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.
Moving to China after graduating from college, 2007 Durham Academy graduate Terence Hsieh’s life is immersed in music — from directing the jazz program at the International School of Beijing and releasing his debut jazz album, to leading a pop cover band and playing keyboards, trombone and trumpet with some of China’s biggest pop singers.
As a structural engineer, Susan Easterling ’00 experiences the satisfaction of contributing to a vision becoming reality, and she’s proud to have been a part of buildings all around the Bull City — including Durham Academy’s own STEM and Humanities Center. As president of one of the few woman-owned engineering businesses in the Triangle, she strives to balance work with being mom to her two young children — and to live each day to its fullest.
A crowd of supportive family members and friends packed the lobby of Kirby Gym as seniors Anna West and Shaffer Woody officially declared their intent to play lacrosse in college on Wednesday. Around the same time, fellow Cavalier Tyler Carpenter '18 also signed to play Division I college lacrosse in a signing ceremony at Salisbury School in Connecticut, where he is completing a post-graduate year.
All seven of Durham Academy’s fall athletics teams have had a phenomenal season, which wrapped up this week with DA state championships in girls tennis and girls cross-country, and an oh-so-close runner-up finish by the boys cross-country team.
To all 559 alumni who made a gift to the 2017–2018 Durham Academy Fund, thank you! This was a year of both record participation by alumni and record dollars raised by the alumni community — a whopping $232,500.