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Alumni Council


Present Alumni Council Members

List of 18 frequently asked questions.

  • Edes Gilbert '49

    Personally and professionally, Edes is enjoying a full life with three “children” who make her proud, three grandchildren who are delights, as well as a career in educational consulting that is very satisfying. She has been head of two schools, Mary Institute and Spence, for a total of 22 years, after which she stated a consulting firm called Resource 175 with a couple of colleagues, including Joyce McCray. She left NYC in 2013 to live in St Louis where she is a founding trustee of a charter school for girls , and serves on the Board of Opera Theatre of St Louis. She makes her way back to NYC every couple of months. Summers find her in her beloved house on Penobscot Bay in Owls Head, Maine and she settles in to Boca Grande on Florida’s west coast for February and March. Life is full and good and she is grateful.
  • Edward Carroll '56

    Serving through 6/30/2020

    After finishing the 8th Grade at Downtown Community School, Ed entered Friends as an Upper School student in the fall of 1952 on a 4 year scholarship assembled by students and alumni. Ed's father was chosen to give the 1956 graduation address. Ed has been retired since 1995 from the Air Force (as a Lieutenant Colonel, Public Affairs Staff Officer); the U.S. International Trade Commission (as Acting Director of Public Affairs); the Baltimore City Public Schools (as a 9th grade teacher of English) and a brief career in TV broadcasting (as on-air Talent; director/producer and account executive). Ed lives in Roanoke, Virginia with his wife, Rachel. Ed is the proud father of two grown sons; one adult step son; and the grandfather of one, six year old grandson.
  • Richard Casten '59

    Serving through 6/30/19

    Richard Casten earned a B.S. from Holy Cross in 1963, and a Ph.D. from Yale University in 1967.  He had Post-doc stints in Copenhagen and the US, and went on to Brookhaven National Laboratory from 1971-1995, becoming a Senior Scientist and Nuclear Structure Group Leader in 1981. He then went to Yale in 1995 where he served as Director of the Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory until 2008.  He is currently the D. Allan Bromley Professor of Physics at Yale University.  
    Casten has been awarded many honors, including two Honorary Doctorates, the Bonner Prize in 2011 (the highest U.S. award in nuclear physics), and the Mentoring Award of the Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) of the American Physics Society for mentoring female students in 2009.  He chaired the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee to the DOE and NSF from 2003 to 2005, the DNP in 2008, and Science Advisory Committees for GSI (Germany) and for the Facility for Rare Isotopes Beams (FRIB). He is an Editor for the The Physical Review, has over 12000 literature citations and is listed in Who’s Who in the World. He asks how complex femtoscopic objects such as atomic nuclei can display astonishingly simple behavior, studying how the structure of nuclei depends on the interactions among their constituent protons and neutrons, and the development of collectivity and Quantum Phase Transitional behavior. Other interests are tennis, baseball, hiking, travel, photography, antique maps and languages. He has been to over 80 countries - most recently, the Mt. Everest Base Camp in Tibet and Antarctica.
  • Derrick Gibbs '74

    Serving through 6/30/19

    Derrick Gibbs is a seasoned attorney with expertise in condominium formations
    and real estate transactions, as well as having substantive knowledge in other
    general practice areas. From 1984-1995 he served as an Assistant Attorney
    General in the NYS Attorney General’s Office, developing expertise in public
    offerings of condominiums, cooperatives, homeowner associations and
    timeshares. In 1995 he opened the Law Office of Derrick Gibbs, representing
    clients in the following areas: formation of condominiums and cooperatives;
    residential and commercial real estate transactions; wills, and probate matters.
    Derrick has served on numerous nonprofit boards and committees including St.
    Philip’s Church Housing Corporation, Arts Horizons, and an advisory board of
    the Central Park Conservancy. He enjoys ping pong, meditation, running, and
    analysis of residential and commercial trends in NYC neighborhoods. His
    lovely wife is Joan, and his two sons are Jhordan and Dyllon (Friends alums).
  • Julie Fenster '75

