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Welcome Back, Alumni!


This past Friday and Saturday, over 270 alumni from 7 different generations reconnected with their teachers, coaches, classmates, and fellow Caxys during Reunion Weekend. The celebration kicked off with a gathering for members of the Class of 1947 all the way to 2001 in Highwood, and a second event for graduates from the Classes of 2002 to 2013 in downtown Chicago.

On Saturday, Caxy Keys led campus tours in the morning while sports fans cheered for our swimming, soccer, field hockey, volleyball, and tennis teams during competitive matches. Meanwhile, LFA's Director of the Library and Archivist Rita MacAyeal '87 took alumni back into LFA's past during a master class as English and Fine Arts Faculty Member Olivia Poska conducted a simultaneous lecture about the artwork of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. After the classes, Lusanda Mayikana, Dean of Pluralism and Multicultural Affairs, and Mark Copestake, Assistant Dean of Admission and Assistant Dean of Pluralism and Multicultural Affairs, ran a multicultural dialogue with current students, faculty, and alumni in the Student Union.

The afternoon program consisted of a tour to the Ferry Hall Chapel, allowing "the Ferries" to recall fond memories of their high school years, and an exciting football game. In the evening, guests attended a program honoring this year's Woman of Distinction Terry Hall '67 and Hall of Fame recipients Chris Wetzel '67 and Jeff Keller '87, followed by a State of the School Address by Head of School Dr. John A. Strudwick. The day of festivities ended with a dinner in Reid Hall.

Members of the Advancement team, including Director of Alumni Engagement Ruth Keyso and Advancement Events Coordinator Pam Dye, put in a tremendous amount of effort every year to celebrate our past graduates. We extend the invitation for alumni to come back home to LFA at any time! See photos of the events here.

Posted by Ms. Grace Kim in September 2017 on Wednesday September, 13, 2017 at 11:21PM

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