May 2017
Academy Alumni in the News

Christiana Serlé Moss '00  (pictured) was named one of the Top 10 Health Promotion Professionals by the Wellness Council of America . Also included in this month's press clippings are Don Casto '62, Bob Kirk '67, Asim Haque '98, Zach Ratcliff '12, Alice Min '13, Courtney Gittins '14, Katie Boeckman '16, Grey Harmon '16, Hirsh Hede '16, Otis Klingbeil '16, Dalton Porter '16, Lily Rizk '16, Jacob Wareti '16 and the obituaries for Bill Schoedinger '39, John Toffey '49, Dan Beggs '61Eric Brandes '67 and Megan Fields Brinner '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 Jennifer Conti at
Celebrate Bob Kirk's Coaching Retirement

After 43 years as head coach of the boys track team, Bob Kirk '67 will retire as coach after this season. Coach Kirk has guided the boys team to four state championships (1997, 1981, 2012, 2013), four state runner-up finishes (1980, 1982, 1996, 2016), nine regional titles, seven regional runner-up finishes, 22 district championships, 6 district runner-up finishes and 17 league championships. Coach Kirk was recognized during the last home meet in April. Click here to view photos of the celebration.

All alumni are invited to a celebration honoring Coach Kirk's retirement on Thursday, May 25 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Crane Outdoor Learning Center. Kindly RSVP to or (614) 509-2290. 
Susan Peck '14 Greenhouse

When Susan Peck graduated from Columbus Academy in 2014, she wasn't quite sure what the future held for her. She did know, however, that her journey from a new CA freshman to a young woman headed to Ohio State would not have been possible without the help, support and kindness of her Academy teachers and mentors. For this central reason, Susan wanted to give back to the school in a meaningful way, which she has done through the gift of a lovely Victorian-styled greenhouse. "I decided to give back to CA because I met many role models who helped shape me into a braver, more confident and open-minded adult," Susan told Head of School Melissa Soderberg during a recent campus visit. "I hope (this greenhouse) will serve as an inspiration to the CA community to learn more about sustainability and the natural world around us."
Honor Retiring Faculty

As the academic year comes to a close, Columbus Academy will say farewell to several retiring faculty members -- Nyssa Pymer, 34 years of service; John Kerr, 27 years of service; Mark Larson, 20 years of service; Jeannine Subisak, 20 years of service; Sheri Dillon, 18 years of service; and Anita Candler, 9 years of service. Alumni are invited to send notes of memories and farewell to the retiring faculty by emailing
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction

During a ceremony on April 8, Patti Zettler '98 and Emily Sinkhorn '00 became the 37th and 38th inductees into the Columbus Academy Athletic Hall of Fame for their outstanding contributions to the athletic program at Academy. Patti was introduced by former coach Anne Horton and Emily was introduced by her parents, Mark and Marty Sinkhorn. Click here to view photos from the event. To watch the acceptance speeches, click on the following links: Patti Zettler, Emily Sinkhorn.
School News

"You will see as you wander around our campus, students going and talking to teachers they had in kindergarten, which is just a novelty to me because where I came from you barely even talked to the teachers when they were teaching you, let alone years and years after." That is a quote from Dr. Andy Bezant in the latest installment of NBC4's Education Today series. According to Dr. B, building successful role modeling and mentoring into a school's culture is so important and one of Columbus Academy's strongest aspects.
Sports News
 David Barren, son of the late Mark Barren '78, was named the
 Boys Lacrosse Player of the Week in this past Saturday's Columbus Dispatch. From his attack position, David recorded 14 goals, three assists and six ground balls during a streak of four straight victories for our Vikings.
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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