RECONNECT. RETURN. REMINISCE.
More than anything, we want Watkinson alumni to stay connected to the school. Choose from the myriad ways to stay in touch with the Watkinson community
- visit campus
- come for lunch
- read the Front Porch, our e-newsletter for alumni families
- attend events like reunion, special gatherings for certain class years or regions, or A Watkinson Affair
- share your news so we can feature you in the WOW Factor, our Story Vault, an everBLUE Profile, and/or class notes
- be a Senior Project Mentor
- participate in a virtual alumni panel
- give to the Fund for Everyday Excellence
If you have questions about these opportunities or have an idea of your own, contact Alumni Relations Director Kristen Gordon.
Hillary Cohen '03
Hillary Cohen ’03 was recently interviewed on the Kelly Clarkson Show! Working for CBS’s NCIS: Los Angeles since 2012 (most recently as the COVID 1st AD), she’s the founder of Every Day Action, a nonprofit that re-allocates the food waste on film sets directly to the homeless in Los Angeles.
A photographer, writer and artist, Justin-Michael Emmanuel ’14 was recently interviewed by and had a collection of his photography featured on ITSLIQUID, a communication platform for contemporary art, fashion, and architecture.
Kevin Gebhard '59
Read stories about exceptional alumni who connect the work they are doing now with what they learned while at Watkinson.
To increase alumni giving participation from 9.1%, we are encouraging you, our alumni, to make a gift of any size and give back because you are forever blue! All alumni who give to the Fund for Everyday Excellence will be recognized in the everBLUE Society in our annual report.
To discuss your gift, please contact Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund, Kristen Gordon at 860-231-6294.
Launched in the fall of 2018, the Watkinson Story Vault features videos and words from all different members of our community — students, parents, alumni, teachers, and friends. These voices make up the strongest outreach tool we have. We would love to add your story to the Vault…
The Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award was created in 2011 to honor alumni who have dedicated 20 years or more to shaping the world in one of our signature areas: the arts (including writing), global studies, inventive teaching, and science or sustainability.
2011 Winner: Hank Gans ’66
2012 Winners: Samuel Kassow ’62, David Hemingson ’82
2013 Winners: Dr. Orquidia Acosta-Hathaway ’68 and Dr. A. J. Williams-Myers ’58
2014 Winner: Dr. Jonathan Sanders ’69
2015 Winner: Jeff Pitchell ’84
2017 Winner: Edwin Naamon ’67
2018 Winner: Hope Lipp Hall ’88
2020 Winners: Joseph Calafiore ’80 and Andrew Pinkes ’80
2022 Winners: Steve Byk ’78, Evan Berman ’85, and Emily Martin ’90
Want information about reunions or any other alumni news?
Director of Annual Fund & Alumni Relations
Michael Eccles ’13 staffs the Technology Help Desk
Jen Jandreau ’90 is an assistant in the registrar’s office
Kenneth Schmoll ’86 is the executive assistant to the head of school