When the winds of COVID-19 touched down in North Carolina, the pandemic was met by Becki Feinglos Planchard, a 2007 Durham Academy graduate who has helped navigate the waters of how to safely reopen the state’s public schools.
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.
While Cavaliers weren’t able to gather in person for what is typically a busy spring of Alumni Networking Socials, alumni enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with one another and faculty virtually!
In late April, Durham Academy alumna and University of Oxford classics professor Dr. Alison Rosenblitt ’95 reached out with a unique proposal: a trans-Atlantic Zoom master class on E. E. Cummings for Upper School English students and teachers.
The campus is quiet, as are the seven of us, bleached pale in the streetlights, revisiting every important building, every frequented study spot.
As a second year surgery resident at New York City’s Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Caitlin Finn ’10 knew she would spend a lot of time caring for patients in surgical intensive care units.
One of the most painful things to experience as a senior is losing your season prematurely. The irony of the situation is that my teammates and I received this news in the middle of practice.
I took for granted that it was all going to happen for me — the cap and gown, the sunny days, the pomp and circumstance of taking my first step into a seemingly bright future.
Whether through the arts, education, health care or food drives, Durham Academy alumni reached out to help others as COVID-19 drastically changed life around the world. Below is a roundup of the ways alumni put their varied talents to work.
The Durham Academy Alumni Board has selected two accomplished alumni and a beloved faculty member to honor with distinguished awards.
Whether through the arts, education, health care or food drives, Durham Academy alumni are reaching out to help others as COVID-19 is drastically changing life around the world. Below are just a few of the ways they are putting their varied talents to work. In next week's News & Notes, we'll feature several other alumni who are helping out in this crisis.
DA moved online on March 18. At that time, we could not have predicted the many ways in which this pandemic would affect our students, families, faculty and staff. But our mission and community remain as vibrant as ever. We have not changed who we are, just where we are.