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Annual Josh Rothstein Young Alumni-Student Networking Night Set for March 8

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The Josh Rothstein Young Alumni-Student Networking Night is set for Wednesday, March 8 in Reid Hall from 7-8:30 p.m. This annual event connects LFA’s young alumni with current students to talk about college, careers and what a day in their working life looks like in their respective professions.

All LFA students are encouraged to attend this special event sponsored by the Office of Alumni Engagement. It's a great opportunity to make connections among the alumni network and to talk about college and careers – a value-add to an LFA education!

This year's alumni represent the following colleges and grad schools: Brown University, Concordia University, Elmira College, George Washington University, Indiana University, Northwestern University, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, University of Notre Dame, University of Rochester, Yale University, Rush Medical College, University of Notre Dame Law School, and Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

About the Josh Rothstein Young Alumni-Student Networking Night
Joshua Aaron Rothstein ’05 was a sophomore at Lake Forest Academy when he was tragically struck by a car and died on Oct. 7, 2002. 

After Josh’s death, his parents, Nancy and Steven Rothstein, established a memorial lecture in his honor at LFA. For 17 years, this lecture series celebrated Josh’s kind deeds, his entrepreneurial accomplishments, and the depth of character that he demonstrated daily in his interactions with family, friends, classmates, and strangers.

In 2020, the Academy and the Rothstein Family partnered to transform the lecture series, imbuing it with new life and direction. The Josh Rothstein Young Alumni-Student Networking Night debuted on March 4, 2020, at Lake Forest Academy.

The networking night, which has been part of the alumni events calendar since 2015, brings together young alumni professionals and current students to talk about college and careers. A budding entrepreneur and an ambitious young man, Josh would likely have attended this event as a student – and have participated as an alumnus.  

The Academy is privileged to add Josh Rothstein’s name to this annual celebration. His legacy and spirit live on at LFA. 

Nancy Rothstein recently published a book “Rising in the Mourning: Ways to Celebrate Life.” While the book was born due to the tragedy of Josh’s death, it centers on embracing life while people have breath and a heartbeat, even amidst its many challenges, whatever they may be.