Following the success of last year’s largest-ever reunion, Holderness School has decided to adopt a new reunion model. Moving forward, Holderness will celebrate reunions using a “cluster” model. Cluster reunions let you reconnect with old friends in other class years as well as your own. Because classes in these clusters rotate, you’ll be grouped with different classes for different clusters (the class directly above or below you depending on the cycle), giving you even more opportunities to reconnect.
“Cluster reunions allow graduates to see more friends and they allow Holderness to provide a more robust and exceptional reunion experience,” says Executive Director of Advancement Mark Sturgeon.
The next Holderness School reunion will take place in June 2024 and will celebrate class years ending in 3, 4, 8, and 9.
“Reunion is always a wonderful time to connect with friends,” says Mark, “and we are truly excited to be able to welcome more people to campus as part of this cluster reunion model.”
Alumni Association Council
In support of the move to a cluster reunion is the newly-formed Alumni Association Council. The Alumni Association Council serves as a liaison between Holderness alumni and the school’s Advancement Office and will help recruit, mentor, and provide leadership to class agents and class correspondents. As well, the council will partner with the Advancement Office to encourage alumni participation, notably at reunions and during the annual Day of Giving celebration.
Members of the council include Alumni Association President Alex MacCormick ’88, Tim Barnhorst ’00, Angus Christie ’85, Jen Crane ’01, Elise Hacker ’10, Tim Scott ’73, and Jessi White ’08.
“No matter your class year, where you live, or your current level of engagement with Holderness, there is a volunteer opportunity for you,” says Alex MacCormick ’88. “The time commitment is minimal, but the impact is huge.”
For more information on the Alumni Association Council, please contact Associate Director of Alumni Relations Kelly Van Lingen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-779-5220.