If I could, I would call each of you personally to say hi, see how you are, hear about your journey, both personally and professionally, since you graduated, and give you an update of what is happening in my life and at your alma mater.
But given that our alumni now number 3843, I must rely on messages like this. I just hope that I am still able to convey my warm greetings and my pride in both you and your alma mater.
During my many years in this role, I have come to more fully appreciate: 1) the long-term impact that a Brentwood School education has had on so many of you. Who you are today, your love of learning which was nurtured by very special, talented and caring teachers, and what you have accomplished, both personally and professionally, are clear reflections of your experience here; and 2) that although Brentwood School may be a vastly different place than it was when you attended (a sentiment I hear quite often at alumni events and reunions), you are still very much a part of who we are as a close-knit school community because of the legacy you left as both an individual and as a member of your class. And your decision to remain connected to the school, in whatever manner you choose, and to many former classmates and teachers is greatly valued and proves true the adage, Once an Eagle, always an Eagle.
Please do keep in touch with me, with Emily Manning Ellis ’94, our Director of Alumni Relations, and with those teachers, coaches, staff members and administrators who played a significant role in your life during your years at the school. Hearing from you means a great deal to all of us. And, when you can, plan to visit the campus and to attend an alumni event. Go Eagles!