    Serving through 6/30/2020

    Julie is a corporate lawyer who specializes in assisting emerging growth businesses in the digital media, marketing and advertising industries. She currently serves as SVP, Administration and General Counsel at Vibrant Media Inc., a digital adtech company. Julie started her legal career as an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, then worked as an in-house lawyer at Time Inc., and after that as general counsel at Everyday Health, an online health information services company. At times during her career, Julie has also had her own legal practice, assisting entrepreneurs in company formation and development. Julie has also been involved as a Board member of several non-profit organizations in the education and social services fields.
    After graduating from Friends, Julie earned an AB at Brown University, did graduate work at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford University and received a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. After law school, Julie clerked for Judge John MacKenzie, Chief Judge of the Eastern District of Virginia, located in Norfolk, Virginia.
    As a Friends “lifer” she is excited to be joining the Alumni Council.
  • Amanda Miller '84

    Serving through 6/30/19

    After graduating from Friends Seminary, Amanda earned a BA in Art History from Smith College in 1988. Amanda was accepted into the prestigious Bloomingdale's executive training program upon graduation and began her career in fashion retail. She progressed in her career with Bloomingdale's over seven years as a senior merchant in men’s clothing until moving to San Francisco. She changed careers and began executive recruiting with the worldwide firm Spencer Stuart, focusing on fashion/retail and consumer products. She was then recruited by Gap Inc. to lead a team of recruiters. In 2007 Amanda was recruited by Ralph Lauren to lead recruiting for the company in New York. She spent eight years as the Vice President of Talent Acquisition and Human Resources at Ralph Lauren.
    Amanda is married to Brett Miller ’83. Their son Hudson ’20 is very proud to be a “lifer.” 

    Her volunteer work for Friends has been both as a parent and an alumna. She has served as class rep for 5 years, volunteered for the annual fund, chaired the annual fund for lower school and co-chaired the auction. As an alumna, she has been a class fund agent as well as alumni reunion chair multiple years.
  • Weston Konishi '89

    Serving through 6/30/17

    Weston S. Konishi is a senior fellow at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation and a specialist in US-Japan and Asia political and diplomatic affairs. From 2015 to 2016, he was the inaugural William Reinsch Visiting Lectureship of East Asian Studies at the Johns Hopkins University. Previously, he served as the chief operating officer of Peace Winds America. From 2010 to 2013, he was director of Asia-Pacific studies at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA), where he specialized in Japan and Asia policy issues. In 2009, he served as an analyst in Asian affairs at the Congressional Research Service (CRS), authoring Japan’s Historic 2009 Elections: Implications for U.S. Interests, the first report to Congress focusing on the Democratic Party of Japan. He was also principal author of the CRS report South Korea: Its Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy Outlook. From 2007 to 2008, Weston was a Council on Foreign Relations/Hitachi International Affairs fellow in Japan, conducting research on Japanese foreign and defense policies at the Tokyo-based Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS) and the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS). From 2004 to 2007, Weston served as director of programs at the Mansfield Foundation, where he oversaw the Foundation’s exchanges, policy dialogues, research projects, and development activities. He co-authored, with Steve Clemons, the Japan chapter in Powers and Principles: International Leadership in a Shrinking World (Lexington Books) and is a contributing author in the edited volume, Strategic Yet Strained: U.S. Force Realignment in Japan and Its Effects on Okinawa (Stimson Center, 2008). From 2000 to 2008, Weston was a monthly contributing columnist on regional affairs for The Daily Yomiuri. He is a member of the United States Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (USCSCAP), the U.S.-Japan Council (USJC) and a participant in numerous leadership forums, including the Aspen Institute’s Socrates Society and the U.S.-Japan Network for the Future. Weston received his BA and MA from the International Christian University in Mitaka, Tokyo, where he was awarded a Monbusho (Ministry of Education) Scholarship. He has served as a Class Agent and co-clerk of the Friends Seminary Alumni Council.
  • Joy Rivera '91

    Serving through 6/30/18

    Joy has been a licensed social worker with a focus in the field of geriatrics for more than 15 years. She has her own geriatric care management business, Solutions for Joyful Aging, Inc. and works as part of a care management team for Health First. After graduating from Friends Seminary in 1991, she earned her BA from Wesleyan University in 1995. She went on to receive her MSW from Hunter School of Social Work in 1999. Joy has provided an array of services to seniors in residences and directed a NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community). These experiences provided Joy extensive exposure into managing complete care for seniors. She completed Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging’s two-year Geriatric Care Management Course in 2005. Following the receipt of her geriatric certification she worked for the largest Geriatric Care Management firm in NYC, Senior Bridge. In 2008, Joy opened her own practice. Joy stays active in her home community and sits on the board of directors for her co-op. Joy has served Friends as a Mentor, Reunion volunteer, coach and member of the Diversity Committee. Joy lives in Manhattan and is the parent of a Friends student, Nilah ’26.
  • Charlotte Greenough '01

