April 2023
Academy Alumni in the News
Patti Zettler ’98 recently earned the 2023 Early Career Distinguished Scholar Award from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she is an associate professor! Senior leadership in OSU’s Enterprise for Research, Innovation and Knowledge surprised Patti – who is a nationally recognized expert on food/drug law and policy – with the honor at a recent faculty meeting. For more alumni press clips, click on the following links.

If you have clips (either in print or on the web) to pass along for future issues, please send them to info@columbusacademy.org.
Be 1 of 1,000 Vikings!
Our goal for next weeks All Day 4 CA is simple: inspire 1,000 Vikings to come together in an awesome display of Academy spirit and support! More than just a day of giving, All Day 4 CA celebrates the bonds that exist between Academy alumni, faculty/staff, students and families. If you would like to make a donation in honor or memory of a special teacher, coach, classmate, family member or friend, we will pass along your tribute message.

Look for an email on April 20 at 10:00 a.m. EDT with the link to participate. During these vital 25 hours, each and every Viking counts, and your participation – regardless of what you can contribute – brings inspiration to all. Check out this year’s matches and challenges offered to encourage everyone to join in. If you have questions about this important day of giving benefiting the 2022-23 Annual Fund, please contact the Development Office. Thank you, and Go Vikes!
Networking Panel & Young Alumni Award Presentation
Join fellow Academy alumni, retired faculty/staff and friends on Saturday, April 29, to celebrate Sammy Levy ’01 as the 2023 Young Alumni Award recipient. There will also be an interactive panel discussion moderated by Mandy Mallot ’03 with panelists Kathleen Brumm Davenport ’01, Ph.D., and Vince Panzano ’00, Ph.D., addressing Innovations in Healthcare. Optional tours of campus will begin at 5:00 p.m. with the networking portion of the event starting at 6:00 p.m. in our campus dining hall followed by the award presentation and panel with Q&A at 6:45 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. We also have confirmed attendance from Mr. John Exline '64, Mr. Kevin Morrin and Mrs. Pat Hogan. Tickets are $15 per person, which includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and an upscale bar. Spouses, family members and friends are all welcome to attend! Event attendees must be age 21 or older. Please click here to register.
Special Screening of Alumnus' Film in Columbus
“Stargazer” – a film written and produced by Rob Ackerman ’76 – will make its Ohio debut at noon on Sunday, April 30, at the Drexel Theatre in Bexley. The movie tells the story of Cecilia Payne, a forgotten genius of science, and has already won multiple awards including Best Feature at the Berkeley Springs Film Festival. According to Rob (far left in photo): “My Academy classmate Henry Hauser ’76 and his kids Willy ’11 and Sally were essential to the production. And our lead Matt Bogart is a fellow Buckeye who graduated from Cincinnati Conservatory and went on to become a Broadway star in Jersey Boys.” To learn more, click here.
Academic Initiatives
Over 200 Academy students and families in grades 4-8 attended Math Night in our dining hall in celebration of Pi Day on March 14. Organized by Math Department Chair Katie Castle and Upper School Math Curriculum Coordinator Emily Dennett, Ph.D., students made their way around to interactive stations where they explored with math art, played problem-solving games and even enjoyed a slice of pie (view photos). And that morning, students were featured on 10TV.
Our annual Wax Museum reached its 25th year last month as third-graders portrayed historical figures for families and other students of all ages. The project begins with students choosing a biography from the library and then writing an essay about that person. Then they create a poster with highlights from that famous person’s life. It all culminates in third-graders dressing and acting as that person, coming to life when someone presses a “button” on their poster (watch video recap).
Arts & Sports Recap
Columbus Academy Student Theatre will stage “Something Rotten” as the upper school spring musical on April 27-29 (view cast list). Tickets for all three 7:30 p.m. shows in the Schoedinger Theatre are on sale for $7 by clicking here and will be available for purchase online up until two hours before each performance. Tickets will also be available to purchase at the door, and balcony seats will be reserved for in-person box office purchase only. All patrons must have their tickets printed or accessible on their phones for ushers to scan.

Our new Spring Sports Program can be viewed by clicking here. If you would like to advertise in our athletic and arts programs, please let us know by emailing info@columbusacademy.org so that details can be provided. These four publications (a yearly arts program and one for each sports season) are the only way to directly promote businesses and services to the Columbus Academy community, and advertising in all four programs comes at one convenient price!
Send In Your Class Notes

We love keeping in touch with our alumni, and we want to hear all of your latest news.

Have you recently changed your name? Moved to a new home? Been promoted? Changed your line of work? Please go to the Alumni Updates Form to share these details. Providing the school with this information will help ensure you receive reunion updates, regional event invitations and the latest news from your alma mater! 

Have you recently earned a new title or degree? Have details about an exciting trip or recent accomplishment to share? Gotten engaged or married? Added a new little Viking to your family? Please use the Class Notes Form to share these exciting life updates for inclusion in the class notes section of an upcoming edition of Academy’s Experience magazine.