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The Avery Coonley Alumni Council was established in 2011, and serves to both support ACS alumni as they continue their educational journey, and to provide an opportunity for enthusiastic alumni to become more engaged with and serve the needs of The Avery Coonley School. The Council seeks to foster and sustain the active involvement of ACS alumni in the support of The School and acts as a voice for alumni concerns with The Avery Coonley School.

Roles and Responsibilities of Full Council:

  • Strategic Planning: Establishing the goals, strategies and objectives to enable the Council to fulfill its mission.
  • Community and Campus Relations: Understand the mission and goals of the Alumni Council and serve as an ambassador in building community partnerships and support.

Duties of an Individual Council Member:

  • Attend Council Meetings, either on campus or remotely.

  • Review meeting agenda in advance and contribute expertise by participating fully in discussions

  • Represent the Alumni Council by attending appropriate regional events. When possible, assist Alumni Relations Coordinator in facilitating such events.

  • Be informed about Avery Coonley’s mission, current school initiatives and needs, and the full Alumni Annual Calendar.

  • Act as a resource to the Alumni Relations Coordinator in identifying reunion volunteers, regional contacts, and other alumni volunteers as needed.

  • Nominate candidates for Distinguished Alumni Award.

    Our 2017 – 2018 Avery Coonley School Alumni Council Members:

    Nancy Doris, President, 1991

    Shilpa Gokhale, Vice President, 1994
    Jessica Bollow, 2005
    Matt Cook, 2005
    Ginny Corrinet, Retired Faculty
    Madelyn Flynn, 2016

    Patricia Huebner, Honorary Trustee
    Dawn Lawler, 1982
    Anna Lenhardt, Middle School Head
    R.J. Lopez, 1995
    Carissa Means, 1989

    Shilpa Rupani, 1999

    Brittany Thompson, 2001

    Angela Solis, 2004
    Michi Trota, 1992, Associate Director of Communications and Marketing


    Class Agents:

    Class agents are at the core of the relationship between The Avery Coonley School and its alumni.  In coordination with the school's Development Office. Associate Director of Alumni Relations, and Alumni Council, class agents keep the contact information of their classmates current, communicate regularly with their class, participate in fundraising efforts, and assist in facilitating reunions and other social events. 

    1973       Chris Hale

    1976       Brett Pritchard

    1977       Kate Crespi

    1979       Mary Ellen Bull

    1980       Patrick Fry

    1984       Sabira Khalil

    1985       Andy Behrens

    1987       Blake Glidden

    1988       Panorea (Penny) Mathews-Kukla

    1991       Nancy Doris

                   Carrie Openshaw

    1992       Michi Trota

    1993       Jamie Dunn

    1994       Shilpa Gokhale

    1996       Katie Grube

                   Brittany Bohn Beagley

    1998       Kayln Miyake

                   Erika Shumate

    1999       Shilpa Rupani


    2001       Brittany Thompson

    2002       Peter Soldato

                   Katie Heun

    2004       Angela Solis

    2005       Matt Cook

                   Jessica Bollow

                   Phil Vainikos

    2006       Caitie Feigenbaum

                   Anna Heun

    2007       Michael Mirski

                   Parker Rechsteiner

    2008       Lauren Paul

                   Catherine Larrabee

    2009       Evan DeLorenzo

    2010       Zoe Briskey

    2011       Derek Rippe

    2012       Colleen O'Leary

                    Andrew Wiggin

                    Neil Outarsingh

    2013       Joelle Chiu

                   Madeline Cohen

                   Michael Flynn



    Are you interested in joining either the Alumni Council or becoming a Class Agent? Please contact Barbara Cosentino and let her know of your interest.



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