Welcome, home Alumni!

From the start of Friends Academy in 1876 to the present day, we are more than 4,200 Friends Academy Alumni strong—you are part of that important legacy.

A Connected Community of 4,200+

With alumni living just beyond our doors on Duck Pond Road, throughout the United States, and abroad in countries such as Australia, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, India, and beyond, Friends Academy Alumni are making an impact in communities around the globe.  Our goals are to provide updates on the latest news from Friends Academy and to encourage alumni involvement in the life of the school. We hope that you will connect with us directly – by: 

  • Attending an event
  • Stopping by campus
  • Taking on a volunteer role, and more!
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Our robust and involved Alumni Association wants to hear from you and your ideas for connecting with each other, former teachers, and Friends Academy.

Alumni Association

Welcome to the Friends Academy Alumni Association.  The Alumni Association and its board serve as a resource- by connecting alumni in the US and abroad, by providing networking opportunities, by offering continuing education and much more. 


Peter Stein ’79 

Vice President

Penelope Wylie Mayer ’75


Thomas Pascarella ’95


Alumni Board Members

Pamela Bebry '05

Alana Teutonico Brock '94

Emily Brown '06

Barbara Shoen Brundige '63

Laura Dilimetin '83 

Garrett Dooley '05

Elisabeth Dillof Dreizen '78

Thomas Hawkins '78

Brett Hochberg '09

Caroline Johansen '10

Margaret Keats '79

Alexandra Kelly '06

Katie Koufakis DeSvastich '07

Cristen Koufakis '09

John Koufakis '10

Alek Kucich '13

Hayley Kucich '03

Salwa Touma '01

Alexandra Wasp Loveless '01

Lauren Putter Menzin '81

Hadley Mongell '01

Danielle Farrell O'Kane '06

Rebecca Pacchiano '07

Shayna Farrell Rafter '05

Heather Tilton Rubinstein '01

Lauren Russo '09

Jennifer Tytel '05

Ellen Field Greene '82

Would you like to participate on the Alumni Board? Please contact Director of Advancement, Kevin Barry at kevin_barry@fa.org for more information.

Yearbook Archive

Access our Yearbook Archive at:


All yearbook PDFs are password protected. Friends Academy Alumni can contact the Alumni Office, alumni@fa.org to obtain the password to access individual yearbooks.

Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Award

At Friends we prepare our students to be citizens with strong minds and kind hearts, people who lead by example. Each year Friends Academy presents the Distinguished Alumni Award to someone who has let his/her life speak. It is our hope that others will find the recipient’s life inspirational and will be motivated to devote themselves to a life of service. 

Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

1990     Robert Albertson ’45  

1991     Frederick Willits ’30 

1992     Saidie Scudder ’24 

1994     Esther Hicks Emory ’19 

1995     Leon Rushmore ’27 

1996     Victoria Baum Bjorklund ’70 

1997     Evette Beckett-Tuggle ’74 

1998     Angela Van Rynbach ‘65

1999     Elisabeth Salzhauer Axel ’83 

2000     Stephen Mills ’77 

2001     Donald Smith ’44 

2002     Diana Dickson Wittmer ‘67

2003     Kathleen Catapano ’95 

2004     Elizabeth Keefer ‘66

2005     Warren Titus ‘44

2006     Peter Darbee ’71 

2007     James Greene ’74 

2008     Thomas Carter ’59 

2009     John Gambling ’69 

2010     Susan Stein Danoff ’60 

2011     Peter Galbraith ’56 

2012     Barbara Boyle Weaner ’73 

2013     Marja Brandon ’79 

2014     Sharon McGee Crary ’89 

2015     Paul Hand ’68 

2016     Laurence Corash ’61 

2017     Todd Jacobson ’93 

2018     William M. Wicker ’67

2019     Michele Pistone '82

2020     Peter Stein '79

2021     Andrew Menzin '81

2022     Aisha K. Mix '91

Alumni Association Award

For the past several years, the Friends Academy Alumni Association has presented its Alumni Association Award to a graduate of distinction. The board has continued a theme that this award be presented to a member of the 50th reunion Class, and it is the highest honor given by the Alumni Association each year. Members of the 50th reunion class are invited to nominate classmates by sharing unselfish acts of kindness or special accomplishments; note that criteria is left purposefully non-specific to allow for the myriad of ways that “distinction” can be defined. 

Alumni Association Award Winners

2009     Donald Pollitt ’34 

2010     Ward Burian ’54 

2011     Craig White ’61 

2012     Vincent Van Brunt ’62 

2013     William Sugden ’63 

2014     Lesley Birkett Jacobs ’64 

2015     Angela Van Rynbach ’65 

2016     Nancy Rauch Douzinas ’66 

2017     Diana Dickson-Witmer ’67 

2018     Lesley Graham ’68 

2019     Margaret Whitney Shiels '52

Stay connected!

Please let us know how you would like to be involved. We want to hear from you – we want to know where you are and hear about what is happening in your life.  We look forward to seeing you on campus or in your city. In the meantime, thank you for visiting us online, and we hope to connect with you soon!

– The Alumni Office

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