Thank you to all who celebrated our Centennial Launch/Alumni Weekend on October 6-8, 2022 — check out the highlights below for any moments you might have missed or want to relive.
We loved seeing so many familiar faces back on campus, and hope you’ll make plans to join us again October 6 & 7, 2023, for our Centennial Finale Party! The weekend will also include reunion parties for alumni whose class years end in 3s and 8s. Please contact Corey Stranghoener Reuwee ’97 for more information.
We had an amazing turnout from the Burroughs community for all of our events beginning with the student-led conversations with Brittany Packnett Cunningham ’02 on Thursday (for adults) and on Friday (for students). Brittany, one of the founding members of our student club Diversity E.T.C. (Education Through Communication), was honored with both the Outstanding Alumnus and the Distinguished Service awards for her work as an activist during her time at Burroughs and beyond.
Friday evening’s festivities kicked off with a Bonsack Gallery opening for beadist Jan Schwab Huling ’72. Her colorful work is on display through November 29, 2022.
The party next moved to the Quad, where over 600 members of the Burroughs community — including past and present parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the school — gathered to enjoy food trucks and fire pits before heading into Haertter Hall for a special Centennial-themed program.
A special program in Haertter Hall showcased special performances from our talented community — Kennedy Holmes ’23, Jacob Tuteur ’23, Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and past parent Peter Martin, and the senior men’s a cappella group. The group sang a special arrangement by Jerry Estes (Music) of John Hartford’s ’56 “Gentle on My Mind” alongside violinist Ginna Doyle ’13 and a faculty band (Drew Battles, Jerry Estes, Anita Hagerman, and Taylor Pietz). The program also recognized recent gifts to our Centennial Campaign. Head of school Andy Abbott announced the start of the public phase of this campaign, with a goal to secure 100 endowed scholarships to help bring the Burroughs endowment to $100 million by June 2026.
The weekend’s festivities concluded with the annual Alumni Picnic. Alums and their families enjoyed lunch and snow cones, face painting, balloon animals, the photo booth, and a Centennial-themed popup shop.