December 2022
Academy Alumni In the News 
Jessica Anderson ’00 (pictured), president of Anderson Concrete Corporation, was recently honored as the 2022 Next Gen Leader Award recipient at the Conway Center for Family Business’ 24th Annual Family Business Awards program. The Next Gen Leader Awards recognize next generation family member employees who are leaders in their family-owned businesses and who are making impacts in the Central Ohio business community. “Family businesses are vital to the Central Ohio economy and community,” said Jill Hofmans, executive director of the Conway Center for Family Business. “Jessica recently transitioned to president of Anderson Concrete Corp. As the first female president in the company’s 100-year history and a thoughtful and visionary leader, the judges whole heartedly agreed that she deserved this award.” Also included in this month’s press clippings are alumni Avishar Barua ’05, Dr. Ben Bring ’03, Ashton Cofer ’20, Michael Corey ’01, Chloe Gouhin ’21, Annalise Grammel ’20, Jonathan Kass ’85, Malachy Sullivan ’22, Carter Warstler ’20, Hannah Wexner ’14 and Patti Zettler ’98 as well as an obituary for Tom Reed ’78.

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 Melissa Clarke Beckett at
Black Alumni Holiday Gathering on December 17
Don’t miss out on the chance to be a part of this annual tradition, creating a more connected black alumni community. Enjoy generous hors doeuvres, an open beer and wine bar, and celebrate the magic of the holiday season.
Hosted by Kevin Dubenion 78, Katie Walker 02 and Lindsey Williams 01 the event will take place on Saturday, December 17, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Morris Hall Art Gallery on Academys campus.

Please feel free to bring a friend or partner! RSVP by emailing
Last Chance to Register: Alumni Holiday Luncheon
Don't miss this great annual event! At this year's luncheon we are pleased to honor Dr. Michael B. Hallet 70 as the 2022 Distinguished Alumnus, and Scott Neal will receive the Alumni Service Award.
The event is taking place on Tuesday, December 20, at the The Grand Event Center at Grandview Yard (820 Goodale Blvd. Grandview Heights, OH 43212).
Refreshments will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch and program at noon.
To Our Generous Alumni
Every graduate’s thoughtful gift plays a critical role in supporting the countless Academy traditions and experiences we hold dear. During this season of giving, please consider a charitable gift to your alma mater to provide life-shaping educational opportunities for students today. To ensure your tax-deductible donation is counted in 2022, please give online or postmark your envelope by December 31. At this time of year, you might also consider these tax-savvy ways of giving that may be beneficial to you, including a new State of Ohio tax credit opportunity.
School News
We recently welcomed Dr. Brian Greene – theoretical physicist, New York Times bestselling author and professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University – to campus as part of our Celebration of Leadership. Dr. Greene spoke to our upper-schoolers about science phenomenon and discovery, complete with interactive visuals from his work with an award-winning NOVA miniseries (view photos). Dr. Greene then answered questions from students before spending a fun and informative evening with Annual Fund leadership donors at COSI. To read a student's account of the visit, click here.

The 19th year of Organ Day for our seventh-graders took place in early November as Dr. Andy Bezant welcomed 10 doctors to his classroom. A total of three sessions brought the entire seventh grade class through the rotation that included interacting with lungs, ankles, leg bones and much more to help educate the students on how the human body is formed and processes. Learn more and view photos from this event by clicking here.
Sports News
“I can tell you that my successful careers at both Princeton and at Harvard Business School were possible and were enhanced by my total experience at the Columbus Academy,” stated Phil Carlin ’58 when he became the 46th inductee into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame on December 3. “Anything I achieved in undergraduate and graduate school was significantly due to the foundation provided by my Academy education and experiences, so thank you Academy for what you’ve given to me.” Click on the following links to view photos, watch the ceremony and learn more about Phil's achievements.
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.