board

    A message board will be displayed at Reunion as an opportunity for attendees and non-attendees alike to reconnect with one another. 

    If you will not be able to attend Reunion, you are encouraged to send a few sentences (including any contact information you'd like posted) to alumni@vermontacademy.org and we'd be happy to post your message for you.
HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS

The safety of Reunion attendees and the VA community is our first priority. By attending Reunion, guests agree to follow Vermont Academy’s health and safety protocols as we strive to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all.

By attending Reunion, guests agree to follow Vermont Academy’s health and safety protocols:
  • Attendees must be fully vaccinated and boosted with the final shot administered at least 14 days prior to arrival. 
  • Masks must be worn over the nose and mouth in all Vermont Academy buildings. 
Plans are subject to change as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 landscape and follow CDC, State of Vermont, and Vermont Academy protocols and recommendations. Further COVID-19 protocols will be shared on this page as needed.
CONTACT
Please reach out to us at alumni@vermontacademy.org with your Reunion questions.
 


 
See Who's Attending

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1947

1950

1951
Larry Cole

1952

1953


1955

1956
Marty & Katherine Hall 

1957
Bill & Bonnie Morton

1958

Newt Gardner
David Morse

1960

1961

1962

1965

1966

1967
William Chapman
Ted Chivers
Mark & Marilyn Gabriel
Whitney Gay
Jack Kartez
Tom Laughton
Marshall Moore
Rick & Melinda Moulton
Andy Webster

1968

1970

1971
Dave Moore
Barry Wetherbee & Susan Lord Wetherbee

1972
Thomas Inglehart

1975

1976
Jeff & Deborah Scholl 

1977
Sean Bersell & Guest

1978

Andrew Tonna

1979
Diane Wilder

1980
Corina Belle-Isle & Russ Schleipman
Sarah Campbell
David & Darcy Saville 

1981

1982
Lee Carroll & Guest
Andrew Griswold
Todd McDonagh
Claire Ninde
Tom Oxholm

1985
Mark Gebhardt & Kimberly Hoff-Gebhardt

1986
Francis Willett

1987

1990

1991
Kate (Marshuetz) Double
Bussey Quackenbush & Guest

1992
Mark & Nicole Engelke & Guests

1994
Ron Rosko

1995


1996
Kirk Vaughan

1997

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2001

2002
Scott Buckley
Amber Dipasquale & Guest
Stephanie (Saunders) Kaebnick & Guest
Christian Lee

2003
Britton Inglehart

2005


2006

2007

2008
Ian Tovell & Guest

2010

2011

2012
Shelby Johnson

2014
Casey Walsh

2015
George Atkins
Ben Gillespie
Nevie (McOwen) Gillespie
Alana Lopez
Jamie Lumley
Eddie Miller
Rachel Montesano
Kelley Rifai
Zach Sandberg
Cam Wright

2016
J'Nisha Little
Kelsey Parker
Courtney Prentiss
Evan Ray

2017

2019

2020

2021

2022

Former Faculty
Franklin Geist & Guest
Mark Herko




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