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Meet the Office

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    Mrs. Beth Crutcher 

    Director of Advancement
    (802) 869-6610
    Eastern Michigan University - BS
    University of Pennsylvania - MS
  • Photo of Liz Olmsted

    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
  • Photo of David Petrie

    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 girl 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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  • Noah Shanok ’93

    Exploring Entrepreneurial Journeys with VA Alumni

    Alumni, students, families, and the greater Vermont Academy community are invited to join us on Zoom for a fascinating journey of discovery as we hear from four alumni about their individual paths to entrepreneurship.
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  • Join Vermont Academy’s New Strava Club

    Vermont Academy invites alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends to join our new Vermont Academy Community Strava Club. This club allows members to track their exercise using the free Strava App. This means you can easily track and share your next run, walk, hike, bike ride, swim, etc. with fellow members of the VA Strava club. Strava also provides an easy and fun way to congratulate fellow club members on recent activities!
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    Alumni Can Support Admissions Recruitment Efforts

    With the academic year underway, the Admissions team has begun to focus recruitment efforts on the 2022-2023 school year. 

    With this in mind, we are considering various alumni volunteer opportunities in support of their work. This might include participating in a young alumni panel (graduates of the last 15 years), opening your home or place of business to prospective families for a reception, and/or conducting outreach to accepted students. 
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  • Fall Family Weekend a Resounding Success

    The 2021 Fall Family Weekend at Vermont Academy was blessed with abundant sunshine and beautiful foliage as more than 130 family members enjoyed quality time with their students while participating in parent-teacher-student conferences and special workshops, or cheering students on at soccer games and Cabaret. The workshop on Paying for College Without Sacrificing Your Retirement offered by Timothy P. Higgins, CFP®, ChFC®, was one of the most well-attended activities of the weekend and may be offered to alumni at a future date.
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  • Reflections on Indigenous Peoples' Day

    Ms. Ashley Storrow, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    In 2019, the governor of Vermont, Phil Scott, officially renamed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day. We take this day as a moment to pause and acknowledge the ancestral homeland of the Abenaki tribe on which Vermont Academy is situated. This tribe is a member of the Wabanaki Confederacy and has been inhabiting the Connecticut River Valley for more than 10,000 years.  The closeby “Great Falls” in Bellows Falls is a venerable site to the Abenaki as a fishing location and burial ground.
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  • Highlighting our Faculty: A Conversation with Ms. Mikaela Paluszek '13

    A 2013 graduate of Vermont Academy, Mikaela has returned to join our Science Department. She earned her Bachelor's of Arts and Sciences in Health Science from the University of Maine while competing as a Nordic/cross-country skier internationally for the Maine Winter Sports Center.
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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.