Wishing you a relaxing summer!
Greetings from a lushly green and serene campus! The students have departed, the geese (and their young families) have made themselves at home on the terrace overlooking the pond, the gardens are in full bloom and, in the alumni office, we are taking advantage of these quiet summer days to plan for next year. It's exciting to anticipate a return to "normal" (however that may look) and we are looking forward to hosting in-person gatherings in the coming months.
Big news from the alumni office: We are looking for a Wildcat who wants to come home! Williston is hiring an Assistant Director of Alumni Giving and Engagement. What could be more fun than working with the 15 youngest alumni classes to keep Williston connections strong? More details and the full position description can be found here, or feel free to contact me with any questions!
Jill Stern, Director of Alumni Engagement
Notes from Campus
The last weeks have been a whirlwind as restrictions on gatherings relaxed, and end of year celebrations commenced. You can find photos and news from senior dinner to commencement in our Flickr galleries and on our website.
The Board of Trustees has approved a Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, authored by Williston’s Anti-Racism Committee. View this plan on our dedicated web page, and bookmark the link to stay informed throughout the coming year with up-to-date on news on how the school is working to meet the objectives of this plan.
The Willistonian was awarded first place recognition in the American Scholastic Association’s annual contest (in the Senior High Schools 500 or fewer students category). This is a big honor and well-deserved by the dedicated staff of the paper.
Alumni News and Events
If you missed the news above...We want YOU to come and join the Advancement/Alumni Engagement team! Williston is hiring an Assistant Director of Alumni Giving and Engagement to work with the 15 youngest alumni classes to keep Williston connections strong. More details and the full position description can be found here.
Virtual Reunion 2021 was the most fun you could have on Zoom! Over 250 alumni participated in a week's worth of virtual programming from back -to-class with faculty, to class calls and wine tastings. With Reunion 2021 in the history books, the alumni office will be taking a short break from hosting to plan for next year's slate of events. We are looking forward to seeing you at a mix of virtual and in-person events. Begining in mid-August, check our alumni events page as we start to preview what's scheduled for 2021-2022! First up: Baseball! Catch a night game with us at the Hartford Yard Goats home field on August 31. Watch your emails for more details coming soon.
WillistonConnects continues to grow! It's easy to search for alumni who share your professional and personal interests, and connect at the click of a button. It takes less than five minutes to answer a few questions about your past Williston Northampton School interests and your present career to complete your profile. If you have started, but not completed your profile, we want to know why you stopped! Email email@example.com and tell us how we can make this platform work best for you!
Summer is the perfect time to make new professional connections! Activate your WillistonConnects profile and extend your network.
With over 900 members and growing, the Williston Alumni and Alumni of Color LinkedIn Groups are your go-to resources for professional contacts. In the past two weeks alone, four job oppotunities have been posted by Williston Northampton alumni! Join the group and tap into the power of your Wildcat Networks.
Our fiscal year ends on June 30 and we are grateful for your support that has enabled us to #MeetTheMoment at every turn this year. While the school year has ended, the work on campus continues. If you have not yet made your gift to the Williston Northampton Fund this year, please click below or Venmo @WillistonNorthamptonSchool. Thank you for your support of our students and faculty!