March 2019
Academy Alumni in the News

Brian Brooks '87 (pictured with his wife Dominique) was featured in CNN Business as the co-owner of E.E. Ward, America's oldest running black-owned business. Also included in this month's  press clippings  are Michael Corey '01, Kate Van Buskirk Flocken '06, Mallory Grayson '12, Barron Hall '85, Asim Haque '98, Charles Lazarus '31, John B. McCoy '61, Baylee Mueller '17, Joel Pizzuti '90, Rick Ricart '98, and Cobi Warstler '16 as well as the obituaries for Millard Cummins '54 and Ajay Koduri  '94 .   

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
Alumni Networking Reception 

Join us for the Alumni Networking Reception on Thursday, May 2, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Columbus Academy Dining Hall, where Rachel Carpenter '01 will be honored with the 2019 Young Alumni Award.
The event also features an expert panel who will discuss designing the digital customer experience as well as share their professional insights and advice for career success. Guest speakers include Rachel Carpenter '01, Global Head of Insights and Design Strategy, Citi; Ricky Joshi '97 Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Saatva; and Ryan Williams '08, Co-Founder and President, Jopwell. The panel will be moderated by Chelsea Clements '05, Website Performance Marketing Manager for Green Growth Brands. 

Registration is $10 per person. Kindly register online by April 26.
All Day 4 CA is back April 4-5

Vikings, get ready for the return of All Day 4 CA -- a day  when all Academy alumni, families and friends come  together to show their Viking pride and support. This 25- hour day of giving will launch on Thursday, April 4, at  10:00 a.m. ET with an initial match pool that will double
each dollar donated. Be All In 4 CA or show what you are  All In for: Arts, Athletics, Curricular Innovation, Faculty or  Financial Aid. Watch your inbox for more details about how
to join in this incredible day of Viking spirit, benefiting the  2018-19 Annual Fund.
Calling All Graduation Dresses 

Are you ready to part with that graduation dress? The CA Graduation Dress Program is in need of additional dresses! This program (started many years ago by a few CA moms) makes previously worn dresses available to current seniors. If you have a dress that is ready for another walk across that Commencement stage, please contact Janet Fireman and Beckie Hoagland in the Nurses Office at OR you may bring your dress to the front desk in Academy Hall.
Alumni Weekend 2019

All alumni are invited to attend Alumni Weekend, featuring reunion classes ending in 4 and 9, which will be held on  September 20-21, 2019. Alumni Weekend begins with a football game on Friday, CA community day (including sporting events and a mud run) and alumni-specific programming (think campus tours, mini-classes with beloved faculty members, junior speeches and more) on Saturday, and wrapping up with  reunion class gatherings . A detailed schedule will be announced in the upcoming months but mark your calendars now!
Golf Outing 2019

Golf Ball for Reminder
The 11th Annual Columbus Academy Golf Outing will take place on Monday,  September 16 , with a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start at Columbus 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 . Registration and sponsorship information will be announced soon.
School News

In this year's Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, 22 upper-schoolers from Columbus Academy had works recognized, including Gold Keys earned by senior Gunnar Geiger and junior Ryan Hunker! Silver Keys were awarded to seniors Keenan Bellisari, Sidney Derzon and Kayla Podgurski, juniors Shaan Arora, Sarah Edwards and Ellie Jeffers and sophomores Layton Harding and Cooper Schnitzer. Sarah and Layton also garnered Honorable Mentions along with seniors Jacob Beck, Paul Hansen, Mary Hatcher, Malcolm Klingbeil, Sophia Tidwell and Cole Walker, juniors Noelle Boltz, Riley Hennessy and Sarah Neltner, and sophomores Tsega Seleshi and Bea Sull.
Sports News

On February 13, Columbus Academy celebrated nine more seniors who were recruited and have committed to continue their academic and athletic careers on the collegiate level: Chris Boyle (football, Brown University), Deven Cobb (football, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology), Samantha Kass (swimming, Emory University), Malcolm Klingbeil (lacrosse, Bates College), Lexi Leader (lacrosse, University of Colorado), Liam McCann (cross country & track, Allegheny College), Harry Mills (track & field, Washington University in St. Louis), Dorrian Moultrie (football, Georgetown University) and Nick Rothmann (baseball, Ohio Northern University)!
Academy's boys basketball team won its fifth-straight sectional title over the weekend by defeating Wellington 77-73. Our fourth-seeded Vikes (19-4) take on #7 seed Africentric (13-10) tonight with the winner advancing to Friday night's district finals likely against top seed Harvest Prep ( view bracket ). Last month, Coach Jeff Warstler's squad claimed it's first MSL-Ohio crown since 2012 and first outright league title since 2008 by beating Whitehall 67-50 on Senior Night.
Send In Your Class Notes

We love keeping in touch with our alumni, and we want to hear all of your latest news. Let us know what's going on in your life in 2019! Here are some of the updates we are looking for:

New family additions
Big moves
New jobs
New schools, titles or degrees
Exciting trips or accomplishments
General updates

We also love pictures, so you can send those along as well. Please email them to your class agent or to Director of Alumni Relations Melissa Clarke Beckett at You can also mail them to the Alumni Office at 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, OH 43230.
Stay Connected!