Alumni News

Oakwood Launches 2017-2018 Annual Fund

Published Friday, December 8, 2017
Dear Friends, It’s hard for me to believe that it has been more than 16 years since I graduated from Oakwood. When I talk about my high school experience with friends and colleagues who aren’t familiar with boarding school or Quaker values, I tell them how I chose Oakwood. I found a school where I could be myself and where I could be educated
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Juan Williams '72 Returns to Present Dash Davis Social Justice Lecture

Published Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Nationally known journalist, author, political analyst and regular panelist on the Fox News Channel, alumnus Juan Williams returned to Oakwood Friends School to present the Caroline “Dash” Davis Gleiter ‘51 Lecture on Social Justice on Tuesday, May 2nd, at 2:30 pm. Now in its 13th year, this lecture series was established by classmates in
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Najah Muhammad ’10 President of the Alumni Association

Published Monday, November 13, 2017
After graduating from Oakwood, Najah joined the Alumni Council, serving throughout most of her time in college. Shortly after graduation from Emerson College in May 2014, where she received a degree in Theatre Education & Acting, Najah was nominated to become co-President of the Alumni Association along with Bill Homans ‘51. She began her term as
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Parent Dinner Supports 2017 Annual Fund

Published Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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.

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Solar Array Celebration Opens Alumni Weekend 2017

Published Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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.

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Academic Support Center and Visual Arts Benefit from Powell Fund

Published Thursday, October 19, 2017
The Powell Fund was established in 2010 with an inspirational gift from Dick Powell, class of 1968. A leadership donor to the Annual Fund over many years, Dick made the decision to endow a fund that would strengthen Oakwood’s financial position for the future while providing income to today’s needs. This year, a distribution was taken from the
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Oakwood Closes 2016-17 Annual Fund on June 30th

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Why do I give to Oakwood? Oakwood lived up to its promise to me, as it has for so many other students over so many generations: it nurtured the spirit, the scholar, the artist, and yes, the athlete within me. It turned out that the first three were easier than the last, but in the long term none of us gave up on it. I give to Oakwood for that reason: so
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The Oakwood Experience

Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017
I know from personal experience that there is a unique and clarifying transformation which happens to virtually everyone who attends Oakwood Friends School. I believe that the same is true for faculty members and staff. It started for me on a spring afternoon in 1943, when my mother and I met with Headmaster William J. Reagan at his office the
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