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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 2018 – 2019 Avery Coonley School Alumni Council Members:

  • The full list of our Council is as follows:
    Shilpa Gokhale, 1994, Alumni Council President
    Jessica Bollow, 2005
    Anathea Carrigan, 2018
    Matt Cook, 2005
    Ginny Corrinet, Retired Faculty
    Nancy Doris, 1991
    Madelyn Flynn, 2016
    Patricia Huebner, Honorary Trustee
    Maria Kerhulas, Retired Faculty
    Dawn Lawler, 1982
    Anna Lenhardt, Middle School Head
    R.J. Lopez, 1995
    Carissa Means, 1989
    Shilpa Rupani, 1999
    Angela Solis, 2004
    Brittany Thompson, 2001
    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. 


    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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