    Serving through 6/30/2020

    After attending Friends Seminary for ten years, Charlotte went on to Stuyvesant High School and then earned an arts degree from the University of Michigan in 2005. While in college she became active in the Prison Creative Arts Program which teaches arts education to incarcerated youth, a non-profit she remains active with today. After graduating college she joined Elle magazine while furthering her education in fashion at Parsons and FIT to become a designer. Today Charlotte is the Design Director for the CFDA brand Milly and specializes in fully fashioned knitwear. She has designed and collaborated with a slew of elevated brands such as Morgane Le Fay, Christian Francis Roth, Anthropologie and Kate Spade.

    Charlotte is actively involved in sustainable and ethical fashion and serves on the committee for Mercado Global, in addition to several other arts charities.
  • Naledi Semela '06

    Serving through 6/30/16

    Upon completion of the Prep for Prep program, Naledi chose to attend Friends Seminary and later Colgate University. Following his graduation from Colgate in 2010, where he earned his BA in Art History and Architecture, Naledi spent several months traveling and worked for the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders program in South Africa. His career in education includes The Spence School, the NY Interschool Association and the TEAK Fellowship, where he now serves as Assistant Director of High School Programs. His service to Friends began as a student when he served as an Annual Fund Ambassador; since then, he has served as a Class Agent, Alumni Council Co-Clerk, and contributing writer to News From Friends, Friends Seminary's alumni magazine.
  • Rachel Colberg-Parseghian '07

    Serving through 6/30/2020

    Rachel graduated from Friends in 2007; a "lifer," she completed a senior project comparing Quaker education systems in different Quaker schools in the Northeast. After moving to Saint Paul, Minnesota to attend Macalester College, she started a career with Nordstrom at the Mall of America working as their corporate customer service liaison before opening their new Minnetonka store in October of 2015. Rachel recently moved back to New York City and is excited to reconnect with Friends Seminary as a member of the Alumni Council.
  • Evan Olonoff '08

    Serving through 6/30/19

    Evan Olonoff, CFA, is a member of the Global Fixed Income, Currency & Commodities (GFICC) group at J.P. Morgan. Based in New York, he is a client portfolio manager on the Global Fixed Income Insurance Solutions team and is responsible for partnering with portfolio managers to develop customized investment strategies and to communicate ongoing portfolio and macroeconomic commentary to clients. An employee with the firm since 2012, Evan previously worked as a business analyst in the Retirement group. Prior to J.P. Morgan, Evan attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), and a Minor in Classical Studies. He was a “Lifer” at Friends and enjoyed playing on the soccer and baseball teams.
  • Hugo Torres-Fetsco '11

    Serving through 6/30/2020

    Hugo Torres-Fetsco is a Senior Project Analyst at Third Bridge, serving research needs for research analyst at various New York-based Hedge Funds and Global Consulting Firms. Before joining Third Bridge in March 2015, Hugo was a student at Colgate University where he was the class of 2015 Student Council President, Vice President of the Men’s Rugby Team, a member of Konosioni Senior Honor Society, and President of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. At Friends Seminary, Hugo co-founded the Diversity Leadership Club, led the Spirit Club, and was captain of the Cross Country and Track & Field teams. Hugo served as a reunion giving coordinator after volunteering for this role for his 5th year reunion at Friends.
  • Helen Rhim ‘93 

    A lifer at Friends Seminary, Hai Jung Helen Rhim graduated with the class of 1993, when it was still possible to be a member of the 14-year club. Helen credits her years at Friends Seminary for helping inculcate the values of teamwork and community service in all aspects of her life, which she continues to lean on in her current profession as a pediatrician and educator in the Bronx. 
    Currently, Helen is a Pediatric Hospitalist at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore where she provides inpatient care to the children of the Bronx. She is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is a clinician educator and enjoys training the next generation of physicians. She is the co-clerkship Director for the Einstein pediatrics clerkship and the Program Director for the Pediatric Hospital Medicine fellowship program, and in those roles, has the opportunity to mentor and advise students and trainees in their career paths. She credits her years at Friends for instilling a love of education, which led her from Brown University, where she received her undergraduate degree, to Tufts University and Columbia University, where she received her MD and MPH degrees. She is currently earning her MHPE degree in medical education through New York University and Maastricht University.
  • Evan Pazner ‘95 

