Alumni News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Rashawn Dally '15 drafted to professional soccer team!

    Congratulations to Rashawn Dally '15, a senior at Quinnipiac University, who has been drafted by FC Cincinnati, a professional soccer team.  Rashawn is the first player in the history of Quinnipiac's soccer program to be selected in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft!   Watkinson is so proud of you, Rashawn!
  • Attend the Watkinson Alumni Reunion On Friday, November 2nd, 2018!

    by Alexa Miano, University of Hartford Communications Intern

    This Friday night, November 2nd from 5 to 11pm, Watkinson will be hosting an Alumni Reunion for the classes who graduated in the years ending in 3s and 8s, though all alumni are welcome to attend! Alumni can tour the campus and reminisce about their time spent at Watkinson with the Assistant Head of School John Crosson. They may also enjoy the photography exhibit and cocktail reception held in the Roberts Gallery, followed by dinner, awards, and dancing with friends. Three Watkinson alumni will be honored, Hope Lipp Hall ’88 with the Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award, and Johann Smith ’05 and Chris Brooke ’90 are going to be inducted into Watkinson’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
  • Amanda Ostrowitz '04 Sells Her Company

    If you ask any of the long-time Watkinson faculty and staff what they remember about Amanda Ostrowitz '04, they will mention her big personality, her dominance as a soccer goalie for the Lady Rams, and her perseverance.  A lifer at Watkinson, Amanda's fondest memories of her time here include playing soccer in the mud on Hupp Memorial Field. She also had some amusing and incomplete memories involving collaborating with Shardae Shipman '04 on a science project for Mr. Angle's class that involved making a bed of nails...but that seems to be a story for another day.  While at Watkinson, Amanda had her sights set on becoming a doctor; however, she laughed, "One college-level biology class and I knew that wasn't going to happen!"

Alumni at Watkinson

The following alumni work at Watkinson:
  • Jen Jandreau ’90 is an assistant in the registrar's office.
  • Jake Koteen ’98 is the institutional photographer for Watkinson. 
  • Heather Ley '85 is the media specialist and coordinator of equity and justice committee.
  • Mario Lugo '01 is head coach for boys varsity basketball 
  • Patrick Owens '10 is the assistant director of the SPHERE Summer Program at Watkinson 
  • Nile Rozie '09 coaches girls middle school soccer coach and boys middle school basketball coach 
  • Johann Smith '04 coaches soccer
  • Michelle Ward '88 is the front desk receptionist

Alumni on the Board of Trustees

  • René Rosado '83
  • Evan Berman '85
  • Katie Lukas '94
  • Pamela Del Negro '95
  • Shawnté Cox Holland '96
  • Bryan L. Obermeier '04

Trustee Emeritus
  • Hoyt Goodrich ’54

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Class Notes

  • How to Leave A Class Note

    Do you have great news you'd like to share, like a new baby, promotion, new job, won an award, wedding, etc? Send your class note to Kristen Gordon at  
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    Click the blue login button and enter your username and password. If you are logging in for the first time, your username is your full first name and your full last name with no spaces and your grad year (i.e. davidwatkinson97). Your temporary password is your home zip code. Once logged in, the system will prompt you to choose a permanent password. Click the directory tab and choose alumni from the drop down menu.  You can search by grad year, first or last name, or even by town or state.  If you have questions or need assistance using the alumni community, contact Jessica Dickens.
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