Pandemic Has Brought Changes to Alumni Program


Dear alumni,

I have always known that Durham Academy alumni were special, but after reading and hearing about all that DA graduates are doing to help their communities during these tough times, it makes me especially proud to be a part of this family. We are going through so many changes in our daily lives and those are also occurring within the alumni program. 

The spring is usually a time where Michael Ulku-Steiner and I travel the country reconnecting with our alumni. Now we are hosting events virtually and finding new ways to stay connected. I hope you will consider joining us at a future gathering. Our plans for the fall have changed as well. Unfortunately we are going to postpone Reunion Weekend. We will host a virtual get-together in late September to celebrate the members of classes ending in 0s and 5s. Our plan is to celebrate the classes ending in 0s, 1s, 5s and 6s in the fall of 2021. 

There will also be new leadership on the Alumni Board, as Sterling Mah Ingui ’97 will take over as president. I am very excited to have Sterling onboard and know that she will help with the growth of our alumni program. 

Although there are many changes occurring, one thing that remains the same is our mission to keep our alumni informed, connected and proud to be part of the Durham Academy family.

Stay well,

Tim McKenna
Director of Alumni Engagement