August 2017
Academy Alumni in the News

Maher Latif '12  (pictured) is working to improve transportation options for refugees in Columbus. Also included in this month's press clippings are Brian Brooks '87, Donald Brown '90, Jim Merkel '92, Zach Doran '00, Michael Corey '01, Sam Levy '01, Stephanie Iannarino '05, Will King '16, Kami Tibbles '17 and the obituary for Thomas Bonnell '51.

If you have clips (either in print or on the web) to pass along for future issues, please send them to Director of Alumni Relations Jennifer Conti at
9th Annual Golf Outing

Hit the greens to support financial aid at Columbus Academy!

The Columbus Academy community is invited to participate in the 9th Annual Columbus Academy Golf Outing being held on Monday, September 18 at Jefferson Country Club. The golf outing is designed to benefit financial aid in memory of George N. Corey, former Board of Trustees president and father of Michael Corey '01.

The outing will start at 1:00 p.m. , followed by a casual gathering at the clubhouse.

Click here for registration and sponsorship opportunities. We'll see you on the greens!

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Reunion Weekend 2017

Columbus Academy welcomes back alumni with classes ending in 2 or 7 to celebrate Reunion Weekend on October 27-28, 2017. Alumni who are not celebrating a reunion are encouraged to attend the weekend festivities as well. View the schedule of events below. Click here to RSVP online and view complete details. 

Friday, October 27
3:45 pm.....Reunion Registration
4:00 pm.....Campus Tours
5:00 pm.....Welcome Back Reception with current/retired faculty & staff
7:00 pm.....Vikings vs. Grandview Heights Varsity Football

Saturday, October 28
9:00 am.....Golden Alumni Breakfast at the Head of School's home
Various.......Individual Class Gatherings
Advertise in the 2017-18 Sports Programs

The Parents' Association of Columbus Academy (PACA) publishes three sports programs each school year. The program contains CA sports information, seasonal pictures of CA sports teams and listings of local businesses that support our student athletes and our CA community. This publication will reach more than 700 families, will be placed in many office waiting rooms and will be considered a keepsake by many student athletes. The advertising opportunities include a quarter-page ad for $300, a half-page ad for $500 or a full-page ad for $800 (all black-and-white). If interested in advertising in the program, contact PACA Sports Program Chair Mark Poulin at or 614-370-6488 by August 10. 
School News

Among our new faculty and staff, Columbus Academy welcomes new division leadership in Lower, Middle and Upper Schools. Mark Hansen began work in July as the Head of Lower School, having moved to Columbus from Copenhagen International School where he was the primary school principal. Interim Head of Middle School Bob McGrath began work at Columbus Academy in May. Pascal Losambe is our new Upper School Dean of Students.
Sports News
Columbus Academy ninth-grader Chloe Gouhin won a national title in fencing for her age group at the 2017 USA Fencing National Championships in Salt Lake City last month. According to a recent article about her accomplishments, Chloe's ultimate goal is to qualify for the 2020 or 2024 Summer Olympics, which means she might be competing on the world stage before she even graduates from Columbus Academy!
Our golfers won the 2017 Columbus Academy Shootout yesterday at the Columbus Country Club by 20 strokes over second-place Bexley in a 14-team field! Academy senior Cole Walter was individual medalist with a 69, and the Vikes' team score was an impressive 291. Earlier in the week, sophomore Ali Khan earned medalist honors by carding a 70 at the Fairfield Federal Fidelity Invitational. To view preseason photos from all of our fall programs, click on the following links: Gallery 1 (football), Gallery 2 (girls soccer, tennis and field hockey), Gallery 3 (golf, cross country, volleyball and boys soccer).
Send In Your Class Notes

If you have news and/or photos for the Fall 2017 issue of  Academy magazine, please email them to your class agent or to Director of Alumni Relations  Jennifer Conti at or mail them to the Alumni Office at 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, OH 43230.
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