    A lifer at Friends, Evan went on to NYU earning a BA in English literature and the New School where he studied jazz performance (drums). Since 2001 Evan has been performing, touring and recording from New York City to Paris to São Paulo. After getting married and having two amazing kids Evan has continued his travels but tries to stay local when possible. Stints on and off Broadway as well as a busy private teaching scheduled have helped with that but probably not as much as his family would like. Friends has always been an important part of Evan’s life. He had some of his first performance experiences in the Meetinghouse and is forever grateful for the time and space he was given to explore and develop his love for music. His daughter now attends Friends.
  • Chris Fisher-Lochhead ‘02 

    While at Friends, Chris was deeply involved in the academic and musical life of the school. He wrote incidental music for dramatic productions, played in the pit for musicals, and performed in the jazz band and chamber music program. After graduation, he went on to study music composition at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University, from which he received his doctorate in 2016. He currently lives in Vermont and teaches at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He maintains a vibrant international career as a composer and performer.
  • Susan E. Poole ‘66

    Susan “Whitney” Poole attended Friends for two years, graduating in 1966. Although her time at Friends was brief, it had a profound impact on her and helped to shape her career in public service. She graduated with a B. A. in Liberal Studies/Public Service Management from the University of Redlands in Redlands, California. Ms. Poole is a retired Warden from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). Appointed to the position of Warden by the Governor of the state of California in September 1988, Ms. Poole served 13 years at the California Institution for Women in that capacity. She retired from CDCR in 2001 after 30 years of service.

    For the past seventeen years she has worked extensively as a Criminal Justice Consultant contracting with the National Institute of Corrections (NIC), the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the Center for Innovative Public Policy (CIPPINC), and correctional agencies in 45 plus states. As a consultant she has provided direct services to agencies in the areas of Executive Leadership Development for Women, Staff/Inmate Relations, Sexual Safety Assessments//PREA, Working with Female Offenders/Gender Responsive Practices, Institution Culture Assessment, Strategic Planning, and Managing a Multi-Generational Work Force.

    The Friends Meetinghouse and time spent there was a time for reflection and introspection. Susan’s passion for being of service to others began with her parents’ example and was nurtured and solidified during her time at Friends. .Ms. Poole has received numerous awards and recognition for her work in the community. She has dedicated most of her career to advancing the cause of women and is a passionate and caring advocate for appropriate gender responsive services for women offenders.
  • Fred Isquith ‘00

    Fred is counsel at Nussbaum Law Group where he is principally 
    responsible for antitrust, market manipulation, and commodity cases. He has 
    been involved in the field of complex litigation and class actions since 
    2009. Fred’s practice experience includes drafting and arguing 
    pre-trial motions, deposing witness (lay and expert), defending 
    depositions, and briefing memoranda of law for appellate matters in various 
    federal circuit courts.

    Fred has served on the New York County Lawyers’ Association’s Federal 
    Courts Committee and currently serves on New York City Bar Association’s 
    Antitrust and Trade Regulation Committee. He has published articles for the 
    National Association of Shareholders and Consumer Attorneys’ (“NASCAT”) 
    weekly newsletter. In 2018, Fred was named one of Superlawyers’ Rising Star 
    in the Antitrust field.

    Fred is a graduate of Cornell University, with a Bachelor of Science. He 
    also graduated from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School with a master’s in 
    public administration in 2009. He graduated from Syracuse University’s 
    College of Law with a J.D. in 2009. There he was an editor on the Journal 
    of International Law and Commerce, served on the executive board of the 
    Moot Court Honors Society, where he received a certificate for excellence 
    in the service of Society and was an elected representative to the College 
    of Law’s Judicial Board.

List of 1 frequently asked questions.

