Zach Coto, a Biology PhD candidate at Boston University, will return to Oakwood to present our Annual Herzog Lecture on Friday May 3, 2019. A graduate of the class of 2010, Zach shared his journey since leaving Oakwood and gave us insight into his upcoming lecture, “Tiny Brains and Huge Societies: The Evolution of Metabolism in a System of Sterility, Division of Labor, and Collective Intelligence.”
Allison Loggins-Hull, Oakwood class of 2001, will return to campus on Friday, April 5th, 2019, to present Oakwood’s 6th annual Arts Presentation to the school community. Allison is a flutist, composer and educator with an active career performing and creating music of multiple genres. Born in Chicago, Illinois, she moved to New York at the age of 10, started playing flute shortly thereafter and was self-taught until she began formal training at the age of 15. She is one half of the critically acclaimed flute duo Flutronix, which was praised by the Wall Street Journal for being able “to redefine the instrument.” MTV recognized Flutronix for “redefining the flute and modernizing its sound by hauling it squarely into the world of popular music.”
Beth Porter ’87, Oakwood alumna and current board member, is a speaker at The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos in Switzerland. Beth will take part in the 2nd Annual TransHuman Code Meeting of the Minds Roundtable focusing on “Humans as the Fulcrum to the Internet of Everything".
Thank you to Tim and Laurel Sweeney, parents of Sean ’09, and owners of Stone Ridge Wine & Spirits, for sponsoring our 12th annual wine dinner & auction to support the Annual Fund. The event was held on January 28th at Locust Grove – Samuel Morse Historic Site, catered by Cosimo’s. It was a festive evening shared by parents, faculty, board members and guests.
The Oakwood Friends School community opened Alumni Weekend 2017 with the official launch of our solar array project. On Friday, May 12th at 2:30 pm. Board members, students, faculty, alumni, parents and guests from the larger community gathered to celebrate this landmark event in the greening of Oakwood’s campus.