At Last: Together Once Again

One of the best parts of my job is being able to engage with Durham Academy alumni throughout the country, hear about what is going on in their lives and fill them in on all the exciting happenings here at their alma mater. We have been unable to make those connections in person over the past two years, and that has made things challenging for all of us.

Spring Alumni Reception

So I felt especially grateful that we were able to gather in person on campus for the Spring Alumni Reception in late April. At that event — held in Smith Hall in the recently completed Upper School STEM & Humanities Center — we honored longtime DA maintenance foreman Randy Baker with the Faculty and Staff Legacy Award, recognizing the tremendous impact he has made in his 41 years of service. We also presented the Distinguished Alumni Award to Dr. Bradley Hardy ’98 in recognition of all he is doing in the world of economics.

This in-person event served as a kick-off to what promises to be an action-packed year for the Durham Academy alumni community. We look forward to celebrating classes ending in 0, 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 during Homecoming weekend, Sept. 23 and 24, 2022. And Head of School Michael Ulku-Steiner and I will be hitting the road this fall to host regional events throughout the country. Be on the lookout for those dates and locations (make sure we have correct contact information for you and your alumni family members at

As always, we would love to offer you a tour of campus when you are in town, so please let me know when your travels bring you to the Bull City. A lot has changed in the last couple of years! I look forward to seeing you soon.

Go Cavs!

Tim McKenna

Director of Alumni Philanthropy & Engagement


Save the Date for the Athletic Hall of Fame

Join us on Friday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m., in Kirby Gym as we welcome a new class to the Durham Academy Athletic Hall of Fame of Fame during halftime of the varsity boys basketball game vs. Charlotte Latin School.

  • Tom Beischer ʼ87
  • Joe and Ann Carole Moylan (posthumous)
  • Cha'Mia Rothwell ʼ16
  • Adrianne Soo ʼ09
  • Erika Streck Cerwin ʼ98
  • Justin Warren ʼ15

Learn more about the honorees.