  • Past Alumni Council

    Doris Broder Korey '38
    Barbara Kugel Herne '41
    Natalie Spencer Fox '43
    Eugenie Grey Laidler '43
    Hope Franz Ligori '44
    Marion Hausner Pauck '45
    Anne Codding Tonachel '48
    Edes Powell Gilbert '49
    Jean Allen McCardell '49
    Linda Frankel Cahill '51
    Stephen Chinlund ’51 
    Elaine Wingate Conway '52
    Martha Manheim Green '52
    Peter A. Rona '52
    Laura Newton Eastham '53
    Sally Christenberry Roth '53
    Joan Brownell '54
    Gay Sourian Cropper '54
    Sara Lyons O'Neill '55
    Ellen Friendly Simon '55
    Elizabeth Stearns '55
    Merrill Cates '57
    John Schwartz '57
    David E. Wartels '57
    E. Peter Krulewitch '58
    Elizabeth Peale Allen ’60
    Peter Linden '60
    Kathryn Emmett '62
    Steve Lipmann '62
    Barbara Carey '64
    Valentine Hertz Kass '64
    Jonathan Y. Nareff '64
    Sarah Chasis '65
    Joan Hochman '65
    Harlan Hurwitz '65
    Judith Adams Anderson '66
    Howard D. Ressler '66
    Patricia L. Rosenfield '66
    Kenneth Dodge '67
    Penny Craven '68
    Floyd Katske '68
    Susan Shaw '69
    Belinda Broido '70
    Gail I. Hessol '70
    Robert Luttrell '70
    Christine DiFrancesco Bricker '71
    Mindy Fischer '71
    John Kastan '71
    Laura A. Ward '71
    Joan and Derrick Gibbs '72
    Laura Levine '72
    Jessica Amelar '73
    Lisa J. Ernest Mierop '73
    Lisa Alter '74
    Norman Feit '74
    David Hochman '74
    Sue Kaplan '74
    Ivy Baer Sherman '74
    Carolyn Ward '74
    Francesca Bruno '75
    Susan L. Cohen '75
    Marshall Heinberg '75
    David A. Hirst '75
    Cella Irvine '75
    Susan B. Kane '75
    Adam Owett '75
    Jean Ball Scheinert '75
    Marcy Wachtel '75
    Katherine A. Weil '75
    Sarah Amelar '76
    Christopher Gibbs '76
    Emily Hubley '76
    Nancy Pfeffer '76
    Scott Robbins '76
    Amy Stoller '76
    Suzanne Telsey '76
    Amy Alter Ross '77
    Deirdre Murphy Bader '77
    Suzanne Gluck '77
    Cecily Kahn '77
    Peter Moulton '77
    Debora Nash-Chapman '77
    Alvin Mack ’77
    Ruth Pomerance '77
    Helen D. Reavis '77
    Michael Selverne '77
    Sarah Chinlund Spieldenner '77
    Amy Wagner '77
    Jack H. Moore '78
    Andrew Owen '78
    Edward Brittenham '79
    Christopher Dunnaville '79
    Darcy Flanders '79
    Lois Perelson-Gross '79
    Victoria Wightman Pierce '79
    Nimia Ramos Beauchamp '79
    Kate Webb '79
    Nina Wolff Feld '80
    Karen Gross Fittinghoff '80
    Raphiel S. Hampton '80
    Tsefan T. Law '80
    Steven Lowen '80
    Harriet J. Barovick '81
    Paul Drazen '81
    Victoria Masi Pryor '81
    Patrick M. Wall '81
    Elizabeth Baer '82
    Jin Lee '82
    Sara M. Pines '82
    Marc Rachman '82
    Matthew Annenberg '83
    Julia B. Bates '83
    Martha D. Ehrenfeld '83
    Michael A. Levine '83
    Brett Miller '83
    Emily Isaacs Samuels '83
    Keith A. Smith '83
    Michele Johnson Ashley '84
    Suzanne Gottlieb Calleja '84
    Sharifa El-Okdah '84
    Katharine Emerson Hoss '84
    Rebecca Moore '84
    Juliet Mallory Rosenbaum '84
    Linda Baer '85
    Michele A. Browne '85
    Philip B. Fisher '85
    Peter Graham '85
    Rhonda E. Harrison '85
    Kim Barker Lee '85
    William Perdomo '85
    Sheafe Walker '85
    Schuyler Allen-Kalb ’86 
    Rachel Shapiro Axinn '86
    Matthew K. Breitman '86
    Nat Caldwell '86
    Gregory Cohen '86
    Laurel Reiman Henneman '86
    Molly Magid Hoagland '86
    Everett Ware '86
    Gideon Alpert '87
    Doug Budin '87
    Ellen Deutsch Diamond '87
