Life-changing teachers make a difference. Jessica Whilden is the epitome of a life-changing teacher who makes a difference. Thus, it is fitting that she is honored with the 2019 F. Robertson Hershey Distinguished Faculty Award.
Katie Ryan (Amick) Kantz ’98 was a “lifer” at Durham Academy, where she played field hockey and other sports passionately and was a student leader.
For Margaret Jones ’99, every day of work is “filled with promise” as she helps patients with neurologic injury to regain quality of life and independence. Her work has taken her to cities around the country, and along the way, she’s visited all 50 states.
Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery ’91, the Rev. John Hage ’94 and first-grade teacher Debbie Suggs were honored with DA’s Distinguished Alumni Award, Alumni Service Award and the Faculty and Staff Legacy Award, respectively, at the Spring Alumni Reception on April 26.
Thanks to All Who Came Out for Our Spring Alumni Gatherings!
The Durham Academy Alumni Board will honor two accomplished alumni and a beloved faculty member at its Spring Alumni Reception, set for April 26. The entire DA community is invited to celebrate the selection of Distinguished Alumni Award winner Dr. Malinda Maynor Lowery ’91; Alumni Service Award winner the Rev. John Hage ’94; and Faculty and Staff Legacy Award winner Debbie Suggs.
LaQuesa Gaillard ’06, an Atlanta-based public relations professional, is passionate about exploring nature and different cultures, and she credits Durham Academy with showing her “how amazing adventures in nature can be.”
DA Giving Day 2019 marked an astounding day of generosity! Widespread participation from all corners of the Durham Academy community — parents, faculty, staff, alumni, grandparents, parents of alumni and friends — exceeded all expectations on Tuesday.
After planning and managing vehicle launches for BMW and traveling around the world, Whitney Zimmerman ’05 is passionate about helping companies work better.
In 2018, DA held alumni events in seven different states and more than 575 alumni attended out-of-state and local events.
It’s a dream come true — he has a job that revolves around sports and has given him the chance to visit Istanbul, Manchester, Barcelona, Madrid and Mexico City, along with NBA cities all over the U.S. Gallo is a sideline reporter for the Thunder’s regional television games on Fox Sports Oklahoma; provides written and video reporting for okcthunder.com and the team’s various social platforms; and works as a producer.
Alumni had a blast reconnecting over barbecue and beer on campus Friday, and classes ending in 3s and 8s gathered for a reunion party Saturday evening at Watts Grocery.