    Lynn D. Halpern '87
    Josh Isay '87
    Robin Weiswasser Markus '87
    Leslie Werthamer Rottenberg '87
    Lisa Stone '87
    Kim K. Azzarelli '88
    Shauna Burke '88
    Nicole Darren Donnelly '88
    Bartholomew Freundlich '88
    Christine Jimenez Johnson '88
    Deborah Levitzky '88
    Alexandra Cohen Oblak '88
    Jorge Ramon '88
    Eliza Prettyleaf Siegler '88
    Isaac Solotaroff '88
    Alexandra Mairs Tart '88
    Elizabeth D. Ward-Cuprill '88
    Jordan Barowitz ’89 
    Amanda Stern '89
    Frederick D. Talton '89
    Josh Wachs '89
    Nicole C. Zissu '89
    Michael L. Bedrick '90
    Lateef F. Bost '90
    Nicole E. Davis '90
    Daphne Dufresne '90
    Alexis Donnelly Glick '90
    Amanda Peet '90
    Todd Solomon '90
    LuAnna Lemon Tardio '90
    Karen Joseph-Cherfils '91
    Oliver Freundlich '91
    Erica Fyvie '91
    Joy Rivera-Hampton '91
    Ia Robinson '91
    Michael Bachrach '92
    Cara Cibener '92
    Anna Crafton Walker '92
    Joshua Fishman '92
    Lila S. Margulies '92
    Zachary Roth '92
    Jessica Rovello '92
    Jessica Wapner '92
    Boji Wong ’92 
    Alexandra Zissu '92
    Natasha Encarnacion '93
    Sandra Jelin Plouffe '93
    Johari Makeba Massey '93
    Joshua Silver '93
    Alice Blumenthal Beckman '94
    Jodyann K. Blagrove '94
    David Cooper '94
    Emily Frangos '94
    Sara Garlick '94
    Stephanie Davis Hazelkorn '94
    Kate Krone '94
    Samantha Liebman ’94 
    Georgia Elizabeth Lindahl '94
    Kelly Kent Marin '94
    Brandon Vert Primack '94
    Elizabeth Veit '94
    Sharonda Callender Ware '94
    Benjamin Ensminger-Law '95
    Christopher Frangos '95
    Sara Lenore '95
    Margarita Melikjanian '95
    Lee Weiner '95
    Edwin Cruz '96
    David King '96
    Lynne DeSilva-Johnson '97
    Janelle Garrett '97
    Amanda Green Hull '97
    Anna Jane Grossman '98
    Kemi R. Blake '99
    Sabrina Brooks '99
    Mansita Diawara '99
    Andrew M. Laird '99
    Clementine Mallet '99
    Jacob Wolper-Gosler '99
    Max Mishler '00
    Jennifer Rothchild Rittberg '00
    Ashley Herriman '01
    Joey Shapiro '01
    Joanna Hunter August '02
    Hallie Davison '03
    Eric Obenzinger ’03
    Francesca Acocella '09
    Lauren Chin '09

    To notify Friends of additional alumni who served on the Alumni Council in the past, email the Alumni Office.


The Alumni Council's mission is to strengthen relationships among alumni and with the greater Friends Seminary community.  We strive to preserve the School's traditions, develop a vibrant partnership with the School leadership and create an open and inclusive dialogue with present and future alumni. 

Council Members serve a three-year term and nominations and applications are accepted each spring for the coming term. The Nominating Committee seeks representation across class years, gender, industries, interests and demonstrated involvement in the community. Recommendations for service will be extended in the interest of achieving this balance. For Council Meeting minutes, contact the Alumni Office

Call for Nominations:
The Alumni Council is seeking nominations and applications for service during the Fall 2019 - Spring 2022 term (3 years). Council Members are expected to attend all Council meetings (3-4 annually), to participate in the Annual Fund, and to represent the Council at a minimum of two events each academic year. Applications and nominations are due on Friday, May 31, 2019. Submit your nomination here. 
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